Kawai NOVUS NV10 Hybrid Grand
Kawai merges two excellent piano crafting disciplines into one, with the new Kawai NOVUS NV10 Hybrid Grand. Its strikingly ebony polish cabinet leaves the impression of a professional grand piano, while occupying less floor space than a standard upright. Designed for and tested by professionals, the NV10 delivers the distinctive feel and tonality of a premium quality acoustic instrument, with practicality and flexibility of a modern digital. The NV10 bestows the most indistinguishable acoustic quality ever offered in a digital instrument.
Millennium III Hybrid Action
The Millennium III Hybrid Action represents the latest accomplishment in Kawai’s rich heritage of piano innovation. The design of the Millennium III Hybrid Action adopts ideas from those of the Kawai GX Action; both utilize ABS Carbon, and extended length key sticks. The ABS Carbon gives the action the properties of rigidness and lightness, while the extended key sticks administer greater control and response. The Millennium III Hybrid replaces conventional felt hammers with individually-weighted ABS counterparts, allowing the IHSS contact-less high-resolution optical sensors to precisely register fine movements.
Real Damper Mechanism
The first hybrid integrated with a real grand piano damper mechanism, the NV10 offers the true playing experience with a real damper. The elegant chrome plated pedals and exposed pedal rods are sourced from the GX series instruments. The tactile changes produced by the depressed damper contributes to the authentic realism of the NV10. Although there are no metal strings in the NV10, the hybrid audibly reproduces the damper’s effects digitally, most notably through sympathetic resonance.
In partnership with Onkyo, the surveyors of premium audio technology, Kawai creates filtering and amplifications components for high-resolution sound production. These components preserve the harmonic characteristics of the Shigeru Kawai piano. The latest SK-EX Rendering technology combines digital sampling with the approach of physical modelling, resulting in a natural acoustic character. The specialized speaker system conveys power, depth, and clarity, with dynamic responses that easily translates musical expression.
The Virtual Technician allows players the freedom to customize the sounds and performance of their piano. With 19 parameters, players can make refinements in real-time through the Virtual Technician app.
The NV10 features a stunning 5″ LCD touchscreen display. Discreetly nestled in the left cheekblock, the intuitive interface is easy to navigate through the internal digital features. The NV10 can be connected to a number of devices. Audio jacks can connect the piano to project in larger settings, while USB and MIDI ports transfer music data into/out of a computer. Bluetooth provides wireless connectivity to smart devices.
Dimensions: 58.2″(W) x 25.3″(D) x 36.4″(H)/148(W) x 64.5(D) x 92.5(H)cm
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