Hartke Announces the HD508 Bass Combo Amp
Hartke has introduced the HD508, a bass combo amp that dishes out 500 watts via four of the company’s 8-inch HyDrive speakers.
“HyDrive speakers feature carefully crafted paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers. The hybrid makeup delivers an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that cannot be attained by traditional all-paper bass speakers,” Hartke says. “The HD508 packs four 8” HyDrive speakers into a single cabinet, creating a combined cone area larger than that of a 15” speaker and is able to reproduce a wider audio range than a single 15.”
The design also utilizes a Class D power section to keep the weight down to just 49 pounds. Removable casters, a molded strap carry handle, and metal side carry handles further ease transportation.
The HD508’s controls are top-mounted. Its preamp has a 3-band EQ plus a Shape control. “[The] selectable Shape circuit allows you to dial in a specialized EQ curve designed to improve tone through selective boosts and cuts across the frequency range,” they explain. Other features include an XLR direct output, an aux input, a headphone output, and an effects loop.
The Hartke HD508 was debuted at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show and will be shipping in May with a street price of $699.99.
Hartke HD508 Bass Combo Features:
|Lightweight Class D combo amplifier that weighs 49 lbs|
|500 watts of power|
|Four 8″ 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|
|Two metal side carry handles|
|Four removable casters included|