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Did Eden discontinue the WT400 or WT600?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by armybass, Mar 8, 2005.


  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Saw a new catalog the other day and among others the WT400 and WT600 were not listed?
     
  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    The answer is yes....I had to actually call them for the answer. Guess no one knew or cares :confused:
     
  3. Hmmm... tis unfortunate.

    There are many people who, if faced with the situation of having to replace their WT 600 or 400, would buy the same thing. Me included.
     
  4. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    They replaced the 400 with the 405, just as they replaced the 300 with the 330 a couple years ago (but they seem to have discontinued the 330 too). I would imagine that the 600 just wasn't that popular. I think most people looking to bi-amp just skip the 600 and get the 800. Just a guess, though. They discontinued the WT-500 a while back because it just wasn't very popular.

    I just got a 1997 WT-400 and I'm lovin' it. I hate the styling of the 330 and 405. The slanty front just looks cheesy. There's something bad-ass looking about the styling of the real-deal WTs.

    Jake
     
  5. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    well, they also have the very popular wt-550 which kinda' bridges the gap between the 300, 400, 500 and 600 (they had too many amps with wattage too close anyways, dontcha' think? :bag: )
     
  6. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    No, not exactly. The 550 is a mono head, as is the 300 and 400. The 500, 600, and 800 are bi-amp heads. So, the 500 and 550 were very different animals. But the differences in the 500 and 600 weren't much...

    Jake
     
  7. The WT-500 doesn't have the crossover, unlike the WT-600/800.
     
  8. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    My local shop has a 400, 500 and 600. If you guys could get one of them which wopuld it be and why?


    Thanks
     
  9. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    BTW, I run two SWR Goliath Jr's (4 ohms ea.). I usually don't need the Biamping option, actually I have never used it.

    So does this make the 400 or the 500 a better choice than the 600 for me.
     
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    My guess is that the 400 wasn't selling because it ws priced too close to the 550, and because of Eden offering the option of fatory upgrades (A great thing!) people wern't moving "up" to the 400 from old 300's. I'd bet the WT sales have been affected by the 550 too, more and more people are running bridged mono and the World Tours don't bridge into 4 ohms (kinda defeats the purpose). If you had a choice between 750 into 4 ohms (traveler 550) or 800 into 8 ohms for more money what would you take. If you'll notice the new stuff WT 1205, WT 1550, all bridge into 4 ohms. With there old line Eden was actually offering amps that were bigger WT600, Less powerfull WT 600 then, had less headroom, basically you were paying for Biamping capabilities while the market is going to more and more full range cabinets. Too put it bluntly Eden was competing with itself and losing!
     
  11. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    I'm hanging on to my WT-400. Forever. :)
     
  12. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    i would think the 600 is the better choice because it's a stereo amp, and you could run each side @ 300w into 4 ohms - you don't have to biamp it. then you could use all kinds of stereo effects ;)
     
  13. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    I use a pair of identical cabs, so I don't need to bi-amp and I don't really use effects so the stereo benefits wouldn't apply to me.

    My WT-400 will most likely last me quite a while. :)

    Jake
     
  14. For the greatest power and flexibility, I would recommend the WT600. The WT600 does not need to be run in biamp mode, and also offers full-range 300W x 2 into 4 ohms. Second choice would be the WT500, which has a little less power.

    WT500 is 250W x 2 into 4 ohms.

    WT400 is 400W into 4 ohms.
     
  15. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Thanks guys. It will be either the WT400 or WT600 I think. The WT400 is cool because I can get 400 watts out of just one cab if I need to but I could not run both cabs with the WT400, as it has a min load of 4 ohms and I have two 4 ohm cabs. But you are right, I could run the WT600 with either both cabs or just the one. But I would be limited to 300 watts. The 550 could give me a better deal as it can be run at a 2 ohm load but it is not discontinued and I could not get as good of a deal on it.
     
  16. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Oh yeah, they have 2 WT400's and 2 WT600's new in the box and a bunch of 330's. I am going to see what's the best deal I can get and that will make a big part of my decision.