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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:18 pm
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It might have been designed with the TX300 in mind, but it does seem to work very well with the HA2500.


Yeah, the HyDrive 112b, and the HD112 cabs, were designed to work with the TX300. The HA2500 is in my opinion, a better head than the TX300, with its 10 band EQ. The 300 watts in the TX300, doesn't matter. 50 Watts doesn't mean a lot, since I would be playing through either one of them volume toned down.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:17 pm
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I have to agree with that totally. I think the additional features that the HA2500 has doe make up for those 50 watts, especially in your situation.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm
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PaulLF wrote:
I have to agree with that totally. I think the additional features that the HA2500 has doe make up for those 50 watts, especially in your situation.


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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:07 am
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I'm wondering though if the HA3500 would be worth it over the TX600, though? They are both the same price, new. There's only a $50 difference between the HA2500 and the TX300, which really isn't a hell of a lot, but there's a $100 difference between the TX300 and the HA3500, if you wanted 300 watts or more, but then you got the TX600 as the same price as the HA3500, and that gives you 600 watts, but none of the HA series features. Maybe they should have priced the HA3500 cheaper, but I guess they think it will sell at that price, I don't know.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:45 am
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I'm thinking the EQ on the HA may have its price tag higher for that. It probably costs more to manufacture, just in design alone. I would think the TX Series is a bit more simplistic in design.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:14 am
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That's true, but it's also more compact, lighter, and has 600 watts compared to 350 watts. I suppose that's the trade off with that.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:20 am
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PaulLF wrote:
That's true, but it's also more compact, lighter, and has 600 watts compared to 350 watts. I suppose that's the trade off with that.


In my cab situation, both the HA3500, and TX600 have more power than the 112b is capable to safely use. I always stay at, or below a watts rating of a cab. But that's just me from over the years.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:22 am
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That's a good point, since that cab is 300 watts and 4 ohms. That kind of limits you to what you'd want to feed into it, unless you want to press your luck in certain situations.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am
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PaulLF wrote:
That's a good point, since that cab is 300 watts and 4 ohms. That kind of limits you to what you'd want to feed into it, unless you want to press your luck in certain situations.


The only other Hartke cab I could have gone to, would have been the HD112, with the ohm selector on it (8 or 4 ohm). But,...... that is $100. more than the 112b. I couldn't afford it, and couldn't justify the extra expense either. I have no plans, or interest in using another cab anyway.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:21 am
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Yeah, I know what you mean, although oddly enough, I could have used that cab with my Ampeg, because it does run at 8 ohms, and the wattage isn't that far off with that, as long as I don't run it too hard.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 am
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PaulLF wrote:
Yeah, I know what you mean, although oddly enough, I could have used that cab with my Ampeg, because it does run at 8 ohms, and the wattage isn't that far off with that, as long as I don't run it too hard.


The 8 ohms does make it a more versatile cab. The extra $100., and the HF Horn had me going for the 112b. Other than that, they are very similar cabs.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:09 am
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Yeah, it's too bad they don't offer your cab as an 8 ohm option, because that would even be better, price wise, and like you, I really don't care about the horn, although I have utilized them on cabs or combo amps.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:31 pm
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PaulLF wrote:
Yeah, it's too bad they don't offer your cab as an 8 ohm option, because that would even be better, price wise, and like you, I really don't care about the horn, although I have utilized them on cabs or combo amps.


I guess if they made it in both 4, and 8 ohms choice options, it would raise the price up on it. This way, they make it one way for the price, and keep it at the lower price. Sometimes too many cab options don't always sell. Then the company looses money when not enough sell.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:24 am
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Yeah, you do have to factor in the profit margins. Because something that might work for you, me, or us, might not do as well for a majority of other customers, or whatever.

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Post subject: Re: Hartke HA2500
Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:03 am
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Yeah, you do have to factor in the profit margins. Because something that might work for you, me, or us, might not do as well for a majority of other customers, or whatever.


As much as we like as many options of a single product, at times it just isn't maybe a stable issue to keep it on the market. In other words, I'd rather have my 112b cab, then it being discontinued before I had a chance to acquire it. It would be nice if other players got one as well, and liked it. The same goes for the HA2500. It works for me, but may not have enough power for the majority of players today. The trend is definitely going for more power. I don't need, and can't use more power with the 4 ohm 300 watt cab. But I like it that way now.

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