Hicksville, NY (July 25, 2017) -- Since 1984, when founder Larry Hartke custom-built the very first 8x10 bass cabinet with aluminum speakers for Jaco Pastorius, Hartke has been known for advancing speaker design for bass players. Ten years ago, Hartke introduced the HyDrive Series Bass Cabinets, which featured a brand-new type of speaker that combined paper and aluminum into a single speaker cone. This patented new design was celebrated for faithfully reproducing the sound of bass guitars without coloring the tone.
Today, to celebrate HyDrive’s 10th Anniversary, Hartke is introducing the HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets (HD112, HD115, HD210, HD410 models), a major update to the HyDrive design. The enhanced HyDrive speakers, along with exceptional power handling and optimized cabinet construction, solidify Hartke’s new HD Series as the perfect choice for modern, demanding bass players.
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 outside curved, Kevlar®-loaded paper cone delivers a smooth, even response with a deep tone, while the inner straight, anodized aluminum cone produces highly accurate, distortion-free output.
Further Your Sound
The HyDrive HD cabinets provide unrivaled depth and clarity. The new double-roll, curvilinear surround limits the drivers from over excursion, while providing a smooth mid-band response. The result is a clean, full tone with the clear fundamentals of each note, as well as natural overtones for further defined sound.
Built to Project and Perform
The updated and optimized ferrite magnet assembly and steel chassis design deliver a maximum power-to-weight ratio to each of the HyDrive HD cabinets. In addition, the enclosures themselves are constructed of high-quality plywood with extensive bracing and dado joints, making them rigid, yet lightweight for superior projection and true sonic clarity. Their black perforated steel grilles add to an already strong, sleek look.
The HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets will be available for sale at most major CE and musical instrument retailers in the U.S. at the following prices:
- HD112: $399.99
- HD115: $599.99
- HD210: $499.99
- HD410: $699.99
- Power Handling: HD112: 300W RMS, HD115: 500W RMS, HD210: 500W RMS, HD410: 1000W RMS
- LF Speaker(s): HD112: 12" paper/aluminum driver; HD115: 15" paper/aluminum driver; HD210: 2 x 10" paper/aluminum drivers; HD410: 4 x 10" paper/aluminum drivers
- HF Speaker (All): 1" HF driver w/ 3-position level control
- Inputs (All): 2 x Twist & Lock, 2 x 1/4" (wired in parallel)
- Cabinet Construction (All): Plywood, extensive bracing, dado joinery
- Grille (All): Black perforated steel
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