Hartke Announces the HD508 Bass Combo Amp

Hartke HD508 Bass ComboHartke 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
Effects loop
Perforated steel grille
Molded strap carry handle
Two metal side carry handles
Four removable casters included

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