Kawai K15 ATX3L Anytime Silent Upright Piano Polished White
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Kawai K15 ATX3-L Anytime Silent Upright Piano Polished White
The Kawai K15 is one of the most popular pianos we sell and most likely Kawai sell too, this K15 ATX3 has the added benefit of a digital piano built into it. This allows the piano to be played as the usual K15 acoustic piano, with the ability to be played silently via headphones. The digital piano sounds (and other sounds too) are good quality and mean you still play using a real upright piano action but get a digitally produced sound via headphones. This is ideal if you want to play late at night or in the same room as someone watching television. It also gives you MIDI connectivity for apps or recording programs etc. This piano is in a modern compact finish and looks amazing. The polished exterior gives you a mirror-like quality. The key action is nice and responsive and it has a more mellow tone than many of its competitors, when you hold the lid open with the lever mechanism this lets out the brighter side of this piano very well. Overall I think this is a great value for money piano if you want a compact size, modern look and the ability to play anytime silently.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
More About The Kawai K15ATX3L Anytime Silent Upright Piano
The Kawai K15e is beautiful looking piano, a contempory design model, very compact and standing at 110cm high, it would fit into many modern homes without taking too much space. The Ultra responsive direct action developed by Kawai is really lovely to play, they use select hardwood for the hammer shafts, topped off with 100% wool for the hammers, and Kawai’s ABS developed key action parts. The heart of the piano is of course the soundboard and on this model it is Premium selected spruce with four back posts, giving the piano great stability and sound projection. This model has 3 pedals, the middle one being a practice pedal and this model comes in black polish and white polish.
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.
With the acoustic components muted, KAWAI AnyTimeX3 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 SK-EX and EX Concert Grand pianos to deliver an unmistakably warm, authentic tone. Placed inside a purpose-built anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sounds of this world class instruments are 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 pianos, 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 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.
The control box is placed below the keybed. Digital operation greatly extends the capabilities of the ATX3L piano beyond that of a traditional acoustic instrument, with convenient transpose and tuning facilities, a metronome 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.
Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
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 realistic acoustic portraits of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volume levels, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo. The new K-15 ATX3L offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s unique Progressive Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
88-key Piano Sampling
The beautiful sound of the Kawai SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of the new K-15 ATX3L, with all eighty-eight keys of these world-class instruments 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 SK-EX and 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 AnytimeX3 models showcase a variety of grand piano sounds that are suitable for a wide range of musical periods and styles.
The Variety of a Digital Piano
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the AnytimeX3 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 depth of a performance can then be transformed using the reverb features, allowing pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.
The AnytimeX3 models are equipped with a power saving feature which turns off the piano automatically after a specified period of inactivity.
Action: Ultra Responsive
Key Surface: Acryl/Phenol
Hammer Core: Maple
Hammer Felt: Standard
max. String Length: n.a.
Sound Board Material: Spruce
Sound Board Size: n.a.
Back Posts: 4
Duplex Scale: no
Key Lid: yes
Tone Spreader: no
Jacks: MIDI (IN/OUT), USB (to Host), Headphones x 2 (1/4", 1/8")
Finishes: Black polish, White polish
Sensors: Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), optisch
Velocity Curves: Light, Normal, Heavy, Off
Sound Source: Progressive Harmonic Imaging™, 88 Key Sampling
Sounds: 19 (SK Concert Grand, SK Concert Grand, Upright Piano, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Modern Piano, Classic E. Piano, Modern E.P., Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow Strings, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere
Polyphony: max. 192 notes
Virtual Technician: Smart Mode: 10 Presets, Advanced Mode (via Virtual Technician app): Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament Key, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth
Reverb: Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Live Hall, Concert Hall, Cathedral
Effects: Yes, preset
Metronome/Beats: 4 Beats, Tempo and Volume adjustable
USB Functions: USB to Host
Other Features: Transpose, Tuning, Startup Setting, MIDI Setting, Auto Power Off
Power Consumption: 7W
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