WL-50

Wireless System

WL-50
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Wireless Freedom for Pedalboards

With the WL-50, it’s never been easier to bring wireless freedom to your pedalboard. Driven by new BOSS technology, the WL-50 delivers premium sound and a plug-and-play experience that eliminates all the hassles normally associated with wireless systems. The stompbox-sized receiver fits right alongside your other pedals, and includes a docking port for charging the transmitter and automatically setting the best wireless connection. There’s even a handy DC output, allowing you to distribute power to multiple pedals on your board.

Once you experience the wireless independence provided by the WL-50, you’ll never go back to using a standard cable again! Setup is quick and simple, and you’re able to move about freely while playing at home, jamming with friends, and performing on stage. During sound check at a gig, you can listen to your tone out front and dial in the best sound for your audience. And with the ability to roam and interact with other musicians, your live shows will be more dynamic and entertaining than ever.

Lightning-Fast BOSS Wireless Technology

Equipped with high-performance BOSS wireless technology that debuted in the Katana-Air wireless guitar amp, the WL-50 delivers exceptional sound quality with wide dynamic range. Working in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, the system automatically accesses the optimum channel to ensure rock-solid audio performance with absolutely no drop-outs. And with ultra-low latency of just 2.3 ms, you’ll always enjoy great playing feel with no lag whatsoever. Up to 14 BOSS wireless systems can be used simultaneously in one space, allowing multiple musicians to enjoy wireless freedom at the same time.*
*Environmental conditions may affect the actual number of simultaneous systems available.

Just Another Pedal on Your Board

The WL-50 has a slightly smaller footprint than a standard BOSS compact pedal and can be powered just like your other stomps, making it an easy addition to any pedalboard setup. Simply place it at the beginning of your chain and connect the receiver’s output to the first pedal. The receiver is also equipped with a regular ¼-inch input jack, so you can always use a traditional guitar cable in a pinch.

Integrated Transmitter Dock

The WL-50 features a built-in dock that’s used to charge the transmitter and establish the wireless connection. The system’s streamlined profile is maintained even when the transmitter is docked, with a total height that’s about the same as a normal BOSS stomp.

Plug In and Rock

Once you’ve installed the WL-50 on your board and charged the transmitter, it’s literally as simple to use as a standard guitar cable. Just dock the transmitter in the receiver, wait about 10 seconds, and then plug the transmitter into your instrument. That’s it! The optimum wireless connection is set automatically during docking, with no other user operation required.

Cable Tone Simulation

The WL-50 includes two selectable cable tone simulation options that reproduce the natural capacitive effect that’s introduced when using a guitar cable with standard passive pickups. You can also bypass the effect when cable tone simulation is not desirable, such as when using an acoustic/electric guitar with an onboard preamp or an instrument with active pickups.

Pedal Power Distribution

When the receiver is powered via a BOSS PSA-S adaptor, it becomes a power distribution center for other stomps on your board. By using an optional PCS-20A daisy-chain cable, you’re able to power a number of BOSS compact pedals at the same time.

Battery-Powered Operation for Mobile Gigging

At street gigs and other mobile performance situations, running your pedals on battery power is often the best choice. The WL-50 receiver can run for up to ten hours on two AA batteries, allowing you to take your wireless setup with you! While running on battery power, the receiver is unable to charge the transmitter. But don’t worry—you can still charge it using a common USB adaptor (5 V/500 mA or higher), the same type used with most smartphones and tablets.

Specifications (RECEIVER)
Wireless Format
BOSS proprietary digital audio format
Wireless carrier frequency
2.4 GHz
Compatible Channels
14
(May vary due to local conditions)
Transmission Range
65 feet line-of-sight
(May vary due to local conditions)
Latency
2.3 ms
Dynamic Range
110 dB or greater
Frequency Response
20 Hz--20 kHz
Nominal Input Level
-10 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
-10 dB
Output Impedance
1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Controls
CABLE TONE switch (OFF/SHORT/LONG)
Indicators
POWER
RECEIVE
Connectors
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
TRANSMITTER jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jack
DC OUT jack
Power Supply
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 2
AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw
During wireless operation: 60 mA
While charging transmitter: 320 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approximately 10 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet USING THE UNIT SAFELY
Transmitter
Rubber foot x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 2

An AC adaptor (PSA-S series) is required to charge the transmitter (WL-T).
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA-S series
Parallel DC cord: PCS-20A (DC Plug x8)
Specifications (TRANSMITTER (WL-T))
Nominal Input Level
-10 dBu (1 M ohm)
Indicator
BATTERY
Connectors
Input plug: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN 5 V port: USB Micro-B type
Power Supply
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Supplied from the DC IN 5 V port
Current Draw
350mA
Battery charging time
Approximately 3 hours
Expected battery life under continuous use
Approximately 12 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Size and Weight
Width
87 mm
3-7/16 inches
Depth
22 mm
7/8 inches
Height
36 mm
1-7/16 inches
Weight
43 g
2 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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