Mesa Boogie Subway WD-800 Bass Amp Head
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 the Subway Line (D-800 and D-800+), to create the ultimate lightweight hybrid.
Just like the original, the inspiring round 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). The new WD-800 has power and versatility to spare. Not exactly a WalkAbout or a Subway, but rather everything great about both combined in a lightweight, big-power platform!
Features & Specs:Wattage: 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms
Power Amp Type: Light-Weight Class D Power Amp & 8/4 or 2 Ohm Impedance Switch & Variable Dampening Control
Preamp: 2-Stage Class A Tube Preamp w/ 1x Mesa 12AT7
EQ / Dynamics Control: 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
Footswitchable Functions: External Switching Jack for Mute (Footswitch Sold Separately)
Weight: 7 Lbs.
Dimensions: 4" H x 12" W x 11.375" D