Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble


The Boss CE-5 gives the user a slightly more complex and sophisticated array of chorus sounds that its cousin, the CH-1. While it does have a bit more to it, this pedal is still thoroughly set in the no-frills, simple world that Boss tends to live in. This might be a slight upgrade from the CH-1 due to its enhanced tonal control

External Control: None

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HornFX Review

InterfaceVersatilityTonal ReproductionLive ApplicationTotal Score
Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Interface:  3/5
This pedal gives the user a bit more control over their tone than the standard Boss CH-1. It is somewhat disappointing however, that you are not able to pump up the bass or treble, but only able to diminish it or cut it all together.

Versatility: 3/5
Being as simple as it is, the CE-5 has a limited range of sounds, made only slightly more diverse by its EQ options.

Tonal Reproduction: 3/5
As with many digital pedals, this one’s sound tends to be on the bright, bordering on sterile, side. It does provide a fair representation of your tone. You can counteract some of the sterility with the various EQ settings.

Live application: 3.5/5
When comparing it to the Boss CH-1, this might give you better results in a live setting. The more advanced EQ options will allow you to more accurately and specifically tailor your sound to what you would like to hear.

Product Info

Input Impedance: 1 M ohms
Output Impedance: 1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
Residual Noise Level: -93 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
Connectors: INPUT Jack, OUTPUT Jack A (mono)/ B, AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9 V)

Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V), AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 22 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V)/Optional AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)

Width: 73 mm/2-7/8 inches
Depth: 129 mm/5-1/8 inches
Height: 59 mm/2-3/8 inches

Weight: 410 g/0 lbs. 15 oz.

Product info from the Boss website