head Hartke 2500 or 3000 what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jabba, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Jabba


    Mar 11, 2005
    of course I know
    2500 means 250 W and 3000 it's 300 W
    but what else?
  2. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Not to be a wiseguy, but a better question would be "what's the same"?

    The 2500 has a 10 band graphic EQ, tube emulation and compression.

    The 3000 has a 4 band fixed EQ, shape circuit and pre/post direct outs.
  3. If your interested in Hartke "only" Why arn't you looking at the HA3500? just curious................
  4. protoz


    Nov 30, 2000
    Or even a used 5000. I found one of those for $350
  5. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Supporting Member

    The 3000 is a solid state head, and the 2500 is a hybrid with a selectable tube or Solid State preamp and a Solid State Power amp. The 3000 has much more in the way of patching options, and is a very different sounding head than the 2500. The 2500 has the 10 band Graphic EQ and Bass and Treble controls, where the 3000 has a 4 band EQ with 2 bands of Parametric Mid EQ.
    I'd advise you to try them both and see which one suits you best.

  6. Yes......And I mentioned this before that about a month ago "Sam Ash" droped the price in the HA3500 to $319.00 then after a few day's it was back to $449.00...got lucky I guess...:)
  7. Jabba


    Mar 11, 2005
    How much does it cost in UK or Germany? I mean H3500.
    Some uk or deutsch online shop links please