MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay
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MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay, Delay/Echo/Campionatore per chitarra from MXR.

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Audiofanzine FR 10/12/2008

MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by psyskunk/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Which effects or effect types are available?

Analog delay and a slight modulation (that resembles vaguely the sound of a tape echo. It's actually far from a tape echo but the effect is nice

- Which technology is used? Analog with true bypass

- Is it possible to edit them? Via a Mac/PC editor? No

- Connections? 1/4" jacks plus PSU connector (9 volts).

- Is it a rack-mountable? No

UTILIZATION

- Is it easy to make settings?

Very easy there are only three controls: mix, regen and delay. It couldn't be easier

- Is it easy to edit sounds or effects? Yes!

- Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive? You only get a small sheet of paper with only two setting examples (but the possibilities aren't endless).

I give it a 9 because of the user's manual: it could have two setting examples more.

SOUND QUALITY

- Are the effects effective, do they suit your application, do they sound real enough? I had never tried an analog delay before and I was disappointed by digital delays (like Boss' DD). The first time I switched it on I was impressed! What a sound coming from such a small box! (compared to the size of a vintage tape echo, it's surprising :p)...

With which instruments do you use them? Guitar only

- Which sounds do you prefer / hate? The sound is exceptional but buy a dedicated PSU if you don't want to get an unpleasant hiss

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using it? Two weeks

- Which feature do you like the most / the least? Awesome sound but a bit too unique to be used as a delay during solos with distortion because it kind of darkens the notes.

- Did you try any other models before buying it? A DD3 and the digital delays in the Boss ME50 and GT6

- How would you rate its value for money? I don't regret my purchase

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? Without hesitation!!!