Warwick Introduces LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier

Warwick LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier

Warwick has entered the lightweight amp market with the new LWA 1000, a six pound bass amp rated at 1,000 watts at 4 ohms. Featuring a Class A preamp and Class D power amp section, the LWA 1000 has two identical channels with individual mutes, 4-band EQs, built-in compressors, and gain controls.

Connectivity on the amp includes an auxiliary input, an XLR DI out, a 1/4-inch line out, an effects loop, and a headphone output.

The Warwick LWA 1000 will be available with a street price of around $750. For more info, check out the Warwick website.

Warwick LWA 1000 Specs:

  • Lightweight Bass Amplifier Head
  • 1000 Watt @ 4 ohms, 500 Watt @ 8 ohms
  • Class A Low Noise Preamp
  • Class D Power Amplifier
  • 2 Channels with individual Mute switch, individual 4-band EQ with +/- 12dB over each band, individual adjustable compressor with bypass function, independent Gain control with a separate Master Volume
  • FX Loop
  • Tuner Output
  • Line level Output
  • DI Out (balanced, XLR) with Ground Lift switch
  • Selectable Pre/Post EQ COMP + FX Loop functionality on DI out
  • Dedicated Speaker Output, high quality Neutrik speakON connector
  • Aux In (Stereo) for connecting MP3 player, CD player etc.
  • Headphone Out (Stereo) with integrated headphone amplifier
  • Temperature-dependent fan
  • Dimensions: 270mm(W) x 98mm(H) x 146mm(D)
  • Weight: 2.75 kg

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  1. Any idea when these will be available state side?

  2. Only one speaker out plug…!! Why…??!!

    • Stuart Thorne

      I got pretty excited about this amp, especially after reading some enthusiastic reviews. Unfortunately, excitement soon changed to disappointment when I noticed that the
      LWA 1000 has only one speaker output jack. This, in a unit that sports so many great features and otherwise seems so well thought out. It’s like equipping a Ferrari with a transmission that doesn’t go beyond 4th gear. What really amazes me, though, is that not one of the reviews I have read has held Warwick to account for this (to me, at least) glaring oversight.

  3. JJ

    This amp is OK but not what it is advertised to be. Contrary to what the videos say, it is not the only Class D amp on the market to provide the wattage advertised. It has that harsh solid state sound that some of the other companies overcome by using hybrid (Tube/Solid State technology). It does have some nice features. The dual channels are very niece. The EQ is very nice because they kept it simple. I also like the compression. It seems like most Bass Amp makers have gotten away from adding compression in the last 10 years. All in All it isn’t a bad amp/sound but Warwick really over hyped it. The advertisement makes it sound like it has the best sound out there in the Class D market and it simply is not true. You can find better by doing your research and trying one out. I bought one because of the advertisement and was pretty excited about the dual channels. (I like to play 2 guitars during a performance) but was very disappointed by its, sound. I guess I can always use a $799.00 practice amp.

    • Nate

      Just purchased the LWA 1000. I think its awsome! I have always been die hard ampeg my whole life. But when looking to down size from my SVT classic 350 tube head i did a pile of research! And to be frank the SVT pro 7 is bunk as bs! And seeing all the problems everyone has with them and ampeg not fixing the problem, and still selling them is also bs. So in my opinion my Warwick thumb NT 5 coming through the LWA with the WCA 410, and 115 cabs is F’N thumpin! Kudos to Warwick, and Mr.Hellborg!