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 Boss' 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. 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.
- Advanced variable reactive load circuit with discrete analog components supports tube amps up to 150 watts
- 10 recallable rig settings for storing favorite setups
- Built-in 100-watt Class AB power amplifier with discrete analog design and seamless volume control
- Customizable 32-bit 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
- USB for direct audio recording and editor communication
- Dedicated editor software (Mac/Windows)
Waza innovation for pure tube tone
Realized with Waza R&D expertise and the ever-evolving Tube Logic approach, the Waza Tube Amp Expander seamlessly complements and extends your tube amp, and all without affecting the unique tone and response that made you choose it in the first place. While developing the flagship Waza amplifier head, the BOSS team devised a custom load box with capabilities reaching far beyond those in any commercially available unit. This innovative design performed so successfully that it became the logical foundation for developing a next-generation toolkit for the modern tube amp player.
Cranked-amp experience at any volume
As a tube amp owner, you know that it sounds and feels best when it's cranked up loud and really cooking. With brilliant features such as Resonance-Z and Presence-Z panel, the Waza Tube Amp Expander's advanced reactive load section allows you to experience your amp's true cranked-up sound and interactive feel while controlling the volume to suit any situation.
Bigtime rig control
Ten different rig setups can be stored in the unit, and each includes your custom effects and EQ settings, cab/IR selections, effects loop on/off, MIDI program change (for controlling external MIDI effects), and amp control status (if you have an amp that supports channel switching). Rigs can be recalled with a panel knob, and additional controls are provided for reverb and other functions.Connecting the optional GA-FC foot controller puts full-throttle performance control at your feet. Via a single TRS cable, you have instant access to the 10 rigs, plus real-time control of delay, tap tempo, solo/EQ, effects loop on/off, and amp channel switching.
Premium quality effects options
With its built-in effects engine and external effects loop, the Waza Tube Amp Expander brings a wealth of sonic enhancements to your tube amp, particularly if it's a vintage model with no effects loop. Onboard DSP delivers premium sound quality and true stereo operation with class-leading 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate. Compressor, delay, and reverb effects are on hand, with loads of customizable settings via dedicated editor software.
Comprehensive output capabilities
With parallel speaker outputs, you can drive up to two stage cabs from the integrated 100-watt Class AB analog power stage. Balanced mono and stereo line outputs include tone shaping from mic'd cab emulation or user IRs, providing ready-to-mix direct signals for the main PA mixer, stage monitors, and recording devices. There's a USB output as well, offering another direct feed for tracking with your preferred music production software. And with the dedicated phones output, you can practice with great tube tone without disturbing others nearby.
The included dedicated editor software unlocks even further creative potential, including editing effects and EQs in micro detail, selecting from 22 different mic'd cabs for the direct outputs, each with your choice of five adjustable close-mic types and more.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power cord
Rack mount angle x 2 (for EIA-2U)
|Amplifier Type||Solid State|
|Amp Models||22 different mic’d cabs from direct outputs|
|Effects||Customizable stereo effects with premium tone quality: compressor, delay, reverb, and four EQs|
|Audio Inputs||FROM TUBE AMP jack: 1/4-inch phone type
RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
|Audio Outputs||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
|EQ||Four different parametric and graphic eq options|
|Footswitch||Optionals (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
|Product Weight||15 lbs|
|Unique Features||Advanced variable reactive load circuit with discrete analog components supports tube amps up to 150 watts
10 recallable rig settings for storing favorite setups
uilt-in 100-watt Class AB power amplifier with discrete analog design and seamless volume control
USB for direct audio recording and editor communication
External effects loop with selectable series/parallel operation and control jack for switching amp channels
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