Boss RE-2 Space Echo Delay Pedal

When it comes to pristine delay, the Space Echo is about as iconic as it gets. Boss is shrinking this classic, making those lush delays even more attainable!

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 behavior of the Space Echo is now available in the famous BOSS compact series for the first time. Backed by intensive R&D and modern innovations, the RE-2 delivers the coveted magic of the RE-201 in a pedalboard-friendly footprint realized in flawless detail by the company that designed the original.

Check out what the RE-2 Space Echo can do in this Boss demo:

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 read more the complex, non-linear behaviors that contribute to the RE-201's immortal character. Boss carefully analyzed 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 proprietary 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 behavior 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.

- Authentic sound and behavior 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 modeled 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
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- Modes
11 modes

- Nominal Input Level

- Maximum Input Level

- Input Impedance

- Nominal Output Level

- Maximum Output Level

- Output Impedance

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

- Bypass
Buffered bypass

MODE knob
TONE knob
ECHO knob
Pedal switch

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

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

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RE-2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 11, 2022 by Roland J G in Magdalena, NM

"outer or inner space"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have not purchesd but the demo vedio was the best demo I ever seen and heard that was nice 8 could download that vedie demo on and chill with it that sound that pedal produces is nice thus is going to put other pedals in this class outclassed..

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