I owned a matched pair of the original EH16s. Bought them when they first came out and sold them to pay for my first pair of EDPs in 1996. Every now and again I wish I had them again for the humongous "modulation" effect. It was pretty crazy. On Apr 12, 2013, at 4:26 PM, Charles Zwicky wrote: > > The original Electro Harmonix 16 second delay was a very low sample rate > 8 bit device. The repeats were attained by recirculating the analog > output back into the A/D converter, so the signal would degrade with > each repeat. Because of this it created some murky and mysterious > textures. Every commercial DDL (digital delay line) after that was an > "improvement" in fidelity, but I think that the artifacts of the 16 > second delay are the reason it's so highly coveted. > > I owned the re-issue for a while, and it was certainly fun, but nothing > like the original in terms of sound.