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Hartke HD112 HyDrive

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jezuse01, Aug 16, 2017.


  1. jezuse01

    jezuse01

    May 25, 2012
    Austin TX
    • Is there any difference other than the color of the Hartke HD112 from the HX112 hydrive cabs?
    • HD112-Front-Straight-2fae820f5f3e1a5c303250f891288876. HyDrive_HX112_straight_clipped-fa85a6bcb70dd3c1b7603928e6b4d36f.
     
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  2. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    HX has selectable impedance between 4 and 8 ohms
     
  3. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  4. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Plus the HX is a few pounds lighter. I've only played the HX so I can't speak for the HD. The HX was a nice light little cab, but not alot of bottom end for my taste.
     
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  5. jezuse01

    jezuse01

    May 25, 2012
    Austin TX
    Screenshot_20170816-152434. maybe I'm wrong..
     
  6. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    The cutaway drawings of the drivers makes me think the HD models have ceramic magnets.

    I could be wrong though...

    Edit> HD driver has stamped steel frame instead of cast aluminum.
     
  7. You're not wrong.
     
  8. I've been curious about this as well. I have a pair of the HX 112s and love them. Only problem I have is the Tolex rips very easily.
     
  9. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    The HD's have a Ferrite magnet vs. Neo

    The HD's paper cone has been reinforced with Kevlar vs paper alone

    The HD's have a steel chassis vs. aluminum

    The HD's = 50Hz–17kHz vs. 30Hz–17kHz frequency response (10" speakers)

    The HD's = 35Hz–17kHz vs. 41Hz–17kHz frequency response (12" speaker)

    The Hd's = 45Hz–17kHz vs. 20Hz–17kHz frequency response (15" speaker)
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
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  10. jezuse01

    jezuse01

    May 25, 2012
    Austin TX
    Nice response... thanks
     
  11. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Hartke HD vs HX.

    I have check the hartke KB15 /KB12 and NEW HD500 combo driver spec , all of them use Neo magnet and have same structure like higher grade HX's driver.
    For the price, i think KB15/12 and HD500 is worth for money.

    But , at my local GC, HX 112/410 price is cheaper than HD 112/410 !
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  12. jezuse01

    jezuse01

    May 25, 2012
    Austin TX
    Well I just pulled the trigger on one hd112..should get it this week... hopefully get to try it out this weekend..
     
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  13. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Here is the reply from Hartke.

    Screenshot_2017-10-25-12-44-43-839_com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail.
     
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  14. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Massena NY
    So, do the combos use the same drivers as the full size cabs?
     
  15. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Massena NY
    A hd212 cab would be very tempting, if it were ever made. Vertical alignment, of course.
     
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  16. Liam Wald

    Liam Wald Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    California Coast
    I bought three of these cabs (HD112) a couple of months ago and I am really happy with them.
    They sound great. Super quick and articulate with plenty of gut pounding bottom end and the ability to cut through the mix.
    I use one, two, or three of them depending on the venue and the band that I am playing with.
    Powered with a mesa D-800 (switchable to 2 ohms) they command authority yet remain very musical.
     
  17. Liam Wald

    Liam Wald Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    California Coast
    Has your experience with these cabs been as positive as mine? (see post above).
     
  18. jezuse01

    jezuse01

    May 25, 2012
    Austin TX
    Well...its kind of a mixed bag.. I tried it in a small club at 4 ohms..on a stand..and I could barely hear it. Them I tried it paired with a pair of 2 x10 s and it sounded great..but the 210 cab I have is heavey as heck! I think that if I got another one ..it would probably be perfect.. still in testing tho..
     
  19. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    What's holding in the drivers on the HD? Wood screws or threaded inserts?
     

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