Kawai Kawai Novus NV5S Hybrid Digital Piano Standard Package Polished Ebony

Code: Kawai Novus NV5S Hybrid Digital Piano Standard Package Polished Ebony
  • £5,370.00
Item out of Stock   |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Spot Products:
  •   (More Info)
Award Winning Retailer Est 1978 Supplying Musical Instruments For Over 30 Years
Prices Checked Daily Buy Today With Confidence
14 Day Return Policy We have made the process as simple as possible
Part Exchange Welcome We can offer you part exchange on your used items


Kawai Novus NV5S Hybrid Digital Piano Polished Ebony Package

The touch of an acoustic piano

Kawai understands that the key to an authentic piano experience is the action. This is why the Millennium III hybrid action serves as the centrepiece of the Novus NV5S. Renowned for the revolutionary use of extended spruce key sticks and individually weighted ABS-Carbon components, the keys are made stronger, lighter, and inevitably more stable than conventional wooden parts seen in acoustic pianos. Since the Novus NV5S is a hybrid piano, there are no strings for these ABS hammers to strike. Instead, the precise movements of the hammers are captured using high-resolution optical sensors mounted over the action. With the touch and feel of an acoustic piano, the NV5S really is indistinguishable from a grand piano.

Integrated hammer sensing system

The NV5S gives you more control over your performance. Created with lighter materials, the NV5S allows you to play with extra speed, without compromising comfort. Thanks to the Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), the NV5S reveals the subtle nuances of every single note. The key sensors are carefully placed so to respond to the lightest of touches. This is perfect for more complex performances where notes are repeated in quick succession.

Introducing PiaBookPlayer - Kawai's brand new app

Do you often look at a piece of music and wonder how it should sound? With Kawai's brand new PiaBookPlayer app, you can now instantly find out! This brand new app enables you to view the notated scores of the lesson songs and practise pieces built into your digital piano, so now you can listen to them playing with meticulous detail via the Shigeru grand piano sound.

By taking advantage of the wireless Bluetooth MIDI feature built into this piano, you can now listen to your favourite classical piano music from the comfort of your armchair. Want to use the PiaBookPlayer app instead of sheet music? With the app, you can use the piano's soft or sostenuto pedals for hands-free page-turning.

To unlock all of the PiaBookPiano features, make sure you've got the latest software update on your Kawai piano. Head over to the App Store or Play Store to connect your smart device to your piano.

The sound damper system

Advanced piano players require a high-quality dampening system for an expressive performance. The NV5S utilises an updated hybrid method to achieve the most dynamic response possible. Despite there being no strings, the high precision optical sensors can transmit detailed information levels to pick out the subtle nuances in your style. When engaged, the pedal subtly releases key pressure for a more authentic likeness to acoustic pianos.

Onkyo collaboration

Kawai's collaboration with hi-fi audio company Onkyo gives the NV5S the sound projection and clarity it deserves. The DIDRC filter technology removes the unnecessary high frequencies and static noise that digital instruments produce at loud volumes, resulting in a more natural sound. This feature maintains the classic tone assigned to Kawai pianos, while eliminating any unwanted background noise.

The NV5S' speakers are specifically positioned to project groups of frequencies. The lower facing speakers produce warm, thick bass tones, while the top speakers project clear highs. The result is a rounded overall sound with an authentic projection for both the audience and the performer. Onkyo have also designed the headphone speaker experience, so your rehearsals and private use remain immersive.

Sound and functions

Built into the NV5S is a 5'' LCD touchscreen display to access a range of functions to enhance your enjoyment of the hybrid piano. In Pianist mode, you can adjust the rendering characteristics of the piano to change the tonal qualities and also the resonance depth for even more control. The Virtual Technician allows various characteristics of the sounds to be adjusted from the key volume, damper noise, and touch curve, for example. Kawai's multi-instrument sound engine includes electric and acoustic pianos, organs, and strings to name a few. Sounds can also be layered and split for a standard split function or 4 hands.


Keyboard Action

  • Type: Millennium III Hybrid, upright piano keyboard action
  • Keyboard: Extended length spruce keys, acrylic/phenol key surfaces
  • Hammers: ABS grade-weighted hammers
  • ABS Carbon parts: Yes
  • Sensing system: Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), contact-less optical sensors


  • Type: Upright piano pedals
  • Damper: Upright piano damper mechanism
  • Soft/Sostenuto: Grand Feel pedal system


  • Finish: Ebony Polish
  • Keyboard cover: Upright piano type, Soft Fall fallboard
  • Music rest: Upright piano type
  • Dimensions: 149.5 (W) x 46.5 (D) x 110 (H) cm
  • Weight: 113.0 kg


Pianist Mode

      • Sound Engine: SK-EX Rendering
      • Piano Source: SK-EX
      • No. of Sounds: 10 Rendering Characters
      • Polyphony: Max. 256 notes (depending on selected sound)
      • Virtual Technician: Advanced Mode: 9 Parameters

Sound Mode

    • Sound Engine: Harmonic Imaging XL
    • Piano Source: SK-EX, EX, SK-5, K-60
    • No. of Sounds: 90 sounds
    • Polyphony: Max. 256 notes (depending on selected sound)
    • Virtual Technician: Smart Mode: 10 Types Advanced Mode: 19 Parameters


  • Onkyo Technology: 1-bit processing, Dual DAC, DIDRC filter, Premium Power amp, Premium Headphone amp
  • Output Power: 130 W
  • Speaker System: Soundboard Speaker System - 8 cm x 4 (top speakers), 2 cm x 2 (dome tweeters)


  • Display: 5'' colour LCD touchscreen
  • Recorder: 10 x internal song recorder, MP3, WAV, Overdub audio, Line In & Bluetooth Audio Recording
  • Playback: MP3, WAV, SMF, KSO (internal song file)


  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
  • Audio LINE IN: (1/8" STEREO), LINE OUT (1/8" STEREO), USB for Update
  • MIDI/USB MIDI: (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
  • Power: AC IN (60 W power consumption)

Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE for orders of £75.00 or above. A small charge will be made for orders under this amount.

For full details regarding our delivery system, visit our Delivery Information page.

 Full details regarding our returns policy, visit our Returns Information page.

All your personal and credit card details are taken via our secure server so they are encrypted to stop fraud or abuse of your details. For more information on how we handle your personal details, please see our Privacy Policy Please note that we reserve the right to reject payments should they not meet the required security guidelines from card issuing banks.  We apologise if this causes any inconvenience, but we may refund  card payments where the funds are authorised, but where either the 3D secure ( or verified by visa) has not been successful, the address check comes back with any anomalies, or where there is a request to send to an address other than the billing address.  When using paypal, amazonpay  or finance, the delivery must be to the verified or confirmed address on that account. 

This product has not been reviewed yet.