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CTE Custom Tape Echo

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Tired of sterile digital delay units?

Go back to the classic solution--tape. Thanks to Hiwatt the warm, natural sounds of tape echo are available again, even onstage! The past problems of reliability have been solved by a lengthy research and design process that involved consultations with a lot of pro L.A.-area musicians. Up to 1,500 ms of delay and high-quality tape echo sound. Footswitchable transposable pitch/speed and on/off or hold functions make performance a breeze. Rackmountable for convenience and protection.


  • 1,500 ms delay
  • High quality tape echo sound
  • Low noise
  • Footswitchable transposable pitch/speed
  • Footswitchable on/off or hold
  • Compact and light weight
  • Free-running tape system
  • Continuous/Auto-Stop
  • No ICs used in signal path
  • Rackmountable

CTE Custom Tape Echo Specifications:

  • Input: 1/4"/1 front, 1 rear
  • Input level: -50dB or ”10dB
  • Output: 1/4" (1 x -40dB, 1 x ”10dB)
  • Footswitch: 1/4" phone jack, 1 for latch switch (Echo On/Off, Record
  • On/Off)
  • Pedal: 1/4" TRS, use volume pedal with 10K Ohm potentiometer
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  • Controls: Input volume, Echo volume, Repeat control, Delay time control, Echo mode switch, Footswitch mode change switch, Power switch, Auto stop switch, Direct mix switch.
  • Delay time: 1500 milliseconds
  • Heads: erase, record, short echo playback, long echo playback
  • Motor: D.C. servo motor
  • Power: DC15 VAC 100V-120V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 6mA
  • Dimensions: 10-1/4"W x 1-3/4"H x 7-3/16"D
  • Weight: 4 lbs. (w/out power adapter)
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