Kawai GL-10 ATX4 Grand Piano

£15,388.00

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SKU: GL-10 ATX4 Categories: , Product ID: 5860

Description

Why buy from us? We have been in the piano restoration & tuning business 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!

Available in White at extra cost.

Whats included…

  • Price matching (T & A apply).
  • Free delivery UK mainland ground floor.
  • Expert in house multi point check by one of the UK’s most experienced piano technicians.
  • Part exchange welcome.
  • 10 Year warranty (5 years on eletrical parts).
  • One free tuning 4/8 weeks after delivery.
  • Matching adjustable stool.
  • Our over 100 years of experience in the piano restoration business.

GL-10 acoustic grand piano with the silent system technology.

AnyTime X4 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 discretely using private headphones.

  • Length: 153 cm
  • New ATX4 silent system
  • GP Touch Muting System
  • Improved SK-EX Sound Rendering
  • New virtual technician function with 21 adjustable parameters
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless connectivity
  • Dedicated PianoRemote control app for iOS and Android

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, AnyTimeX2 instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctiv feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones. Exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness, digital flexibility:

The new range of AnyTimeX2 hybrid pianos from KAWAI.

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.

Tone

With the acoustic components muted, KAWAI AnyTimeX2 pianos employ a unique digital technology, developed and refined at the Shigeru Kawai Research & Development Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, calling upon the finest hand-crafted KAWAI EX Concert Grand piano to deliver an unmistakably warm, authentic tone. Placed inside a purpose-built anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class instrument is meticulously analysed and recorded by our Master Piano Artisan pioneers. The acoustic portrait of each note is later transformed into a highly precise three dimensional digital representation, employing KAWAI’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique process faithfully reproduces the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, while also providing the source for a rich selection of additional high-quality instrument sounds.

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 AnyTimeX2 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 AnyTimeX2 control box is placed below the keybed. In addition, the AnyTimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models feature an innovative slide-out control panel, with a gentle push revealing an LCD display and array of function buttons. Digital operation greatly extends the capabilities of the AnyTimeX2 piano beyond that of a traditional acoustic instrument, with convenient transpose and tuning facilities, a metronome and song recorder (except K-15 ATX2-p), and a selection of high fidelity sounds suitable for various musical occasions. Dual headphone sockets provide greater flexibility for academic institutions, while other connectors allow a range of creative music-making opportunities.

Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)

With expanded piano sound memory, the new AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models boasts the largest sample size of any Kawai digital piano. This ‘eXtra Long’ standard of Harmonic Imaging technology extends the important attack portion of the piano sound by up to 120%, articulating the natural detail and resonance characteristics of each note more clearly, and improving the instrument’s organic tonal quality overall. When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volume levels, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models offer a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Harmonic Imaging XL technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

88-key Piano Sampling

The beautiful sound of the Kawai EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the new AnytimeX2 series, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any key is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Akustik Piano variety

The AnytimeX2 models showcase a variety of grand piano sounds that are suitable for a wide range of musical periods and styles. In addition, a traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character (except K-15 ATX2-p).

An experienced piano technician is essential to fully realise the potential of an acoustic piano. As well as meticulously tuning each note, the technician performs regulation and voicing adjustments that allow a fine instrument to truly sing. The Virtual Technician function in the new AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models simulate such refinements digitally. Players can perform touch and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, lid, and damper resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes – all in real-time.

The Variety of a Digital Piano

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the AnytimeX2 models also feature an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric piano and drawbar or church organ, to strings, and other instruments, inviting musicians to add variety to their performances.

The AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models feature several keyboard modes. The Dual playing mode allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances and can be adjusted quickly and easily.

Redeveloped Effects & Reverb

The AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models powerful new digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life.

Studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects can be used to tailor a sound’s character and feeling, with modelled amplifier/speaker simulations applying vintage warmth to electric pianos and trademark growl to drawbar organs.

The depth of a performance can then be transformed using the updated reverb features, allowing pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

Flexible USB/MIDI Connectivity

The AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models are equipped with MIDI connectors that allow the instrument to be connected to a computer or MIDI-instruments for MIDI use.

The USB to Device functionality (except K-15 ATX2-p) allows favourite instrument settings, and memorable recorder songs stored in internal memory to be safely preserved on USB, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be listened to using the instrument’s exquisite Harmonic Imaging XL sounds without additional hardware.

MP3 Audio Playback & Record
USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files (except K-15 ATX2-p), allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to record entire performances (including external line-in audio*) directly as MP3 or WAV audio files for emailing to family and friends, or casual listening away from the piano.

Useful Connectivity Options

In addition to the USB to Device connector, the AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models also feature standard LINE-level audio and MIDI jacks. These useful connectivity options allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches or school halls, and provide greater flexibility when using computers and other audio devices.

Integrated Lesson Function

The convenient lesson function (except K-15 ATX2-p) allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer and Bach etudes. With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, both 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 AnytimeX2 models are equipped with a power saving feature which turns off the piano automatically after a specified period of inactivity.

AnyTimeX4 (ATX4)

The latest hybrid acoustic piano from Kawai. Enjoy playing the acoustic piano at anytime, without disturbing anyone.

AnyTimeX4 upright and grand piano instruments combine specially developed acoustic muting features with class-leading digital technologies, allowing pianists to enjoy the pleasure of owning and playing a traditional acoustic piano, while also being able to practise discretely at any time using private headphones.

