Cicognani ECHOLTD 2°, 25th Limited Edition

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A Bit of Echo LTD History

The original Echosex 2° LTD was designed by Cicognani engineering and built as a limited edition numbered in 500 pieces to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. He has been awarded by many magazines in the sector and appreciated by musicians and recording studios. In its simplicity, sound and particular design. (the real strengths).

Echo LTD with its "halos" has inspired new pages of music. The creativity that emanates has made him unique and much loved. The production was made in Italy with the careful supervision of the "guru" Guglielmo. For a production error there are two N ° 001 because the 000 production sample was wrong in the numbering. (obviously I have it) The electronic components are of the highest quality combined with jacks, and switches produced in Italy by ST PROFESSIONAL.

The chosen factory valve is the Shuguang 12AX7B. Being used in the preamplifier gains, each valve was tested for balancing triodes and microphonicity. The varnishes were made by artisans with a bicomponent technique and silicon-shredding effect.


ECHOLTD 2°, 25th Limited Edition

ECHOLTD 2° maintains the same technical characteristics as the old model; slightly increase the size so as to accommodate the two delay time controls, the magic eye, the wet-out and the buttons that select the tone filter; the trail; the input and output gain. We have put all our attentions into evolving a better and more comfortable design.

The “Echo1” time ranges from 75 to 420mS while “Echo 2” from 75 to 580mS. The “Tone control” works in the same way as the previous version, offering the additional possibility of selecting two different filters. These filters modify the "halo" scene allowing you to sculpt the desired sound better. Now with the gain buttons on the main panel it is easier and more immediate to reduce or increase the levels of the input and output.

The preamps are composed by the two triodes of the 12Ax7 valve and buffered directly with mos-fet, so as to preserve all the purity of the sound. The polarized valve in this way inserts a very musical natural compression that makes LTD unique. The bypass circuit in addition to performing its priority function, resets the feedback in an analog way so as to allow a new re-use with matching halos.

The “magic eye”, displays the input signal. (Always On) This is pre-calibrated by the factory in order to understand the progress of the signal and when it is advisable to reduce the gain level of the input using the dedicated 0 / -10db button. ECHOLTD 2° it can be connected between instrument and amplifier, in the effects loop and in the recording devices.


Technical Details:

  • POWER IN 9 to 12VDC (NEGATIVE TIP)
  • CONSUMPTION FROM 350 TO MAX 500mA
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE < 1M OHM
  • INPUT SENSIVITY 0,6 Vpp
  • MAX OUTPUT IMPEDANCE < 100K OHM
  • WET OUT IMPEDANCE < 47K OHM
  • LINEARITY RESPONSE 15Hz TO 60Khz @ 1db
  • S/N RATIO PREAMP < 89db
  • S/N RATIO HEADS - 90dbV PT2399
  • EFFECT MIX LEVEL MAX 50%
  • WET OUT MIX LEVEL 100% WET ECHO DELAY 75 TO 580mS
  • VARISPEED MAX TIME + 100% MAX (592mS)
  • TONE CONTROL ROLL OFF @ 6db/oct
  • TONE FREQUENCY 1Khz and 1,8Khz switchable
  • INPUT LEVEL 0db - full to the max SWITCHING DPDT switch
  • TUBE TYPE 12AX7B/ECCE
  • INT. WORKING VOLTAGE MAX 12VDC ESTIMATED TUBE LIFE UP TO 3000 HOURS
  • WxLxH 220mm. (8,6”) x 130mm. (5,1”) x 50MM. (1,96”)
  • WEIGHT 0,7Kg. (1,5 lbs)


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