Hartke KB15 Kickback Bass Combo Amplifier

With 500 watts pumping through a 15" HyDrive woofer and the ability to tilt back for improved projection, the Hartke KB15 bass combo is an ideal stage amp.

The classic Hartke Kickback 15 Bass Combo that has backed up bass pros in the studio and on stage for years just got better, a whole lot better! The new Hartke KB15 Kickback Bass Combo features the added muscle of a 500 watt Class D power amp and a premium 15" HyDrive speaker for extraordinary performance in a ruggedly portable, high power, tilt-back package.

The HyDrive Design

The KB15's 15" HyDrive speaker features Hartke's patented paper/aluminum hybrid cone technology for an exceptional blend of warmth and transient attack that can't be attained by traditional all-paper bass speakers. The use of rare earth neodymium magnets provides lightweight portability without sacrificing any of the legendary Hartke tone.

Shape Your Tone

Designed to produce a responsive bass tone that's both tight and warm, the KB15 preamp provides users with comprehensive tone control. Quickly dial in tone adjustments with the perfectly tuned 3-band EQ and Hartke's exclusive variable "Shape" circuit. When activated, the "Shape" knob varies the frequency range of a unique, fixed EQ curve that generates a dramatic variety of tone, color, and harmonics.

Kickback Versatility

In addition to sitting upright, the KB15 can be placed in the "kickback" position for better on-stage monitoring and clarity. The KB15 also features a headphone output for practice and a balanced XLR direct output to the mixer for live performance. With all new high power amps and HyDrive speakers, the new Hartke KB15, read more and its compact little brother the KB12, have re-defined the standard for professional bass combos.


- Kickback cab. 500w bass combo 15" HyDrive speaker
- Lightweight Class D amplifier (500 watts output/250w RMS)
- 15" HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone driver
- Neodymium magnet
- 2-way (upright and "kickback") cabinet design with dual rear ports
- Unique Shape EQ knob with variable filter (variable range 100Hz-900Hz)
- Full 3-band EQ (70Hz, 700Hz, 5 kHz)
- XLR direct output
- 1/4" headphone output
- 1/4" passive/active bass input
- Perforated steel grill
- Molded strap carry handle
- 36 pounds
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 43.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 21 x 20 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HMKB15

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 516-870-7200
Web: http://www.samsontech.com/contact/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 9, 2018 by Martin Thompson in Mesa, AZ
"Small and Powerfull "
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I needed a new bass amp to fit into a small space for use with a 5string, This fit the bill exactly, 15" speaker for those extra low notes with no waffling and lots of volume. Lightweight and just small enough to fit between the rails of an equipment rack. The balanced xlr direct out is a nice touch. Very pleased indeed, excellent value and typical prompt zZounds service.
Musical Background:
Playing stringed instruments since the late 60's
Musical Style:
Folk, traditional Irish, Scottish
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