Taking place last week between 11th-14th April, Musikmesse played host to a number of previews, showcases and first outings, one of which was Kawai’s new hybrid upright piano.
The AURES is equipped with a newly developed resonance system that allows the soundboard of a Kawai K series upright piano to also deliver digital audio – such as commercially available music – or the sound of other musical instruments, all without the aid of any additional speakers.
The AURES’ unique soundboard technology has been developed in collaboration with Japan’s leading premium audio manufacturer, Onkyo, and incorporates newly-designed high performance transducer components that transmit energy more efficiently than conventional parts. The resulting sound produced entirely by the soundboard is rich, powerful, and expansive, and enhanced by the unique harmonic properties of solid spruce wood.
In addition to previewing AURES, Kawai also exhibited a selection of professional acoustic grand and upright pianos, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano, and a full range of digital instruments, including the latest Concert Artist series and MP stage pianos.