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Kawai K-300 Aures2 Ebony Polished Upright Piano

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Acoustic Tranquillity. The sound of hammers striking strings, resonating through solid spruce. Warm vibrations that illuminate a room, leaving its audience enchanted. The natural voice of an acoustic piano is truly unmistakable.

A fine piano entices musicians to perform with spontaneity and passion, yet such unbridled expressiveness may not always be appropriate. Indeed, in certain environments, an acoustic piano can prove disruptive; the diligent tones of children practicing scales are unlikely to be welcomed by other family members wishing to watch television, while even the most gentle, soothing Chopin preludes have the potential to irritate neighbours if performed after an acceptable time.

Fortunately, Aures2 instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctive feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones. Exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness, digital flexibility: The new range of Aures2 and ATX4 hybrid pianos from KAWAI.

Action. In 1971 KAWAI revolutionised piano technology by introducing ABS action parts within the fine workings of the piano action. This rigid, atmospherically stable compound material, addressed many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakages under continual high stress, and shrinking and swelling due to changes in climate. The introduction of ABS action parts proved a significant development in modern piano design, and rapidly earned high praise from pianists and technicians worldwide. The Millennium III Upright Action, unveiled in 2006, has been developed to enhance the three performance elements that professional pianists most desire - speed, control and power. The introduction of stronger ABS Carbon materials has allowed KAWAI scientists to develop lighter action parts without sacrificing durability, further optimising key repetition and response speed for a truly unparalleled playing experience.

Tone. With the acoustic components muted, KAWAI Aures2 pianos employ a unique digital technology, developed and refined at the Shigeru Kawai Research & Development Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, calling upon the finest hand-crafted KAWAI EX Concert Grand piano to deliver an unmistakably warm, authentic tone. Placed inside a purpose-built anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class instrument is meticulously analysed and recorded by our Master Piano Artisan pioneers. The acoustic portrait of each note is later transformed into a highly precise three dimensional digital representation, employing KAWAI's proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique process faithfully reproduces the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, while also providing the source for a rich selection of additional high-quality instrument sounds.

IHSS Sensor System. A fine acoustic piano entices musicians to perform with enthusiasm, spontaneity and passion. Yet, the satisfaction that one enjoys when hammers strike the strings is often diluted by traditional piano silencing techniques. Sensors located below the keyboard struggle to accurately interpret the subtleties of musical expression, which is why Aures2 pianos integrate sensors within the fine workings of the piano action, reading the precise movements of each hammer. Whether performing rapid passages that demand the same key be played repeatedly before returning to its natural starting position, or pianissimo pieces desiring the very softest of key strokes, the Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS) represents the elaborate nuances of every note. Pianists can finally enjoy the convenience of absolute privacy, without sacrificing the responsive touch and authentic expression of a traditional acoustic piano.

New to ATX4 & Aures2 models - MPA Supervision. All new ATX4 and Aures2 models have a sound and touch developed under the supervision of Master Piano Artisans. This collaboration has helped to achieve performance closest to that of an Acoustic Piano.

Digital Convenience. Digital operation greatly extends the capabilities of the Aures2 piano beyond that of a traditional acoustic instrument, with convenient transpose and tuning facilities, a metronome and song recorder, and a selection of high fidelity sounds suitable for various musical occasions. Dual headphone sockets provide greater flexibility for academic institutions, while other connectors allow a range of creative music-making opportunities.

PianoRemote app. This control app for iOS/Android has a modern user interface that performs all operations from a smart device.  This removes the need for a built-in touch panel display. The new recording function for ATX4 and Aures2 models can easily record performances as either MIDI or audio. Recorded Performances can be immediately shared to people using chat or mail apps. Performance data can also be saved to the cloud, and opened or edited in other music apps.

Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL). With expanded piano sound memory, the new Aures2 models boast the largest sample size of any Kawai digital piano. This ‘eXtra Long’ standard of Harmonic Imaging technology extends the important attack portion of the piano sound by up to 120%, articulating the natural detail and resonance characteristics of each note more clearly, and improving the instrument’s organic tonal quality overall. When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volume levels, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

Aures2 models offer a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Harmonic Imaging XL technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

88-key Piano Sampling. The beautiful sound of the Kawai EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the new Aures2 series, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any key is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Akustik Piano variety. The Aures2 models showcase a variety of grand piano sounds that are suitable for a wide range of musical periods and styles. In addition, a traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.

An experienced piano technician is essential to fully realise the potential of an acoustic piano. As well as meticulously tuning each note, the technician performs regulation and voicing adjustments that allow a fine instrument to truly sing. The Virtual Technician function in the new Aures2 models simulates such refinements digitally. Players can perform touch and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, lid, and damper resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes – all in real-time.

The new Aures2 models have new Virtual Technician parameters. The Hammer Noise now simulates the sounds of hammers striking strings, and the keys hitting the keybed. The prominence of the sound's attack can now be adjusted. The Release Time can be adjusted to simulate the sound of different piano sizes, and likewise with the Decay Speed once the keys have been released.

The Variety of a Digital Piano. Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the Aures2 models also feature an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric piano and drawbar or church organ, to strings, and other instruments, inviting musicians to add variety to their performances.

The Aures2 models feature several keyboard modes. The Dual playing mode allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances and can be adjusted quickly and easily.

Redeveloped Effects & Reverb. The Aures2 models powerful new digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life.

Studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects can be used to tailor a sound’s character and feeling, with modelled amplifier/speaker simulations applying vintage warmth to electric pianos and trademark growl to drawbar organs.

The depth of a performance can then be transformed using the updated reverb features, allowing pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

Flexible USB/MIDI Connectivity/Bluetooth. The Aures2 models are equipped with MIDI connectors that allow the instrument to be connected to a computer or MIDI-instruments for MIDI use. The USB to Device functionality allows favourite instrument settings, and memorable recorder songs stored in internal memory to be safely preserved on USB, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be listened to using the instrument’s exquisite Harmonic Imaging XL sounds without additional hardware.

Bluetooth can be used to Send & Receive MIDI data wirelessly, and also to play Audio directly from any Bluetooth device. All new aptX support improves audio quality while also reducing latency.

MP3 Audio Playback & Record. USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to record entire performances (including external line-in audio*) directly as MP3 or WAV audio files for emailing to family and friends, or casual listening away from the piano.

Useful Connectivity Options. In addition to the USB to Device connector, the Aures2 models also feature standard LINE-level audio and MIDI jacks. These useful connectivity options allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches or school halls, and provide greater flexibility when using computers and other audio devices.

Integrated Lesson Function. The convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer and Bach etudes. With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, both models also feature traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and include a companion book of printed scores to further aid one’s practise.

Energy Conservation. The Aures2 models are equipped with a power saving feature which turns off the piano automatically after a specified period of inactivity.

New to Aures2 - Soundboard Speaker System with 4 new transducers. Exclusive to the new Aures2 models is this fantastic new soundboard speaker system with 4 new transducers. Comprising of 2 Low-Mid range speakers and 2 High Range, it gives a rich, natural sounding digital tone through soundboard only, without using cone speakers.


Allegro Music have branches across Essex, in Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Southend on Sea and Colchester. We have been established for over 45 years and are one of the biggest Digital Piano, Acoustic Piano, Keyboard and Organ stores in the UK, offering a massive range of instruments. To make your purchase hassle free, we offer Free UK delivery on most models, an attractive Part Exchange scheme and 0% Finance on many instruments.

We have a team of Piano, Keyboard and Organ product specialists on hand to offer help and advice with any aspect of your purchase. Allegro Music is a Premium main dealer offering almost every model of Digital Piano and Keyboard Yamaha produce, alongside a range of quality fully guaranteed used instruments.

Once you have your new instrument we can also teach you how to play it, with lessons taking place in our “Allegro Music Academy'' 7 days a week from early 'til late, with CRB checked teachers offering individual and class lessons on Piano & Keyboard, plus a wide range of other instruments. If you have any questions, please email us here, or call us on 01702 334488.

Specification

Construction

Soundboard

1,39qm Solid Spruce

Back Posts

5

Hammers

Mahogany / Underfelted

Keyboard

Action

Millennium III

Key Surface

Neotex

Key Sensors

IHSS, optical sensors

Sound Generation

Sound Source

Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling

Piano Engine

Improved SK-EX Rendering piano engine.

Sounds

27 (Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Upright Piano, Modern Piano, Rock Piano, Classic E. Piano, 60’s E.P., Modern E.P., Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Harpsichord Oct., Vibraphone, Celesta, Slow Strings, String Pad, String Ensemble, Harp, Pizzicato Str., Choir, Wood Bass, Finger Bass, W. Bass & Ride)

Max. Polyphony

256 notes

Keyboard Modes

Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hands Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)

Touch Curves

Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User 1, User 2

Temperament

Equal Temperament (Equal Piano Only), Pure Temperament (Major), Pure Temperament (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal Temperament (Flat), Equal Temperament (Equal Stretch), USER Temperament

Metronome

1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 + 100 drum rhythms

Virtual Technician

Intonation, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect (incl. Key-off Release), Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Release Time, Soft Pedal Depth, User Temperament, Key of Temperament, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch

Effects

Reverb

5 (Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral)

Reverb Parameters

Reverb Depth, Reverb Time

Other

Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary, Combination Effects x 4, Amplified Effects x 3

Effect Parameters

Dry/Wet, Time, Speed, Mono/Stereo, Accel./Rotary Speed – Parameters dependent on effect.

Recording / Playback

Internal Recorder

10 song, 2 track recorder – approximately 90,000 note memory capacity

USB Audio Playback

MP3: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo, Bit Rate: 8-320 kBit/s (constant & variable) WAV: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo

USB Audio Recording

MP3: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 192 kBit/s (constant) WAV: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 1,411 kBit/s (uncompressed)

Further USB functions

Load Internal Song, Load User Memory, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Save User Memory, Rename File, Delete File, Format USB, Convert Song to Audio, Overdub Audio

External Media

USB Stick, USB Disk Drive, USB Harddisk

Power

Consumption

20W

Connections

Line In

Stereo Mini Jack

Line Out

Stereo Mini Jack

Headphones

x2

MIDI

IN/OUT

USB

to Device

Accessories Included

Headphone, AC Adaptor PS-154, Music Books for Lesson Function, Owner's Manual

Finishes

Ebony Polish, Snow White Polish, Ebony Polish with Silver Hardware, Snow White Polish with Silver Hardware

Dimensions / Weight

Width

1490mm (58.66”)

Height

1220mm (48.03”)

Depth

610mm (24.01”)

Weight

234kg (515.9lbs)

 

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