Analogman ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay

Brand: Analogman
Product Code: Analogman ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay
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Price: $265.00 Price in reward points: 5300

The Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay pedal is hand-made, not factory built. Has two selectable settings of delay time, feedback, AND delay level, not just delay time! Also has effects loop and expression pedal jack for delay time. AMAZE0 gives it external tap tempo, modulation, and presets.

This delay was designed for ease of use and the best sound possible, with standard features everyone can use, but optional external features for things everyone may not want to pay for up front. The external options like tap tempo, modulation, and presets is an additional AMAZE0 pedal with a computer in it to control this delay. 

It's trivial to make an analog delay that has very dark repeats, as the noise which is the problem with analog delays is filtered out along with the high end. To make the repeats have good fidelity without excessive noise (like the Deluxe Memory Man) is difficult, especially with the newer low voltage delay chips, but we have tuned this delay for high fidelity repeats and kept the noise very low. If you want less high end there are ways to get that (which also reduce noise).


1. True bypass switching, the right side foot switch is effect ON/OFF.

2. It's ONE delay pedal, but has TWO sets of controls, not only delay time but also delay level and feedback.

YELLOW channel (upper 3 knobs) or RED channel (lower 3 knobs) are selected with the left foot switch.

3. Battery or normal 9V boss type power. Power jack in the center top.

4. Battery compartment on the bottom for quick and easy battery changes (round version).

5. Low power consumption, 15mA, so an alkaline battery should last about 30 hours of use.

6. Jacks are on the top of the pedal for efficient layout on pedalboards

7. Input jack on the far right, unplug to disconnect battery

8. Output jack on the far left

9. EFFECTS LOOP is next to the input jack. Use a Y-cable (insert cable like optional HOSA STP-201) to run an effect only when the delay is ON, and only on the delayed signal.
The dry sound will stay in the pedal, it won't pass through the effects loop.

Modulation pedals are cool here. The E-H FREEZE pedal is amazing in the loop!

Or use a VOLUME pedal with a Y-Cable or an expression pedal to control the level of the repeats. Pulling back all the way will kill the delay sound. You can also control the FEEDBACK somewhat, as lowering the repeats volume will reduce the feedback so you can easily control infinite delays.

10. DELAY TIME EXPRESSION jack is next to the output jack. Use a normal Boss EV5 type expression pedal to control the delay time of the RED channel. This jack is also used for external options including tap tempo, modulation, multiple delay time preset boxes, etc.
The Boss FV500L is a stronger, bigger expression pedal which we also carry. We also carry the Ernie Ball 6181 volume pedal which makes a GREAT small, heavy duty expression pedal (requires insert Y-cable).

11. 600mS (.6 seconds) analog delay time, with clear, not dull, delay sounds. But not clean and bright like a digital delay. Most of the units actually get 650mS if you measure them. The delays are easily controlled for infinite feedback without runaway volume problems which can damage your speakers. 3:00 on the feedback will usually provide easily controlled infinite repeats. Minimum delay time is 36mS.

12. You can plug into the EFFECTS LOOP to get a WET ONLY sound, when the pedal is ON. The dry and wet* sound will come out of the normal output. You will need a special cable to get the wet output, with the ring on the delay side connected to the tip of the output cable. Ground the tip on the pedal side (kills noise) if you don't want feedback (multiple repeats). Attach the tip and the ring together on the pedal side to allow feedback. If you do this, the normal output will work normally, with both wet and dry, so if you want only DRY* out of the normal output, turn the LEVEL knob down to kill the delay on the normal output. You can alternatively plug a normal cable half-way into the EFFECTS LOOP jack to do this but it's a little tricky to get it just right so if you want to do it often it's best to make up a cable (or we can make one for you). 

13. Two LED lights blink in time to the delay setting.

14. New flat version has an internal DARK switch to reduce the high end on the repeats. The dry signal is not changed. The miniature sliding toggle switch is on the back side of the board. 

15. Flat box version size : 4.6" wide x 5.5" deep x 1.72" tall (2.4" to top of switch)

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