Hartke Introduces HD508 Bass Combo
NAMM 2019: Hartke Introduces HD508 Bass Combo, Offering 500 Watts of Class D Power Via Four 8” Patented HyDrive Speakers
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.
- Lightweight Class D combo amplifier that weighs 49lbs
- 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
The Hartke HD508 will be available for sale at major MI retailers for $699.99 starting in May 2019.