MXR M292 Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Review (April 2024)


Last updated on April 9, 2024 4:50 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the MXR M292 Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay adds a bevy of new features to fine-tune the warm, organic sound that has made the original the bestselling analog delay in the world. With extended delay time—now up to 1.2s—and tap tempo functionality, you now have more control over your Carbon Copy repeats than ever. The Tap Division feature, with an easy-to-read status display, gives you four different subdivisions: dotted 8ths, 8ths, triplets, and 16ths.

On the tonal side, the Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay lets you choose between the original’s dark, mellow wash and the vibrant articulation of the Bright version with the push of a switch. To add further character and texture to your repeats just hit the Mod switch and use the Speed and Width controls to shape the chorusing to your taste. Additional features include an expression jack for external control of various functions, programmable presets, and more.

Inside the pedal is a Line Level/Instrument Level switch—which allows the pedal to be used either in front of the amp or in the FX loop—and a Dry Kill switch for a “wet only” effect that’s perfect for studio recording. With true bypass switching, 9-volt battery operation, and MXR’s famously rugged construction, the Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay is a must-have for delay aficionados.

Product Features

  • True bypass
  • Weight: 700g
  • Analog delay
  • Tap beat foot switch
  • Status LEDs
  • Tap division LED
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal housing
  • Metal housing
  • Effect footswitch
  • Tap division LED
  • Tap beat foot switch
  • Max. delay time: 1.2 Seconds
  • Tap tempo function
  • Tap tempo subdivisions
  • 2 Programmable presets
  • Adjustable delay time modulation
  • 6.3mm Mono jack input/ output
  • 6.3mm Jack expression control input
  • Power supply: 9V battery or via 9V DC power supply
  • Dimensions (L * W * H): 124 * 92 * 54 mm
  • Bright control button to activate the bright mode
  • Mix, rain, delay, speed, and width controls
  • Mod control to enable delay time modulation
  • Internal line-level/ instrument level DIP switch
  • Internal control for guitar/ line-level input
  • Internal dry kill switch for “wet only” output
  • Sound of the original carbon copy and the bright version in one pedal
  • Tap div control button to select the tap tempo subdivision (dotted 8th notes, triplets, and sixteenths)

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build quality
  • Reasonably priced
  • Very reputable
  • Positive customer feedback
  • Value for money
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Compact design
  • Mains or battery-powered
  • True Bypass
  • Creates great sustain and an almost Chorus-like sound
  • Rich and dark delay sound
  • Delay time of 600 milliseconds
  • Easy To use


  • No tap tempo
  • No adapter included
  • Low battery performance
  • No control of subdivisions

MXR M292 Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Demo

Our Verdict

MXR’s Carbon Copy pedal has swiftly become one of the brand’s best-sellers. This easy-to-use, high-quality analog-style delay has proven to be so popular that MXR has revisited the design for this extended Deluxe model. The Carbon Copy Deluxe has the same wonderful sound as the original but adds some excellent features to give delay enthusiasts even more.

First and foremost, this much larger pedal box includes two footswitches (the second for tap tempo) and a little screen. This screen allows you to set time subdivisions with respect to the overall tempo. Some guitar sections, for example, require the delay repetitions to land on every 3/4 note. Tapping the tempo switch in sync with the song and picking the appropriate subdivision will allow you to swiftly and effortlessly nail these sounds.

The overall delay time has also been increased. A delay duration of up to 1.2 seconds is possible with the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe! Selecting the ‘bright’ switch (less mellow than the standard-setting) and the’mod’ option for adding a tiny chorus sound to the repeats adds to the pleasure. These added features all seem natural and natural to use: they have been thoroughly thought out and executed. If you like the Carbon Copy Delay, you’ll enjoy the MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe even more!

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal (M292)

as of March 30, 2024 10:55 pm

Pricing History

Price History for MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal (M292)


Current Price $229.99 March 30, 2024
Highest Price $229.99 November 16, 2023
Lowest Price $229.99 November 16, 2023
Since November 16, 2023

Last price changes

$229.99 November 16, 2023

Last updated on March 30, 2024 10:55 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

8.8 ounces

Product Dimensions

5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

July 20, 2017

Color Name



9 Volts


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