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TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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Great sound, simple to use, and more features than any other pedal at this price.

TC Electronic's Nova Repeater is a 'no-frills-with-a-sound-that-kills' delay pedal. It's perfect for guitarists who want instant and unique results, without the fuss. It features the same great sound quality that made the Nova Delay the first choice delay pedal for Paul Gilbert, Doug Aldrich, Nils Lofgren, and Allen Hinds. However, after listening to the guitar-playing community TC Electronic trimmed out the excess baggage while also including additional features over the Nova Delay, and designed it all behind a streamlined and easy-to-use interface.

Nova Repeater is all about simplicity. There are no hidden features or complicated functions”you just get awesome delays in an affordable and easy-to-use guitar pedal. Yet it is also feature-rich being the only pedal in its price range that has a dedicated tap tempo switch and amazing audio tapping technology that lets you set the tempo with your playing. And with 6 types of TC-quality delays and an unsurpassed feature-set Nova Repeater is quite simply a bargain.

Nova Repeater has 3 delay time ranges labeled for both min, mid, and max positions. These delay times have been carefully chosen to match the sweet-spot times used by most guitar players, making it much easier for you to dial in the perfect delay time”even without a display.

The TC Electronic delay pedal features 2 inputs dedicated to instrument or line level signals which means you can use it equally well in front of your amp or in an effects loop. It also has a 'KillDry' switch that makes it possible to use the pedal in a parallel effect loop and is also great for guitar players who use a mixer to prevent their dry sound from being processed. An FX.level pot lets you adjust the wet level of your signal which means that you won't get annoying level drops on your dry sound”a common problem with other guitar effect pedals.

The TC Electronic Nova Repeater has a multifunction knob that lets you control the amount of modulation as well as turn the effect on/off. The chorus has been retuned making more dramatic modulation effects possible, and a vibrato mode has been added. This was a major request among Nova Delay users and makes it possible to emulate classic tape delay wow-and-flutter or create lush modulated pads with a volume pedal.

Again, taking on numerous user requests, TC Electronic added a dual delay”1/4 and 1/8 notes. This stereo delay is the secret behind Steve Lukather 80's sound”just make sure you set the delay time at exactly 400ms.

This TC Electronic effect pedal also features an adaptive dynamic delay that automatically sets the perfect threshold for the ducking. No calibration is needed”even if you decide to turn up the volume during a solo, Nova Repeater will automatically adjust the threshold on-the-fly.

FEATURES
  • High in and Low in: inputs
  • Right out Left out: outputs
  • Delay knob and delay range table
  • Feedback knob
  • Tone knob
  • Mod knob
  • Fx.level knob
  • Type indicator and button
  • Division knob and subdivision display
  • Spillover button
  • Kill dry button
  • Range button
  • Type button
  • Division button
  • On/off switch and LED
  • Tap switch and LED

Nova Repeater lets you focus on playing and always delivers exactly what you are looking for.

SPECIFICATIONS
Analog Inputs
  • Connectors: 1/4" phone jacks w. mono-sense
  • Input type: single ended
  • Impedance: 1 mOhm
  • Maximum input level: 10 dBu @ 12V supply
Analog Outputs
  • Connectors: 1/4" phone jacks w. mono-sense
  • Maximum output level: 10 dBu @ 12V supply
  • Output Type: balanced/single ended with ground sense
  • Impedance: 0 Ohm
  • Sense input impedance: 225 Ohm
Overall data
  • D to A conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
  • A to A delay: 1.65 ms
  • Dynamic Range: 106/98 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz @ Input level 16/-2 dBu, not A-weighted
  • THD: < -90 dB (0.0032 %) @ 1 kHz, I/O Level 16 dBu, Load > 2400 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: +0.1/-0.2 dB, 20 Hz to 20 KHz
  • Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 7 KHz, < -94 dB, 7 kHz to 20 kHz
    Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2 FCC Part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B
Environment
  • Operating Temperature: 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
  • Storage Temperature: -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
  • Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing
  • Finish: Anodized aluminum front, Plated and painted steel end caps
  • Dimensions: 5.12" x 5.12" x 2.16"
  • Weight: 1.69lb.
  • Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select) AC wall adapter. AC adapter supplies 12 VDC, minimum 0.3 A to pedal.
  • Power Consumption: <5 W
    Parts and labor: 1 year
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TC ElectronicNova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blows the other delays away!

