|Ace Electronics, the company behind the Ace Tone brand, was founded in the sixties by Ikutaro Kakehashi, the same man who founded the Roland corporation in the early seventies. Ace Tone products are often early versions Roland products.|
Ace Tone only released a small amount of tape delays while they were active, the EC-10 and EC-20 being the ones I’m aware of. The EC-10 can be found in Ace Tone’s 1972 catalog, but not the EC-20, which implies that the latter was probably released a bit later, in the mid-seventies, a few years before Ace Tone folded.
The EC-20 is the smaller of the two, but is very interesting in its own right, and is still packed with features. The EC-20, just like the EC-10, uses a short tension loop, but while the latter uses a standard “pinch roller/capstan” combination to drive the tape, the former doesn’t have a capstan, the pinch roller being connected directly to the motor. It has four playback heads, a great amount of inputs and outputs, variable speed and a limited tone control in the form of a treble on/off switch. In doesn’t have a VU meter, but an overload indicator light is on the front panel, allowing some visual feedback on input signal strength. There’s also an input voltage selector at the back, which makes the unit perfectly suitable for any part of the globe.
Item is in good working condition. Also the outlook what has only some little marks of use.
PS. Item is coming without the right type of tape loop.
Location Tallinn. Pick up or I can arrange secured shipping.
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Hinta: 600 €