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Hartke 5500 Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watts)

500 Watts of Pure Bass Muscle under the hood. (31) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Hartke 5500 Bass Amp Head

You asked for it and you got it! A Hartke 3500 with 500 Watts of Pure Bass Muscle under the hood. The Hartke 5500 is loaded with ALL the great features and incredible tone of the massively popular Hartke 3500 and a tour-tough, 500-watt mono power section (RMS @ 4 ohms).

Designed to power 4x10 in., 2x15 in. and 8x10 in. bass cabinets to live performance levels, the 5500 is Hartke's most powerful mono bass head. The Hartke 5500 lives in its own 3-space protective rack with a heat vent but can be rackmounted in two rack spaces.

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Specifications

Power: 500 Watts at 4 Ohms

Selectable Tube & Solid-State Preamps

Rotary Bass & Treble Contour Controls

10-Band Graphic EQ

Adjustable Compression

Balanced XLR Out

Total Harmonic Distortion: Less Than 1% At Rated Power

Signal-To-Noise: Approx. 78 dB

Effects Send & Return

Bipolar Design

Passive/Active Input Jack

Rack-Mountable

Dimensions: 2U Space, 13 in. deep
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200
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"Hartke 5500 Bass Amplifier"
Sound: To me, it is one of the best amps I've ever played though. Plently of volume and excellent tone, especially through my 2x15 cabinet. Feature: It has all I require. Set the EQ, hook up my chorus pedal, and I'm ready to go. Quality: It looks good and seems to be well built. Hopefully it won't crap put like my Ampeg did. Value: Like I said above, the best amp I've played through. I really like Hartke gear. Excellent value. Can't beat the price. The Wow Factor: I wish they had this amp years ago. Would have saved me a lot of grief. I think I will be using nothing but Hartke equipment from now on. Overall: Unless this amp dies a horrible death, or some jackass manages to steal it (not a wise decision on their part, trust me,) I don't see myself replace this.
Style of Music: Electronic based rock with New Wave, Classic Rock, & Gothic influences.
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Sound: Produces a nice clean bass sound. I'm running a single 4x10 GK cab at 8 ohms (not using the full 500 watts). The tube preamp is very clean yet soft, the solid state is definitely more accurate, I ended up using a lot more tube sound with about 25% solid state mixed in. The EQ is awesome... You can really shape the sound to be as crisp as you want it... Feature: It has just enough features you would need in a bass amp. The tube/solid state mixing is a very nice addition. An inline compressor is always a plus, eq is nice, shelving eq's are great, plus send/returns on the back for your tuner, or other effects. 500 watts of clean power @ 4ohms (typical 2 cab setup, ex: 2 4x10 cabs give an 4 ohm load which will use the full 500 watts). Quality: It is a solid amp. The hard enclosure it comes in is very nice. You can remove the amp and rack mount it if you want. No loose parts... There IS as fan in the back of the amp which may run its course, but it easily accessible/replaceable if needed. The amp stay very cool (I typically play about 3 hours at a time, and the amp didn't produce much heat at all, that's saying a lot for a 500 watt bass amp). Value: Great value for the price! Compared to SWR, and Ampeg, this amp really holds its own and has a nice price to match. Manufacturer Support: The manual is great, and the website has copies of it if you lose it. I haven't dealt with the tech support. The Wow Factor: It's not the coolest looking amp ever made, the light up eq is a nice feature. Looks are my last concern. Overall: Great AMP! I plan on using it for many years. Great sound, nice easy user interface, great manual.
Style of Music: Everything, Bass Player
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