Since its original release in the early 80’s the Sonic Distortion has gained a huge cult following among tone connoisseurs, including the likes of guitar legends Scott Henderson and Mike Landau.
Maxon’s current-production reissue captures all the magic of the original with the added benefit of true bypass switching.
The SD-9 provides a smooth distortion that covers a wide range of Gain levels from mild overdrive through pseudo-fuzz. Regardless of the Gain setting, the SD-9 remains articulate and responsive to note dynamics, providing excellent sustain without crossing over into super-compressed Metal territory.
The SD-9’s Tone knob has plenty of top end on tap, yet notes still retain a round, full-bodied tonality with the low end presence usually associated with amp distortion. The pedal’s midrange response is smooth and even – present without seeming spiked.
Since its humble origins to its current place in the pedalboards of the stars, the Maxon Sonic Distortion has proven itself to be a timeless classic that has only improved with age.
Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
Input Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
Output Impedance: 10K Ohms
Output Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
Equivalent Input Noise: -114 dB or less (input shorted IHF-A weighted)
Maximum Output Level: 0 dBm
Maximum Gain: +42 dB (at 2.0 KHz)
Controls: Distortion, Tone, Level
Switch: Normal/Effect (true bypass configuration)
Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (6F22) or special AC adaptor
Power Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor)
Current Consumption: 6 mA (9 V) / 7 mA (10 V)
AC Adaptor: AC210N (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center - / Sleeve +)
Dimensions (whole): 74 mm (W) x 124 mm (D) x 54 mm (H)
Weight: 580 g
Warranty Card: x 1
User's Manual: x 1