hartke transporter cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    hi to you all!
    i'd like to have more info about the hartke transporter serie 210 cab. which is a good price? is there anybody who owns and uses this?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The maximum SPL is only 116 dB!!

    This is too quiet! And the speakers are known to blow pretty easily.
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    As a Hartke owner myself, I implore you DO NOT get a transporter-series cabinet. They are very cheaply made, tend to rattle and buzz, and have very low power ratings.

    If you are absolutely set on getting a Hartke cabinet, save-up the few extra bucks for the XL series.
  4. td1368


    Jan 9, 2001
    What is SPL? and what would be a good rating?
    Just curious.
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    SPL = Sound Pressure Level, typically measured as the number of decibels @ 1 meter @ 1 watt. An objective measure of speaker "loudness". I don't know what's standard for a 2x10.
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    the 2x10 tp is garbage, dont waste your money, they dont get much bottom end, and couldnt cut through a stick of melted butter let alone a mix.
  7. Can't say for the Transporter 210, but I've been using a 1 x 15 transporter with a 210XL. I was very happy with my sound until I blew my 1 x 15. (this was definitely my fault - I was driving it with an amp more powerful than the cabs could cope with).

    The Transporters are definitely not so robust - that's why they're so light. I wouldn't have used either of the above cabs on their own - but biamped, they gave me a sound I liked.

    The Eden 210 I've tried recently gives a much more substantial sound than the Hartke 210XL, but then it's a lot more expensive.... also physically bigger and a lot heavier.

    The only rattles I've ever heard were sorted by tightening the screws that hold the speakers in. I don't know if this happens with many cabs, but in the 6 or so years I've gigged with this set up, I've had to tighten the screws a couple of times... they've been a good buy as far as I'm concerned!
  8. LakLnd5

    LakLnd5 Guest

    Oct 5, 2001
    Chicago, Il, USA
    I totally agree. I've got a Transporter 4x10 that has a weird inconsistent buzz that I can't seem to find a cause for. And I'm not really happy with the overall sound. Kinda loose in the the low mids. Don't get one.