View Full Version : Leslie 122, 145
03-04-2005, 12:14 PM
This may seem like a stupid question, but I would like to know the difference between 122's 145's and 147's.
Is there any sound quality difference between them?
I own a 147 and is sounds very good IMO.
03-04-2005, 07:58 PM
You got a 147? well it really does not get any better than that, unless you take the opinion of those who have 122's.
03-04-2005, 10:28 PM
The only technical difference is that the 122 accepts a balanced input signal, as opposed to the 147's unbalanced input, and has the slow/fast motor changeover controlled by a relay instead of direct a/c switching. The 145 is a shorter version of the 147 (forget by how many inches) with a slightly less marked bass response.
122 better than a 147? Hadn't really noticed but maybe someone's tried them side by side, connected to the same instrument at the same time, with instant switchover for making comparisons!
Me, I stuck with a 145 for years, also had a 147, 770 and even a 710 at various times. the 145 was the one I liked best, but when I was with Kawai, I got our engineer to rebuild two 415's, new custom valve amps, speakers, the works. Boy, did they scream!
03-06-2005, 02:09 AM
A 145 is 8 inches shorter as is a 142 compared with a 122. The amp is same but the cabinet is just shorter. A 122 was built for the B series Hammonds. It's true in those cases the bass may lack a little punch but they are great cabinets. Problem now is with the same with the console organs, people want an arm and leg for them.
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