Symphonica 450

The Symphonica 450 is an instrument that you want to look at for a while before you sit down to enjoy its magnificent sound. Its interesting angles and terraced console are sure to catch the eye. But when you sit down to play, it is then that you realize that its appearance is not the only impressive thing about this organ. The Symphonica is without a doubt the most colorful home organ that Johannus has ever built.

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The most colorful home organ

As an organist, you know better than anyone that the organ you are playing largely determines how much you enjoy playing. You feel like a different organist when playing a large beautifully crafted instrument as opposed to a small one-manual positive. And in case you are wondering: playing the Symphonica 450 is the former. 

The elegant and impressive console gives the feeling of playing a large pipe organ - and perhaps a bit more. When you play the Symphonica 450, you are actually inside the organ. Its curved flanks wrap around you like the console of a large pipe organ.

 

Elegant terraced console

You recognize that feeling immediately when you see the Symphonica in a room. Its elegant terraced console begs to be admired. You can probably already imagine how it would look in your own living room. But you don’t have to imagine; 

take your place on the finely-crafted bench and you will immediately notice how unique your position in front of the organ actually is. The distance between the terraces to the left and right is large, and in truth a bit overpowering.

 

Comes with a view

Let your gaze wander over the terraces. The disposition offers you an excellent overview. The voices are grouped per manual and are located at an equal height with the manuals, which makes it easier to select quick and effective registration. 

That the 32-foot Bombarde applies to the Pedal is as obvious from your position as that the Positive Sifflute belongs to the lowest manual.

 

Four organ styles

Once you’ve taken your position, you can select a powerful registration. Try registering a tutti for your overture using almost all of the 55 voices on the three manual divisions and pedal. Select one of the four organ style options - Romantic, Baroque, Historic or Symphonic. 

After all, what better way to bring out the best in the Toccata to Widor’s fifth symphony than by using the French-Symphonic style?

 

Enjoy the dance

Once you hear the sound, you will understand the kinship the Symphonica shares with the pipe organ even better. The Symphonica answers your touch with such a powerful and yet romantic timbre that you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in a French basilica. 

A bit later, as you strike up Bach’s Fugue in G-minor using a German Baroque disposition, you are suddenly transported inside Bonn Cathedral. It is indescribable, how responsive the instrument is as it dances to your touch.

 

True-to-life sound

No matter which style you play, or which registration you use, the Symphonica 450 bathes you in the richness of its sound. Its multiple amplifiers and speakers give the organ an unparalleled tonal quality. The subwoofer, sitting inside its separate chamber in the organ, gives a life-like quality to the Resultant Bass 32’. 

The tweeters under the music rack add intimacy and presence. It truly sounds like you are playing a fine pipe organ.

 

Changing scenes

Not only does the Symphonica allow you to switch from a Romantic style to a Baroque, or from a Historic to a Symphonic style without difficulty, it offers more than that. With this instrument, you have access to the authentic acoustic environments of no less than 12 well-known European performance spaces. 

Thanks to our LIVEreverb technology, we bring churches, cathedrals and concert halls straight into your living room. You as the organist decide where you would like to play today.

 

Hear the reverb from every seat

What’s more, thanks to our integrated Adaptive Ambiance™, you can even choose your own seat. Would you like the intimacy of hearing the organ from the bench? 

Or would you prefer to sit in the back pew, enjoying the interplay of the room and the organ? With a press of the button you decide where to listen, while you play.

 

The most colorful home organ

This organ is named Symphonica for a reason. It is without doubt the most colorful home organ that Johannus has ever built. Now you can imagine how it would fit into your own home. 

A beautiful decorative piece, lovely to see and to hear, projecting the sounds of an entire symphony into the furthest corners of your room - the Symphonica 450 is made for your home.

 

Overview

System T9000
Manuals 3
Voices 55
Ranks 70
Couplers 6
Tremulants 3
You can choose between 3 stoplists:
Dutch-Romantic / German-Baroque / French-Symphonic
 

Console

Dimensions  
Height (excluding music desk) 114,5 cm
Height (including music desk) 142 cm
Width  177 cm
Depth (excluding pedal board) 74,5 cm
Depth (including pedal board) 105 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 dark upper keys
30-note straight pedal board with plain upper keys optional
30-note concave pedal board with dark upper keys optional
30-note raco pedal board with dark upper keys optional
   
Bench  
Bench with lift lid
Adjustable bench optional
   
External connections  
MIDI (IN, MOD-out, SEQ-out)
Aux In
Aux Out
Headphones
 

Audio

Audio system 8.1
Surround channels 2
Tweeter channels 2
Audio control DEA™
Reverb channels 4.1
   
Reverb system  
LIVEreverb™, 12 unique reverbs
Adaptive Ambiance System
   
Output amplifiers  
Full-range amplifiers (80 watt) 10
Bass amplifiers (170 Watt) 1
Tweeter amplifiers (2 Watt) 2
   
Sound reproduction  
Loudspeakers 23
Headphones/ Aux Out SSE™
 

Functions

Controllable functions  
0 (recall/cancel)
CF (Cantus Firmus)
CH (Chorus)
KT (Keyboard Transfer)
MB (Manual Bass)
Menu (Johannus Menu)
S/S (General Swell)
RO (Reeds Off)
Trans. (Transposer)
Organ volume (variable)
Reverb volume (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), 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 chif
All organ voices C-C#
 

• = standard

stoplist

Pedal

Resultant Bass 32'
Principal 16'
Subbass 16'
Contra Violone 16'
Octave 8'
Gedackt 8'
Violon 8'
Choralbass 4'
Rauschpfeife IV
Bombarde 32'
Contra Trumpet 16'
Trumpet 8'
Clarion 4'
Positif - Pedal
Great - Pedal
Swell - Pedal

Positif

Geigen Diapason 8'
Gedackt 8'
Octave 4'
Rohrflute 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Flute 2'
Tierce Flute 1 3/5'
Sifflute 1'
Mixture III
Krummhorn 8'
Tremulant
Swell-Positif
Keyboard Transfer

Great

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

Swell

Bourdon 16'
Principal 8'
Rohrflute 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Vox Celeste 8'
Octave 4'
Koppelflute 4'
Flute Twelfth 2 2/3'
Waldflute 2'
Nazard 1 1/3'
Sesquialtera II
Scharff III
Fagotto 16'
Cromorne 8'
Oboe 8'
Schalmey 4'
Tremulant

MIDI

MIDI Pedal
MIDI Positif
MIDI Great
MIDI Swell