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SUBWAY® ULTRA-LITE 1x12 BASS CABINETS

Where MESA®’s passion for Design Excellence and Portability meet the demand for Great Tone in a simple, accessible package…the next chapter in the MESA/Boogie® Bass Story awaits; Introducing the SUBWAY® ULTRA-LITE Cabinet. Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, our Lightweight Italian Poplar Cabinets are Tuned and loaded with the following features:

  • Designed & Handcrafted in Petaluma, California
  • Tuned Front Ported Tri-Port Porting™ with Aviation style bracing (superior strength/reduced weight)
  • Lightweight Italian Poplar Cabinets – Legendary Mesa Quality Construction
  • Custom Subway® Neodymium Speakers & High Frequency Horn with Premium Attenuator
  • Combination Speakon & 1⁄4” Input and Parallel Output
  • Recessed, Flip-Out Metal Handles
  • Black Bronco Vinyl with Black Metal Grille
  • Lexan Corners
  • Slip Cover

Technical Specifications

Model Subway 1x12 Subway 1x15
Input/Output Connectors
Speak-On connectors wired 1+/1-
2 x SpeakOn-1/4" (NL-4 combo) 2 x SpeakOn-1/4" (NL-4 combo)
Nominal Impedance 
Average impedance normalized up to standard value
8 ohms 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance (@ frequency) 
Minimum cabinet impedance value from 20Hz - 5kHz
7.45 ohms (@ 50.8 Hz) 6.79 ohms (@ 42.4 Hz)
Average Sensitivity (RMS) (50Hz-1000Hz)
Average sensitivity based on an RMS signal from 50Hz - 5kHz
97.5dB/1W/1M 98.5dB/1W/1M
Maximum SPL (50Hz-1000Hz)
Maximum SPL calculated from average sensitivity and maximum RMS input power
124dB/1M 125dB/1M
Average Thermal Power (RMS) (50Hz-1000Hz)
Power rating ("RMS") of L.F. driver based on EIA RS-426A standard
400 Watts 400 Watts
Average Mechanical Power (RMS) (50Hz-1000Hz) 
Average power rating ("RMS") based on average safe cone excursion
400 Watts 400 Watts
Minimum Mechanical Power (RMS) (@ frequency)
Power rating ("RMS") based on the point of maximum safe cone excursion
385 Watts (@ 74.3Hz) 400 Watts (@ 67.0Hz)
Low Freq F3 (Hz)
-3dB point of the LF response below the average response
57.5 Hz 56.6 Hz
Low Freq F6 (Hz)
-6dB point of the LF response below the average response
48.1 Hz 47.2 Hz
Low Freq F10 (Hz)
-10dB point of the LF response below the average response
41.5 Hz 38.1 Hz
High Freq Response
Nominal HF response, dependent on the position of HF attenuator
>12kHz >12kHz
Dimension 15 1/4" x 19 1/4" x 18 1/4" 19 1/4" x 19 1/4" x 18 1/4"
Weight 32.9 lbs. 37.9 lbs.

General Information

Cabinet Material Light-Weight Italian Poplar
Standard Finish Options Black Bronco Vinyl with Black Metal Grille
Corner Material Lexan
Custom Finish Options See Custom Finish Gallery

Features and Specifications

Style/Type Tuned Front Ported Tri-Porting™
Speaker(s) & Mounting Position Subway Neodymium Speaker
High Frequency Horn Yes
Horn Control and Protection Premium Attenuator
Wattage 400 Watts
Cabinet Impedance 8 Ohm (only)
Connectors Combination Speakon & 1/4" Input & Paralleled Output
Transport Assistance Optional (sold separately) - Quick Detach Transport System or Track-Loc™ Removable Casters
Additional Features Optional/Convertible Vertical Cabinet Orientation

Accessories

Slip Cover Included - Fitted Slip Cover

Weight And Dimensions

Weight 32.9 Lbs.
Height 15 1/4"
Width 19 1/4"
Depth 18 1/4"

Available Formats

DISCLAIMER: In the interest of continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. To guarantee correct fit on custom ordered cases & covers, MESA recommends that customers make personal measurements of their product, after they have been received. MESA provides these measurements as a general reference only, without guarantee or liability.