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Kawai announces NOVUS NV5 hybrid piano
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Hello folks,

Here's some new product information that may be of interest:

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Kawai Japan is extremely proud to announce the NV5, the latest addition to Kawai’s premium NOVUS series of hybrid pianos, and the second instrument in the line-up following the award-winning NV10 launched in late 2017.

This stylish upright model utilises the same Millennium III keyboard action as that of Kawai’s highly-regarded ‘K’ series professional upright pianos, with high-precision optical sensors detecting the movement of each hybrid hammer. As with the first Novus instrument, the NV5 includes a real acoustic piano damper mechanism, preserving the important physical connection between the keyboard and pedals to ensure the most authentic playing experience possible.

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Kawai Global website: NV5 product page

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NOVUS NV5 Main Features

  • Millennium III Hybrid upright piano keyboard action with optical hammer sensing system
  • Real upright piano damper mechanism for true key and pedal weighting
  • SK-EX Rendering sound engine with multi-channel piano sampling
  • Premium audio processing, amplification, and speaker technologies powered by Onkyo
  • 3rd generation TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker system featuring Onkyo transducers
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and audio for wireless communication with smart devices
  • Modern 5″ LCD touchscreen display with intuitive swipe operation
  • Flexible Virtual Technician function with 19 adjustable parameters
  • Convenient WAV/MP3/MIDI file record and playback via USB memory
  • Attractive topboard speaker cover crafted by Danish textile house Kvadrat
  • Stunning ebony polish cabinet design with Soft Fall fallboard system


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Kawai James #2877111 08/07/19 03:10 AM
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It’s a nice instrument! Soundboard and real dampers is a nice addition over the competing NU1X, as is optical sensing on the hammers. However there’s still no binaural and USB-interface. Hopefully the price will be close to NU1X and not the N1X though.


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I noticed that Kawai has changed the hammer head material. Is it because NV10 has loose hammer issue?

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
It’s a nice instrument! Soundboard and real dampers is a nice addition over the competing NU1X, as is optical sensing on the hammers. However there’s still no binaural and USB-interface. Hopefully the price will be close to NU1X and not the N1X though.


The MSRP of N1X and NV5 in Japanese official website is exactly the same so I think that's the price that in Kawai's mind smile

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
It’s a nice instrument! Soundboard and real dampers is a nice addition over the competing NU1X, as is optical sensing on the hammers.


Agreed. wink

Originally Posted by CyberGene
However there’s still no binaural and USB-interface.


Correct. The NV5 uses the same hardware platform as the NV10.

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Nice!

Exactly what I have been expecting after the teaser last week. So to quote myself from there:

Originally Posted by JoBert
... such an upright Novus would have the CA98 tech (pianist mode, touch screen, soundboard) mated to an acoustic upright action.


I'm also doubling down on the other part of the prediction I made there:

Originally Posted by JoBert
... I'm speculating that Kawai may not come out with a CS12 (i.e. CS version of CA98) at all, but instead fill that gap with an upright Novus.

This NV5 does indeed fill the gap that was left by the non-appearance of the CS12 nicely.

I'm seeing other indications for this too:

Consider what the CS11 was in relation to the CA97: Apart from some minor differences under the hood, that were not really obvious to the user, the CS11 had two main differences vs. the CA97: It came in a (small) acoustic cabinet, and it came with polished ebony (PE) finish.

However, with the CA98, Kawai made the step of already offering the PE finish for that piano (it was never offered for the CA97). So that would have left the acoustic cabinet as the only differentiating factor between the CA98 and the CS12.

Much more sense to put in another, much more important, differentiating factor: The Millennium III action.

So the top model in the purely digital line is now the CA98PE. And above that begins the hybrid line with the NV5.

From a product line POV, that makes a lot of sense to me. But putting a CS12 between these two would now totally not make sense. Which is why I think there won't be a CS12.

Plus, James already said in another thread:

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So my question is whether it’s silly to buy the older model at this point. If I do then Kawai will probably release a CS12 the next day ...

I obviously cannot go into too much detail, however rest assured that this will not happen.

So James confirms that there won't be a CS12 soon. But the longer the CS12 isn't coming out, the less sense it makes, now that the NV5 is here. Ergo my prediction that there won't be one at all. So now let's see if I'll have to eat my words in a few months. smile

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Originally Posted by Harpuia
I noticed that Kawai has changed the hammer head material. Is it because NV10 has loose hammer issue?


I gather that the NV5 designer wished to create a new design for the ABS hammer head.

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The cabinet is not from existing K-series, right? To me it seems slimmer, similar to NU1X and I like that a lot. Seems like a very desirable piano smile If that was released before I started my adventure with the NU1X I might have bought it and stay with Kawai but I’m not sorry since I ended up with the N1X which is a dream smile But the NV5 will be a best seller IMO.


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Jobert, nice detective work. wink


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As expected, it's an Upright action CA98/CS11.
Maybe next NV11 is a soundboard version of NV10.


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
The cabinet is not from existing K-series, right?


It follows the sane design cues as the K-x00 series, but is slimmer - just 46 cm deep, and the legs do not have a toe-block.

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For comparison, the K-200 is 57 cm deep.

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Originally Posted by robinlb
Maybe next NV11 is a soundboard version of NV10.


I think a multiple of 5 would be more suitable...


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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Originally Posted by robinlb
Maybe next NV11 is a soundboard version of NV10.


I think a multiple of 5 would be more suitable...

We have a confirmation for a NV15 from James, folks! laugh


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I suspect that a grand action with soundboard must be done in a form close to N3. If we add vertical soundboard to NV10/N1/N2 then the piano becomes cumbersome like a square piano from 100 years ago.

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Congratulations James and Kawai on the beautiful release of the NV5!

I'm glad I have more time to enjoy the NV10 before the NV20 comes out!

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Interesting and welcome addition to compete against the NU1X, which as an NU1 owner I found hardly worth bothering with. The alleged perceived difficulties with the NV10 user interface make me hesitant, but only to the extent I would want to check it out for myself. Something to look forward to trying out when it hits the shops.

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Did anyone spot this in the NV5 promo video:

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Can you tell what it is? wink


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Is it the damper mechanism?

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Can you tell what it is? wink

Pedal lever and damper rod, I would say.

Alternatively, the tip of KJ's billard queue, after a night out in Hamamatsu's billard halls. laugh

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