The classic Hartke Kickback 15 Bass Combo that has backed up bass pros in the studio and on stage for years just got better, a whole lot better! The Hartke KB15 Kickback Bass Combo features the added muscle of a 500 watt Class D power amp and a premium 15” HyDrive speaker for extraordinary performance in a ruggedly portable, high power, tilt-back package.
Hartke KB15 Kickback Bass Combo Features
The HyDrive Design
- Kickback cab. 500w bass combo 15" HyDrive speaker
- Lightweight Class D amplifier (500 watts output/250w RMS)
- 15" 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
- 36 pounds
The KB15's 15" 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 KB15 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 KB15 can be placed in the "kickback" position for better on-stage monitoring and clarity. The KB15 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 new Hartke KB15, and its compact little brother the KB12, have re-defined the standard for professional bass combos.