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  • Allen ADC-2110 gain controls reachable from the top or the back?

    Hi all,

    This week I should receive an Allen ADC-2110 on my doorstep. Since this is being shipped from across the country, I get to do all "installation" myself. I expect to have to turn the gain down so it isn't so loud (otherwise my kids might pull all the stops and blow out our eardrums). Does anyone know if I can do this by just opening the top of the organ, or will I have to open the back up?

    If I have to open the back, I'll be asking the movers to put it some distance from the wall since this thing looks heavy. :)

    Thanks!

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    I'll certainly defer to the service gurus who have actually worked with the ADC-2110, but if it's anything like the Allen ADC-4100-D and 603-D that I've rebuilt then the volume controls on the amps will be totally inaccessible from the top. Between the cross country ride and your need to get familiar with where the speakers connect, and with a few shakedown issues likely, you'll do well to leave the organ sitting out a few feet for perhaps several days. Do you have wood floors? That's not so bad. Moving the consoles across carpet can be a strain. Take some photos so the guys here can point you to the various barrier strips for the speakers and to other adjustments.
    Last edited by John Kinkennon; 03-16-2014, 05:37 PM.
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    • #3
      The gain controls are located on the 4-channel amplifier which can be accessed by removing the back panel of the 2110. To do this, you first need to raise the top. There will be 3 turn-able latches along the top of the back. Be careful working around the back of this organ. I have collided with the clear music rack on several occasions while working back there.

      You will certainly enjoy this organ. I have this model and I LOVE IT.
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      • #4
        Thanks guys! Super helpful responses. I will be sure to take pictures. Can't wait!

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        Thanks guys! Super helpful responses. I will be sure to take pictures. Can't wait!

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        • #5
          I second the warning about the music rack. Even though I'd been warned about it, I still managed to hit it hard enough to draw blood when standing up after fiddling with something in the organ. Once you have removed the back, you really ought to put the top back down unless you have some reason to have it up. (Which you probably wouldn't unless you were working on the stop action magnets)

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          • #6
            Excellent advice. I first drew blood with one of these when Allen came out with the "T" series consoles and the plexiglass was not rounded at the corners, as it had been on older consoles. It really hurts!
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            • #7
              That's funny Jep. I hit my head on that bloody rack thee times in one day working on my 2160. Man that hurts! To say nothing about the blow to your pride that you have done something so stupid....AGAIN!

              Shrevsky, the amps are located in a hard to miss large black case on the lower left side as you look at the organ from the rear. Both my 2140 and 2160 had two channel amps in 4 channel cases. So, unless modified, I would expect you will find yours to be the same. Just fiddle with the two large numbered knobs till you get what you are looking for. In my small shop 7-8 seems about right. Also, when hooking up the speakers, take your time, as the terminal markings are often covered by other wire connections. There is a power and ground for each speaker system and if you have antiphonal relays, then there should be four pair of connections wired, two if no antiphonals. Hope that is clear enough.

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              • #8
                Good to know I'm not the only clutz - not with the music rack but with the equivalent on my Rodgers - a bar running along the top rear of the chassis which is so easy to forget about now that I have removed the guts of the organ cabinet and working far inside. Stand up - bang! Done it twice now - slow learner.

                I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but Lowe's hardware sells large furniture moving "super Sliders" that might help move the organ on carpet. Might be worth while having the organ movers set the organ on something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Waxman-4704095...Sliders+257954 or Valslides. I built a custom shaped piece of plywood as an organ platform to help prevent seat rocking on carpet, and plan to place these sliders under it to help move, but have not done yet (the organ is HEAVY).

                The real solution to easy moving is of course organ dollies. I have the knockoff version (jets).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DellAnderson View Post
                  Good to know I'm not the only clutz - not with the music rack but with the equivalent on my Rodgers - a bar running along the top rear of the chassis which is so easy to forget about now that I have removed the guts of the organ cabinet and working far inside. Stand up - bang! Done it twice now - slow learner.

                  I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but Lowe's hardware sells large furniture moving "super Sliders" that might help move the organ on carpet. Might be worth while having the organ movers set the organ on something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Waxman-4704095...Sliders+257954 or Valslides. I built a custom shaped piece of plywood as an organ platform to help prevent seat rocking on carpet, and plan to place these sliders under it to help move, but have not done yet (the organ is HEAVY).

                  The real solution to easy moving is of course organ dollies. I have the knockoff version (jets).
                  I love the sliders idea, thanks!

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