Kawai K800 ATX3
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.
Kawai K800 ATX3. 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.
Fortunately, AnyTimeX2 instruments incorporate an acoustic muting feature with powerful digital audio components, allowing pianists to continue enjoying the distinctiv feeling of a traditional piano, while listening discreetly using private headphones.
Exceptional touch, optimum responsiveness, digital flexibility:
The new range of AnyTimeX2 hybrid pianos from KAWAI.
In 1971 KAWAI revolutionised piano technology by introducing ABS action parts within the fine workings of the piano action.
The introduction of ABS action parts proved a significant development in modern piano design, and rapidly earned high praise from pianists and technicians worldwide.
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.
With the acoustic components muted, KAWAI AnyTimeX2 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.
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 AnyTimeX2 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.
The AnyTimeX2 control box is placed below the keybed. In addition, the AnyTimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models feature an innovative slide-out control panel, with a gentle push revealing an LCD display and array of function buttons.
Digital operation greatly extends the capabilities of the AnyTimeX2 piano beyond that of a traditional acoustic instrument, with convenient transpose and tuning facilities, a metronome and song recorder (except K-15 ATX2-p), 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.
With expanded piano sound memory, the new AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f models boasts 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%
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.
AnytimeX2 and AnyTimeX2-f 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.
There are times when a player needs the touch of a fine piano without the tone.
The solution has arrived! The AnyTime Hybrid Piano – the piano you can play anytime and anywhere without disturbing anyone.
Kawai K800 ATX3. Perfect for:
Players who want the touch of an acoustic piano with the privacy of headphones.
Late night or early morning practice without disturbing family or neighbors.
Apartment living where piano practice is restricted to specific hours of the day.
Homes where the piano must share space with computers and other media devices.