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BOSS Katana-50 EX Gen 3 1×12 50W Guitar Combo Amplifier

Brand: BOSS
SKU: KTN503EX

Original price was: $649.00.Current price is: $549.00.

A compact 50-watt combination amplifier with expanded performance capabilities compared to the Katana-50 Gen 3 model.

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Description

Katana Gen 3 evolves the acclaimed BOSS stage amp series, taking your guitar ambitions to the next level. New Tube Logic enhancements further improve the core platform for even better sound, feel, and response. This includes an expressive, pushed amp character that fans of edge-of-breakup will love. The BOSS Tone Studio app has also been updated, making remote amp and effect editing workflows more intuitive than ever. Packed with inspiring sonic tools and diverse connectivity options, Katana Gen 3 is an essential centerpiece for studio recording, live performance, and daily practice.

The Katana-50 EX Gen 3 model extends the core features of the Katana-50 Gen 3 with enhancements for live performers. Additions include an upgraded speaker, Line Out and Stereo Expand functions, and GA-FC/GA-FC EX Foot Controller support.


Versatile Connectivity

  • Power Amp In for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
  • Stereo Expand function to link with a second Katana amp
  • Stereo headphones jack, line output, and USB output with IR-based cabinet sound
  • Record/playback tracks in music production software on a computer or mobile device* via a USB-C® *Compatibility with all third-party devices and software is not guaranteed.

Expansion Options

  • Jacks for up to two footswitches and an expression pedal
  • Supports the GA-FC and GA-FC EX Foot Controllers for complete stage control
  • Optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (BT-DUAL) for wireless audio playback from a mobile device and remote editing from the BTS app (iOS/Android)

BOSS Tone Studio

  • Newly updated interface for a more intuitive workflow
  • Customize the onboard effects with over 60 premium BOSS types
  • Detailed amp and effect editing tools, including deep parameter controls, effect order, and more
  • Three Cabinet Resonance options: Vintage, Modern, and Deep
  • Customize the IR-based cabinet sound for the headphones, line out, and USB recording output
  • Fine-tune the three Contour settings
  • Shape the overall tone with multiple EQs
  • Save and organise Livesets for different playing applications

Download “BOSS TONE STUDIO for KATANA GEN 3” for Windows/macOS
Download “BTS for KATANA GEN 3” for iOS
Download “BTS for KATANA GEN 3” for Android


Katana Gen 3: Inspiration Unbound
Backed by our advanced Tube Logic amplifier architecture and reactive Class AB power, the BOSS Katana series has become a standard for guitarists everywhere since its introduction in 2016. Katana amps embody decades of BOSS development knowledge, providing professional, tube-inspired sound coupled with modern ad vantages like onboard effects, one-touch memory recall, deep sound customization, and reduced weight. Katana Gen 3 elevates the lineup with even more range and versatility, bringing you a playing experience that goes where no other amps can.

Refined Tube Logic Tones
Tube Logic recreates tube circuitry and all its complex interactions at a component level. Our approach continues to evolve with refinements to the five amp characters available in previous Katana models, including the iconic high- gain Brown type. The new Pushed character spotlights internal dynamic enhancements with the pleasing touch- responsive gain of a clean combo driven into harmonic saturation. All six amp characters also include a selectable variation for 12 distinctive tones. In comparison with the standard 50-watt model, Katana-50 EX Gen 3 features an upgraded speaker for increased projection and resonance on stage.

“Sweet Spot” Sound at Any Volume
As every tube amp lover knows, the sound becomes richer, fuller, and more responsive as you turn up the volume. Unfortunately, it also gets way too loud for many playing situations. An external power attenuator is a common solution, but it can introduce artifacts that color the amp’s tone and feel. The integrated Power Control in Katana Gen 3 delivers the best of all worlds, letting you dial in cranked-amp inspiration with no adverse effect on the sound. Just turn the panel knob to transparently harness the level for everything from live stage playing to daily bedroom jams.

Features

  • Third-generation Katana amplifier with evolved Tube Logic sound and expressiveness
  • 50-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker designed for stage performance
  • Distinctive gray and black matrix grill
  • Six amp characters—including the newly developed Pushed type—plus a selectable variation for each
  • Five independent effects sections: Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb
  • Four Tone Setting memories for storing all amp and effect settings
  • Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
  • Updated Boss Tone Studio app (Windows/macOS) for remote editing from a computer or mobile device
  • Download and share Katana sounds on BOSS Tone Exchange
  • Compatible with sounds created on previous stage-class Katana models

Specification

Rated Power Output
50 W

Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohms)
AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)

Speaker
30 cm (12 inches) x 1

Controls
POWER switch
MASTER knob
POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, HALF, MAX)

Amplifier
VARIATION button
AMP TYPE switch (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, PUSHED, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
GAIN knob
VOLUME knob

Equaliser
BASS knob
MIDDLE knob
TREBLE knob

Effect
BOOSTER button
MOD button
FX button
DELAY button
REVERB button
TAP button
BOOSTER knob
MOD knob
FX knob
DELAY knob
REVERB knob

Tone Setting
CH1 button
CH2 button
PANEL button

Indicators
VARIATION
BOOSTER
MOD
FX
DELAY
REVERB
TAP
SOLO
CH1
CH2
PANEL

Connectors
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
POWER AMP IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
STEREO PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
CTL CH1/CH2 SOLO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
EXP PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB port: USB C type
BLUETOOTH ADAPTOR SLOT: BluetoothⓇ Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor
AC IN jack

Power Consumption
47 W

Products Dimensions (Include handle and rubber feet)
470 (W) x 238 (D) x 398 (H) mm
18-9/16 (W) x 9-3/8 (D) x 15-11/16 (H) inches

Product Weight
11.7 kg
25 lbs 13 oz

Accessories
Owner's Manual
Power cord
GA-FC sticker

Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H
GA FOOT CONTROLLER (GA-FC,GA-FC EX)
BluetoothⓇ Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (Model BT-DUAL)
Amplifier Stand: BAS-1

  • 0 dBu=0.775 Vrms

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 44 × 31 × 53 cm
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