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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.