American Classic 770

From the heart of Europe to the hearts of organists worldwide, the Johannus American Classic stands majestically as the ultimate instrument for any player in virtually any situation. Churches and concert halls around the world continue to look to Johannus for musical support and inspiration through world class sound quality, unmatched console construction, technological innovation and leadership.

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Meet the king of instruments

The American Classic 770 is one of the newest crown jewels in the Johannus family. Draped in a console fit for a king, this majestic organ is adorned with seven divisions, graced with an astonishing number of voices and enriched with such a full range of orchestrals that the unique 64-foot Diaphone seems merely an encore. Have a seat and meet the king of instruments.

 

 

For concerts, practice or accompaniment

The uncompromising American Classic 770 from Johannus checks off every item on the American organist’s wish list. This instrument is suited to the whole range of organ music. Concerts, practice and vocal accompaniment: they all go hand-in-hand with the American Classic 770.

 

 

Churches, cathedrals and concert halls

Truly appreciate the prestige emanating from this organ, which was designed for churches, cathedrals and concert halls, as you take your place on the bench in front of the instrument and take in the view from left to right.

 

 

99 voices

The robust, wooden cabinet is solid and impressive. Its craftsmanship and quality are unmistakable. It takes a while to count all 99 voices on the panel. But you count them again anyway. Are there really that many? You glance back to the resources of the pedal division. Does it really have a 64-foot Diaphone? You continue your survey and notice that it also has seven orchestral voices, plus at least 40 MIDI voices! That’s right: the clarinet, the tuba- the whole orchestra is inside your organ. But there is more: would you like to perform a trumpet tune with a baroque trumpet? Or accompany vocals with a pan flute? A festive improvisation with hand bells? The American Classic 770 has it all.

 

 

Seven divisions

The three manuals of the American Classic 770 lay before you. You had already noticed the seven different divisions, but now you’ve grown curious about the fabulous audio system hidden behind them. Building an imposing instrument is one thing, but bringing out the imposing sound of a good pipe organ is quite another.

 

 

World-class sound quality

Carefully, you set your registration and take a deep breath, wondering if this majestic organ can make it all happen. And then it does! The imposing sound of a fine organ emerges from the organ’s 76 speaker drivers. You are enraptured by your own music. 28 perfectly balanced external speaker cabinets ensure that even the sweetest flutes mix harmoniously with the deepest-bellowing pedal tones. And the attack! What you hear is not a simulation, but rather the pure speech of pipes.

 

 

Twelve organs

You could switch from one organ to another to experience different styles, or you could just stay seated at this one. The American Classic 770 has three different organ styles, romantic, symphonic and baroque; and in each style you can choose from one of four different variations. So with the American Classic 770, you have twelve different organs at your fingertips.

 

 

The feel and sound of a pipe organ

The American Classic 770 operates just like a conventional pipe organ. Without having to study a complicated user manual, you can use the built-in capture system to easily change the preprogrammed registration. Make full use of the resources provided by 111 ranks of sampled pipes. Let the Sifflet frolic in the choir, give the Sesquialtera a melody of pure silver, and don’t forget to unleash the powerful 32’ Subbass to roll through the church. Bask in the nuanced sounds of a pipe organ recreated by LiveTune technology.

 

 

Twelve unique reverbs

The last chord is approaching; just four more measures, then three, then two, then it’s there. You hold the last chord and then release. The reverb, which gracefully enhanced the sound throughout the performance, once again rolls through the hall. But was that a concert hall, a great cathedral, or an intimate chapel? With the ASR-12 reverb system, you can choose between twelve unique rooms.

 

 

More than just a church organ

Based on the revolutionary T9000 system developed by Johannus, the American Classic 770 is certainly a full-fledged church organ, but it is also much more than that. The American Classic 770 is the absolute realization of the American musical dream. Congratulations. You have met the king of instruments.

 

 

 

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Overview:

System T9000
Manuals 3 + 1 floating
Divisions 7
Voices 92
Orchestral voices 7
Classic Sound Module voices 40
Ranks 104
Couplers (unison, 16', 8', 4') 26
Tremulants 4
 

 

Console:

style

American Classic with arches and mouldings
Wooden drawknobs optional

 

 

 

 

Dimensions

Height (excluding music desk) 52 in (132 cm)
Height (including music desk) 57 in (145 cm)
Width 76 in (193 cm)
Depth (excluding pedal board) 36 in (90 cm)
Depht (including pedal board) 54 in (136 cm)
 

 

Finish

8 standard finishes on oak
Other kind of wood or color optional
 

 

Music desk

Wooden desk
Plexiglas desk optional
Illuminated 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 5
Rubber padded shoes with brass nameplates optional
 

 

Toe studs

Brass toe studs 31
 

 

Pedal board

32-note AGO pedal board with dark upper keys
32-note AGO pedal with plain upper keys optional
Illuminated pedal board
 

 

Bench

Bench
Adjustable bench optional
 

 

External connections

MIDI (IN, MOD-out, SEQ-out)
Aux In
Aux Out
 

Audio

Audio system 24.4
Audio control DEA™
Reverb channels 4.2
 

 

Reverb system

ASR-12 ™, 12 unique reverbs
 

 

Output amplifiers

Full-range amplifiers (180 Watt) 24
Bass amplifier (350 Watt) 4
 

 

sound reproduction

External loudspeakers 24 x UL 2700
External subwoofers 3 x UL 3300 + 1 x UL 5000
Antiphonal Choir optional (4 x UL 2700 + 1 x UL 3300)
Antiphonal Solo/Ethereal optional (2 x UL 2700 + 1 x UL 3300)
Aux Out SSE™
 

Functions

Controllable functions

Cancel
Recall
Melody Couplers 2
Chorus
Crescendo 2
Fix Accessories
Keyboard Transfer
Manual Bass
Johannus Menu
Sequence
General Swell
Pipes On / Ancillary On
Reeds Off
Transposer
Zimbelstern piston and toe stud
 

 

Intonations

Sample styles
Romantic / Symphonic / Baroque
Variations per style 4
 

 

Setzer memory

Levels 250
General memory locations per level 8
Divisional memory locations per level 8
Presets (programmable) T1 + T2
 

 

Johannus Menu functions

Classic Sound Module
Organ volume
Temperaments (incl. 1 custom programmable) 12
Tuning (pitch)
 

 

Expression pedals

Divisional swell pedals 4
General Crescendo 1
 

 

Miscellaneous

Bellows simulator
LiveTune™
Dynamic chiff
All organ voices C-C#
 

• = standard  - = not available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoplist

Pedal

Open Wood 32'
Contra Subbass 32'
Contra Violin 32'
Diapason 16'
Subbass 16'
Echo Bourdon (CH) 16'
Violon (SW) 16'
Octave 8'
Gedackt 8'
Violon 8'
Choralbass 4'
Flute 4'
Rauschpfeife III
Diaphone 64'
Contra Bombarde 32'
Contra Trumpet 16'
Basson 16'
Trumpet 8'
State Trumpet 8'
Clarion 4'
Pedal Unison Off
Pedal - Pedal 4'
Great - Pedal 8'
Swell - Pedal 8'
Choir - Pedal 8'
Solo/Eth. - Pedal 8'

Great

Montre 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Principal 8'
Stopped Flute 8'
Flauto Dolce 8'
Flauto Dolce Celeste 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Octave 4'
Open Flute 4'
Twelfth 2 2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Flute 2'
Fourniture IV
Scharff III
Terzian II
Contra Trunpet 16'
State Trumpet 8'
Trumpet 8'
Klarine 4'
Tremulant
Chimes
Great Unison Off
Great - Great 4'
Swell - Great 16'
Swell - Great 8'
Swell - Great 4'
Choir - Great 16'
Choir - Great 8'
Choir - Great 4'
Solo/Eth. - Great 8'

Swell

Bourdon 16'
Principal 8'
Geigen Principal 8'
Rohrflute 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Vox Celeste 8'
Octave 4'
Geigen Principal 4'
Koppelflute 4'
Viola 4'
Flute Twelfth 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Waldflute 2'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Plein Jeu IV
Fagotto 16'
State Trumpet 8'
Trumpette 8'
Oboe 8'
Vox Humana 8'
Clarion 4'
Tremulant
Swell - Swell 16'
Swell Unison Off
Swell - Swell 4'
Solo/Eth. - Swell 8'

Choir

Spitz Principal 8'
Bourdon 8'
Unda Maris 8'
Erzähler 8'
Erzähler Celeste 8'
Octave 4'
Flute 4'
Salicional 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Principal 2'
Piccolo 2'
Superquint 1 1/3'
Sifflute 1'
Sesquialtera II
Cymbel III
State Trumpet 8'
Echo Trumpet 8'
Regal 8'
Krummhorn 8'
Rohr Schalmey 4'
Tremulant
Choir - Choir 16'
Choir Unison Off
Choir - Choir 4'
Swell - Choir 16'
Swell - Choir 8'
Swell - Choir 4'
Solo/Eth. - Choir 8'

Classic Sound Module

Flute
Piccolo
Recorder
Panflute
Horn
English Horn
Cello
Violin
Orchestral strings
Warm strings
Bright strings
Bell strings
Harp
Harpsichord
Timpani
Chimes
Celesta 1
Celesta 2
Woodharp
Handbells
Chrysoglott
Carillon
Choir 1
Choir 2
Harmonic Flute 8'
Flute Celeste 8'
Viola Celeste 8'
English Horn 8'
Clarinet 8'
Ranket 8'
Tuba 8'
Chamade 8'
Terzian II
Sesquialtera II
Cantus Firmus II-IV
Reed Organ
Gospel Organ 1
Gospel Organ 2
Tibia Organ
Tracker Action

Accessories

Chorus
All Swells To Swell
Fix Accessories
Manual Bass
Melody Coupler On Swell
Melody Coupler On Choir
MIDI Pedal A
MIDI Pedal B
MIDI Swell A
MIDI Swell B
MIDI Great A
MIDI Great B
MIDI Choir A
MIDI Choir B
Choir Antiphonal
Solo/Eth. Antiphonal

Solo

Bombarde Harmonique 16'
Trompette Harmonique 8'
Clairon Harmonique 4'
Corno di Bassetto 8'
French Horn 8'
Tuba Major 8'

Orchestrals

Clarinet
Oboe
Viola
Bach Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba

Ethereal

Flauto Mirabilis 8'
Aeoline Celeste II 8'
Vox Angelicus 8'
Flute Traverse 4'
Cor Anglais 8'
Tremulant