QRS PNOmation III Player Piano Systems | Installed by Chupp’s Pianos
Player pianos saw their popularity skyrocket during the early 20th century. The ability to switch on a device and listen to live music in your own living room was very appealing. Early player pianos utilized a complex system of pumps, bellows and stacks of music rolls. This required the piano to be specially built to accommodate the huge amount of player mechanism parts. These early systems were very complex and not very adjustable beyond some simple volume control. Due to the vast amount of room required within the case, many piano makers had to construct out sized cabinets based around their existing scale designs. Today, new technology has replaced the old paper music rolls and allows for an incredibly detailed musical experience that is much more immersive and QRS Music Technologies has led the way.
QRS | A Historic Industry Leader
QRS Music Technologies Inc. was founded in 1900 by piano maker Melville Clark (of Story & Clark piano company fame.) QRS sold tens of millions of music rolls and is actually the only manufacturer of music rolls in the world today. Today, they produce the PNOmation Player Piano System. First introduced in 1986, this amazing piece of digital and mechanical technology can be installed on almost all existing pianos, grand or upright. Gone are the days of large, unsightly control boxes and having to keep track of tapes and data disks! This advanced, modern system virtually disappears into the piano and unlike many of the vintage and older designs, it does not change the touch of your instrument. This means that the installation of a QRS PNOmation player system will not hinder your continued playing enjoyment. Incredibly precise, these systems offer detailed dynamics that capture the expression expected of live music.
The Next Generation of Player Piano Technology
The PNO3 system stores all of its vast music library internally – negating the need for stacks of tapes and discs. This means that you can also play music without relying on a continuous internet connection. Full control of the piano can be executed from ANY WiFi capable device and is not limited to one brand or operating system. QRS uses longer, duly encases solenoids with Teflon impregnated solenoid plungers. Ipad, iPhone, laptop control and more is available to you. This delivers more accurate control over the range of motion and they resist corrosion and are self-lubricating. A longer plunger and solenoid also means more accurate dynamic control in the music. All of the mechanical components are machined to exacting tolerances for a long life of precise service. The PNOmation system is the only system that since its introduction has offered a migration path to the latest technology.
The Sync-Along Feature
A piano that is equipped with a PNOmation Player Piano System doesn’t just play alone. The SyncAlong feature allows the instrument to accompany your favorite artists – live in your living room. A high-quality speaker that is mounted underneath the piano plays the vocals or other instrumental parts. The volume levels of both the accompaniment and the piano itself are fully adjustable. This feature is often imitated by other systems but is never surpassed. See below for a video demonstrating this advanced feature.
A NEW LEVEL OF PLAYER PIANO ADVANCEMENT
As you can see and hear, the PNOmation III Player Piano System brings another level to your piano music experience! Fusing the latest technology with historic craftsmanship ensures the finest musical experiences possible. The installation of this system does not change the touch and feel of your instrument, nor does it disrupt the aesthetic beauty of your grand or upright piano. A vast music library ensures that you will have literally hundreds of hours of music to enjoy. Historic performances by master musicians are captured for you to enjoy. We have experience with the leading systems on the market today and we highly recommend the QRS PNOmation system to our prospective clients. These systems are utilized on pianos that have been shipped all over the country. We have installed these systems on our vintage restored Steinways, Yamaha and the new Kawai pianos we offer. If you have any questions about it, feel free to call or email Chupp’s Piano Service today!
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