By dd

from Dallas

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Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

The only things I can say negative is I wish there was at least 1 place to save a pre-set and the chorus sounds a little funky. besides this, it was worth every penny
I have owned SEVERAL delays, but was never fully satisfied until I came across this bad boy. I've owned a echo park, DL4, dd-3, dd-5, dd-6, dd-7, visual sound h20, and a couple multi effect units. I have also tried several delays. I actually never payed tc electronics any mind until I came across their multi effects unit called nova system. the delay on it impressed me so I tried this pedal out and was blown away.
The reason why I like this delay more than any other is 1st off the simplicity of it. This thing is very self explanatory, and every button on it is convenient. There is not one button or feature that is confusing or irritating.
2nd off, it sounds incredible! I have messed with each delay setting for hours and absolutely love them all! each one has its place, but this pedal wasn't just thrown together just to add features and sell. You can tell that each delay had lots of time and thought spent on it. I don't feel like there's any delay type on this pedal that was just an "add-on".
3rdly, this pedal has features that I have yet to see on other delays such as the auto tempo, and dynamic.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Delay I Have Ever Used

By donkeyjerky

from CHICAGO, IL

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Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

Not only best bang for buck delay on the market, but you can customize your delay sounds even more than you can with the Line 6 DL4. If you need a delay, don't waste your time with overspending on anything else or getting a pedal that's only $50 cheaper and doesn't do even 20% of what this pedal does. You will not be disappointed in this purchase. It's the perfect delay pedal. Small footprint, incredible range of sounds, best value, etc etc etc...

If you want a delay, do this.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good quality delay pedal I can count on

By calebmarshallify

from Michigan

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've been using this delay pedal for about 2 years because the worship director at my church bought it for the lead guitarist to use. I have been able to get sounds ranging from the simplest slapback delays to delays that imitate tremolo picking. Bottom line, it's the best deal for a delay pedal out there on the market, and I will always use this pedal.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nova repeater - great pedal for the bucks

    By Tom Demask

    from Illinois

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Great pedal. Works just fine on my 9volt 1Spot supply shared with other pedals. TC says you get slightly better headroom with the included 12 volt supply, but I think the headroom is fine with 9 volts. I give at a 9 instead of 10 because I wish it had a separate speed control for the chorus/vibrato modulation settings. Rotating the mod know both increases depth and speed, so if you want a slow chorus with a lot of depth, you are out of luck. Still, that is a minor quibble in a pedal at this price range.
    The Nova Repeater has everything I want in a delay pedal, feature-wise. Tap tempo, variable modulation, switchable syncopated beats (dotted 8ths, triplets, etc), dual delays (quarter plus 8ths, etc), stereo outputs, and tone control for the repeats. It's an unbeatable feature set for the money. It almost seems like you could use this pedal to create toneprint presets for the new Flashback.
    Build quality seems very good. I personally like the quiet non-true-bypass footswitches. Controls all work nicely. The pedal is dead quiet and sounds great in stereo and mono modes, with or without modulation.
    I think you'd be hard pressed to find an equally featured delay that sounds as good as this one. It is made in Thailand, alas, but I'm sure that is why it is so good for so little money. I would have purchased the Tech 21 Boost DLA (made in USA), but I really wanted multiple repeats and stereo outputs. The Flashback seems nice too, but I'd rather have control over the settings instead of just choosing from different presets. Would prefer a Strymon El Capistan, but at over twice what I paid for this I couldn't justify it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best Delay On The Market, Period.

    By lespaul56

    from Jonesboro, AR

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    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Were mine to break, I would IMMEDIATELY buy another. It isn't a little brother to the Nova Delay, as much as it is a streamlined, and quite simply, a better pedal. I am EXTREMELY satisfied with my purchase.
    The features you get on a pedal in this price range is unreal, and the fact that it's also a FANTASTIC pedal to boot make this a steal. The delays are all well made and fantastically tweakable (the dynamic delay seems a bit useless, but I suppose that's just my opinion), and the subdivisions are all amazing. The KillDry switch, which takes your dry signal out of the mix and only plays the delayed signal when the pedal is engaged, has actually been a cool way to use the reverse delay: set a slow, dreamy vibe, knock out the dry signal, and boom, you've got magic. This is one of the only pedals that stays engaged at all times; the quiter delay times thicken my tone in a most delicious way.
    This thing feels like a tank. Aside from a baseball bat to the front, I don't see this thing breaking. The switches are responsive and easy to hit with my feet, and setting a tempo is quick and easy.
    A pedal at this price usually doesn't come with so many USEFUL features. It's a breath of fresh air to have a quality made pedal that does something so well on my board.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW! WOW! WOW! ... What a Pedal

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I knew of tc after reading some articles, so I thought I'd get one and try it out. Let me just say, I have sold my dl4, my dd20, my memory man, and a custom modded dd3. This pedal blows any of the aforementioned out of the water hands down. Only the dl4 has one better feature than this pedal: multi channel operation. But besides that in terms of the tonal range, options and tweak-ability do not even think twice if you are in the market for a delay pedal. If you don't trust me check out the numerous youtube videos. This thing is built like a tank. BUY THIS NOW! SELL ALL YOUR OTHER DELAY PEDALS!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TC Nova Delay

