Tag Archives: Binson Echorec

The Binson 7.

The Binson7: Echorec disc memory module, Binson PreMixer, Binson 100w/200W power amp into a single cabinet.

BINSON 7 – top, disc cover.

BINSON 7 – top, disc cover.

One of these unique units from 1972, mentioned earlier in the EM6 and the EC10 2×10 sections as an extremely rare ancestor of those machines, was finally tracked in Greece as part of a recently discovered NOS Binson inventory and now has its dedicated place in the Echorec Bible.

The beautiful Binson7 photographed for this article  travelled in time from 1972 to 2015 still in its sealed original box.

Photo session for the Echorec Bible by Christos Botsis from Greece. Thanks Chris!

Read the new dedicated Binson7 section of the Echorec Bible.


Echorec Bible Maintenance Update

Maintenance update for the Echorec Bible. In order to provide the maximum possible accuracy the 1965 Echorec B2 entry has been splitted in two separate records: the B2 itself and the T5E B2.

A batch of B2 units, identified as T5E, was produced under the Binson C.R.E.B. label, while the B2 was produced under the Binson s.n.c. label. Please note that the same T5E acronym is used also for  the 6-knob Echorec1 and Echorec2 models: see the Echorec Bible for details.

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


Echorec Bible Updated

New section explaining labels in Italian,French,English and German used in Echorec models from the 50’s and 60’s. Check out the Echorec Bible here.