A New Breed of Instrument | A Hybrid Piano:
Kawai’s lineup of grand, upright, and digital pianos has won numerous awards for excellence the world over. The high quality of a Kawai instrument has led to them being the preferred choice of many concert pianists and music halls. They have taken their dedication to both tradition and technology to another level with their Hybrid Piano lineup.
Kawai Digital Hybrid.
A Digital Hybrid starts with a piano from their Concert Artist digital line. But they take the instrument one step further by adding a real wooden soundboard to the back.
On a traditional acoustic piano, the soundboard is truly the core of a piano’s sound and tone. By transferring the energy of the vibrating strings to the board, it creates a much stronger and fuller tone.
The Kawai Digital Hybrid piano takes the sound energy from the high-quality speakers and transfers it to a wooden soundboard. This creates the authentic, rich tone and sound that an acoustic piano is known for. Diagonal ribs on the board distribute the energy across it to create a broad range of tone and increases the volume of your playing.
A Digital Hybrid piano features Ivory and Ebony – Touch keytops, USB Audio capability, wooden key action, and a grand piano feel pedal system.
The combination of the digital and acoustic elements creates an instrument that truly is the best of both worlds.
Kawai Acoustic Hybrid
The base for a Kawai Acoustic Hybrid is one of their well-respected upright pianos. But what makes a Kawai Acoustic Hybrid different from a regular acoustic piano?
These instruments have been equipped with technology that not only allows them to be played as regular acoustic pianos but also as fully functioning digital pianos that can be played with headphones.
When the piano is in the traditional ‘Acoustic Mode’ the hammers hit the strings as they would in any upright piano, creating the full tone that a Kawai piano is known for.
The ‘Anytime Mode’ of these, allows the pianist to play anytime without disturbing neighbors and sleeping children, or if you just want to practice with a bit more privacy. The hammers never hit the strings! The digital element of the upright produces the Kawai sound through plugged-in headphones. A beautifully produced ‘hybrid’ solution when you need to practice ‘Anytime.’
These acoustic hybrids feature multiple digital sounds, built-in metronomes, integrated hammer sensing systems, and much more.
The hybrid piano line is just a part of Kawai’s vast, award-winning piano lineup. As an authorized Kawai dealer, Chupp’s Piano Services, Inc. is ready to assist you in securing the instrument of your dreams.
Contact us today if you have any questions or for an appointment.