The Recital console is made of genuine walnut wood (solids and veneers) and is available in the Schober Standard Finish (see page 11), lacquered, or unfinished. The Pedal Clavier, in easy-to-assemble kit form, conforms to AGO standards. It is super-strong, with adjustable pedal tension and replaceable natural caps and sharps. Its positive action, durability, and beauty, make it one of the best claviers in the organ industry - pipe or electronic - a fitting adjunct to the impressive Recital console and bench.
Internal circuitry is completely transistorized and comprises components of the highest commercial quality. The solid-state design and the wide use of printed circuitry, as well as such unusual quality features as gold switch contacts and a regulated power supply, assure steady, dependable operation without attention for many years. All parts of the Recital Organ are guaranteed for five years as detailed on the back cover of this catalog.
Typical cost of all the kits and parts you will need to build the basic Recital Organ is $1850 if you choose the easily assembled kit console; you can break this expenditure into three parts to spread the cost over a period of time. The cost can be higher or lower if you choose a different console finish (or finish it yourself) or build your own console from our plans. All this is explained in the Price List. This price results in all you need for a complete organ, ready to play - except for an amplifier and loudspeaker system. If you purchase amplifier and speakers from Schober, typical cost is $278 - more or less, depending on choices explained in the Price Lists. You do not need to buy amplifier and speakers from Schober if you have a good high-fidelity or stereo system (see page 13). There are also optional accessories you may wish to add now or later, but the organ is complete without them.
The standard Recital voicing specification, shown on the opposite page, is primarily for classic music, the main purpose for which this organ was designed. These same voices, with vibrato added and the playing style changed, also give excellent results with light music. With the aid of the optional Library of Stops Kits SRS-1, which supplies a very large selection of electronic components and detailed instructions, you can make up practically any organ voices you may wish, and plug them in place of the standard ones. Since plugging in a new stop takes only a few seconds, you can keep any number of these alternate voices on hand and use them whenever you like. At any one time, you keep 32 stops plugged in for instant selection with the stop tablets.
The 32 speaking stops (voices) listed are standard equipment and you must have them. There is no limit to the number of extra plug-in stops you can have, but we cannot design particular voices on demand. You must "design" them yourself, which is quite easy with the Library of Stops kit and instructions. The kit also furnishes specific instructions for a wide variety of nonstandard stops which you do not even have to design for yourself
The seven octaves of pitches provided by the Recital Tone Generators, the availability of five pitch registers on each manual and four for the pedals, and the basic design of the organ afford voicing directly parallel to that of pipes for both traditional and theatrical playing.
Five buttons control upper-keyboard and pedal stops; four control lower- keyboard and pedal stops; and four "generals" (in parallel with the toe studs) control all stops simultaneously.
A new combination is preset for any button simply by holding the button in and arranging the tablets as desired. Thereafter, pressing that button will produce the new combination. The combination action is a necessity for professional organists and for all church and concert work. It is a convenience for the learner and amateur. It can be installed while the organ is being assembled, or at any later time.
The rotating Leslie Organ Speaker LSL-150 is very effective in addition to a good standard speaker system in giving either the juicy vibrato which so enhances popular and theatre music or, at its slow speed, in adding the sense of "movement" to more serious music.
Both of the Recital Organ channels may be heard through a single amplifier and speaker system by simply shifting the position of one resistor on a printed circuit in the organ, per instructions. This is the more usual mode of operation. The separate swell shoes and vibrato circuits are still effective. A change from single-channel to dual-channel (or vice versa) is easily made at any time.
For church work you may want the Schulmerich ChimeAtron. The Mixer-Compressor is desirable for any kind of music wherever there is some limit on the maximum volume you can use. The Headphone System furnishes excellent sound quality for "silent" practice. For playing light music you will enjoy using the Organ Dynabeat and the Percussion Group. All these accessories are described on other pages. They should be added after your organ is complete and playing - at any time in the future. None of them is necessary; you have a complete and satisfactory organ without them.
We recommend you order an Organ Tester if you do not have electronic
test equipment; it facilitates checking after final assembly and in case
you should have any trouble. The Transistor Voltmeter is useful but not
necessary. The Tuning Record included in your basic kits is adequate for
tuning if you have a good turntable, but you may wish to have one of the