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Mesa Boogie Subway WD-800 Head Tube Preamp, Class D Power Amp

$999.00

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In direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of the WalkAbout Bass Head, Mesa is proud to unveil the latest in the Subway Bass Amp Line, 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!

Specs:

Amp Type: Tube Preamp & Class D Power Amp

Chassis Material: Aluminum

Preamp Tubes: 1x Mesa 12AT7

Power Amp Power Devices: Class D Power Amp

Wattage(s): Quick Reference 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms

Power Amp Details: Light-Weight, Compact Class D Power Amp with Variable Damping Control, Protection, Limit & 2-Ohm Load LED Indicators
Convection or Fan Cooling: Fan Cooled

Instrument Input Options: 1x 1/4" with Active/Passive Switch

Preamp Details: 2-Stage Class-A Preamp featuring Input Gain with Clip Indicator (O/D LED), 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, Passive Mid Control & Master Volume

Effects Loop: Fully Buffered Series FX Loop

Solo Level Control: n/a

Direct Line Output: (DI) Balanced XLR Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches

Tuner Output / Mute Tuner Output: (back panel) with Play/Mute Switch (front panel) and External Mute Switching Jack (back panel) 

External Switching Jack Options: 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

Headphone Output:  Yes

Slave Output: n/a

Weight: 7 lbs

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.