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.
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
(U.S. and International Patents Pending)
HyDrive 410 Bass Cabinet
Professional performance and ample power were two critical considerations that heavily factored into the design of the Hartke HyDrive 410 Bass Cabinet. The need for contemporary bassists to reach high volume levels with seamless performance is a common demand these days, but being able to do so with a durable, portable cabinet that weighs less than 70 pounds is practically unheard of. This is where the HyDrive 410 comes in.
With power to spare, the HyDrive 410 is an 8-ohm cabinet that features four 10" neodymium hybrid cone drivers for 1,000 watts of power handling. This HyDrive cabinet is beautifully appointed with a steel grill, steel corners, recessed handles and removable casters, making it both resilient and easy to transport. The HyDrive 410 is a dual-chamber, sealed cabinet constructed from the highest quality plywood with extensive bracing and dado joints, making it rigid yet lightweight for superior projection and true sonic clarity.
The HyDrive 410 is engineered for demanding players who need critical performance at intense volume levels. Perfectly suited for all styles of bass playing, the HyDrive 410 was specifically designed with the mid-range frequencies that rock players rely on night after night. With the power and versatility of Hartke's HyDrive speakers housed in a complementary enclosure, it's clear that the HyDrive 410 performs on a level far beyond ordinary bass cabinets.