Millennium® Carillon Specifications
Optional recording Librarian
Perform and store 2000 average length selections. User recordings are permanently stored and cataloged in NOR type FLASH memory. You can use the free software apps to backup all of your recordings or move them to new equipment when you upgrade. The optional Management Suite supports remote control of the recording and librarian functions.
The heart of the time clock is a temperature compensated crystal oscillator that is accurate to ±1 Min/Yr. (0°C to 40°C). Battery back up insures continuous time keeping. We offer two options to daily synchronize the clock to within 1 sec. Free software apps can keep the carillon corrected to Internet time. A GPS receiver/synchronizer is also available.
Optical isolation between all audio and control outputs and digital control circuits limits damage from electrical storms and power surges. Transient Voltage protection is designed in at strategic points throughout the circuitry.
The audio engine features High Definition, studio quality Digital to Analog conversion for better than CD quality, low distortion and noise, extreme dynamic range. This means no distortion when many bells ring together and no raspy sounding bell decay tails. Linear (non-lossy) storage of the bell samples provides the highest clarity available.
Polyphony is the number of simultaneous notes available for simultaneous playback. Higher numbers of available notes are better because when the total voices available are used up, a note that hasn't finished ringing has to be truncated in order for a new note to play. Other systems get by their limitations by only playing simple arrangements of two-octaves or less. The Millennium Carillon has 64 voice polyphony. All five-octaves may sound simultaneously. None are truncated, even with the fastest arpeggios.
Multiple simultaneous bell voice capability allows bells to finish ringing when a new bell voice is selected – no notes are ever cut off. Dual organ manuals can ring multiple voices simultaneously. Tolling bells, which naturally take 30 seconds or more to decay, continue to hum naturally even if it is followed by a song.
In many digital carillons, distortions occur when the recording of a given-sized bell is sped up to mimic the sound of a smaller bell. This distortion is eliminated in the Millennium Carillon, which has recordings of many sizes of bells. This adds to the realism, because each recorded bell has its own character. Additional realism is achieved because the smaller bells retain their natural decay rate rather than the shortened decays caused by playing back too fast.
- MIDI compatible Keyboard Input works with many organs
- Professional balanced audio line output to tower amplifier
- Power control to provide power switching to modern amplifiers with energy saving intelligent power supplies and remotely located amplifiers
- Audio line output to PA system mixer
- USB port for connecting to the remote Management Suite
- AC Power Input (Standby 15W)
- Data port for optional tower bell clappers, hammers and swinging bell motors as well as clock dial movements
- Optional 60W Audio Output for Inside/Organ Chime Speakers
- Optional Switched AC Power Outlet for Tower Amplifier (1000W Max)
Millennium Carillon in a 19-inch rack mountable chassis:
5¼H x 19W x 15¾D (in.); 22 lb.
When packaged in the oak case:
6¾H x 20½W x 16¾D (in.); 38 lb.
530W Rack mounted amplifier:
3½H x 19W x 15¾D (in.); 33 lb.
530W Amplifier in matching oak case:
6¾H x 20½W x 16¾D (in.); 48lb.