I've got an Empress Superdelay Vintage Modified pedal and a Pedal Power 2+. I haven't used either one yet, but am looking to build a board with about 8 pedals on it. However, I'm finding it rather confusing trying to suss-out what cables to use and how to connect it all up...
Empress say that I should 'Use output 5 or 6 of the VLab Pedal Power 2+, use the red barrel connector and set the DIP switch away from NORMAL'. I assume that's the singular red-ended connector that comes with the PP2+. However, Voodoo Lab say on this very forum: 'Use output 5 or 6, DIP switch set AWAY from NORMAL and use a reverse polarity cable (white/black connectors part# PPREV )', the latter being something users refer-to as the 'white barrel connector' (the PPREV-R is just a right-angled version).
The thing is, I've seen suggestion online that the red barrel connector 'almost fits correctly', but that the other option mentioned above *does* fit correctly. Surely, Empress should be recommending the absolute 100% correct solution, the one that won't possibly fail/ come loose etc?
As an aside, is 'away from normal' the same as 'on', as mentioned in the product specs on their website and in their instruction manuals? If so, why do Voodoo Labs use two different terms, which just confuses things even more?
To further confuse me, the spec of the Superdelay (Vintage Modified version) says it needs around 300mA, but the Pedal Power 2+ seems to output around 250mA on outputs 5 and 6. If I've got this right though, switching the aforementioned outputs 'away from normal' (aka to 'on') as recommended, the unit outputs 12v but at a rather vague and low-sounding 200mA+. Do I even need 12 volts - I assume the pedal can run at either, but am not sure if the former is preferable or if maybe 9v is preferable for some reason.
Lastly, there's been suggestion that I could use the 'courtesy output', but I know nothing about that. To be honest, I wouldn't want to use something that is a compromise/ daisy-chain/ non-isolated type output, as that would be against the point of buying a top-end power supply.
So, can anyone out there please give me an Idiots Guide to all the possible options, or simply say which one is best, and also comment on whether the Superdelay sounds better on 12volts or if 9 volts is enough. I seem to recall that the VM version has better headroom or something, so perhaps it runs better with more juice. Please, no RTFM type responses (I already have!)
Sorry if I'm making more of a meal of this than I need to, suffice to say that all help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Frankly, I'm now wondering whether to go and buy a 'Pedal Power Digital' to power my Superdelay and forthcoming Strymon Timeline/ Digitech Whammy pedals, and just use the PP2+ for my less juicy ones...