Maxon CS-550 Stereo Chorus Pro pedal review

    Lush chorusing with extended control

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    Our Verdict

    An extremely versatile chorus pedal in mono or stereo.

    For

    • Quiet operation; loads of control over the sound in mono or stereo.

    Against

    • Hard to fault with so much adjustment on tap.
    Buying options

    Designed from a brief that stipulated true analogue circuitry, low noise and versatility, the CS-550 has a built-in compander to eliminate unwanted noise and features four-knob operation.

    Sounds

    Adjustable delay time (which changes the shifted frequency) combined with standard speed and depth controls provides a wide range of sparkle and swirl from classic chorus, rotary speaker emulation and lush vibrato.

    Meanwhile a tiny, tucked-away mix control determines the level of effected sound versus the dry signal, so you can have standard chorus pedal operation or blend in really subtle amounts of chorus.

    Tech Specs

    Country of OriginJapan
    Features4PDT mechanical true bypass
    Chorus ParamtersFilter