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Hammond 981 Leslie Rotary Speaker Red Walnut/Walnut Veneer

BH #HA981 • MFR #981
Hammond
Hammond 981 Leslie Rotary Speaker Red Walnut/Walnut Veneer
Key Features
  • Single-Channel Input
  • More Powerful Driver and Rotor
  • One-Piece Spindle Base for Strength
  • 300W RMS Solid-State Amp and Vacuum Pre
The red walnut/walnut veneer version of the Hammond 981 Leslie Rotary Speaker is a more powerful Leslie cabinet featuring a two-speed horn rotor coupled to a heavy duty driver and a 15" woofer firing into a bass rotor. The cabinet uses a 300-watt RMS solid-state amplifier with a vacuum tube preamplifier for tone.
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Hammond 981 Overview

The red walnut/walnut veneer version of the Hammond 981 Leslie Rotary Speaker is a more powerful Leslie cabinet featuring a two-speed horn rotor coupled to a heavy duty driver and a 15" woofer firing into a bass rotor. The cabinet uses a 300-watt RMS solid-state amplifier with a vacuum tube preamplifier for tone.

The unit has 11-pin and 8-pin Leslie sockets for providing connection and onboard control of your Hammond organ. The 1/4" audio and 1/4" footswitch jacks allow for connection to other instruments without the need for an external preamplifier.

The newly designed dual-race horn bearing features a spindle base that is constructed from one piece for improved mounting straightness and rigidity. It also uses double-row bearings with deeper raceway grooves to provide a greater degree of contact between the bearings and the raceway. This design improves the radial/axial loads and balance of the instrument for lower noise levels and smoother operation.

For controls, the speaker cabinet includes knobs for master volume, bass, mid-range, treble, horn level, subwoofer level, and overdrive for tube distortion. It also includes screwdriver adjustment controls for the fall and rise times of the rotors.

Hammond 981 Specs

ChannelSingle
Inputs11-pin Leslie socket
8-pin Leslie socket
1/4" line input jack
1/4" foot switch jack (FS-9H not included)
Outputs1/4" line output jack suitable to drive a powered subwoofer
DesignTwo-speed horn and bass rotor
Amplifier300 W RMS Solid-State Amplifier with Vacuum Tube preamplifier
SpeakersHigh-power horn driver
15" woofer
ControlsMaster volume
Bass,
Mid-range
Treble
Horn level
Subwoofer level
Adjustable fall & rise times for rotors (screwdriver control)
Overdrive control for tube distortion
DimensionsNot specified by the manufacturer
WeightNot specified by the manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight149 lb

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Can an output jack be added for headphones?
Asked by: Pat K.
The Hammond 981SE Leslie does not have a headphone output. There is a 1/4 output but it is intended to drive a powered subwoofer.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2021-09-14
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