The Road to the New Revolution.

Hartke first revolutionized the world of bass amplification in 1985 with the creation of a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass to

ne with far broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. Since then, we have introduced a complete line of bass gear, and introduced the Hartke sound to a whole new generation of bass players. Our success can be attributed to a long history of inspiring world-class musicians with our innovative bass speaker technology.

In the late 1970s, electronics gurus Larry Hartke and Ron Lorman began tinkering with the first prototype aluminum cone drivers. It wasn’t until 1980 that they released their first products, an aluminum cone, free edge tweeter and a 2-way bookshelf system with an eight-inch aluminum woofer, under the Hartke name.

Hartke engineers began working on fusing the aluminum cones that had made our company famous with traditional paper cones. The goal was to create a new speaker that was unique, powerful and inspiring. The result was the HyDrive Series. Hartke‘s HyDrive Bass Cabinets have become the basis for the sound that world-class musicians like Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Nate Watts, David Ellefson, Frank Bello and many others rely on night after night.

Today, the XL and newly-enhanced HyDrive HD cabinets are only part of Hartke‘s extensive line of bass gear, which also features the raw power of our LH, HA and TX Series Bass Amplifiers, the classic paper tone of our VX Series Bass Cabinets, countless accessories for bass and much more.

Always driving the latest innovations in speaker and amplifier technology, the Hartke revolution rolls on…