EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb
EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb
EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb
EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb
EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb

EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb

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EF-X3 Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo with BBD Analog Chorus & Spring Reverb

The EF-X3 With Tolex Enclosure Chorus Echo is the latest offering in Echo Fix’s line of tape delays. Built in Australia, to the highest quality, the EF-X3 includes many of our most requested features and builds on the momentum and trust gained after 3 years of making the EF-X2.

100% Analog
Now with an Analog BBD Chorus & Analog Spring Reverb, the EF-X3 boasts a 100% analog signal path.

Individual Playback Head Outputs for stereo effect from mono source
Individual outputs for each playback head offer flexibility never seen before in a tape echo, with the ability to achieve a classic Stereo Ping-Pong delay effect from a mono source by panning each playback head externally via a mixer or DAW.

Unmatched Reliability
On top of this, we’ve implemented a new auto tape stop circuit to extend tape life.

Same Team, Same Peace of Mind
For nearly 15 years, we’ve been keeping tape echos alive. Now that we make our own, our standards are higher than ever. Rest assured that your machine will be the most capable, reliable tape echo on the market, supported by a team with some of the best customer service in the industry.

It’s Alive
If you’ve been in a room with one of our units, you’ll know what we mean by this. Used as an effect, they simply make everything sound better. But turn up the echo volume, dial in some feedback and watch as our unit self-oscillates into life and becomes an instrument more than an effect. The EF-X3 will change the way you make music. 

Key Features
  • Direct playback head outputs allowing for external panning for stereo ping pong delays from a mono source
  • Analog BBD Chorus with rate and depth controls
  • Analog Spring Reverb
  • Independent SOS switching for longer delay time (1.2 seconds)
  • Direct WET output at rear for Reverb/Chorus
  • Balanced Input and Output at rear
  • Auto tape stop when no audio signal present to extend tape and motor life (There is a switch at the rear to disable this feature).
  • CV Control for Motor Speed and Feedback level (0-5v) via compatible Expression Pedals
  • Bass and Treble Controls (Echo Signal)
  • Vintage Guitar/Line FET Preamp (Front Panel)
  • High/Low Output level switch (Front Panel Output)
  • Four echo playback heads (including SOS head)
  • Motor ON/OFF Switch for tape slow down effect
  • Mute the reverb, echo and chorus signal via remote foot switches
  • Comes with a worldwide-compatible, 100 - 240v power supply (no step-down or other transformers required)
  • 2 Years Warranty for all pre-sale purchases with peace of mind that this is made by a company that has been operating for nearly 15 years specialising in tape echo repair and spare parts
  • Removable Tinted Acrylic Lid
  • High quality scratch resistant front panel
  • 2 Tape loops supplied with each unit
  • Two front Panel colour options - Silver or Black
  • Wood Sides

 

Head Mode Settings

 

Mode 1 - Head 1

Mode 2 - Head 2

Mode 3 - Head 3

Mode 4 - Head 1 + 2

Mode 5 - Head 2 + 3

Mode 6 - Head 1 + 3

Mode 7 - Head 1 + 2 + 3

Sound On Sound is another head that can be switched on over the top of all the head mode settings or you can use the SOS head independently.

Tape Speed - 4 IPS to 15 IPS



Please Note: These items are shipped from Australia and Import duties / fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Make sure that you are familiar with your country's customs, taxes and importing laws.

 









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Reviewed by Moritz G., from Germany
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Amazing piece of tech!

Just perfect. Amazing build quality, top notch customer support. And the sound: words cannot describe how great it sounds! Thank you Echofix!

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Super lush

I've had the EF-X3 for a few months and I've been busy mixing a project so I've had the chance to run this on a variety of material, sometimes replacing various plugin delays/reverbs from earlier mixes. The EF-X3 delay sounds incredibly lush. The over vibe of the unit is smooth, velvety and pretty dense. Somehow even when cranking the feedback on it, it still has a gentle character to it. This is my first real tape delay, so I can't compare it to vintage units but I have used a number of high quality tape delay emulations for a while. Amazingly, the EF-X3 with its multiple output taps can do things that most of those plugins cant (or wont)- allow panning of the delays across the stereo field. Additionally, I've found that adjusting the speed controls causes this pitch shift that has a smoothness I haven't heard in any emulation.

The chorus effect in the unit is pretty interesting, it has an organic, almost vocal-like formant quality to it. When I increase the depth on it you can get these vibrato effects that almost feel expressive. The spring reverb is a nice to have. You can get those dubby effects quite easily by running individual drum parts through it. For leads, pads etc it can be quite dense when mixed with the delays so its worth experimenting with to get the right balance.

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I love it!

The digits work for adding to my recordings but it always feels like I am trying to enhance what I have already recorded.

With the EF-X3 I am capturing the sound at the source as part of the recording. No need to add digits because the sound is so good.

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Awesome!

The EF- X3 is not only beautifully built but the sound is incredible. I am very pleased with the unit and proud to be an owner.

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