Hand picked components and extreme care make all the difference in this distortion.
Today the evolution continues with the Malekko EKKO 616 MKII effects pedal, a full featured yet compact delay with external modulation controls, an optional buffer, internal level pot and 650ms of pure analog bliss! Not content to leave well enough alone, Malekko decided to go through every aspect of the acclaimed EKKO 616 to see how it could be improved. Every detail was scrutinized, data sheets compared, parts swapped and hours of listening followed.
The E616 MKII’s specially voiced repeats allow a larger bandwidth to pass than most traditional analog delays. Turn the mix pot all the way up and the repeats will be near unity with the dry signal. The regeneration pot will take you from a simple slapback to a nice gentle decay of a few repeats, then take off into outer space with just a turn of the pot! Engage the modulation button and the EKKO 616 MKII takes on a whole new personality, from subtle chorusing or beautiful vibrato to way beyond. Choose between true bypass or buffered bypass. The EKKO 616 MKII’s revised buffer circuit is smooth and transparent, even with many pedals on your board. Tired of annoying volume drops? An internal trimpot (labeled “gain”) will allow you to set the EKKO 616 MKII’s level to your specific setup. All of these changes add up to a cleaner, richer, sweeter, more flexible and musical analog delay.