High quality Japanese stereo spring reverb for sale serviced and in great working order. These have a superb sound,...
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High quality Japanese stereo spring reverb for sale serviced and in great working order. These have a superb sound, especially when overdriven. Demos below.
100v unit – more voltage info below.
Condition – Very good overall condition, tested and working well. Only minor signs of age, however note that it is a tolex-covered version and the tolex has been painted white!
We’ve landed a selection of Hawk spring reverbs over recent months, and the fine-looking HR-45 is a favourite; the first one here was promptly removed to the studio for ‘testing’ and still hasn’t been returned.
Sharing similar 70s HiFi aesthetics with the Hawk HE-2150 & HE-2250 tape echoes, this stereo unit offers input controls for mic in, and also mic/line echo input. Moving along is the four-way Mode selector switch with a choice between Normal, Reverse, Split and Mono reverb settings – Reverse sadly does not offer a backwards reverb, but switches the wet signal to the opposite channel. There’s a pair of quarter inch jack inputs on the front and rear as well as a bunch of connections on RCA phonos that show its hifi background.
It’s a very useful and good-sounding spring – whilst overall it has a more-appealing the sound than the Pioneer SR-202W, there is a strong argument for having more than one spring timbre at your disposal (this from someone who has over a dozen in the studio).
Where things get really interesting is how this unit reacts to being overdriven – pure magic when a guitar is plugged into the mic input, but also very usable on a whole range of sources. The flexibility offered by being able to just drive the dry or reverb signal, or a combination of the two makes this a very creative tool: the overdriven reverb sound from this unit is highly-addictive!
Demo featuring the actual unit for sale:
Digging into overdriven distortion with a stack of old reverbs. The verdict? The two channel HR-45 has a real edge (over something like the Fostex above) thanks to its 70s discrete circuitry. It just eats up the extra gain via the mic inputs and spits it back in your face (in a good way). Hear it growl as the input level from the Dato is changed first, and then the fantastic, gritty beat from the CR-78 comes in on the other channel (synced to the Dato via the trigger out). Hawk and CR-78 are listed on the site now. Don’t sleep… #datoduo #synthesizer #synthstagram #drummachine #beats #imakebeats #distortion #geartalk #vintagegear
Quick demo of another unit we sold recently:
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It is a 100v Japanese model and will run fine on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power)
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