Hartke LX8500

Bass Amp Head

  • 12AX7 Class A tube preamp
  • Power: 800W @ 4 ohms
  • Jack active/passive input
  • Controls: Drive, Compressor, Gain, Bass, Shape, Frequency, Treble, Master
  • Mute switch
  • British switch (+ 6 dB)
  • AUX input
  • Headphone output
  • XLR DI output with ground lift
  • Tuner output
  • FX loop
  • 2 x Footswitch connection (TRS) for drive, effects loop, brite and frequency parameters
  • Speaker connections: Speaker Twist and jack
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 355 x 270 x 73 mm
  • Weight: 3.9 kg

Further Information

Power 800 W
Equalizer 3-Band
Compressor Yes
Limiter No
Effects Processor No
External Effect Loop Yes
Connector for external speakers Jack, Speakon
Headphone connection Yes
Di Output Yes
Tuner Output Yes
Rack mount No

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Great Amp
Ed_98, 20.12.2020
The sound is very clear and punchy and can be adjusted very easily. The Drive gives the sound a very gritty and rough texture which is what I was after. Only downside of this amp is the noisy fan on the back, it's sounds like a hair dryer on full blast. It eventually goes back down to silent but randomly revs up again every 5-10 minutes. However this shouldn't be a problem when practicing in a band or on stage.
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Top Sound, lauter Lüfter
DumbThumb, 16.07.2020
Ich spiele seit knapp einem Jahr Bass und das Verlangen nach einem ordentlichen Sound wurde immer größer. Dafür wollte ich gerne mehrere Produkte testen, was von Thomann unterstützt wurde durch das 30 Tage Money Back Angebot. Super Sache, dafür schonmal vielen Dank!
Letztlich habe ich mich für den LX 8500 Amp in Kombination mit der Hartke HD 210 und Markbass Traveler 151P entschieden. Eine super Kombination.
Der LX 8500 liefert in neutral Stellung einen herrlichen, warmen, runden Sound. Dank der EQ Sektion mit Shape und Frequency lässt sich dieser Sound schnell auf die eigenen Vorstellungen anpassen. Mit dem Drive Regler erzeugt man einen geilen "rotzigen" Sound. Das wird ganz klar mein Lieblingsregler :-)
Bei all dem gibt es aber auch einen Wermutstropfen. Der Amp wird explizit auch fürs ruhigere Üben zu Hause angeboten. Phones und Aux Anschluss stehen dafür bereit. Soweit alles gut. Den Kopfhörer lasse ich gerne weg und regel dafür die Lautstärke entsprechend weiter runter. Etwa 20 min nach dem Einschalten kommt dann die große Überraschung. Der bis dahin super leise Lüfter gibt Gas. Ich dachte beim ersten Mal meine Freundin würde sich neben mir die Haare föhnen. in lauter Umgebung alles kein Thema, beim leisen Üben zu Hause muss man sich gut überlegen ob das akzeptabel ist. Der Lüfter läuft dann etwa 3 min auf dieser Lautstärke und schaltet anschließend immer ca. 5min auf leise Umdrehungen und dann wieder 4 min auf Föhn. Ich habe für mich entschieden, dass es ok ist, weil mir der Klang des Amps wirklich super gefällt. Wer in diesem Punkt empfindlich ist, hat mit dem LX 8500 aber keinen Spaß.
Davon abgesehen bekommt man einen gut verarbeiteten Amp mit allen den nötigen Anschlüssen, einem geringen Gewicht und eingebautem Handgriff.
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