112C 115C 210C - 44 Hartke 112C,115C and 210C Combo Bass Amplifier Features The Hartke Hydrive Combos

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    112C 115C 210C

  • Important Safety Instructions

    1. Please read all instructions before operating the unit.

    2. Keep these instructions for future reference. 3. Please heed all safety warnings. 4. Follow manufacturers instructions.

    5. Do not use this unit near water or moisture.

    6. Clean only with a damp cloth.

    7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

    8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (includ- ing amplifiers) that produce heat.

    9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two

    blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or third prong is provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

    10. Protect the power cord from being walked on and pinched particularly at plugs, convenience recep- tacles and at the point at which they exit from the unit.

    11. Unplug this unit during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

    12. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the unit has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug damage, or if liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the unit, the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.

    The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magni- tude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

    The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.

    Caution: To reduce the hazard of electrical shock, do not remove cover or back.

    No user serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servic- ing to qualified personnel.

  • Copyright 2007, Samson Technologies Corp.

    Printed December, 2007 v1.0

    Hartke 45 Gilpin Avenue Hauppauge, New York 11788-8816 Phone: 1-800-3-SAMSON (1-800-372-6766) Fax: 631-784-2201 www.hartke.com

    Table of Contents

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

    Hartke 112C 115C and 210C Combo Bass Amplifier Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5

    Guided Tour - Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Guided Tour - Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Setting Up and Using Your Hartke Hydrive Combo Bass Amplifier . . . . . . . 9 - 11

    The Effect of the Shape Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Using the Bass Attack Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Using Equalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15

    Hydrive Combo Sample Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17

    Hydrive Combo Setting Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 19

    Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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    Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing the Hydrive Bass Combo Amplifier from Hartke! We know you don’t like reading owners manuals, but you’ve just purchased one of the finest bass amplifiers around, and we want to tell you about it. So, before you plug in and start popping and slapping, we’d like to suggest you take just a few moments to scan these pages. We’ll make it as painless as possible, we promise—and, who knows, you might just pick up a tip or two.

    The Hydrive series is new line up of 250-watt bass combo amplifiers featuring Hartke’s Hydrive hybrid cone bass transducers. This manual covers three models, the 112C featuring a 300 watt, 12-inch Hydrive speaker, the 115C with a 300, watt 15-inch Hydrive speaker and the 210C with two, 150 watt, 10-inch Hydrive speakers. Hydrive transducers are a radical change, and improvement, in bass speaker technology. Hartke’s unique hybrid cone speaker is constructed using an outside paper cone producing deep and warm low frequencies and an inside aluminum cone that produces mids that cut, yet are still sweet. Hydrive speakers incorporate a cast frame design, supporting robust motors constructed with large voice coils and neodymium magnets providing increased power handling while being lightweight! To complete the speakers systems, there’s a 1-inch titanium compression driver with level control, producing the high frequency response that allows you to get a sweet tone that cuts through the backline. All of the Hydrive combos feature 250 watts of true, clean, robust linear power. The beefy power supply features a massive toroidal transformer and oversize filter caps. Plus, there’s internal protection circuitry to help protect the amplifier and speaker during power up and power down. The Hydrive combos’ front panel features a unique and powerful complement of signal processing and tone shaping controls. The Hydrive’s input has been designed to handle the output signal from virtually any bass - passive basses with low output pickups, to active basses powered by dual car batteries will work fine. Next to the input is a variable Compressor control that allows you to squeeze the signal just a little or quite a bit. You can use the Compressor to help keep the signal clean or to dial up a sound. The Hartke Shape control adds a pre-set equalization curve with a slight lift in the low frequencies, a cut in the mids and then a slight lift again in the highs. The Shape circuit has a backlit on/off switch to engage the Shape EQ circuit. As you turn the Frequency control, you are adjusting the center frequency so the entire contour curve is adjusted. For added control on stage, the Shape circuit can be controlled using the optional Hartke FS2 footswitch. The Hydrive combos also feature Hartke’s Bass Attack Overdrive. The Bass Attack Overdrive section has three controls: Harmonics- which is used to set the amount of drive; Brite- to add highs that additionally excite the harmonics; Mix- that blends the overdrive and the clean signal. You can add just a touch, which is almost unnoticeable(until you turn it off ), a modern overdrive, or you can even dial up a creamy fuzz tone. On stage, the Overdrive circuit can be controlled using the optional Hartke FS2 footswitch. For expanded tonal control, the Hydrive combos feature a 7-band graphic EQ with, +/- 12 db cut and boost allowing you tocontour a tone that’s perfect for your sound. Finally, the Bass and Treble controls (with Bass providing a low frequency shelving EQ at 100 Hz and Treble, a high frequency shelving EQ at 8 kHz). The Hydrive cabinets are constructed using high quality plywood with extensive bracing and dado joinery, which makes them rigid

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    and at the same time lightweight. The vinyl covering, steel grill and corners provide added protection while moving the amplifier from gig to gig. The road tough, black and chrome biker look says you're ready to rock! And of course, the Hydrive combos feature the world famous, and the original, Kickback design allowing you to project the sound directly at yourself while on stage. Hydrive combos are super clean and natural with enough tone and signal processing to produce a radical range of sounds. That versatility, together with Hartke’s famous reliability, make the Hydrive combos the ideal amp for bassists playing jazz, funk, country, roots rock, death metal or for whatever style you create.

    In these pages, you’ll find a detailed description of the many features of your Hydrive Combos Combo Bass Amplifier, as well as a guided tour through its front and rear panels, step-by-step instructions for setting up and using the amp, additional information about equalization, plus full specifications. You’ll also find a warranty card enclosed—please don’t forget to fill it out and mail it so that you can receive online technical support and so we can send you updated information about this and other Hartke and Samson products in the future. Also, be sure to check out our website (www.hartke.com) for complete information about our full product line.

    With proper care and adequate air circulation, your Hydrive combo will operate trouble free for many years. We recommend you record your serial number in the space provided below for future reference.

    Serial number: ____________________________________________

    Date of purchase: __________________________________________

    SPECIAL NOTE: Should your Hartke Hydrive Combos Combo Bass Amplifier ever require servicing, a Return Authorization (RA) number is necessary. Without this number, the unit will not be accepted. If purchased in the United Sta