Vick Audio Hypocenter Delay


Vick Audio

Delay effects have been used since before the electric guitar was invented.  The first delay effects (line delay) were made by radio stations sending their signal over hundreds of miles of copper telephone wire and mixing that signal in with the original dry signal to enhance the quality of their audio broadcast.  Things got a lot easier since then with magnetic tape based delays, Oil can delays and finally the invention of solid state delay chips such as the MN3001 Bucket Brigade chips of the mid 70’s.

The Hypocenter Delay is built around the PT2399 chip by Princeton Technologies.  This chip though digitally based is often used to emulate the sound of older analog based delays.  This delay will work equally well with a clean guitar signal or with a distortion unit before or after it in the pedal chain.   The Hypocenter Delay is capable of providing a delay time from 25ms all the way to 450ms with a very low noise distortion (THD<0.5%) and repeats all the way from a single repeat to infinitely repeats.  My personal favorite is to use the Hypocenter Delay with the Tree Of Life overdrive and a vibe pedal to nail those Gilmour tones.


  • Volume – Controls the overall volume of the effect
  • Delay – Controls the delay time ( 25ms-450ms)
  • Mix - Controls the level of the delay signal mixed with the dry guitar signal.  All the way to the left is dry guitar signal and all the way right is the most effected signal
  • Repeats – Controls the number of repeats (1 repeat to infinite repeats)


  • 3PDT True Bypass switch
  • Neutrik Audio Jacks
  • Powder Coated Enclosure
  • Uses 2.1 mm Boss style power jack (power supply not included), no internal 9V battery clip
  • Hand-wired, boutique quality, made in USA

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