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4.6

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With 250 watts of available power, the Hartke HA2500 Bass Amp Head will drive your small to mid-sized bass rig with incredible clarity and punch.

With 250 watts of available power, the HA2500 will drive your small to mid-sized bass rig with incredible clarity and punch. In addition, the HA2500 offers a number of advanced features, including front panel compression and ten bands of graphic equalization, allowing you to create a broad range tonal colors.

A dedicated in/out button even allows you to preset an equalization curve. Two fully adjustable contour knobs (high pass and low pass) also provide further control for shaping your bass sound. Effects send and return jacks let you connect to professional outboard effects processors and an effect balance knob enables you to adjust the relative amount of send ("dry") versus return ("wet") effect signal being routed to the speaker outputs. Protection relay circuitry also protects connected speakers from dangerous overloading and also prevents "thumps" when powering on or off.

The Hartke silver-face chassis adds a clean, stylish aesthetic to any rig and rugged construction makes the HA2500 eminently roadworthy. Plus, with advanced pre amp features, this amp is as ideal for studio work as it is for live performances. All this combined with exceptional reliability makes the HA2500 a staple amplifier for the contemporary bass industry.

Features:

  • Power: 250 Watts at 4 Ohms, 180 Watts at 8 Ohms  
  • Tube Emulation & Solid-State Preamps  
  • Active and Passive Inputs  
  • Rotary Bass & Treble Contour Controls  
  • 10-Band Graphic EQ  
  • Adjustable Compression
  • WARRANTY 3 years parts and labor.

Order your Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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  • Bass Amplifier Head
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Model HA2500

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HartkeHA2500 Bass Amplifier Head
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Simple controls (7)
  • Great sound quality (6)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large rooms (5)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Loudest 250 Watts I've heard!

    By 

    from PA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

    Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

    One word: PRE OWNED!!Went to Sam Ash and played a new one that was $250 bucks, and it sounded awesome. I loved it. Then I noticed they had a pre owned one, and I picked it up for just [$] bucks! No issues at all except for some scratches and the graphic EQ on/off button is a little out of whack, but it all works great! I have the clip in the back put a only a 115 watts and plugged into my 410 cabinet, I only need it put to like 4 to be heard over really loud drums and guitar.Only complaint I have is that I wish they would have made it simple and put a mid range knob instead of all of the graphic EQ that is kind of confusing to set up, but once you get the hang of it you can really tweak your tone.For this price range(especially pre owned), this is the best amp head you can buy.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    $$NICE BANG FOR THE BUCK$$

    By 

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Musician, Own it, Studio Tech

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Come with rack mount tabs
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Very portable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Larger Rooms
    • Nice club and bar amp
    • Practice amp
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

    Great value for the money. I have it hooked up to 2 4x10 Behringer bass cabs and it sounds great. (Sorry Hartke, I already owned these cabs.) The EQ is a great function with plenty of adjustment. When playing slap style with the aluminum cone speakers in the cabs, the HA2500 head owns them. Nice pop and bottom end. I play a 5 string bass and low B string sounds nice and fat, not like mud. Plenty of power. After a few minutes of seeing what the sliders and knobs do had it dialed in. Compressor helps with the low B taking over everything too. Used in practice room, studio, bar gigs, and outside partys and seems to work well with plenty of volume left. It's not big wattage but it's loud. Get it!!!

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Incredible

    By 

    from Bronx, New York

    About Me Musician, Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Alot of power
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Live shows
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

      I received this amp head about two weeks ago and im in love with it. the bass I am currently using is a esp B-105 LTD 5 string and I combined the amp head with my SWR Goliath speaker cabinet and its AMAZING. It gives my bass a clear tone and the compressor helps out a lot.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best value I know of

      By 

      from New England

      About Me Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

        I bought this amp to run a Schroeder 12" light cab. One speaker on the 2500 equals 180 watts. The Schoeder is rated to 400, so no problem, but believe me, I haven't had the amp above five. Amazing, fat sound.

        Tube emulation and solid state pre-amp (which you can use separately or blend); efficient compression; ten EQ sliders, with off/on switch, two 'contour' knobs, apparently for use when you want to quickly adjust EQ (or reduce hiss or rumble), a master volume, and both active and passive inputs. Runs quietly with a fan.

        I love this amp. I pick it up in one hand (handle built into side) and the cab in the other, and go. It is not just loud, the sound is quality--but keep in mind, my Schroeder is a great cab.

        I found the Hartke people responsive to my questions, and after a year of use, the amp has had no problems. All parts are solid and well-made, and the chassis is strongly built. A great value for the bass player who doesn't need to blow the windows out but wants clarity and solid power.

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        5.0

        awesome if used right

        By 

        from Prescott az

        About Me Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Sound tech, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy Setup
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

          I'm runnig this to a 8 ohms system awesome sound if u know how to adjust it right I use from preactice and church through a pa using direct out to pa awesome

           
          5.0

          awesome head!

          By 

          from New Rochelle, New York

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Clean Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy Setup
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Handle for transport

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Medium-small venues
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

            I play in a metal band and this head really gives me the sound I want. The 10-band eq is very flexible in sound possibilities, and it also has separate low and high controls. Another small feature that I love about the head is that there is a handle on its side, which makes it very easy to transport.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i own 2 of them and they rock!!!!

            By 

            from east ky

            About Me Been a bass player 35 yea, Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Clean Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power
            • It s got tat tube sound

            Cons

            • It s perfect every time

            Best Uses

            • Larger arena s or outdoor
            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

            i use 2 , i use one for a hartke vtx 4x10 and the other for a 18 inch subwoofer,, i think it sounds awesome and i noticed the other night i had to move my equipment cause my drummer could nt stand the concussive sound being eminated!!!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great sound

            By 

            from geneva,ohio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

              just bought the unit with a hartke 4/10 cabinet,replaced a very noisey fender amp,my sound now is awesome,able to adjust and dial my sound very easily,was quick to set up and the 10band eq lets you change your sound and have plenty of power,been searching for a great set up and the guitar tech at the local store was very helpful,thank you

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This thing has power

              By 

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                I went into Sam Ash today and started looking around at the combo amps to upgrade from the 10 watt practice amp i got over two years ago. After about 10 minutes a sales associate walked over and asked what I was looking for. I told him the truth that I had no clue. The only thing I knew was that i wanted to spend less than [$] for an amp I could use for small shows and practice. He told me to spend [$] and showed me this amp head connected to the vx210. I played around with it for a while and was fairly impressed, but not amazed. Then he came over and said he could get me out the door for [$] and I jumped. I walked out with this head and the VX210 for [$]. I got the thing home played with the settings and I became much more impressed than I was in the store. It can be anything I want it to be with the turn of a few nobs and some adjustments to the EQ. I don't regret the purchase at all and I would do it again. When the funds come a round I will add the 4x10 and the 1x15 to finish off the rig.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                way more than i expected

                By 

                from Greer, SC

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Advanced Players
                  • Beginners
                  • Jamming
                  • Performance

                  Comments about Hartke HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head:

                  This product is way better than i expected. Sheer power and performance. Good for jamming with friends, intense practices, and playing out to crowds. Hartke has won my business forever.

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                  HA2500 Bass Amplifier Head

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.