The Leslie 147 is a standard speaker cabinet for use with Hammond organs. You must know this if you are looking at this review, but Leslie cabinets are unique because they have a rotating tweeter which gives Hammond organs it's signature sound. I've used the Leslie 147 with a Hammond C3 organ.
You don't need to control the Leslie 147 in any way really as everything is controlled via the organ you're using it with. You can control the tweeter in terms of if you want it to be rotating or not, but beyond that there's no real parameters to work with beyond volume control. Some Leslie cabinets have been modded over the years, but the 147 that I've used was standard. A manual isn't necessary for use with the 147, but perhaps you might want one for the organ you're using it with if you're feeling lost.
The Leslie 147 absolutely does the job for use with a Hammond organ. It sounds great through this speaker, but unless you have a few Leslies set up next to each other to shoot out, it's hard to tell what's the speaker and what's the organ itself. Having said this, the 147 sounds as good as any other Leslie cabinet that I've used before with other Hammond organs. Basically it's got a nice and full sound and has the classic rotating tweeter. What else could you ask for?
The Leslie 147 is really the perfect speaker cabinet for your Hammond or other comparable organ. There's nothing on paper that really makes the 147 stand out, as it's got the same features that you'll find with most Leslie cabinets, but the sound of the organ is impeccable through this speaker and that's really all that evidence I need. If you're choosing a Leslie cabinet for your organ, the 147 is a fine choice...
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michel_olivier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Cabin amplification Hammond organ.
One of the two best MODELS for Hammond organ with the 122.
Dimensions: 104 * 73.5 * 53 cm and about 75 pounds without wheels ...
Amp lamp 40W RMS (pramp: 12AU7, power: 2 * 6550)
2 rotary high pallor two horns for treble and a HP 15''Jensen for the grave.
2 speeds: slow / fast that one with the foot control pedals combo that goes with it (and who can connect any instrument with his jack between 6.35mm)
6-pin cable for direct connection of an organ.
Trs simple to use.
one branch, we choose the speed and that
Heat lamp & Specifications amplification of HP vintage, has great sound, best for a Hammond organ (but for one formulation or another organ also is the top!)
Super quality is rare and expensive but for a rdition a leslie 122 new, it takes dollars in 4000 I believe ...