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Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay

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The Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay pedal is a hand-wired pedal with two selectable settings of delay time, feedback, AND delay level, not just delay time! Also has effects loop for modulation, and expression pedal jack for delay time. Will have external tap tempo in the future.
FEATURES 1. True bypass switching, the right side foot switch is effect ON/OFF. 2. Two sets of controls, not only delay time but also delay level and feedback YELLOW channel (upper 3 knobs) or RED channel (lower 3 knobs) are selected with the left foot switch. 3. Battery or normal 9V boss type power. Power jack in the center top. 4. Battery compartment on the bottom for quick and easy battery changes 5. Low power consumption, 15mA, so an alkaline battery should last about 30 hours of use. 6. Jacks are on the top of the pedal for efficient layout on pedalboards 7. Input jack on the right, unplug to disconnect battery 8. Output jack on the left 9. EFFECTS LOOP is next to the input jack. Use a Y-cable (insert cable like HOSA STP-201) to run an effect only when the delay is ON and only on the delayed sound. The dry sound will stay in the pedal, it won't pass through the effects loop. Modulation pedals are cool here. Or use a VOLUME pedal with a Y-Cable or an expression pedal to control the level of the delays, pulling back all the way will kill the delay sound. You can also control the FEEDBACK this way, as lowering the volume will reduce the feedback so you can easily control infinite delays. 10. DELAY TIME EXPRESSION jack is next to the output jack. Use a normal Boss EV5 type expression pedal to control the delay time of the RED channel. This jack will also be used for external options we will introduce including tap tempo, multiple delay time preset boxes, etc. The Boss FV500L is a stronger, bigger expression pedal which we also carry. We also carry the Ernie Ball 6181 volume pedal which makes a GREAT small, heavy duty expression pedal (requires insert Y-cable). 11. 600mS (.6 seconds) analog delay time, with clear, not dull, delay sounds. Most of them are actually 650mS if you measure them. The delays are easily controlled for infinite feedback without runaway volume problems which can damage your speakers. Minimum delay time is 36mS. 12. You can plug into the EFFECTS LOOP to get a WET ONLY sound, when the pedal is ON. The dry sound will come out of the normal output. You will need a special cable to get the wet output, with the ring on the pedal side connected to the tip of the output cable and the tip on the pedal side grounded to kill noise. 13. Two LED lights blink in time to the delay setting.
Unlike most of the new sunface-size analog delays now available, the ARDX20 uses normal size electronic components that are hand-soldered to the circuit board. We also use normal size potentiometers and switches that are hand wired. This means that the ARDX20 won't wind up in a landfill if something goes wrong- it can be repaired by anyone, while the little robot-built surface-mount analog delays must usually be replaced if something fails or is damaged by an electrical or mechanical accident. We also feel that the normal size components will usually give you a better sound. The resistors may not make any difference, but some of the capacitors we use are not available in tiny surface-mount versions.
Someone asked me for a comparison to the MXR Carbon Copy. Those are about the best small analog delays, and we sell a lot of them. The ARDX20 has quite a bit longer delay time, about 2:00 on ours gives you the 600mS that the MXR has. The MXR has more white noise in the background, as it's tuned for more high end. The repeats on the MXR are a little harder and harsher due to the extra high end, our repeats are a little softer and smoother, a bit more like the old Japanese analog delays.

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