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I got to try out the K300 Aures 2 at a Kawai dealership. I really liked how the keys felt and how it sounded in digital form. I went there with the intention of trying out the NV5S but they didn’t have any on display.

Looking at the stats, the NV5S has more speakers than the K300 Aures 2 and I know they have the same sound engine. Has anybody played both and comment which sound better through the speakers. The salesman quoted me 14,400 plus tax for the Aures. Im wondering if that’s a good deal, but I’m mainly interested for digital piano mode.

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If you have money take the real thing smile but indeed there is hig price to pay for it. 14400 of what, russian rubles? So now it's worth like 5 us dollars, quite cheap.

You buy piano mostly once or two in your life. If you like K300 take the real thing. And you will still have NV5 in package wink

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If you have money take the real thing smile but indeed there is hig price to pay for it. 14400 of what, russian rubles? So now it's worth like 5 us dollars, quite cheap.

You buy piano mostly once or two in your life. If you like K300 take the real thing. And you will still have NV5 in package wink

Depends, if Japan sells its pianos against natural gas, you might be able to find it cheaper in Rusia, who knows....

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Originally Posted by Mavs972
Looking at the stats, the NV5S has more speakers than the K300 Aures 2 and I know they have the same sound engine. Has anybody played both and comment which sound better through the speakers. The salesman quoted me 14,400 plus tax for the Aures. Im wondering if that’s a good deal, but I’m mainly interested for digital piano mode.

It might be good to double check on the following--I think the K300 has a much larger soundboard, and additional transducers in the Aures 2 package, than what is in the NV5. So while the NV5 may have more speakers, chances are it needs them to approach the amplification capabilities of an Aures system?


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As Gombessa notes, the sound delivery systems used by these instruments are not the same.

NOVUS NV5S
TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker System (2 transducers)
8 cm x 4 (Onkyo top speakers)
2 cm x 2 (Onkyo dome tweeters)

AURES AR2
Soundboard Speaker System (4 transducers)

The NV5S' soundboard is also smaller (shorter) than that of a K-300.

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Originally Posted by Mavs972
I’m mainly interested for digital piano mode.

are you saying headphone mode, or digital through speakers?


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I’m mainly interested for digital piano mode.

are you saying headphone mode, or digital through speakers?

Through the speakers, Im wondering if the 6 extra speakers make up for the smaller soundboard and 2 less transducers.

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Originally Posted by Mavs972
..., but I’m mainly interested for digital piano mode.

Having the acoustic option may also be worth the price difference, even though you mainly play digitally. I am in that situation with my K300 ATX3. I mainly play digitally with headphones, but occasionally (10-20% of the time currently) play acoustically, and I am very happy that I can. The K300 is quite good acoustically and to my ears sounds in important (but not all) aspects better than any VST I have, so it is satisfying to play it that way when I can.

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I am seriously considering buying a NV5 in the future.

Is there a big difference in the feel of the action between the NV5 and K300?

I find the K300 too big and don't want to deal with tuning, those are the two main reason why I am leaning towards the NV5.

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The Aures has strings that require tuning? I may be wrong, but I don't think I am.

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Yes, the Aures has strings………that require tuning!

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I am seriously considering buying a NV5 in the future.

Is there a big difference in the feel of the action between the NV5 and K300?

I find the K300 too big and don't want to deal with tuning, those are the two main reason why I am leaning towards the NV5.

I doubt that the difference in action is substantial. It is likely they use the same action for the NV5 as in the K200/300 (K500 has a different action). Of course the hammer heads are missing, but I presume they correct for the mass. I haven't played an NV5, but the action of the K300 is very good.

Size-wise I doubt that the difference is large. In the end the action is equally wide. The NV5 is probably a bit less deep, but it is not going to save a whole lot of space.

Tuning is indeed a thing. Two times a year, around 100 euro for me.

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Same width, but the I think the size difference is substantial.

The K300 is 59" x 48" x 24"

The N5S is 59" x 43" x 18"

That's 5" lower and 6" less deep. When we're talking volume, that's quite noticeable IMHO.

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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Same width, but the I think the size difference is substantial.

The K300 is 59" x 48" x 24"

The N5S is 59" x 43" x 18"

That's 5" lower and 6" less deep. When we're talking volume, that's quite noticeable IMHO.

I agree. I was more thinking in floor space, although the 6'' depth difference may also be significant in some situations.

My K300 in practical terms takes about the same space in the room as the Yamaha P-115 slab I started on. But optically it is indeed a whole different thing.

Had to look up what "svelte" means, and I agree with you and learned something new today smile


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