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the Katana-Mini makes serious Katana tone accessible in a small, go-anywhere amp that runs on batteries. Offering sound quality that far exceeds other amps in its class, this miniature powerhouse features an authentic multi-stage analog gain circuit for big, expressive sound, plus a traditional analog EQ and an onboard tape-style delay. Ultra-compact and travel-ready, the Katana-Mini delivers inspiring Katana tone anywhere you want to play.

FEATURES

  • Great Katana tone in a highly portable amp

  • Rich, full sound that far exceeds other amps in its class

  • Authentic multi-stage analog gain circuit and three-band analog tone stack

  • Three versatile amp types: Brown, Crunch, and Clean

  • Built-in tape-style delay for warm ambience

  • Aux input for jamming with music from a smartphone

  • Phones/recording output with cabinet voicing

  • Runs on six AA-size batteries or optional AC adapter

SPECIFICATIONS

Rated Power Output: 7 W
Nominal Input Level: INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
AUX IN: -10 dBu (20 k ohm)

Speaker: 10 cm (4 inches)

Controls: POWER switch, TYPE switch
GAIN knob: VOLUME knob
[EQUALIZER]: BASS knob, MIDDLE knob, TREBLE knob
[DELAY]: TIME knob, LEVEL knob

Indicators: POWER

Connectors:
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
PHONES/REC OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6
or
AC adaptor (sold separately)

Current Draw: 350 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Alkaline battery: Approximately 7 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 9 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 2500 mAh.)
*This can vary depending on the capacity of the batteries and the conditions of use.

Accessories
• Owner's manual
• Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6

Dimensions (W x D x H): 230 x 116 x 181 mm (9-1/16 x 4-5/8 x 7-1/8 inches(
Weight (including battery): 1.2 kg (2 lbs 11 oz)

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I needed an amp that would take up as little space as possible yet still give me a usable practice platform. The Katana Mini has exceeded my expectations, and when you consider it's price it is a crazy good value. Bought the optional power supply, because the brown channel eats batteries (play an E chord and watch the power led dim and sound decrease after only a couple hours of use YMMV). But given that it can run on batteries and is smaller than a lunchbox you have no excuse to not play your guitar if you own one of these. Kids are sleeping? It's quiet but has a cab sim headphone out too. More than loud enough to fill a bedroom or small office with sound. The clean channel takes pedals well enough if you want to. My practice space is a shared room but I have a Pedaltrain nano with four pedals on it, the Katana Mini and my guitar on a stand - and it still takes up less space than that pile of laundry your lazy roommate leaves in the hallway. Just buy one! Actually buy two and build a tiny stereo rig.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2019
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Fantastic sound in a small, portable package1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Bough this used at L & M Waterloo. It's all I use now for practice. My Blackstar HT-5 hasn't been turned on in forever. Absolutely love it for what it is. And it's great on batteries as well. If you find one on sale - buy it.
Posted by JW on Apr 26, 2019
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Sooo good0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
Very impressive
Posted by Dan on Mar 29, 2019
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Awesome little amp0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
Posted by Konar on Jan 16, 2019
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I'm seriously considering buying a second right now.
Posted by Todd on Aug 22, 2018
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the best battery amp I own3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
I was looking for a small amp, lightweight to take it everywhere. Compared to other battery powered amps ( I got already 3 ) it sounds really great. It's loud enough for practicing ... almost too loud for the bedroom ;-) It's small enough to fit in the hand baggage, almost no additional weight. Right now it is in Germany, and I use it more than my other amps because it's so easy to handle and sounds so good, no matter on which level.
Posted by Jochen on Apr 22, 2018
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Awesome little practice amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
Really great tone - very easy to find sweet settings. Not hard to get most of the classic rock tones you might be aiming for.. More than powerful enough for jamming in the living room etc. Built in delay sounds great and you can even get reverb by dialing the delay time down and mix up. I have a decent tube amp setup but that sounds great at high volumes whereas this sounds great even quiet..meaning this gets more play time at home (the kids are always sleeping...). Crunch channel responds a lot like a tube amp and cleans up nicely w/rolling back guitar volume. Batteries last a long time. Easily one of my best music purchases in the last 20 years. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kristofor on Mar 17, 2018
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Great little lunchbox1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I picked this amp up for something that was portable and reasonably quiet. This little lunchbox fits the bill. It?s super light, runs on batteries (or an adapter that?s not included) and provides pretty reasonable tone. It doesn?t sound like a high end amp, but do you really expect it to? It?s dirt cheap! It?s tones are definitely usable, and it has more bass than I thought it would. The delay is ok, but I don?t know why they didn?t put reverb instead. I really like the clean channel; it can get some really decent vintage sounds with my Gibson 333 (490R/498T). With my Strat (fat 50s) I usually have to use the crunch channel to get the sound I want. The brown channel has some fairly useful metal distortion, but I don?t play that style. One thing that I don?t like is that as you change to the higher gain channels the sound seems to get more constricted. This amp could be just a LITTLE louder; fully cranked you can still talk over it. I sometimes find myself wanting just a little more juice to open up things a bit more. Overall pretty happy, considering what I paid for it
Posted by Edmonton on Dec 30, 2017
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Great practice amp for small spaces!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
I picked up the Katana Mini for use in my office, as such I was not looking for anything too powerful (or large) but was hoping to still obtain satisfactory tones at lower volumes. This little amp performs great in this setting, I do not use any external effects with this critter which keeps the footprint extremely small. I have mainly been using the clean & crunch gain settings, usually with the delay time at zero but with the level all the way up - surprisingly versatile for a unit this small. For my purposes this amp has been spot on, I use the Roland power supply so cannot speak to how long it would last under normal playing conditions via batteries.
Posted by PJR on Nov 9, 2017
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