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I am considering buying a Hartke 410 cabinet. It has Aluminum cone
speakers and I was wondering if anybody could tell me the pros and cons
of Aluminum cones. Also, does anyone have an opinion about the 410XL
Vs. 410TP.

Thanks.

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I have had a 410 XL for about 5 years and think it is a great cabinet.
They keep getting cheaper, too. The aluminum cones make for a very birght
sound, although there is plenty of low end as wel (better than some 15s).
The only con that I have heard of is that you shouldn't play the speakers
when they are cold, but let them warm up to room temp. Don't really know
much about it, just what the store guy told me.

I wouldn't bother with a 410 TP. They sound pretty weak. If I had it all
to do over again, I'd get the 4.5 cab. It is less than I paid for my 410
and is supposed to have an extended range.

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Sekhar Tangirala wrote:
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> I am considering buying a Hartke 410 cabinet. It has Aluminum cone
> speakers and I was wondering if anybody could tell me the pros and cons
> of Aluminum cones. Also, does anyone have an opinion about the 410XL
> Vs. 410TP.
>
> Thanks.
>
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I have been using the Hartke 410XL professionally for the last 6 years
and it is still going strong...I highly recommend it. I have also used
it in several outdoor shows in sub zero temps and have experienced no
problems, I am not sure that there is any reason to warm them up.

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If your playing professionally then make sure your tech has extra speakers
in his bag of tricks or better yet get a spare cabinet...joe music store guy
in most towns dosn't stock replacements for em and if your stuck on "your
sound" you'll be in trouble.

Artistically speaking..they sound cool as shit!!!!..I wouldn't be caught
dead playing in sub zero temps(or expose my bass to that) so I don't know
about the warm up thingy.
Oh tech boy....did you read that manual? Was there a manual? Wheres my
bass!?!? I feel a groove being born!

"Hot summer nights...." I love a solid E string groove!
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Sekhar Tangirala wrote:
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> I am considering buying a Hartke 410 cabinet. It has Aluminum cone
> speakers and I was wondering if anybody could tell me the pros and cons
> of Aluminum cones. Also, does anyone have an opinion about the 410XL
> Vs. 410TP.
>
> Thanks.
>
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I used to have Hartke 210XL and 215XL cabs. They sounded great, but
trying to get a new 15" speaker was a major hassle. Hartke wouldn't
just send me a new speaker... I had to send my blown one to them first
so they could recone it (the first one took 3 months). If you get
Hartke, don't bother with the TP series... the speakers aren't as good
as the XL series.

In any case, I liked the sound of the Hartke's (very clear... even on
the low end), but not the service. FWIW, I got an Ampeg 410HLF as a
replacement and it has a warm yet punchy tone.

Dave
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I think the whole discussion of speaker cone material is a little banal
at times. I have found that you do want to have a stiff, light, dampened cone
material, but all these kevlar, fiberglass or composite cones don't make much
of a difference. Some poeple say that they think that metal, e.g. aluminum,
magnesium, coned driver sound harsh, or have a ringing sound to them, but in my
experience, that is a false statement. The woofers are treated with a
dampening material. A treated paper cone is still one of the best kinds, and
it has been around the longest. The whole point of this is not to get caught
up in marketing B.S. like "transient Response", because a different cone
material does not , in my experience, have any sharper transients.
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I've never used 'em, though I've played through 'em. I don't like the
sound -- kind of bright and brittle. But it works for some people.

But the real reason I'll never by Hartke is the number of ex-Hartke
users I know. And they all switched to something else for the same
reason: reliability. The aluminum-cone cabinets, in particular, have a
reputation for dying when transported in cold weather and then played at
room temperature.

In article <[email protected]> on Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:36:03 -0500 Sekhar Tangirala ([email protected]) wrote:
: I am considering buying a Hartke 410 cabinet. It has Aluminum cone
: speakers and I was wondering if anybody could tell me the pros and cons
: of Aluminum cones. Also, does anyone have an opinion about the 410XL
: Vs. 410TP.

: Thanks.

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I've heard mixed things about them. I have heard that except for the fact
that they are aluminum, they aren't much better than paper cone speakers.
The sound of the hartke cones are...metallic. However, if you ever have
to play in a rainy place where transporting amps in and out of the rain is
necessary, aluminum cones don't get damaged. I personally think that SWR
and Trace Elliots are better.

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Not so! The Hartke had the nicest mellowest sound of all the amps I tried
(took MY BASS with me). fender, and all the rest were not as mellow.

>
>I've heard mixed things about them. I have heard that except for the fact
>that they are aluminum, they aren't much better than paper cone speakers.
>The sound of the hartke cones are...metallic.

