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Binson Echorec P.E.603-T Super Slow Varispeed

The ultimate tube for sale in excellent cosmetic condition and superb working order. This machine has had a total overhaul/rebuild and is fitted with our super slow varispeed motor and wet-only output mods.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The ultimate tube for sale in excellent cosmetic condition and superb working order. This machine has had a total overhaul/rebuild and is fitted with our super slow varispeed motor and wet-only output mods.

NOTE: This machine is still undergoing final servicing, calibration and testing – delivery should not be expected until mid-late April.

Description

This model is essentially a valve Echorec 2 in a rugged metal case with more flexible switching options. We’re just completing a full ground-up rebuild – previous service/restoration work had not achieved the level of performance we expect so Dr Huw started again.

Our restored Binson Echorecs continue to be in demand. If you’re looking for a Binson in excellent working order backed by our guarantee and aftercare, please contact us now.

This unit is in superb working order – tested and fine-tuned to our complete satisfaction. Our tech is meticulous about restoring these machines and the results are fantastic. It takes a great deal of time to remove every single last piece of corroded cable, clean the pcbs and rewire the entire machine – many restorations we’ve encountered have missed hidden wiring resulting in poor performance or complete lack of echoes. Heads are refaced if necessary and carefully aligned for optimum performance.

It is in excellent clean condition and presents very well. Note that the varispeed control is on the front (bottom left) in this case – we used a hole from an old mod and completed it with an original Binson knob.

We ensure that our Binson buyers get a machine in top operational condition which should give many years good service. We have many satisfied Binson customers worldwide and guarantee complete satisfaction.

The 603 allows any head to be switched to replay or regeneration, giving the user access to a wide range of multiple and scatter echoes.

It will go into self-oscillation very swiftly on certain settings if required (this can be adjusted via the internal trimpot for more subtle or extreme effects, but it’s been set-up for optimum performance) and it’s capable of all sorts of cosmic noises – Binsons do tend to encourage experimental noise-mongering. The repeats are not hifi – this is after all 50 year-old technology – if you want perfect repeats, buy a digital delay.

Condition

In excellent cosmetic condition, the face has some very minor paint spots around the knobs and buttons, these may come off with some work. The knobs are oxidised around the edges. The case of the unit has the usual scuffs for a Binson of its age. Internally, this unit is very clean. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

Tax

For sales in UK/EU, this item is on the margin scheme for second hand goods. VAT-free sales are not possible for this item.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

MORE INFO

Binson Echorecs have been our obsession for many years. They are amazingly engineered machines: where a tape echo’s input sound is recorded to tape, on a Binson it is recorded onto a circular spinning disc which has replay heads positioned around it.

Every Echorec we sell is the product of an accumulation of hundreds of hours spent dismantling, rebuilding, tweaking and listening to them. The distance between a “good” Binson and a truly “great” one may only be short in terms of functioning (how many people tell us they’ve got a Binson from somewhere that is “90% there…”); but in our experience they can be a world apart in terms of the time, patience and experience required to get to that ultimate goal.

To find out more about these machines – the history, how they work, and what we do to make them sing – head to our Binson pages now:

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