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Kawai Novus NV10S Grand Hybrid Digital Piano - Ebony Polish

NV10S - RRP $16,995.00
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  1. Colour: Ebony Polish
  2. Number of keys: 88 keys
  3. What's in the box?: Music rest, Pedal, Power
  4. Weighted Keys?: Yes

Novus NV10S hybrid piano redefines a classic, fusing acoustic and electronic components into a new kind of instrument. Enjoy a real grand piano keyboard and damper mechanics with some of our most powerful, pristine audio processing – and much more. No strings attached.

Combining Kawai’s finest Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action and real damper mechanism, with the latest SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine and premium amplification and speaker technologies, the Novus NV10S delivers one of the most realistic grand piano playing experiences ever accomplished by a digital instrument.

HIGHLIGHTS

■  Peerless Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action
■  Unique real grand piano damper mechanism
■  SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine with multi-channel sampling
■  Premium audio processing and amplification technologies
■  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 playback, record, and overdub to USB
■  Stunning ebony polish cabinet with Soft Fall fallboard system

The Novus NV10S is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.  A stunning hybrid instrument that combines a full grand piano keyboard action and damper mechanism, with the latest digital sound and amplification technologies. Designed for and tested by professional pianists, the NV10 provides the unmistakable feeling of playing a premium quality acoustic instrument,
with all the practicality and convenience of a modern digital. Introducing the Novus NV10S – a hybrid instrument that delivers the true grand piano experience.
 

A quest for perfection

Koichi Kawai designed and built the first complete acoustic piano action in Japan in the early 1900s.  In the decades that have followed, Kawai engineers continue to pursue the company founder’s quest for perfection, pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and designs that advance the piano art form. The Millennium III grand piano action found in today’s Kawai GX series instruments exemplifies Koichi’s philosophy.

This highly-coveted action incorporates components produced using ABS Carbon, an extremely sturdy and rigid composite material that allows these action parts to be stronger, lighter, and faster than their conventional wooden counterparts. In addition, Kawai GX series grand pianos also utilise extended-length key sticks, providing greater control and a more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface.

TOUCH

The Millennium III Hybrid action represents the latest milestone in Kawai’s rich legacy of piano innovation, and serves as the centre-piece of the Novus NV10S. It comprises almost 10,000 individual parts, each playing a crucial role in allowing the performer’s fingertips to express feeling and emotion through music.
 

The future of the piano

Based on the GX series’ proven action design, Millennium III Hybrid retains the composite parts and extended key sticks of its acoustic cousin, while replacing the traditional felt hammers with individually-weighted ABS equivalents.  As a hybrid piano, there are no metal strings inside the Novus for these hammers to physically strike when the keys are played, therefore their precise movements are instead captured using high-resolution optical sensors mounted above the action.

Millennium III Hybrid delivers all of the benefits of a premium Kawai grand piano action within a digital instrument. This feat of modern engineering allows pianists of every level to enjoy the unmatched feeling of playing an acoustic grand piano, regardless of the time of day, or the size of their home.
 

ABS hybrid hammers

The Novus NV10S’ precision-engineered ABS hammers have been designed for structural stability and optimum keyboard touch-response. Each individual hammer is grade-weighted to mirror the heavier bass and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, ensuring that the NV10S’ key touch-weight feels the same as a well-regulated acoustic instrument.
 

Optical hammer sensors

The precise movements of each hammer are measured using high-resolution optical sensors, providing greater accuracy than conventional key-based sensor systems. This more advanced approach closely reproduces the mechanical flow of an acoustic piano, and allows rapid pianissimo passages with mordents or trills to be performed with greater fluency.

 
FEEL

The Novus NV10S’ beautiful chrome plated pedals and exposed pedal rods are sourced from the same GX series instruments as the premium Millennium III keyboard action. Moreover, in addition to featuring a full grand piano action, the Novus NV10S is the first hybrid instrument to also incorporate a real grand piano damper mechanism.
 

Unprecedented realism

There are no metal strings inside the Novus to require physical damping, as the instrument’s sound is produced digitally. However, in order to reproduce every aspect of playing a grand piano, the NV10S retains the damper mechanism behind the keyboard action, with graded weights attached to each damper lever replicating the load of traditional wood and felt parts, as the keys and pedal are pressed. 

This innovation allows pianists to not only hear how the damper pedal affects the Novus’ generated sound, but also feel the various mechanical interactions through their hands and feet. Such attention to detail is unprecedented in a digital instrument, and further reinforces the NV10S’ objective of delivering a true grand piano playing experience that is indistinguishable from the real thing.

SOUND

The spirit of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the Novus NV10S. Each world-class instrument is hand-crafted by Master Piano Artisans (MPAs), utilising the finest available materials to ensure optimum touch, tone, and artistic expression.
 

The premier piano of Japan

Widely regarded as ‘the premier piano of Japan,’ the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX graces the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its magnificent tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range. Shigeru Kawai is also frequently provided for official selection at some of the world’s most prestigious music competitions, including the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. At the 10th edition held in November 2018, three of the six grand finalists selected the SK-EX throughout the competition, including 1st prize winner Can Cakmur.
 
Naturally expressive sound

In order to reproduce the stunning tonal qualities of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano digitally, the Novus NV10S incorporates Kawai’s latest SK-EX Rendering technology. This advanced piano sound engine combines the well-established process of sampling with the modern approach of physical modelling, to produce a piano sound that is both rich in natural acoustic character, and dynamically responsive to the player’s musical desires.

High-performance delivery

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, one of Japan’s leading premium audio equipment manufacturers, the NV10S features specialist filtering and amplification components designed for high-resolution sound reproduction. These technologies improve tonal clarity throughout the dynamic range, while helping to preserve the unique harmonic characteristics of the Shigeru Kawai piano.

Specifications 
Width: 148cm
Height: 99.5cm
Depth: 64.5cm
Weight: 127kg
Action: Millennium III Hybrid
Solid wooden keys: Yes
88-key stereo sampling: Yes
Optical sensors: Yes
Number of sounds: 88
Virtual Technician parameters: 19
Digital interface: 5" colour LCD touchscreen
Connectivity: Bluetooth audio, Bluetooth MIDI, USB to device, USB to host, MIDI (In/Out), 1/8" stereo line in, 1/4" line out x 2, 1/4" headphone, 1/8" headphone
Output power: 135W
Speakers: 10cm x 4 (top speakers), 1.4cm x 2 (dome tweeters), 16cm x 1 (woofer)
Made in: Indonesia
Colours available: Ebony Polish
Warranty: 12 years on acoustic components, 5 years on electronic components

More Information
Brand Kawai
Bluetooth? Yes
Colour Ebony Polish
What's in the box? Music rest, Pedal, Power
Weighted Keys? Yes
Bench included? Yes
Key Type Millenium III Hammer Action
Number of keys 88 keys
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