Great sound, but blos easy
I'ts tough to write this review because these speakers do sound amazing...... when they work. The first time I turned these up in our practice space, our jaws dropped. It's got phenomenal low end, just as advertised.
BUT!!! DO NOT buy this if you use analog gear.The Thump15 is just not built for that kind of load.
I was running a DSI Tempest Analog Drum Machine into a mixer (signal in was only reaching half way), then Main Outs to the speakers - with instrument cables. The speakers were turned up just under 3/4 of the way and I completely blew out one of the speakers during our first practice.
Maybe I lost track of the low end on my machine, I'm not exactly sure how I broke it. But I do know it wasn't too loud, and so it didn't take much.
Luckily SweetWater was excellent about getting me a replacement speaker.
Just a week later though I already damaged my one other remaining speaker at a show. This second one was just outside of the warranty. It's not ruined, just lost a bit of low and end and sounds like crackling paper when it really low lows. Even after ripping the first one, I was still surprised to have damaged this one.
I think maybe 1,000 watts is just too much for this type of speaker. Agin, I never turned these up past 3/4 of the way, and that was enough to absolutly destroy one of them. So I think it's just poor design. 1,000 watts is a great selling point. That's a big part of why I bought them. I feel tricked.
Complaints aside, the quality really is out of this world. So much so, that I'm actually going to repair my broken speaker and buy a better mixer with a built in compressor, Just to help minimize the chanced of ripping these again. I'm willing to take the risk for such amazing sound quality.
So if your a DJ who's careful with their gear- these are amazing! Go for it. You will not find a better sound, especially if you want to avoid hauling around a sub.
But for fellow basement dwelling, electronic musicians- Steer clear! It's just too risky.