Boss RV-500 Reverb Processor Pedal

With 12 modes, 21 reverb algorithms and enough editing parameters to keep you busy for days, Boss' RV-500 Reverb Processor is their deepest reverb yet.

Journey to new dimensions of time and space with the Boss RV-500 Reverb Processor Pedal, the most powerful and versatile reverb processor that Boss has ever produced. This multifaceted creation machine features class-defying 32-bit AD/DA along with 32-bit/96 kHz floating point processing and immense programmability, putting pro-level studio reverb and more at your feet.

Twelve modes and 21 newly developed reverb algorithms deliver a huge range of textures, from complementary ambience to deep, immersive sonic atmospheres. And thanks to the RV-500's high-octane DSP, you can access a full-featured digital delay along with every reverb patch, and even run two reverb patches at once! Adding in MIDI I/O, support for external footswitch/expression control, and USB for connection to the free RV-500 Editor/Librarian software, the RV-500 is simply the most advanced reverb pedal available, bar none.


- Studio-level sound with first-in-class 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
- 12 modes with 21 reverb types, all with deep editing parameters
- Includes a wide range of reverb types from standard to advanced, plus Roland classics such as the SRV-2000 Reverb and RE-201 Space Echo
- A/B Simul mode allows you to use two reverb patches at once
- Selectable carryover function allows reverb tails to continue with patch change or effect bypass
- Powerful DSP provides independent digital delay with modulation along with each reverb patch
- read more Graphic LCD and intensive real-time control options
- 297 onboard patch memories and hands-on controls
- Selectable buffered-bypass or true-bypass operation
- MIDI I/O for interfacing with MIDI control devices
- USB-MIDI for connecting to the RV-500 Editor/Librarian or a DAW
- Runs on four AA-size batteries or PSA-series AC adapter

Twelve Modes and 21 Unique Reverb Types

Inside the RV-500 are 21 top-quality reverb algorithms that enable you to shape any kind of space you can imagine. Each includes a massive range of adjustable parameters, from decay, density, and modulation to EQ, ducking, and more. Every algorithm has been newly developed specifically for this pedal, leveraging BOSS's decades of expertise in advanced reverb design. On tap is everything from standards like room, hall, and plate to advanced reverbs like shimmer, non-linear, SFX, and many more. Also included are all-new recreations of the RE-201 Space Echo and SRV-2000 Digital Reverb, two revered Roland classics from the '70s and '80s.

Simultaneous Reverbs and Independent Digital Delay

With its powerhouse DSP engine, the RV-500 is far more than a one-effect device. To start, the pedal's Dual mode provides two independent reverbs at once; you can feed them both with a full-range input, or with divided frequency ranges on each input to build rich, multi-range sounds. And when you employ A/B Simul mode, you can use any two RV-500 reverb patches at the same time, with your choice of series or parallel connection order and mixed or split A/B output. What's more, each patch also includes a digital delay with a full set of parameters including modulation and EQ, plus the ability to set the reverb and delay effects for series or parallel operation on a per-patch basis.

Extraordinary Sound

The RV-500 features 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, exceeding all industry standards for pedal-based effects. All internal processing is 32-bit floating point and runs at a 96 kHz sampling rate as well, delivering pristine sonic quality that goes beyond the highest-level digital processors used in top pro studios. If you wish, you can run your analog dry tone straight through so it's completely untouched with digital processing. You're also able to select true-bypass or buffered-bypass operation to suit the needs of your setup.
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- Sampling Frequency: 96 kHz
- AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits
- Processing: 32-bit floating point

12 modes:

- Memory: 198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
- Nominal Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
- Maximum Input Level: INPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
- Input Impedance: INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
- Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
- Output Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater
- Bypass: Buffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)
- Controls: A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch, DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button, MODE knob, TIME/VALUE knob, PRE-DELAY knob, E.LEVEL knob, LOW knob, HIGH knob
- Display: Graphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
- Connectors: INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
- USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
- MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
- DC IN jack
- Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
- Current Draw: 225 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Dimensions: 170 (W) x 138 (D) x 62 (H) mm; 6-3/4 (W) x 5-7/16 (D) x 2-1/2 (H) inches
- Weight (including battery): 1.0 kg, 2 lbs 4 oz

- Owner's manual
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately):
- AC adaptor: PSA-S series
- Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L
- Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
- Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RV-500
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RV-500

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted October 10, 2017 by Victor V T in Princeton Junction, NJ

"Boss RV 500 Game Changer "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Absolutely one of the best sounding pedal Reverb’s I’ve used to date. I’ve used Strymon, Neunaber, TC Electronic, Electro Harmonix, Eventide, DigTech/Lexicon and a few others. They all have their tone and if it works for you great. If you want something with more dimension and realism give the RV 500 a listen. The Plate & Hall Reverb are fantastic on nylon strings. Lots of tweaking possibilities. It’s very easy to eq the low and high trails and tone. Right out of the box and on my Pedalboard it’s usable. The ability to pull off my pedal-board and use with batteries is s plus for my use at gigs with no ac. Many of the good reverb pedals on the market don’t have this option. It’s 32bit 96k sampling is an industry high. I’m liking it so far. It’s very smooth and non grainy. I don’t care for reverb of any type when there’s a grainy trail and sounds transistorized processed. I have this setup for my main Gig Rig. From the Guitars with LR Baggs Dual Source or Fishman Presus Blend. Line in (TR)or Wireless (SaturnA/B Switcher) with Line 6 G30 to a Grace Design AliX, DÁddarío Tuner, Boss RV500, TC Ditto Looper.

Musical Background:

35 Years Guitar

Musical Style:

Flamenco, Smooth Jazz, Rumba, Classical, New Age, World
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