    By Shekel_MT

    from Montana

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    After playing guitar for years, I finally found the delay pedal Ive been looking for, looks good, sounds good, and pretty easy to use. The dotted eighth setting is awesome for hillsong worship and a cool U2 ish sound, and the added effects (tremelo & chorus) on the wet sound are a cool attribute. Kill dry is a great texture and fill effect when used after a volume pedal. Just wish they couls have added a few spots for presests. I have to do some knob turning in between songs, but overall its an amazing delay pedal for the money and i suggest you get it! Rock for the rock! 1 Tim 4:12

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice delay

    By Brandon Yestrau

    from Canada

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    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I really like this pedal. The features allow me to bring out exactly the type of delay I want, as well as provide me with other fun settings to try out. The sounds are great - no complaints with the sound at all.

    I was originally planning on spending under $100 for a delay, but I went for this one because it had a chorus effect. I wasn't planning on using the effect enough to buy a chorus pedal, so I figured I'd get a top notch delay with a crappy chorus on it. The effect is pretty much as you expect it to be, underwhelming, but it's more to add flavour to a delay than overtake your tone.

    Overall, I don't think you can get better than this delay. If you're looking for one, seriously consider the Nova Repeater.
    This thing is jam packed with useful features. The tweaking you can do is almost endless. You can set delay time using 3 different ways (knob, tap tempo, playing notes) and adjust tone, loudness of the delay and repeats. You can customize from a loud prominent delay, to a subtle delay with just a few turns of the knob.

    The different delay types are all great as well as setting the type of delay (full note, quarter note, combinations) are really fun to play around with.

    The vibrato/chorus option is nice, but not very good.
    Input jacks, switches, knobs, and buttons all feel well made. Casing feels solid, I'd be surprised if this thing broke down.
    The features and sounds out of this thing are amazing for the price. No ifs ands or buts.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent quality at a reasonable price

    By John

    from Austin, TX

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    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    To repeat what others have said: this delay sounds better and has more features than most other delays I have tried (including expensive rack units) - definitely the best stompbox delay I've ever used. It's hard to believe the affordable price. The sound quality is excellent, I'd be happy with just the basic delay functionality (I really like the tape mode - very realistic). But, it has a ton more features: modes like reverse, dynamic and pingpong; a tone control so you can roll off the high end on the delay, high AND low level inputs for using with a guitar or in your fx loop and a tap button for setting the delay time. I only wish I had bought one sooner...

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versatile delay for a great price.

    By Buket

    from Portland, OR

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I was in the market for a delay unit that could do all kinds of things, sound good doing them and was easy to use. The Nova Repeater is that delay. You can easily select between delay times and fine tune everything to your preference. The different modes are terrific, and each have a distinct sound.I wanted a reverse delay and this one is pretty solid. It's not as long as I would like, but it's long enough for anyone looking for this as an added feature without having to buy a reverse delay on its own.The switches are quiet and don't bleed into the sound. The Tap Tempo is great and the Audio Tempo follower feature is amazingly useful. Just play or route in a beat and the delay will follow that tempo. Overall: for the price I haven't found anything better.

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Delay

    By Virgil White

    from USA

    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Like I said I own TC Helicon Voice Tone Correct Vocal Pedal.
    I have had it for 2 years and no problems!
    I am very happy with this delay; I had been looking for a long time to get a delay.
    With much research and waiting for the right one I found this delay.
    I paid $162.55 after tax.
    I have been playing Bass for 34 years and never used any effects.
    When I started playing with my Lead Guitar player Leonardo Capello, he said try using effects.
    So my first effect was Unicorus made by EBS. I love this one!
    When we recorded our first Album I used a Delay, it was a waves. It is a computer effect.
    So I needed a delay to do the same that was on the Album.
    This delay does just what I need it to do.
    I also play guitar, and sing and I order one of TC Helicon Voice Tone Correct Vocal Pedal.
    I love it too. It is made by the same company.
    It was not a hard decision to get it!
    The band I play with is called KTTK.
    Our website is: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kttk/id397051505
    It is very well made, it is not plastic!
    I paid $162.55 after tax.
    Now it is $199.00

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nearly flawless

    By Wardy

    from Albuquerque, NM

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    Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I'm really glad I happened to stumble across this thing. Every setting is useful, with the analog being my favorite setting. The modulation knob is more useful than I expected it to be. The chorus setting is really noisy, but the vibrato with the tape setting gives you some crazy sounds. The tone knob is something I didn't think I'd like, but I do. The reverse setting is the main reason I wanted it, and it lives up to my expectation. Having the external tap tempo switch is a must. I hate having to hold down pedals for tap tempo. I don't find any use for the KillDry feature. Having the trail button on the exterior is another nice feature that I don't understand why others don't implement. It's a 12V unit, but my 9V daisy chain powers it without any issue. My only complaint, albeit minor, is that you can't get the crazy oscillations as the delay times are in compact ranges, so no turning the knob from 1000ms to 100ms. My network of guitar friends all agree that this is the best bargain out there in the delay world.

