The Legend is back! LOFI E616 MKII!
Starting with the 616 MKII platform, Malekko “improved” this lofi edition a quantifiable 37% over the original! That’s huge!
Why would you want your delay to repeat the input accurately? How boring! This pedal is incredible and that’s all there is to it!
Once you play this Frankenstein, you won’t care about luscious musical analog accuracy anymore… Well, at least until someone helps you escape from this pedal’s mesmerizing and intoxicating beauty…
For years, Malekko has been synonymous with the best quality BBD delays available. Today the “evolution” continues with the LOFI EKKO 616 MKII, a full featured yet compact delay with external modulation controls, an optional buffer, internal level pot and 650ms of pure analog discordant, dissonant bliss!
"Not content to leave well enough alone, we decided to go through every aspect of our acclaimed EKKO 616 to see how it could be improved upon by removing a BBD. Every detail was scrutinized, data sheets compared, parts swapped, and hours of listening followed before we were satisfactorily (dis)satisfied. These resulting hand picked components of the highest quality are used to achieve what we consider the nastiest sounding, most inaccurate, unmusical analog delay pedal we’ve made! Yet why does this LOFI sound so great? Oh yeah, the components…"
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 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
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- This pedal operates on a 9V battery or optional 9VDC neg tip regulated power supply.
- Current draw is 50mA
- The LOFI E616 MKII is proudly made by Malekko in-house in Portland, Oregon using the highest quality components!