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A Legacy of Piano Innovation
After decades of research and development. Kawai’s quest for perfection has set standards in the industry. Pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and designs that advance the piano art form. The Novus NV10 marks Kawai’s latest milestone. Having designed the first hybrid grand piano, with Millennium III Keyboard action. The NV10 sets the bar.
Millennium III Keyboard Action
The first of the series. Kawai’s acclaimed NV10 is the first digital instrument to integrate acoustic grand piano keyboard action with digital technology. Renowned for the revolutionary use of extended spruce key sticks and innovative ABS Carbon components. The keys are made stronger, lighter, and inevitably more stable than conventional wooden parts. Indistinguishable from a grand piano. The NV10 is meticulously designed to improve the accuracy and precision of the keyboard's action. With a touch and feel of concert grand piano. You couldn’t tell the difference with your eyes closed.
Integrated Hammer Sensing System
Redesigned with an updated jack texture for more control. The NV10 gives you more control over your performance. Created with lighter materials, the NV10 allows you to play with extra speed. Without compromising comfort. Ideal for pianissimo music styles. All thanks to the Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), the NV10 reveals the subtle nuances of every single note. The key sensors are carefully placed so to respond to the lightest of touches. Which is perfect for more complex performances, where notes are repeated in quick succession.
The Sound Damper System
Advanced piano players require a high-quality dampening system for an expressive performance. The NV10 utilises an updated hybrid method to achieve the most dynamic response possible. This incorporates the pedals directly with the strings for a more integrated and realistic feel. Despite there being no strings, the high precision optical sensors can transmit detailed information levels to pick out the subtle nuances in your style. When engaged, the pedal subtly releases key pressure for a more authentic likeness to acoustic pianos.
Kawai’ s collaboration with hi-fi audio company Onkyo gives the NV10 the sound projection and clarity it deserves. The DIDRC filter technology removes the unnecessary high frequencies and static noise that digital instruments produce at loud volumes, resulting in a more natural sound. This feature maintains the classic tone assigned to Kawai pianos, whilst eliminating any undesirable background noise. The NV10’s speakers are specifically positioned to project groups of frequencies. The lower facing speakers produce warm, thick bass tones, whilst the top speakers project clear highs. The result is a rounded overall sound with an authentic projection for both the audience and the performer. Onkyo have also designed the headphone speaker experience, so your rehearsals and private use remain immersive.
Sound and Functions
Built into the NV10 is a 5" LCD touchscreen display to access a range of functions to enhance your enjoyment of the hybrid piano. In the Pianist mode, you can adjust the rendering characteristics of the piano to change the tonal qualities and also the resonance depth for even more control. The Virtual Technician allows various characteristics of the sounds to be adjusted from the key volume, damper noise and touch curve, for example. Kawai's multi-instrument sound engine includes electric and acoustic pianos, organs and strings to name but a few. Sounds can also be layered and split for a standard split function or 4 hands.
Installed on the NV10 is a vast library of songs that can be used to demonstrate the capabilities of the hybrid piano as well as serving as a lesson tool. Songs and pieces can be sped up, slowed down, set with a metronome and also the focus on the left hand and right-hand parts can be varied to focus on particular sections. Learn at your own pace with the NV10.
Kawai 5 Year European Warranty
As an expression of the confidence Kawai have in the design and manufacturing of their instruments, they offer a 5-year warranty for parts and labour with all their digital pianos. Within the first two years, which is covered by Gear4music, simply contact our Customer Services team on 0330 365 444 and we will organise the repair/replacement, subject to issue. Kawai will honour any manufacturing defects after this two-year period subject to completing the warranty information which will be enclosed with your piano and Kawai will organise the repair/replacement as deemed necessary.
- Number of Keys: 88
- Key Material: Spruce
- Key Components: ABS Carbon
- Keytops: Synthetic Ivory and Ebony
- Action: Millennium III Weighted
- Piano Engine: Harmonic Imaging XL
- Resonance Modelling: Acoustic Rendering
- Sound Profile: Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand
- Sensor Type: Optical
- Polyphony: 256 notes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
- USB Audio Recorder: MP3, WAV
- Recording: Overdubbing, Line In recording
- Outputs: 1/4" and 1/8" stereo jacks,
MIDI Out, 1/4" L/MONO, R[unbalanced]
- Inputs: MIDI In, 1/8' Stereo (with volume adjust knob)[unbalanced]
- USB to host
- USB to device
Speakers and Output
- Speakers: Onkyo Collaborative Design
- No. of Speakers: 7
- Top Speakers: 10cm x 4
- Dome Tweeters: 1.4cm x 2
- Subwoofer: 16cm x 1
- Power Output: 135W (45W x 3)
- Headphone Enhancements: Discrete SpectraModule™ Headphone Amplifier, Spacial Headphone Sound, Headphone Type, Headphone Amplifier
- Sound Demo: 39 songs
- Piano Music: 42 songs
- Concert Magic: 179 songs
- Colour: Polished Ebony
- Interface: LCD Colour Screen
- Music Rest: Included
- Lid Type: Folding
- Pedals: Damper, Soft, Sostenuto
- Width: 148 cm
- Depth: 64.5cm
- Height: 92.5cm (not including music rest)
- Weight: 127 kg
This piano needs to be delivered and installed by a specialist courier and can therefore take up to 1-2 weeks.
For a more accurate delivery time on these pianos, please contact our team on 0330 365 4444 or email email@example.com as some finishes might be built to order.