All About HyDrive.
HyDrive transducers represent a revolutionary improvement in bass speaker technology and a major leap forward, fusing paper and aluminum in a roadworthy speaker design that is more robust and efficient than anything available.
With Hartke's HyDrive series, you get the best of both worlds: the warm tone of traditional paper cones and the clear, punchy attack of aluminum. HyDrive's patented Hybrid Cone Technology produces a speaker that uses an outside paper cone to push a warm, deep low frequency and an inner aluminum cone that produces mids and highs that cut, yet still remain sweet.
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One of the most important advances with the HyDrive speaker is its power-to-weight ratio. A HyDrive 10" speaker weighs 40% less than traditional speakers and handles 250 watts for the highest power-to-weight ratio of any bass speaker available. But the innovation runs even deeper. Because of its cast aluminum frame and neodymium magnets, HyDrive speakers operate cooler and deliver more reliable power handling at peak performance.
Cross-section of a HyDrive 10" Speaker
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HyDrive 810 Bass Cabinet
With the HyDrive 810, the flagship of the line, Hartke has worked "industrial strength" into every facet of this remarkable cabinet. Power for days, a double set steel grill, inset side handles, a diamond steel kickplate and underneath, a pair of roadworthy, steel casters. The HyDrive 810 was designed for demanding players who need critical performance at intense volume levels.
Perfectly suited for all styles of bass playing, the HyDrive 10 was specifically designed with the mid-range frequencies that rock players rely on night after night. And the HyDrive 810 is a sealed, quad-chambered cabinet, made with the highest quality plywood, extensive bracing and dado joinery. This allows the cabinet to be rigid, yet lightweight (weighing only 135 pounds) for superior projection of sound and true sonic clarity.
The HyDrive 810 features eight 10" neodymium hybrid cone drivers, producing up to 2,000 watts of hammering bass power. That's more than double the power capacity of any other 810 bass cabinet. To get that much power from traditional paper cone speakers, you would end up with an enclosure housing 20 speakers and weighing nearly 400 pounds. With all its lightweight power and tonal versatility, Hartke's HyDrive 810 is more robust and efficient than anything else available in its class.
- Eight 10" HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers
- Neodymium magnets
- 2,000 watts power handling
- 4-ohm cabinet impedance
- 1" titanium compression driver
- High frequency attenuation switch (On/-6 dB/Off)
- Parallel Speakon® and 1/4" inputs
- 25Hz–17kHz frequency response
- Solid plywood cabinet construction
- Quad-chamber sealed cabinet design
- Perforated steel grill
- Inset carry handles
- Built-in casters
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Recording, Live Performance, Music Education, House of Worship
WARNING: This product contains Chemicals, including DEHP, known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.