Offered for sale is this Dynacord Echocord Super in excellent cosmetic condition and superb working order.
It’s had a full mechanical overhaul and electrical service and been fitted with a new tape and is ready for action.
This is a stunning example of these superb quality 60s German tape echoes – why drive an Austin when you can have a Mercedes Benz?!
In excellent condition for its 50 or so years, it’s been working beautifully in our studio and adds an authentic 50s/60s vibe to whatever you put through it: has a great slapback. There are two motor speeds for shorter/longer delay times, and three heads to choose from – 6 delay options in total. In addition, the reverb setting creates a halo-type effect that sounds lovely with guitar, but is also very useable in the mix. This machine sounds great with a variety of sources: guitar, synths, keys, vocals or as a mix effect. It’s capable of distortion when pushed. A testament to German engineering and design featuring 5 ECC83 valves and one ECC82, this really is the Mercedes of tape delays – a very high quality unit indeed.
There are no major operational faults with this unit, but please bear in mind that it is a vintage machine and minor operational issues are likely over time: it’s been recapped and serviced and is currently working very well.
There can be minor amounts of noise when moving the pots – disappear with a couple of turns and doesn’t otherwise affect operation.
(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).
Converted to IEC mains socket – switchable power supply so can be used anywhere in the world without a transformer.