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Boss Katana Air 20/30-watt Wireless Guitar Amplifier

MSRP: $549.99
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Meet the Katana-Air, the world’s first totally wireless guitar amplifier. Featuring new cutting-edge wireless guitar technology developed by BOSS, the Katana-Air gives you the freedom to jam and practice without hassling with guitar cables. And with support for battery operation, there’s no need to plug into AC either, so you can literally play anywhere!

Though compact in size, the Katana-Air is serious about sound quality. Equipped with pro amp tones and effects from the performance-class Katana amplifiers, this wireless wonder delivers premium guitar sounds for any style of music. To further extend the cable-free experience, you can wirelessly edit and organize sounds with a dedicated app and jam with songs streamed from your smartphone. With the innovative Katana-Air and your favorite axe, casual playing has never been more convenient and inspiring.

  • Totally wireless guitar amplifier with newly developed BOSS technology delivers rock-solid sound with ultra-low latency
  • Compact wireless transmitter plugs into various kinds of electric guitars and charges while docked in the amp *1
  • Transmitter provides 12 hours of playing time on a single charge, and automatically enters standby mode to conserve the charge when no activity is detected
  • Always ready to play, with motion sensing technology in the transmitter that instantly wakes the amp from power-saving standby mode
  • Premium tones derived from the Katana stage amplifier series, with five unique amp characters and access to over 50 world-class BOSS effects
  • Six onboard memories for storing favorite amp and effects setups
  • Powerful stereo speaker system with full-range sound and up to 30 watts of power *2
  • Edit and organize tones wirelessly with the BOSS Tone Studio app for iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Play along with music streamed wirelessly from a mobile device via Bluetooth®
  • Amplifier powered by eight AA-size batteries or included AC adapter
  • Aux in for connecting wired devices, plus headphones/recording out for silent practice and music production
    • The Ultimate Convenience for Jamming and Practice

      With its premium Katana sound engine and wireless operation, the Katana-Air makes it easy to enjoy rich, dynamic guitar tones—complete with advanced BOSS effects—anytime and anywhere. And that means you’ll play more often, improve your skills, and have more fun. When you want to jam at home, there’s no need to set up your big rig or rely on the dry, boxy sound of a mini practice amp. Just plug the Katana-Air’s transmitter into your guitar and riff with great sound from anywhere in the room! Thanks to its portable size and ability to run on batteries, the Katana-Air is an equally great companion for travel, parties, jam sessions with friends, and more.

    • High-Performance Wireless Technology from BOSS

      The Katana-Air features new low-latency digital wireless guitar technology developed by BOSS, providing transparent sound and ultra-quick response without any lag or dropouts. The included compact wireless transmitter plugs into various kinds of electric guitars, and has indicators for power and battery status. A convenient docking port in the amp charges the battery in the transmitter, providing up to 12 hours of total playing time per charge.

    • Always Ready to Play

      Whenever the inspiration strikes, the Katana-Air is always ready to go. It operates in standby mode to conserve energy when idle, and instantly wakes when the transmitter senses motion. This means that you can leave the transmitter connected to your guitar, and then turn the amp on simply by picking up the instrument! And when you stop playing, the transmitter returns to standby mode to conserve your charge. In addition, the transmitter automatically establishes the optimum wireless connection when docked for charging, so there’s no complicated setup required.

    • Premium Katana Amp and Effects Tones

      Equipped with the same tones and sound-shaping controls found in the performance-class Katana amplifiers, the Katana-Air offers inspiring sounds for any style. Five unique amp characters provide a wide range of tones, from sparkling clean to BOSS’s custom high-gain Brown sound. There’s even an Acoustic character optimized for playing acoustic-electric guitar. The amp also provides integrated access to over 50 BOSS effects, including mod, delay, reverb effects optimized for the Katana-Air’s stereo speaker system. And with six onboard memories, you can store and recall your favorite amp and effects setups at any time.

    • BOSS Tone Studio for iOS and Android Devices

      The wireless Katana-Air is made even more powerful with its support for external wireless operation via Bluetooth. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the dedicated BOSS Tone Studio app gives you complete control of the Katana-Air right from your smartphone or tablet. You’re able to adjust all the amp’s panel controls, and get exclusive access to effects types and routings that are only available from the app. You can also save setups to the amp’s memories, organize sound libraries on your device, and download free patch collections directly from BOSS Tone Central.

    • Listen to Your Favorite Music and Play Along

      The Katana-Air is a true stereo amplifier with two custom-tuned speakers and up to 30 watts of total power, delivering big, rich sound for both guitar amplification and full-range music reproduction. Over Bluetooth, you can stream music from your mobile device and play along with popular songs, backing tracks, YouTube lessons, and more. And when you just want to kick back, the Katana-Air performs double-duty as a high-quality mobile Bluetooth speaker for enjoying tunes from your music library.

    • Music Production and Silent Practice

      The Katana-Air also includes a stereo headphones/recording output with guitar cabinet simulation. This lets you directly record pro-quality amp tones and effects in music production software, and enjoy inspiring stereo sound when practicing quietly with headphones. It’s even possible to adjust the cab simulation’s mic position with the Air Feel control in the BOSS Tone Studio app.SPECIFICATIONS (KATANA-AIR)Rated Power Output30 W (15 W+15 W) (when using the AC adaptor)
      20 W (10 W+10 W) (when using the Alkaline batteries)Nominal Input LevelINPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
      AUX IN: -10 dBuSpeakers7.5 cm (3 inches) x 2ControlsPOWER button
      Bluetooth button
      MASTER knob

      AMP TYPE knob
      GAIN knob
      VOLUME knob

      BASS knob
      MIDDLE knob
      TREBLE knob

      BST/MOD knob
      BST/MOD button
      DELAY/FX knob
      DELAY/FX button
      TAP button
      REVERB knob
      REVERB button

      CH A button
      CH B button
      PANEL buttonIndicatorsPOWER
      Guitar Wireless
      CH A
      CH B
      TAPConnectorsInput jack: 1/4-inch phone type
      AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
      PHONES/REC OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
      TRANSMITTER IN jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      USB port: USB B type
      DC IN jackPower SupplyAC adaptor (DC 13 V)
      Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 8
      Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8Current Draw680 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline battery: Approximately 7 hours
      Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 10 hours
      * When using batteries having a capacity of 2500 mAh.
      * These can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.AccessoriesOwner’s manual
      AC adaptor
      Power cordSIZE AND WEIGHT (KATANA-AIR)Width350 mm
      13-13/16 inchesDepth144 mm
      5-11/16 inchesHeight181 mm
      7-1/8 inchesWeight (excluding batteries)2.2 kg
      4 lbs 14 ozSPECIFICATIONS (TRANSMITTER (WL-T))Nominal Input LevelINPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)ControlPower buttonIndicatorBATTERYConnectorsInput plug: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      DC IN 5 V port: USB Micro-B typePower SupplyRechargeable lithium-ion battery
      Supplied from the DC IN 5 V portCurrent Draw47 mAExpected battery life under continuous useApproximately 12 hoursSIZE AND WEIGHT (TRANSMITTER (WL-T))Width87 mm
      3-7/16 inchesDepth22 mm
      7/8 inchesHeight36 mm
      1-7/16 inchesWeight43 g
      2 oz