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  1. leighianson

    leighianson Supporting Member

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    Ok so for the last year or so I've been looking for an ad900 as I have an ad999 and love it. My grand plan would be to run a stereo signal with each analog delay going to separate amps.

    Over the past year the aussie dollar has plummeted making it quite a bit more expensive to buy from the states, but I've still been looking on reverb and eBay. Then last week I found a ad900 in Sydney for a good price and jumped on it, it's a 2 chip mn3005 version and it came today. Sounds smooth and rich, it's everything I'd hoped it would be. I AB'd the two for about 10 mins or so and the descriptions I read online are spot on. The 900 is smooth and I could run the mix higher as it sat perfectly beneath my playing, whereas the 999 is a grungy but a bit brighter sound prefect for more driven tones.

    Even though they were in series not stereo, I set the 900 up for a 1/4 note and the 999 for a dotted 8th and it sounded magnificent! Who needs the Dig.
     
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    I've been using AD900s for ~15 yrs as my main delays. Have tried many others but nothing compares to the tone of the original 2-chip AD900. I currently run a pair of them in stereo post-chorus split with different delay times set to the golden ratio. I even have a spare AD900 just in case one of them dies. I've owned or still own a TTE, Diamond ML 1 & 2, AD999 Pro, AD99, AD9, AD80, EAR AD4096, DM-2, Echorec, Belle Epoch, Mallekko 600 D & B, EH DMM, and probably a few others I cannot remember. The AD900 is the absolute king of analog delay tone and by far the lowest noise of any. Not a lot of features obviously, but what a classic delay pedal. Enjoy it!
     
  4. howthewestwas1

    howthewestwas1 Supporting Member

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    Congrats! I have been wanting to try the ad900 for sometime now. I liked the ad-999 but felt the initial repeat was a little brighter than I wanted. I understand that the 900 is buffered bypass. How is the bypass signal? How about tonal integrity once engaged? Thanks!
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It is the best sounding analog delay, no question.
     

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