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Hartke NAMM 2017: HD500 Bass Combo

18 Jan 2017

Newest HD Series Model Packs 500W, 2 x 10” HyDrive Speakers at 35lb


ANAHEIM, CA – NAMM 2017, Booth #6900 / Hall A  Hartke, an industry leader in bass amplification, today announces its HD500 Bass Combo, the latest addition to the brand’s popular HD Series. The high-powered, lightweight HD500 Bass Combo packs two 10” Hartke patented HyDrive speakers with rare earth neodymium magnets, a 500-watt Class D amplifier into a sleek enclosure weighing only 35 pounds. The HD500 provides exceptional bass tone to any rehearsal, stage or studio and will be available August 2017.

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 use of rare earth neodymium magnets helps to maintain lightweight portability without sacrificing any of the legendary Hartke attack.

The HD500 includes a selectable Shape control that can be used to activate a specialized preset EQ curve designed to improve tone through selective boosts and attenuations across the frequency range. The adjacent variable Shape filter, as well as a 3-band EQ, provides further tone customization. Available August 2017 for $599.99.

HD500 Features:

  • Lightweight Class D combo amplifier that weighs 35lb
  • 500 watts of power
  • Two 10” HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Top-mounted control panel
  • Hartke’s Shape EQ knob with variable filter
  • 3-band (Bass, Mid, Treble) EQ
  • XLR direct output
  • 1⁄4″ headphone output
  • 1⁄4″ bass input
  • Perforated steel grille
  • Molded strap carry handle

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Hartke revolutionized bass amplification in 1985 when founder Larry Hartke created a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. Since then, Hartke has developed a wide range of amplifier and speaker models for various instruments, and has introduced their unique sound to a whole new generation of musicians from all genres. Their success can be attributed to Hartke’s reputation for quality and excellence, making them one of the largest producers of bass amplification in the world.

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