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    Hi, I'm intending to buy an organ for practice at home and will shortly be looking at an Eminent Omegan 9000. It's a 3 manual, made in 1989. The sounds are produced electronically rather than being sampled. Although the technology is older, it occurred to me that it may have a longer shelf life than, say, a Wyvern B225 which dates from 1992 and used the Bradford Organ technology. I spoke to an engineer about the Wyvern and he said the problem with those is that if the computer board goes, you're stuck as they aren't made any more. As he is a Wyvern engineer I didn't ask him about the Eminent, hence my question: Is it less likely to be a problem getting spares or getting it repaired if it goes wrong? I understand from Frank at Cathedral Organs here in the UK (who deal with Eminent) that they do still repair and refurbish these models.
    Any thoughts and advice gratefully received, thanks.
    David

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    Originally posted by DJFW View Post
    Hi, I'm intending to buy an organ for practice at home and will shortly be looking at an Eminent Omegan 9000. It's a 3 manual, made in 1989. The sounds are produced electronically rather than being sampled. Although the technology is older, it occurred to me that it may have a longer shelf life than, say, a Wyvern B225 which dates from 1992 and used the Bradford Organ technology. I spoke to an engineer about the Wyvern and he said the problem with those is that if the computer board goes, you're stuck as they aren't made any more. As he is a Wyvern engineer I didn't ask him about the Eminent, hence my question: Is it less likely to be a problem getting spares or getting it repaired if it goes wrong? I understand from Frank at Cathedral Organs here in the UK (who deal with Eminent) that they do still repair and refurbish these models.
    Any thoughts and advice gratefully received, thanks.
    David
    Greetings,
    What did you decide? Did you buy the Eminent? I did. I've had mine less than a month. It has some issues. The Eminent dealer in the U.S. is in Minnessota. He has told me that the 9000 being "analog" will not be handled by his dealership for any service. I do have the name of a source for manuals and individual IC chips, etc. for legacy instruments but the technician would have to be able to identify failures to that level of detail as well as the PC board soldering ability necessary to fix them. FWIW.

    H

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