BOSS Katana-50 MkII Combo Amplifier

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Katana MkII takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Newly voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five, providing even more real-time processing to choose from. The usability has been ramped up too, with a power amp input for modelers and multi-FX, updated editor software, and many other enhancements.

Katana-50 MkII MAIN FEATURES

• Stage-ready 50-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker
• Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
• Five unique amp characters (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic), plus newly voiced variations for each
• Five independent effects sections (Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb), with three selectable variations in each
• Dedicated Pedal FX for foot-controlled wah and pedal bend
• Updated BOSS Tone Studio software for customizing your sound with over 60 different BOSS effects, channel and global EQs, adjustable routing, and much more
• Power Amp In for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
• Four Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
• Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
• Three Cab Resonance options (Vintage, Modern, and Deep), selectable in BOSS Tone Studio
• Mic'd cabinet emulation on the USB and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio
• Rear-panel connections for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal
• Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central

SPECIFICATIONS

Rated Power Output: 50 W

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

Speaker: 30 cm (12 inches) x 1

Controls:
• POWER switch
• MASTER knob
• PRESENCE knob
• POWER CONTROL switch (STANDBY, 0.5 W, 25 W, 50 W)

[AMPLIFIER]
• VARIATION button
• AMP TYPE knob (ACOUSTIC, CLEAN, CRUNCH, LEAD, BROWN)
• GAIN knob
• VOLUME knob

[EQUALIZER]
• BASS knob
• MIDDLE knob
• TREBLE knob

[MULTI 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, CH2 buttons
• PANEL button

Indicators: VARIATION, BOOSTER, MOD, FX, DELAY, REVERB, TAP, CH1, CH2, PANEL

Connectors
• INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• POWER AMP IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
• EXP PEDAL/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• USB port: USB B type
• AC IN jack

Power Consumption: 47 W

Dimensions (Includes 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

Weight: 11.6 kg / 25 lbs 10 oz

Included Accessories:
• Owner's manual
• Power cord

*0dBu=0.775 Vrms

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
Lots of power and features!Sounds great😊 It’s a keeper! Running a gt1 into power amp in which is a selling feature 👍
Posted by ETA on Mar 6, 2021
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Great amp for beginners and pros alike1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
As you can tell by the reviews, this thing is a beast. It has a ton of built-in effects and more than enough power. Build quality is fantastic as you would expect from BOSS. I have owned this thing for a year at this point and have never thought about buying another amp since. It should be noted that in order to modify the effects and tones you will need to download a free program from the BOSS website, and you will need to connect the amp to your computer with a USB-B cable, which is not included. Thankfully I had one laying around, but from what I gather those USBs are kinda uncommon so if you don't have one your gonna need to buy one separately
Posted by Guitar person on Jan 25, 2021
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Great amp...but watch for the headphone jack2 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is a wonderful, extendible-till-your-eyes-pop-out amp. But what I haven't seen anyone say and it's an important point for those of us who don't have the liberty of ripping away at full volume (i.e. needing to practice w/ headphones) THE HEADPHONE JACK SUCKS. You are literally not getting what the amp is producing because it's muddy. I had to use the USB output into my laptop's DAW in order to actually hear what my amp actually sounds like w/ headphones -- this is not a selling point.
Posted by Matt C. on Dec 14, 2020
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Tube amp for 300 bucks2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I have had the mk1 amp ever since it came out and I have been able to get any tones and effects I have ever needed. I have an old Marshall tube amp and this amp and I compared then and they sounded identical. This amp is well worth your money. But to me the amp really shines when you use the dedicated tone studio
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I have been playing for over 30 years and back in the early 90's I played in a classic rock band in local bars and used a Marshall JCM 800 Half Stack....but I have to say this Katana 50 MK 2 would be more than good enough for any gigging band without the hassle of dragging around a heavy amp.....this thing packs a wallop and would easily do a small to medium gig without being mic'd up. Highly recommend!!!!
Posted by Steve on Nov 7, 2020
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Best 50 watt amp2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
I bought this amp almost a year ago and I'm still in love with it. The preloaded effects alone are worth buying this amp; I'm still finding new tones after 11 months of playing with it every day. After creating a bunch of my own presets I bought the Boss FS-7 footswtich and it works beautifully. While the 50W version doesn't have a FX Loop you can use the phones/rec out jack and an external speaker to get around that. My Boss pedals sound great plugged in the front of the amp too. Extremely impressed with the versatility of this amp and I'm now looking at getting the 100W Katana head.
Posted by Mike Nightingale on Oct 30, 2020
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Closest StoreKingston, Ontario
I can’t get this amp to sound bad… i can’t get the cab to rattle at any volume. It does everything i ask it to, with authority. I would definitely play club gigs with the 50 watt version. Boss never lets me down. Five stars
Posted by cj rogers on Sep 3, 2020
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Amazing Practice Amp!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
I've been jamming with a Spider V 30 for a few years and built a good base on that, but plugging into this thing is a different beast. I even upgraded to the MkII for that amp, but its pales in comparison to the tones from this. Instantly I was able to dial in a rich tone, and experiment with different FX and pedals. No matter if I was chugging, playing chords, riffing, or even practicing solos - this amp was able to output a high-quality sound that I am in love with. It may not have the fancy features of a GTX50, but it packs much more a meaty punch, and I am in love with the sounds. Besides, most phones can do all those things nowadays (tuners, backing loops, metronome, etc). I've only used the 0.5 and 25W modes, and even with Master at 8 o' clock, it was producing insane amounts of sound. This toy is definitely my latest addiction!
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Closest StoreToronto (Long & McQuade Pro), Ontario
Just be ware, 100w upward versions have a direct-out so you can easily plug it to your DAW. No microphone hassle ; p . Remember, 50w regretfully and disappointingly doesn't have it!!
Posted by Tan on Aug 6, 2020
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Closest StoreWhite Rock, British Columbia
The amp sounds fine with boss products but doesnt go well with a allot of pedals
Posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2020
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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
I bought this amp a few days ago and have to say I love it. Best sounding amp for this price, easily sounds as good as amps that cost much more. The half watt mode is great for my apartment too, Only thing I wish was different the placement of the controls. I am not fond of them on top, would be much better on the front like the artist series but I will prob use the app on my pc for that stuff anyway. More control. Love it.
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I have owned the original boss katana 50 for about 2 years now and it's phenomenal. I wanted something so I wouldn't have to waste money on pedals and this is exactly it. Buy this amp and a foot switch and you can't go wrong. It's well worth the money. I have never had a problem with it. It's been working great and I plan on getting the head and a 4x12 cab. Boss makes great amps
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This amp is hands down the best amp I’ve owned and it’s not even close. For a practice amp I had a little 20 watt Fender Mustang 1 and it sounded decent enough for the price and for regular rock but I love playing metal. And this amp has the tone I need, I’m after a deeper for crunchy tone that sounds great in drop tunings for more modern metal. This amp NAILS it. You’ll pay double for triple trying to match its sound, which I’m sure some people do because they may not think of BOSS as being a go to when it comes to amps. Don’t be them, save your money. It has over 60 BOSS effect pedals and TONS of other features on their app. I mean the savings on the pedals alone is worth it. Last I’ll say is that it also has excellent clean channels. Not that tin/hollow sound it’s a nice full clean tone. And you can switch to “crunch” channel for a little break up for some blues jam outs. 100% would recommend. To me, this is the best practice or jam amp in the market within $600 of this price atleast.
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This is the best amp I've ever had. Tonality is unreal, the Boss Tone Central allows you to plug your amp into your computer and download tones for literally any artist or song imaginable. i have yet to turn the volume past 10oclock since 10oclock is super loud. I can only imagine what noon and forward would sound like. You can play this amp as low as it goes and still have the best tone response. Also a feature that i've used since day 1 is the rec-line out. You can use programs like Garageband or Logic on your computer once you've plugged the USB from your amp to your computer. At this point you can record your playing and it works amazingly. Best 300$ i've ever spent. This is literally the best amp.
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Henderson Hwy.), Manitoba
the best amp I’ve ever owned hands down. Out of the box the tone is great for most styles but i found if you really want to unlock its full potential you need to hook it up to a computer and run boss tone central . It’s emulated output is far superior to an old fashioned line out. It’s compact and light so transport is a breeze . For such a small amp it sure is loud .
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Great amp. Effects, build and modelling is top notch. Sounds easily as good as my tube amp. The bonus is no maintenance, swapping tubes etc...and you have tons of quality effects at your disposal. Highly recommend
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This is a masterpiece of a amp. The loads of Boss effects alone is all you’ll need. Straight out the box, you can’t go wrong.
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I was looking for a decent combo amp for a while and had decided on the Boss Katana right when they released the Mk2. I had played the MK1 in store and was super pleased with it so figured I’d wait for the Mk2 to hit stores. In the mean time I rented a Line 6 spider V 60watt so I Atleast had something to use while I waited. I picked up the Mk2 finally and boy does this thing make the line 6 seem like a toy when it comes to the tones that come out of it. Super easy to dial in great sounds from the 12” speaker and boy is it loud! I haven’t tried out the computer software but I am more than pleased. The aesthetics and build quality all seem great to top it all off. If you’re looking for a great amp that doesn’t break the bank this is the one.
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