Tag Archives: Echorec

Official Echorec maintenance instructions, from Binson

New Echorec Bible section added, dedicated to maintenance instructions. The frequently asked questions about usage of oil, petrol, gasoline, acetone for cleaning the Echorec disc are fully covered in this document. Read the official Echorec maintenance instruction in the Echorec Bible here.

Official Echorec maintenance instructions, pag1.

Official Echorec maintenance instructions, pag1.

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Echorec Bible: Pink Floyd and Echorecs Timeline Completed

Part 2 (1972-1977)  of the Echorec Bible section dedicated to an original research by AudioExMachina on every Echorec model used by the Pink Floyd during their career. Hundreds of pictures and videos have been analyzed frame by frame in order to identify all the units available on stage or in studio. Read the Pink Floyd and Echorecs timeline in the Echorec Bible.

 

Echorec models and Pink Floyd: Legend
Icon Description
Echorec Baby Echorec Baby. There is a single model.
Echorec 1 T5E Echorec 1. There is a single model.
Echorec 2 T5E Echorec 2 T5E, T6FA or T7E. In general, without a close picture, it’s impossible to tell one model from the others.
Echorec 2 T6FA Guild Echorec 2 T6FA. The T6FA for the American market has chicken-head knobs and some minor differences that can be told at some distance.
Echorec PE 603 T Echorec PE 603 series. At least one of the PE603 units has been identified in several different locations/dates as a TU.
Dark Side of the Moon Album related event (such as the first day of the first recording session or the album release day)

Echorec Models used by Pink Floyd

New section of the Echorec Bible dedicated to an original research on every Echorec model used by the Pink Floyd during their career. Hundreds of pictures and videos have been analyzed frame by frame in order to identify all the units available on stage or in studio. Read the results of part 1 (1966 – 1971) in the Echorec Bible. Part 2 (1972-1977) coming next.

Echorec models and Pink Floyd: Legend
Icon Description
Echorec Baby Echorec Baby. There is a single model.
Echorec 1 T5E Echorec 1. There is a single model.
Echorec 2 T5E Echorec 2 T5E, T6FA or T7E. In general, without a close picture, it’s impossible to tell one model from the others.
Echorec 2 T6FA Guild Echorec 2 T6FA. The T6FA for the American market has chicken-head knobs and some minor differences that can be told at some distance.
Echorec PE 603 T Echorec PE 603 series. At least one of the PE603 units has been identified in several different locations/dates as a TU.
Dark Side of the Moon Album related event (such as the first day of the first recording session or the album release day)

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.


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

Echorec

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.

BinsonPreMixerEchoPA602_309


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
                 216-704-0122
                 http://www.brunswickamplifier.com

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.
Chicago


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.


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