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john chang-eun cha <[email protected]> writes:
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>I've heard mixed things about them. I have heard that except for the fact
>that they are aluminum, they aren't much better than paper cone speakers.

Better is a pretty subjective thing. They definitely are NOT tougher.
(think of cigarette foil vs. thick cardboard)

>The sound of the hartke cones are...metallic.

I beg to differ. They sound quite clean. Wanna buy mine, BTW?

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> >I've heard mixed things about them. I have heard that except for the fact
> >that they are aluminum, they aren't much better than paper cone speakers.
>
> Better is a pretty subjective thing. They definitely are NOT tougher.
> (think of cigarette foil vs. thick cardboard)

The aluminum cone speakers are subject to metal fatigue ( microscopic cracks that
propagate when the speaker is stressed ). If you push them too hard for too long,
they will completely shread between the cone and the coil. Not a pretty sight. I
have heard many, many cases of people blowing their Hartke speakers and relatively
few cases of blowing others. I wouldn't rely on a Hartke cabinet at a gig if you
paid me.

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Not a pretty sight. I
>have heard many, many cases of people blowing their Hartke speakers and
relatively few cases of blowing others. I wouldn't rely on a Hartke cabinet
at a gig if you paid me.
>
> Dave


Well Dave I've got some disturbing news for you: People ARE paying me and
lots of others for gigs, BTW +/- 2 times a week in wich I 'm pushing the
utmost out of my Hartke 410 XL.

Never had 1 problem(!) so it must be in the way you use your gear.

Bootsy

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Coupla things, Bootsy.

1. He's stating his opinion, which he is entitled to do (after all, he
and the rest of us were asked, hm?), so there is no need to be insulting.

2. He never said he shreaded gear. He said he had seen it happen and,
from the sound of it, on more than one occasion.

3. I'm so glad you are proud of your 2 night a week gig. I wish I got
that much time off when I was gigging hard (188 gigs in 35 weeks, 5 sets
a night), so calm down and take the smart-ass edge off. No matter what,
there's always someone else out here that's done more than you (or me).

4. I too have seen Hartke drivers shread (no, not mine, I wouldn't own
one) and Hartke amps blow. I too have the impression that Hartke gear in
general tends to fry or otherwise not work more often than many other
brands. There are worse, though. I freely admit this was not a
scientific statistical sampling. It is an impression.

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> Well Dave I've got some disturbing news for you: People ARE paying me and
> lots of others for gigs, BTW +/- 2 times a week in wich I 'm pushing the
> utmost out of my Hartke 410 XL.
>
> Never had 1 problem(!) so it must be in the way you use your gear.

Could be. I play very agressively and with a low B string. Although, I stopped
using the Hartke for anything other than a practice amp a long time ago. It was one
of the first models from when they first came out. Maybe the drivers weren't made
as well back then.

Regardless, that cabinet has been nothing but a total pain in the ass for me. You
want it? $150 with one blown speaker.

Dave

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In article <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Jun 1998 22:31:02 +0200 Breeuw ([email protected]) wrote:

: Dave J.G. heeft geschreven in bericht <[email protected]>...
: Not a pretty sight. I
: >have heard many, many cases of people blowing their Hartke speakers and
: relatively few cases of blowing others. I wouldn't rely on a Hartke cabinet
: at a gig if you paid me.
: >
: > Dave


: Well Dave I've got some disturbing news for you: People ARE paying me and


: lots of others for gigs, BTW +/- 2 times a week in wich I 'm pushing the
: utmost out of my Hartke 410 XL.

: Never had 1 problem(!) so it must be in the way you use your gear.

Sorry, no. You may be doing alright, but I've met far too many
ex-Hartke users to call it anything but luck. Almost all of them
replaced their Hartke equipment with SWR, GK, Eden or Ampeg because of
problems with reliability. A few just decided they didn't like the
sound.

The problems were definitely not isolated to the speaker cabinets
either. I've heard complaints about the heads ranging from cold solder
joints to simply burning them up.

I was lucky, I ran into these people before I bought any Hartke
equipment.

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> 1. He's stating his opinion, which he is entitled to do (after all, he
> and the rest of us were asked, hm?), so there is no need to be insulting.

Thanks for the defense. However, I understand how someone would get a little miffed
if someone had insulted their gear. He's probably a decent guy even though his tone
( no pun intended ) was a little insulting.



> 2. He never said he shreaded gear. He said he had seen it happen and,
> from the sound of it, on more than one occasion.

