« It looks tough and it sounds good. »Published on 11/15/11 at 10:40
I use it as a second cabinet in place of an Ashdown Mag 410 home, 300 Mag on the head of the same brand. The weight is comparable: the Hartke may be a bit lighter and less deep.
I play mostly rock greasy, although many fast punk and above, but also reggae, ska, rock 60 '...
I know the brand Hartke for playing often on the heads of the series and HA on different speakers, some with the famous hp aluminum cone.
Hartke is a brand that inspires confidence a priori, even if I do not like the sound of heads too HA I find they lack warmth (despite the tube preamp).
Compared to the cabinet Ashdown, the sound seems slightly more neutral, slightly less hot: less rich mid-bass I think. It very well against cash for the bass.
To find "my" sound, just a little tweaking of the equalizer amplifier.
The dynamics is very close to Ashdown. When she came out, the VX series was presented as a product more suited to sound "rock" than the other series aluminum cone. I think it is.
Excellent value for money in my opinion. Approximately € 300 in nine, half in time. It cost quite expensive 6 years ago (about € 500).
The performance is average, the quality of his too, and I paid a good price on occasion.
This is not the stuff of high-end, of course (Ampeg, Markbass, Mesa Boogie, Eden and company). But it looks to me honest and reliable.
I have a model from which the first series, it seems, are much better than the recent (beefier, more efficient ...). So much the better.
Now we must see to wear ...