Boss IR-2 Amp & Cabinet in a Pedal (IR2)

Original price was: £1,899.00.Current price is: £179.00.

Premium amp emulator and cabinet IR loader in a BOSS compact pedal

With the compact and versatile IR-2 in your rig, you’re always ready to deliver your signature sound directly to a house PA or recording setup when needed.

  • 11 Amp Types & Digital Cabs
  • Play and Record Anywhere
  • Pro Guitar Sounds to Go
  • USB-C Connector for DAW or Phone
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Boss IR-2 Amp & Cabinet in a Pedal

Take Your Signature Sound Everywhere
When using a regular guitar amplifier, getting consistent tones in different performance situations can sometimes be a challenge. With the compact and versatile IR-2 in your rig, you’re always ready to deliver your signature sound directly to a house PA or recording setup when needed. Choose from 11 premium amp types paired with Celestion Digital IRs and instantly tweak your sound via simple controls. Use the mono/stereo loop for post-amp effects and plug in headphones for monitoring and quiet practice. And with onboard USB-C, you can easily interface with music software and load in your favorite cab IRs.

Premium amp emulator and cabinet IR loader in a BOSS compact pedal
Exceptional audio quality with 32-bit floating-point processing and 96 kHz sampling rate
Eleven different amp types and high-quality cab IRs from Celestion Digital
Simple user interface with Level, Gain, Bass, Middle, and Treble controls
Ambience effect with dedicated control
Mono input and stereo outputs
Mono/stereo loop for patching in mod, delay, and reverb effects after the amp emulation
Headphones jack for practice
USB-C® for recording and audio playback via a computer or mobile device*
Switch between two amp/cab tones with the pedal switch or an external footswitch
Dedicated IR-2 IR Loader app (macOS/Windows) for loading your own cabinet IRs
Amp and cabinet sections can be turned on/off independently for isolated use
BOSS five-year warranty

*Compatibility with all third-party devices and software is not guaranteed.

Pro Guitar Sounds to Go
The IR-2 packs the inspiring sounds of classic tube amps and mic’d speaker cabinets in a standard stompbox footprint, giving you easy access to studio-grade tones on quiet stages, fly dates, recording gigs, and practice sessions. Backed by decades of BOSS tone expertise, every selection delivers the same expressive nuance and dynamic touch response of a real amp and cabinet. Audio quality is also top-notch, thanks to advanced DSP, 32-bit floating point processing, and a 96 kHz sampling rate.

Inspiring Tones for Every Style
Eleven solid platforms dish up every guitar amp flavor, from famous tube combos to vintage and modern stacks. There are also several original BOSS amps, including a high-gain Brown type derived from the Katana series. The amps are all paired with curated Celestion Digital IRs for dialing up polished sounds right away. If you prefer to use cab IRs from your own collection, you can load them into the pedal via USB-C and a dedicated app.

Immediate Sound Creation
With the IR-2’s intuitive interface, you’ll be ready to play in seconds. Simply select an amp type and tweak the sound with familiar amp-style controls. Then twist the Ambience knob to add some natural spaciousness and depth if desired. You can plug your other pedals into the IR-2’s input, just like you would with an amp. If you want to go further, use the send/return loop to patch mod, delay, and reverb effects into the chain after the amp sounds. The TRS return jack supports stereo operation, letting you pass stereo effects to the IR-2’s audio outputs.

Play and Record Anywhere
Adding the IR-2 to your pedalboard greatly expands its versatility, giving you a complete guitar sound solution everywhere you play.

Practice and Rehearsal
Connect headphones and enjoy top-quality guitar tones in every practice session, whether playing at home or traveling on the road. And prepare for upcoming shows with the same pedalboard setup you’ll use on stage. Audio playback from a computer or mobile device is supported via USB-C, allowing you to jam with songs from your music library and follow along with lessons from YouTube and other sources.

Stage Performance
Take the guesswork out of great stage sound and perform with consistent tones in every venue. Sending a feed from the IR-2’s outputs to a house PA system provides a studio-quality signal that’s not affected by the performance environment. And if you need more than one amp sound while performing, you can toggle between two IR-2 amp/cab setups with the pedal switch or an external footswitch.

Via the IR-2’s USB-C connector, send the sound of your complete rig directly to music recording software. Add tracks to full productions in a computer DAW. Or plug into your smartphone and capture inspiration on the move. You can monitor audio from the IR-2 and your software through headphones, eliminating the need to use a separate audio interface.


Sampling Frequency 96 kHzAD
Conversion 24 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 Conversion32 bitsProcessing32-bit floating pointIR cabinet data formatMono, Maximum 500 ms, 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16 bits linear/24 bits linear/32-bit floating pointPreset IR cabinet11User IR cabinet slot11
  • These are the same slots as the preset IR cabinet.Nominal Input LevelINPUT, RETURN: -20 dBuMaximum Input LevelINPUT, RETURN: +7 dBuInput ImpedanceINPUT, RETURN: 1 MΩNominal Output LevelOUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND, PHONES: -20 dBuMaximum Output LevelOUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND, PHONES: +7 dBuOutput ImpedanceOUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND: 1 kΩ
    PHONES: 44 ΩRecommended Load ImpedanceOUTPUT A (MONO), OUTPUT B, SEND: 10 kΩ or greater
    PHONES: 44 Ω or greaterBypassBuffered bypassControlsType knob
    GAIN knob
    TREBLE knob
    LEVEL knob
    MIDDLE knob
    AMBIENCE knob
    BASS knob
    Pedal switchIndicatorCHECK indicator (Used for indication of Channel and check battery)ConnectorsINPUT jack, OUTPUT A (MONO) jack, OUTPUT B jack, SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    RETURN jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    CH SEL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    DC IN jack
    PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    USB port: USB Type-C(R)Power SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22, commercially available)
    AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)Current Draw160 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (6LR61)
  • These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.AccessoriesLeaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” ”IMPORTANT NOTES,” and ”Information”)
    Dry battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)Options (sold separately)AC adaptor: PSA series
    Footswitch: FS-5U
    Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth73 mm
    2-7/8 inchesDepth129 mm
    5-1/8 inchesHeight59 mm
    2-3/8 inchesWeight (including battery)450 g
    1 lb* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms*The specifications are subject to change without notice.