Quiet power supply
This is an excellent, quiet power supply you'll love. I've been somewhat of an effects minimalist for years, relying only on an amp for reverb, distortion and maybe some chorus. I'd had an MXR Phase 90 for solos, since the late 80's, like any respectable Eddie Van Halen wannabe, but here I am, 47, and wanting to beef-up my sound.
I had used the Phase 90 and a 9 volt battery, never seemed to run out before I got tired of it. So when I got an MXR Carbon Copy analog delay and an MXR Analog Chorus (also on Eddie Van Valen's current pedalboard, btw), I was a little dismayed when I started eating a 9 volt each per day. These were Energizers, no less. I was planning on getting an MXR EVH flanger, which takes two 9 volt batteries, and I could already see myself buying three packs of batteries a week. Buying a power supply and not buying batteries was a no brainer. And removing and screwing back in 4 screws from the back of each MXR pedal to replace a battery, every day, is a drag.
You look at the prices of a power supply like this and say to yourself, "a little pricey. Why can't they be as cheap as a power strip at Walmart?" Do some research like I did. Unlike a power strip, these magic boxes isolate the current, for each pedal, so you don't get unwanted crossover noise. And on this ISO 5, you get different voltage levels for the mere mortal 9 volt pedals, and the larger ones, like my 18 volt flanger.
So look at your pedal lineup and see if this unit has enough lines. I only run one 18-volt and three 9-volt pedals, so this is perfect for me. It's quiet, like it should be. I could have bought a larger power supply, but figure I can always just add another ISO 5 and place it on the board if I need it.
Again, the Voodoo Labs ISO 5 power supply is great, you won't regret buying it. And you certainly won't regret getting it at Sweetwater as they have incredibly fast shipping.