The NV10S is the new flagship instrument of the Novus range, and successor to the award-winning NV10 hybrid piano. This updated model retains the industry-leading Millennium III Hybrid grand piano keyboard action and unique real damper mechanism of its predecessor, while upgrading a number of sound, delivery, and operation characteristics.
The NV10Sʼ improved SK-EX Rendering multi-channel sound engine features enhanced acoustic piano samples, with new Virtual Technician
parameters to precisely control the attack, release, and sustain characteristics of each piano. The updated NV10S retains the high fidelity
audio processing and powerful amplification of the original NV10, while improving the instrumentʼs overall speaker system. First, the
diameter or the lower bass speaker has been increased from 16 cm to 20 cm, resulting in a warmer, more rounded sound. This upgrade is
supported by a redesigned, stronger speaker enclosure that delivers greater power and precision. Finally, the position of the NV10Sʼ
upward-facing speakers has also been subtly expanded, contributing to a smoother, and even more acoustic-like listening experience for
both the player and their audience.
As with its predecessor, the NV10S incorporates a 5″ touchscreen display discretely embedded within the instrumentʼs left cheekblock. The
touchscreenʼs updated hardware and software adopts the same system design and user interface introduced with the CA99/CA79 digital pianos.
This improved UI is optimising for pianists, and provides easier access to additional sound and functions that inspire musical creativity. The
NV10S retains the convenient Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio functionality of the original Novus, with added support for the advanced aptX
algorithm allowing high quality audio to be streamed through the pianoʼs superb amplifier and speaker system wirelessly, with minimal latency.
Finally, as with all new Kawai instruments, the NV10S fully supports the latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps for iOS and compatible
Android devices, providing an effortless way to control the instrument wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, or to study the notated scores for
many of the built-in classical etudes and piano pieces from the comfort of an armchair.
New Features & Improvements
IMPROVED: SK-EX Rendering sound engine with additional Virtual Technician parameters
IMPROVED: Speaker system with 20 cm woofer and optimised speaker positioning
IMPROVED: Updated LCD touchscreen hardware and user interface
IMPROVED: Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and audio connectivity, with aptX support
NEW: Support for Kawaiʼs latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps
NEW: Authentic new electric piano, organ, harpsichord, strings, and bass sounds