Analogue Action, Digital World

The AnyTimeX4 hybrid instruments blend Kawai’s masterful acoustic piano craftsmanship with advanced digital piano technologies. Each piano begins with the solid foundation of Kawai’s award-winning upright and grand pianos, offering class-leading features such as the Millennium III action, considered to be the world’s finest upright and piano actions.

Equipped with Kawai’s most advanced digital and sound technologies, AnyTimeX4 instruments are also premium digital pianos that can be played silently with headphones. Players can practice new pieces in silence using a variety of high quality sounds, use the built-in metronome then record their performance, or play along with tracks from a Bluetooth-connected smart device.

Touch

All AnyTimeX4 upright and grand piano instruments incorporate Kawai’s specially developed acoustic muting systems which effectively prevent the action’s hammers from striking the strings, thus silencing the sound of each note when played.

Integrated Hammer Sensing System

The AnyTimeX4 pianos’ precise hammer movements are measured with Kawai’s Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), which utilises high-resolution contact-less optical sensors to provide greater accuracy then conventional key-based sensor systems.

This more advanced approach reproduces the mechanical flow of the upright and grand pianos’ actions more closely, allowing the full range of dynamics to be expressed by the instrument’s powerful digital piano sound engine with natural fluency.

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Full Concert Grand

The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano was conceived as the next step in evolving the art of the piano. Earning a reputation as the ‘premier piano of Japan,’ it graces the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range. The SK-EX has frequently been selected by professional pianists at such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions. With its magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the SK-EX can best be described with one word – incomparable.

Flagship Digital Piano Sound Engine

The AnyTimeX4 instruments incorporate Kawai’s latest digital piano sound technologies from the highly regarded Concert Artist and Novus product lines. When playing through headphones, pianists can enjoy the beautiful sound of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano, stunningly reproduced using the advanced SK-EX Rendering sound engine.

Multi-Channel Sampling

The SK-EX Rendering engine’s multi-channel sampling captures the sound from different points of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand.

This modern technique not only allows a broader range of tonal characteristics to be recorded and reproduced, but also improves the connection felt between the keyboard and piano sound, resulting in a more lively and authentic response to changes in dynamics.


Full Resonance Modelling
This naturally expressive Shigeru Kawai sound is further enriched by resonance algorithms which model the complex tonal interactions produced by the strings and various other parts of an acoustic piano.

SK-EX Rendering generates resonances for the damper pedal and all 88 keys progressively, allowing the AnyTimeX4’s digital piano sound to behave just like an acoustic piano.

Rich Sound Selection

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the AnyTimeX4 pianos digital sound engine also features an excellent selection of additional instruments, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth 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 for a richer, more luscious tone, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections with separate sounds for each. The volume balances and other settings for each playing mode can also be easily adjusted using the dedicated PianoRemote app.


Modern Bluetooth Connectivity
Designed to meet the connectivity needs of modern pianists, AnyTimeX4 pianos feature standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, as well as Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows wireless communication with supported smart devices.

Once paired to a phone, tablet, or laptop, AnyTimeX4 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their studying and playing experiences, or stream high quality audio directly through the instruments’ headphones without the need for any cables.

Modern Bluetooth Connectivity

Designed to meet the connectivity needs of modern pianists, AnyTimeX4 pianos feature standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, as well as Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows wireless communication with supported smart devices.

Once paired to a phone, tablet, or laptop, AnyTimeX4 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their studying and playing experiences, or stream high quality audio directly through the instruments’ headphones without the need for any cables.

PianoRemote Control App

The digital features of AnyTimeX4 pianos are exclusively controlled via the Kawai PianoRemote app, available for both iOS and Android devices.

PianoRemote provides a range of functions, including sound selection and customisation via the Virtual Technician feature, performance record and playback with integrated metronome, and a built-in piano music library consisting of hundreds of classical pieces to enjoy – all accessible from an attractive, intuitive user interface.

New Aures Music App

The AURES Music app allows Kawai AURES AR2 and AnyTime ATX4 hybrid piano owners to enjoy listening to music streamed from a smartphone or tablet while playing the piano. The app links with popular music streaming services, and includes controls to adjust sound EQ and playback volume, as well as enable/disable the instrument’s digital piano sound engine and change tuning and transpose settings.

AURES Music takes advantage of the wireless Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio technologies built into Kawai’s latest AURES AR2 and AnyTime ATX4 hybrid pianos, allowing players to enjoy listening to music played from through the instrument’s unique soundboard speaker system (or external speakers in the case of ATX4 models) from the comfort of an armchair, or to accompany their favourite artists at the keyboard. The app features a modern user interface that is designed for efficient touch control, with a choice of light or dark UI modes to match the player’s personal preference.

Excellent Headphone Sound Quality

The AnyTimeX4 pianos’ Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s digital piano sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time.

In addition to featuring a premium quality headphone amplifier, AnyTimeX4 instruments also allow players to specify the type of headphones connected (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) to ensure an optimal listening experience.

Develped With MPA Supervision

To ensure that all AnyTimeX4 instruments match the premium quality and excellent playability of their standard acoustic upright and grand piano counterparts, Kawai’s R&D engineering staff worked closely with the company’s internal Master Piano Artisans (MPAs).

These extremely knowledgeable and experienced technicians supervised each stage of the AnyTimeX4 development process, to ensure that the instruments’ acoustic keyboard action remains exceptionally responsive and balanced, even when used to trigger the digital piano sound engine, and guarantee that the digital piano tonal characteristics and performance are as close as possible to that of an acoustic piano.

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
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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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