At Bonners Music, we are thrilled to be able to present the astounding piece of technology which is the Kawai Novus digital piano. Finally bridging the gap between the acoustic and digital realms, the Kawai Novus sets a new benchmark in the musical world.
With this hybrid piano, you will be getting all the feel of a traditional acoustic piano, but you won't have to worry about tuning it or about disturbing your neighbours, as the sound is produced electronically, and so you will also be able to plug in headphones whilst you play.
The central sound that you will be able to explore is the stunning Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, and this is sampled and rendered to an unbelievably high level through 1-bit processing, premium dual DACs, and DIDRC filter and amplification technology powered by Japan’s leading high-end audio manufacturer, Onkyo.
What you will get with this hybrid digital piano though that you would not get with many other conventional digital pianos is the unbelievably impressive authentic feel, which is thanks to such stunning features as the inclusion of optical sensors which take the place of the piano strings, and accurately measure the velocity and speed of the hammer movements. This, along with the carefully weighted pedals and graded keys, will give you an all encompassing authentic playing experience, where you can have full control of your musical expression.
If you want to know more about this exquisite Kawai Novus piano then feel free to give us a call and you can speak to one of our experts on 01323 639335. They will be happy to advise you and will also let you know whether we have models in stock either in our Reigate or Eastbourne stores for you to come in and try before you buy!
Kawai Novus NV10 Hybrid Digital Piano The Millenium 3 key action and Shigeru Kawai Concert piano voices mean that Novus offers the closest possible experience to playing an acoustic grand piano. Cutting-edge features including Bluetooth Audio & MIDI, as well as an intuitive touchscreen operating system, results in one of the best digital pianos money can buy. Tony White - Bonners Piano Specialist The brand new Novus NV10 hybrid digital piano from Kawai finally bridges the gap between digital and acoustic pianos. This is the very first digital piano to utilise Kawai's acclaimed Milennium III grand piano keyboard action - exactly the same keyboard used in their market leading acoustic grand pianos. Key Features Of The Kawai Novus NV10: Millennium 3 Grand Piano Keyboard Hammer Action Grand Piano Pedals System Mechanical Damper Mechanism Touch Screen Display Control Panel High Performance Onkyo Amplification & Speakers System Spatial Acoustic Sampling For Grand Piano Sound Beautiful Luxury Polished Ebony Cabinet Design Part Exchange Your Existing Instrument Do you already own a piano that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai Novus NV10? Email us details of what you have to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately. We take digitals and uprights in part exchange. What Is A Hybrid Piano? A Hybrid Piano usually refers to a digital piano that has the keyboard action and mechanism taken from a traditional acoustic piano. This results in a more authentic touch and musical experience for the player when comapred with traditional digital-only pianos. The sound is generated electronically, so Hybrid pianos never require tuning and the other regular maintenance associated with acoustic pianos. Hybrid pianos such as the Kawai Novus NV10 allow the use of headphones for the times when you want ot practice without disturbing other people in the household or neighbouring properties. Quite simply, the Novus NV10 gives you all the benfits of a digital piano, whilst retaining the delicate, responsive touch of a traditional acoustic grand. Keyboard Action, Hammers & Dampers The felt hammers in the NV10's action have been replaced with ABS equivalents, and are individually graded in weight form the bass register to the treble, resulting in long-lasting reliability without compromising performance. Optical sensors take the place of the piano strings, and accurately measure the velocity and speed of the hammer movements to give a ensure a natural response is achieved by the performing musician. The NV10 is the first Hybrid piano from any manufacturer to feature a real grand piano damper mechanism. Although there are no strings in the NV10, the inclusion of traditional felt dampers reproduces the weighting of a grand piano sustain pedal, and also eases the keyboard's resistance when the pedal is pressed. This particular feature is unique to the Kawai NOVUS NV10 and has not been included in hybrid pianos from other manufacturers. Sound Reproduction The NOVUS NV10 features the sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. This particular piano is one of the finest grand pianos in the World, and is authentically recreated in the NV10. This piano sound is used in other high-performance Kawai digital pianos, but in the NOVUS NV10, it is further enhanced by 1-bit processing, premium dual DACs, and DIDRC filter and amplification technology powered by Japan’s leading high-end audio manufacturer, Onkyo. Quite simply, there is no other digital grand piano avialable that has the specification or performance of the Novus