The Maxon AD-999 Analog 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.
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)