Kawai NV10S Hybrid Digital Piano

£8,795.00

Currently In Stock

Combining Kawai’s finest Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action and real damper mechanism, the Novus NV10S delivers the most realistic grand piano playing experience ever accomplished by a digital instrument.

  • Height: 99.5 cm
  • Width: 148 cm
  • Depth: 65 cm
  • Weight: 132 kg
  • Peerless Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action
  • Unique real grand piano damper mechanism
  • High-fidelity 7-speaker delivery system for enhanced depth
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
  • MP3/WAV playback, record, and overdub to USB
  • Modern 5″ LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock
  • Flexible Virtual Technician function with 19 adjustable parameters
  • Slow-close fallboard
  • Support for Kawai’s latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Free boxed delivery (UK Mainland)
  • Price matching (terms and conditions apply)
  • Generous part exchanges available (see below for details)

Detailed Description

The NV10S is the new flagship instrument of the Novus range, and successor to the award-winning NV10 hybrid piano. This updated model retains the industry-leading Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action and unique real damper mechanism of its predecessor, while upgrading a number of sound, delivery, and operation characteristics.

Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action, with optical hammer sensing system

The NOVUS NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S is the first hybrid instrument to also incorporate a real grand piano damper mechanism. While there are no strings inside the NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S 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, NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S 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 NV10S’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 NV10S 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 NV10S’s acoustic piano-like appearance, and minimising any visual distraction to the pianist.

Generous Part Exchanges Available

Get in touch with us if you have an existing digital or acoustic piano that you’d like to part exchange with us, and we’d be happy to let you know how much it could be worth.

Width 148 cm (58 1/4″)
Depth 65 cm (25 1/2″)
Height 99.5 cm (39 1/4″)
Weight 132 kg (291 lbs.)
Keyboard Millennium III Hybrid grand piano action: 88 wooden keys, 88-key graded ABS hammers, IHSS contact-less optical sensors, Grand piano damper mechanism
Pedal Damper (grand piano damper mechanism with half-pedal support), Soft (with half-pedal support), Sostenuto
Piano Sound SK-EX Rendering: 88-key multi-channel sampling, SK-EX recording.
Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL): 88-key stereo sampling, SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording. 256 note maximum polyphony.
Piano Resonance SK-EX Rendering: Resonance Modelling: Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Aliquot Resonance.
Harmonic Imaging XL: Acoustic Rendering: Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance.
Piano Adjustment Virtual Technician (21 parameters): Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper, Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Release Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth* Available parameters may vary depending on selected sound.
Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets).
No. of Sounds SK-EX Rendering: 10 rendering characters. Harmonic Imaging XL: 90 voices
Reverb SK-EX Rendering: Ambience (10 types). Harmonic Imaging XL: Reverb (6 types)
Brilliance
Other Effects 24 types
Speakers 10 cm x 4 (top Speakers), 1.4 cm x2 (dome tweeters), 20 cm x 1 (woofer)
Output Power 130 W
Headphone Enhancements Discrete SpectraModule™ headphone amplifier, Spatial Headphone Sound, Headphone Type, Headphone Amplifier
Display 5″ LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Key Cover Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability)
Music Rest Upright piano type (fixed position)
Available Finishes Ebony Polish
Basic Functions Dual, Split, Four Hands, Transpose, Tuning, Low Volume Balance, Favorite
Internal Sound Demos 39 songs
Internal Piano Music 29/42 songs *
Internal Concert Magic 176 songs
Lesson Songs Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Chopin Etudes (Opus 10)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs 10 songs
Parts 2 parts
Metronome
Time Signatures
1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Metronome
Drum Rhythms
100 patterns
Bluetooth * Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio with aptX support
Record/Playback MP3, WAV, SMF (Playback only)
Other Functions Overdubbing, Line In recording
App Functions PianoRemote (iOS/Android), PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
Headphone 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out 1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/8″ Stereo (with volume adjust knob) [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others
Power Consumption 60 W
Power Power cable
Headphones Headphone hook
Sheet Music Classical Piano Collection *, Classical Lesson Scores *, Finger Exercises
Others Warranty Card *, Owner’s Manual, Internal Song Lists

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Depending on market location.

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