The LOFI E616 MKII’s specially voiced repeats allow a larger bandwidth to pass than most traditional analog delays, and boy does it ever! Turn the mix pot all the way up and the repeats will be slightly louder than unity with the dry signal, if you can stand it. The regeneration pot will take you from a simple slapback to a nice gentle decay of a few repeats then all the way to taking off into outer space with just a turn of the pot, just in case you wanted to clear the room! Engage the modulation button and the LOFI EKKO 616 MKII takes on a whole new personality, from a subtle chorusing of a school of Manatees or the call of Godzilla to way WAY beyond (Omniverse?). Choose between true bypass or buffered bypass. The LOFI 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 LOFI EKKO 616 MKII’s level to your specific setup.
The LOFI EKKO 616 MKII features these updates over the original LOFI 616:
- The modulation range has been massaged to allow much finer tuning for a more balanced overall effect
- The MIX pot now allows louder effect levels
- Improved buffering circuit resulting in flat response and allows hotter inputs, which makes it great for keyboard or outboard use!
- Redesigned protection circuit for enhanced component safety
Current draw is 50mA and operates on a 9V battery or optional 9VDC neg tip regulated power supply.
The bypass circuit is only active when the effect is off. Choosing buffered will light the LED; true is LED off.
If you have the buffered bypass circuit on and the LED goes out when you engage the effect, the pedal is working correctly.
DELAY TIME FIDELITY:
(There is NO fidelity: this is intentional!)
We calibrated the LOFI 616 MKII to allow for longer delay times than the original 616. In THIS analog delay, its longest time settings result in lower fidelity and WILL generate odd sound artifacts.