Binson Echorec Memory System | Effectrode

by Phil Taylor. When Binson Echorec echo units were first introduced in the late 1950′s, effects technology was limited to studio effects, tape delays, plate and room reverbs and tube compression. The advantages of the Echorec over other proprietary echo machines of the day were sound quality (wide frequency...

Echorec 3° Delay | Effectrode

The photograph above is of the first prototype Effectrode Echorec 3° echo-delay machine that we began developing many years ago. The unit is based on a restored and modified Binson memory system. We were gearing up to build several of these machines however costs of Binson parts spiralled upwards as supplies...

Binson Echorec Schematic | Effectrode

by Phil Taylor. The 'Echorec' echo-delay is a superb example of 1950s of engineering! In their quest for perfection Binson got many important aspects of the design right, maintaining a balance between simplicity and adding genuinely useful features to their iconic echo machine. The engineers developed their own unique...

Binson Echorec Head Adjustment | Effectrode

Again, this is no exaggeration, Binson, UK were charging £700-00 for refurbishing the memory system, that's the heads and drum fixed on the mounting plate, back in 2009. Adverse head wear is myriadly reduced in a tape machine because the magnetic plastic tape is so soft and fragile in comparison to the metal heads,...

The Binson Echorec Chassis | Effectrode

The pictures below are of Echorec chassis metalwork that had the paint removed as part of a full Echorec restoration for a customer. The Echorec chassis is made up of 11 different pieces of mild steel metalwork. The metalwork was carefully stripped using solvents to remove the original paint which someeone had had the...

The Dream Machine: the Echorec 3° | Effectrode

Wow and flutter has nothing to do with the Binson sound any more than mushy sounding delay repeats do, which is another artifact of a poorly maintained machine. A new Echorec, where the memory system has been properly set up in the factory has a very good frequency response. For me, poor high frequency response...

Binson Echorec B2 and Export Head Specifications | Effectrode

The record and playback heads on the Binson Echorec 'B2′ (and 'Export') models are physically the same however their impedances are different with the D.C. resistance of the record head being around 400Ω and the playback head being around 600Ω. Binson heads were manufactured by Photovox Technology S.R.L....

T7E Echorec Overhaul | Effectrode

Rewired, serviced and cleaned – My restored Binson Echorec – Model T7E Serial No: 5594 ... The memory system (magnetic drum, head and idler wheel on the mounting plate) was removed by unsoldering the wires connecting the heads and then undoing the four securing nuts on each corner of the mounting plate.

Binson Echorec Pages - Effectrode

Comprehensive and accurate Binson Echorec service information – the definitive reference for Echorec owners.

Got Oil? Properties of Echorec Oil | Effectrode

The aim of this article is to investigate the physical properties of Binson oil and suggest an appropriate alternative. It seems reasonable to question why lubrication is so critical – it's not as if there are huge forces at play in the Echorec memory system – the heads touch the drum lightly with only the merest light pressure, the...

Binson Echorec Special Evo - Spheremusic - Bargain or auction detail

Nov 6, 2012 ... ... quote from the effectrode site and also a link to youtube of my actual machine. (mine doesnt go up to 800milliseconds - I would say more like 600ms) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ADZ_KLYs8 'Finally, if you want the best of the best, it worth checking out the Special Binson Echorec memory system...

David Gilmour in a Box | - Gilmourish.Com

The Binson Echorec's unique tone played an important role in shaping not only David Gilmour's guitar tones but also the Pink Floyd sound between 1967-1977. ...... tc electronics mini tune > dunlop wah > effectrode PC 2a compressor > mojo hand fx phaser > drybell vibe machine > vick audio 73 ram > buffalo patriot...

Gurus Echosex 2 Delay | Reverb

Featuring 12 different echo types, internal dip switches for selecting input gain, and an enormous spread of 60 to 660ms of delay time, the Gurus Echosex 2 Delay is an archive's worth of vintage tape tones all in one box. Designed as the spiritual heir to the classic Binson Echorec, perhaps the most famous tape echo, the...

Binson Echorec Manual | Effectrode

The illustration – Fig. 1 – shows the method of driving the Memory Disc. For perfect operation all parts must be perfectly clean and free from grease. A little grease remover on a soft rag used as illustrated is sufficient to ensure the driving wheels do not slip. Any tendancy for slip between the motor pulley and idler wheel of...

Recording the Echorec | Effectrode

by Phil Taylor Binson microphone. Capturing a good recording of an Echorec drum delay unit can be a challenging task as the they exhibit a relatively poor signal to noise ratio in comparison to modern digital delay units. The noise floor is raised by several factors, including: hiss (white/pink noise) from the bias oscillator...

Echorec Export Trimpot Adjustment | Effectrode

The Binson Echorec 'Export' models had fewer tubes and trimpots inside them. Nevertheless they are still capable of creating lush echo delay sounds and will self-oscillate, a very import 'flaw' in a delay machine. Binson Echorec trimpots. Mix – anti-clockwise increases 'dry' signal. Clockwise is 'wet' (delayed) signal; Tone...

History of the Binson Amplifier HiFi Company - Effectrode

The key to the success of the Binson Echorec was a “memory disc” a piece of precision engineering which was more durable and stable then the magnetic tape .... They had the expertise to rebuild and restore the Echorec memory system, cleaning and replating old and corroded parts, refacing the heads and drum so it was...

Binson Echorec Parts Suppliers | Effectrode

Servicing and Rebuild Expertise. Here are the contact details for techncial gurus who know how to service, repair, modify and undertake full-rebuilds Binson Echorecs: Franco Avona (he worked at the Binson factory from the end of the fifties to the end of the sixties and than he went on his own with his shop in Milan, still...

Geloso to ¼” Jack Socket Mod | Effectrode

In this short article I explain how to fit ¼” mono (TS) jack sockets on a T7E Echorec. Many of the earlier Echorec models, including the T7E, T5E, B2 and “Baby” were fitted with 3-pin input/output sockets made by the “Geloso” company, an Italian audio electronic equipment and components manufacturer. I have to say right...

Inside The Binson Factory | Effectrode

External and internal photographs of the Binson factory near Milan, Italy. Thanks to Marcello Patruno (designer and builder of the Binson 'Special' Echorec) for pointing me in the right direction so that I was able to find images of the outside of the factory by seaching Google Maps. Images of the inside of the factory originally...

The story of Dr. Bini and the Binson Echorec | Audio Hertz

Sep 28, 2017 ... The Effectrode pedal company has more in depth articles about the Echorec but I've decided to summarize some of the information I've found there ... Echorec utilized memory disc technology, which used a drum recorder instead of a tape loop; this allowed for a better overall frequency response and did not...

When you say Pink Floyd, you say Binson Echorec

Jan 8, 2018 ... The Binson Echorec is the famous tape delay from the 70's, which truly defined the sound of Pink Floyd and is still used today by many bands and artists. It's a unique ... The Motor The original Echorec memory system transports were all fitted with a powerful A.C. induction motor that rotates at fixed speed.

Binson Echorec Special Evo - Spheremusic - Bargain or auction detail

Nov 6, 2012 ... ... quote from the effectrode site and also a link to youtube of my actual machine. (mine doesnt go up to 800milliseconds - I would say more like 600ms) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ADZ_KLYs8 'Finally, if you want the best of the best, it worth checking out the Special Binson Echorec memory system...

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