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  • Power:
    Passive Input, -10db Padded Active Inpit
    XLR, Dual Speaker, Effects Loop
    EQ / Controls:
    Graphic EQ, High/Low Pass Filter,

Recent Reviews

  1. IOA_Bassist
    "Fantastic starter amp"
    Build Quality:
    Pros - Cheap affordable, great sounding, good eq
    Cons - only 250 watts, felt like i out grow it quickly after playing some bigger shows, not a lot of tonal variety
    The Hartke HA2500 was my first amp I had for shows after a string of very inexpensive practice amps! I remember getting it and the rack ears, racking it up feeling like a pro! Also had the matching 4x10 cab!

    The EQ was also amazing, i was also a fan of the compression after I knew what that was!

    The only downside to this amp is that its 250 watts and after playing a few shows and practices i realised id need something with a bit more power to keep up with the guitars and be heard over the kit, I still have this amp today as a backup!

    All in on really good reliable and fairly priced amp and great for someone that is just getting into gigging!
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  1. faceless_master
    This is an ok head, and decent as a first step up from practice combos. I'm running mine into an Acoustic B115. Sound is good, if a little sterile. Graphic EQ is very effective.

    Power-wise it keeps up at jams, but doesn't seem to like being pushed.

    Mine has had several problems with shorts in the past, but the company has been very good about servicing the unit at no charge. But now that the problems are cropping up again (a partial short in the passive input this time), I'm looking to upgrade to a Fender Rumble 500 instead of fixing it yet again, as I want something more reliable with more power and personality.