     
    5.0

    Great Delay!

    By YourMom

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal has not left my board since I got it! The sounds are amazing. As others have said the chorus sounds a little cheesy, especially at high levels, but the delay sounds so good I don't care. The Kill Dry button is easy to hit accidentally when turning the effect on (just be careful), but it is very useful when combined with the reverse setting with high delay times, it sounds AMAZING! The bassist and other guitarist in my band each bought one after hearing mine!
      If lost or stolen, I would cry then buy another one as soon as possible.

       
      4.0

      Just great

      By swedsas

      from Richmond, VA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Versatile
      • Very Clean Sound

      Cons

      • Buttonology

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It is easy to dial in just the right effects and the right amount of sublety.

      In one of my first performances with this unit, I accidentally pressed the 'kill dry' button and it resulted in a very confusing and awkward lead guitar section, as I tried to figure out what the problem was, while simultaneously trying my darndest to do a good solo. Only after the song did I figure out what the problem was. Since then, I have been much more careful turning the unit on and off.

       
      5.0

      TC Electronic Kicks Rump!

      By chucke

      from Sn Fransico, CA

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      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This thing is super awesome and the price is great. I bought a G-Major but only used it for the delays, decided to give this a try. Rack is not back, stomp boxes of this quality rock. Great features and quality tone!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By jstrat18

      from CT

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      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've compared this up against many other brands of delays. This delay sounds the best to my ears and it has more features. All the repeats are crisp and clear and the modulation all studio quality. I'll allways use this and buy another if it breaks...hope it wont.

       
      5.0

      Good Job TC

      By Jon-youHJ

      from Illinois

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      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It always needs to be said that with all music equipment, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This being said, I see this pedal as a beauty. I do not have experiences with numerous pedals. I can't afford 2-3 pedals and so did my best to research one's that fit my needs. This pedal is easy to learn and has lots of flexibility in various sounds. It's fun to use. It sounds great. It's easy to operate. I'm careful with my gear but it feels very sturdy. I thought I needed something with programable settings but realized I pretty much only use 2-3 different settings. This pedal fit the bill for me.

       
      5.0

      Great pedal for the price!

      By Jeff-H6JEb

      from Central Illinois

      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I love the variety of delay effects you can generate from this pedal. All of the tones are warm and natural, and the tap tempo is something I never realized I needed so much until I got it...and now I couldn't live without it!The only issue I have with this pedal is that the "Kill Dry" button is located very close to the On/Off switch. Sometimes when trying to click the delay on or off, my foot also accidentally presses the Kill Dry button, causing my main dry signal to be muted. It took me a stressfull experiences in mid-show and low lights to track down why I wasn't getting a signal through my rig. Then the Duh! moment came and now I've learned to be careful when I step on the pedal.

       
      5.0

      caught between a rock and a hard place

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      when i heard about this baby i was sold, and couldn't wait for it to come out. the price is ridiculous for all the features it has. yet for its price, you would think the more expensive nova delay would be even better, right?well...yes and no. it's strange. in terms of features like more delay types, modulation, etc, the Nova Repeator wins by a long shot. The Nova Delay is basically the lesser pedal...well, except for one thing. The Nova Delay can store 9 presets, whereas the Repeator can't store any. so for the gigging musician, this may not be the pedal for you. of course, though it's not ideal, one could just adjust on the fly, but having to remember all the settings for each delay could be mind-boggling for any lead guitarist.it's my hopes that soon TC will develop sort of a combo of the two pedals--or at least A Nova Repeater with a preset bank, and maybe a display would be nice too. until then, i'll be busy flipping coins to see which one of these to get.

       
      5.0

      No competition in this price range

      By BaseOfAce

      from Detroit

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      Comments about TC Electronic Nova Repeater Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is the best delay in this price range, period. And better than many more expensive boxes. Has all the features you want and none you don't. Does not suck any tone out of my LP. Well built. Comes with external power brick but I run it off a Cioks AC10, (9v@300mA) no problem. Brick is 110-240v for those who travel. I will definitely buy another if this one fails.

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