Subway WD-800 Bass Amp (Metal Head)


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Tube Warmth, Tunable Power and Perfect Portability

You spoke, we listened. In direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of our WalkAbout™ Bass Head. The answer: the WD-800™ Head. This Head combines the warm, soulful sounding magic of the WalkAbout tube preamp section with the musical Class D Output Power used in our Subway Line (D-800™ and D-800+™), to create the ultimate lightweight hybrid. As in the original, the inspiring round, fat WalkAbout Tone is joined by comprehensive rotary shelving Tone controls and a semi-parametric EQ, giving you total shaping authority in the preamp. The new WD800 also features the Subway D800 Plus’s highly effective HIGH PASS FILTER and a new POWER AMP DAMPING control, which allow tuning of the sub-low frequencies and power response options respectively. The POWER DAMPING choices enable you to tailor the tracking and feel of the power amp. The LOW setting produces a looser, more relaxed and blooming character reminiscent of Tube power. HIGH tightens the low end, adding punch and accuracy in tracking, while MEDIUM provides a blend of these opposite ends of the power response spectrum. The WD-800 can perform as a stand-alone Head or be mounted in 2 Spaces within standard 19” Racks by attaching the optional Rack Ears (not included). Whether you’re looking for a lightweight new main rig to replace your heavy linear amp with a bigger, wider sound and more complex harmonic content than the lightweight options you’ve tried, or just a compact, portable head for everyday gigging and recording that will fill the room with luscious Tone, the new WD-800 covers bases with power and versatility to spare. Not exactly a WalkAbout or a Subway, but rather everything great about both combined in a super-responsive compact, lightweight, big-power platform, just as you ordered!

You spoke, we listened. In direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of our WalkAbout™ Bass Head. The answer: the WD-800™ Head. This Head combines the warm, soulful sounding magic of the WalkAbout tube preamp section with the musical Class D Output Power used in our Subway Line (D-800™ and D-800+™), to create the ultimate lightweight hybrid. As in the original, the inspiring round, fat WalkAbout Tone is joined by comprehensive rotary shelving Tone controls and a semi-parametric EQ, giving you total shaping authority in the preamp. The new WD800 also features the Subway D800 Plus’s highly effective HIGH PASS FILTER and a new POWER AMP DAMPING control, which allow tuning of the sub-low frequencies and power response options respectively . . .

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Preamp Type

2-Stage Class A Vacuum Tube Preamp w/ 1x Mesa 12AT7

Wattage

800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms

Graphic Eq Reverb Fx Solo

Variable High-Pass Filter (25Hz – 125Hz), Fully Active 5-Band EQ (+/- 12dB) featuring Bass, Treble and a selectable/bypassable 3-Band Semi-Parametric EQ Sweepable from 80Hz-1KHz, 150Hz-2.5KHz & 300Hz-5KHz respectively, and a Passive Mid Control

Foot switchable Functions

External Switching Jack for Parametric EQ & Mute (Footswitch Sold Separately)

Weight

7 Lbs.

Dimensions

4" H x 12" W x 11.375" D

Available Formats

(Metal) Head

Amp Type

Tube Preamp & Class D Power Amp

Preamp Tubes

1x Mesa 12AT7

Power Amp Tubes

Class D Power Amp

Wattages Quick Reference

800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms

Power Amp Details Class Wattage

Light-Weight, Compact Class D Power Amp with Variable Damping Control, Protection, Limit & 2-Ohm Load LED Indicators

Effects Loop Bypass Options

Fully Buffered Series FX Loop

External Switching Jack Options And/or Midi

External Switching Jack for Parametric EQ & Mute (Footswitch Sold Separately)

Speaker Outputs

2 - Speakon Output Jacks (no 1/4" speaker jacks) - 8, 4 or 2 Ohms

Cabinet Simulation Direct Live recording Output

Balanced XLR Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches

Slave Output

n/a

Extra Features

USB Power Outlet, Headphone Output and Auxiliary Input

Footswitch

Optional (Sold Separately) - 2 Button Parametric EQ & Mute Footswitch

Slip Cover

Included - Gig Bag with Shoulder Strap

Cabinet Material

n/a

Standard Finish Options (No Extra Cost)

n/a

Custom Finish Options

n/a

Speakers Impedance

n/a

Casters

n/a

Extra Features

n/a

Weight

7 Lbs.

Height

4"

Width

12"

Depth

11.375"

Disclaimer: In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and to make use of the best materials at all times, MESA/Boogie reserves the right to substitute or change specifications (including parts or coatings ) without notice.

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