your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by Marc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Just picked up the Behringer VD400 which is a clone of the Boss DM2. Cost me £18.50 new from Amazon. It's the second one I've owned and it feels better quality than the first one I had. I used to own a real Boss DM2 and it sounds just as good.

Total bargain.

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by panoramic » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:00 am

i bought one of those hotone tape eko's and i've been really impressed with it for the $40 i spent
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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by Chew » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:53 am

I use an old DM2.

If you want that analog vibe with longer time, the DM2 Waza is great, imho.

I bought one to a/b with my old 80’s Japanese DM2 and found them basically identical in vibe/sound.

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by Marc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Marc wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:39 pm
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 7:35 am
behringer vintage time machine..... im sorry.

No need to apologise - about to order my second. £16.50 on Amazon UK. Sound so close to my old Boss DM2, I don't throw them around so poifect for my needs.
Totally with you on this one - owned a Boss DM-2 for years but recently got the Behringer VD400 off Amazon for £18.95 and I actually think it sounds a bit better than the Boss. The envelope of the decay works better for me. Perhaps a tiny bit brighter as well. Had no problems with clock noise. You can get longer times by adjusting the internal trim pot too which probably degrades the quality but I don't need to do this myself.

I was impressed by the Vox Double Decca as well which is being sold very cheap - long delay times on that one as it cascades two chips. It's ugly but who cares about that?

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by green_mario » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:12 am

If you haven't tried them, I would recommend giving the memory toy/boy series a shot. I picked up a memory toy really cheap used ($60?) and I've been loving it for almost a year now. It sounds nice and thick, the repeats are just a liiiiittle dirty, which I really like. It would be nice to have control over the modulation, I'll probably pick up the boy/deluxe boy at some point, but the stock mod on the toy works for me with some songs. I've had much more expensive delays and it's beat them all out for me.
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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by Telliot » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 am

green_mario wrote:
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If you haven't tried them, I would recommend giving the memory toy/boy series a shot. I picked up a memory toy really cheap used ($60?) and I've been loving it for almost a year now. It sounds nice and thick, the repeats are just a liiiiittle dirty, which I really like. It would be nice to have control over the modulation, I'll probably pick up the boy/deluxe boy at some point, but the stock mod on the toy works for me with some songs. I've had much more expensive delays and it's beat them all out for me.
The Memory Toy is amazing. Really underrated IMO.
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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by øøøøøøø » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:44 pm

Man... the little Ibanez AD MINI is pretty fucking great.

I got one for its compactness, but was surprised at how much I really like it-- maybe as much as any of my other delays

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:48 pm

øøøøøøø wrote:
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Man... the little Ibanez AD MINI is pretty fucking great.

I got one for its compactness, but was surprised at how much I really like it-- maybe as much as any of my other delays
I kinda like the sound of these in demos. Any experience with the originals? Wondering if the lower power makes any big difference in headroom and feel?

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by øøøøøøø » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:23 pm

Honestly, I like it better than original AD-9s I've used

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:49 pm

That's cool. I should have been more specific to the original AD-80 with the little rectangular switch. I assume the new ones are 9v vs the 18v originals.

The old AD-9s are cool too, a little smoother less in your face.

Glad to have some nice modern analog delay options that hold their own to the oldies.

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by cestlamort » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:40 am

øøøøøøø wrote:
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Honestly, I like it better than original AD-9s I've used
I got one on your recommendation and used it for an econo-board to replace my Ibanez UE400/405 racks for tour (pretty close, honestly: ad mini, cs mini (!), MXR D+, CP10). I'm really impressed with the AD mini, regardless of price and size.

The AD mini seems to be somewhere between an AD9 and AD80. I definitely like it more than an AD9 (or variations: ADL, AD9, Delay Champ, UE305, etc) as it's a bit blurrier/not so HiFi so, like an AD80, it works well to create an atmospheric bed of sound.

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:22 pm

That seems right to me

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks for the info gents!

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by noisemechanic » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:24 am

I got my Moog MF delay used for about the equivalent of 150 U$D. Deal of the century.

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Re: your favorite sub-$150 analog delay/echo

Post by sab2208 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm

The DM-2 Waza is great, and that's coming from someone who prefers Boss' digital delays.

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