Created for the discerning audiophile, Maxon Vintage Series effects offer the highest construction and sound quality available in a compact pedal format. Hand made in Japan by experts with more than 30 years experience in the field, Maxon Vintage Series effects combine the finest quality components with meticulous construction techniques to achieve the most transparent, noise-free, full-frequency performance possible.
With the Maxon Vintage Series no expense has been spared to create the ultimate creative tools. Even chassis size and component positioning have been carefully considered in order to maximize performance and minimize noise. The result is a truly inspiring sonic experience that will encourage creativity rather than hinder it.
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AD-999 Analog Delay
The AD999’s Delay tone is pure analog heaven – rich, round and three-dimensional, it reacts to your playing and breathes life into your performance.
The AD999 is loaded with eight custom Bucket Brigade IC’s for 900 milliseconds of warm, organic analog tone. These BBD’s are clocked extremely low to achieve the longest delay time possible, creating a HUGE delay tone that recalls early 70’s Pink Floyd with stunning accuracy.
Yet the real magic of the AD999 is in the Delay repeats – they exhibit a slightly overdriven tonality that sits perfectly behind dirty tones and adds depth and dimension to clean sounds. This distortion reacts dynamically to your pick attack, making the initial repeat pop slightly while the remaining repeats blend seamlessly with your original notes.
The repeats also feature a slight EQ spike at around 1.5 kHz, preventing them from getting muddy or non-descript. This also allows the AD999 to maintain presence in a mix without having to raise your volume.
While there are more affordable and more feature-laden Delays out there, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that sounds better than the AD999. When players wax poetic about the mojo and mystery of analog delay – THIS is what they are talking about.
Why Choose Maxon?
One word - TONE.
A high impedance input buffer passes signal to a Compander stage that acts as a compressor/expander, bringing the input signal up to an ideal level and keeping it there as it decays. This is good for signal-to- noise ratio and also gives the delay chips a clean, strong signal to work with.
The eight x Maxon MC4107D BBD delay IC’s are controlled by 2 of the 3 clock drivers in the pedal. These drivers are running the BBDs at a very low clock rate to achieve maximum delay time. This rolls off a fair amount of high frequencies, giving the AD999 its big, warm delay sound.
The delayed signal hits another Compander to level everything out and then goes to a mixer/amplifier that blends the clean and delayed signals and provides a low impedance output.
The AD999 features Mechanical True Bypass switching on both outputs via a Fujisoku 4PDT switch.
Mods & Mends
Input Impedance: 500K Ohms Output Impedance: 10K Ohms or less Residual Noise: -95 dB (input shorted, IHF-A weighted) Delay Time: 40 mSec 900 mSec Control: Delay Time, Repeat, Delay Level Switch: Normal/Effect (4PDT mechanical true bypass) I/O: Input, Output (Mix in mono, Wet only in stereo), Dry Output Current Consumption: 46 mA at 9VDC / 48 mA at 10VDC Dimensions: 117 (W) x 150 (D) x 60 (H) mm Weight: 600 Grams Standard Accessories: Maxon AC210N adaptor (we strongly urge the use the Maxon AC210N only. Other adaptors may trip the internal fuse, requiring professional service of the unit and voiding the warranty) * All specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice or obligation. All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Available for Pre-Order Only! Ships in mid-February
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