Every month, we compile a list of announcements, releases, and rumours from amp and speaker makers big and small. Here are our favourites from the past month.
This new cab (pictured above) represents Barefaced Audio’s first foray into guitar amplifiers. It strays away from conventional open- or closed-back designs, featuring a patent-pending Augmented Vent Diffractor enclosure instead. The cab is available in American or British voicings.
2Mesa Boogie Subway WD-800 Bass Amp
With the WD-800, Mesa Boogie has combined the warm, soulful presence of its WalkAbout tube preamp section with the tonality of a Class D output power section. The result: what the brand describes as “the ultimate lightweight hybrid”.
3Suhr Reactive Load IR
As you’d probably have guessed, this new gizmo is inspired by Suhr’s original one-knob Reactive Load. It features 16 Suhr speaker cab impulse responses expertly captured by Celestion. Overall, it’s a versatile tool that may just be an ideal replacement for an expensive speaker cab.