Kawai K500 ATX2

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Exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness, digital flexibility: the new range of AnyTimeX2 hybrid pianos from KAWAI.

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

Description

Acoustic Tranquillity
The sound of hammers striking strings, resonating through solid spruce. Warm vibrations that illuminate a room, leaving its audience enchanted. The natural voice of an acoustic piano is truly unmistakable.
A fine piano entices musicians to perform with spontaneity and passion, yet such unbridled expressiveness may not always be appropriate. Indeed, in certain environments, an acoustic piano can prove disruptive; the diligent tones of children practising scales are unlikely to be welcomed by other family members wishing to watch television, while even the most gentle, soothing chopin preludes have the potential to irritate neighbours if performed after an acceptable time.
Fortunately, AnyTimeX2 instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctiv feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones. Exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness, digital flexibility:
The new range of AnyTimeX2 hybrid pianos from KAWAI.
Tone
With the acoustic components muted, KAWAI AnyTimeX2 pianos employ a unique digital technology, developed and refined at the Shigeru Kawai Research & Development Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, calling upon the finest hand-crafted KAWAI EX Concert Grand piano to deliver an unmistakably warm, authentic tone. Placed inside a purpose-built anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class instrument is meticulously analysed and recorded by our Master Piano Artisan pioneers. The acoustic portrait of each note is later transformed into a highly precise three dimensional digital representation, employing KAWAI’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique process faithfully reproduces the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, while also providing the source for a rich selection of additional high-quality instrument sounds.
IHSS Sensor System
A fine acoustic piano entices musicians to perform with enthusiasm, spontaneity and passion. Yet, the satisfaction that one enjoys when hammers strike the strings is often diluted by traditional piano silencing techniques. Sensors located below the keyboard struggle to accurately interpret the subtleties of musical expression, which is why AnyTimeX2 pianos integrate sensors within the fine workings of the piano action, reading the precise movements of each hammer. Whether performing rapid passages that demand the same key be played repeatedly before returning to its natural starting position, or pianissimo pieces desiring the very softest of key strokes, the Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS) represents the elaborate nuances of every note. Pianists can finally enjoy the convenience of absolute privacy, without sacrificing the responsive touch and authentic expression of a traditional acoustic piano.

Specifications

Cabinet
Finish: Polished Ebony.
Dimensions
Width 150 cm
Height 130 cm
Depth 62 cm
Weight 245 kg
Soundboard Material 1,45qm Solid Spruce
Back Posts 5
Hammers Mahogany / Underfelted
Action Millennium III
Key Surface Neotex
Kind of key recognize IHSS, optical sensors
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling
Sounds 27 (Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Upright Piano, Modern Piano, Rock Piano, Classic E. Piano, 60’s E.P., Modern E.P., Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Harpsichord Oct., Vibraphone, Celesta, Slow Strings, String Pad, String Ensemble, Harp, Pizzicato Str., Choir, Wood Bass, Finger Bass, W. Bass & Ride)
Polyphony max. 256 notes
Reverb 5 (Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral)
Effects Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary, Combination Effects x 4, Amplified Effects x 3
Keyboard Modes Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hands Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)
Jacks LINE IN (Stereo Mini Jack), LINE OUT (Stereo Mini Jack), Headphones x 2, MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Device
Included Accessories Headphone, AC Adaptor PS-154, Music Books for Lesson Function, Owner’s Manual