The BOSS Katana-Air is a portable combo amplifier that allows you to take 30W of stereo guitar tone with you wherever you may roam. Simply plug the included wireless transmitter into your guitar, dial in your favorite tone (with five models on hand, there’s many to choose from), and you’re ready to go.
If you want, you can load high-quality, BOSS-style effects into your chain utilizing a corresponding app for iOS and Android devices; this app, which gives you full control over the amplifier—as well as access to a bevy of choruses, delays, reverbs, and more—can organize your favorite amp setups and beam them straight into the Katana-Air over Bluetooth. If you want to leave the phone at home, you can load up to six user presets in the amplifier itself, and cycle between them at will.
The included transmitter can be recharged straight from a docking station conveniently located in the amp when not in use. Moreover, it utilizes motion sensing technology to switch the whole rig into standby when you’re not playing, and to wake back up instantly when you are. Lasting approximately 10 hours on eight AA batteries, the rig can rock and/or roll for a while before you need to restock on batteries. Or, you can use the included AC adapter to plug into the wall, if that’s your preference.
Connections are on hand for wired devices by means of an auxiliary input, and a stereo headphone jack lets you practice silently in stereo or record to your favorite app or DAW. For more information, please peruse the features section.
Key Features at a Glance
- Wireless guitar amplifier with proprietary BOSS transmitter for guitar
- Low-latency operation
- Custom wireless transmitter plugs into any electric guitar and charges while docked in the amp
- Transmitter provides 12 hours of playing time on a single charge
- Transmitter automatically enters standby mode to conserve the charge when no activity is detected
- Motion sensing transmitter instantly wakes the amp from power-saving standby mode
- Tones derived from the Katana stage amplifier series, with five unique amp characters and access to over 50 BOSS effects
- Six onboard memory slots for storing amp and effects setups
- 2 x 3" speakers for up to 30W of stereo power (20W, battery-powered)
- Edit/organize tones 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 8 x AA-size batteries or included AC adapter
- Auxiliary input for wired devices
- Headphones/recording output for silent practice and music production