The Kawai Novus NV10 is a groundbreaking hybrid instrument that effortlessly combines the classic allure of a grand piano with state-of-the-art digital technology. Meticulously crafted with precision and passion, the NV10 reflects Kawai's dedication to perfection and innovation.
A Quest for Perfection
In the early 1900s, Koichi Kawai searched for musical perfection, laying the foundation for Kawai's legacy of piano innovation. The Millennium III Hybrid action, featured in the Novus NV10, represents a pinnacle in piano engineering, incorporating state-of-the-art materials for enhanced strength, lightness, and speed, all based on the renowned GX series. This action delivers an unmistakable acoustic feel to digital pianists of every level.
Seamlessly merging composite parts with extended keysticks, the NV10 introduces the Millennium III Hybrid action. The absence of physical hammers striking metal strings is compensated by high-resolution optical sensors, capturing precise movements. This engineering feat allows pianists to experience the authentic feeling of playing a grand piano anytime, anywhere.
Taking it a step further, the NV10 incorporates a real grand piano damper mechanism. Graded weights attached to each damper lever simulate traditional wood and felt parts, offering pianists both an auditory and tactile sensation reminiscent of playing an acoustic grand piano. This commitment to authenticity extends to the ebony polish cabinet, which meticulously emulates grand piano characteristics. From the expansive music rest to the classic fallboard with a Soft Fall system, the cabinet's design seamlessly integrates modern functionality while reflecting Kawai's dedication to timeless elegance.
At its core, the NV10 embodies the spirit of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano – 'the premier piano of Japan.' Hand-crafted by Master Piano Artisans, the SK-EX is renowned for its tonal clarity and dynamic range. The NV10 integrates Kawai's SK-EX Rendering technology, combining sampling with physical modeling for a rich, natural acoustic character.
A Personalized Piano Experience
With the Virtual Technician feature, the Novus NV10 offers a personalized touch, allowing musicians to virtually simulate various voicing and regulation adjustments performed by skilled piano technicians. This unique function tailors the instrument to individual preferences and musical styles.
In collaboration with Onkyo, the NV10 features specialist filtering and amplification components for high-resolution sound reproduction. This technological synergy ensures the preservation of the Shigeru Kawai piano's harmonic characteristics, delivering a concert grand experience through a powerful and clear speaker system.
Digital Piano Convenience
While rooted in the acoustic piano tradition, the NV10 incorporates modern conveniences. A touchscreen LCD discreetly embedded in the instrument's cheekblock allows easy adjustment of sounds and settings. The NV10's connectivity options, including USB, MIDI, and Bluetooth®, provide seamless integration with other devices, offering a versatile and dynamic musical experience.
Begin a musical journey like never before with the Kawai Novus NV10 – where tradition meets innovation, and every note resonates with the magic of a grand piano.
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