Maxon Unveils The AD999 Analog Delay Pedal
Just when you thought you'd have to go digital, Maxon unveils the AD999 Analog Delay. The newest member of the highly touted Maxon Vintage Series Effects, the AD999 is the most ambitious and practical analog delay pedal that Maxon has ever produced.
Each AD999 comes loaded with 8 custom-made Maxon MN3107D bucket brigade IC's for a total of 900 milliseconds of rich, organic, 3-dimensional analog tone. Like past Maxon analogs, the AD999's controls have been kept to a minimum to free the unit from unwanted noise and to simplify operation. Delay Time, Delay Level, and Feedback controls provide a simple user interface and a wide variety of delay effects, including far-out "ray-gun" runaway delays that are indicative of analog effects. To improve the unit's versatility, dual Wet/Dry outputs were added to allow for panning of the delay effect between two amplifiers or channels.
AD999 switching is handled by a Fujisoku 4PDT mechanical switch for transparent, noise-free True Bypass operation. Lastly, the AD999 has been designed to run off 9 volts DC for easier integration into players' pedalboards. An internal, replaceable fuse protects the circuit from voltage spikes as well as the accidental use of incorrect adaptors. The AD999 features a solid steel chassis encasing a hand-assembled circuit with ultra-low noise specs and is backed by a 3-year warranty.