Black Bentley B148 Baby Grand with QRS PNOmation III

£13,950.00

In Stock

As featured on The Gadget Show. Bentley baby grand piano model GP148 with the latest QRS PNOmation III system.  Available for immediate delivery.

Advisory: If you have underfloor heating, it is recommended to use a Piano heat protection mat.
Available from the showroom

Description

This compact 148cm long baby grand piano makes a superb feature in any home. The easily controlled QRS PNOmation III system can be controlled via any networked smart device such as a phone or tablet. There is a vast library of preloaded music on the piano from Chopin to Elton John as well as access to further music via the internet – over 2,500 to choose from. Some tracks are piano solo, others have full accompaniment which is broadcast from the speakers under the piano. Unique to the QRS system many tracks are the original artist e.g. Adele rather than a ‘soundalike’.
We have this instrument on display in our showrooms – come and view the magic of a self playing piano!
Factory fitted with the QRS system

QRS was founded in 1900 by Melville Clark who developed the player piano as we know it today. QRS supplied music rolls to the player piano market, with production peaking in 1927, when QRS Music Company sold 10 million rolls.
The player piano”s heyday lasted from 1900 until the Great Depression in the 1930s. The poverty of the Great Depression, along with the development of affordable radios (which started becoming commonplace around 1927) effectively ended player piano production. However, the demand for rolls continued and was reinvigorated in the 1950s when people began restoring old player pianos. QRS remains the only manufacturer of piano rolls in the world today.
In 1986, QRS began focusing on new technologies, and in 1989 released its first digital retrofit player piano kit under the Pianomation™ name. Today QRS is an industry leader in introducing fun innovations in home musical entertainment. QRS Music Technologies became a public company in 1996.

The PNOmation Player System
All of QRS’s PNOmation Player Piano Systems are designed to complement the life of your piano. Since you will more than likely own the piano for a long time or want to sell it at a reasonable value you’ll want to know that the player inside compliments its life. There are three things to look at in that respect – the components – are they built to tolerances and with materials that can handle the various climates and conditions while being played over a long period of time, the manufacturers history of offering an upgrade path to the latest technology without an expensive replacement, the manufactures history in the business and the music library. QRS’s PNOmation is the only system that since its introduction has been offering a migration path to the latest technology. Its use of the finest components allow the customer the confidence to move forward with an upgrade with knowledge that the rest of the system remains solid. QRS’s use of longer fully encased solenoids with Teflon impregnated solenoid plungers delivers much more accurate control over the range of motion. They also resist corrosion and are self-lubricating. A lost motion cap on the bottom insures proper throw, that without can never guarantee you are delivering the dynamic called for. Next is dynamics – a longer plunger and solenoid delivers more accurately the dynamic called out for in the music. This dynamic can be of the new standard HD MIDI or the old MIDI. QRS supports both.
The Controller/User Interface
Controller technology traditionally has referred to the Box that hangs on the piano where you insert your media. The problem is the only people that love those boxes are the people who design them. After all who wants a box hanging under their grand piano? QRS has seen the writing on the wall for some time now and completely migrated to an embedded web app system. While our competitors are selling CDs and Floppies or falsely relying on an internet connection to stream music, we have taken the bold step to include all of our content on board. No hiccups in playback, easy to navigate, easy to control all aspects of your player system -with a simple touch screen user interface. No reliance on a network connection to the outside world and instant purchases of your content. Don’t be fooled by competitors who also sell Apple products as an interface have the following issues we do not. They force the use of ITunes – so now a PC or Mac is required – your player music is mixed with your regular music – another thing to think about and plan around, the music has to be transmitted from the device (iPad or iPhone) to the piano – it’s not on the piano – so you have to be in range – on the same network … and the stream cannot be interrupted. Then of course you want to be able to control all aspects of your pianos performance – which is simply not doable with the built in media player; we mean all aspects not just a speaker and piano adjustment – from record to solenoid alignments. And last but not least we do not lock you into one brand of product – any Wi-Fi enabled device will control your piano. Really it’s that simple.
The QRS Difference
The music library should be a huge factor in your buying decision. It is not only the quantity of music but most importantly the quality, artists and variety. QRS has been in the player piano content business for over 112 years. In the days of the old roll player pianos QRS was the largest and most recognized music company in the world analogous to today’s Sony’s and BMI’s. QRS has the largest and most famous player piano music library in the world. Many of the greatest artists of the 20th century recorded for the QRS Music Roll Company. We still make rolls today. The best of these recordings are available to you today on PNOmation IIs player systems. QRS does not stop there, it has patented music technologies that ensure their leadership well into the next 20 years. Their QRS SyncAlong technologies allow your piano to play along with the popular music you love today in audio or video form. Nobody else has the SyncAlong capabilities that QRS does, QRS’s competitors answers to our offerings are at best convoluted and of questionable quality requiring the end user -you – to do most of the work. QRS has 4 times as much SyncAlong type content than its competitors. The competitors treat it as more of a “me too” sales item than serious content for the consumer. Our competitors solution is a CD and a 3.5 inch floppy, and others require you to download several files, use ITunes, merge the two with an app… the others simply do not have an answer. All that said QRS still pursues artists for recording and continues to produce solo and performance content that is relevant to today’s music consumer.
The Nostalgic Series
All recordings in this series are solo piano performances derived from the famous QRS piano roll library archives. QRS has been manufacturing piano rolls since 1900 and has over 5,000 master recordings and 45,000 music rolls in its archives. In 1912, the invention of the QRS Marking Piano enabled QRS to begin manufacturing rolls played by the original artists and thus begin amassing a library of legendary performances by great artists such as Fats Waller, J. Lawrence Cook, Liberace and many others. Now you can discover the legend and the fun firsthand with some of the most popular selections from these classic performances that we’ve converted to Digital Content.

