Boss RE-202 Space Echo
Introduced in 1974, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo stands among the most legendary and sought-after effect units ever produced. This tape-based classic remained in production for over 14 straight years, and its distinctive rhythmic echo sounds, warm character, and highly playable sonic quirks still inspire musicians, producers, and audio mixers over four decades on.
Backed by intensive R&D and our latest innovations, the RE-202 faithfully delivers the authentic sound and behavior of the Space Echo like never before. Built by the company that designed the original, this advanced pedal captures the RE-201’s magic in flawless detail, from the magnetic tape and motor properties to the vibrant spring reverb and colorful preamp circuit. And to take things even further, we’ve expanded the vintage Space Echo experience with lots of new features tuned for today’s music.
Tape echo was the first delay effect and one of the first effect processors available for electronic musicians. In contrast with today’s CPU-based digital units, a tape echo is a simple machine that uses a motor to pull magnetic tape across one or more record/playback heads. Warm, full, and dynamic, the tape echo sound is influenced by many factors. The ever-changing input level colors the sound with varying amounts of tape saturation and compression. In addition, motor speed fluctuations, friction, wow and flutter, and other elements introduce an appealing modulated character that’s subtle and continually evolving.
Sampling Frequency48 kHzAD Conversion24 bits + AF method
AF method (Adaptive Focus method) This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD converter.DA Conversion32 bitsProcessing32-bit floating pointModes12 modesMemory127 + ManualNominal Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, INPUT B: -10 dBuMaximum Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, INPUT B: +7 dBuInput ImpedanceINPUT A/MONO, INPUT B: 1 M ohmNominal Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, OUTPUT B: -10 dBuMaximum Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, OUTPUT B: +7 dBuOutput ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, OUTPUT B: 1 k ohmRecommended Load ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, OUTPUT B: 10 k ohms or greaterBypassBuffered bypassControlsON/OFF switch
WOW & FLUTTER knob
MODE SELECTOR knob
REVERB VOL knob
REPEAT RATE knob
ECHO VOL knob
TAPE buttonConnectorsINPUT A/MONO jack, INTPUT B jack, OUTPUT A/MONO jack, OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
DC IN jack
USB port: USB micro B-type (program update only)Power SupplyAC adaptorCurrent Draw140 mAAccessoriesAC adaptor
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Rubber footOptions (sold separately)Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
MIDI/TRS connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35, BMIDI-1-35, BMIDI-2-35, BCC-1-3535, BCC-2-3535SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth192 mm
7-9/16 inchesDepth133 mm
5-15/64 inchesHeight52 mm
2-3/64 inchesHeight (including rubber foot)53 mm
2-3/32 inchesWeight860 g
1 lb 15 oz* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms*The specifications are subject to change without notice.