New Tape Echo with Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb / Chorus. Watch our video comparing this with vintage Roland echoes below.
New Tape Echo with Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb / Chorus. Watch our video comparing this with vintage Roland echoes below.
Comes in four different colours – this listing is for the black version. See all the colours and Echo Fix models available for sale.
New EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb / Chorus for sale. In stock and ready to ship.
Watch our in-depth comparison of this machine with Roland tape echoes below.
We also stock the new EF-X3 which is a 100% analogue machine with spring reverb and BBD chorus.
Information from Echo Fix:
A classic effect, built for modern users – the EF-X2 couples the sounds you know and love, with new features and a modern reliability. In designing the EF-X2, the team here at Echo Fix began with the knowledge and insight gained from our work as the world’s foremost experts in spare parts, servicing and repairing vintage tape echo units. To put it simply, we know how tape echos should sound and operate. We spent three years prototyping, rigorously testing, and meticulously designing in secret – while accounting for every possible application. We couldn’t find a new production motor good enough so we made our own and invested in the latest high tech machinery to custom balance them in house here at Echo Fix. We could not find tape heads that sounded good enough so we had custom tape heads manufactured to our exact specs.
One of the other important things when it comes to reliable tape echo operation is the tape loop. We thoroughly researched tape and found a tape formulation that not only lasts a very long time but sounds incredible as well, that is how far we were willing to go to make the EF-X2 reliable and sound great!
What we have built is a warm sounding tape echo with a modern feature set that is at home in the professional recording studio, live guitar rig, bedroom production setup or in any other context you can dream up, we cannot wait for the EF-X2 to become an integral part of your creative process.
• Four front panel colour options – Blue, Black, Gold and Vintage Green.
• Four core functions – Tape echo, Real Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb/Chorus and Preamp.
• Vintage FET EP Guitar Preamp and Modern FET Line Input Pre-amp – both with 1Meg Impedance perfect for guitar. This gives you two pre-amp tones. Use an ABY switcher to use both.
• DSP Reverb/Chorus and Spring Reverb blend setting.
• Independent inputs and level controls for Instrument-level and line-level applications, plus balanced input and output at rear.
• Three echo playback heads, and a Sound On Sound Head giving 14 Head combination Settings in total.
• Adjust the echo’s Time and Feedback with Control Voltages (CV 0-5 volts) and compatible Expression Pedals.
• Bass and Treble control of the echo signal.
• Motor ON-/OFF Switch for tape slow down effect – or to conserve tape when only using the EF-X2’s reverb or preamp.
• Mute the reverb or echo signal with a dual foot switch pedal.
• Comes with a worldwide-compatible, 100 – 240v power supply (no step-down or other transformers required).
• Built tough to last, by a company that repaired and upgraded more tape echo units than you can possibly imagine!
• High quality scratch resistant front panel.
• Tape Speed – 4 IPS to 15 IPS
• 2 Tape loops supplied with each unit.
Head Mode Settings:
• Mode 1 – Head 1
• Mode 2 – Head 2
• Mode 3 – Head 3
• Mode 4 – Head 1 + 2
• Mode 5 – Head 2 + 3
• Mode 6 – Head 1 + 3
• Mode 7 – Head 1 + 2 + 3
Sound On Sound is another head that can be switched on over the top of all the head mode settings.
The dimensions including rubber feet and hardware:
Supplied with a switching transformer for use anywhere in the world
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
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