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Within the ATX/ATX2 line-up, there were three sub-types:
- 'p' type (e.g. ATX-p): smaller control panel, lower specification sound engine, DP sound with headphones - 'normal' type (e.g. ATX): regular control panel and sound specifications, DP sound with headphones - 'f' type (e.g. ATX-f) regular control panel and sound specifications, DP sound with headphones, and soundboard + cone speaker system.
This year, Kawai will launch the ATX3 series of upright pianos, with a revised line-up:
ATX3 ('normal' type): touchscreen control panel, CA98/CA78/NV10 spec sound engine, DP sound with headphones ATX3L ('lite' type): smaller control panel (no touchscreen), CN-spec sound engine, DP sound with headphones
In addition, Kawai will also introduce the AURES line:
AURES: touchscreen control panel, CA98/CA78/NV10 spec sound engine, DP sound with headphones, new soundboard speaker system (soundboard only - no speakers).
As with the NOVUS last year, the ATX3 and AURES models are being previewed at Musikmesse, before a proper release later in the year. For this reason, the final specifications, features, and pricing are still to be confirmed.
Again, I am not so closely involved with the acoustic piano (including AnyTime) side of Kawai's business, however I hope this information helps to clarify the ATX3/AURES plans ahead of the full launch later in the year.