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Re: New kawai novus incoming ?
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we can see it's an upright on a video, with the touchscreen fron ca 98, an upright mechanism and a soundboard.

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Re: New kawai novus incoming ?
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Originally Posted by StefVR
I would bet my money on a rather highend Novus competing with the Yamaha N3X. Would also fit with the little comment Kawai James made some days ago pointing out the N3X is the best digital today...

If that high-end Novus were to be released with binaural sound for headphones, I would likely consider that as an upgrade for my N1X. Otherwise, since I use headphones 80-90% of the time due to the unconventional hours that I keep, I would stick with my N1X.


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It's already seen in the videos the action is an upright one. So, it's a NU1X competitor.

Advantages:
- optical sensors on the hammers, so no loud note issues
- soundboard

Disadvantages:
- no note-off velocity
- (hypothetical) no binaural sample
- (hypothetical) no USB-audio interface

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I would also consider upgrading to this ‘mysterious’ baby grand Novus from my N1X, but first I’d have to buy the N1X. grin
What if the ‘upright’ video is a decoy for the real McCoy?
Yes, they’ll release the upright as the opening act, but the star of the show would be the N3X killer! Now, that would make my year; big time!
Granted, I would not be able to afford this beast, but I’ll go to sleep every night knowing that it exists, and that it’s no longer a figment of my imagination.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
- (hypothetical) no binaural sample

We should wait a few days on the real announcement. Certainly Kawai must realise that there are those buying the N1X for the binaural sound. For a new product, I think anything within reason is possible, and I think that binaural sound is within reason as Yamaha has had it for a while already.


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on the video, there's a touch screen like CAXX, aures and NV, my bet : same digital part , same samples.

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One thing that worries me on this kind of digital upright piano like NU1X and this new kawai is how the maintenance is done, different from a grand piano, an upright has springs, that needs to be changed and/or regulated over time to keep the touch even between the keys.

Do they just assume that they being a digital piano, with time people will just replace it with a new version before the springs gets bad?

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i think those piano can be regulated like acoustic's one.

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Originally Posted by Luiz Filho
One thing that worries me on this kind of digital upright piano like NU1X and this new kawai is how the maintenance is done, different from a grand piano, an upright has springs, that needs to be changed and/or regulated over time to keep the touch even between the keys.

Do they just assume that they being a digital piano, with time people will just replace it with a new version before the springs gets bad?

I've read first hand accounts on PW of people having their hybrids regulated, like acoustical pianos.


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Look down further on that tweet link. Aug.1 is a picture of the soundboard.



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Is that ‘the soundboard’? If so, it does look bigger than the CA98 soundboard.

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If it uses the true Mill. III upright action, it will be deeper. And with a K200 soundboard it will be taller than the NU1x. I wonder if it will have the same damper tech. as the Novus NV10?



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They can keep the ‘damper tech’ and give me an audio interface.

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I"m getting a bad case of GAS> cool Not for this NV Upright. But for the Aures.

I haven't even seen it yet. But I might trade in the NV grand action with speakers for an upright K300 Aures if they are the same price. I think I will go to the dealer tomorrow and try one out. smile

It's an acoustic piano.........



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Tom, the new upright will come very close to the K300 Aures; considering that the soundboard is not that much smaller. Also, there are no tuning expenses to consider down the road, and I assume it will be cheaper.

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Tom, the new upright will come very close to the K300; considering that the soundboard is not that much smaller. Also, there’s no tuning expenses to consider down the road, and I assume it will be cheaper.


But, Pete, it is not an acoustic piano. crazy I already have an NV10 with a great grand action. So I won't be trading it in for this new NV. But an actual K300 with upright action would certainly be good enough for me. Plus of course, playing in Pianist mode with the soundboard. Nice!



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But, Tom, will you be able to play it in acoustic mode? grin
If there are no angry neighbors to take into consideration, then I understand the appeal of a real acoustic, but I must say, these things (hybrids) are getting so close that one can only wonder about the future of the acoustic piano as we know it today.
Personally, I don’t like the ‘upright’ sound. If I could go for an acoustic, it would be a grand.
Have you considered the Yamaha C1X-TA2?

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