If I'm three weeks late with this, just mock me mercilessly. If not, discuss.
probably, but i don't think that will be the biggest difference. the original DMM did not have tons of headroom to begin with (and neither did any of the other big box 24v ehx pedals of the era).I wonder if the voltage difference will translate to less clean headroom
Not exactly, i think they will have a charge pump up to 24v in there- so effectively same maybe?Can it truly be the same circuit if it's 9 volts? (Although the video doesn't claim they're the same circuit, only that "they sound exactly the same," except for the noise.)
Yeah was thinking they might use a charge pump to get it to 18v (24v with a 12v PSU). Is it known if this was used on the DMM w/Tap Tempo? They also operated at 9v. Guess if there's a very high MA rating that would give a clue.Not exactly, i think they will have a charge pump up to 24v in there- so effectively same maybe?
The old big-box EHX pedals sounded better than their smaller counterparts in most cases.Sounds pretty good. The modulation is a little different from vintage ones and the repeats sound a little dirtier and a bit less "gooey" but based on the demo it sounds more than decent.
that said, my experience with Nano/XO EHX pedals is not good. I was a huge fan of the original polychorus pedal and the XO one was absolute garbage. Sounded decent in demos, but the stereo scope was narrow, the depth of the chorus was not right, the clock noise was insane and the flange and filter matrix modes couldn't do any of the magic sounds of the original. The reality is that these remakes are trying to replicate the sound of chips that don't exist anymore and try to do it using 9v power to replicate the circuit of a 24v pedal. I think if you go into the experience with the idea that you might get a great sounding delay pedal with mod it could be a great pedal. If you are trying to get a 1:1 replacement of an original unit you might be setting yourself up for disappointment.