Boss Unveils First Katana Bass Head, New 1×12 Cabinet

Boss Katana-500 Bass Head and Katana Cabinet 112 Bass

Boss has released a few bass combo amps in the Katana series, but now they’ve unveiled the first head unit in the lineup. The Katana-500 Bass Head was introduced alongside the new Katana Cabinet 112 Bass, and though the pair make a good match, Boss introduced some new technology called Cab Resonance to help the amp work with any cab.

“Every speaker cabinet has its own characteristic impedance curve and frequency response, and these elements affect how the amplifier feeding it behaves,” the company explains. “With a simple button press, the Cab Resonance feature in the Katana-500 Bass Head calibrates the amp’s reactive output stage circuitry to match the unique properties of the connected cabinet. Our proprietary process analyzes numerous elements, including the lowest frequency that the cabinet can produce, high-end resonances, and many other factors. With this information, advanced processing dynamically enhances the output to provide superior feel and response, powerful lows, and high-definition overall sound.”

The 500-watt amp has plenty of other tricks up its sleeve, with a four-band EQ, compression, drive, and more. An onboard memory allows you to save and recall your custom setup with just a touch. Other features include an XLR line output, an Amp Feel switch, a Shape Switch, a Hi-Cut, and more. A USB port lets you connect with the Boss Tone Studio and audio recording and playback.

The Katana Cabinet 112 Bass is fitted with an Eminence Neodymium Series 12-inch woofer and a high-frequency tweeter, which has an on/off switch and two preset level settings.

The Boss Katana-500 Bass Head is available now for $799.99, while the cabinet has a price of $699.99.

Boss Katana-500 Bass Head Features:

500 Watts via Class D power amp
Cab Resonance calibration
Two Amp Feel settings
Four-band EQ
Compressor and drive controls, each with three selectable types
Shape switch with mid-scoop, bright, and wide-range options
Bottom knob
Hi Cut button with three selectable frequencies
Blend knob to mix in the dry bass sound
Pad switch to optimize the input for high-output active pickups
Onboard memory for saving and recalling a custom setup with a touch
Two high-current speaker outputs with robust locking connectors
XLR line output and headphones/recording jack
Edit tones and access over 60 effects with BOSS Tone Studio for Windows/macOS
USB connector for communicating with BOSS Tone Studio and audio recording/playback with music production software
Download and share Livesets at BOSS Tone Exchange
Optional Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor allows you to edit sounds and stream audio from an iOS or Android mobile device

Boss Katana Cabinet 112 Bass Features:

500 Watts
Eminence Neodymium Series 12-inch woofer
High-frequency tweeter with on/off switch and two preset level settings
Speaker input and link jack for connecting a second cabinet
Impedance: 8 ohms
Robust locking-style speaker connectors

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