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Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Next-generation BOSS compact pedal with innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing, realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP
  • Distortion that adapts to create the ideal sound in every register
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and playing dynamics
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    $210.50
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A compact pedal that delivers perfect distortion tones in every register.

Powered by Multi-Dimensional Processing technology (MDP), the DA-2 Adaptive Distortion delivers ideal distortion tones wherever you play on the guitar neck.

Multi-Dimensional Processing for Superior Tone
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each. By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously unattainable range of expression.

DA-2: Ideal Distortion Across Your Guitar’s Entire Range
Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with one effect, the DA-2’s Multi-Dimensional Processing employs multiple distortion processors to seamlessly adapt the sound in real time and create the ideal tone for every register. As a result, the DA-2 delivers a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs for lead playing. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is dramatically responsive to your playing dynamics, and every note is heard with clarity and definition.

Features

  • Next-generation BOSS compact pedal with innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing, realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP
  • Distortion that adapts to create the ideal sound in every register
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and playing dynamics
  • High-clarity sound, even when playing two or more notes at the same time
  • Very low noise, even with high-gain settings

A new dimension in effects. Own it today.

 

DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Nominal Input Level: 20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: 20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Controls: Pedal switch LEVEL knob LOW knob HIGH knob A-DIST (Adaptive Distortion) knob
  • Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
  • Connectors: INPUT jack OUTPUT jack AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22) AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 45 mA * Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 9 hours Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
  • Option (sold separately): AC adaptor (PSA series)
  • Dimensions(W x H x D): 2-7/8" x 2-6/16" x 5-1/8"
  • Weight: 15 oz.
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BossDA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
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    5.0

    VERSATILE!

    By Marcus0

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Blues
      • Heavy Metal
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Cleanest sounding mid-level gain distortion pedal I've encountered. If a metal song has some clean parts in it you don't need to switch this baby off, like its namesake it literally adapts to what you play. I played with this pedal for hours with an Ibanez Destroyer in guitar center and even with gain maxed out the clarity is amazing, definitely rivals my OKKO Dominator in some ways.

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      5.0

      Priced for the working musician

      By Guitarnut

      from Phillips Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Roadworthy From Boss

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal to me rivals some boutique pedals which I own, is very quiet and responds so well to picking dynamics. I also like the fact that it doesn't take up so much real estate on my pedal board. Nice match for a strat or humbucker equipped guitar, impressive.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best distortion pedal from BOSS.

        By Mr. Ken

        from Laurinburg N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I love this pedal.Every note rings clear even at high gain settings.I play a Les Paul with high output pickups which makes this thing scream at almost any setting.Great buy.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good stuff Maynard

          By Kinagree

          from Philly

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Amazing sound. everything from mild break up to full on Armageddon(well perhaps a bit shy of full on Armageddon,perhaps Ragnarok). The adaptive technology really is impressive. Full on distortion and complex chords really SHINE with this device. It's the only distortion pedal I need.

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            5.0

            Great product, great service

            By Jenkinss65

            from Seattle, WA

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            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Great distortion pedal. Every individual note is distinguishable.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Pedal, Finally!

                  By Ratmonger

                  from So Cal

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I have bought dozens of pedals and effects. Most of them are useless. I find this pedal to have good overdrive and heavy distortion tones. It is clear, with low noise. Even at high gain, chords and notes are distinguishable and not muddy. I will be using this pedal in my gear set up.

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                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Classic dirt, groundbreaking technology

                    By CreepingSeth

                    from Northwest PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Articulate
                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Limited Selection Of Effects

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    First of all, "Responsive," is a complete understatement. For years, I've looked for a distortion pedal, that I could use with all my guitars (including a 7 string). This isn't an high gain metal pedal, but this is the best pedal for those who drop/down tune or used an extended range guitar. This is the only dirt pedal in existence, that can make even the lowest registered chords sound clear. This is the future of pedals. I can't wait till Boss make a high gain version.

                    Before you buy this, keep in mind this doesn't sound like a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    DA-2 Pedal From Boss

                    By JB

                    from Simi Valley Ca

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Limited Selection Of Effects

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Great overdrive sounds. Great string articulation. Full chords don't mush out. Not as drawback.....to me its a one trick pony.....but its a good trick. For me a no-brainer.

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