Maxon AD-999 Pro delay - anyone got one?

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  1. IRG

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    This one here, fairly new I think:
    http://www.godlyke.com/shopping/pgm...iscat=6&frompage=Online_Store&page_num=1&=SID

    About $400 or a bit less on ebay. I don't think PGS has them yet, so no video. Does anyone here have one, thoughts, comments? Not cheap, but I like the tones I've heard from the regular AD-999. Not sure whether these extra features are worth it or not. I do like the slightly extra delay time this analog delay offers, 900ms, which is why I might be willing to pay more for it.
     
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    Some music store did a video demo- it's on youtube.
     
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    Great very very wellmade delay...the options are cool..
    Dark and warm....
     
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    Sounds great.
     
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    The options seem nice and worth the extra $$. I love my regular AD-999.
     
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    It's just released... Doubtful there's many hand-on comments yet...
     
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    Sounds great, but it will be hard to beat the old school AD-9 for slapback sounds and low fi repeats. These new ones are not made with the NOS panasonic chips that the AD-9's were made with.
     
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    I had an old AD-9 and did an a/b w/ the AD-999 and thought the 999 was much better sounding :dunno
     
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    The AD-9 is definitely more "low-fi" sounding and that's what I like about it. Although I will admit I have never played the 900 or 999 - all I'm going off is clips and my experience with other delays.

    Analogman puts the ad-9 in his top 3 delays:

    http://www.analogman.com/ts9.htm#maxon
    http://www.analogman.com/faq.htm#analogdelays

    Apparently he's not a fan of the 999. I would love to try either of the 900 or 999 myself though.

    If only either the 900 or 999pro had modulation! I want a DMM in a small footprint damnit!
     
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    Fwiw I have a DMM which I never thought would be kicked off my board, but it was by the 999 which sounds bigger/fatter/more musical to me. The one thing I do like the DMM better for, is slow arpeggiated chords (w/ a touch of vibrato)...
     
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    I wish analog Mike would offer a mod to add modulation to one of these Maxon's.

    hint hint...
     
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    Interesting, for I have a new DMM on the way, an xo version I believe. But if it isn't eveything I want in a delay, I might take a real hard look at this one. I do like the modulation option of the DMM though.
     
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    Well just had a couple of days worth of testing this thing....
    Great delay...
     
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    XO you believe? Where TF did you get THAT?!
     
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    I'm supposed to get it right from EHX (insider's deal) but they haven't rolled them out just yet. I told Mike I would take the either version, but he told me it would be an xo model, which would take about 3-4 weeks, which was two weeks ago when he told me. So hopefully I'll know more this week.
     
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    damn. . . i thought they were NOT coming to the states for some reason. . .
     
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    I've heard people say that too, but I don't think it's true. Fairly soon, most of the older larger EHX pedals will all be the xo configuration, it makes sense from a business perspective. They have way too many different sizes right now.
     
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    I love the modulation of the DMM, but compared to the Maxon the tone of the DMM is noticably duller. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the DMM colors your tone quite a bit (which can be a good thing sometimes) where as the Maxon doesn't mess w/ your tone at all.
     
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    I have a Carbon Copy and a Hardwire DL-8 now. The CC is a duller/warmer sound of delay. I've heard the DMM is brighter, not sure if this is true. I actually really like the analog like settings on the DL-8 though, very good. I might keep this pedal, even if I get the DMM or end up with the Maxon. I do like the longe delay time of the Maxon.
     

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