Hartke first revolutionised the world of bass amplification in 1985 with the creation of a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with far broader dynamics than had ever been heard before.
Since then, Hartke have introduced a complete line of bass gear, and introduced the Hartke sound to a whole new generation of bass players. Hartke’s success can be attributed to a long history of inspiring world-class musicians with their innovative bass speaker technology.
Hartke HyDrive transducers represent a genuine and revolutionary improvement in bass speaker technology with a major leap forward, fusing paper and aluminum in a roadworthy speaker design that is arguably more robust and efficient than anything else currently available.
With Hartke’s HyDrive series, you have the best of both worlds: the warm tone of traditional paper cones and the clear, punchy attack of aluminum. HyDrive’s patented Hybrid Cone Technology produces a speaker that uses an outside paper cone to push a warm, deep low frequency and an inner aluminum cone that produces mids and highs that cut, yet still remain sweet and ear friendly.
One of the most important advances with the HyDrive speaker is its power-to-weight ratio. A HyDrive speaker weighs 40% less than traditional speakers and delivers 250 watts for the highest power-to-weight ratio of any bass speaker available. But the innovation runs even deeper. Because of its cast aluminum frame and neodymium magnets, HyDrive speakers operate cooler and deliver more reliable power handling at peak performance.
The Hartke HyDrive 210C Combo Bass Guitar Amplifier…
During the development of the new Hartke HyDrive combos, all of the crucial aspects that go into designing an exceptional bass combo were intensely considered by both HyDrive engineers and professional bass virtuoso Stu Hamm. Of course you need enough power to ensure you’re heard amidst a band in live performance applications, not to mention the importance of roadworthy durability to guarantee your amp can withstand the trials of heavy gigging. Combine these two factors with advanced tone-shaping capabilities and seamless performance and you have the Hartke HyDrive 210c bass combo.
The Hartke HyDrive 210c bass combo houses 2 x 10-inch 150 watt HyDrive neodymium hybrid cone drivers and offers 250 watts of clean linear power. A massive Digital toroidial transformer and internal protection circuitry help protect the amplifier and speaker, allowing the 210c the ability to handle virtually any passive or active bass with plenty of power and headroom.
The importance of designing a durable bass combo cannot be understated.
The Hartke design brief demanded that the Hartke HyDrive 210c bass combo would stand up to a heavy regime of touring and playing, so along with the cuttting edge technology, only the highest quality plywood, extensive bracing and dado joinery have been utilised. Also included are a Heavy Duty vinyl covering, a steel grill and steel corners to be certain thatb you have the best protection when you’re on the road.
The Hartke HyDrive 210c bass combo also utilises the original Kickback™ design, allowing for better projection in live performance situations. As a result, this combo is not only resilient, but also aesthetically gripping, providing a visual stage presence that is contemporary yet elegantly classic…funny how its been copied by virtually every other Bass Amp manufacturer…it must be true that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
The ability to completely control and sculpt your sound is greatly enhanced by Hartke Shape Control and Bass Attack Overdrive. 7-band EQ plus bass and treble shelving provide you with an assortment of options for shaping your tone to meet any standard of bass playing in any genre of music. This combination of revolutionary engineering and innovative design results in the most versatile bass combo on the market.