Hartke with Ampeg??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rich37, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. I currently have a Hartke 5000 amp(500W RMS)
    Will it sound oke with a ampeg SVT410HLF(500W RMS)
    Has anybody tried this?

    GRTZ Richard
  2. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    It's only 250 watts perside, so you might wanna get two separate Ampeg 2x10 cabs or a 2x10 and 1x15.
  3. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Oh yea and thats 250 watts for two 4 ohm cabinets if they're both 8 thats 170 watts...
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Can't he bridge the amp?
  5. I have played many hours using a Hartke 4000 head and an Ampeg 410HLF and 210 cab. Honestly, i really didn't like it at all. The head just kept clipping with my Spector bass. Before the studio put in the Hartke head, he had an old Trace Elliot head that was wonderful and could handle my bass, and do it at louder volumes as well. So personally, and mind you, this is my opinion, i would either get cabs from someone else, or replace the head. That or get the Pro series Ampeg cabs.
  6. No, it's not only 250W per side.
    There is a bi-amp mode(250w) on the amp and a mono mode(500W)
    I will use it in the mono mode, there is a switch on the backside of the amp to change this.
    The amp runs on 4 or 8 ohms.