Eventide PowerMax and PowerMini review

A high-current pedalboard power solution you can expand

Eventide Powermax
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

An expandable and well-designed high-current power solution, the Powermax is an excellent option for your ever-growing pedalboard needs.


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    Compact size.

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    Seven high-current outlets.

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    Choice of voltages.

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    Expandable system.


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    Eventide branding creates a price disparity with the equivalent Cioks version.

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One thing that’s crucial to keeping a neat and efficient pedalboard is a pedalboard power supply that can distribute power to all or most of the pedals on the ’board negating – or at least minimising – the need for any bulky adaptors while keeping power cabling tidy. 

With many guitarists now using high-current digital pedals from the likes of Strymon and so on, power distributors have had to evolve to cater for that need by offering a number of high-current outputs.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.