What's with the Hartke transporter series??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bluefishgd, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. bluefishgd

    bluefishgd Guest

    Oct 26, 2002
    Rhode Island
    Everywhere i go i see the Hartke 410TP. When i turn on comedy central, all the bands have the hartke cab. When i watch SNL, all the bassists use the hartke 410 cabinet. So are these cabs just worth their weight in gold or what? they have to be pretty good if all these pros us them over ampeg and swr. Anyone own one of these cabs? how great are they????
  2. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Hartke makes several different models with aluminum cone 10's.

    The Transporter series uses cheaper speakers in a sealed cabinet made of thinner material, than the rest of their line up. They are lighter, and make less volume and less low end than Hartke's other more expensive boxes.

    Hartke products were "the thing to have" a few years ago.
  3. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I must admit I look at them for a little while, JUST BECAUSE OF THE BRIGHT SHINY CONES!!!! :crying:
  4. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Hartke Cabinets were very popular a few years ago. The Aluminum cones are brighter than paper cones. They also sound like they react a little faster. The extra clarity and punch makes for a good bass monitor.

    If you look at most new 4x10s on the market, they use a tweeter or a horn for the highs. This is to compensate for the lack of highs in 10s.
    Tweeters are harsher than paper cones and more efficient, thus the need for an attenuator to lower the volume of the horn in Cabinets.

    I started to notice more horns/tweeters on Bass Cabs in the Late 80s, Early 90s - about the same time that Hartke cabs became popular. I even purchased a Hartke cab in the Early 90s. They are good for onstage volume.
  5. string_dean

    string_dean Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    Saluki Country
    I like my Hartke Transporters. While I'm sure they don't sound as good as the more expensive Hartke line, for playing in small venues they provide a good stage volume/monitor bass sound, as redneck said. They also have a bit of high end zing to them, and that is the sound I am after. But I really like the cabs at the end of the night, they are sooooo light. If your band is at each others throats, you don't have to ask the pissed off drummer "give me a hand with this"! :D