The Schober Consolette II Organ
If you cannot find room for a full-size organ such as the Recital or
Theatre Organ, the Schober Consolette II is the outstanding choice among
"home-size" instruments. It takes no more space than the usual spinet,
but far outstrips most smaller organs in musical capabilities. Its two
keyboards have the same 61 notes as on large organs. It has 17 pedals instead
of the usual 13. And its 22 organ voices present a most unusual variety
in three pitch registers for each manual and two in the pedals. The outstandingly
graceful console, built of beautifully grained genuine walnut, the voicing
tablets above the upper manual for real playing convenience, and the clean,
open tone, all contribute to one of the most satisfying organs available
Typical total cost for all the kits and parts required for the basic
Consolette II is $1040 (which you don't have to spend all at once), but
this can vary up or down depending on your console choice and method of
payment, as explained in the Price List. Whatever your choice, this gives
you, after assembly, a complete organ ready to play - except for an amplifier
and speaker system. If you purchase amplifier and speakers from Schober,
typical total cost is $158 for a sound system built into the console or
$278 for an external system, though the latter figure can vary as explained
in the Price Lists. If you have a good high-fidelity or stereo system you
can play the organ through it and will not need to buy sound equipment
from Schober. There are also optional accessories for the organ which you
may want now or later, but the organ is complete without them.
CONSOLETTE II VOICING AND SOUND PRODUCTION
The Consolette II is voiced primarily for popular, standard, and theatre
music, though it is often used for hymns in smaller churches as well. With
ifs highly varied stops representing every tonal family, the Consolette
II upholds Schober's international reputation for outstanding organ voicing.
Solos and larger combinations of many different kinds are easy to register
even for the beginning amateur because the voices combine so well without
losing their distinctions. You will find it hard to believe that such a
big sound and so many sounds come from an organ of the Consolette Ii's
modest size and price. The circuitry is entirely transistorized.
As with other Schober Organs, a really good amplifier and external speaker
system are recommended to bring out the Consolette il's full resources.
A good home music system or the Schober LSS-1OA Speaker System and TR-2
Amplifier are suitable. For those who lack space end must have speakers
inside the console, the special LSS-1 speaker system can be built into
the Consolette Ii, and this will sound at least as good as commercial organs
with built-in sound systems. You may also wish to add the rotating Leslie
Organ Speaker, in addition to a good main system, for its juicy theatrical
CONSOLETTE II OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
We highly recommend the Schober Reverbatape Unit described on page 15 as
the first piece of optional equipment. You will also enjoy the Percussion
Group and the Organ Dynabeat for playing light music. The Mixer-Compressor
is useful if there is some limit to how loudly you can play, and also if
you use Percussion or Dynabeat along with a Reverbatape Unit. All these
items can be added at any time after the organ is complete.
We recommend that you have an Organ Tester if you have no electronic
test equipment. The Tuning Record supplied with your basic kits is adequate
for tuning if you have a good turntable, but you may wish to have an Autotuner
or Electronic Tuning Fork. The Transistor Voltmeter can be useful if you
have trouble, but it is not necessary.
SWELL (Upper Manual)
Stopped Flute 8'
Orchestral Flute 4'
GREAT (Lower Manual)
Open Diapason 8'
Open Flute 4'
Swell to Great 8'
Vibrato (2 depths)
Open Diapason 16'
Bass Flute 8'
Width: 44 inches.
Depth: 26-1/2 inches.
Height: 36-1/4 inches plus 8-1/4-inch music rack.
Weight: About 125 pounds assembled