As a long time tape echo junkie I’ve had plenty of time on a lot of different machines over the years. Last unit I owned was a RE501 which was great when it worked, but needed continual TLC. I’d no intention of ever buying a vintage unit again. Prices have gone crazy now anyway so I’d resigned myself to pedal emulations and plug-ins. To be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure on the EFX2, as it seemed to good to be true - and was pricey. But….
The EFX-2 reminds me so much of that Roland box, but is built better and the new signal paths and modern specs are exactly what I wanted. For me, the sound nails it perfectly- it’s exact yet organic at the same time. I can’t rate this any higher. Congrats on putting so much thought into the design and build of this, because it shows.