IR-200Amp & IR Cabinet

IR-200 Amp & IR Cabinet
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Direct Amp and IR Power for Performance, Recording, and Practice

Introducing the IR-200, the most advanced compact amp/IR solution available. This powerhouse stomp brings next-level performance to direct sound for guitar and bass, offering exceptional audio quality, premium amps, deep sound shaping, and instant sound recall with 128 memories. Over 150 hi-res cab impulse responses from BOSS and Celestion Digital are on board, plus 128 locations for loading your own mono or stereo IRs.

The IR-200 turns your pedalboard into a self-contained direct sound solution for live playing, studio recording, and practice. It delivers massive amp tones from a small footprint and smoothly integrates with all your favorite pedals, including stereo mod, delay, and reverb effects. And once you craft your tones, you can send them to a stage amp, house PA, computer recording system, or headphones—or all at once.

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Standard Features

  • Pedal-based amp simulator and impulse response loader with premium sound and features
  • 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • 128 user IR slots with support for mono and stereo WAV files, up to 32-bit floating point/96 kHz resolution, and 200 or 500 ms length
  • Large onboard preset cab IR library with 144 BOSS IRs and 10 Celestion Digital IRs
  • Class-leading IR reproduction with two custom DSPs
  • Eight guitar and three bass amp types to cover a wide range of styles
  • Run up to two IRs at once in mono or stereo
  • 128 memories for storing user setups
  • Two EQs in each memory plus two global EQs, all with selectable parametric or graphic operation
  • Room, Studio, and Hall ambience types
  • Effects loop with mono send and mono/stereo return, with selectable pre-cab or post-EQ positioning
  • Dedicated software for loading cab IRs and backing up memories
  • Versatile USB audio interface for recording and playback with music software on Mac and Windows computers and iOS devices
  • Deep external control support via footswitches, an expression pedal, and TRS MIDI

High-Resolution Stereo Cabinet IRs

Backed by two powerful custom DSPs, the IR-200 provides exceptional IR performance with support for mono and stereo files, up to 32-bit floating point/96 kHz resolution, and up to 500 ms length for natural bass response. The 144 BOSS and 10 Celestion Digital IRs cover a vast range of cabinet and mic combinations and are always ready to use in your patches. And with the IR-200 IR Loader software for macOS and Windows, you can load in up to 128 mono or 64 stereo WAV IRs from your personal collection.

Built-In IR Cabinet Types

Premium Guitar and Bass Amp Tones

The IR-200’s inspiring amps sound and feel great to play, and they also interact nicely with drives and other pedal types in front. Eight guitar amps provide go-to platforms from classic clean, tweed, and class A to vintage and modern high-gain, while three bass amps offer rich, punchy sounds from clean to driven. Each amp type features responsive gain, bass, mid, and treble controls for dialing in core sounds quickly, and a noise suppressor is on hand for taming high-gain buzz. It’s also possible to bypass the amp section entirely and use the IR-200’s high-quality cab IRs with an amp/load box setup or external modeler.

IR-200 Guitar and Bass Amps

Deep Sound Control

Offering deep sound-shaping tools and 128 memories, the IR-200 lets you build a library of setups for every playing situation. Use different amps for different styles, dial things in further with two parametric or graphic EQs, and add some space with one of three ambience effects. Two IRs can be used at once, allowing you to blend tones or create wide stereo sounds. There’s also an effects loop that can be positioned before or after the cab IR section, complete with support for stereo effects, series/parallel operation, and more. And at the end of the chain, two global EQs are available for final sound refinement.

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IR-200 Amp & IR Cabinet

*1 Only supported by the VENDOR driver (IR-200 driver) for Windows and mac OS. Not supported by iOS.

Stage Commander

With the IR-200’s display, panel controls, and flexible connectivity, you can perform with confidence on any stage. Grab the dedicated knobs to tweak tones in the heat of the moment, and send independent feeds to a stage amp and house PA via the two output jacks. Scroll through memories with the two onboard footswitches while performing, and control a variety of functions with external footswitches or an expression pedal. MIDI control is also available, allowing you to interface with other MIDI-equipped pedals and devices like the ES-8 and ES-5 loop switchers.

IR-200 Amp & IR Cabinet

Ready for Recording and Livestreams

Along with its other powerful features, the IR-200 is a high-quality USB audio interface for music recording and streaming software. Dedicated drivers provide a full range of audio interface functionality on macOS and Windows computers, while basic stereo audio streaming is possible with iOS devices. Record tracks and monitor audio with your computer DAW and re-amp sounds through your pedalboard and the IR-200’s amps and cab IRs. Or perform live on your favorite streaming platforms with fantastic direct sound.

IR-200 Amp & IR Cabinet

Practice, Monitor, and Play Along with Backing Music

The IR-200 is also equipped with a headphones jack for sound monitoring while practicing, recording, or playing live. You can play with normal stereo sound through headphones or switch in a cool surround effect for an immersive and inspiring sonic experience. There’s also a stereo aux input for playing jam tracks or backing music from your phone, a mixer, or another audio device.

IR-200
Specifications
Sampling frequency
96 kHz
AD Conversion
32 bits + AF method
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.
DA Conversion
32 bits
Processing
32-bit floating point
Memory
128
IR cabinet data format
Mono/stereo, Maximum 500 ms, 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16 bits linear/24 bits linear/32-bit floating point
Preset IR cabinet
154
User IR cabinet slot
128
Normal input level
INPUT, RETURN: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBu
Maximum input level
INPUT, RETURN: +7dBu
AUX IN: 0 dBu
Input impedance
INPUT, RETURN: 1 M ohm
AUX IN: 27 k ohms
Normal output level
OUTPUT (A/MONO, B), SEND, PHONES: -10 dBu
Maximum output level
OUTPUT (A/MONO, B), SEND, PHONES: +7dBu
Output impedance
OUTPUT (A/MONO, B), SEND: 1k ohm
PHONES: 44 ohms
Recommended load impedance
OUTPUT (A/MONO, B), SEND: 10 k ohms or greater
PHONES: 44 ohms or greater
Controls
DOWN switch, UP switch
MENU button, EXIT button
MEMORY knob, AMP knob, CABINET knob, AMBIENCE knob
GAIN knob, LEVEL knob, BASS knob, MIDDLE knob, TREBLE knob
Display
Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors
INPUT, SEND, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
RETURN jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUX IN: Stereo miniature phone type
CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Micro-B type
DC IN jack
Power supply
AC adaptor
Current draw
335 mA
Accessories
AC adaptor
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Rubber foot x 4
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: : FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
TRS/MIDI cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535
Size and Weight
Width
101 mm
4 inches
Depth
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Height
63 mm
2-1/2 inches
Height(including rubber feet)
65 mm
2-9/16 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
660 g
1 lb 8 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals