Psalm Project wrote:Nick - if you were an organist and had the organ console at one end and the speakers at the other end you would not appreciate the inherent problem that introduces. Try working with a soloist and get the balance right - It's hell on earth.
Southern Comfort wrote:
As far as Viscount's customisation is concerned, if you have the skills you can actually do it yourself with individual voices on your laptop. But they are happy to do it for you, as Hare points out.
How much did manufacture and installation cost Gwyn? How's the after-sales service from this company?
Gwyn wrote:Presbyter asked re. Copeman Hart organHow much did manufacture and installation cost Gwyn? How's the after-sales service from this company?
I'll fish out all the information today and post it here later.
Ours is more than ten years old now and still sweet as a nut. iirc the first ten years servicing was included in the cost.
We get a telephone call from C.H. a month before C.H.'s planned annual visit asking about any concerns or problems that might be occurring. They're happy to be contacted at any other time if problems are occuring - this has only happened once in the history of its installation, a C.H. engineer was with us within a couple of days; they'd have sent someone sooner if we'd needed.
About 50% of the cost was met with National Lottery and other grants. These couldn't be gotten solely on the instrument's liturgical requirements, but rather since there is no organ of recital standard anywhere within a 25 or so mile radius, we got funding on the strength of that, the parish raising the other 50%.
Abbot Alan Rees played the opening recital and was an instant C.H. convert from his first practic(s?)e session on it. He'd been cautious about digital prior to that.
Any of the firms will come and give you an estimate Keitha, usually for free. They'll tweak the proposed installation to suit your needs/funds. You can always add bits later, we added a nice beefy large open diapason to our Great Manual.
A pity yours isn't on the CH website, Gwyn..
Psalm Project wrote:The factory you mention is Renatus. They make the consoles. Top class stuff.
Psalm Project wrote:However, it was the pricing that stunned me. Spec for spec, Makin was vastly more expensive.
keitha wrote:which does seem to suggest that the price charged in Cork was not a loss leader to get into the Irish market, which I think is what SC is hinting at.
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