My Dream Instrument

My present digital piano is the 19-year old Roland RD-700 Stage Piano. The piano sound is quite good and not (yet) perverted into modern jazz sounds. Yet one note gives a violent noise when being touched and there is no Roland dealer here in Cambodia where I could get that repaired.

So I am aspiring for the future into buying the first real hybrid piano, the Kawaii Novus NV-10. It is a fantastic idea, the entire playing mechanism is acoustic and from wood like in a real grand piano. The sound is integrated and from Onkyo, the very best in Japan in terms of musical reproduction.

Traditional Piano Playing Mechanism

The instrument thus ‘feels’ like Grand Piano when you play it. In addition it comes with advanced e-features, such as a huge collection from Kawai but also from Steinway, of playable music and exercise pieces. Also the iPhone can be connected and you can use the piano as a full-blown stereo …


The speaker outlets, produced by Onkyo, can be seen on the next photo.

As the price tag is more than 8000$, this acquisition needs to be carefully planned. For the good luck, Madison Music in Phnom Penh, just told me two days ago that they can order this instrument which is not the case, for example, for the new Roland RD-88 or the Roland RD-2000 stage pianos.