Kawai Novus NV-10 Hybrid Digital Piano

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The perfect piano for an experienced pianist who wants a digital but doesn't want to compromise on feel. Ideal for professional players who need to rehearse late but don't want to disrupte the neighbours. An excellent instrument for everyone from a beginner to a concert pianist.

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What we say

The Novus NV-10 is the perfect solution to most piano playing problems. The acoustic grand piano action inside allows you to have the same experience of playing as a Kawai grand piano whilst also having the practical benefits of a digital piano in terms of low maintenance and practicing with headphones. From someone who is doing lots of last minute practice for their Grade 8 to someone just starting to learn their scales, this piano is an excellent choice.

The combinaton of Kawai's very sophisticated sampling method and also how the amplifier system interacts with the cabinet means that this piano really does resonate like an acoustic. It even has settings to create that same sound just for you when wearing headphones.

The touch screen interface allows you to have all the fun of a digital as well from recording your latest track to exploring with different instrument sounds and environments. The NV-10 is truly the one for you if you really want an acoustic but can't for practical reasons and with the added bonus of the contemporary aesthetics, it really is a win win. 

What they say

Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action and real damper mechanism, 5“ touchscreen, SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, premium amplification technologies powered by audio specialists Onkyo and much more.

MILLENNIUM III HYBRID GRAND PIANO KEYBOARD ACTION, WITH OPTICAL HAMMER SENSING SYSTEM

The NOVUS NV10 is the first digital piano to incorporate Kawai’s leading acoustic grand piano keyboard action technology, renowned for its extended spruce key sticks, and innovative ABS Carbon components that are stronger, lighter, and more dimensionally stable than conventional wooden parts.

The specially adapted Millennium III Hybrid keyboard action utilised by the NV10 replaces traditional felt hammers with new ABS equivalents that are individual graded in weight from bass to treble, while high-precision optical sensors take the place of metal strings, accurately reading the subtle movements of each hammer as the corresponding keys are played.

GRAND PIANO DAMPER MECHANISM FOR AUTHENTIC PEDAL CONTROL

In addition to featuring a full acoustic grand piano keyboard action, the NOVUS NV10 is the first hybrid instrument to also incorporate a real grand piano damper mechanism. While there are no strings inside the NV10 to require physical damping, this unique feature replicates the true weighting of a grand piano damper pedal, while also mechanically easing the keyboard action’s touch weight as the pedal is pressed.

SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX CONCERT GRAND PIANO REPRODUCED WITH LATEST SK-EX RENDERING SOUND TECHNOLOGY

The magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano is at the heart of the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano. Widely regarded as the ‘premier pianos of Japan’, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range.

In order to faithfully reproduce the stunning sound of a Shigeru digitally, Kawai has developed SK-EX Rendering – a brand new piano sound engine that blends multi-channel, 88-key sampling with the latest resonance modelling technology. Multi-channel sampling captures the sound from different points of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano, allowing a broader range of tonal characteristics to be reproduced, and providing a more lively, authentic response to changes in dynamics. This naturally expressive sound is further enriched by newly developed resonance algorithms, which physically model the complex tonal interactions produced by the strings, pedals, and various other parts of an acoustic piano, giving players the impression that they’re sitting at a living, breathing instrument.

ALTERNATIVE ACOUSTIC PIANO SOUNDS AND A STRONG SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENT VOICES

In addition to the latest SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano also incorporates Kawai’s highly regarding Harmonic Imaging XL technology, showcasing a variety of alternative acoustic piano sounds and a strong selection of additional instrument voices. The Kawai EX full concert grand piano has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, while the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 chamber grand and Kawai K-60 upright, allow performers to enjoy the contrasting tonal characteristics of various different piano sizes and voicing configurations.

Supplementing these realistic acoustic piano voices, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano also features an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances. Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and 4Hands playing modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.

VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN ADJUSTMENTS TO PERSONALISE THE INSTRUMENT’S CHARACTER

The NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano’s Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano, electric piano, or harpsichord sound to be shaped from the instruments’ touchscreen display, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing one’s favorite instrument configuration to memory.

INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH® MIDI AND AUDIO CONNECTIVITY

In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, NV10 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the instrument’s speakers without any additional cables.

* Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.

USB TO DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY, WITH MP3/WAV FILE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

The NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This ‘USB to Device’ feature allows recorded songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.

USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favorite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on the move, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

PREMIUM AUDIO HARDWARE, POWERED BY ONKYO

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, one of Japan’s leading premium audio equipment manufacturers, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano is one of the first Kawai musical instruments to utilise specialist components designed for high-end audio reproduction.

With cutting-edge technologies such as 1-bit processing, dual DAC signal conversion, and Onkyo’s DIRDC filtering, the NV10’s optimised power amplifiers reproduce the Shigeru Kawai grand piano sound with stunning clarity, richness, and power, while the high-performance Discrete Spectra Module headphone amplifier ensures the finest quality listening experience, even when playing in privacy..

FULL-COLOUR TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY FOR INTUITIVE, BUTTON-LESS OPERATION

The NOVUS NV10 is the first instrument of its kind to feature a full-colour 5” touchscreen display. Discreetly embedded within the left cheekblock, this high resolution touchscreen allows sounds and settings to be selected from an attractive user interface with the swipe of a finger. The display can also be set to turn off automatically while playing, thus preserving the NV10’s acoustic piano-like appearance, and minimising any visual distraction to the pianist.

Specifications

Keyboard

Number of Keys: 88
Key Material: Spruce
Key Components: ABS Carbon
Keytops: Synthetic Ivory and Ebony
Action: Millennium III Weighted

Sounds

Piano Engine: Harmonic Imaging XL
Resonance Modelling: Acoustic Rendering
Sound Profile: Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand
Sensor Type: Optical
Polyphony: 256 notes

Connectivity

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: 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

Songs

Sound Demo: 39 songs
Piano Music: 42 songs
Concert Magic: 179 songs

General

Colour: Polished Ebony
Interface: LCD Colour Screen
Music Rest: Included
Lid Type: Folding
Pedals: Damper, Soft, Sostenuto

Dimensions

Width: 148 cm
Depth: 64.5cm
Height: 92.5cm (not including music rest)
Weight: 127 kg

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