A year after introducing their first Class D amplifier, Mesa Engineering has expanded the Subway series with the Subway D-800+ bass amp. The new amp expands on its predecessor with a more comprehensive preamp featuring extra EQ controls, a series effects loop, a tuner output, and a 1/4-inch mute footswitch jack.
The 4-band EQ section now has semi-parametric, sweep-able Low-Mid and High-Mid controls as well as a variable voicing knob (flat to vintage scoop), an adjustable High-Pass filter, a Deep switch, and a Bright switch. Its balanced XLR line out is complete with a pre/post switch, a line/mic level switch, and a ground lift switch. The rear panel also holds the series effects loop, tuner output, mute footswitch jack, headphone output, and aux input. An impedance switch allows for 8/4 ohm or 2 ohm operation to optimize power to load performance.
Check out these demo videos for all the features:
The Mesa Engineering D-800+ weighs in at 6.3 pounds and pumps up to 800 watts of power. It’s made in California and carries a street price of $799.
Mesa Engineering Subway D-800+ Bass Amp Features:
|Made in Petaluma, California|
|Class D Power with 8/4 or 2 Ohm Impedance Switch|
|800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms (400 @ 8)|
|Active/Passive Input Switch|
|Input Gain with Clip Indicator (O/D LED)|
|Variable High-Pass Filter (30Hz – 150Hz)|
|Variable Voicing (Flat to Vintage Scoop)|
|Fully Active 4-Band EQ (+/- 12dB of Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble) with Sweepable (variable) Low-Mid (150Hz-1800Hz) & High-Mid (300Hz-5000Hz) Frequency Controls|
|Deep Switch (for enhanced low-end)|
|Bright Switch (for enhanced top-end)|
|Balanced XLR Line Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches|
|Series FX Loop|
|Tuner Output (back panel)|
|Mute Footswitch Jack (footswitch sold separately)|
|Protection & Limit LED Indicators|
|2 Speakon Speaker Output Jacks|
|Gig Bag w/Strap|
|Weight: 6.3 LBS.|
|Dimensions: 2.625″ H x 13.25″ W x 10.15″ D|