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Boss WAZA Tube Amp Expander

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MODERNIZE THE TUBE AMP EXPERIENCE
Bringing together a diverse range of professional tone tools for the very first time, the Waza Tube Amp Expander elevates the tube amp experience to a new level of versatility for stage performing and studio recording. This amazing device does it all—it’s a variable reactive load box, active analog power stage, mic’d cab emulator, IR loader, and recording interface, all in one integrated unit that’s road-ready and easy to use.

Backed by our advanced Tube Logic approach, you’re able to crank your amp to its sweet spot and play at any volume while faithfully retaining the core tone and feel you love. And with extensive connectivity, built-in BOSS effects, 10 fully customizable rig setups, and deep real-time control, you have unparalleled creative command for any scenario. Packed to the max with breakthrough BOSS innovations, the Waza Tube Amp Expander is an essential companion for every tube amp player.

First-of-its-kind tube amp command center, built with Waza expertise and the Tube Logic design approach
Advanced variable reactive load circuit with discrete analog components supports tube amps up to 150 watts
User-adjustable impedance tuning correctly matches the reactive load to your amp, retaining its natural tone, dynamic feel, and distortion characteristics
10 recallable rig settings for storing favorite setups
Deep real-time performance control via GA-FC/FS-series footswitches and MIDI I/O
Built-in 100-watt Class AB power amplifier with discrete analog design and seamless volume control
Powerful DSP section with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
Customizable stereo effects with premium tone quality: compressor, delay, reverb, and four EQs
Twenty-two mic’d cabinet emulations with five selectable close-mic types and three room-mic options, plus four slots for loading user speaker IRs
External effects loop with selectable series/parallel operation and control jack for switching amp channels
Parallel speaker outputs for connecting up to two cabs for gigging
Balanced XLR line outputs (mono and L/R stereo) for connecting to FOH console, stage monitors, and recording devices
Headphones output for quiet practice with cranked-up amp tones
Dedicated editor software (Mac/Windows)
USB for direct audio recording and editor communication


Specifications:

FROM TUBE AMP Input
Maximum Input Power: 150 W
Input Impedance: 4/8/16 ohms (selectable)
Safety Load (power off): 16 ohms

TO SPEAKER Output
Rated Power Output: 100 W (8 ohms)
Load Impedance: 4-16 ohms

Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT L/R: +4 dBu
LINE OUT MONO (FOH): +4 dBu

FX LOOP Nominal Output Level
-10/+4 dBu (selectable)

Maximum Output Level
LINE OUT L/R: +20 dBu
LINE OUT MONO (FOH): +20 dBu
FX LOOP SEND: +6 dBu (-10) /+20 dBu (+4)

Input Impedance
FX LOOP RETURN: 1 M ohm

Output Impedance
LINE OUT L/R: 600 ohms
LINE OUT MONO (FOH): 600 ohms
FX LOOP SEND: 1 k ohm

Controls
POWER switch
SPEAKER OUT knob
LINE OUT knob
PHONES knob
RESONANCE-Z knob
PRESENCE-Z knob
RIG knob
REVERB knob
FX LOOP button
EFFECTS button
SOLO/EQ button
AMP CTL button
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE switch
INPUT LEVEL switch
L/R GND LIFT switch
MONO (FOH) GND LIFT switch
LOOP switch
LEVEL switch
SEND GND LIFT switch
RETURN GND LIFT switch
AMP CTL switch

Indicators
POWER
WRITE
FX LOOP
EFFECTS
SOLO/EQ
AMP CTL
INPUT SIG/PEAK

Connectors
FROM TUBE AMP jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SPEAKER OUT jacks (OUT A, OUT B): 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT L/R connectors: XLR type
LINE OUT MONO (FOH) connector: XLR type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
FX LOOP jack: 1/4-inch phone type
GA-FC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AMP CTL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB B type
MIDI (IN, THRU/OUT) connectors
AC IN jack

Power Consumption
100 W

Accessories
Owner's manual
Power cord
Rack mount angle x 2 (for EIA-2U)
GA-FC sticker

Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L
Expression pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500H, BOSS FV-500L, BOSS EV-30
GA Foot Controller: BOSS GA-FC

Size and Weight
Width
380 mm
15 inches

Depth
296 mm
11-11/16 inches

Height
110 mm
4-3/8 inches

Weight
6.8 kg
15 lbs