Going cable free doesn't get any easier than the BOSS WL-50. This pedalboard-friendly wireless system eschews complicated setups in favor of a simple plug-and-play design. And it sounds so good, you may never use a standard cable again! Experience ultra-low latency and expansive dynamics while enjoying rock-solid stability and a 65-foot operating range. And if you're worried about losing your plugged-in tone — don't. The WL-50 offers two cable emulations that mimic the sound of guitar cables with jaw-dropping accuracy. And it's a breeze to charge — just dock the transmitter to the receiver. Put a BOSS WL-50 on your board, and say goodbye to your cable management woes.
If you suffer from technophobia, BOSS's WL-50 will ease your anxiety. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found that it's as easy to use as your standard guitar cable. Simply plug the transmitter into your instrument and the stompbox-sized receiver into a pedal or your amp. Pairing the transmitter and receiver is also a breeze. Just dock them together for about 10 seconds, and the WL-50 does all the work for you.
You don't have to sacrifice tone when you use the BOSS WL-50, thanks to two built-in cable tone simulations that mimic the natural capacitive effects of guitar cables. They roll off your treble a bit, yielding the warm sound you've come to expect from a cable. These cable tone simulations work best with guitars or basses with passive pickups.
Powering and charging the WL-50 is a piece of cake. The receiver mounts on your pedalboard and is powered by a PSA-series adapter or AA batteries. To charge the transmitter, you simply dock it to the receiver. You can also charge the transmitter separately via a micro USB cable (not included). Beyond that, the WL-50 includes a DC output for distributing power to one or more pedals.
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|System: Simultaneous Channels||Up to 14|
|System: Frequency Range||2.4 GHz|
|System: Operating Range||65 ft. Line-of-sight|
|System: Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz|
|Transmitter: Form Factor||Combination Plug|
|Transmitter: Dynamic Range||>110dB|
|Transmitter: Battery Type||Lithium-ion rechargeable|
|Transmitter: Battery Life||12 hours|
|Transmitter: Dimensions||3.43" x 1" x 1.5"|
|Transmitter: Weight||3 oz.|
|Receiver: Inputs||1 x 1/4" (line), 1 x 1/4" (transmitter)|
|Receiver: Outputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Receiver: Power Source||9V DC power supply, DC in/out|
|Receiver: Dimensions||2.87" x 4.81" x 2.25"|
|Manufacturer Part Number||WL-50|