Replacing speakers on Hartke 410

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by westkoots, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. westkoots


    Jan 14, 2013
    Wondering what speaker anyone might recommend to replace a blown one on my 400w Hartke 410.Head is GK 700RB 480w.
  2. A Hartke speaker. Putting some other speaker in there is not a great idea. They really need to be matched, to each other as well as to the cabinet.
    Larry will probably be along soon to help.
  3. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Just call Hartke and order a replacement speaker. Alternately you can check around on Ebay and find what your looking for as well. I didn't see any on a quick check though, just the 5" mid/high drivers.
  4. Hi.

    +1 for Hartke.

    They're cheap(ish) and work well with the remaining ones.

    Assuming the cone hasn't disintegrated to smithereens, have You inspected the dust-cap?

    IMLE 9 out of 10 "blown" (intact ;)) Hartke speakers have just a detached dust-caps to produce that horrible sound.

  5. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area

    This was my experience way back in the day with my two Hartke 410 cabs. Over time, the dust caps on several of the speakers began to come unglued from the speaker. Fixed this myself and all was good. You may want to closely inspect them for any sign of lifting around the dust cap's edge before resigning the speaker as blown, as it will produce a sound very similar to a blown speaker (buzzing/distortion sound).

    If a replacement is in order - definitely another Hartke speaker, as others have stated.
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  6. CaseyJ


    Jul 28, 2016
    Ok, I am having this exact problem. I was about to take my Hartke 4x10 4.5 xl to sweetwater to get fixed ( and pay a lot). How does one attach the dust cap back to the speaker?
  7. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    I applied some contact cement (contact adhesive) on the back of the dust cap around edge, placed it back in its original position and gave the glue time to set up.

    Like new and they never came off again - the cabs were eventually sold about 2-3yrs after the repair.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
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  8. CaseyJ


    Jul 28, 2016
    Ok here is the update. I took the grill off, inspected all the drivers and found no separation? I am kind of at a loss.
  9. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    It's sounding like you may have a truly blown driver (s). There are DIY methods to test for speaker damage or a trip to a repair shop may be in order.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
  10. Razman


    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    My local speaker repair guru said that aluminum recone kits aren't available from Hartke, so you'll need to order another driver. It's one reason I'm hesitant to invest in my own Hartke cabs, although I like them, and have never blown a driver myself.

  11. Hartke cabinets are usually pretty cheap used. Just buy another, or raid it for speakers.
  12. CaseyJ


    Jul 28, 2016
    I am taking it to Sweetwater this Friday to get fixed. Its an older USA made 4x10 4.5 XL that came with the issue, when I bought it used. I know how this cab sounds when properly working, so I don't mind spending a little on it. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Thank you Stingray69.
  13. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Hopefully they can get you fixed up right away. Hartke drivers are priced pretty reasonably by comparison to other brands, hopefully labor won't be too much. And yes, the cabs sound great!

    Best of luck!