The Hydrive HX 4x10 is one wicked bass cab put out by Hartke Systems! Each individual Hydrive 10' speaker powers 250 watts at 8ohms totaling up to 1,000 watts of pure beastly low end.
I gigged with the Hartke LH500 into the HX115 setup for about a year. It was a effective, powerful rig that sounded great, but there were 2 gigs (out of close to 200) where I just could not cut through.
I was checking out my local shop and scored an incredible deal on an LH1000 and the HX410. This cab sells most places for $599, but I lucked out and got mine for $389!
Compared to the HX115, the HX410 is a louder, punchier more mid range focused cab. This works out great for me because I am a rock player, so the more mids the better.
This cab is not lacking in low end compared to the 15, just more mids.
Another feature I like is, the cabinet will accept speakon or quarter inch plugs. The high frequency driver has a 3 way switch -6 db, Off and On. I prefer the Off position.
Nothing. There are a few things like cheaper hardware, the head mounts aren't 100% straight, but I can easily live with that for the price of this cabinet.
Genius. The speakers are a Hybrid of paper and aluminum. The claim is it will give you the warmth of paper and the clarity of aluminum.
I mentioned above the corners, handles and casters aren't top quality, but they had to do something to get this amp affordable and they did not skimp on power or tone which I am thankful for.
Speaking of handles, they are well placed and make this somewhat light cab very manageable. Most 4x10 cabs are in the 100 lb. range. The Hartke Hydrive is around 70 pounds.
This cabinet is covered in Tolex. A big plus in my book compared to carpet. Carpet attracts dirt, pet hair and wears easy. Tolex is more durable and easy to clean.
There isn't a more powerful cabinet in its class. The Hydrive 4x10 is everything a gigging bassist needs and nothing they'd do not.