Boss Katana Mini 7W Battery Powered Combo Amp
The Katana Mini appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100 from our first edition in February 2018 until August 2020.
The Boss Katana series is generally well received by critics and professionals with the larger 100-watt variants getting a lot of stage and studio time. Boss aims to continue this stellar performance with the Katana Mini: a 7-watt portable combo amplifier.
The Katana series can best be thought of as Boss’s answer to Fender’s Mustang line, featuring a variety of onboard effects and amp models.
The Katana Mini is the smallest and most portable amp in this family, with a 7W amp section and 4" speaker. More importantly, it carries with it the same well-received multi-stage analog gain circuit that helps give life to its three voicings that includes clean, crunch and brown (high-gain). Also packed in this amp is a 3-band EQ and delay effect.
Also, the Boss Katana Mini runs on 6 x AA batteries, and can work with an optional power supply.
If you're a fan of high gain modded "British" tones, the Katana series, or both, the Katana Mini is a good amplifier to get. It may not be as loud as other battery-powered amps but loudness isn't a priority if you're buying a battery powered amp for home use.
- Power Rating: 7-Watts
- Battery Life: Up to 7 Hours with Alkaline batteries or up to 9 Hours with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
- Power Source(s): 6 x AA Batteries or DC
- Speaker: 4”
- Effects: Distortion, Delay
- Controls: Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Delay Time, Delay Level
- Input(s): ¼” Instrument, ⅛" Aux
- Output(s): ⅛" Headphone / Rec
- Weight: 2 lbs 11 oz
- Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 7.13” x 9.06” x 4.63”