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Mesa Boogie Subway D-800 Class D Bass Head

Mesa Boogie Subway D-800 Class D Bass Head

MESA/Boogie Subway D-800: Masterful Tone Meets Ultimate Portability

Introducing the Mesa Boogie Subway D-800, a marvel of modern bass amplification where Mesa's passion for design excellence and portability converge to meet the demands for outstanding tone in a streamlined, easy-to-use package. This pioneering ultra-lightweight, professionally power-rated Class D bass amp head offers a robust 800 watts of power. Engineered for versatility, it is equipped to dominate any venue, from intimate clubs to expansive concert stages, all while being compact enough to fit in the pocket of your gig bag.

Powerful and Feature-Rich Preamp

The Subway D-800 boasts a solid-state preamp that's easy to navigate yet loaded with all the tonal shaping controls a bassist could need. Features include a variable high-pass filter ranging from 30Hz to 150Hz and a variable voicing control from flat to a vintage scoop. A fully active 4-band EQ with sweepable low-mid and high-mid frequency controls, along with dedicated Deep and Bright switches, provide extensive sound sculpting options, ensuring your bass tone can adapt to any musical context.

Unmatched Output with Class D Efficiency

At the heart of the Subway D-800 is its lightweight and compact Class D power amp, delivering a substantial 800 watts at 4 or 2 ohms, or 400 watts at 8 ohms, ensuring ample headroom and performance reliability. The design includes protection and limit LED indicators, which safeguard the amp and optimize its operation, regardless of the rigors of touring and frequent use.

Professional Connectivity and Extras

This bass head is fitted with two Speakon output jacks and supports an impedance of 8, 4, or 2 ohms, allowing for flexible speaker pairing. The balanced XLR out includes switches for Pre/Post, Line/Mic, and Ground Lift, making direct recording and live sound setup seamless and efficient. Additionally, a fully buffered series FX loop and an external switching jack for a mute function (footswitch sold separately) enhance its stage-ready capabilities.

Portable and Practical Design

Despite its powerful output, the Subway D-800 maintains a remarkably manageable weight of just 6.3 pounds and dimensions of 2.625" H x 13.25" W x 10.15" D. It includes a protective gig bag with a shoulder strap, ensuring it is as easy to transport as it is impressive in performance.


  • Preamp Type: Solid-State
  • Power Amp: Class D
  • Output Power: 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms, 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms
  • Controls: Variable High-Pass Filter, Variable Voicing, 4-Band EQ, Deep and Bright Switches
  • Connectivity: 2 Speakon Outputs, Balanced XLR Out, FX Loop, External Switching Jack
  • Additional Features: Headphone Output, Auxiliary Input
  • Dimensions: 2.625" H x 13.25" W x 10.15" D
  • Weight: 6.3 lbs
  • Included Accessories: Gig bag with shoulder strap