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 pur... Read More
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.
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I'm over the MN3005 IC delay nostalgia. I sold my EHX DMM now I can afford 3 modern analog delays. The Ekko 616 sounds warm yet clear from slapback to the longest delay setting. Nice natural warm decay. Sound equally nice in clean and distortion channels. Added features are: internal gain switch mine has a slight volume boost so I'm able to adjust, true bypass or buffered option to choose from. The modulation is my only concern. Turning the depth beyond "0" and the swirl is too much. The speed with depth on "0" gives a very subtle mod affectation. The pedal is about the size of a Phase 90 and half the weight. Repeats are little brighter than the Carbon Copy, but more musical IMHO.