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Japanese built, 130cm tall upright piano in a traditional style cabinet
At 130cm tall the K-500 is considerably larger than the K-300 and K-400, with longer strings and a bigger soundboard area, affording it a richer and more resonant tonal quality. NEOTEX key surfaces, as found on the GX series grands, provide a tactile touch with plenty of grip, while the piano also benefits from Duplex Scaling to enhance the resonance of the treble section by enabling the non-speaking parts of the string to vibrate.
An ideal choice for the advancing musician, the K-500 is equipped with the acclaimed Millennium III ABS-Carbon Composite action for a class leading level of response.
The K-500 offers a rare combination of power, dynamic range and tonal richness to meet the musical demands of any studio or home environment.
The soundboard and ribs are considered the most important sound producing components of a piano, with both the materials used and the manner in which they are assembled greatly affecting volume and tonal quality. The K-500 soundboard is produced using the finest quality straight-grained spruce, carefully selected and scientifically tested to exceed KAWAI’s demanding resonance standards, ensuring exceptional dynamic range and outstanding tonal balance across the entire sound spectrum.
The K-500 features the specially developed Millennium III ABS-Carbon upright piano action, combining carbon fibre with ABS to produce a lightweight yet incredibly strong and reliable mechanism. To improve the action’s climatic stability, KAWAI pioneered the use of aluminium action rails, aluminium hammer rest rails and ABS action parts – addressing many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakage under continual high stress, and shrinking/swelling due to changes in temperature and humidity. Longer keys make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. The benefits to the player are greater control and more power with less effort.
With attractive traditional style cabinetry and soft closing fallboard, the K-500 is equally suited to the home environment and school practice room.
In addition to the exceptionally large solid spruce soundboard, the K-500 also utilises five fully laminated back posts, delivering optimum rigidity and enhanced tuning stability.
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