Echolette Echo 400, very good cosmetic condition and superb working order. Recently had a total electrical and mechanical overhaul & the results are stunning....Read more
Echolette Echo 400 tape echo for sale in very good cosmetic condition and superb working order.
Soundgas are vintage echo experts - we specialise in Binsons, Copicats, Rolands, and Echoplexes.
It's just back from a full service with our tape echo expert, new tape has been fitted and it is sounding excellent.
Made in Germany, this is very similar to the Dynacord EC-504 and features the same high quality components and excellent build quality that these German units are renowned for.
It's in good condition for its 30+ years (click on the photos to zoom in), but the real revelation is just how great this one sounds.
The reverb setting is not altogether convincing, but the multi-head delay patterns are excellent. There are four trim pots on the rear which allow a tremendous amount of control over levels and balance: it can take some time to set up for optimum operation but the results are stunning- the repeats are really superb in quality when the levels are correctly-set. There's no vari-speed, but that's the case for many classic echo units: you just play the machine.
The following description from Robert L's Synths about the EC-504 also sums this up well:
"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.
Additional tapes are available if required.
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