Maxon PAC-9 Pure Analogue Chorus Pedal

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  • Delivers a Beefy, Full-Bodied Chorus with a Lush, Organic Tone
  • Wide-Range Speed Control Creates Classic Rotary Speaker Sounds
  • Bright and Pure Switching Offer Additional Tonal Options
  • Special Noise Filtering Circuit Provides a Clean, Clear Sound
  • True Bypass Switching Provides Clean, Uncoloured Tones when Off

Maxon PAC-9 Pure Analogue Chorus Pedal

The Maxon PAC-9 Pure Analogue Chorus Pedal delivers beefy, full-bodied chorus effects with a lush, and organic tone that makes your sound feel massive. With a range of controls to shape the pedals sound to add a range of dramatic chorusing, the pedal’s wide-range speed control can crate classic rotary speaker sounds that add a new dimension to your tone. Bright and pure switches offer additional tonal options, creating either a dramatic, tremolo-like chorus effect, or a more traditional sound. Stereo outputs provide a rage of signal routing options, while the internal voltage-doubling circuitry provides massive headroom to eliminate any input distortion. Built to put a new spin on an old classic, the PAC-9 Pure Analogue Chorus Pedal delivers the classic 80’s chorus tone with modern features and an improved sound quality.

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A Pure Analogue Chorus Pedal

The PAC-9 delivers a pure analogue chorus effect with lush, organic tones that can enhance you playing experience by adding a new dimension and extra depth to your sound. Engaging the pedal will fill your tone with a beefy, full-bodied chorus to make it feel massive and dramatic. Featuring an LFO with an extended range, the PAC-9 can create classic rotary speaker sounds with ease. Bringing a new spin on an old classic, the pedal brings vintage 80’s chorusing into the modern age, with new features and an improved sound quality.

Built with Powerful, High-Performance Parts

Maxon’s PAC-9 pedal fuses the classic 80’s chorus effects with modern features to create a pedal that can provide vintage tones that can keep up with the modern musician. With circuitry featuring profession-grade IC’s, true bypass, and a special noise filtering circuit, the chorus pedal ensures an incredibly quiet operation. Along with the speed and width controls, the pedal features two toggle switches to add even more tonal options. The pure switch can add a 4dB boost to the delay signal to create a dramatic, tremolo-like chorus effect, while the bright switch subtly scoops the low end of the delay signal, creating a traditional chorus sound. An internal voltage-doubling circuitry increases the power the pedal receives, providing more headroom to eliminate input distortion. Standard and inverted outputs are added to the PAC-9, offering mono, stereo, or inverted mono signal routing options.

Maxon’s Note on Powering the PAC-9

This pedal’s voltage regulator IC requires a high inrush current of approximately 2000 mA upon start-up. When using with a Power Brick such as the Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+, this pedal should be connected to a high current power jack when possible.

If it is not possible to connect to a high current jack, you can power the PAC-9 by leaving a battery in the pedal. Upon initial start-up, unplug the external DC power input cable, engage the pedal, and then plug the DC power input cable back in – the pedal will now power up normally off the external power supply until you power down your pedalboard.

About Maxon

Maxon started out in Japan in 1965 under the name Nisshin Onpa, manufacturing guitar pickups before producing OEM products for other companies. Nisshin Onpa was responsible for designing and manufacturing many legendary pedals while working in partnership with Ibanez, including the TS-808/TS808 and TS9 tube screamers. Although many of the pedals Maxon created were released under the Ibanez name, Maxon was producing pedals under their own name, and in 2002 when the two companies parted way, Maxon began to push its name as a manufacturer of high-quality effects pedals. Today Maxon produce "hard-to-find" vintage type effects pedals, and are used by many artists such as Pearl Jam, Troy Van Leeuwen, Steve Stevens, Brad Whitford, and many more.



  • Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 10K Ohms or Less
  • Maximum Output Level: +9 dB (400 Hz)
  • Delay Time: 4.6 Milliseconds – 7.68 Milliseconds
  • Speed Frequency: .33 Hz – 8 Hz
  • Controls: Speed, Width
  • Switch: Bypass/Effect (Mechanical TBS), Pure, Bright
  • In/Out: Input, Output, Inverse Output
  • Residual Noise: -95 dB (IHF-A)
  • Indicator: Bypass/Effect LED

Power Specs

  • Internal Circuit Voltage: 9 VDC (DC-DC Converter)
  • Current Consumption: 21 mA / 9 VDC
  • Power Supply: 6F22 9V Battery or Maxon AC Adaptor
  • Battery Life:
    • Manganese Battery: Approx. 8.5 Hours @ 25deg C
    • Alkaline Battery: Approx. 20 Hours @ 25deg C


  • Width: 74mm
  • Depth: 124mm
  • Height: 54mm
  • Weight (Including Battery): 580g (Approx.)

Please Note: Pedal does not come with an AC adaptor