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Hartke 5000 & 7000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RJS, May 18, 2002.


  1. RJS

    RJS

    May 12, 2002
    A question for all the Hartke head usere out there.

    Are either of these two amps bridgeable? I'm assuming that the 350/240 watts per side listed (on the 7000) is for bi-amping, or running full range (parralell?). In a two cab set-up that would give 350/240 per cab either full ranged or bi-amped. But what if I'm only using one 8 ohm cab?
    Do I just use one of the amps, or can I bridge the two. I'm torn between getting either the 3500, 5000, or 7000. Not sure which way to go yet. Any info would help.


    RJS
     
  2. Jodaka

    Jodaka

    Jun 28, 2001
    Riverview, FL
    here's the deal - i believe that hartke used to make a 2500 that was 250 watts @ 4 ohms, 170 watts @ 8 ohms (i know you didn't ask about the 2500). the 3500 is 350 watts @ 4 ohms, 240 watts @ 8 ohms.

    the 5000 head is 250 per side @ 4, 170 per side @ 8 (2500 + 2500 = 5000). the 7000 is 350 per side @ 4, 240 per side @ 8 (3500 + 3500 = 7000).

    as you know, i have the 3500. in retrospect, i'd rather have bought the 7000, because it's bi-ampable, but that's me. if you have a 4.5xl, for instance, it's rated 400 watts @ 8 ohms. if that's you're only cab, the 5000 and the 7000 aren't worth the bucks, since you're obviously not going to run 1 cab on 2 sides.

    hope this helps (and make sense)...

    jdkh
     
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    get a gk head maybe the 1000rb or the 800rb