PREMIUM TONE, WIRELESS FREEDOM
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.
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KATANA-AIR Totally Wireless Guitar Amp System
KATANA-AIR Totally Wireless Guitar Amp System Introduction
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
*1 Compatible guitars
*2 The Katana-Air produces 30 watts of power when connected to AC, and 20 watts of power when running on batteries.
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 Output 30 W (15 W+15 W) (when using the AC adaptor)
20 W (10 W+10 W) (when using the Alkaline batteries) Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
AUX IN: -10 dBu Speakers 7.5 cm (3 inches) x 2 Controls POWER button
AMP TYPE knob
CH A button
CH B button
PANEL button Indicators POWER
TAP Connectors Input 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 jack Power Supply AC adaptor (DC 13 V)
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 8
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8 Current Draw 680 mA Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline 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. Accessories Owner’s manual
Leaflet USING THE UNIT SAFELY
Power cord SIZE AND WEIGHT (KATANA-AIR) Width 350 mm
13-13/16 inches Depth 144 mm
5-11/16 inches Height 181 mm
7-1/8 inches Weight (excluding batteries) 2.2 kg
4 lbs 14 oz SPECIFICATIONS (TRANSMITTER (WL-T)) Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm) Control Power button Indicator BATTERY Connectors Input plug: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN 5 V port: USB Micro-B type Power Supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Supplied from the DC IN 5 V port Current Draw 47 mA Expected battery life under continuous use Approximately 12 hours SIZE AND WEIGHT (TRANSMITTER (WL-T)) Width 87 mm
3-7/16 inches Depth 22 mm
7/8 inches Height 36 mm
1-7/16 inches Weight 43 g
2 oz * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms *The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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