Kawai Novus NV10 Hybrid Digital Piano - Polished Ebony
The Kawai NV10 is the first of its kind in the new series of hybrid digital pianos from Kawai. This remarkable instrument features Kawai's finest Millenium III acoustic grand piano keyboard action, including a real damper mechanism with the lastest SK-EX rendering piano sound engine and premium amplification technology from audio specialist Onkyo delivering the most realistic piano playing experience ever accomplished by a digital instrument. This strikingly beautiful ebony polish cabinet gives pianists the impression of playing a premium grand piano while occupying less floor space than a standard upright.
Ultimate grand experience
The Novus NV10 is the first digital instrument to incorporate Kawai's leading Millennium III acoustic grand piano keyboard action technology, offering modern and traditional players a superior performance experience. Distinguished pianists will appreciate the systems pioneering use of extended spruce keys sticks and innovative ABS Carbon components for long-lasting durability. These components are manufactured to be stronger and lighter and dimensionally stable than conventional wooden parts, improving the accuracy and attention to detail each key has for smooth and consistent playability.
The Millennium III hybrid keyboard replaces traditional felt hammers with modern ABS equivalents that are individually graded in weight from bass to treble allowing the subtle nuances of each note to be noticed. These notes are accurately read by the meticulously placed by the high-precision optical sensors, reading the subtle movements of each hammer to the corresponding keys are played.
The Novus NV10 is the first hybrid instrument to incorporate a real grand piano damper mechanism. While there are no strings inside the NV10 for psychical dampening, an advanced pianist will still get a high-quality dampening pedal replicating the true weighting of a grand piano, while also mechanically easing the keyboard action’s touch weight as the pedal is pressed.
Kawai SK-EX Grand Piano Sound
The magnificent warm and heavy, dark reverb tone of the Kawai's flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano is at the heart of the Novus NV10 hybrid piano. This high-end grand piano has a reputation as the ‘premier pianos of Japan, gracing the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range. The Kawai Harmonica Imaging sound technology captures the magnificent tone of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano by recording each key individually, preserving the rich harmonic character.
Premium Sound Technology in collaboration with Onkyo
Onkyo is Japan's leading premium audio equipment manufacturers known for their high-end audio reproduction. The NV10 is one of Kawai first instrument to utilise their specialist component technology for exceptional tonal depth. The power of this cutting-edge component technology such as the 1-bit processing, dual DAC signal conversion and Onkyo’s DIDRC filtering, the CA98 optimised power amplifiers reproduce the Shigeru Kawai grand piano sound with stunning clarity, richness and power, while the high-performance Discrete SpectraModule headphone amplifier ensures the finest quality listening experience. The 7 speaker system is designed to reproduce three dimensional sound field of a grand piano with the lower facing speakers producing warm, thick bass tones, whilst the top speakers project clear highs. Onkyo has also designed the headphone amplifier guaranteeing the finest quality and most engaging listening experience even when playing in privacy.
Easy to Use Interface
To the left of the keyboard is an easy to use control panel touch screen that is touch sensitive and colour lit. The attractive user interface makes navigating the NV10 onboard features a breeze to swipe through. The screen is at a comfortable reaching distance and accessing functions like the pianist mode offers quick editing functions to the piano voices. The screen can also be set to turn off automatically while playing, thus preserving the instruments acoustic piano-like appearance and minimising any visual distractions to the performer.
The integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology, allows the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. By connecting your smart device you can easily expand the instruments’ functionality with a wide range of education, performance and scoring apps. A dedicated Kawai Virtual Technician control app is also freely available, providing an enjoyable way to learn about and adjust various acoustic piano characteristics from an attractive touch interface, without the need for additional adapters or cables.
Stunning Cabinet Design
Kawai's NV10 is a masterpiece of striking beauty. The cabinet is finished from top to bottom in a luxurious ebony polish finish with gleaming silver-chrome fittings and an exposed pedal trap-work design. The instrument’s broad music rest has been smoothly made with rounded edges and a simulated leather lining at the base. Designed with the viewing angle in mind the stand can be adjusted to suit any performers playing position and can even be set to sketching music ideas. The keyboard cover has components to stop the fallboard closing so hard. The ultra slow closing system protects the player's hands and the piano's luxurious finish from any harm that a jarring close might cause.
- Peerless Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action
- A unique real grand piano damper mechanism
- SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine with multi-channel sampling
- Premium audio processing and amplification powered by Onkyo
- High-fidelity 7-speaker delivery system for enhanced depth
- Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
- Modern 5″ LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock
- Flexible Virtual Technician function with 19 adjustable parameters
- MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
- Stunning ebony polish cabinet with Soft Fall fallboard system
- Height - 925mm
- Width - 1480mm
- Depth - 645mm
- Weight - 127kg
- Finish - Polished Ebony
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