Hartke revolutionized bass amplification in 1985 when founder Larry Hartke created a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with broader dynamics and faster transient response than had ever been heard before. Since then, Hartke has developed a wide range of amplifier and speaker models for stage and studio professionals and introduced the unique Hartke sound to a whole new generation of musicians from all genres. Hartke's commitment to quality and excellence has made it one of the largest and most respected manufacturers of bass amplification in the world.