The NV5S is the latest addition to the Novus range, and successor to the award-winning NV5 hybrid piano. This updated model retains the industry-leading Millennium III Hybrid upright piano keyboard action and unique real damper mechanism of its predecessor, while upgrading a number of sound, delivery, and operation characteristics.
The NV5Sʼ 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 NV5S retains the high fidelity audio
processing and powerful amplification of the original NV5, while improving the instrumentʼs speaker system. The NV5S continues to offer a
best-in-class audio system with four upward-facing full range speakers, two front-facing dome tweeters, and Kawaiʼs exclusive TwinDrive
soundboard speaker system. However, both the primary and secondary transducers mounted to the soundboard have been upgraded,
broadening the range of reproducible high frequencies for an even more acoustic-like listening experience for both the player and their audience.
As with its predecessor, the NV5S 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
NV5S 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 NV5S 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.