Echorec EC10 Picture Set from Montagna Loudspeakers

Giorgio Montagna of italian  Montagna Hi-end Loudspeaker Systems  ( contributed a beautiful set of pictures dedicated to the Echorec EC10. Beside the interest related to this model (featuring the largest amount of magnetic heads ever on an Echorec) there is more: this specific unit comes with an unusual control-panel layout, different from stock EC10 models.  This is either a pre-production unit or a custom-built one.

The material is being edited and will later nicely fit into a dedicated section of the Echorec Bible. Meanwhile, here is a teaser showing the terrific magnetic drum assembly of the EC10. Thanks Giorgio!

Echorec EC10 Magnetic Drum

Echorec EC10 Magnetic Drum



Strangest Beasts: the unknown Echorec Mod. G7

A misterious Echorec model recently surfaced in Belgium, thanks to Izy Holvoet.  This device is not documented anywhere else on the internet. Origin is still unknown.

Is it really an Echorec? Or was it an Echorec then evolved in something different?

Even if not metioned explicitly anywhere, indirect clues about its existence have been found, leading to an italian researcher from the 50’s, otolaryngology books and what seems to be an… Echorec-based medical instrument?

Read what has been just discovered about the strangest Echorec ever, the Mod. G7, in the new section of the Echorec Bible: Strangest Beasts


Mod. G7 Echorec-based device


14 Binson Preamps for Your Echorec

New Echorec Bible section covering Binson preamp/mixers with dedicated send/return channels for the Echorec. Complete catalog featuring eleven tube models and three transistor models from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Part one of this new section lists all models and features. Forthcoming part two will explain differences among the 4 generations of Binson preamps for the Echorec.

Consult the new section, Dedicated Preamp Models and Features in the Echorec Bible.


Binson Echorec repair service review

Glad to publish a message sent by Pete Tatooles from Chicago. He was looking for an Echorec repair specialist in his area and posted a request for info in the comment section of the Echorec Bible. Checking my notes the ideal candidate was John Hamley’s Brunswick Amplifier LLC, located in Brunswick, Ohio.

Pete speaks:

Thanks to Audioexmachina for the referral to the top technical Echorec service engineer in the Midwest – and if not the USA. When all routes to the proper person for the job got nowhere, I took the advice here and sent my vintage Binson T7E to Cleveland, Ohio for reconditioning. Let me say I am speechless with the results :

 “Sometimes crossing fingers helps …. 
   the Echorec specialist in my lists that’s closest to you is:”

                 John Hamley
                 Brunswick Amplifier LLC
                 PO Box 222
                 Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Jedi master John Hamley brought an echoless T7E in ultra-mint condition back to life. I would certainly send any unit to him, as he knows the design, and can do wonders from simple calibration to full rewire and rebuild.

This is what you get: a full assessment of your Binson’s condition from the dials to the motor, a full diagnosis of what needs to be done, a complete explanation of costs up front, and a thorough examination of your Binson to the schematics of the original product.

Once this is done John does his magic from his state of the art workshop. John knows Binson, I originally sent mine to a highly regarded shop in Chicago, but they had no experience and couldn’t tackle the job. John is an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER and can bring the Binson Echorec back to it’s full glory.

He is fairly priced and cares for his customers, from receipt of the unit until weeks after follow up. Why? Because he knows what he’s doing and he loves his work. In fact he will go over all repairs remotely via video conference on Skype with your unit – you can talk about everything relating to the project.

All John asks is CAREFUL packaging for the outbound and inbound trips. Our dear Binsons don’t like travel and need a safe journey – so take care in your packaging for shipment.

 **So my T7E was one of the “mystery” supposed PF Echorecs that appeared in the last 6 years or so. We will never know if it’s was real, but it is a vintage piece of gear that now sings in the full glory of our beloved drum echo. Cheers John Hamley and everyone who reads this awesome website, what a great resource!

Shine On!

Pete T.

Previously unknown Echorec-based machine discovered

Unknown Echorec-based machine identified in Belgium. Full coverage here soon. A big thank you to Izy Holvoet who contacted the Echorec Bible and submitted beautiful pictures of his unique device for identification. We just found the strangest Echorec model ever, stay tuned.

The Echorec Magnetic Drum

The magnetic drum is a key component of every Echorec unit. A dedicated section covering this important topic has been added to the Echorec Bible. Read about the Magnetic Drum here.

Echorec Magnetic Discs

Echorec Magnetic Drums: early generation (left) and later ones

Echorec Drum Shaft

Echorec Drum Shaft


Echorecs in USA: the Guild brand.

Since mid 60’s, Echorecs shipped from Italy to North America were rebranded as Guild, name of the famous guitar maker and new distributor for Binson. See more details in this new section of the Echorec Bible.

Guild Echorec by Binson: Model1 and Model2 ( T3F-A and T6F-A)

Guild Echorec by Binson: Model1 and Model2 ( T3F-A and T6F-A)

Special Geloso Connectors for the Echorec

New section of the Echorec Bible dedicated to the Geloso audio and foot-switch connectors. Read all details here.

Geloso plugs for the Echorec

Geloso plugs for the Echorec

Binson and Hagström

Karl-Erik Hagström jr (from, grandson of the founder Albin Hagström, kindly provided the Echorec Bible with high-resolution scans of brochures, magazine ads and manuals from the 60′s. Visit the gallery of these rare images here.


Binson Echorec Hagstrom 09

Binson Echorec Hagstrom 09

Echorec Bible Updated

New section: AC and DC motors. Explanation of differences and list of Echorec models and their electric motor type. Visit the Echorec Bible here.