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72 Note Nidec/Sankyo Orpheus Movement

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( 19cm long, 7.5cm wide,  3.5cm high )

Tune Description

The music that this musical movement produces is golden. It sounds like a Swiss music box!

I would have to say this musical movement is by far the best of all the 72-note movements Sankyo has produced to date.

“The Trout” is a theme with variations, in 3 parts. The musical arrangement just plain sparkles.

In part one, the general theme is heard, without much decoration.

The second part is a variation on the theme heard in part one, however the music becomes more decorated.

Part three is very decorated indeed. The music sounds like a waterfall, a spring shower or a fountain.

The music is overflowing with life. I can’t say enough about how great this movement really is. Believe me, it is a masterpiece.

72 Note Movement

This kind of Nidec/Sankyo movement plays two or three tunes (or parts) and is made in Japan. Playing time is usually about 6 minutes. There are 72 notes (or "teeth") on the comb. There is a lot of bass sound in the comb, and the arrangements are usually very spectacular in nature. Our in-house comb machine and Rick's expertise result in Bell-Like Tuning unrivalled in new movements for decades.

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The Trout

''Theme'' Hear Full Tune
F. Schubert

''Variations 2'' Hear Full Tune
F. Schubert

''Variations 3'' Hear Full Tune
F. Schubert

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US $1030

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1. If you buy one of our large music boxes together with one of our movements, we will install the movement free of charge.
2. If you buy just the movement, it ships complete with winding key, mounting screws, operating lever, an attractive tune label, and an accurate drilling template. For box-building details, refer to our Box Design & Installation Considerations.


We also stock 15mm (just over 9/16”) long key extenders (necessary for box bottoms thicker than 3/8 - which we do not recommend). These are only available with the purchase of a movement. Contact us for details.
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