Neunaber Echelon Echo V2 Guitar Effects Pedal
A Warm, Musical Echo with Tap Tempo that’s Easy-to-Use
You want a warm, studio-quality echo pedal that’s simple and easy enough to adjust on the fly. You also want the option for something that’s more lo-fi sounding. Oh yeah, and you want tap tempo, but you don’t want to take up a lot of space on your pedalboard. Is this too much to ask? Not for the Echelon Echo v2.
- Simple 3-knob layout makes it easy to quickly dial in the exact sound you’re looking for. You’ll spend less time twiddling knobs and more time actually playing.
Two effects in 1 pedal:
- Hi-Fi Tape Echo (from the Echelon v1) simulates the high-frequency saturation of a magnetic tape and is gently modulated for added richness and color.
- New Lo-Fi Delay simulates the reduced bit depth of a vintage digital delay. Turn up the Repeats to create an oddly-satisfying pad of beautiful degradation.
- Switch to tap tempo mode with a long press of the footswitch. Then simply tap the desired tempo using that same footswitch. In tap tempo mode, the time knob functions as a tap divide to choose one of four rhythmic subdivisions. This one switch design is compact and easy to use.
- Cross-fading time change lets you seamlessly change time/tempo on the fly. No more zipper noise or echo drop out.
- Adjustable delay time from 50 to 1000 ms, whether you want a quick slapback, cavernous echo, or anything in between.
Full Mix knob adjustment from 0% to 100% wet. Add subtle tails to your playing or crank the mix to replace your signal with cascading layers of repeated sounds.
- Analog dry signal for low noise and zero latency. Maintain the integrity of your source tone
- Small footprint with top jacks, the Echelon Echo is pedalboard-friendly. You can easily fit the Echelon in any setup, no matter how tight.
- Selectable trails allows you to choose whether the effect naturally trails or cuts off abruptly after the effect is bypassed.
- Mono input & output makes setup quick and simple. Easy access to inputs and outputs makes this pedal perfect for on-the-go use.
- Powered from a standard 9V pedal power supply (not included), the Echelon Echo draws less than 100 mA and can be powered by your existing pedalboard’s power supply. No need to run a separate power adapter or free up a power port for a hungry, high-current device.
- Manufactured locally in Orange County, California USA. Family owned and operated, Neunaber Audio is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality audio effects on the market.
We recommend that this pedal be placed at the end of your chain, after all other effects except reverb. If you are using the overdrive channel of your amplifier, this effect should be placed in the effects loop for best results.
The power jack accepts a standard (5.5 mm OD x 2.1 mm ID) center-negative pedal power adapter (not included). The power adapter must be between 9 V and 12 V and capable of supplying 100 mA or more.
The input jack (top right) accepts input directly from your instrument, amplifier effects loop output, or other effect pedals via a standard 1/4” (6.35 mm) phone connector.
The output jack (top left) supplies output to another effect pedal, an amplifier, or effects loop return via a standard 1/4” (6.35 mm) phone connector. The buffered output is capable of driving long cables. If plugging into the input of an amp, you should use the low impedance (Lo-Z) input if available.
The Engage switch selects between engaged and bypassed. The LED lights when the effect is active. Bypassing the effect does not lower power consumption, because it does not turn off power to the pedal.
Press and hold the footswitch for 1 second to enter and exit Tap Tempo mode. Release when the LED illuminates red.
While in Tap Tempo mode, you may engage/bypass by pressing the footswitch once and waiting 1 second.
The Mix knob controls the mix between the dry signal and effect:
- Full counter-clockwise is 100% dry
- Full clockwise is 100% echo
- Approximately 3 o’clock is an even mix: half dry/half wet
The Repeats knob controls the number of echo repeats, or in other words, the amount of regeneration.
The Time knob controls the echo time. The maximum time is 1 second, and the minimum is 50 ms. The white marks around the time knob indicate 100 ms increments.
These controls are accessed by holding down the Engage footswitch while turning the knob.
The Effect control switches between a Hi-fi Tape Echo and Lo-fi Delay.
|Effect||LED color||Knob direction|
|Hi-fi Tape Echo||yellow||counter-clockwise|
The bypassed signal may be selected to have trails or not. When Trails is on, the effect signal trails off naturally after the pedal is bypassed. When off, the effect cuts off immediately when the pedal is bypassed.
The LED will momentarily change color to indicate which bypass mode is selected.
|Bypass mode||LED color||Knob direction|
Press and hold the footswitch for 1 second to enter Tap Mode. Release when the LED illuminates red.
Tap the foot switch to the beat (quarter-note tempo). The echo time will change to the interval between the last two taps. The two taps must be less than 1 second apart (greater than 60 BPM), because the maximum echo time is 1 second.
The LED blinks to reflect the tempo.
You may set the tap tempo at any time while in Tap Mode, whether the pedal is active or bypassed.
To exit Tap Mode, press and hold the footswitch for 1 second. Release when the LED illuminates red.
Tap Divide (Tempo Subdivisions)
In Tap Mode, the right knob controls rhythmic subdivisions. The control snaps to the closest marker.
|Nominal input level||-10dBV, instrument level|
|Maximum input level||8 dBV|
|Input impedance||1 MΩ|
|Output impedance||1 kΩ|
|Level, enabled vs. bypass||0 dB|
|Frequency response, dry / bypassed||20 Hz - 30 kHz, +/-1 dB|
|Total harmonic distortion, dry / bypassed||0.01%|
|Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted
|Input||9 - 12 V DC, 100 mA|
|Connector||center-negative, 5.5 mm OD x 2.1 mm ID|
|Dimensions||115 mm L, 64 mm W, 46 mm H / 4.6" L, 2.6" W, 1.9" H|
|Weight||190 g / 6.7 oz|