Introduced earlier this year, Hartke’s new HD500 Bass Combo is now shipping. The 35-pound combo is loaded with a pair of their HyDrive 10-inch drivers for 500 watts of power.
“The HD500 features Hartke’s patented HyDrive speakers that transformed speaker technology by blending paper and aluminum materials into a speaker cone that produces an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that can’t be attained by traditional all-paper cones,” the company explains. “The use of rare earth neodymium magnets helps to maintain lightweight portability without sacrificing any of the legendary Hartke attack.”
Its preamp section features a 3-band EQ plus a Shape knob that dials in a preset EQ curve. The HD500 has an XLR direct output as well as a 1/8-inch auxiliary input and a 1/4-inch headphone output. It is shipping now for $599.99.
Hartke HD500 Bass Combo Amp Features:
|Lightweight Class D combo amplifier|
|500 watts of power|
|Two 10″ HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers|
|Top-mounted control panel|
|Hartke’s Shape EQ knob with variable filter|
|3-band (Bass, Mid, Treble) EQ|
|XLR direct output|
|1/8″ stereo Aux input|
|1⁄4″ headphone output|
|1⁄4″ bass input|
|Perforated steel grille|
|Molded strap carry handle|