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Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • 24-bit A/D/A converters
  • True stereo inputs and outputs
  • 8 programmable reverb styles with the ability to load and save
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Stunning, programmable reverbs with tap tempo and complete control.

The Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb pedal surrounds your tone with an aria of rich presence. It's loaded with 7 different types of reverb plus digital echo, all of which work in true stereo. Full programmability lets you recall previous settings instantly. The EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb lets you create the perfect space for your instrument or voice while offering an elegance that takes your music to a higher ground.

The Cathedral offers two spring modes: Grail Spring, based on the Holy Grail's spring emulation, and Accu Spring, an Accutronics spring tank emulation. Top notch, professional Hall, Room, Plate, and Reverse reverb algorithms. Grail Flerb mode is the EHX Holy Grail Flerb with greater adjustability. Echo mode makes the Cathedral into a versatile 2-second digital delay. Up to 2 seconds of Pre-Delay, with Feedback allow for reverberant echoes. Tap tempo footswitch sets the pre-delay time with your foot. Instantaneous infinite reverb is yours by pressing and holding the Tap footswitch. Tone controls on the reverbs allow for further refinement of the sound. True stereo in and out.

Features

  • 24-bit A/D/A converters
  • True stereo inputs and outputs
  • 8 programmable reverb styles with the ability to load and save
  • Tap Tempo to set pre-delay section
  • Damping/Tone control available for each reverb mode
  • Grail Spring, Accu Spring, Hall, Room, Plate, Reverse, Grail Flerb, Echo

Make your instruments and vocals sing with this awesome stereo reverb effects pedal.

 
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Electro-HarmonixCathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

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100%

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Good selection of effects (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Performances (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Reverb

    This is absolutly the best reverb pedal I have experienced so far, much better that T.C.'s Hall of Fame. The sound quality is excellent, and the Cathedral offers far more control....Read complete review

    This is absolutly the best reverb pedal I have experienced so far, much better that T.C.'s Hall of Fame. The sound quality is excellent, and the Cathedral offers far more control. Having the various types of reverb is one thing, but being able to customize to your sound, to your other equipment, and to adjust to different venues is just one reason this pedal is worth every penny. Lest we forget the presets for each type, which only adds to the versatility and usefullness. Additionally when this pedal is off, it's quiet, true bypass. This is a powerful and versatile piece of equipment and can take some time to dial in, but well worth the time. My only complaint/sugestion to EH, is to add a footswitch to the pedal so I can change presets without taking my hands off the guitar. I use this pedal at church in live praise & worship, connected to PA's, in my home studio, for practice. This pedal is very responsive to various playing styles, clean or distortion, works great in either lead or rhythm, electric or acoustic. It literally sounds awsome everywhere, you just have to know how to control it, but at least with the Cathedral you have the options to do so.

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    Out Of Control

    Did my research, read the reviews and ordered this unit. I play Shoegaze and Dreampop so I am way picky about my reverbs. I run a modded Peavy Valve King 1x12 and dropped...Read complete review

    Did my research, read the reviews and ordered this unit. I play Shoegaze and Dreampop so I am way picky about my reverbs. I run a modded Peavy Valve King 1x12 and dropped this into the effects loop. This unit was an out of control wash, literally. Nothing but a wash of indistinguishable noise. I spend 45 minutes trying to dial in a good hall...big wash, moved the room and plate and spent another 30 minutes trying to dial those sounds in. Maybe I had a bad unit but I got nothing but crap from this pedal. I was way disappointed took it back for a refund. Not worth the price tag. Going back to my search for a RV3.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Reverb

    By rdj8607

    from Savannah, Georgia

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Church Live Praise And W
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is absolutly the best reverb pedal I have experienced so far, much better that T.C.'s Hall of Fame. The sound quality is excellent, and the Cathedral offers far more control. Having the various types of reverb is one thing, but being able to customize to your sound, to your other equipment, and to adjust to different venues is just one reason this pedal is worth every penny. Lest we forget the presets for each type, which only adds to the versatility and usefullness. Additionally when this pedal is off, it's quiet, true bypass. This is a powerful and versatile piece of equipment and can take some time to dial in, but well worth the time. My only complaint/sugestion to EH, is to add a footswitch to the pedal so I can change presets without taking my hands off the guitar. I use this pedal at church in live praise & worship, connected to PA's, in my home studio, for practice. This pedal is very responsive to various playing styles, clean or distortion, works great in either lead or rhythm, electric or acoustic. It literally sounds awsome everywhere, you just have to know how to control it, but at least with the Cathedral you have the options to do so.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ahh

      By nickitysplit

      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

      • Washes Out

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I like this pedal a lot, but I also like my TC Electronic Hall of Fame.

        To those who said you can only use the included power supply to power this...

        You should be able to use any other 9 volt power supply. From the EHX website: The Cathedral requires 9 - 9.6VDC at 200mA with a center negative plug. The Cathedral accepts Boss style AC Adapters.

