What about a new N3X (N4X?) model?
I mean, the N3X was released back in 2016, so come winter NAMM it’ll be 5 years old.
Well I would be surprised Yamaha invests here before knowing what the Kawai opponent will be, but I'd give it proper attention if it were to be released.
Regarding the NV-20, it could be another year or two (I hope I’m wrong)
No offense but I hope you are wrong too 😅. I'm a new tech addict and I need the new tech now! New tech tomorrow is old tech! I wonder if/how the covid situation affected development of new hybrids.
Incidentally, why have we decided to call it the ‘NV-20’? The truth is that it could be anything from the NV-11 to the NV-99!
I don't know it sounds rather logical 😁, NV10 is double NV5 so .... OR maybe it's NV15 🤯.
There’s probably not much profit in these hybrid pianos, particularly given the cost of real grand piano actions, to justify a 3-5 year refresh cycle, when the sales volume is taken into consideration.
Fair enough 🤔, but then I don't necessarily see it as a refresh but more of a new model in the novus line, potentially Kawai's N3X. For instance, it seems they released the DG30 simply because Kawai had no grand-ish looking keyboards to compete with Roland or Yamaha. So my hope is that they'll try to get their share of the cake as well.
When is the NAMM? Perhaps we'll get some more details by then.