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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5239
    Ooh, I like the look of that. The Katana Mini was a huge disappointment for me, so this could be a great lounge practice tool.
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 728
    That's actually pretty cool.. no prices yet though :)
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  • mbembe Frets: 556
    Interesting to see more products sitting in the middle ground between Musical Instruments and Consumer Tech. This makes me think that Gibson are missing a trick here after their recent Consumer Tech acquisitions. 
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 12376
    30 watts???
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  • Musicman20Musicman20 Frets: 387
    Roland/Boss are really on form. The Katana is probably the best amp purchase I've made in a long time, considering the crazy low price.
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1065
    £429 which is quite a lot more than any other Katana. 
    I do like the feature set tough and would at a push of bought this over the K50 I have just for connection ease for eq editing and such. 
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 2183

    About time the THR10 had some competition.  The wireless option is great, could see me using this around the house.
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 728
    It's the battery powered + wireless that is the great combo...  

    I think one of the L6 spiders (5?) does wireless and at i imagine (haven't looked, just assuming) at a lower price.

    I see the Katana Air as a convenient toy.. 
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  • andyozandyoz Frets: 659
    edited January 8
    Andertons showing it at £389
    The 8 x AA is a big turn off for me.  Li-ion batteries would have increased the price too much I guess.  I'd still just get a 100w head but it shows what Katana hardware Mk2 may be like (app control etc)

    https://www.andertons.co.uk/boss-katana-air-guitar-amplifier-premium-katana-tone-in-a-totally-wireless-guitar-amp-ktnair

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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1065
    andyoz said:
    Andertons showing it at £389
    The 8 x AA is a big turn off for me.  Li-ion batteries would have increased the price too much I guess.  I'd still just get a 100w head but it shows what Katana hardware Mk2 may be like (app control etc)

    https://www.andertons.co.uk/boss-katana-air-guitar-amplifier-premium-katana-tone-in-a-totally-wireless-guitar-amp-ktnair

    £389 is good for wirelessly connecting to two, it was musicradar who where stating £429
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  • Wow, that looks amazing for a small practice amp - I would love to not have to plug the guitar in.

    It's hardly a huge problem, but the cables are messy. I'm not sure I'd take one of these over a katana 50 for home use, but I think this has a market for sure 
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 4356
    It looks fab, but I'm not really sure where this is supposed to be pitched. Too expensive for a practice amp, but no speaker out so probably not loud enough for gigging. No mic input so not practical for busking despite being battery powered and wireless. It's a "nearly" amp. It nearly does a lot of things but not quite.

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  • andyozandyoz Frets: 659
    edited January 8
    Once you get sick of charging the batteries you'll end up using the AC adaptor that isn't as tidy as a stock kettle lead on the normal Katanas (that have internal power supply)
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  • andyozandyoz Frets: 659
    edited January 8
    Are the guitar FX fully stereo, i.e. chorus?  I'm still not 100% clear as the blurb says "The amp also provides integrated access to over 50 BOSS effects, including mod, delay, reverb effects optimized for the Katana-Air’s stereo speaker system"
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6899
    I imagine this on a shelf in Tony Stark's office. Beyond that I'm not sure how big the market is. 
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  • Looks great, would be a nice alternative to the THR10 series. Would have to decide whether the wireless capabilities are worth it!
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  • JonathangusJonathangus Frets: 118
    For that sort of money, you could buy a Katana 50, and a Smoothound, and a footswitch, and a bluetooth adapter, and you've got a rig that does everything the Air does - except run on batteries - and is giggable to boot.  Don't really get it, TBH.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 15748
    For that sort of money, you could buy a Katana 50, and a Smoothound, and a footswitch, and a bluetooth adapter, and you've got a rig that does everything the Air does - except run on batteries - and is giggable to boot.  Don't really get it, TBH.
    I agree - I thought it was just me. This market seems crowded but Roland/Boss have a reputation for quality and a big marketing budget.

    It would be great to see a standard emerge for digital modelling impulses so you could buy models of amps and FX you really want from a wide range of companies and load them onto an amp like this .... think VST for DAW plugins.
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5403
    I like it.  I’m a short on space so something like this would be good for me when I just want to play without having the hassle of plugging in pedals. 

    Cant wait to see what Boss are bringing out at NAMM.  
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  • MayneheadMaynehead Frets: 1170
    At 20 watts running batteries, by my calculations you'd have to change batteries every 1 hour and 15 mins...
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  • gubblegubble Frets: 1015

    Very Cool - very Expensive.....

    If it was say £100-£150 then maybe but at that price it's a bit to much I fear

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  • erky32erky32 Frets: 33
    For the last year I've been using XviveU2 radios - so handy and quick, use with any amp, - I use with my Vox mini5 but equally with my 40w hot rod ffor gigs, even quickly switching amps & guitars. For €150 offers a lot more opportunities for less money IMHO.
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 2183
    edited January 8

    I'd be interested at £150 to £200, £389 seems very steep for a practise amp with 2 small speakers.
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 7953
    Maynehead said:
    At 20 watts running batteries, by my calculations you'd have to change batteries every 1 hour and 15 mins...
    You're forgetting, they're Roland watts, from their Katana perpetual motion amplifiers. 
    ;) 
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 7953
    I can see a big market for this tbh, there are a hell of a lot of 'home only' guitarists who seem to have money to burn compared to those of us who need to justify costs against potential income. 

    It's not cheap, but it actually looks like a really neat thing to have around the house, and I bet it sounds good.  
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5239

    As much as I like it, it's just too pricey at nearly £400. Having a cable at home isn't THAT much of a faff. They should do two versions, one with wireless one without me thinks. Then there is that recent horror story on here of someone's Roland Blues Cube breaking down and not being able to get it repaired that has made me think twice about spending anything other than disposable money on Roland / Boss stuff.

    Initial excitement muted right now.

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  • TrudeTrude Frets: 313
    I'd probably use it a lot if I had one, but no way would I burn that amount of money just to save the hassle of getting a guitar lead out. 

    Still, the mobile app is a positive move, especially if it leads the way to USB mobile editing on the existing amps
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 1680
    Trude said:
    I'd probably use it a lot if I had one, but no way would I burn that amount of money just to save the hassle of getting a guitar lead out. 

    Exactly what I was going to say!
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5403
    Maynehead said:
    At 20 watts running batteries, by my calculations you'd have to change batteries every 1 hour and 15 mins...
    That's not good.  You'd probably be best playing wirelessly into it and just running the amp off the mains.......although that defeats the purpose somewhat.
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  • midlifecrisismidlifecrisis Frets: 1187
    i think its a gimmicky overpriced toy. im sure it sounds good but for £390? cmon
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