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    OK, anybody ever heard of the above model? There's a 1999 one available in my area. </p>

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123 </p>

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    Re: Galanti Angelus



    Hi Victor,</p>

    I used to sell A-G organs, and sold perhaps 8 or 9 of them. Nice casework, nice spec., is voiceable, is reliable.</p>

    The Angelus is a relatively small organ in terms of stop list. The tonality is mostly European (italian) with some North American thrown in. When voiced right, it is more pleasant than exciting. I had no problem selling this model against equivalent Allen or Rodgers models. It was generally the sound that sold the instrument.
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    When voiced properly, with a full complement of 6 external audio channels/speakers, it works very well as a church organ. The factory voicing was not great (like most digi organs I find), so re-voicing is in order.</p>

    Complaints? Well the usual bug-a-boo about noisy pedals on the pedalboard - can be cured by swapping screws in the tails of the pedals with longer ones. Also, there is a battery in there which, if it hasn't been replaced, will need to be. Battery holds the combination settings, as well as voicing parameters.</p>

    The price they paid for it- sounds about right as long as it included the module and external audio. I'm not sure they will get what they want for it, unless they throw in the module as well as the external audio. These days, it is hard to get decent money for any used organ. </p>

    If you want to know more, send me a PM.</p>

    AV
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    • #3
      Hello Arie V.

      Our Angelus, circa 2001, is acting up.

      Thinking it might be a Ni-Cad issue, I was looking for the battery but unsuccessful.

      Could you provide guidance.

      Thanks

      Dave Ruby

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      • #4
        There have been complaints in the past about getting repair parts and tech support. Seems like there has also been some debate about whether or not the company is still manufacturing organs. Perhaps one of the techs on this site can address this so you will have more information to base your decision on.

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        • #5
          Hi,

          Battery could bethe problem, but not necessarily. In any case, if the organ is well over 10 years old, the battery should be replaced. It is a 3.6 v Ni-cad, solder in type. The battery is on the CPU board, located in the metal case. From the back of the organ, it is the circuit board furthest away from you.

          You may also have a data corruption issue, which means a reset. Hopefully you have the data backed up, as a reset brings everthing back to factory default.

          May also have a hardware problem.

          You need to more fully explain what is going on when you say "acting up".

          AV
          Last edited by arie v; 07-08-2017, 07:24 PM.

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          • #6
            Thanks, found the Ni-Cad. Is that available somewhere?

            Our instrument is in a summer chapel so it sits during the winter unplugged.

            When we started our season, it worked fine for a wedding and one Sunday.

            Then we got the following events:

            A cipher developed in the swell,
            Random tones started playing,
            No stops or pistons could be switched on, and
            Finally, all lights on the stops and pistons came on and nothing played. That's the current state.

            Going to factory default would be ok if it gets it going again. How can I accomplish that? Is there a tech manual we should have?

            Thanks

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            • #7
              BatteryBob delivered the NiCad. Will install today.

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              • #8
                Hi,

                My guess is that Battery Bob shipped you the NiMH equivalent. That should work fine.

                Hopefully the battery did not leak, as the leaked material runs down right into the connector. If it has, you will need to clean up around that area.

                Taking the board out and replacing the battery, will mean you will lose the voicing and other data, and return everything to factory settings. No further reset required.

                AV

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                • #9
                  Hi Arie,

                  No acid leak that I saw. New battery worked for a brief period.

                  Cycling the power on/off produced intermittent results. First came on with normal Angelus screen and S=0, G=0, P=0. Then seemed to be going through a memory scan of some sort. After a second cycling, *** ANGELUS *** and Ahlborn-Galanti on second line with no sound. Now screen is just top row of black rectangles and dead with two toe-pistons lit.

                  Maybe I interrupted the boot routine. Is there some way to do a reset without removing the battery?

                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    Hi,

                    Have you got a copy of the schematics?

                    A few things, (hopefully you have a meter)

                    1) measure the voltsge of the battery. It should read 3.6 v. If it is ariund 2.5v or less, the cpu may not work
                    2) measure the voltage of the 5 vdc line as it comes into the cage. It should be close to 5 vdc.
                    3) if you initially got the screen to display properly, it sounds like the cpu board is ok.
                    4) could be there is a bad solder connection between the mother board and the
                    plug-in cpu board.

                    Generally, the electronics in that series organ was quite robust and reliable.

                    AV

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                    • #11
                      Hi Arie,

                      No schematic. Battery checked at 3.7v. Couldn't identify the 5vdc line.

                      Relooked at the CPU board and did see some corrosion around the IC directly below the battery. Cleaned with contact cleaner, swabs and toothpicks.

                      Getting desparate, desoldered battery + terminal and resoldered. Initial state changed back to all stops on and no sound from no stops on and no sound.

                      Cycling power with 5 sec pause sometimes turns on all stops except one or two.

                      Thinking about the bad solder connection, when I got the normal power-up this morning, the cage was off. After buttoning up the cage, things went bad. Hoping that putting the cage on disturbed the boards since it has the rubber strip under the cage cover, tried moving them all to make sure they're set.

                      I noticed that we are getting a static noise spike in our PA system when turning the organ off. They share the same breaker line. I think that's new.

                      I'll check the 5 vdc if you have some guidance.

                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        A VERY thorough cleaning of corrosion seems to have worked. Made sure all IC contacts were scraped, used dental floss underneath to scrape the back, a few shots of CFC-free cleaner and finally compressed air.

                        Thanks for all the help.

                        Dave

                        PS: If there is any way to get a users manual for the instrument, that would help. Especially with regard to the remote control and MIDI interfaces.

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