|Without air, there is no sound. On the left we can see the air supply entering the chamber from the ceiling. On the right is the view of the pipe as it reaches floor level and enters one of the wind regulators.|
ranks have their longest 8-12 pipes at or just above floor level.
LEFT: In the front of the chamber are the biggest pipes of the 16' Oboe Horn rank. Their mitered construction is much less impressive than the 16' Tuba Mirabilis in the Solo Chamber.
RIGHT: Pictured are the biggest pipes of the 8' Saxophone in the foreground, and the 8' Horn Diapason in back.
few pipes are actually on the floor level in the main chamber. Instead
a lot of wiring, wind reservoirs, regulators and tremulants occupy most
of the floor
space. The top photo shows some of the wiring and the bottom of the
second level of pipes.
The bottom photo shows the wiring boards in the main chamber. The two sets of red vertical boards are the 32' extension of the Viol Diapason rank which was added in 1998.
Also note the spring in the bottom right corner of the photo. This is from one of the wind reservoirs in the chamber.