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Re: the plex

No, the original tape-based Echoplex is an entirely different creature from
the EDP.  I believe the original Echoplex dates to the early 60's and
featured an extremely long (approx. 2-3 minutes?) tape loop, with 2 tape
heads (1 moveable to increase delay time).  There were 2 standard modes:  
sound on sound wherein you would record material onto the tape loop, then
play over it, and 2) delay - where you could set the delay time by means of
the moveable tape head.  This delay time was probably about 2 seconds
maximum, but could be drastically tweaked by spooling the tape around a
mike-stand, chair-leg, etc. placed far away from the unit.  A good tool for
the time, but nowhere near the capabilities of the EDP.

I've used both the tape echoplex and the EDP, and if the asking price for
the tape echoplex is US $750.00, I would definitely recommend saving the
money towards the much more versatile EPD.  I'm sure all other users will

James Pokorny

-----Original Message-----
From: John Hunter <lotusart@cstone.net>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: the plex

>Folks, please forgive my ignorance, but I've looked around and can't
>find any info on this tube component of the Echoplex. And the tape
>thing....? Is this the EDP we're talking about ?
>Mea Culpa,