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Bel BD-80

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Bel BD-80 Digital Delay

The Bel BD-80 processor is a high quality digital delay with an expandable memory with loop edit facility, synchronised record and playback (sampling), keyboard control (1 V per octave), echo and flanging. The Bel BD-80 must be one of the most popular delay/samplers ever produced, being found in most modest home set-up to the more high-profile studio.

The Bel BD-80 had two features that enable its use across the wide range of recording studios; an excellent audio quality combined with a modest price.


The Bel BD-80 now has a successor which also combines these two qualities, welcome to the Bel BD80S “Stereo” Delay/Sampler. The BD80S enables stereo delay effects and “TRUE STEREO SAMPLING” – over 6 seconds at 20HZ – 20KHZ band with ( 13 seconds in mono).


Released: 1982

Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 26kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-11kHz
Dynamic Range: >90dB
THD: Below 0.008%

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Bel BD-80 Digital Delay Reviews

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Community Score


(2 Reviews)

Build Quality 88%
Sound Quality 75%
Usefullness 78%
Mojo/Funk 70%
Reliability 85%

What other owners say...

My No. 1

By Marcus

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 90%
Usefullness 90%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 90%

When I want delay, flange, even a short sample this is the machine I go for. It’s clean, a touch sweet sounding and has no nasty traits.

Uniquely organic digital delay

By Anonymous

Build Quality 85%
Sound Quality 60%
Usefullness 65%
Mojo/Funk 100%
Reliability 80%
If you find one, get it.

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