Hartke HA5500

Hartke HA5500

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HA5500, Bass Guitar Amp Head from Hartke in the HA series.

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Hartke HA5500 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hartke
  • Model: HA5500
  • Series: HA
  • Category: Bass Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 02/14/2004

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Hartke HA5500 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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quinine4's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hartke HA5500
500W into 4 Ohms
350W into 8 ohms
Off power, pramplification is the same as the head HA-3500.
2 inputs: active and passive.
Pramplification Double: lamp and transistor, mixable.
Compression stage with adjustable LED should indicate. The Tagus is dbrayable.
Figure 10 EQ bands (30Hz 8kHz) + / - 15dB dbrayable
High and Low Contour + / - 18dB 100Hz and 10kHz centered
Master Volume
CONTRL deffet loop (you can + / - dampen the sound)
DI Out XLR pre or post EQ
All in a flying box mode rtro


The rglages ragissent are easy and any flick. Aisment found a good sound without taking the head. The sound can be either hot or aggressive. The power is announced at the rendezvous (the other musicians can confirm it ;-)) and is quite sufficient if there is no opportunity to the facade. A system LED turns on, no pop is heard (500W pop, parting the baffles). The fan is a bit noisy if we play I got low (but its not what Quon asked) 2 speed fan would not t dsagrable. The manual is a good introduction Contents but nothing beats the cabbage leaves.


This amp is in the clear sound, it is difficult tural davoir a saturation, a crunch at the most. If I want a low-saturated, then I go through an effect.
Lgaliseur and contours are REALLY effective trs. It is known as the round and get a hot quune his incisive.
The lamp and the transistors are complementary and provide a key to his diffrent privilgie if one or the other. The compressor fills his office, knows how quiet and is easy enough for easily adjustable grate.
It is sometimes a lack of stability in lightweight lamp (lightweight crachouillements) I do not know if it's an isolated problem or not, all this is that nanmoins lg rately audible pause for a pint. EDIT: That's the lamp that is to question and not the amp. The lamp becomes old, it must be changed and everything returns to normal.
I plug a Cort Artisan A5 a cot and a Hartke 4.5XL other and saw the sonic palette of bte always found the sound for. (Sometimes with a saturation effect for)
Because of the equalizer dbrayable can switch between the other aisment.


I use the amp for 6 months
Power to the appointment.
No saturation. (Positive or ngatif choice. Personally, I will appreciate the possibility of saturating)
Finish strong and prsentable in his box, there is possibility to add an effect rack.
Jacht again this amp (550 occasion almost new (2 weeks), the original price of 3500) if the question arose.

WillyDolphin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hartke HA5500
-Bi-pramplification. On a lamp ct, the ct aute a pramp transistors. It varies the sending rate of each prampli the Tagus suprieur (amplification) with 2 knobs. The floor of amplification as it is full transistors. Note that despite Tage pramplification lamp, it is impossible to saturate. As against this pramp gnre a little more noise than the transistor.
- The power is 500W into 4 Ohms. 350W into 8 ohms can be connected to several speakers including:
- A speaker of at least 600W into 4 Ohms
- A speaker of at least 400W into 8 ohms
- 2 speakers each into 8 ohms accepting at least 300W each.

For me this is the config I have chosen and in Hartke: 410XL + 115VX

CT Connect
- Between Active or Passive
- Effects Loop Jacks 6.35 mm (Reserved tables of effects "rack" taking 0dBu input-output is that we must not connect an pedals. If the pedals must be connected in the low line-pedals-amp). A knob CONTRL mix between his ineffective and effective. So it is a true loop. Note that the output of the loop can be used as line output asymtrique.
- Direct output impdance low-Out (300 Ohms) level is 30mV around as is the level of a microphone. The output is XLR symtrique.
- 2 HP Jack format in parallle 6.35
Ct signal processing:
- The signal between the entries for passive or active (not no joke !!!!)
- It requires a compressor on-quip dbrayable limiters. The compression ratio is adjustable from 2:1 or 9:1 to infinity in the latter case then it is a limiter! Note that a compression circuit ddi Determines the gain itself add to the level of compression. The higher and more important is the compressor dclenche tt.
- The signal continues its race to pramplis 2. A lamp on the other transistors. It can be shuffled out of 2 pramplis to the following advantages
- The signal goes through two broad bands of low qualiseurs and AIGS. They are called contours and are centered on 100Hz and 10KHz and support corrections-18dB +18 dB.
- The signal can be reworked thanks qualiseur a supporting band of 10 15 -15 dB. (30Hz, 64Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1KHz, 2 KHz, 3 KHz, 5 KHz, 8KHz). This disables qualiseur can be globally or just to blow out the Direct-Out (in this case the amp serves scne back on, you leave the Eng-fr the rgler quences of the faade)
- Finally the signal reaches the floor of amplification, the send level to the Tagus is rgl by the master.

Rate a pretty good fan Bruille but the power required, even when playing power Modre (4 / 10) we hear more.

I put 8 as the Direct Out output could be in line.


- The config is simple but be careful to read the Doc! It provided me t me in French!
- You can quickly get a solid sound that will play all those mdiator, or who just want bourrines mm ;-) but sounds more balance will need to tweak a few days sounds perfectly. The buttons are a bit treacherous edge. I recommend not to touch it too and start rgler his bass with these two knobs in the center. APRS use to boost or soften the outline serious rglez level buit with deuxime treble contour. Once your little prs satisfied rglez BDes EQ 10. Think rglages note on paper. I made myself one which represents the front of the amp. J'cris in to keep rglages.


Alternative Rock for training this amp will do wonders. Trs versatile, it should suit all styles prs little depending on the choice of speakers. RPET attention if you play close to the amp, you risk not to account for the acoustic pressure endured by your ears. For dudes situs against the 5 or 6 m may pick up no matter if you matrisez volume, compression and especially the contour knob serious! You will find nothing because of the wavelength of your frquences low ... if it is a lightweight eye tremor WARNING ..... So deaf. The sound strolling 340m / s to take advantage of the depth of 30Hz, play the minimum distance of 1 / 4 of wavelength is (340 * 1 / 30) / 4, or 2m80, say 3m minimum.
For my part I use an Ibanez with EDC700. Playing on all rglages you get everything, but be careful you have to practice, although connatre his instrument and spend time on rglages sits above.

I put 9 because you can always do better.


I bought only a week ago and stayed at least 3 hours every night since I have. Before I was playing on a BS Yamaha 150W Combo. The rglages seemed simpler. I therefore Reserved apprciate complte my notes for later. Price level, I was like everyone else 612 Euros. What is really cheap for this type of amp.
I found cool vintage style and is delivered with its case. It is also rack mountable in a cabinet standart 19 pcs. You will need 2U centimtres and thirty deep.

In terms of power nothing wrong. Be careful to choose the speakers. I took my 1410 XL which makes it sound dry and percussive sounds warm and round I use the VX 115. Both are linkable.

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