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hartke vx3500???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassbob03, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. bassbob03


    Jan 31, 2005
    im lookin for an amp i can use at small to medium gigs
    and i dont know much about amps
    i like the hartke vx3500 its a 4x10 and thats just about what im lookin for,
    i can only go for about 700 bucks
    is 350 watts and 78db very good its 699.99 and i need a second opinion

    another question what exactly does a driver do (hope i dont sound ignorant but...) what is the diffrence between paper cone drivers and what ever other drivers are made out of??/

  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    The amp portion of that combo is the infamous Hartke 3500..350 watts into 4 ohms, solid state and tube preamps, bass and treble contour controls, graphic eq and an onboard compressor. Hartke's been making them for a long time and they sound very good (to my ears).

    The speaker cabinet part is a 4 ohm version of the Hartke VX410, their new budget line of bass cabinets with paper cone speakers.

    Hartke is known for their Aluminum cone speakers which have a "unique" tone to them. You either love 'em or hate 'em...

    The cone of a loudspeaker can be made from a number of different materials...paper is the most common. Other materials are aluminum, polyproplyene (plastic) and even titanium (allegedly).

    The word "driver" is used for a number of things...when we use the word here, we're usually talking about the woofer part of our loudspeaker system. The loudspeaker is an electro-mechanical device that converts electrical energy from your amp's output to acoustic energy (aka sound) and heat.

    Hope this helps...
  3. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    If it is an option, Carvin has their "Cyclops" combo amp on sale for $699.00. This amp features a 600 watt power section, three eq stages, compression, noise gate, 1x15", 2x8" and a horn driver. I haven't heard the Hartke but I own a Cyclops and love its power, tone and versatility. Just a thought.
  4. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD

    and would still save 100 bucks. Much better than the Hartke.