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Vivace 40 - External Speakers (1 reply and 2 comments)
Recently acquired a Vivace 40 in private sale to replace a Domus 832. The Domus had two external speakers whose leads and jacks connected into the back of the console. I noticed that the Vivace 40 doesn't have the same setup. I'm assuming there is a way to connect these same speakers to the Vivace 40? There are various ports under the manual, but they did not connect the speakers. I know I may well be overlooking something glaringly obvious, but I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions regarding the external speakers. Thanks!
Under the manuals you have a panel with a headphone jack at one end. You will be able to connect external speakers to this. You will need an amplifier as well as just the speakers.
Alternatively if you want the external speakers to be permanently connected you could take the back off the organ, disconnect its internal speakers and connect your external speakers in their place.
Thanks for that - yes, I did try connecting the speakers to the headphone jack and noticed a very soft sound from the speakers; it didn't occur to me that an amplifier might be needed. We are on a very limited budget currently in our church, so I don't know if buying an amplifier will be a realistic option.
Any idea if my old Domus 832 (which did have external speakers connected) might have an amplifier which could be transplanted into the Vivace 40?
Using external speakers only could be an option - the general sound quality would be better I imagine. However, I have found with another instrument that the internal speakers are good for the bass notes in the absence of a subwoofer.
Your old organ will certainly have an amplifier but unless you know what you are doing electronically it is very unlikely you will be able to use it on another organ.
It should be possible to buy a second hand hi-fi amplifier quite cheaply. As a guide, I would guess that you will need at least 100 Watts per channel. (You may have to experiment to find how much power you really need as. amongst other things, it depends on the size of the room and how loudly your congregation sing.)
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