Classic 250

The Johannus Classic is an exciting convergence of classic elegance and modern beauty. It is an organ that surpasses conventional standards without going overboard, that achieves a 21st-century sound in every register, but is also proudly grounded in tradition. A wonderful instrument that combines the best of both worlds.

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Authentically classic is always modern

The Johannus Classic is a superb instrument in every respect. The chic console looks solid yet sleek. Its clean design makes a modern, compact impression while at the same time evoking elements of classical craftsmanship. As a result, the Johannus Classic not only fits with any interior, but it also projects a subtly exciting visual tension.

The sophisticated profile of its side panels is just one such playful note, where modern and classic interact in an almost musical way.

 

 Historic feel

One example of the exceptional design of the Johannus Classic is the keyboard that extends slightly beyond the console. This may initially seem like a minor detail, but the impact of this deliberate positioning becomes apparent when you sit down to play the organ. Visually you already sense the organ’s kinship with historic pipe organs. But as you begin to play, you can feel that kinship as well. 

Suddenly, the Johannus Classic brings the experience of sitting at a fine historic console right into your own living room. We can be justifiably proud of this innovation.

 

Unparalleled sound quality

Speaking of innovation... The Johannus Classic may unite the best of both worlds, but there is one area in which it absolutely stands alone: its phenomenal sound quality. Unique in the organ world, this self-contained audio system was conceived, designed and refined in that exclusive Johannus way. 

This is what creates such an unforgettably realistic pipe organ experience when you are seated in front of the Johannus Classic. The experience that every organist secretly dreams of when he plays. Historic organ sounds, with every note drenched in rich European musical tradition.

 

A cathedral organ in your own home

The Johannus Classic owes its unequaled sound quality to the constant improvement and refinement of its technology. Constant innovation is exhibited in other areas as well. 

The standard ASR-12™ reverb system, for instance, which offers instant access to twelve unique digitally synthesized acoustic environments. The cathedral in your living room is now complete.

 

True-to-life acoustics

Well, almost complete… We’d like to suggest one additional improvement. With the optional LIVEreverb™, you can choose from an array of true-to-life acoustic environments from twelve actual churches and cathedrals. These authentic acoustics, physically captured on location, add a priceless extra dimension to the experience. You will be so swept away by the sound of the Johannus Classic that you’ll forget you are actually seated in your own living room. 

Start with a chorale on powerful Cornet IV and Tremulant resounding through Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, followed by the tones of two 16’ Pedal stops echoing from the walls of the Frogner Kirke in Oslo, and move on casually to the Toccata from Widor’s Symphony no. 5 played within the hall of Notre-Dame de la Grand-Combe, all without leaving your bench.

 

Moving without moving

Would you like to hear what your playing sounds like from elsewhere in the room? The Johannus Classic allows you to choose your own listening location within the church. Would you like to hear the sounds in intimate detail, as you would experience from the organ bench? Or would you prefer to sit in the back pew, where the sound is blended to perfection? 

You decide. As you play, you can move throughout the space with the wave of a hand. The very best of the cathedral and your own living room converge in this organ.

 

Two or three manuals

The Johannus Classic comes in two models: the two-manual Classic 250 and the three-manual Classic 350. Both organs are equipped with many amplifiers and speakers incorporated into various parts of the console. 

This ensures the widespread distribution of sound, creating the impression of individual pipes playing. The effect is a pure, broad sound that reinforces that full organ experience.

 

Four solo and orchestral voices

In addition to the experience of a full-fledged church organ, the Johannus Classic also gives you four solo and orchestral stops: just one tap allows you to move from the cantus firmus to your choice of a panflute, oboe, trumpet or string ensemble.

 

 

Exciting consensus

In every respect, the Johannus Classic seeks out the extremes and brings them together to create an exciting consensus. In accomplishing that superb convergence, this organ proves that authentically classic is always modern.

 

 

Overview

System T9000
Manuals 2
Voices 36
Ranks 47
Solo and orchestral voices (Panflute, Trumpet, Oboe, Strings) 4
Couplers 3
Tremulants 2
You can choose between 3 stoplists:
Dutch-Romantic / German-Baroque / French-Symphonic
 

Console

Dimensions  
Height (excluding music desk) 115,5 cm
Height (including music desk) 139,5 cm
Width  137,5 cm
Depth (excluding pedal board) 60,5 cm
Depth (including pedal board) 99 cm
   
Finish  
Light oak
Other kind of wood or colour optional
   
Music desk  
Wooden desk
Adjustable desk optional
   
Manuals  
Synthetic keyboards (5 octaves)
Synthetic keyboards with wooden core optional
Wooden keyboards (ebony/oak) with wooden core optional
   
Swell shoes  
Wooden swell shoes 2
   
Toe studs  
Brass toe studs optional
   
Pedal board  
30-note straight pedal board with plain upper keys
30-note straight pedal board with dark upper keys optional
30-note concave pedal board with dark upper keys optional
30-note raco pedal board with dark upper keys optional
   
Bench  
Design bench
Adjustable bench optional
   
External connections  
MIDI (IN, MOD-out, SEQ-out)
Aux-in
Aux-out
Headphones
 

Audio

Audio system 4.1
Surround channels 2
Audio control DEA™
Reverb channels 4.1
   
Reverb system  
ASR-12™, 12 unique reverbs
LIVEreverb™, 12 lifelike reverbs optional
Adaptive Ambiance System optional
   
Output amplifiers  
Full-range amplifiers (80 watt) 6
Bass amplifiers (170 Watt) 1
   
Sound reproduction  
Loudspeakers 11
Headphones/ Aux-out SSE™
 

Functions

Controllable functions  
0 (recall/cancel)
CF (Cantus Firmus)
CH (Chorus)
CR (Crescendo)
KT (Keyboard Transfer) -
MB (Manual Bass)
Menu (Johannus Menu)
S/S (General Swell)
RO (Reeds Off)
Trans. (Transposer)
Organ volume (infinitely variable)
Reverb volume (infinitely variable)
   
Intonations  
Sample styles Romantic / Symphonic / Baroque / Historic
Variations per style Standard / Solo / Trio
   
Setzer memory  
Levels 75
Memory locations per level 8
Presets (PP-P-MF-F-FF-T+PL), programmable
   
Johannus Menu functions  
Demo songs 12
Reverberation settings
Temperaments 11
Tuning (pitch)
   
Expression pedals  
PEPC™ (programmable expression pedal configuration)
General Crescendo (through PEPC™)
   
Miscellaneous  
Bellows simulator
LiveTune™
Dynamic chiff
All organ voices C-C#
 

• = standard    - = not possbible

Stoplist

Pedal

Principal 16'
Subbass 16'
Octave 8'
Gedackt 8'
Choralbass 4'
Rauschpfeife III
Contra Trumpet 16'
Trumpet 8'
Great - Pedal
Swell - Pedal

Great

Bourdon 16'
Principal 8'
Flute Harmonique 8'
Stopped Flute 8'
Gamba 8'
Octave 4'
Open Flute 4'
Twelfth 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Cornet IV
Mixture V
Trumpet 16'
Trumpet 8'
Vox Humana 8'
Tremulant
Great - Swell

Swell

Violon 16'
Principal 8'
Rohrflute 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Vox Celeste 8'
Octave 4'
Koppelflute 4'
Salicional 4'
Flute Twelfth 2 2/3'
Waldflute 2'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Scharff III
Fagotto 16'
Oboe 8'
Tremulant
 

MIDI

MIDI Pedal
MIDI Great
MIDI Swell