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Boss - MD500

Modulation Pedals

Model MD500

Brand Boss

Regular price $399.99
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The MD-500 is a highly versatile modulation effects pedal that utilizes advanced BOSS technology to deliver a wide range of effects for musicians. It features 28 different algorithms with customizable parameters, providing an almost limitless sound palette to work with. The MD-500 also boasts exceptional sound quality thanks to its class-leading 32-bit AD/DA conversion, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate.

In addition to new Prime types developed with cutting-edge BOSS technology, the MD-500 offers faithful recreations of classic effects such as the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland Dimension D, and vintage phasers. With A/B Simul mode, you can use two patches simultaneously, making it a convenient all-in-one solution for your modulation needs. Plus, the MD-500's external loop allows for easy integration of drive pedals before, after, or within the loop to optimize your sound.

- Studio-level sound with first-in-class 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
- 12 modes and 28 modulation types, all with deep editing parameters
- Classic mod effects and BOSS originals, newly enhanced with cutting-edge technology
- A/B Simul mode for using two patches at once, with your choice of series/parallel connection and mixed or split A/B output
- Insert Loop function allows you to use mod effects before, after, or around drive pedals
- Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options
- 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
- Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation
- MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices
- Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter

Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits
Processing: 32-bit floating point
Modes: 12 modes
Memory: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])

Nominal Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input Impedance: INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms

Bypass: Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)

Controls: A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch
DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button
MODE knob, RATE/VALUE knob, DEPTH knob, E.LEVEL knob, PARAM 1 knob, PARAM 2 knob

Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)

INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw: 225 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Size and Weight:
Dimensions (W x D x H): 170 x 138 x 62 mm (6-3/4 x 5-7/16 x 2-1/2 inches)
Weight (including battery): 1.0 kg (2 lbs 4 oz)