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KTN-ART-MK2

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The Katana-Artist MkII elevates the premier model in the Katana lineup with next-generation features and flexibility. Newly voiced variations for all five amp characters double your tone choices, while onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five. Exclusive front-panel controls provide even more sound-shaping options, including a three-way Contour switch, Global EQ with three customizable curves, and a Solo boost with adjustable level. And with powerful new dual amp functionality, it's easy to link and control two Katana-Artist MkIIs for massive, ultra-wide tones.

Refined Sound For Professional Performers
Just like its predecessor, the Katana-Artist MkII has been designed with extra detail for discerning pro players. BOSS's custom Waza speaker puts the ultimate vintage rock sound under your fingers, while the cabinet's wide baffle and semi-closed back provide focused, punchy tones with rich low end and big midrange fullness. In addition, every Katana-Artist MkII amp character has been specially voiced for optimum response with the speaker and cab.

Main Features
• Professional 100-watt combo amp with enhanced tone and exclusive features
• Custom Waza 12-inch speaker realizes classic British stack speaker tone and response with increased power handling
• Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence
• Robust analog class-AB power amp section delivers authentic tone and highly musical response
• Ultra-solid cabinet construction and semi-closed back for tight, focused tone with rich low end
• Five amp characters with five variations, plus Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb sections with three variations in each
• Three-way Contour for shaping the overall tonal color and Global EQ switch with three settings (customizable in BOSS Tone Studio)
• Switchable Solo function with level control
• Integrated dual amp expansion functions for GA-FC control and true stereo effects
• Updated BOSS Tone Studio editor software for customizing sounds with over 60 BOSS effects; newly added editor features include pre and post EQs, dedicated Pedal FX, and more
• Series/parallel effect loop, external speaker outputs, and power amp input for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects
• Eight Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings
• Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes
• Mic'd cabinet emulation on the line, USB, and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio
• External control support via GA-FC foot controller, footswitches, expression pedal, and MIDI

Specs

Rated Power Output: 100 W

Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohms)
RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)

Speaker: 30 cm (12 inches) x 1

Connectors
• INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• POWER AMP IN/DUAL LINK jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms A jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• SPEAKER OUT 8 ohms 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
• GA-FC/CTL SOLO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• USB port: USB B type
• MIDI IN connector
• AC IN jack

Power Consumption: 77 W

Accessories: Owner's Manual, Power cord

Dimensions (W x D x H): 630 x 248 x 515 mm / 24-13/16 x 9-13/16 x 20-5/16 inches
Weight: 19 kg / 41 lbs 15 oz

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I found most digital amps to be a little on the thin or brittle side. They usually lack definition and low end, but this isn't the case. I guess it's a combination of the Waza speaker and the cabinet, but It was definitely worth the upgrade from the other Katana models. This amp is completely user friendly. Having the controls located on the front of the amp makes it so much easier to tweak things while you're playing, especially if you want to elevate the amp. I usually just plug and play to find out what works, I come back to the manual later, and I was able to find usable tones in a matter of minutes. The tone controls are really what make this amp so flexible. There's a contour switch, a presence knob, and a slider to switch between cabinet definition ( vintage, modern, deep). I have a few guitars, so between the tonal flexibility, and the preset bank, I was able to set up different distortion sounds to accommodate the different pickup types. All the fundamental effects are are preloaded into the amps effects bank (chorus, phaser, flange, reverb, delay etc.) But, if you're not happy with something you can use the Boss Tone studio to swap out effects. There are some interesting ones rotary, ring mod etc. The delay section is great, particularly the tape echo. I found the chorus to be less than desirable, but the amp has an effects loop, so you can always hook up your favorite pedals if need be. I've owned a few tube amps ( Marshall DSL, Peavey 5150, Vox AC ) and they've been great. But, with this amp I can focus more on playing and writing. It's loud enough to jam with, and has the flexibility to accommodate apartment/bedroom playing.
Posted by Sean on Oct 10, 2020
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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
I was lucky to get one of the few early releases of the MKII in Canada. This amp provides so much versatility right out of the box. You can set it to one of the 5 available presets (10 with the variance switch) and just get right down to playing, or you can dial in your preferred sound and then save it as a pre-set. Once you have the sound you want, use the built-in power attenuator to choose your level of volume and emulated tube breakup. I've only had it up to 50watt so far and that was enough to rattle the walls and sound amazing while doing so. I highly recommend this amp just on versatility alone, even though the sound and power handling is first class.
Posted by Steve on Mar 2, 2020
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