BOSS RV-500 Reverb

SKU: # 505706
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Your Price: $499.99 CDN


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Journey to new dimensions of time and space with the RV-500, the most powerful and versatile reverb processor BOSS has ever produced. This multifaceted creation machine features class-defying 32-bit AD/DA along with 32-bit/96 kHz floating point processing and immense programmability, putting pro-level studio reverb and more at your feet.

Twelve modes and 21 newly developed reverb algorithms deliver a huge range of textures, from complementary ambience to deep, immersive sonic atmospheres. And thanks to the RV-500s high-octane DSP, you can access a full-featured digital delay along with every reverb patch, and even run two reverb patches at once! Adding in MIDI I/O, support for external footswitch/expression control, and USB for connection to the free RV-500 Editor/Librarian software, the RV-500 is simply the most advanced reverb pedal available, bar none.


  • Studio-level sound with first-in-class 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate

  • 12 modes with 21 reverb types, all with deep editing parameters

  • Includes a wide range of reverb types from standard to advanced, plus Roland classics such as the SRV-2000 Reverb and RE-201 Space Echo

  • A/B Simul mode allows you to use two reverb patches at once

  • Selectable carryover function allows reverb tails to continue with patch change or effect bypass

  • Powerful DSP provides independent digital delay with modulation along with each reverb patch

  • Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options

  • 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls

  • Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation

  • MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices

  • USB-MIDI for connecting to the RV-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW (to be available in early July 2017)

  • Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter


Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits

Processing: 32-bit floating point


Memory: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])

Nominal Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input Impedance: INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms

Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater

Bypass: Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)

Controls: A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch
DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button
MODE knob, TIME/VALUE knob, PRE-DELAY knob, E.LEVEL knob, LOW knob, HIGH knob

Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)

INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw: 225 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Owner's manual
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately):
AC adaptor: PSA-S series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5


Dimensions (W x D x H): 170 x 138 x 62 mm (6-3/4 x 5-7/16 x
2-1/2 inches)
Weight (including battery): 1.0 kg (2 lbs 4 oz)

A REVERB COMPUTER: 10/10. Nobody does it like BOSS.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
There's a reason why Roland and Boss have been in business for almost 50 years. They are the best. Period. I've been using this pedal now for almost 8 months. It is absolutely incredible. I think I have barely scratched the surface of this thing and I have done so much with it already. It is a beautiful pedal. The screen, which has to be seen and used to be believed, is its most useful feature alongside the obvious: the sounds it makes, which are big and beautiful. The delay line is so good in the RV-500 that I sold off my $600 delay pedal. The foot switches are amazing. You can have two "scenes" per patch: an "A" line and a "B" line. Each of these can have a reverb and delay on each A line and B line, and BOTH can have modulation on the reverb and on the delay. What?! This makes switching between two different reverbs and delay times so easy. I have written several songs that use this feature and without this pedal I don't think I would have been able to write them. (I'm sure an Empress Reverb or Big Sky would have done it... but neither of those have the screen like the RV-500 has which brings me to my next point...) Programming the RV-500 on its screen is a joy. For me anyway. Yes, there is some clicking up and down through lists, but I love it. You can control EVERYTHING that the reverbs and delay do like an engineer lol The screen is so amazing that I haven't even hooked up the RV-500 to my computer to try the editor. And I'm not even going to bother. I literally love programming the RV-500 on its own screen. This is the most incredible pedal I have ever owned and I have had many of them over the years. I look forward to using this pedal for a long time to come.
Posted by Christopher on Feb 15, 2020
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BIG SKY KILLER5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
This reverb pedal has to be one of the greatest things to hit the shelves in a while. It looks absolutely beautiful and is gorgeous in design. For far too long strymon has had a monopoly over these bigger pedals but that is no longer the case. The RV500 smashes it out of the park with just the display alone. The display is much more user friendly and much easier to use. With its very customisable programmibility you can make classic big sky sounds for paying almost half the price. Not to mention that you can also add delay patches onto the rv500 making it a delay and reverb in one. This reverb also needs 200ma of power to run it so you can plug it right into your current power supply. Unlike the big sky who needs a separate power supply to run it's 500ma to run. Overall this pedal sounds and looks amazing. I would seriously try out one of these next to a big sky before falling into the hype of strymon because there are pedals just as good without having to break the bank.
Posted by Guitar Hero on Jul 17, 2017
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BOSS RV-500 Reverb
Boss RV-500 Reverb Pedal [Product Demonstration]
Description: Peter Lafferty from Boss Canada demonstrates the Boss RV-500 Reverb pedal.

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