        Technical Specifications

        Sample Rate = 46.88 kHz
        A/D and D/A Conversion Bit Resolution = 24 bits
        Processed Audio Bit Resolution = 32 bits
        http://www.ehx.com/products/cathedral/instructions

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        5.0

        Amazing pedal

        By TJ

        from Venice Fl

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Hard To Figure Out

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal is absolutely amazing did everything I wanted and more. I have only had this pedal for about a week and I all ready love it. It has so many effects for a reverb that the possibility of sounds are endless. I would recommend this pedal to anyone willing to spend over $200 if not the holy grail by EHX is an amazing reverb too.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Does what was expected

        By Bearman

        from Northern Minnesota, Ely

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I wanted a simple unit that was easy to haul about and operate, yet had a wide range of good sound. Because I knew from past experiance with Electro-Harmonix`s products, I had no second thoughts about buying one. Once the sound I wanted for each guitar was dialed in and set, there was nothing else to do but let it do it`s job. I bought this for live work, but I have now also tried it out in studio, and it`s fine. Yep it`s not your high class rack mount reverb unit [I already had that], but then I didn`t expect it to be. But it sounds good and for my chores, it does real well. One plus that all the Electro-Harmonic products have, is it`s built road tough. Well worth the price when moving from place to place.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Shoegazing Heaven

          By jarofkla

          from Virginia

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Love this pedal. I can now fill the room with a wall of sound!
          Too many options! Fine tune your exact space.
          A tiny bit trebley, but that's what I heard this pedal would do. The dampening knob helps keep it under control.
          A bit of change required to buy, but worth every penny. Wouldn't live without it now.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yay! Cathedral!

          By Chris Davis

          from L-town!! word up lol

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I needed a reverb type pedal to use with my amp, although a great amp the reverb became to overwelming at times and i found it difficult to get a good sound out of it. Im not to crazy about the mode knob though, a video on EHX website says to use the side of your foot and that just doesnt seem safe to me (I'm a big guy and dont want to break the knob) but that would be my only complaint about this pedal. As much as I love the reverbs that the cathedral produces it doubles as an excellent delay (on the echo mode), i use it with quarter note or dotted eight delays to fill up soft parts in a song or to get a big tail on a swell. I also really like the tap tempo on this thing, it make it great for live settings.
          The Cathedral is a monster! It can do pretty much anything you need it to do!
          Its built like a tank and i havent had any problems with it yet! Only gets a nine because of the mode knob.
          Its EHX! Definitely stands out among the rest, and the presets are rediculous. It does alot and is worth every penny.

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          5.0

          This Thing is AWESOME!

          By srinivassa

          from Huntsville, AL

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          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          About as close to perfect as you can be. You would really have to picky and know your verbs to not be happy with this thing. It's got to be up there on the list though. I don't know how it compares really primo verbs, but at some point, it just becomes a matter of taste. This thing is worth owning unless you are an absolute snob about verbs, which happens. Otherwise, if you are just looking for a really great verb, this has to be on the list.
          This thing has a really good feature set. Every knob does something really useful. You can absolutely dial in a great verb with this pedal, period. It also has presets and delay. Fullest featured verb I've ever played. Might even compare with a TC Nova Verb or other very tweekable verb in the feature department.
          All EHX pedals are constructed of the same metal housing, and use a highly durable metal switch. It should hold up forever. I give it a 9 because the knobs are a bit small, and the whole apparatus is a bit dinky. GREAT for pedal board space, but it does feel like a male foot in army boots could break something.
          It's expensive, but it's worth it. Honestly, I would rarely give anything this expensive a good value rating, but it just blows away a verb, and it kicks the verbs I have on my two multi-effect pedals.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Reverb to die for

          By Scoobiess

          from australia

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The cathedral reverb is surely a religous experience. Its top of the food chain. Makes all of your guitar playing, lead and rhythme sound very polished and professional. Good for recording and live. Dont know what i did without it. Well actualey i do. I use to use the reverb sring on my jcm 800 but that has now been retired. Not in the league of this bad boy. so do yourself a favour. Cathedral is King or Pope. whatever...buy one...

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          5.0

          Great pedal but EH needs to drop the wall wart

          By aenneking

          from Indianapolis, Indiana

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I got this pedal two months ago. Great pedal and I really love being able to infinitely hold a reverberated note while playing over. The only thing that I dislike is that EH was too cheap to use one of the more modern, non-torroidal power supplies that not only take up less space but don't get hot (especially underneath a pedal board shelf) and since they maintain you can use only their big, clunky power supply, I can't find any info anywhere on how much current it actually draws to decide if something else could safely power it. That nuisance aside, it sounds great and I love the addition of plate reverb in this pedal. And with extra control of the flerb setting, it's not quite as useless as in the original Holy Grail.

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          5.0

          Amazing Pedal

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I purchased this pedal because I wanted a versatile reverb pedal that I could really tweak to create the most specific reverb for my sound. Even though it's a pricey pedal, it's actually still quite a bang for your buck. It includes the Holy Grail (which, if this pedal hadn't been created, I'd have gone with), and then adds an echo, delay, and several other reverb options, which really makes this quite a versatile pedal. I play two different styles of guitar. The first of which is a reverb-soaked 60s clean electric. The other is a more sloppy garage-rock style (which incorporates this pedal as well as a Big Muff Pi), and I must say, this pedal suits both of my completely different styles quite well. Anyway, the thing that really impresses me about this pedal is, I originally bought this pedal to just fill in what I was missing as far as reverb, but because this is such a powerful pedal with a wide range of sounds, it ended up taking my songs and opening them up to whole new areas which I would not have been able to envision without it, and that's saying a lot as far as a reverb pedal would go, considering that reverb is typically not one of the major sound changing pedals. Anyway, I'm rambling now, so I think I'll stop typing and go plug in my cathedral.

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