Interesting, very well-built tape echo dating from c1980 in excellent cosmetic condition and perfect working order. It's just back from a...
Interesting, very well-built tape echo dating from c1980 in excellent cosmetic condition and perfect working order.
It’s just back from a service and sounds superb – this is a great example of a high quality tape echo.
These Dynacord EC 504 units are not common – they datesfrom an era when Dynacord manufactured items of the highest quality, and it’s rare to find one that’s been so well-treated.
It’s just back from a service and sounds superb. In very good condition with only minor scuffs and scrapes showing across the case and face. The rear of the unit shows some wear. Internal surfaces are clean with some oxidation to the metal sections, this does not affect the operation of the unit. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
Switchable voltage, currently set to 240v.
The following description from Robert L’s Synths sums it up:
“Dynacord EC-504 (EchoCord) is a famous Dynacord tape echo. Placed in a rack mount unit (2 HE) with a total of 6 heads and a full control over all 4 playback heads, it has two modes of operation — echo and reverberation. Both is produced using the analog tape as a memory. This unit will enable you to produce many echoing combinations unattainable by any other system, including the digital ones. The echoes are vivid and clean, yet with the special analog warmth and naturalness! The sound is definitely different from Roland units, and by many lovers of old and analog sound the Dynacord echoes are considered better in some acoustical aspects. High quality heads for prolonged live, robust German made electromotors and top quality electronics, make this unit a true choice for analog echoes and reverberations.”
There are no known operational faults with this unit.
(Please note: it is always possible with vintage equipment that some crackly pots/sliders may develop over time when equipment has not been used – even during shipping – this can usually be easily rectified either by use or judicious application of suitable switch-cleaning spray).
It has an IEC socket and switchable power supply so can be used anywhere in the world without a transformer.
We’re tape and disc echo specialists and always have a good selection of vintage echo machines. Check out our other listings for fully-serviced Binsons, Copicats, Echoplexes and Roland Space/Chorus Echoes. As business sellers, we’ve sold many tape echoes in the past ten years; we understand how they should sound and function. We guarantee that this machine will not disappoint.
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PUBLISHED: 21st Nov 2023
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