Hartke AK410 Any experiences?

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  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Small music store quite a bit aways have these for less than $300
    At 40lbs less than the peavey i was looking at these have my attention.
    Would love to hear some experiences with them.
    Are they tight,muddy,mid shy, mid boost,boomy,punchy,bright,
    etc.?
     
  2. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Hmmm
    Thought id hear something by now.
     
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    $300 would be a steal for this cab. It's warm, rich, plenty of lows... Did you know AK stands for Ampeg Killer? :)
     
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  6. LiquidMidnight

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    I never gigged one, but I think the ones I've played sounded great. They definitely nail the punchy, mid-forward, sealed tone. They're pretty warm cabs, IME.

    I used to have a HyDrive 4x10, which is the hybrid speaker cousin of the AK. The HyDrive sounded great, but the speakers overexerted way too easily with a tube amp. I don't know if the AKs do as well (if you were planning on pairing it with tubes).
     
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    I tried one of these in the store with an LH1000 head and I really liked the sound of it. Very warm but clear sounding. I was really impressed how easy it was to get a good sound out of the Hartke head. Couple of minor turns on the EQ knobs and bang, it was there. I am really thinking about the LH1000 / AK410 set up now and am interested if anybody else has any feedback on these cabs.

    The AK115 is ported but the AK410 is sealed. Store didn't have a 115 to compare.

    300 sounds like a good deal to me.
     
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    I sent him a pm earlier, but all of you have echoed exactly my experiences. Sounds like a consensus for once in the amp forum!
     
  9. Ric5

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    Pretty much every Hartke amp that I have played through has been good quality and good tone.
     

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