KAWAI DIGITAL

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KAWAI GX BLAK SPECIFICATIONS

UNRIVALED WORKMANSHIP, THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND TRADITIONAL METHODS AND MATERIALS EXEMPLIFY EVERY FEATURE. EACH ELEMENT IS PRUDENTLY PERCEIVED TO HEIGHTEN LASTING PERFORMANCE, PRIDE AND GRATIFICATION.
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SPECIFICATIONS   GX-1 GX-2 GX-3 GX-5 GX-6 GX-7
Size Length 5'5" 166 cm 5'11" 180 cm 6'2" 188 cm 6'7" 200 cm 7'0" 214 cm 7'6" 229 cm
Width 5'0" 150 cm 5'1" 152 cm 5'1" 152 cm 5'1" 153 cm 5'2" 154 cm 5'3" 157 cm
Height 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm
Weight 690 lbs 314 kg 712 lbs 324 kg 734 lbs 334 kg 772 lbs 351 kg 840 lbs 382 kg 880 lbs 400 kg
Touch White key surfaces NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX
Black key surfaces NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX
Action Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III
Hammers All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted
Sound Soundboard Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered
Agraffes 1-46 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys
Duplex scaling Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back
Back posts 3 3 4 4 4 4
Exterior design Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Casters Single, Brass Single, Brass Single, Brass Single, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass
Lid props 3 3 3 3 3 3
Softfall
Music rack Position 5 positions 5 position 5 positions 5 positions 5 positions 5 positions
Hard Finish
Lock
Other features Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)
Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys
Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed
V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate
CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system
Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge
Hybrid inner rim Hybrid inner rim Hybrid inner rim Hybrid inner rim Hybrid inner rim Hybrid inner rim
THE ULTRA-RESPONSIVE TOUCH
The exclusive Millennium III Action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the GX Blak Series grand pianos.
MAXIMUM PRECISION
Kawai GX BLAK Series ABS-Carbon Action Parts The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.
POWER AND REPETITION OF EACH KEYSTROKE
The jack is the pivotal link between the key and the hammer that controls the power and repetition of each keystroke. Made of carbon and polyacetal, our exclusive Carbon Jack is molded as a single piece using Kawai's "Tapered Core" design for minimum weight, maximum directional strength and optimum responsiveness. It is virtually indestructible, will not warp due to humidity, and requires no lubrication – all of which reduces the need for maintenance. A microscopic surface texture dramatically increases control during pianissimo passages. These attributes make the Carbon Jack far more advanced than the conventional glue-jointed wooden jacks found on most other pianos.
ADDED MEASURE OF STRENGTH AND UNIFORM STABILITY
Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. GX BLAK Series grand pianos feature a minimum of five aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strength and uniform stability to the action for accurate touch over time. Both the hammer rail and wippen rails are permanently locked in place to maintain the exacting tolerances of the action design and ensure long-term stability.
ACCURATE HAMMER ALIGNMENT TO OPTIMIZE TOUCH AND TONE
The dual-beam design makes our action rails extremely strong and stable to support the hammers. The finely serrated rail surface and the exclusive Insuliner hold hammer flanges securely in place to preserve accurate hammer alignment and optimize touch and tone.
OPTIMUM TOUCH
Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made of cellulose fiber offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony – and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand's natural oils and perspiration. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.
MAHOGANY HAMMERS LEAVE MORE ENERGY AND TONE IN THE STRINGS
Mahogany hammers are lightweight and extremely responsive. Lighter weight lets them release faster after striking, which leaves more energy and tone in the strings. Found only on the finest grand pianos, mahogany is used for the hammer mouldings on the entire line of GX BLAK Series grand pianos.
MAXIMUM RIGIDITY TO DELIVER GREATER POWER WITH EASE
Kawai GX BLAK Series Extended Length Keys Spruce is the ideal material for the keys – light, yet extremely strong for its weight. It responds with minimal flex and exceptional consistency, transmitting every subtle nuance of the pianist’s performance while remaining stable through years of heavy use. The length of each key has been extended to make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. Keysticks are also designed with a slightly taller profile for maximum rigidity to deliver greater power.
IMPROVED MAXIMUM ENERGY TRANSFER
The use of hardwood maple key buttons adds stiffness to the keysticks for improved energy transfer. Key buttons on the GX Series instruments have been doubled in length to provide maximum energy transfer and optimum power.
TOUCH - THE POWER OF PIANISSIMO
One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is dynamic range – the ability to play not only thundering fortissimos, but also the most delicate and sensitive pianissimos. The technological superiority of the Millennium III Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It seems ironic that GL Series technology speaks loudest when it whispers.

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INVENTORY
Overview    Touch    Tone    Strength    Character    Finishes    Specs    Video   Gallery    Warranty    Brochure    Inventory
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.