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    Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion

    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

    Output: 1

    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

    Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion


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