HANDBUILT IN ENGLAND
BBD-ECHO Analogue Delay is a 1970's sounding echo unit utilizing BBD
(Bucket-Brigade Device) discrete-time analogue delay line technology,
providing up to 600ms of delay. Less
hard work than tape delays and with a sound all its own, this vintage
effect quickly became a classic. The RoXdon BBD-ECHO has been designed to
be used in the recording studio to interface with preamps, mixers and
other units operating at line level. It also features a Modulation section
for Tape Echo emulation.
Tape based delay units were often unstable and unreliable, so by the start of the 1970's, the BBD circuit was a viable alternative. Developed by Philips Research Laboratories, the BBD shuttles a stored analogue signal through a consecutive series of capacitors - like old fashioned Fire Brigade buckets, hence the name.
Signals passed through the BBD circuit were subject to misidentification of the signal frequency, introducing distortion or error (aliasing) which gave the effect its distinct sound character sought by many musicians.
The RoXdon BBD-ECHO features a steel 2U 19" rack mounted enclosure manufactured with vintage black hammered finish front and rear panels, retro style knobs, dials, on/off switch and power-on lamp . The rear panel has a 9 volt DC socket for connection of the external power adapter (supplied) and 1/4" line input and output jack sockets for connection to a sound mixer or line level source.
control (Mix between wet & dry)
* Input level control + signal LED
* Delay control (up to 600ms)
* Repeat control
* Modulation section with speed & depth control + speed LED
* Output gain control
* 9V DC (International power adapter included, 100-240VAC)
* 1/4 inch line level input and output jack sockets
* 2U 19" rack mounting, 150mm depth.
ROXDON STUDIO EQUIPMENT
ASSEMBLED, QUALITY ASSURED AND TESTED IN LONDON, ENGLAND.