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Boss KTN500B Katana HD Bass Head

Manufacturer #:KTN500B HD

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Boss KTN500B Katana HD Bass Head

Boss Katana-500 Bass Head: Elevate Your Bass Tone to New Heights

Experience the next generation of bass amplification with the Boss Katana-500 Bass Head. This top-tier bass amplifier head combines advanced BOSS technology with a newly developed 500-watt Class D power amp to provide deeply expressive tones that respond to your touch and technique. The innovative Cab Resonance feature allows quick calibration of the amplifier’s output to perfectly match any speaker cabinet, offering a tailored response and unmatched sound quality.

Main Features: Power and Precision

This compact bass amplifier head is not only powerful but also packed with professional tone tools designed for serious players:

  • Robust Output: 500 watts powered by a cutting-edge Class D amplifier for clear, punchy bass.
  • Cab Resonance Calibration: Instantly calibrates to your cabinet’s characteristics for optimal performance.
  • Versatile Tone Shaping: Two Amp Feel settings, a wide-ranging four-band EQ, and dual compressor and drive controls with selectable types.
  • Advanced Sound Options: Shape switch with mid-scoop, bright, and wide-range settings, and a Bottom knob to tighten the sound.
  • Convenient Blend and Pad Controls: Blend knob for mixing dry sound and Pad switch for optimizing high-output pickups.

Comprehensive Control and Connectivity

The Katana-500 Bass Head stands out with its expansive connectivity options and user-friendly controls, suitable for any playing scenario:

  • Memory and Connectivity: Onboard memory to save and recall setups, two high-current speaker outputs, and robust XLR line output.
  • Enhanced Recording Capabilities: USB connector for seamless integration with music production software and BOSS Tone Studio.
  • Remote Operation Options: Compatible with GA-FC and GA-FC EX foot controllers, and an optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor for wireless control.

Crafting Your Core Tone

Refine your fundamental bass tone using the sophisticated features of the Katana-500:

  • Detailed EQ and Calibration: Fine-tune your sound with a four-band EQ and one-touch Cab Resonance calibration for immediate adjustment to any cabinet’s unique properties.
  • Dynamic Tone Adjustments: Utilize the Shape button for instant tone revoicing and explore various Comp and Drive settings to add character.


  • Output Power: 500 W (4 ohms) Peak, 250 W (8 ohms) Peak
  • Nominal Input Level: INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohms), RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohms)
  • Controls: MEMORY button, MUTE button, BOTTOM knob, HI CUT button, MASTER VOLUME knob, POWER switch
  • Amplifier Settings: PAD button, SHAPE button, AMP FEEL Switch (VINTAGE, OFF, MODERN), GAIN knob
  • Input EFX: COMP button, DRIVE button, COMP knob, DRIVE knob
  • Effects: BLEND button, FX button, TAP button, BLEND knob, FX knob
  • Equalizer: LOW MID button, HIGH MID button, BASS knob, LOW MID knob, HIGH MID knob, TREBLE knob
  • Line Out: LINE OUT button, LINE OUT knob (CUSTOM, REC, BLEND, LIVE), GND LIFT switch (OFF, ON), SELECT switch (POST, PRE, DIRECT)
  • Cab Resonance: CALIBRATION button
  • Connectors: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, LINE OUT jack: XLR type, SPEAKER OUT (MIN 4 ohms) connector: speakON type, PHONES/REC OUT jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type, EXP PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, GA-FC/CTL CH1/CH2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, USB port: USB B type, BLUETOOTH ADAPTOR SLOT: Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor, AC IN jack
  • Power Consumption: 500 W
  • Accessories Included: Owner's Manual, Power cord, GA-FC sticker
  • Options (sold separately): Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L, BOSS FS-6, BOSS FS-7, Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS EV-30, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS FV-500H, GA FOOT CONTROLLER (GA-FC, GA-FC EX), Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (Model BT-DUAL)
  • Size and Weight: Width: 298 mm (11-3/4 inches), Depth: 212 mm (8-3/8 inches), Height: 96 mm (3-13/16 inches), Weight (including battery): 2.8 kg (6 lbs 3 oz)

This amplifier ships fully insured with signature required.