NV10. You will be able to see the Novus NV10 as soon as it is available in our Kawai Piano Shops: Kawai Piano Shop Surrey: Bonners Piano Centre, 46B Albert Road North, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9EL: Tel: 01737 242174 Kawai Piano Shop Sussex: Bonners Music Superstore, 56 Langney Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3JN Tel: 01323 639335 On-site parking is available at both our piano stores. Keyboard Millennium III Hybrid grand piano action 88 wooden keys 88 key graded ABS hammers IHSS contact-less optical sensors Damper mechanism Pedals Damper (with half pedal support) Soft Sostenuto Piano Sound Pianist mode: SK-EX Rendering 88-key multi-channel sampling SK-EX recording Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL) Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL) 88-key stereo sampling SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording 256 note maximum polyphony Piano Resonance Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering Damper Resonance String Resonance Undamped String Resonance Aliquot Resonance Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering Damper Resonance String Resonance Undamped String Resonance Cabinet Resonance Piano Adjustment (Virtual Technician) Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve) Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing) Damper Resonance Damper Noise String Resonance Undamped String Resonance Cabinet Resonance Key-off Effect Fall-back Noise Hammer Delay Topboard Simulation Decay Time Minimum Touch Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning) Temperament (incl. User Temperament) Temperament Key Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume) Half-Pedal Adjust Soft Pedal Depth Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)Number Of Sounds Pianist mode: 10 rendering characters Sound mode: 88 voices Brilliance Conrtrol Yes Other Effects 24 Types Speakers, Amplification & Headphones Speakers 10 cm x 4 (top speakers) 1.4 cm x 2 (dome tweeters) 16 cm x 1 (woofer) Output Power 135 W (45 W x 3) Headphone Enhancements Onkyo SpectraModule� headphone amplifier Spatial Headphone Sound Headphone Type Headphone Amplifier Headphone connectors: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks User Interface5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) Keycover 5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) Music Rest Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability) Width 148 cm Depth 64.5 cm Height 92.5 cm (not including music rest) Kawai Novus NV10 Weight 127KG / 280lbs Basic Functions Dual Split Four Hands Transpose Tuning Favorite When in pianist mode it is possible to record up to three 1-part songs, totalling approximately 30 minutes of music. When playing in sound mode, it is possible to record up to ten songs containing up to 2 parts (tracks), totalling 90,000 notes USB Audio Recorder Audio FormatMP3, WAV Overdubbing is possible ALso records audio from the line-input Metronome The metronome in the NV10 can either produce a traditional 'click' sound, or a choice of various drum rhtyhms. Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 100 Drum Patterns Bluetooth Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible) Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT Line Outputs & Inputs Audio Outputs: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced] Audio Inputs:1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob) [unbalanced] USB Connectivity USB To Host USB To Device
Kawai Novus NV5 Hybrid Piano Following in the footsteps of the flagship Novus NV10 model with grand piano keyboard action, the Kawai NV5 is a high quality digital piano fitted with the piano keyboard of a traditional upright acoustic piano. The combination of Kawai's very best digital piano sound engine along with authentic keyboard action results in an exquisite playing experience that a traditional digital piano cannot match. The introduction of the Novus NV5 brings Kawai's hybrid piano experience to a wider audience. The keyboard touch is one of the most accurate you will find in a digital instrument whilst the Kawai touchscreen operating system ensures there's plenty of technology available for players who want to delve deeper into their musical creativity. Tony White - Bonners Piano Specialist PART EXCHANGE YOUR PIANO If you already own a piano which you would like to upgrade to the new Kawai NV5 then please email details of what you have to email@example.com. It is helpful if you could attach some photos to your email. We'll get right back to you with a part exchange valuation and you could have the new Novus NV5 in your home quicker than you first thought! We offer great part exchange values and it saves you the inconvenience of selling your instrument on the private market. BUY ONLINE OR TRY THE NV5 IN OUR STORES Before we tell you any more about this wonderful new piano, we wanted to let you know that you can either buy online or come and try the Kawai Novus NV5 in our stores. Our digital piano centres are located in Eastbourne (Sussex), Reigate (Surrey), and from winter 2019, Milton Keynes - very close to the M1 motorway. Millennium III Hybrid upright piano keyboard action The Kawai Novus NV5 has a piano keyboard which is very similar in design and construction