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1970s Roland Space Echo RE-201 Vintage Analog Tape Delay 120v, Serviced


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Up for sale, a 1970s Roland RE-201 Space Echo analog tape delay. This vintage tape echo functions as intended and runs reliably, with power transformer taps for 120v USA power. Fully serviced, this Space Echo features a cleaned and lubricated pinch roller, tape heads, bearings, motor, capstan, and tape path. All pots, switches and jacks have been sprayed out, cleaned and exercised, with calibrated trim pots for Level and Intensity.

One of the most popular and enduring tape echos of all time, the RE-201 has been used on countless stages and in studios worldwide. Everything runs exactly as it should with a low noise floor and lush, detailed repeats.

All of the original hardware is intact, and the faceplate is extremely clean. All of the original knobs are present with aluminum skirts. The latches, hinges, and chassis exhibit a speckling of light surface patina. The writing on the diagram on the inside lid is in Japanese, as this Space Echo was originally marketed to the Japanese domestic audience, and the original accessories packet is still secured to the tape path plexi cover. This Space Echo is a studio-worthy, fully functional example.