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Boss RE-2 Space Echo

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The Authentic Space Echo Experience in a Compact Pedal
Introduced in 1974 and produced for over 14 years, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo stands among the most legendary and sought-after effect units in music history. Known for its distinctive rhythmic echo sounds, warm character, and highly playable sonic quirks, this tape-based classic continues to inspire musicians, producers, and audio mixers over four decades on.

With the RE-2, the authentic sound and behaviour of the Space Echo is now available in the famous BOSS compact series for the first time. Backed by intensive R&D and our latest innovations, the RE-2 delivers the coveted magic of the RE-201 in a pedalboard-friendly footprint—realised in flawless detail by the company that designed the original.

FEATURES

  • Authentic sound and behaviour of the legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo in a BOSS compact pedal
  • Classic multi-head tape echo sound with expanded delay time
  • Original three-head configuration and 11 different sound combinations
  • Vintage RE-201 spring reverb sound with modern stereo operation
  • Wow & Flutter control for introducing varying levels of natural tape modulation
  • Twist effect with footswitch control
  • Select between the unprocessed analog dry signal or the modelled sound of the original Space Echo preamp
  • Tap tempo and carryover functions
  • True stereo input and output
  • Expandable control via external footswitches or an expression pedal
  • BOSS five-year warranty

RE-201 Space Echo: Simply Legendary
When tape-based echoes were standard in the music world, the RE-201 was a leader in its class. Equipped with three evenly spaced tape heads and a spring reverb tank, it could produce everything from clean, single delays to dense, rhythmic echoes and ambient washes. The RE-201’s appealing sound was influenced by many factors, from the warm compression of magnetic tape saturation to the evolving modulation produced by motor speed fluctuations, friction, and other elements. Last but not least, analog preamp circuitry was a key ingredient in the Space Echo’s rich sonic recipe.

A Masterpiece Reborn
In developing the RE-2 and its big brother, the RE-202, BOSS engineers have fully reproduced all the complex, non-linear behaviours that contribute to the RE-201’s immortal character. We carefully analysed several vintage RE-201s, including a pristine original unit from the BOSS and Roland factory archive. Everything that influences the sound has been recreated with all-new algorithms, including the tape path, record/playback mechanism, motor variations, preamp coloration, spring reverb character, and more.

Journey to Deep Space
The RE-2 squeezes the complete sonic character of the RE-201 into the classic BOSS compact pedal format. The 11-position mode selector lets you dial in different virtual tape heads with or without spring reverb, and you can balance the echo/reverb blend with independent level knobs. Every behaviour is accurately replicated, such as the gradual pitch change that occurs with Repeat Rate tweaks and the runaway feedback that happens when maxing the Intensity knob. And with the expressive Wow & Flutter control, you can conjure all the natural modulation characteristics that are essential to the Space Echo sound.

Built for Modern Players
The RE-2 takes the Space Echo experience further with versatile features for today’s music. Delay time has been doubled and tap tempo control is supported, and there’s a cool Twist function for creating evocative special effects as you perform. For the dry sound, you can choose between the warm and fat RE-201 preamp tone or a clean signal with zero processing. Full stereo I/O is available, and it’s possible to mute the dry signal for parallel effect setups and studio use. The RE-2 also supports expanded control via external footswitches or an expression pedal, including continuous pedal control of multiple panel functions at once.

 

 

– Modes
11 modes

– Nominal Input Level
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: -20 dBu

– Maximum Input Level
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: +7 dBu

– Input Impedance
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: 1 M ohm

– Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: -20 dBu

– Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: +7 dBu

– Output Impedance
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: 1 k ohm

– Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: 10 k ohms or greater

– Bypass
Buffered bypass

-Controls
MODE knob
REPEAT RATE knob
WOW & FLUTTER knob
INTENSITY knob
TONE knob
ECHO knob
REVERB knob
CARRYOVER switch
Pedal switch

-Indicator
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)

– Connectors
INPUT A(MONO) jack, INTPUT B jack, OUTPUT A(MONO) jack, OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jack

-Power Supply
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

-Current Draw
75 mA

-Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours

-Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches

-Weight (including battery)
450 g
1 lb

– Accessories
Owner’s manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Dry battery (9 V, 6LR61)

– Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description
The Authentic Space Echo Experience in a Compact Pedal Introduced in 1974 and produced for over 14 years, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo stands among the most legendary and sought-after effect units in music history. Known for its distinctive rhythmic echo sounds, warm character, and highly playable sonic quirks, this tape-based classic continues to inspire musicians, producers, and audio mixers over four decades on. With the RE-2, the authentic sound and behaviour of the Space Echo is now available in the famous BOSS compact series for the first time. Backed by intensive R&D and our latest innovations, the RE-2 delivers the coveted magic of the RE-201 in a pedalboard-friendly footprint—realised in flawless detail by the company that designed the original. FEATURES
  • Authentic sound and behaviour of the legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo in a BOSS compact pedal
  • Classic multi-head tape echo sound with expanded delay time
  • Original three-head configuration and 11 different sound combinations
  • Vintage RE-201 spring reverb sound with modern stereo operation
  • Wow & Flutter control for introducing varying levels of natural tape modulation
  • Twist effect with footswitch control
  • Select between the unprocessed analog dry signal or the modelled sound of the original Space Echo preamp
  • Tap tempo and carryover functions
  • True stereo input and output
  • Expandable control via external footswitches or an expression pedal
  • BOSS five-year warranty
RE-201 Space Echo: Simply Legendary When tape-based echoes were standard in the music world, the RE-201 was a leader in its class. Equipped with three evenly spaced tape heads and a spring reverb tank, it could produce everything from clean, single delays to dense, rhythmic echoes and ambient washes. The RE-201’s appealing sound was influenced by many factors, from the warm compression of magnetic tape saturation to the evolving modulation produced by motor speed fluctuations, friction, and other elements. Last but not least, analog preamp circuitry was a key ingredient in the Space Echo’s rich sonic recipe. A Masterpiece Reborn In developing the RE-2 and its big brother, the RE-202, BOSS engineers have fully reproduced all the complex, non-linear behaviours that contribute to the RE-201’s immortal character. We carefully analysed several vintage RE-201s, including a pristine original unit from the BOSS and Roland factory archive. Everything that influences the sound has been recreated with all-new algorithms, including the tape path, record/playback mechanism, motor variations, preamp coloration, spring reverb character, and more. Journey to Deep Space The RE-2 squeezes the complete sonic character of the RE-201 into the classic BOSS compact pedal format. The 11-position mode selector lets you dial in different virtual tape heads with or without spring reverb, and you can balance the echo/reverb blend with independent level knobs. Every behaviour is accurately replicated, such as the gradual pitch change that occurs with Repeat Rate tweaks and the runaway feedback that happens when maxing the Intensity knob. And with the expressive Wow & Flutter control, you can conjure all the natural modulation characteristics that are essential to the Space Echo sound. Built for Modern Players The RE-2 takes the Space Echo experience further with versatile features for today’s music. Delay time has been doubled and tap tempo control is supported, and there’s a cool Twist function for creating evocative special effects as you perform. For the dry sound, you can choose between the warm and fat RE-201 preamp tone or a clean signal with zero processing. Full stereo I/O is available, and it’s possible to mute the dry signal for parallel effect setups and studio use. The RE-2 also supports expanded control via external footswitches or an expression pedal, including continuous pedal control of multiple panel functions at once.  
 
Specifications

– Modes
11 modes

– Nominal Input Level
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: -20 dBu

– Maximum Input Level
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: +7 dBu

– Input Impedance
INPUT A(MONO), INPUT B: 1 M ohm

– Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: -20 dBu

– Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: +7 dBu

– Output Impedance
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: 1 k ohm

– Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT A(MONO), OUTPUT B: 10 k ohms or greater

– Bypass
Buffered bypass

-Controls
MODE knob
REPEAT RATE knob
WOW & FLUTTER knob
INTENSITY knob
TONE knob
ECHO knob
REVERB knob
CARRYOVER switch
Pedal switch

-Indicator
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)

– Connectors
INPUT A(MONO) jack, INTPUT B jack, OUTPUT A(MONO) jack, OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jack

-Power Supply
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

-Current Draw
75 mA

-Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours

-Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches

-Weight (including battery)
450 g
1 lb

– Accessories
Owner’s manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Dry battery (9 V, 6LR61)

– Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5

Warranty

This product is covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

BOSS RE-2 Space Echo | Authentic Space Echo in a Compact Pedal