Kawai K300AR2 Acoustic Upright Piano Silver Fittings White Polish
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Kawai K300AR2 Acoustic Upright Piano Silver Fittings White Polish
The Kawai K300 AURES-2 upright acoustic piano truly completes the divide between the organic expressiveness of an acoustic piano and the convenient, advanced functionality of a digital instrument. Sharing the same digital technology as the popular Kawai ATX4 Anytime silent models, the K300 AURES-2 adds a built-in sound system so that the digital aspects of the instrument can be heard without the requirement of headphones. The K300 is highly respected as an acoustic instrument, this K300AR2 gives you an excellent acoustic piano combined with a high quality digital piano. Using special transducers, the soundboard becomes the speaker for the digital sounds. You are able to play the acoustic piano with the digital sounds at the same time! This enables you to have amazing variations to your playing experience. You can play an acoustic piano with a string orchestra, or play with a concert grand piano with the volume down and hear the string harmonics from the strings and soundboard.You can play acoustically, digitally with volume adjustment, with headphones and use various apps for extra functionality, such as music score and much more. It really is an exciting, versatile and beautiful product to look at and play.I think this piano is excellent value for money.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
More About The Kawai K300 AURES 2 Hybrid Upright Piano
Using specially designed transducers, the digital sound is amplified using the natural wood components of the piano's soundboard. This not only allows the piano to be played in 'digital mode', but also gives the opportunity for mixing the digital tones with the pure acoustic voice of the piano. Imagine being able to play the acoustic piano, but hear the beautiful sound of a string orchestra following your every note - you can do it with the K300 AURES-2 piano!
The K300 AURES-2 functions as a standard acoustic piano, and also allows you to plug headphones in for silent practice when required.
It Begins With A Quality Acoustic Piano
The K300 features Kawai's exclusive Millennium III Upright Action. Components made from ABS-Carbon are used in the action, which is lighter than traditional piano action components, yet none of the strength is sacrificed. This results in a fast and powerful action, giving more control and stability than wooden piano actions. Great care and detail has gone into every aspect of the K300, including the finest quality T-stapled hammers, which preserve shape and generate an exceptional tone with an added interior layer of underfelt.
Other features of the K300 include dual-beam aluminium hammer rail, die-cast aluminium brackets, ABS-Carbon flange & serrated rail surface, steel machine-threaded tuning pins, strong balanced back assembly, energy-reflecting contour bars, tapered soundboard made of solid spruce, wide 1-metre long music desk, and cast brass pedals.
Kawai AURES 2 - Combining Digital & Acoustic In One Instrument
The new Kawai AURES 2 system offers the specification of a top-range digital instrument with the organic response and touch of an acoustic instrument. The K300 AURES 2 piano can work in four ways to suit your playing style and environment.
To switch into 'Anytime' silent mode, simply push the power button, lock the centre pedal into the practice position, put on some headphones, and play! You'll hear the sound of the legendary Shigeru Kawai SK concert grand piano in your ears, but those around you won't hear anything!
The physical components of the AURES-2 system are fitted in Kawai's factory as part of the piano manufacturing process. This is far superior to retro-fitted silencer systems because the cable management, keyboard sensors, hammer stop rail, and electronics are integrated into the design of the instrument and therefore offers the most reliable and accurate method of combining electronic & acoustic piano technologies without compromising the performance of the original instrument.
The control panel located under the left-hand side of the instrument is equipped with dual headphone jacks so that two people can enjoy the AURES-2 piano in 'silent' mode at the same time. There is also an Audio AUX-IN so you can connect an external audio device to the instrument, as well as a LINE OUT jack that allows you to connect the 'digital' sound of the piano to external amplification or other devices. MIDI IN & OUT terminals give the option to expand the sound and functions further by connection to other MIDI-equipped instruments, and there is also a USB connector for connection to computers or smart devices.
Bluetooth & Apps
The Kawai K300 AURES-2 piano offers full Bluetooth MIDI + Audio capability with aptX support, for streaming high-quality audio from your smart device to the piano (this will be heard either through the headphones or the transducers connected to the instrument's soundboard).
There are two apps specifically recommended by Kawai that will help you get the most from your AURES-2 piano - PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer.
If you want to explore the other voices (there's a total of 90 tones) or record your performance, load up the Kawai PianoRemote App for iOS or Android devices and you'll open up the true power of the AURES-2 system. It's like having a top-of-the-range digital piano hidden inside your acoustic piano. PianoRemote gives you full control over all features of the K300 AURES-2 piano.
