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    Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System

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    You get top-brand gear, new from the factory, from an authorized US dealer. Our products are shipped from the vendor to our warehouse, and then from the warehouse to you. There is no detour through a retail store, where the boxes are opened, the products put on display, and then sold as leftovers. When you shop online, make sure you are comparing new gear from authorized US dealers. 

    Special Opportunities: When It's Not New, We Tell You

    We occasionally have opportunities to buy B-stock merchandise to offer at special discounts. We also sometimes get returns in less than perfect condition. Sometimes we will offer these products to you - but we always identify it clearly as such using the classifications below. So unless it says otherwise, it's new from the factory.

    Important Guarantee: Your 100% Satisfaction

    Regardless of the condition described on our site, what you should remember is that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it (though exceptions apply for some products). Of course, if you know you will only be happy if a product is 100% cosmetically perfect, then you shouldn't order B-Stock or Blemished merchandise - it's just not a good gamble. And if you will only be happy if a product has never been touched by another human, well then the Resealed products aren't a good choice for you. But if you are looking for even more impressive values than our already-low prices, then these options will be very attractive when available.

    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

    A warehouse resealed product is usually a customer return. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals* and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Blemished

    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Scratch and Dent

    This is typically a customer return that shows general wear and tear, along with dents and scratches. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly, but will show signs of use. It may be less attractive than Blemished inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    Factory Resealed

    A factory resealed product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products are not in absolutely new condition, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

    B-Stock

    A B-stock product is purchased directly from its manufacturer, who may have refurbished the product or used it for training and demonstration purposes. These products may be cosmetically blemished, but will ship with everything the brand new product would ship with including manuals (physical copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 


    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions. The innovative ES-8 is a system that represents a major leap "out of the box" from the standard individual stomp box utility. It is great way of providing unprecedented capability without sacrificing sound quality. The ES-8 combines far-reaching flexibility with total freedom of expression. All this, in one cool device.Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS' advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage. So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a world of musical expression. It's a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.

    Flex Your Routability with the ES-8

    One of the ES-8's key features is its innovative routing flexibility, which provides the ability to easily rearrange the order of a chain of stompbox effects. This gives professional guitarists the ability to access a wide array of effect combinations, offering total creative freedom to achieve the unique sounds that they desire. In addition, the ES-8's parallel chain function increases the effect combination options further, thereby expanding the final sound variation capability exponentially. What's more, all of these programmed configurations can be saved for instant access during a live performance.

    Isn't it About Time You Got Connected?

    Supporting the ES-8's superior functionality is its comprehensive connectivity, which empowers this amazing switcher to do the job it does. In addition to the eight effect loops on board, there are three TRS control output jacks, two TRS expression output jacks, and two TRS control/expression input jacks. MIDI capability is also included for integrating seamlessly with MIDI-controlled stomp effects. These centralized controls make the ES-8 even more powerful as a total command center of sound creativity. Of course, as is consistent throughout the ES-8 system, all of these control settings are also storable.

    Protects the Purity of Your Precious Tone

    In addition to routing capability and connectivity, the ES-8 pays particular attention to sound quality. It's designed in a way that does not contribute to sound deterioration, keeping your tone pure and free of noise. These results are accomplished by carefully designed analog circuitry developed with the know-how, experience, and design expertise of the Boss engineering team. In further regard to tone pureness, the ES-8 is equipped with input and output buffers that can be turned on and off independently as needed to suit any rig.

    Pro-level Design for Gig Durability

    The ES-8 effect switching system is more than just a smartly designed tool for the creation of awesome sounds. It is also a handsome piece of hardware that is going to look really good on your pedalboard. Built with durable mechanical functions in a road-tough design, the ES-8 combines huge technical innovations with small useful conveniences. Memory capability with 800 patches, a large display with extensive naming capacity, and robust responsive foot switches with full assignability are just a few of the features that make this switcher the choice of the pros.

    Features:

    - Programmable switching system with eight loops (plus an additional loop)
    - Analog circuit design to protect your pure tone
    - Unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create parallel effect chains
    - Onboard memory for storing external control parameters such as delay time for each patch
    - Buffers can be turned on/off individually each for input and output and stored in each patch; level variability for output buffer
    - Highly-reliable footswitches with switch-noise mute capability
    - LCD and 7-segment LED display show detailed information at a glance
    - 800 patch memories provide unmatched capability for touring musicians
    - Completely customizable pedal function assignments
    - Scratching the itch of serious working musicians with detailed attention to often-requested features and functions

    Specifications


    - Loops:
    - 8 (Effect loop)
    - 1 (Volume loop)
    - Patch Memory: 800
    - Pedals:
    - Number switch x 8
    - BANK switch x 2
    - MEMORY/MANUAL switch
    - MUTE switch
    - Nominal Input Level:
    - IN 1, 2: -10 dBu
    - RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL: -10 dBu
    - Input Impedance: IN 1, 2: 1 M ohms
    - Nominal Output Level: SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL, OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: -10 dBu
    - Output Impedance: OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: 1 k ohms or greater
    - Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
    - Display:
    - 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
    - 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
    - Connectors:
    - IN 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - TUNER jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    - EXT CTL 1/2, CTL 3/4, CTL 5/6 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    - EXT CTL EXP 1, EXP 2 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    - CTL IN EXP 1 CTL 1/2, EXP 2 CTL 3/4 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    - MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
    - DC IN jack
    - Power Supply: AC adaptor
    - Current Draw: 400 mA
    - Accessories: AC adaptor, Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY," Rubber foot x 5, Screw x 2
    - Dimensions: (W x D x H) 17 5/16 x 5 7/16 x 2 9/16" (439 x 137 x 65 mm)
    - Weight: 5 lbs 9 oz. (2.5kg)

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