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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Boss PSA-120S Adapter  

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Overview
  • New generation power supply for today's digital instruments
  • 500 mA of current to easily power multiple pedals, even digital ones
  • Power cable length is increased to almost 10 feet
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $31.50
  • Your Savings:
    - $9.51
  • Your Price:
    $2199
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9.6V 500 mA AC adapter for BOSS units with outlet-saving design.

The Boss PSA-120S Adapter is specially designed to provide perfect power to all Boss metronomes, tuners, and compact pedals. Power cable length has been increased to almost 10 feet for more versatility, and the PSA-120S now features LED indicator for quick visual verification of on/off status. Newly redesigned plug does not cover adjacent power outlets. 9.6V DC 500mA, barrel connector, reverse polarity.

The PSA-120S is the recommended power supply for products including BOSS Compact and Twin pedals, ME-50/-20/-20B Multi-effects, the DB-66/-88/-90 metronomes, DR-Series drum machines, FC-Series foot controllers, MC-202, SH-101, SP-202, TR-626, and all TU-Series tuners.

Features
  • New generation power supply for today's digital instruments
  • 500 mA of current to easily power multiple pedals, even digital ones
  • Power cable length is increased to almost 10 feet
  • LED indicator for quick visual verification of on/off status

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BossPSA-120S Adapter
 
3.1

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (9)
  • Good value (6)
  • Long lasting (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Short life (4)

Best Uses

  • Portable electronics (5)
  • Having around the house (4)
  • High-end equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (15), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15), Business (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Save money on batteries

If you are a studio guy or a hobbyist, this plug makes a lot of sense. While its kind of pricey for what it is and I saw comparable "knock...Read complete review

If you are a studio guy or a hobbyist, this plug makes a lot of sense. While its kind of pricey for what it is and I saw comparable "knock offs" for the price range, it just didn't make sense to risk my $$ ME-70 for a little price difference. And now I know I have MF and Boss to stand behind me stuff.
Its a plug...
This is what scared me a little. I really didn't want to have to buy batteries for my ME-70 and "compatible" adapters scared me so dispite what I read that the quality was poor I bought it anyway. After examining it closely I can say it appears to be made about as well as any other adapter I own, if not better. I have to say I am not a gigging musician; more of a studio guy, so perhaps in a road scenario it doesn't stand up as well but that could be said about anything, really.
There are 2 reasons to get this:
1. Never have to buy batteries again
2. If you use it with the ME-70 (and probably any other pedal), it shuts off the device once you cut power to it. This means you don't have to unplug the input jack. I have it hooked up to a rack mounted "rack oft switches" so I can turn it off with a quick flip. I hated the fact hat I had to plug and unplug the input chord all the time. Again for a gigging musician this is much less of an issue. Chances are you would want the battery advantage for the cordless point.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor, Pricey, Problematic!

I generously rated the PSA-120S Power Adapter 2 stars only because of its slim design and its power strip space-saving ability.
These adapters do not last! I have already purchased 4...Read complete review

I generously rated the PSA-120S Power Adapter 2 stars only because of its slim design and its power strip space-saving ability.
These adapters do not last! I have already purchased 4 replacements, and they all have malfunctioned the same way -- the wire develops a short where it comes out of the plastic casing. In fact, one of the two last replacements was defective (in the same way) right out of the box!
Its also worth noting that I have not been out gigging with these adapters and they have never left the basement studio, and so they have not been subjected to any rigorous set-up or breakdown activity and they still malfunction -- I would probably need to buy them by the case if I were out gigging!
In my opinion the PSA-120S are poorly manufactured, they are not dependable, and I would not recommend them to anyone! They're fine while they are operating properly, but unfortunately that's usually not for too long!

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5.0

Powers my Boss ME-80

By Zlur

from Miami Beach, FL

About Me Value Oriented

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Reliable Performance

Cons

  • Not Cheap

Best Uses

    Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

    Bought this to power my BOSS ME-80 multi-effects pedalboard after a generic pedal power adapter didn't seem to work. This one was a little more expensive, but still cheaper than it was selling at other retailers and does the job.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Foot Pedal

    By kinwetumpka

    from Alabama

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable Electronics

      Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

      I had this item sent to someone else.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Must Have Power!

      By rokspodcast

      from NC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment

        Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

        Dont subject your Boss unit to noise and unreliable daisy chain power bricks. Use a genuine, dedicated power supply. 20$ will save your high end device from failure. Could I have used a 1Spot? Sure but, why would you, they can inject noise and other problems. Dont be cheap, get the Boss!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        The One, the Original.

        By hatchling

        from Trinidad & Tobago

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

            I've used a generic 9V Power Supply for my Boss (and other) pedals before, using a daisy chain.

            Lost that one after a gig, and have been using THIS and my EHX adaptors with daisy chains. Using a daisy chain will overcome MOST of the problems encountered when trying to power one pedal alone if it is not a Boss Pedal.

            Final word: If you have Boss Pedals, this adaptor will work for you. If it doesn't work for your Boss Pedals, try it in a daisy chain and it WILL.
            See internet for similar testimonies!

            I use it to power numerous Boss Pedals, a Fender Starcaster Chorus, Dr. Green Hairy Tongue, Danelectro PB&J (don't judge me, I use EHX Reverb and Memory Boy as well), and MXR P-90.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            The Best Power Adapter around !

            By VJ

            from black hills

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • Non

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment
            • Portable Electronics

            Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

            Great value, Great quality.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Use This For My Boss VE-20

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Quality Oriented

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Long Enough Cord
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Boss Ve-20 Power
            • Having Around The House
            • High-End Equipment
            • Portable Electronics

            Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

            I wish this came with high end pedals! They shouldn't make you buy it separately.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Must have for the Boss Micro BR 80

            By Cars & Guitars

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Having Around The House
              • Travel

              Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

              Get this if you own the Boss Micro BR 80. Although the unit can be operated on battery power, or bus power from your computer, this unit is very useful if you are recording multiple tracks, or using the Boss Micro Br 80 for extended periods.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Works as described

              By Mynyddawg

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works As Described

              Cons

              • Hard To Wrap In A Loop

              Best Uses

              • Powers Boss Effects Pedal

              Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

              Adapter works as described. I use it to power a Boss effects pedal. The plastic doohickey in the middle of the cord makes it hard to wrap the cord into a nice compact loop for storage and transport.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Haven't Used It Yet Because .......

              By Djavaman

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

                    I'm bad. I didn't notice that this was reverse polarity aka center -, ring +. it does have noise filter in the DC line and upon removing the two screws holding it together it looks like with a little help from my sodering iron i can fix that.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Poor, Pricey, Problematic!

                    By Cuzzman

                    from Rhode Island

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Power Strip Space-saver
                    • Sideways Plug In
                    • Slim Design

                    Cons

                    • Poor Workmanship
                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Short Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Effects pedals

                    Comments about Boss PSA-120S Adapter:

                    I generously rated the PSA-120S Power Adapter 2 stars only because of its slim design and its power strip space-saving ability.
                    These adapters do not last! I have already purchased 4 replacements, and they all have malfunctioned the same way -- the wire develops a short where it comes out of the plastic casing. In fact, one of the two last replacements was defective (in the same way) right out of the box!
                    Its also worth noting that I have not been out gigging with these adapters and they have never left the basement studio, and so they have not been subjected to any rigorous set-up or breakdown activity and they still malfunction -- I would probably need to buy them by the case if I were out gigging!
                    In my opinion the PSA-120S are poorly manufactured, they are not dependable, and I would not recommend them to anyone! They're fine while they are operating properly, but unfortunately that's usually not for too long!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

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