It’s worth pointing out that these two approaches are radically different as far as how they deal with multiple bangs. Pipe will delay as many things as are poured into it. Delay acts like a retriggerable one-shot, firing delay-time after the latest bang. That’s not too clear in words, but this patch might help:
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Copy all of the following text. Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.