Hartke, an industry leader in bass amplification, introduces the HD508 Bass Combo, the latest addition to the popular HD Series, at NAMM 2019. Packing four 8” Hartke patented HyDrive speakers and a 500-watt Class D amplifier into a sleek enclosure weighing only 49 pounds, the HD508 provides exceptional bass tone to any rehearsal, stage or studio.
Iconic HyDrive Design
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. 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.
Power and Portability
Beyond the impeccable tone of the HyDrive speakers, the HD508 offers tremendous power in a highly-portable design. Its lightweight Class D amplifier produces a room shaking 500 watts of power capable of filling any rehearsal space, recording studio or performance venue. And weighing just 49 pounds in all, the HD508 can be easily transported via its molded strap carry handle, metal side carry handles or removable casters.
The HD508 includes a selectable Shape circuit that allows you to dial in a specialized EQ curve designed to improve tone through selective boosts and cuts across the frequency range. Additionally, a 3-band EQ provides further customization options.
The Hartke HD508 will be available for sale at major MI retailers for $699.99 starting in May 2019.
Hartke revolutionized bass amplification in 1984 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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