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Kawai K-500 Aures Piano

£10,700.00

SKU: K-500 Aures Category: Product ID: 3626

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Kawai K-500 Aures Piano

£10,700.00 Checkout

RRP: £11,111.00

Contact us for the very best UK price 07801541058

Why buy from us? We have been established since 1953 when Ronald Ware the founder of our piano business completed his apprenticeship at Hickies & Hickies music shop Boscombe, Dorset where his master could also trace his learning lineage back to the 19th century. We have been expertly restoring, repairing and tuning pianos for Radio 4, music colleges, and were former County Council contract school piano tuners and repairers for Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Harrow and Bucks. Our experience and expertise is second to none. We sell only Pianos; your piano purchase is special to us and would love to continue the after care for years to come! Also, if you’re within 70 miles of Bournemouth we offer two free tunings!

 

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  • Expert in house multi point check.
  • Part exchange welcome.
  • One free tuning after delivery (Two free tunings if within 70 miles)..
  • Free delivery and installation to ground floor, most UK (no steps).
  • 5 Year parts Guarantee.
  • Free matching piano stool.
  • Our over 100 years of experience in the piano restoration business.

Acoustic Tranquillity

The sound of hammers striking strings, resonating through solid spruce. Warm vibrations that illuminate a room, leaving its audience enchanted. The natural voice of an acoustic piano is truly unmistakable.

A fine piano entices musicians to perform with spontaneity and passion, yet such unbridled expressiveness may not always be appropriate. Indeed, in certain environments, an acoustic piano can prove disruptive; the diligent tones of children practising scales are unlikely to be welcomed by other family members wishing to watch television, while even the most gentle, soothing Chopin preludes have the potential to irritate neighbours if performed after an acceptable time.

Fortunately, AnyTimeX3 instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctive feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones. The AnyTimeX3 models come with newly developed Kawai SH-9 headphones. These are specially matched to the internal sound source of the instruments.

Impressive Soundboard System with 4 Transducers

AURES instruments are equipped with a newly developed resonance system that allows the soundboard of a Kawai K series upright piano to also deliver digital audio, such as commercially available music, or the sound of other musical instruments, without the aid of additional speakers.

The AURES’ unique soundboard technology has been developed in collaboration with Japan’s leading premium audio manufacturer, Onkyo, and incorporates newly-designed high performance transducer components that transmit energy more efficiently than conventional parts. The resulting sound produced entirely by the soundboard is rich, powerful, and expansive, and enhanced by the unique harmonic properties of solid spruce wood.

Millennium III action

In 1971 KAWAI revolutionised piano technology by introducing ABS action parts within the fine workings of the piano action. This rigid, atmospherically stable compound material, addressed many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakages under continual high stress, and shrinking and swelling due to changes in climate. The introduction of ABS action parts proved a significant development in modern piano design, and rapidly earned high praise from pianists and technicians worldwide. The Millennium III Upright Action, unveiled in 2006, has been developed to enhance the three performance elements that professional pianists most desire – speed, control and power. The introduction of stronger ABS Carbon materials has allowed KAWAI scientists to develop lighter action parts without sacrificing durability, further optimising key repetition and response speed for a truly unparalleled playing experience.

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano reproduced with latest SK-EX Rendering sound technology

The magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano is at the heart of the AnyTimeX3 instruments. Widely regarded as the ‘premier pianos of Japan’, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range.
In order to faithfully reproduce the stunning sound of a Shigeru digitally, Kawai has developed SK-EX Rendering – a brand new piano sound engine that blends multi-channel, 88-key sampling with the latest resonance modelling technology. Multi-channel sampling captures the sound from different points of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano, allowing a broader range of tonal characteristics to be reproduced, and providing a more lively, authentic response to changes in dynamics. This naturally expressive sound is further enriched by newly developed resonance algorithms, which physically model the complex tonal interactions produced by the strings, pedals, and various other parts of an acoustic piano, giving players the impression that they’re sitting at a living, breathing instrument.

IHSS Sensor System

A fine acoustic piano entices musicians to perform with enthusiasm, spontaneity and passion. Yet, the satisfaction that one enjoys when hammers strike the strings is often diluted by traditional piano silencing techniques. Sensors located below the keyboard struggle to accurately interpret the subtleties of musical expression, which is why AnyTimeX3 pianos integrate sensors within the fine workings of the piano action, reading the precise movements of each hammer. Whether performing rapid passages that demand the same key be played repeatedly before returning to its natural starting position, or pianissimo pieces desiring the very softest of key strokes, the Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS) represents the elaborate nuances of every note. Pianists can finally enjoy the convenience of absolute privacy, without sacrificing the responsive touch and authentic expression of a traditional acoustic piano.