Fats Waller, J. Lawrence Cook, Liberace, George Gershwin, Emily Rose Shaffer, Rudy Martin, Frank Miline, Marian McPartland, Dick Watson, Hi Babit, Roger Williams, Victor Arden, Pete Wendling, Zez Confrey, Ferrante & Teicher, Max Kortlander, Phil Ohman, Scott Joplin, Eddie Duchin, Carmen Cavallero, Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, Floyd Cramer, Fats Domino, Peter duchin, William Bolcom, Eubie Blake, Jo Ann Castle, Charles Strouse, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, James P Johnson, Max Morath, Peter Nero, Brian A Williams, Bob Berkman…

The Performance Series
Our Performance Series are recordings live solo piano performances. They are of full expression that are full of expression and showcase the talents of accomplished piano artist such as Joe Augustine, Charles Czarnecki, Mike Jones, Larry Kass, Ken Kaufman and many others recorded live in the QRS recording studios in New York.

George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Josef Lhevinne, Mike Jones, Emily rose Shaffer, Michael T Jones, Robert Redd, Jan Vayne, Joe Augustine, Ken kaufman, Valerie Tryon, Charles Czarnecki, Cecil La fontaine, Gunther Danziger, Hugo van Neck, Mingshan Kong, Christopher T. Sierzchula, , Hofmann, Horowitz, Percy Bigham, Prokofiev, Leif Hanisdal, Robert Finley, Christopher Bolton, Barnabas Fekete, Thomas Wakefield, John Nauman, Jim Beishline, Dave Bourne, Dai Buell, Lora Danziger, Artur Schnabel, Frederick Lamond, Mischa Levitsky, Max Pauer, Olga Samarof, Alfred Reisenauer, Elly Ney, Miecyslaw Munz, Harold Bauer, Wilhelm Backhaus, Moriz Rosenthal, Igor Stravinski, Ernst von Bohnanyi, Wilhelm Backhauf, Vladimir de Pachmann, Walter Gieseking, Larry Kass, Ivan Docenko, Charles Cooper, Felix Arndt, Aurelio Giorni, Robert Armbruster, Fanny Weiland, Eleanore Shaw, Marguerit Bolazy, Fritz Kreizler, Bob Geresti, Russell Messina, Marcos Lizama, Timothy O’Neill, Joe Brancato, Martijn Schok, Bob Berkman, Stanton Lanier, Willie Simmonds…

The Tribute Series
The Tribute Series is a new series to QRS and have quickly become some of the most popular solo piano offerings in our library. Tribute series content are performances faithful to the original recordings. In the belief that some performances are so good they just can’t be improved upon. The Tribute Series pays homage to the performances of original artists by painstakingly transcribing and recreating these performances note for note.

Norah Jones, Jim Brickman, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lang Lang, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Mathis, Beatles, Barry Manilow, Dave Grusin, Newell Oler…

The Concert Series
Concert Series piano feature studio piano performances accompanied by live musical insturmentation. You will hear live bands, combos, vocalists and prestigious orchestras such as Stuttgart, London, Prague, Vienna and many others accompanying your pianos performance.

Joe Augustine, Judy Carmichael, Lisa Webb, Jim Martinez, Claudia Hoca, Pat & Mike Junkroski, Excell Players, , Mingshan Kong, Thomas Wakefield, John Nauman, Suzanne Kinton, Sunshine Quartet, London Philharmonic, Lobo Rangers, John Little, Jim Ehinger, Jerry Stawski, Michael Civisca & Michael T Jones, Luigi Babrizio and His Orchestra, Joe Augustine, Guerry Boger, Andrea Passario, Sam Bozeman, Pierre Hudson Duo, Ed Vodicka Trio, Sal Andolina, Joel Benefiel, Marley North, Josephine Beavers, Sharon Jones, Dennis Eiland, Barnabas Fekete…

The SyncAlong Series
Only PNOmation offers you patented SyncAlong audio capabilities. With SyncAlong MP3, your piano plays along with original audio recordings from today’s most popular artists. From Billy Joel to Louie Armstrong from the Musical Chicago to the Sound of Music, you hear the original recording and your piano plays along.

Over 160 and growing the largest SyncAlong library in the business:
Elvis, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Sarah McLachlan, Taylor Swift, Neil Sedaka, Seal Soul, Glenn Miller, Abba, Amy Winehouse, Beatles, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Josh Groban, Tchaikovsky, Garth Brooks, Priests, John Denver, Patsy Cline, toby Kieth, Ton Bennett, Willie Nelson, Jim Brickman, Kenny G, George Strait, Cole Porter, Shania Twain, Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Charles Aznavour, Andreal Bocelli, Streisand, Enya, Il divo, Dean Martin, John Tesh, Robbie Williams, Chris Botti, Michael Buble, Ken Burns Jazz, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Misc. Soundtracks, Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Coldplay, Celine Dion…

DVDs
SyncAlong DVDs are another powerful means of enjoying your PNOmation system. With SyncAlong DVD, your piano plays along with original digital video recordings from some of today’s most popular artists. Watch Diana Krall, Billy Joel, John Tesh, Elton John, Barry Manlow and even some full length movies while your piano plays along.
Performance DVDs feature live performances recorded specificaly for PNOmation in cooperation with major piano artists. Marta Lledo, Pianotainment and much more.
Educational and Sing Along DVDs are also availabile. Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston and more

Specifications

Finish: Polished Ebony.Also available in White.
Size / Weight
Width 149 cm
Height 99 cm
Depth 148 cm
Weight 279 kg