The CostaLab Echolab is a classical style delay producing an echo that is so far away from the modern delay sound too cold and accurate. The EchoLab is characterized by a warm tone, intentionally getting darker in the repetitions that, in their succession, giving an exceptional depth, very close to the effect produced by the old tape echo that you can hear in such Lps we are most attached to. It is just thanks to this great depth that the Echolab allows, by a seasonably adjusting, replace the use of reverb, like the guitar tradition of '70s has taught us.
On the other hand, the direct sound is straight, present and respectful of your instrument tone while maintaining an excellent attack and an energetic "punch" without rings. The EcoLab has two controls for setting the delay time. This allows you to manage two different situations, selectable by the proper footswitch D. Time Select. A two-color LED (red - green) warns of one or the other mode. Repeat and Mix controls are common to the two delay time settings. The Echolab is capable of producing delays of about 750 ms in the red mode, and very short slapback perfectly intelligible at the green modality. Built with the greatest care and selection of the best components, its circuit has an excellent noiseless. The Costalab Echolab is equipped with a mechanical "true bypass" switching system and with an anti-pop filter too.
The unit is powered by 9 DC volts and is connected by the classic DC 2.1 mm plug with negative pole-center. The current draw is less than 50 mA. Due to the size of the printed circuit board and wiring dimensions, the EchoLab was not equipped with the chance of battery operation. The unit is 120x95x34mm not counting knobs and the jacks. The Costalab EchoLab is entirely hand made in all its parts: the circuit is manually assembled, wired and tested one by one, the die cast aluminum box is hand pierced. When ready, each single model is 24 hours continuously tested in order to identify any defect.