Maxon DS830 Distortion Master

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DS830 DISTORTION MASTER

There really aren't any secrets to the DS-830's massive tone -- just gain, and lot's of it. The DS-830 can provide up to 59 dB of crushing boost that will work equally well to overdrive amps or deafen audience members in the first five rows. But don't mistake the DS-830 for a one-trick pony - Low gain settings yield fat, buttery overdrive tones that are pleasantly reminiscent of a 6L6 amp being pushed hard. Even with all this power the DS-830 maintains a keen dynamic responsiveness, cleaning up beautifully at the roll of your instrument's volume knob.
With such large amounts of gain on hand, it's easy for your guitar's tone to get buried underneath the sound of the effect. The DS-830 prevents this with a specially tuned, dual control tone circuit. While most other distortion pedals adopt an ordinary inductor coil and capacitor for their tone circuit, the DS-830 uses a transistor (Toshiba #2SC1815) as a simulated inductor in place of the standard coil. This ingenious component substitution helps make the DS-830's tone circuit smaller and quieter than other pedals. It also allows for precision tuning of the DS-830's bottom to be punchy and tight without ever getting muddy or non-descript. The resulting tone is perfect for adding extra low-end beef to the sound of an EL34 powered amplifier.
If you require the most powerful distortion without compromising your guitar's tone, the DS-830 Distortion Master is the only alternative.

Features
  • Full-frequency response
  • Four knob tweakability
  • True bypass switching

It's the last distortion stomp box you'll ever want. Go ahead, treat yourself, put it in the cart!

 

DS830 Distortion Master Specifications:

  • AC Adaptor: (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center - / Sleeve +)
    Controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, Level
    Current Consumption: 8 mA (9 V)
    Dimensions: (whole) 117 mm (W) x 150 mm (D) x 60 mm (H)
    Equivalent Input Noise: 114 dB (VR Max)
    Gain: +59 dB (VR Max) (At 1 KHz)
    Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
    Input Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
    Maxon AC210N Adaptor: (9VDC/200mA)
    Output Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
    Output Level: 10K Ohms or less
    Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) or special AC adaptor
    Power Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor)
    Residual Noise: 110 dB (Level, VR Min)
    Switch: Normal/Effect
    Weight: 500 g
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