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PostSun Dec 10, 2006 2:46 pm

I'm exploring amplification/speakers for my organ. I'm interested to know what other hauptwerk users use and what they make of their setup. I intend to use the Skinner sample set, initially I (think I) want a two speaker + subwoofer setup, but may go multi-channel in the future.

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James
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PostTue Dec 12, 2006 2:42 pm

James,

Since no one else has jumped in here I'll give you my opinion for whatever it's worth. If I were in your shoes I would get these speakers

Behringer B2092A Active Subwoofer (360 Watts) - $230
Behringer Truth B2031A High-Resolution Active Studio Monitors 225 Watts, 8.75 Inch Woofer - $340 /pair

This setup is affordable and will adequately handle 16' pedal ranks.
In the future you could use these with additional pairs of the B2031A monitors for a multi-channel setup.

I must tell you, having run Hauptwerk in stereo 2.1 myself for a while while testing and configuring my PC hardware, there is a HUGE difference in realism between a stereo setup and a multi-channel (say 8 channels) setup.

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Bob Collins
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PostTue Dec 12, 2006 4:59 pm

Bob,

I like what you suggesting. It appears the B2092a sub-woofer has a built in crossover that can handle two channels. And since all speakers have built in amps the setup should be simple and cost effect.

When going from 2 to more (8) channels using these speakers what do you suggest?

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Joe
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PostTue Dec 12, 2006 5:21 pm

And what goes to each of 8 channels of audio output?
Four channels to each of the Great and Swell, or all the
eight foot stops of one side of the stereo, or what.....?
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PostTue Dec 12, 2006 9:35 pm

Gosh, at the risk of sounding like some kind of expert, which I am clearly not, I'll give you my 2 cents worth. So much depends on your sample set, but for the sake of argument lets assume you have a 2 manual plus pedal classical organ with about 30 - 60 stops.

Here is just a suggestion of a place to start, with additional tweeking later after you have had a chance to hear it.

CHANNELS

All 16' & 8' pedal ......... | 1 ............... 2
including reeds, and .... | (with subwoofer)
midi notes 36-48 of ..... | Panned Stereo
16' manual stops


Both manuals ............ | 3 .......................... 4
reeds and strings ...... | C,D,E,F#,G#,A# ... C#,D#,F,G,A,B
all mixtures ............... | Cycled octaves
4' pedal stops

Both manuals ............ | 5............ 6........... 7.............. 8
principles, flutes ........ | C,C#,D... D#,E,F... F#,G,G#... A,A#,B
8,4,2,1 ...................... | Cycled octaves

This setup would require an 8 channel audio card such as the EMU 1820, 8 Behringer Truth Active monitors and 1 Behringer Active subwoofer plus 10 1/4" TRS to XLR patch cables

All for about $2000 from www.americanmusical.com

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Until tomorrow :)
Bob Collins
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PostWed Dec 13, 2006 3:40 am

Bob - Many thanks for the information. The 2.1 speaker setup sounds ideal and at a realistic price.

James

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