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Hartke 405 ("Bright Box" thing)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Apr 12, 2006.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Does anyone know about this thing? I've done a google search, came up with one review and a Supreme Court case (unrelated).

    I'm not really interested in buying one, but it seems like the Hartke version of the Trace Bright Box. I couldn't find a picture. Anyone?
     
  2. flash99

    flash99

    Jun 8, 2005
    New York City
    Those came and went fast. It had 4 5" speakers from what I remember. I don't think I ever heard one.
     
  3. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Well, this is the best I can do for you:

    5f_1.

    405XL
    UNIQUE HIGH-FREQUENCY CABINET DESIGN
    FOUR HARTKE 5" ALUMINIUM-CONE HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS
    POWER HANDLING: 240 WATTS @ 8 OHMS
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 2kHz TO 14 kHz
    SENSITIVITY: 95 dB @ 1 W/1 m
    PASSIVE CROSSOVER @ 2 kHz
    VOICE COIL: 1"
    MAGNET WEIGHT: 5 OZ.
    PARALLEL 1/4" INPUTS
    DIMENSIONS: 8" (H) x 24" (W) x 15" (D)
    WEIGHT: 30 LB.
     
  4. ingo62

    ingo62

    Mar 15, 2005
    Emden, Germany
    Hi,
    I bought one on german ebay last year and sold it a couple of weeks later..
    Did nothing for me, not loud enough!
    One good horn will do better.

    Greetz
    Ingo
     
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I bid on one of those on ebay a while back (around the time that I picked up my Trace Bright Box). It looked like a similar concept, but as I recall, the two outside drivers were angled out.

    Tom.
     
  6. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Interesting, did these have aluminum or paper cones in them?
     
  7. :smug:
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    There is one of these up for sale on bassgear.com right now. :)
     
  9. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I saw that before I made the thread - I think it has been relisted. Interesting thing. You going for it, Tom? You could do the A/B that no one asked for - Hartke v. TE "bright boxes."
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I wasn't going to, but when you put it that way... :p
     

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