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    Hartke 5500C Bass Amplifier Head, 500 Watts

    Featuring classic aesthetics and 500 watts of great Hartke tone, this amp will turn heads onn any stage.

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    Hartke 5500C Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watts) Product Description

    Delivering a winning combination of tone and power, Hartke's HA5500C is the choice of professional bass players and a best-selling bass head. Featuring Hartke's classic dual preamp design, dual EQs, and a ballsy 500-watt RMS power section (@ 4 ohms/mono), the HA5500C is the centerpiece of the Hartke Professional bass amp lineup.

    Dual-Preamp Design

    Hartke's design combines independent tube and solid-state preamps, each with volume controls for mixing the warm tone of the tube with the clear piano-like tone of the solid-state pre. Front-panel controls feature both active and passive 1/4" inputs, a super-smooth compressor with a clip light and a Threshold control, 10-band graphic EQ with lighted sliders, bass and treble contour controls, and Master Volume control. The rear panel provides a studio-quality XLR balanced direct out (with ground lift and pre/post EQ switch), and an effects loop with Blend control. The 2-rack space ready design includes handles and corner protectors.

    Tone-Shaping Power

    The Hartke HA5500C delivers virtually unlimited tone-shaping and plenty of power for maximum headroom in any playing situation. The HA5500C selectable tube and solid-state preamps provide a rainbow of tone colors. Pinpoint equalization, tone control and compression let you fine-tune each sound. The HA5500C is built to handle rugged, working-musician conditions. This amp is known for the clean, high-impact sound that put Hartke on the map.


    - 500 Watts at 4 Ohms
    - Selectable Tube & Solid-State Preamps
    - Rotary Bass & Treble Contour Controls
    - 10-Band Graphic EQ
    - Adjustable Compression
    - Balanced XLR Out
    - Effects Send & Return
    - Bipolar Design
    - Passive/Active Input Jack
    - Rack-Mountable 2U Space (13 inches Deep)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Hartke products.

    Hartke 5500C Technical Description

    - Rated Output Power: 500 watts @ 4 ohms
    - Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.5%
    - Signal To Noise Ratio: Approx. 78 dBm

    Input Sensitivity:
    - Passive Input: 100 k Ohms 20 mv
    - Active Input: 100 k Ohms 60 mv

    - Contour Low Pass: +/-18 dB @ 100 Hz
    - Contour High Pass: +/-18 dB @ 10 kHz
    - Ten-Band Graphic: +/-15 dB, center detented @ 30 Hz, 64 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 3 kHz, 5 kHz, 8 kHz

    - Compression Ratio: 2:1 to infinity
    - Send Output Level: 0 dBM
    - Return Input Level: 0 dBM
    - Dimensions: 2U Space (13 inches deep)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Hartke products.

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