Vintage King Echo Fix

We recently teamed up with our friends at Echo Fix to create a custom Vintage King Edition of the classic EF-X2 Tape Echo. The new EF-X3R Chorus Echo - Vintage King Edition ($2,800) introduces a number of highly-requested features, including a new BBD chorus and analog spring reverb. Read on to learn more about this limited edition tape echo! 

Echo Fix EF-X3R Chorus Echo - Vintage King Edition

Carefully constructed in Australia, the EF-X3R - Vintage King Edition is the latest offering in Echo Fix’s line of tape delays, building on the momentum of the popular ED-X2 Tape Echo. Equipped with an analog BBD chorus and spring reverb, the EF-X3R features a 100% analog signal path. 

Individual outputs for each head offer improved flexibility, making it easier than ever to achieve a classic Stereo Ping-Pong delay effect by panning each head externally. To top it all off, we’ve added a new auto tape stop circuit that automatically stops the tape when no signal is detected to help extend tape life. And when you finally do need to replace the tape, the whole unit slides out of the rack for easy access, just like a drawer.

In addition to standard controls for echo mode, speed and echo volume, the new EF-X3R introduced dials for chorus rate and chorus depth. Alongside familiar controls for bass, treble and feedback, you’ll also find a new VU meter featuring the VK logo.

The original tape echo has been a studio staple for decades and the EF-X2 has long been known to breathe new life into performances. Used as an effect, they simply make everything sound better. But turn up the echo volume, dial in some feedback and the Tape Echo becomes an instrument more than an effect. We hope the new EF-X3R will add even more creative tools to your studio workflow.


  • 3RU 19” Rack Mountable with sliding drawer system for easy tape replacement
  • Direct playback head outputs allow for external panning for stereo ping pong delays from a mono source
  • Analog BBD Chorus with rate and depth controls
  • Analog Spring Reverb
  • Independent SOS switching for longer delay times (1.2 seconds)
  • Direct WET output at rear for Reverb/Chorus
  • Balanced Input and Output at rear
  • Auto tape stop when no audio signal present to extend tape life
  • CV Control for Motor Speed and Feedback level (0-5v) via compatible Expression Pedals
  • Bass and Treble Controls (Echo Signal)
  • Vintage Guitar/Line FET Preamp (Front Panel)
  • High / Low Output level switch (Front Panel Output)
  • Four echo playback heads (including SOS head)
  • Motor ON/Switch for tape slow down effect
  • Mute the reverb, echo and chorus signal via remote foot switches
  • Comes with a worldwide-compatible, 100 - 240v power supply (no step-down or other transformers required)
Gerry LeonardIf you have questions about Echo Fix gear or want to purchase an EF-X3R, we're here to help! Please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.