Digital Convenience

The AnyTimeX3 models incorporate a full-colour 5″ touchscreen within the left cheek-block, allowing sounds and settings to be selected from an attractive user interface simply by tapping or swiping the display with a finger. The AnytimeX3 models showcase a variety of other sounds that are suitable for a wide range of musical styles. Two headphone jacks are located beneath the keyboard on the left-hand side to connect stereo headphones to the AnyTimeX3 models for your convenience. Further connecting possibilities including USB to Device, USB to Host and connections for audio products are also available. Even wireless Bluetooth connections (MIDI LE and audio) with supported smart devices are possible.

Alternative acoustic piano sounds and a strong selection of additional instrument voices

In addition to the latest SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, the AnyTimeX3 models also incorporate Kawai’s highly regarded Harmonic Imaging XL technology, showcasing a variety of alternative acoustic pianos sounds and a strong selection of additional instrument voices. The Kawai EX full concert grand piano has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, while the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 chamber grand and Kawai K-60 upright, allow performers to enjoy the contrasting tonal characteristics of various different piano sizes and voicing configurations.

Supplementing these realistic acoustic piano voices, the AnyTimeX3 models also feature an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances. Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and 4Hands playing modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.

Virtual Technician adjustments to personalise the instrument’s character

The AnyTimeX3 models’ Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano, electric piano, or harpsichord sound to be shaped from the instruments’ touchscreen display, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing one’s favorite instrument configuration to memory.

Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio connectivity

In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, the AnyTimeX3 models also boast integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, AnyTimeX3 model owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the headphones or the soundboard system without any additional cables.

* Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.

USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV file recording and playback

The AnyTimeX3 models are equipped with USB connectors that not only allow this instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This ‘USB to Device’ feature allows recorded songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.

USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favorite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on the move, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

Integrated Lesson function

The convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Chopin, Beyer and Bach etudes. The ATX3 models also feature traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and include a companion book of printed scores to further aid one’s practise.

Energy Conservation

The AnytimeX3 models are equipped with a power saving feature which turns off the instrument automatically after a specified period of inactivity.

We are happy to give a virtual zoom/FaceTime etc viewing and play during lockdown as with all our pianos. We can also record it playing for you and send it to your preferred contact.

We can offer finance and accept credit cards or BACS etc.

No quibble 14 day return policy or exchange, customer is responsible for return.

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Matthew Haley
Matthew Haley
12:06 26 Aug 20
Nigel was very welcoming and let our daughter try different pianos in his showroom which helped us to make a final... decision.All are very happy with the new Kawai which sounds great.read more
Slimey Pie Guy
Slimey Pie Guy
20:14 17 Aug 20
First class service from Nigel at Dorset Pianos. Within 2 days of my initial enquiry he arranged a viewing of the many... beautiful pianos in stock at his Blandford showroom and just 2 days after that had my chosen piano delivered. This is the second piano I have bought from Nigel and can’t speak highly enough of him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
21:12 07 Aug 20
Nigel offered helpful advice, answered all our questions and organised a very prompt and reasonably priced delivery.... Our daughter is delighted with her new piano! We would definitely recommend Dorset Pianos.read more
lynne spencer-duncan
lynne spencer-duncan
14:59 07 Aug 20
Great service from start to finish from Nigel, we bought our first baby grand and are very pleased with it. It was... fascinating to visit the workshop and see all the beautiful instruments there. We look forward to seeing Nigel for the first tuning, which is another great benefit of the purchase from Dorset Pianos, with personal aftercare and the opportunity to upgrade when our playing improves! Many thanks and 100% + recommended.read more
Jianliang Gao
Jianliang Gao
18:05 04 Aug 20
My experience of purchasing a piano from Dorset Pianos was fantastic. Nigel provided excellent customer service with... quick response and action. He was patient to answer my questions in detail. I believe that is his lovely nature.read more
GeoHenOtti Hughes
GeoHenOtti Hughes
18:54 03 Aug 20
We bought a beautiful piano from Nigel - it plays wonderfully, was a great price and was delivered within days. The... advice and guidance given when choosing from the wide range in the showroom was super honest (we wanted a starter piano and not too expensive) and very well considered. Totally recommend.read more
Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray
12:54 03 Aug 20
Fantastic customer service from Nigel who responded promptly to my enquiries and allowed me to come visit the showroom... to try out the pianos. A great selection of beautiful pianos at reasonable prices. Delivery was fast and on time. Thanks Nigel. Would highly recommend your business to others.read more
James Pargeter
James Pargeter
20:56 02 Aug 20
Fantastic experience of working with Nigel to make our dreams become reality. Great sales, service, delivery... end-to-end, and nice to chat over options with someone so obviously knowledgeable and passionate - but never over "salesy" in approach. Thanks Nigel. WE LOVE OUR GL-10 🙂read more
Ben Drake
Ben Drake
18:00 02 Aug 20
Nigel was very open and helpful, he had a choice of several lovely pianos in our price range and gave us the time we... needed to compare them properly. Our piano of choice has settled in nicely in it's new home and is a joy to play and listen to. A well deserved 5 stars for product and service!read more
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