You spoke, we listened. In direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of our WalkAbout™ Bass Head, we’re 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!
- Type: Hybrid
- Number of Channels: Single channel
- Total Power: 800W @ 4/2 ohms, 400W @ 8 ohms
- EQ: 3-band Semi-parametric EQ, Bass, Mid, Treble, Highpass filter
- Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AT7
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (aux in)
- Outputs: 2 x SpeakON, 1 x XLR (direct out), 1 x 1/4" (tuner)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
- Effects Loop: Fully Buffered
- USB: 1 x Type A
- Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" (mute, EQ)
- Footswitch Included: No
- Cooling System: Internal Fan, Front/Side/Rear Air Vents
- Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
- Height: 4"
- Width: 12"
- Depth: 11.37"
- Weight: 7 lbs.