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Posted by Chris ( on April 07, 2003 at 15:38:28:

Recently i bought a hartke vx 115 cab and a hartke HA 2000 head. The first time i took it to rehursal i noticed distortion but it has puzzled me why. The speaker is supposed to handle 300 watts and the head is only putting about 120 watts (at 8ohms) into the speaker. The distortion isnt light either, as soon as i turn it up to just 3 it is like a heavy distortion! In order to stop this i have to put my passive bass into the active input and put lots of compression on it which brings the volume dramaticly down and i cant be heard at all. I have asked the shop i bought it from to contact me and they said they would but it's been a month and they still havent. As a result of this i have been trying to find out myself. There's one significant thing that i have found. If i look through the hole at the back of the amp i can see the magnet of the speaker, but the thing is, it only says 75 watts!? Could it be that the people at the shop i purchased it from have swaped the speaker with a quieter one? Please help me!!!!!!!:(

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