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IR-2 Amp and Cabinet Pedal

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IR-2 Amp and Cabinet Pedal

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IR-2 Amp and Cabinet Pedal
IR-2 Amp and Cabinet Pedal
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Take Your Signature Sound Everywhere

When using a regular guitar amplifier, getting consistent tones in different performance situations can sometimes be a challenge. With the compact and versatile IR-2 in your rig, you're always ready to deliver your signature sound directly to a house PA or recording setup when needed. Choose from 11 premium amp types paired with Celestion Digital IRs and instantly tweak your sound via simple controls. Use the mono/stereo loop for post-amp effects and plug in headphones for monitoring and quiet practice. And with onboard USB-C, you can easily interface with music software and load in your favourite cab IRs.


• Premium amp emulator and cabinet IR loader in a BOSS compact pedal
• Exceptional audio quality with 32-bit floating-point processing and 96 kHz sampling rate
• Eleven different amp types and high-quality cab IRs from Celestion Digital
• Simple user interface with Level, Gain, Bass, Middle, and Treble controls
• Ambience effect with dedicated control
• Mono input and stereo outputs
• Mono/stereo loop for patching in mod, delay, and reverb effects after the amp emulation
• Headphones jack for practice
• USB-C for recording and audio playback via a computer or iOS device
• Switch between two amp/cab tones with the pedal switch or an external footswitch
• Dedicated IR-2 IR Loader app (macOS/Windows) for loading your own cabinet IRs
• Amp and cabinet sections can be turned on/off independently for isolated use
• BOSS five-year warranty

Pro Guitar Sounds to Go
The IR-2 packs the inspiring sounds of classic tube amps and mic'd speaker cabinets in a standard stompbox footprint, giving you easy access to studio-grade tones on quiet stages, fly dates, recording gigs, and practice sessions. Backed by decades of BOSS tone expertise, every selection delivers the same expressive nuance and dynamic touch response of a real amp and cabinet. Audio quality is also top-notch, thanks to advanced DSP, 32-bit floating point processing, and a 96 kHz sampling rate.

Immediate Sound Creation
With the IR-2's intuitive interface, you'll be ready to play in seconds. Simply select an amp type and tweak the sound with familiar amp-style controls. Then twist the Ambience knob to add some natural spaciousness and depth if desired. You can plug your other pedals into the IR-2's input, just like you would with an amp. If you want to go further, use the send/return loop to patch mod, delay, and reverb effects into the chain after the amp sounds. The TRS return jack supports stereo operation, letting you pass stereo effects to the IR-2's audio outputs.

Inspiring Tones for Every Style
Eleven solid platforms dish up every guitar amp flavor, from famous tube combos to vintage and modern stacks. There are also several original BOSS amps, including a high-gain Brown type derived from the Katana series. The amps are all paired with curated Celestion Digital IRs for dialing up polished sounds right away. If you prefer to use cab IRs from your own collection, you can load them into the pedal via USB-C and a dedicated app.

IR-2 Guitar Amps and Cabinet IRs

CLEAN - BOSS original amp with a natural clean sound, 1x12" Celestion V-Type
TWN - Fender Twin Reverb, 2x12" Celestion A-Type
TWEED - 1959 Fender Bassman, 4x10" Celestion G10 Gold
DIAMOND - Vox AC-30, 2x12" Celestion Blue
CRUNCH - BOSS original amp with a high-clarity crunch sound, 2x12" Celestion G12-65
BRIT - Marshall 1959 Super Lead, 4x12" Celestion G12M-Heritage
HI-GAIN - BOSS original amp with smooth, well-defined gain sounds, 4x12" Celestion G12M Creamback
SLDN - Soldano SLO-100, 4x12" Celestion Vintage 30
BROWN - BOSS original high-gain amp derived from the Katana series, 4x12" Celestion G12M-Heritage
MODDED - BOSS original amp with extreme gain and high definition, 4x12" Celestion G12K-100
RFIER - MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier (Channel 2, Modern mode), 4x12" Celestion Vintage 30

*Company names and product names shown above are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. They are used because it is the most practical way of describing the sounds that are emulated using DSP technology.


- Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz

- AD Conversion: 24 bits + AF method
*AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.

- DA Conversion: 32 bits

- Processing: 32-bit floating point

- IR cabinet data format: Mono, Maximum 500 ms, 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16 bits linear/24 bits linear/32-bit floating point

- Preset IR cabinet: 11

- User IR cabinet slot: 11
*These are the same slots as the preset IR cabinet.

- Nominal Input Level: INPUT, RETURN: -20 dBu

- Maximum Input Level: INPUT, RETURN: +7 dBu

- Input Impedance: INPUT, RETURN: 1 MΩ

- Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND, PHONES: -20 dBu

- Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND, PHONES: +7 dBu

- Output Impedance:

- Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND: 10 kΩ or greater
PHONES: 44 Ω or greater

- Bypass: Buffered bypass

- Controls
Type knob
GAIN knob
LEVEL knob
BASS knob
Pedal switch

- Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of Channel and check battery)

- Connectors
INPUT jack, OUTPUT A (MONO) jack, OUTPUT B jack, SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
RETURN jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
CH SEL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB port: USB Type-C(R)

- Power Supply
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22, commercially available)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

- Current Draw: 160 mA

- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (6LR61)

- Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm (2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-3/8 inches)
- Weight (including battery): 450 g (1 lb)

- Accessories
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Dry battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)

*0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Q & A

Question: Is this for electric 6-strings only, or will it work properly with a bass guitar?
- asked on Jan 18, 2024
Answer: This is designed for guitar only.

There are no bass amp models on the pedal.

- answered by Marquise Lepage
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Future full solid unit! 10 of 14 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
This is a pretty incredible unit but unsurprising coming from a solid company like boss. I've been playing guitar for the last 30 years and the last time I tried an amp simulator was in the mid-90s with some of the old school DigiTech products. This little unit is feature packed, sounds incredible, customizable with your own IR's, and bomb proof. I bought this to be able to match the sound that I get from my Blues Junior so it would be one less thing that I have to carry when gigging. This definitely fits the bill and gives me the sound that I needed!
Posted by Richard on Dec 16, 2023
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