Kienle® Pipe Resonator Audio Systems
Continuous innovation and exceptional quality for more than 50 years.
Over the last fifty years Kienle® has installed its revolutionary pipe resonator audio systems in over 500 churches and concert halls. Its experience in the design and installation of systems of widely differing systems has enabled the company to accurately determine the most appropriate disposition of speakers in a particular space. Whether it be the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall in China (both of which have Kienle® systems), or a church, be it large or small, Kienle® can install an audio system that will work for any digital organ installation.
Decades of Innovation
One of the fundamental challenges inherent in digital organ design and installation has been the replication of the most characteristic element of pipe organ sound: the vibration of air in a pipe. The physical changes in the air space, and the frequency of the vibration are not reproducible digitally. The human ear is extraordinarily sensitive and can respond to minute pressure variations. Indeed, it has been calculated that the ear is capable of detecting pressure variations of less than one billionth of atmospheric pressure. That is why many digital organs can sound flat and two dimensional. When the ear does not experience the pressure variations it commonly associates with pipe organ sound, it is not convinced by the digital replica it is hearing.
Generous acoustical environments can help overcome this situation, as the digital sound is allowed to develop naturally in the room, but in dry rooms it can be challenging to overcome this basic deficiency in digital reproduction.
Natural Pipe Sound
With the Kienle® Pipe Resonator System, the concept of creating real vibration in real pipes has finally come of age. Kienle® has figured out not only how to create the air vibration, but also how to disperse it widely in the room, just like a real pipe organ. The effect is magnificent and surprising, and the further one stands from a Kienle® Pipe Resonator System, the more one is aware of being enveloped by completely convincing pipe organ sound.
Kienle® Pipe Resonator Systems provide a stable and unobtrusive sound that mirrors the acoustic blending and polyphonic sound dispersion of a conventional pipe organ. These systems are available in a range from compact to large in order to meet the demands of your home, church, university, concert hall, or other venue. Kienle® Pipe Resonator Systems are also suitable in temporary organ setups for special events due to their portable nature.
Hear the difference for yourself!
Listen to J.S. Bach's triumphant "Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major" (BWV 552) played on a traditional loudspeaker audio system compared to Kienle's pipe resonator audio system. The recordings were made with a Content® Mondri Series organ console.
Loudspeaker sound tends to be obtrusive, direct, bright, and does not acoustically blend sound within the room. Kienle's pipe resonator sound is smooth, rich, and disperses acoustically correct pipe organ surround sound naturally throughout the room.
It is best to use high-quality headphones in order to hear the true difference.
However, you will still notice many obvious differences through your computer speakers.
Kienle® Pipe Resonator System
Additional Kienle® Pipe Resonator Music Samples
"Prière à Notre-Dame"
"Vater unser im himmelreich"
"Toccata in F Major" (BuxWV 157)
Kienle® Pipe Resonator Systems
Perfect for situations where available space is an issue. The Kienle® Compact requires very little room, but delivers a wave of sound as big as any large church organ. Sound resonating upward through the pipes is dispersed throughout the room in the same way as a conventional pipe organ. Low frequencies are handled through a down-firing subwoofer.
Dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 x 78.7 in
100-Watt Internal Amplifier
Available in Black, Light Oak, and Dark Oak
The Kienle® Element is a beautiful accent that sits atop your organ console. You can even mount it on a wall to give the room a unique focal point or to increase sound dispersion. The Kienle® Element is available in two widths to meet the needs of the organist and provides accurate sound reproduction from high to low frequencies.
Element "90" Dimensions: 35.4 x 15.7 x 100.3 in
Element "120" Dimensions: 47.2 x 15.7 x 100.3 in
Resonators: Tin and Aluminum
Available in Oak
The Kienle® Dock can be combined with any existing console or mounted on a wall to create a beautiful pipe facade. You also have the option to customize the Dock with a beautiful cabinet design instead of an open façade. Perfect for home, church, universities, concert halls, or any other venue. It can even be part of a temporary organ setting for events.
Dimensions: 79.9 x 47.2 x 91.3 in
3 Resonators Modules
Resonators: Tin and Aluminum
Available in Oak
Designed specifically to fit into the corners of a room, the Kienle® Pro brings all the elements of a large pipe organ system into your home or church for a fraction of the cost. The Pro model is characterized by modern, first-class appearance and the wide sound dispersion created by the two quadrants envelopes the listener with natural pipe sound.
Dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 x 82.6 in (1 Quadrant)
100-Watt Amplifier and Down-firing Subwoofer
Available in Light/Dark Oak, and Matte Finishes
The Kienle® Individual is a completely customized system for your home, church, university, or concert hall. Experts from Verdin and Kienle will work directly with you to design a pipe resonator audio system that will work within your space and your budget.
Kienle's largest installation, the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi, as well as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall in China are testaments to Kienle's worldwide popularity and un-matched ingenuity.
Contact us today to see how you can get started.