T-Rex Binson Echorec… WHAT?!

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    moore_for_less Supporting Member

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    Just spotted this on IG.

    And their website shows a teaser pic of what I assume is the magnetic drum with a record head and four playback heads plus the last which I believe is the erase head if I understand the Echorec functionality correctly. Possibly a volume/swell knob for each playback head! Can't tell for sure though.

    Did not see this coming, but I am beyond excited. Any thoughts? I'll be following the reveal of this at NAMM for sure!
     
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    I hope they are talking about the real thing...
     
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    Well, they sort of screwed it on the Replicator. I won't get too excited over their Echorec until I play it.
     
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    Yes, the Replicator is very lofi and not in a good way in my opinion.
     
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    When I checked their website to see the teaser photo of the Echorec, I saw a banner about their updated/redesigned tape cartridges that supposedly provide better performance. Could the old tape cartridges have been the problem many were having with the Replicator, the repeats sound chorused even without the chorus knob engaged?

    What made it sound lofi to you?

    Genuinely curious here, I was always intrigued by the Replicator and if I had the cash I'm sure I would've purchased one despite the negative reviews popping up here and there. The Echorec (I assume) will likely intrigue me all the more, but I'm sure only so many will be able to lay down the funds for such a likely expensive unit.
     
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    I think their problems with the Replicator might just as well provide them with the learning curve to make it good this time.
    Anyway I highly appreciate the fact that T-Rex continue working on such units!
     
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    I'm interested to see if they learned any lessons from the Replicator, putting the Binson name on there is a big matzo ball.
     
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    I didn't spot a tap tempo switch in the pics yet either, wonder if they've found a way to incorporate that modern feature since they did with the Replicator. Hoping so!
     
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    Very interesting indeed.
     
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    How does that work? Is it not trademarked or something?
     
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    Big shoes to fill when their last venture into the tape echo realm was a slight dud.
     
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    T.Rex bought the trademark in 2015. If a previous trademark owner lets it expire without renewing, it becomes available to whomever wants it. Similar to when Fryette didn't renew his VHT trademark several years ago and then lost it to someone else.
     
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    Interesting. Catalinbread owns the Echorec trademark. I wonder how much they make from each unit.
     
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    highly interested
     
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    I just spotted that the volume knob is actually two knobs, the inner knob is the echo volume and the outer knob controls swell.
     
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    This could be so cool. My experience with the Replicator wasn't good. Hoping this could be better b/c a a Binson is most definitely a holy grail piece of gear for me I've always wanted.
     

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