Actually, I have blown 3 of the speakers in my cabinet. I had two of them fixed but
I was so sick of the damn thing I didn't bother getting the other one fixed and
just used it as a practice amp. I picked up a Trace Elliot 18 which had the bottom
for my low-B and had a remarkable amount of high-end too. Shortly after I got my
Hartke, I had heard of people blowing speakers in those things. I then saw it for
myself. =8^O

> brands. There are worse, though. I freely admit this was not a
> scientific statistical sampling. It is an impression.

It was a scientific statistical sampling ... with an error margin of +/- 100%. :-)

We've all had our say. I didn't mean to get anyone pissed at me and I don't want
anybody to get pissed at anyone else. I was just expressing my observations and
frustrations that I had with that amp. The thing that gets me about it is that it
wasn't even my idea to get it. My guitarist wanted me to have some high-end gear
and thought that the 410XL was the 'thing' to get. I spent 5 years paying him back
for it and regretted it the whole time. I liked my humungous Jaco-like Acoustic
cabinet. I wouldn't want to run into one of those in a dark alley.

We're all bassists here we should get along, right? It's not like he's a drummer or
something. :-p ( just kidding )

Dave

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Not that I want to get involved in any flames, but I did have an experience with a
Hartke cab and I'll give my two cents.

This was about 2 years ago. I was at Manny's or Sam Ash on 48th street in Manhattan
and I hooked into the Hartke
410. After about 10 seconds the cone started fluttering violently and the noise coming
from the cab made one of the
guys there run over and turn it off. I never looked at a Hartke cab after that.

In fairness to Hartke, though, it's been a couple of years. They might have solved
problems like this a long time ago.

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Heart to Hartke: Talking speakers, Jaco Pastorius and Cellphones with Larry Hartke

What’s that noise? It’s the sound of Larry Hartke’s mobile phone ringing, for the 14,000th time in two years. You’ve seen the ads, now listen to the man.

In a move which would be regarded as insanity in any industry other than the world of bass which we know and love, Larry Hartke put his personal cellphone number into adverts run in Bass Player and other magazines just under two years ago. “That’s his genuine US cellphone!” ran the wording on the ads, and although many readers expected it to be some corporate joke, confirmation soon ran through the bass scene like wildfire that yes, it was Larry’s actual mobile number and yes, that he actually does pick it up for a chat. Every single time.

Larry, founder of the renowned Hartke firm, inventor of the company’s trademark aluminum-cone speaker and owner of the second most famous moustache in the bass industry after Jeff Berlin, isn’t like other people. For starters, most of us wouldn’t devote seven days a week chatting to anyone who happened to play bass, at the expense of time with family, friends and colleagues. Not only that: few of us choose to star in our own internet TV series as a way of promoting our business. Hartke does both of those things, getting into close contact with thousands of fans like a one-man call center and broadcasting the Life With Larry series on Myspace. And all while running a business and launching new products, such as the hybrid paper/aluminum HyDrive speakers which arrived in shops recently.

This is a man with much to tell us, clearly. Phone him up and after two rings, you too can hear him say, “Larry Hartke speaking”…

Aren’t you going crazy after nearly two years of answering the phone?

No. I thought I might, but I never did. I’ve got so used to it that I love it. I only switch the phone off when I go to bed, but even then not until late. If I’m sitting there eating a sandwich after I come home from a club, I’ll be talking to some bass player from somewhere in the world. I’ve had nearly 14,000 calls in the last year and a half, and it’s a very nice community.

How many phones do you carry around?

I have two. One is for my family, and endorsees, and whoever needs to speak to me on business, and then I have the ‘ad phone’, which is the number you see in the Hartke ads. But I’m on the ad phone more often than I am with my family.

Do you get any mischief callers?

The amount of prank calls is astonishingly low. In the beginning I had some hang-up calls from people who were just seeing if it was real, but that doesn’t really happen any more. Anyway, some of those prank calls are funny as hell – “You ugly asshole, why did you put your picture in the magazine so we have to see your face?” Some of it’s pretty funny! It’s usually good-natured, like they’ve got together with their buddies and they’re gonna call up just for fun.

Do people say ‘Larry, is it really you?’ and refuse to believe that it really is you?

Oh God, I have to go through that, absolutely. But it’s great – you just have to warm people up. And these aren’t Hartke sales calls, either: anyone who’s called me will tell you that. I’m more interested in what they’re up to. I ask them what instruments they play, what the scene is like where they live, about their bands. I check out each and every band. Anyone in the US who is willing to give me their name and address – and they almost always are – gets a free set of Hartke bass strings.