The AURES-2 system allows you to play & hear the sound of many World-class pianos through headphones (Kawai SH9 included), or the instrument's own transducer system, including concert grands, upright pianos, studio grands and even a honky-tonk piano. In addition to stunning acoustic piano voices, the AURES-2 features classic electric pianos, organs, harpsichords, strings, choirs, percussion instruments and even some synth pad voices. It's possible to layer any two of these voices together to create classic layered combinations such as piano+strings or organ+choir, or you could split the keyboard in two so that you have a different voice on the left register, to that on the right - for example, acoustic bass in the left hand and piano in the right, to create a jazzy feel.
Record your performance as either MIDI or AUDIO data using the app's recording feature, and share your performance with family and friends, or use it to listen back to your progress when learning difficult musical passages.
The PiabookPlayer App allows you to visually see and listen to the 377 pre-recorded pieces of music which are supplied with the AURES-2 series pianos.
Analogue Action, Digital World
The AURES 2 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 grand piano actions.
Equipped with Kawai’s most advanced digital and sound technologies, AURES 2 instruments are also premium digital pianos that can be played silently with headphones or through their acoustic soundboard. Players can complement their performances with a wide selection of digital sounds or layer these sounds with the acoustic piano to create unique combinations. Practice new pieces using the built-in metronome then record their performance, or play along with tracks from a Bluetooth-connected smart device and enjoy a personal ensemble performance.
All AURES 2 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 AURES 2 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 than conventional key-based sensor systems.
This more advanced approach reproduces the mechanical flow of the upright 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 AURES 2 instruments incorporate Kawai’s latest digital piano sound technologies from the highly regarded Concert Artist and Novus product lines. When playing through headphones or when AURES mode is active, 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.
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 AURES 2’s digital piano sound to behave just like an acoustic piano.
Rich sound selection
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the AURES 2 pianos 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.
Soundboard Speaker System
In addition to the acoustic muting and digital sound features, AURES 2 instruments are also equipped with the latest iteration of Kawai’s advanced Soundboard Speaker System. This innovative technology utilises four high-performance transducers which are strategically placed onto the upright or grand piano's solid spruce soundboard. These transducers channel the AURES 2 instrument's digitally generated sound through the large wooden soundboard, resulting in a naturally acoustic tone that is more expansive than that produced by traditional cone speakers.
Pianists can then enjoy the flexibility and convenience offered by a digital piano, such as the ability to select a broad range of different instrument sounds, record and playback one’s performance, or freely adjust the volume level to avoid disturbing loved ones – all while continuing to play the AURES 2’s exceptional Millennium III upright piano keyboard action.
Modern Bluetooth connectivity
Designed to meet the connectivity needs of modern pianists, AURES 2 pianos feature standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, as well as integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows wireless communication with supported smart devices.
Once paired to a phone, tablet, or laptop, AURES 2 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their studying and playing experiences, or stream high quality, low-latency aptX audio directly through the instruments’ headphones or the AURES 2’s Soundboard Speaker System without the need for any cables.
PianoRemote control app
The digital features of AURES 2 pianos are exclusively controlled via the dedicated 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.
Excellent headphone sound quality
The AURES 2 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, AURES 2 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.
In addition to featuring a premium quality headphone amplifier, AnyTime ATX4 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.
Action: Millenium III
Key Surface: Acryl/Phenol
Hammer Core: Mahogany
Hammer Felt: With Underfelt
ATX Anytime Silent System/AuresAR2
Sounds: 90 Sounds Including Shigeru Kawai EX Concert Grand, SK-5
Virtual Technician: Allows you to edit aspects of the piano sounds to your personal requirements
Keyboard Modes : Dual, Split, 4Hands Modes
Registration Settings: 100 Favorite Memories
Record & Playback: MP3, WAV & Midi Format
Rhythms & Metronome: Metronome | 100 Drum Beats
Connections: MIDI In & OUT | USB Type A | USB Type B | 2x Headphone Connection |AUX In Mini Jack | Aux Out L+R
Bluetooth: Yes Audio & MIDI
Max. String Length: 1200 mm
Sound Board Material: Solid Spruce, Tapered
Sound Board Size: 1,39 m²
Back Posts: 5
Duplex Scale: no
Key Lid: Softfall
Casters: Double, Brass
Pedals: Soft, Muffler, Damper
Tone Spreader: Yes
Dimensions: Height: 122cm | Width: 149cm | Depth: 61cm
Cabinet Finish: Polished Ebony & Brass Fittings | Polished Ebony & Silver Fittings Polished White & Brass Fittings | Polished White & Silver Fittings
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