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BOSS WAZA Tube Amp Expander

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Bringing together a diverse range of professional tone tools for the very first time, the Waza Tube Amp Expander elevates the tube amp experience to a new level of versatility for stage performing and studio recording. This amazing device does it all - it's a variable reactive load box, active analog power stage, mic'd cab simulator, IR loader, and recording interface, all in one integrated unit that's road-ready and easy to use. With extensive connectivity, built-in BOSS effects, 10 fully customizable rig setups, and deep real-time control, you have unparalleled creative command for any scenario. Packed to the max with breakthrough BOSS innovations, the Waza Tube Amp Expander is an essential companion for every tube amp player.

Features
• Advanced variable reactive load circuit with discrete analog components supports tube amps up to 150 watts
• User-adjustable impedance tuning correctly matches the reactive load to your amp, retaining its natural tone, dynamic feel, and distortion characteristics
• 10 recallable rig settings for storing favourite setups
• Deep real-time performance control via GA-FC/FS-series footswitches and MIDI I/O
• Built-in 100-watt Class AB power amplifier with discrete analog design and seamless volume control
• Powerful DSP section with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
• Customizable stereo effects with premium tone quality: compressor, delay, reverb, and four EQs
• Seven mic'd cabinet emulations with five selectable mic types, plus four slots for loading user speaker IRs
• External effects loop with selectable series/parallel operation and control jack for switching amp channels
• Parallel speaker outputs for connecting up to two cabs for gigging
• Balanced XLR line outputs (mono and L/R stereo) for connecting to FOH console, stage monitors, and recording devices
• Headphones output for quiet practice with cranked-up amp tones
• Dedicated editor software (Mac/Windows)
• USB for direct audio recording and editor communication

Specifications

FROM TUBE AMP Input
• Maximum Input Power: 150 W
• Input Impedance: 4/8/16 ohms (selectable)
• Safety Load (power off): 16 ohms

TO SPEAKER Output
• Rated Power Output: 100 W (8 ohms)
• Load Impedance: 4-16 ohms

Nominal Output Level
• LINE OUT L/R: +4 dBu
• LINE OUT MONO (FOH): +4 dBu

FX LOOP Nominal Output Level: -10/+4 dBu (selectable)

Maximum Output Level
• LINE OUT L/R: +20 dBu
• LINE OUT MONO (FOH): +20 dBu
• FX LOOP SEND: +6 dBu (-10) /+20 dBu (+4)

Input Impedance: FX LOOP RETURN: 1 M ohm

Output Impedance
• LINE OUT L/R: 600 ohms
• LINE OUT MONO (FOH): 600 ohms
• FX LOOP SEND: 1 k ohm

Connectors
• FROM TUBE AMP jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• SPEAKER OUT jacks (OUT A, OUT B): 1/4-inch phone type
• LINE OUT L/R connectors: XLR type
• LINE OUT MONO (FOH) connector: XLR type
• PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
• SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• FX LOOP jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• GA-FC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• AMP CTL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• USB COMPUTER port: USB B type
• MIDI (IN, THRU/OUT) connectors
• AC IN jack

Power Consumption: 100 W

Accessories: Owner's manual, Power cord, Rack mount angle x 2 (for EIA-2U), GA-FC sticker

SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width: 380 mm (15 inches)
Depth: 296 mm (11-11/16 inches)
Height: 110 mm (4-3/8 inches)
Weight: 6.8 kg (15 lbs)

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
My experience with this unit has been positive after taking the time to learn all the functions and understand how it works with my other gear. Be warned it is not plug and play! I have an assortment of amps from a 20 watt z, 30 watt matchless, 50 watt Mesa to an assortment of 100 watt heads. Every amp requires different settings to achieve good results. Input and gain settings need to be adjusted differently than just going straight into your favourite cabs. I have found it is important that you run this into your board line level and bypass the mic pre’s. Otherwise is does tend to create noise. Other than that it sounds great!
Posted by Johnny on Mar 2, 2020
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Very good product BUT one thing.1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I had a boss Waza and it's truly a great product. sounds, features, usability. I used it with low wattage amps (I am not sure if it's the thing) and it worked like a charm. I used it with my Z Wreck 30W (This thing is loud) and once I connected everything (I use high quality cables and etc) I had a contact feedback unless I get around 6ft from the unit. I simply could not use it with the Z Wreck (which is my best and more usable amp). it's a killer, eat value for all the features but you will have to make sure it works for you.
Posted by Adir Iakya on Feb 11, 2020
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Boss Waza amp expander3 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I had high hopes for this unit, did some research all reviews were saying how great this unit was. That was not my experience. When I ran direct out of the unit to my PA it sounded like bees in a nest, terrible sound. I don't know if my unit was defective but it did not sound good. I returned this unit and purchased a H and K red box and it sounded great much better than the Boss. Yes I know the red box doesn't have the functions the Boss does but what is the point when it sounds like crap. I don't know but this unit did not work for me and for the price it should have.
Posted by Tim on Dec 5, 2019
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Great Unit!!!!!!! ........But......5 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
I bought this unit last week and hooked it up to my JCM800. Sound quality was mint. The effects are awesome. Very user friendly. However. It would only allow me to set my amp at #2(9 o’clock ) volume on my 100watt amp. If I boosted or used a wah pedal in front of the amp the unit would feedback. Even with the volume on the guitar down. The only way it would stop was if I was at least 5 feet away from the unit. I returned it today. To the London north store fully knowing I would have to pay a restocking fee...no problem for me .... however the guys at the store must have been having a bad day. They seemed to be insulted that I was returning it. They said the unit makes every amp sound great...I agreed... then told them to try it with a wah or overdrive in front of the amp. Even with the volume rolled back it still squealed... they said I must have hooked it up wrong. I said nothing else. Bit my lip.. I have all high end gear(newer gear) I tried it any way I could to eliminate cables,ground hum,changed guitars and pedals and amps. The results at the end were the same. Great unit! But be warned. Test it with your pedals and your own amp before you pay the 1,599.00 price tag.
Posted by Corey on Nov 16, 2019
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L&M @ NAMM 2019: Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander
Description: Jeff from Boss demonstrates the Waza Tube Amp Expander at NAMM 2019.