All those thousands of sets of strings must be costing you a fair bit.

Yeah, but it makes them into friends. They get an autographed picture of me too. What I didn’t realize, though, is that people would get the strings and call me back to thank me – so the number of calls has doubled!

Do people hear about the free strings from their buddies, phone you up and say ‘I don’t want to talk to you, just send me the free strings’?

I thought that might happen – that people would tell 10 of their friends to call up for the free strings – but it really hasn’t happened. Like I said, the bass community is a really nice community. 

Do some of the callers drone on for ages and you have to politely bring the conversation to a close?

You know, I’ve learned not to rush anybody. I’m not in a hurry. Most of the calls are five to 10 minutes, but sometimes much longer. When someone has nothing to say, it takes a long time to find that out.

Surely being on the phone all the time must have consequences for your daily life?

This is seven days a week. It’s changed my life. People always call me just when I’m leaving the house, too, so when I do leave the house I forget everything I was gonna take with me. I can rarely drive my car, too – my wife has to drive because she’s tired of me pulling over every two blocks to answer the phone.

You don’t have hands-free?

No, I do it all through my cellphone in the normal way. Even a hands-free conversation isn’t safe when you’re driving a car. There’s laws against that here. Anyway, I have to concentrate on the call and take down information.

Will you just keep doing this for the foreseeable future?

Yeah – as long as people want to keep talking. I handle service calls too – you know, people call and say ‘My amp fell over and all the knobs fell off’ and I take care of them. All kinds of stuff comes in, and it keeps you directly on the front line and in touch with your customers all over. Amazing things happen – celebrities call, people on tourbuses call and you end up with a relationship. It’s a real grass-roots type of thing.

Isn’t it mentally and physically exhausting?

The only time it gets like that is if I’m at a trade show, like NAMM or something. On those days I’ll actually turn the phone off – and then I’m facing 70 or 80 calls on voicemail and I have to get back to people. I do get back to them all, too – the longest you’ll ever have to wait to hear back from me is about 10 days. No matter what’s going on, if it’s at all possible, I answer the phone.

What if you’re in an important business meeting?

Even then, I’ll let the guys sit there and wait while I take the call. I did the stats for the first year, and it came out that I spent 13 40-hour weeks on the phone – without lunch breaks.

What if you’re in the bath?

There have been some strange moments like that. I’ve sat at the kitchen table in my underwear, eating a meatball sandwich and talking to some bass player from Sweden or somewhere. Just picture that next time you see the ad, all right?

What if you’re enjoying an intimate moment with Mrs Hartke?

Ah – in that situation, I might just make a point of turning the phone off!

How did you come up with the idea in the first place?

I was in an advertising meeting, and for a joke I said ‘Let’s put my cellphone number in the ad!’ and everyone laughed – and then said, ‘Er, could we?’ I said, ‘Um… OK!’ and that was it.

Isn’t it tough to run a company if you’re on the phone all the time?

It can be a little difficult. But if you make your customers your priority, and you dedicate yourself to that – in an insane way, some might say – it seems to work. This is a lifestyle. It’s not like I go home at five o’clock like other people do. It’s a wonderful job to have, actually.

You also ask people to send you their music, don’t you?

I realized that what people want is to have someone – anyone! – listen to their music. So in the next set of ads, I said ‘Send me your music’. I got something like 10,000 CDs and website links and Myspace pages from people. Listening to that does take up a lot of time, and I’ve never quite caught up with it, but I’ve got new endorsees out of it.

There’s some really good stuff out there. I thought it would be easy: I thought that eight out of 10 things wouldn’t be that good – but it’s more like eight out of 10 things are that good. The next crazy thing I thought of was the Life With Larry TV show – a reality sit-commercial, as I call it. It’s filmed in a real bar, with the actual guys who own it. It’s been very, very successful – and a fun way to introduce a new product rather than just using a picture of somebody with their arm around a stack.

Your HyDrive speakers have just come out, talking of new products.

They were over three years in the making. I won’t blame that on the phone calls, it was just an engineering thing. It took a while to get it the way we wanted it. The idea was to combine the best sounds of those two materials. We were skeptical about how it was going to come out, because I’m a total aluminum man, but it was very successful early on. We could hear what was going to happen.

How did you come up with the idea of aluminum cones in the first place?

Well, I’m going back to the early 70s now. I was working as an apprentice in the hi-fi industry with some very important people, and we were working with all kinds of different speaker materials. Later, I was making home hi-fi and studio monitors with aluminum, and when I met Jaco Pastorius he said, ‘These sound great – can you make me a bass cabinet?’ And so I did. I used an Ampeg SVT cabinet, and made the cone myself, because I was a machinist, too. In fact, I made the first 12,000 Hartke cones myself before I taught anybody else how to do it.

