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    I've decided to start a new thread, as my old one is starting to diverge in a few directions and now I can start talking technical about a few things as well. The ADC-6000-D is mine! I want to start out by giving a very big thanks to all on the forum that helped get me through the information and purchase. A very special thanks to Larry, who generously offered to help us with an extra hand, equipment, and expertise. Without him, the organ would not be in my living room yet....</p>

    Loading at the church was fairly uneventful, other than the fact that when I arrived I discovered that instead of the original 7 speakers I was expecting, there were 14!! So, we began with loading up the speakers into the back of the truck. Thankfully, the folks at the church had done the difficult work and removed the speakers from the two chambers on either side of the main stage area. They had to lower them down through small attic-access type spots in the ceiling. That must have taken a good amount of time.</p>

    After doing a brief test of the organ, hooked to one speaker, the only item of any concern I could find was that the pedal light almost goes out when the capture system is being run, and there is a little bit of hum from the organ. I suppose the power supplies could use a replacement of the filter electrolytics, which will probably get rid of both issues. I then checked the cage and capture board. The batteries were replaced within the last 10 years and still functional. The memories on the action worked, and they showed no signs of leaking. I suppose as a preventative measure I should swap them out or at least relocate them from the boards, since they are older. It will be of interest to some of the technicians that they look just like the cordless phone batteries, and it does look like the boards encountered some corrosion in the past. Thankfully there is none now.</p>

    We loaded the console onto the Roll-or-Kari dollies I rented, which worked quite well. We then looped a strap around one of the strips on the truck wall just in case. The pedalboard and bench followed, and the truck was loaded. Hitched up the car transport, loaded the car, and away we went.</p>

    It was a bit of a drive, and after all of that we finally arrived back around 10:30 or so after dropping the car transport. I can't thank Larry enough, as his expertise was most helpful in getting the organ into the house. Long story short, we moved the console up the ramp he brought on the dollies, but it was too much trouble. So, it went back down, transferred to a four wheeler, back up again, and then we addressed some of the other items. Had to remove the storm door, taped the console edges to prevent blemishes. After all this time, we were finally able to get the console into the house, and the next problem showed up. The console couldn't go far enough in to clear the doorway. After some thought, it came down to removing the banister for the stairs, which barely allowed the console to clear. Once the console was in the house, then next came all 14 of the speakers. Needless to say, by this time it was nearing 2 AM! As we got everything back into Larry's van, a police officer showed up. It turns out someone had called concerned that there was something amiss going on since it was late and there was a UHaul truck and people taking things apart and moving things. If they would have looked a bit longer than 5 seconds, it would have been quite obvious that items were going IN to the house. The officer was understanding, and a quick verification of who I was cleared up any issue. He took me up on my offer to see the console, so with that being finished, we returned the truck and collapsed from a long day.</p>

    Yesterday I set to making sure everything was as it was leaving the church. So far, everything looks good and I'll post the technical stuff in yet another thread to keep it separate. I should have a few pictures to post in the next few days. What a weekend! :)
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    Corey

    Allen MDS-41-S with MIDI-DIVISION-II
    Schulmerich Carillon Americana - 61 notes Flemish / Harp / Celesta / Quadra / Minor Tierce
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    LOL! That was a very moving story! ;-) Police called! Chris, at least you know you have a good neighborhood watch system in place! I let my neighbor know prior to the move because I figured there might be some concern, but it so happened they weren't even awake when the organ arrived at 7am.
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    You certainly did luck out to have all the speakers lowered down for you by the church. I was there when my organ was uninstalled and in fact assisted, and I can vouch for the amount of work involved, even though I only had 9 speakers (counting the subbass).
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    I've subscribed to all of your threads and am anxious to hear what others suggest as I am neither an expert nor an ADC6000 owner.
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    Congratulations and enjoy!
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      Re: My ADC-6000 Moving Story



      Hi All, Thanks Chris for the nice words there ! I was pleased to assist you. There is no such thing as " I guess it won't fit" . Only a matter of how much of ones home needs to be taken apart to make it so. Heck, we did not even need to break out the Sawzall, so yours went way easier than mine. I guess the local policeman would have really wondered then ! </p>

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      Regards, Larry
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      Regards, Larry

      At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 !!! ), E-5AR, FX-1 ( X 2 !! ), US-1, EL-25 ( Chopped ). Allen 601D, ADC 6000D. Lowrey CH32-1. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with Vista ), Allen L123 ( with Navigator ). Rodgers 755. 1919 Wangerin 2/7 pipe organ.

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