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  • Power:
    800 at 4 or 2 ohms
    Size:
    3 1/8" H x 10 5/8" W x 11 1/4" D
    Inputs:
    1x 1/4" with Active/Passive Switch
    Outputs:
    2 - Speakon Output Jacks (no 1/4" speaker jacks) - 8, 4 or 2 Ohms
    EQ / Controls:
    Solid-State Preamp featuring Input Gain with Clip Indicator (O/D LED), Variable Voicing (Flat to Vintage Scoop), Fully Active 4-Band EQ (+/- 12dB of Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble) plus Deep Switch (for enhanced low-end) and Master Volume
    Price:
    699.99
    Other Specs:
    mute switch
    Balanced XLR Line Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches

Recent Reviews

  1. monkeyland
    5/5,
    "Great features. Great format"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Powerful. Lightweight. Easy to use. Aux in
    Great lightweight head that is hard to get a bad sound out of. Very effective EQ and power to spare. Voicing control is very intuitive. Great DI.

    The Aux in makes this a really flexible amp as it allows for audio to come in for practice and also allows an external preamp to be connected, without disabling the preamp in the head. I use this with a Mesa Rosette acoustic DI for seamless doubling. Bass guitar straight into the amp and upright bass into the Rosette.
    Price Paid:
    MAP
  2. Britur
    5/5,
    "my new Baby"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Pros - easy setup warm full sound lotsa power!
    Cons - too small might get lost in the shuffle be careful
    3 gigs in for my new head luv the sound
    so far with 2 mesa subway 1 15 lightweight cab
    cant wait to try my cerwin vega B36MF with it
    gotta get a speakon to 1/4 wire
    Price Paid:
    in canada 950 for the d 800 and 1150 for each 1 15 cab
  3. Ed455
    5/5,
    "Awesome"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Powerful and awesome tone
    Cons - No tuner out.
    My primary rig is a Hartke LH1000 but it was in the shop for a repair (dropping out for no apparent reason ). I had an outdoor gig and my backup rig has much less power (LH500). Came across a D-800 that was only 1 year old from a TB member for $100 less than new. Been wanting to try this amp for awhile so I pulled the trigger. It is going to be my new primary, even when the Hartke comes home.
    Price Paid:
    599
  4. SamuelSandoval
    5/5,
    "Powerful Micro Head"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Big Sound
    Wide, Versaile EQ
    Very Powerful
    Small and Light
    Cons - None!
    I tested a D-800 a few weeks ago and was very impressed.
    In simple words it blows away the competition.
    The best micro I've played.
    Price Paid:
    NA
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  5. boamedt
    5/5,
    "great tone from a little package built in the usa"
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - loud
    smooth
    clear
    3d sounding
    more gradual/linear sounding master and input knobs
    very small
    light
    no tubes to replace or go out on you
    musical highs
    well thought out eq points
    Cons - no fx loop( dont care though)
    well what you get is mesa's design and build quality combined with many of mesa's legendary bass amp tones in one small light package meant to easily travel with you. With well thought out eq points the amp sounds very big. It gets a smooth deep round sound with no brittleness or harshness on the top end. the low mid and high mid knobs get you into the mix nicely and have a very wide rage of adjustment. The voicing control knob is a sweet feature I really like. It shifts the eq points gradually as you turn it more clockwise. It seems to really fatten up your tone but does scoop the mids a bit you always dial some more in from the eq. The voicing knob used in combination with the eq can give you sounds you just cannot get using the eq alone. The deep switch is by far my favorite control you get. Some people will say its only good at low practice volumes, but thats just not true. Perhaps some music styles will sound better with it off but I leave mine on 90% of the time. Its like a rumble switch. While docilely hiding in the off position your tone is very clear. I can see how in a jazz type of band you really wouldnt use the deep switch. But when you flip it to the on position it makes everything in all the adjacent rooms rumble like all hell. This amp has balls and plenty of them. I would highly recommend this amp for anyone who likes a more subdued high end that doesnt need that real high end
    Price Paid:
    699 plus tax

Comments

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  1. Flipper
    Every time I stray from Mesa I regret it. So, the Subway 800 is as good or better than any lightweight head out there. Mine has turned into a backup for my Prodigy and 400+, neither of which has ever needed a backup. It won't (the Subway) won't quite do the tube warmth thing, but its as close as you can get in a 5lb package.