A truly astonishing find - an almost unused valve Binson Echorec T7E. Now for sale thoroughly-overhauled and varispeed modified....
A truly astonishing find – an almost unused valve Binson Echorec T7E. Now for sale thoroughly-overhauled and varispeed modified. Every Echorec we restore is unique in sound and character, but this one is very special indeed.
This machine shipped out to the far east with several significant manufacturing faults from new. These meant it couldn’t have ever operated correctly; our tech reported that as a result it’d appears to have only been run a handful of times.
Whether it was returned to the store to languish on a shelf in the back room for 50 years, or the original owner used it as part of his David Gilmour/Pink Floyd display-only collection, we can’t say. What we can confirm is that this is as close as you’ll come sonically to buying a new valve Echorec, but with the added bonus of a varispeed motor.
Our techs corrected the original faults as part of the complete overhaul and the result is a stunning Binson Echorec that performs better than when it left the factory,
Our Binson restoration process is the result of over 20 years’ obsession with these stunning machines. In our experience, no one engineer can achieve the results we require: our machines pass through several expert pairs of hands before they are given the Soundgas seal of approval.
CONDITION: While this machine is sonically as new, it does show some signs of age. The carry case is in very good condition with scuffs and marks commensurate with age – all fittings are present and operational, though with oxidation to their finish. The paintwork of the metal case is in good order with minor marks, chips and oxidation. The face and knobs are excellent as are the internal surfaces. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
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All our valve Echorecs undergo a full rebuild and varispeed conversion by an experienced Binson engineer before passing to our in-house echo specialist, Dr Huw. He invariably spends many hours over the course of a couple of weeks swapping components and recalibrating, until he feels they can’t be improved.
The machines then pass to Tony for further testing and tweaking – extended testing often reveals minor faults that we rectify before shipping. A machine can revisit the Soundgas tech dept several times before final calibration and pre-shipping preparation. We only ship when we are confident that we cannot improve on performance any further.
We feel these machines are worth this level of time and care. We see ‘restored’ machines on sale that should really be described as ‘characterful’ (nothing wrong with selling a characterful Binson, as long as description and price reflect this).
A well-restored machine should perform without any noticeable issues (beyond the foibles inherent in the original design); our six-month warranty is a testament to our confidence that our machines are unequalled.
The varispeed mod (controlled by a pot on the side of the machine) is excellent and opens up the creative possibilities of this machine. Note that repeats will become darker and less prone to feedback at very slow speeds (the speed control range is wide – this allows some unusual effects).
** NOTE: Our Binsons (especially valve T7E units) sell very quickly, usually before we can get them listed. If you are interested in getting one of these machines serviced and set up to our exacting standards then please get in touch to reserve one **
We may have other models of Binson here now; see our full current stock of tape/disc echoes here. If you have any questions about which delay is best for you then please get in touch as we have many years experience with these machines.
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