to that found in a traditional acoustic upright piano. The keyboard weighting and sensitivity replicates that of an acoustic instrument, which means that it should be easy to transition from one instrument to another. The Novus NV5 is one of the very best digital instruments on the market for practicing for exams, performances and recitals, as well as being the perfect instrument for beginners who want to learn piano but require the convenient functions of a digital instrument. The optical hammer sensing system ensures that every nuance and subtlety of your performance is replicated by the instrument. Real upright piano damper mechanism for true key and pedal weighting When using the damper pedal on an acoustic piano, the weighting of the keyboard is slightly reduced. The Novus NV5 is the only upright Hybrid Piano which faithfully replaces this behaviour and adds to the overall authenticity of the musical experience. SK-EX Rendering sound engine with multi-channel piano sampling Kawai have been manufacturing Acoustic pianos for over 90 years, and their latest flagship instrument is the magnificent Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand. Kawai have meticulously sampled (recorded) the sound of the SK-EX Concert Grand using multi-channel recording techniques and it is this sound which you hear when you first play the NV5. There are, of course, a huge range of different piano tones for a wide range of musical tastes, plus other voices such as E.PIano, Harpsichord, Strings, Organ and more. The NV5 is certainly versatile and it allows you to practice both traditional acoustic piano music, as well as being more creative by using the other instrument voices. Premium audio processing, amplification, and speaker technologies powered by Onkyo With such beautiful instrument voices present in the NV5, Kawai needed an audio system to do justice to their new instrument. In 2017, Kawai partnered with high-end hifi audio manufacturer Onkyo to produce the amplification systems in their prestigious musical instruments. The NV5 features a massive 135W (45W x 3) Onkyo amplification system which drives the TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker System and 8 cm x 4 (Onkyo top speakers) plus 2 cm x 2 (Onkyo dome tweeters). 3rd generation TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker system featuring Onkyo transducers The voice of an acoustic piano is produced by means of a wooden soundboard at the rear of the instrument which vibrates and envelopes the player in sound. Kawai has replicated the natural ambience of an acoustic instrument by implementing a Soundboard Speaker System into their higher range models, including the novus NV5. There are small internal speakers mounted on to the soundboard at the back of the NV5, which amplify the sound of the piano through the natural wood. This results in a more 'open' and resonant sound than that of digital pianos equipped with a standard stereo speaker system. Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and audio for wireless communication with smart devices Tradition meets the future with the Novus NV5. it is possible to stream audio from your smart device or computer using wireless bluetooth technology. The sound of your favourite tracks is enhanced with the combination of Onkyo amplification and Kawai Soundboard Speaker system. Bluetooth MIDI compatibility enables the connection of the piano to your favourite recording apps & software - all completely wirelessly. Touchscreen Interface The Novus NV5 is operated by using the familiar and modern 5 LCD touchscreen display. The display hides when not in use and blends into the shiny black finish of the Novus cabinet to retain the piano's traditional appearance. Virtual Technician - Customise Your Piano The popular Virtual Technician function allows access to 19 adjustable parameters such as Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing), Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Tuning, Touch and a large number of other technical details which allow you to create your own unique piano sound. It is possible to store your own piano voices to the memory of the NV5 for instant recall. Record Your performance There's nothing more pleasing than to be able to record your performance and listen back - whether for pleasure, or for checking your progress when learning difficult musical passages. The Kawai Novus NV5 has a convenient WAV/MP3/MIDI file record and playback facility which records directly to USB memory (not supplied). This makes sharing your music with family and friends extremely simple. Other Notable Features Of The Kawai Novus NV5 Attractive topboard speaker cover crafted by Danish textile house Kvadrat Stunning ebony polish cabinet design with Soft Fall fallboard system 256 note maximum polyphony IHSS contact-less optical sensors 88 Voices plus 10 Rendered Piano Voices Reverb effect, plus 24 other effects Spacial Headphone Sound through Discrete SpectraModule� headphone amplifier Dual, Split & Four Hands Keyboard modes Transpose & Tuning feature Store your 'Favorites' settings for instant recall Kawai Novus NV5 Dimensions The Kawai Novus NV5 measures 149cm(L) x 46cm(D) x 110cm(H) Kawai Novus NV5 Weight The Kawai Novus NV5 weighs 113.0 kg
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