Become a member
Become a member
Continuer avec Google

or
Log in
Log in
Se connecter avec Google

or
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • Mon futur matos
Coron Phaser 55
Images
1/15
Coron Phaser 55
Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums
< Return to the list of user reviews
Audiofanzine FR Audiofanzine FR
Publié le 03/14/09 à 05:00
(Originally written by barvador/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Copy of the original MXR55 phaser. I own two of these effect pedals (old versions without LED). Only one of them has a PSU connector and I power the other one with an external PSU via the battery connection.

It's an analog Japanese product so it sounds warm and has a good manufacturing quality.

UTILIZATION

Two controls: speed and intensity.

Every setting was usable with the first pedal whereas the second one has a defect and the oscillation speed is not audible anymore with settings beyond 12 o'clock. Perhaps the problem is the PSU. Extremely easy to use.

SOUND QUALITY

The first pedal sounds great: it's responsive, warm, doesn't produce too much noise, in short it's an awesome product. The effect sounds vintage and analog. There is virtually no level loss compared with the Small Tone and the Phase MXR. The sound is not fully transparent and quiet but it's not a TC Electronics or a studio device.

Apart from it getting broken, the only con I noticed is that the oscillation is somewhat curious, it's too fast and a bit synthetic. The rest sounds great.

The sound of the second pedal has nothing special. The effect has a lower resolution. I bought the second one on ebay because the first one (also bought on ebay) got broken after three months! The brand new battery started to overheat during a rehearsal and the pedal never worked again. I took it to several technicians and they all said that the components got old and broke. In short the pedal is dead. Alkaline batteries didn't exist when it was manufactured. The power to the other one is supplied differently and I never tried to power it with a battery, I always used my customized PSU. The sound is much worst than the first one so I will try to customize it... Who knows!

The sound is great and has more character than the very renowned MXR.

OVERALL OPINION

It's expensive. If I could choose again, I don't know... I love Japanese effect pedals and I think I would buy it again if the first one still worked. It's nice to have a good phaser.

IMPORTANT ADD-ON:

On the first pedal, when you remove the housing to install a battery and change the broken condensers, you'll see a hole in the circuit board to access a small dimmer. You can adjust it with a small screwdriver. The control gives you direct access to the oscillator, which opens new possibilities. You can choose between a smooth or strong oscillation centered around the low or high frequency range. This explains the lousy sound. I've found again the sound I like. It's magic! To keep it short: it has no cons, pedal 1 = pedal 2. I already said that Japanese make very good products... I give it a 9!
cookies

We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.