Extraordinary performance in a ruggedly portable, high power, tilt-back package, the KB12 Kickback bass combo features the added muscle of a 500 watt Class D power amp and a premium 12” HyDrive speaker.
Hartke KB12 Kickback Bass Combo Features
The HyDrive Design
- Lightweight Class D amplifier (500 watts output/250w RMS)
- 12" HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone driver
- Neodymium magnet
- 2-way (upright and "kickback") cabinet design with dual rear ports
- Unique Shape EQ knob with variable filter (variable range 100Hz-900Hz)
- Full 3-band EQ (70Hz, 700Hz, 5 kHz)
- XLR direct output
- 1/4" headphone output
- 1/4" passive/active bass input
- Perforated steel grill
- Molded strap carry handle
- 28 pounds
The KB12's 12" HyDrive speaker features Hartke’s patented paper/aluminum hybrid cone technology for an exceptional blend of warmth and transient attack that can't be attained by traditional all-paper bass speakers. The use of rare earth neodymium magnets provides lightweight portability without sacrificing any of the legendary Hartke tone.
Shape Your Tone
Designed to produce a responsive bass tone that’s both tight and warm, the KB12 preamp provides users with comprehensive tone control. Quickly dial in tone adjustments with the perfectly tuned 3-band EQ and Hartke’s exclusive variable “Shape” circuit. When activated, the “Shape” knob varies the frequency range of a unique, fixed EQ curve that generates a dramatic variety of tone, color, and harmonics.
In addition to sitting upright, the KB12 can be placed in the "kickback" position for better on-stage monitoring and clarity. The KB12 also features a headphone output for practice and a balanced XLR direct output to the mixer for live performance. With all new high power amps and HyDrive speakers, the Hartke KB12, and its big brother the KB15, have re-defined the standard for professional bass combos.