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Kawai NOVUS NV10

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In 2016, Kawai showed the CS-X1 prototype of their collaboration with Japanese audio gurus Onkyo at Frankfurt Musikmesse. At the 2017 show, it was the turn of the Novus NV10, now available for you to buy.

The NV10 is one of the first instruments to use Kawai’s new SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine to produce an ultra-realistic and responsive Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano sound. Onkyo’s sophisticated DIDRC technology filters the sound to remove the high frequency noise usually associated with digital audio. The new Millennium III Hybrid action, based on the action found in the GX-Series acoustic grand pianos, offers the player maximum control of the tonal and dynamic colours available, making the NV10 a truly satisfying instrument to play.  This control extends to the pedals, including a brand new Grand Piano damper lift, that perfectly replicates the feel of the sustain pedal on an acoustic instrument.

Control of the NV10’s settings is accessed through a discrete touch-screen interface in the bass cheek block, including selection from a range of different sounds and preferences. The flexible USB recording functions embrace MP3 and WAV file formats – the former for smaller, easy-to-share files, and the latter for larger files offering the very best quality.

KEY FEATURES

  • Action: Millennium III Hybrid
  • No of Internal Sounds: Pianist mode: SK-EX Concert Grand with 10 rendering characters. Sound mode: 88 sounds.
  • Polyphony: 256
  • Speaker System: 45 watts x 3

  • Price

    £ 8,888

  • Pedals

    3: Grand Piano damper (including half pedal), sostenuto, soft

  • Weight

    127kg

  • Finishes

    Ebony polished