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    I've posted a number of pictures in my gallery of the installation of the Johannus Opus 17 in my church.</P>


    http://organforum.com/photos/thevand...y/default.aspx</P>


    Regards,
    Gary</P>
    -Gary

    If it's not baroque, don't fix it.
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    Great pictures, I had a bit of a surprise for a moment.</P>


    When the page first opened I saw that gigantic five manual drawstop console, and I thought "my Johannusproductshave moved on somewhat since I last looked at their website!" </P>


    Looking closely at the description I noticed that it wasn't! I've never seen that Navy Academy console until now so you can see why I was initially shocked. [:D]</P>
    1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
    Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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      Sorry. I had that one up there before I put the Johannus pics up. Some of the Monarke consoles from Johannus come close (close, but not too close) to the Acadamy console.</P>


      Regards,
      Gary</P>
      -Gary

      If it's not baroque, don't fix it.
      YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/thevande...?feature=guide
      Web Site (with sheet music): http://www.garyvanderploeg.com

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        Yes, the Monarke consoles can be quite elegant. There's a beautiful four-manual here with reverse-color tracker-action keys. Quite an eye-full.</P>


        John</P>
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          [quote user="nullogik"]


          Great pictures, I had a bit of a surprise for a moment.</P>


          When the page first opened I saw that gigantic five manual drawstop console, and I thought "my Johannusproductshave moved on somewhat since I last looked at their website!" </P>


          Looking closely at the description I noticed that it wasn't! I've never seen that Navy Academy console until now so you can see why I was initially shocked. [:D]</P>


          [/quote]</P>


          Yes. Colby does make great consoles, don't they? I think I read somewhere that this is a pipe/digital combo, with maybe Walker doing the digital ranks?</P>

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            [quote user="radagast"]

            Yes. Colby does make great consoles, don't they? I think I read somewhere that this is a pipe/digital combo, with maybe Walker doing the digital ranks?[/quote]</p>

            That console is mighty impressive and the intricate wood carvings are amazing. Indeed its a hybrid as mentioned on the offical US Navy Academy Webpage.</p>

            Does anyone know how much a monster like this costs?</p>
            1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
            Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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              Such a console, without any internal digital tone-generating equipment, would probably cost at least $250,000.</P>


              [:|]</P>

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                [quote user="MenchenStimme"]

                Such a console, without any internal digital tone-generating equipment, would probably cost at least $250,000.</p>


                [:|]</p>

                [/quote]</p>

                Wow, just the console by itself - you could get a nice house for that price!</p>

                That means that whole instrument must have cost in the region of probably $1-2million.</p>
                1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
                Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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                  Nullogik,</p>

                  If the complete instrument (the way it is today), was built exactly the same in today's money, it would easily exceed $10,000,000. Maybe even more than $15 million.</p>

                  Organs like this are hugely expensive.</p>

                  The organ in the Kimmel Centre in Philadelphia cost over $6 million. And it isn't huge, like this one is.</p>

                  Anyways, the class of '51 paid for all the upgrades. Some of them must have done well in life.</p>

                  It is for the same reason that the West Point organ got so big. There is a fund from the alumni just for organ maintenance and expansion. It is part of the good old American way. You make big bigger, therefore it must be better.</p>

                  AV</p>

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                    [quote user="arie v"]It is for the same reason that the West Point organ got so big. There is a fund from the alumni just for organ maintenance and expansion. It is part of the good old American way. You make big bigger, therefore it must be better.[/quote]</P>


                    Ah but bigger is not necessarily better, is it?</P>


                    Sometimes smaller and louder is all that is really needed.</P>

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                    • #11
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                      [quote user="arie v"]


                      Nullogik,</P>


                      Anyways, the class of '51 paid for all the upgrades. Some of them must have done well in life.</P>


                      AV[/quote]</P>


                      Indeed, I was thinking just that!</P>
                      1971 Allen Organ TC-3S (#42904) w/sequential capture system.
                      Speakers: x1 Model 100 Gyro, x1 Model 105 & x3 Model 108.

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