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WT-800 to WT-800B

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Mar 18, 2006.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is more or less a test post. Apparently, I can now create new posts on my home computer.

    So I might as well talk about something. I'm still waiting on the ring and valve job on my WT-800. When that thing shows up, I'm going to plug it into my HT-322 and plug my new 5-24 into the amp and let 'er rip. If it doesn't sound bitchen, I'm going to go bowling.

    I'll use this thread to keep you all abreast of the situation.
     
  2. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I have confidence in the upgrade, I think your ball will stay in the bag.
    Did that sound funny.:eyebrow:
     
  3. That should be some kind of tone, Munji!

    Very nice rig.

    -Bernie
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    OK, what about the other one?
     
  5. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I thought hard about the upgrade, but for $500, to only get another 200 watts and the ability to run at 4 ohms seemed a little steep to me. Had it been more power, or the ability to run at 2 ohms, I might have pulled the trigger.
     
  6. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    and isnt that what we all end up doing? :D
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You can run two ohms a side in stereo or bi-amp. 1100 minus 800 is 300.
     
  8. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Interesting...I didn't know that. So do you get 1100 watts total from each side in stereo? If so, that's not bad, I just don't understand why they didn't add the ability to run at 2 ohm in bridged mono as well.
     
  9. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I've never seen an amp that could do 2ohms bridged / 1 ohm per side.
     
  10. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I've had other stereo amps that were able to opperate this way, but not bass amps.
    I was hoping to have the amp be able to opperate in a similar manner as the WT-550 does into 2 ohm.
     
  11. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I think they should just put out a yet more powerful mono head that can do 2 ohms.
     
  12. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    no,

    that's 1100 watts @ 4 ohms total using the bridge. and the amp still does 880 watts @ 8 ohms bridged, which is still dangnabbit, kick down the doors and hear your momma yell loud.
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, you get 1,100 bridged mono into 4. You get 550 a side into two. But it's a 300 watt increase in bridge.

    I don't know any bass amps that will bridge into 2 ohms. Eden built the new one to bridge into 4 after continuing complaints about it only bridging into 8.
     
  14. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Back when I was into the car stereo thing, there were a few very high end amp builders that were building some competition series amps that would bridge down to a 1 ohm load or 1/2 ohm stereo if you can imagine that with zero problems. I'm sure it can be done for bass amps, it's just not really needed.

    Anyway, I love my WT-800 and WT-550 amps, but it seems like if I want more power from the 800, instead of doing the upgrade, maybe moving up to the 1205 makes more sense. My only hesitation would be that they changed the preamp, but from a power perspective, it seems great.
     
  15. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    I have the 1205 and you won't miss a thing in the preamp unless you do massive tweaking. On the other hand, having two channels with seperate defeatable compressors is very nice. The Dynamic boost buttons are pretty sweet too. Adds more fullness at lower levels (Fletcher/Munson type thing).

    As for the power. I have always thought that Edens are very conservatively rated. This WT-1205 is replacing my Navigator/WT-1000 rig and both will flat out knock your arse over.

    Powerful mojo in them amps.

    I have a Bergantino NV610 coming in Late May and it'll be interesting to hear the combination. Also going to try the DB750 with the NV610.
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    How do you not have 11,000 posts yet;)
    I look forward to your review of the upgrade. I don't think you'll hate it at all.
    I used my wt800B last night bridged into a Schroder 410 with a G&L 2500, it was massive!




     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I've cut back after being called a "post whore" by someone.
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Munji: of course I'm just kidding-post away! What's turnaround time and when will we hear back on the upgrade?
     
  19. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    Any word back on your upgrade? Some of us need to know! :)
     
  20. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    Amplifier Power Rating:

    RMS output per channel:
    300 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    440 Watts @ 4 Ohms
    550 Watts @ 2 Ohms

    RMS output in Bridge Mode:
    880 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    1100 Watts @ 4 Ohms

    From the OLDER WT800/600/500 manual:

    The WT-800 produces 400 watts of pure power into 4 ohms (240watts into 8 ohms) with 3db of dynamic headroom. (no other wattage breakdowns off the PDF manual).