Binson Echorec T5E - Varispeed

Stunning late fifties or early sixties valve/tube Binson Echorec for sale with varispeed modification. In very good cosmetic...

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Stunning late fifties or early sixties valve/tube Binson Echorec for sale with varispeed modification. In very good cosmetic condition for its age and sounding superb.

UPDATE: Tony just wrote a demo-heavy guide to choosing between some of the Binson models: Which Binson Echorec?

It will ship only when we are absolutely satisfied that it cannot be improved further. This is why our machines sound so good and should not be compared to others for sale – our process involves several different technicians and Binson experts – each brings their particular expertise to our machines.

It’s had a mechanical and electrical refurbishment/rebuild including varispeed mod. Fidelity decreases as the motor speed is reduced, leading to amazing more lofi repeats. The inputs/outputs have been converted to quarter inch jack sockets and the power is now on an IEC socket.

CONDITION: Cosmetic condition is very good for its age with some wear to the metal casing but nothing too serious. The face is very clean with only minor scratching to the perspex showing up under certain lighting. The clear memory system cover is in good order – it looks great and works well.

Soundgas are vintage echo experts. We’ve sold many excellent Echorecs over the past twelve years to very satisfied customers (see feedback examples below); we understand how they should sound and function. In our experience, most Binsons sold as being in working condition (even ones that are sold as serviced or rewired) are not up to scratch. Echorecs require a technician with a rare combination of technological skills: tape/recording, valves, mechanics and electronics.

It sounds wonderful and inspires creativity when you play through it – whoever buys this will be getting a superb machine in excellent condition which should give many years good service.

The motor starts well and spins happily and without issue. 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.

Voltage is switchable between 110v/230v.

Demo of previous machine – demo to follow.


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