The updated version of a Maxon fan favorite.
In an effort to please the masses, Maxon has decided to resurrect its popular CS505 with the PAC-9 Pure
Analog Chorus Pedal, now with some improved features that make it even more desirable than before. Housed in Maxon's industry-standard
9-Series chassis, the PAC-9 Pure Analog Chorus takes the core design of the CS505 and brings it into the 21st century. The
PAC-9 effect pedal features the same basic Speed and Depth controls as its predecessor, but the PAC-9's oscillator has been
modified with a wider adjustable rate of 0.33Hz–8Hz. Slow and wide spatial effects as well as rotary speaker simulations
are now available that were impossible with the original '505.
The Maxon PAC-9 also features Pure and Bright mini-switches
that allow further enhancement of the unit's tone. When engaged, the Pure switch mixes even levels of delayed and dry signals,
creating pure chorus based on the standard chorus theory. When the Pure Switch is off, the level of the delayed signal only
is increased by 4dB and then mixed with dry signal, creating a very unique, tremolo-like chorus.
When the Bright switch
is engaged, the normally harsh and muddy low-frequency range of the chorus effect is decreased, creating a brighter, more
defined sound. When the Bright switch is off, the standard flat chorus sound is available. Subtle yet sublime, the options
available from the various combinations of these switches yield an impressive array of new, inspirational sounds.
the hood, the PAC-9 delay pedal has been further reworked for improved performance. Built around Maxon's proprietary MC4107D
BBD IC, the PAC-9 features the same RMS noise reduction circuitry found in Maxon's popular AD-9 Pro Analog Delay. With the
PAC-9, clean chorus without distortion is available with increased headroom that allows use with high-output pickups and active
The Maxon PAC-9 delay pedal also employs a DC/DC converter circuit and internal voltage stabilization.
These circuits allow it to operate at a stable and continuous 9 VDC, regardless of battery voltage drop or fluctuation of
AC power source, resulting in more consistent tone and reliable operation. The PAC-9 can also be used in an amplifier effects
loop (+4 dB/-20dB) as well as in the amp's front end.
Stereo outputs complete the PAC-9's package and allow inverted
phase output or use with 2 amplifiers. Like all Maxon 9-Series effects, the PAC-9 features True Bypass switching using a mechanical
4PDT low-noise switch.
Maxon PAC-9 Pure Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
- Input Impedance: 500 kOhms
- Output Impedance: 10 kOhms or less
- Maximum Output Level: +9 dB (400 Hz)
- Delay Time: 4.6–7.68 milliseconds
- Speed Frequency: .33Hz–8Hz
- Controls: Speed, Width
- Switch: Bypass/Effect (mechanical TBS); Pure, Bright
- In/Out: Input, Output, Inverse Output
- Residual Noise: -95 dB (IHF-A)
- Indicator: Bypass/Effect LED BYPASS/EFFECT LED
- Internal Circuit Voltage: 9 VDC (DC-DC Converter)
- Current Consumption: 21 mA / 9 VDC
- Power Supply: 6F22 9V battery or Maxon AC Adaptor
- Battery Life: Manganese battery 8.5 hours @ 25° C; Alkaline battery 20 hours @ 25°C
- Dimensions: 2-9/10" W x 2.13" H x 4-9/10" D
- Weight: 1.28 lb.
Here's your second chance at a fantastic chorus pedal—add the PAC-9 to the cart now.