Reckon you could still knock one out nowadays?

I absolutely could, it’s like riding a bicycle. You never forget it! There were a lot of copies from other manufacturers early on. They changed this and that, but they always fell on their faces, thank goodness.

What was Jaco like?

He was wonderful to me, just a really creative guy. You know, he was up and down a lot, with the mood-swings and all that, but I was never subject to any ‘bad Jaco’ ever. Just the fun Jaco. We’d head out to town in New York, and we’d go straight into any place that had music coming out of it. He’d walk up to the stage and say, ‘I’m Jaco, give me your bass!’ Sometimes they’d say, ‘I don’t know who you are – you’re not taking my bass’. He was a pretty energetic guy! I still have Jaco’s cabinet, by the way. It’s Hartke’s first cabinet and Jaco’s last one. It sits here in my house as a silent testimony, with a plaque on it saying ‘Made for Jaco in 1984’.

How long did it take for Hartke to become a successful business?

It really went quickly. Right after I made the Jaco cabinet, people started beating a path to the door for equipment – right through the 80s. It was a very small company, but at one point we had an overseas list [of distributors] which was absolutely silly.

It sounds like life is good, Larry.

Yeah – but with many interruptions! 

Sours: https://www.guitarworld.com/features/heart-to-hartke-talking-speakers-jaco-pastorius-and-cellphones-with-larry-hartke
Hartke 410XL V2 Bass Cabinet Overview

Hartke Celebrates 10 Years of HyDrive Speaker Technology with Improved HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets

Bass amplification specialist, Hartke (part of Samson Technologies) released the HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets, with four models featuring an enhanced version of Hartke’s patented HyDrive Speaker Technology of paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers. The drivers feature outside curved, Kevlar-loaded paper cones with an inner straight, anodized aluminum section, now featuring a new double-roll, curvilinear surround that limits the drivers from over excursion, an updated ferrite magnet assembly and steel chassis design.
 

Since 1984, when founder Larry Hartke custom-built the very first 8x10 bass cabinet with aluminum speakers for Jaco Pastorius, Hartke has been known for advancing speaker design for bass players. Hartke revolutionized the world of bass amplification with the full-scale development of a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with far broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. Ten years ago, Hartke introduced the HyDrive Series Bass Cabinets, which featured a brand-new type of speaker that combined paper and aluminum into a single speaker cone. This patented new design was celebrated for faithfully reproducing the sound of bass guitars without coloring the tone.

Celebrating the technology's 10th anniversary, the new HyDrive HD112, HD115, HD210, HD410 bass cabinets are designed for demanding bass players, delivering the blend of warmth and attack that is typical of Hartke’s patented HyDrive Speaker Technology, with a major update to the original HyDrive design. The enhanced HyDrive speakers, along with exceptional power handling and optimized cabinet construction, solidify Hartke’s new HD Series.
 

HyDrive speakers feature carefully crafted paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers. The hybrid construction allows outside curved, Kevlar-loaded paper cone to deliver a smooth, even response with a deep tone, while the inner straight, anodized aluminum cone produces highly accurate, distortion-free output.
 
The new double-roll, curvilinear surround limits the drivers from over excursion, while providing a smooth mid-band response. The result is a clean, full tone with the clear fundamentals of each note, as well as natural overtones for further defined sound. The updated and optimized ferrite magnet assembly and steel chassis design deliver a maximum power-to-weight ratio to each of the HyDrive HD cabinets.

In addition, the enclosures themselves are constructed of high-quality plywood with extensive bracing and dado joints, making them rigid, yet lightweight for superior projection and true sonic clarity. Their black perforated steel grilles add to an already strong, sleek look.
 
The HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets will be available for sale at most major CE and musical instrument retailers in the U.S. with prices from USD $399.99 (HD112) to $699.99 (HD410). The HD112 cabinet (300W RMS) features a single 12" paper/aluminum driver, while the HD115 (500W RMS) uses a single 15", the HD210 (500W RMS) features 2x10" and the HD410 (1000W RMS) features the traditional 4 x 10" paper/aluminum drivers. All models also combine a 1" HF driver w/ 3-position level control and feature 2 x Twist & Lock and 2 x 1/4" inputs (wired in parallel).
samsontech.com/Hartke
Sours: https://audioxpress.com/news/hartke-celebrates-10-years-of-hydrive-speaker-technology-with-improved-hydrive-hd-series-bass-cabinets

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