This is probably one of the very last models Hawk released under the “Mirano” name, before switching its line of tape echos to the “Hawk” name, and producing wonderful units such as the HE-2250. Contrary to the Mirano 3, this is a solid state unit and has a variable speed motor, which was a big improvement in technology at the time: no more need for a fan to cool the interior, better overall reliability and lots more control over delay speed.
This unit has all the basic features needed for a good tape echo, including elaborate control over head selection, a tone knob, a wet only output and variable speed.
|Hawk Technical Works Co. Ltd. (Japan)
|Tension tape loop
|Individual "super repeat" and "repeat and swell" switch for each head
|Output 1(mix/dry), Output 2 (wet only)
|Wet output only
|Yes, through output 2
|Can disengage from capstan
|Tone balance knob for delayed signal
|most probably a precursor to the Hawk HE series, which have the same head selection switches and other similarities.