I recommend the Kohler KD7 digital baby grand PLAYER piano at its lower price (see price info below). This model is a limited edition piano and is only available in the US as far as I know. I played this full size 5' deep digital baby grand about five years ago when it first came out and just recently again and was quite impressed with it...except for its original higher discount price at almost $8000. Since then I recently found out the Kohler company has decided to reissue this piano in limited quantities with new player technology updates at a much lower discount price. The KD7 should be selling at discount price for about $5500 (depending on the store) in selected US piano stores and is available in a limited polished ebony finish. The mahogany finish you see in these pictures is no longer available. This new lower price makes this piano very competitive in the digital grand piano market, especially because it has a real, live high quality player piano "moving key" system built into it and it is a full 5' deep authentic baby grand cabinet. Other digital baby grand cabinets are usually no more than 4'1" deep and are hybrids and not real acoustic baby grand cases like the Kohler is, which makes it very impressive to look at! The Kohler KD7 piano is built by the Samick piano company, a well known acoustic piano manufacturer out of South Korea who has built and sold acoustic pianos throughout the world for over 50 years. Their US headquarters is based out of Nashville, TN and the Kohler piano brand is over 100 years old and is owned entirely by Samick.
The keyboard action movement is a full size individually weighted and graduated grand piano hammer key action (as opposed to an upright key action) with the escapement/let-off mechanism found in acoustic grand pianos (a very nice thing to have). It's a solid and fairly quiet key mechanism, and when you play it manually just as a grand piano, it feels very realistic. In fact, it's enjoyable playing pure piano music on it when you are not using the automatic player piano mechanism. And the other sounds that you can play are also very cool and you can even combine 2 sounds at one time. Unlike a traditional acoustic piano, there is also a variable volume control over the sound whether playing it manually or using the player. This is great when you want to hear or play it but don't want it to be loud. In fact, you can make it almost whisper quiet. And when you want to practice in privacy, you can plug in a pair of headphones and then no one will hear you play it...great for practicing your lessons or just playing for fun when other stuff is going on in the same house or room.
|KD7 polished ebony|
|Player system & remote|
If you are wanting a digital piano that has lots of digital features such as drum rhythms, accompaniment chords, big LCD screens, hundreds of instrument sounds, twin piano, etc, etc, then this piano will not be for you. However, if you want what this piano can provide based on what you have read here on my review, then the price is definitely worth it in my opinion.
Stahler Player Grand Piano
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Kohler KD7 video demos below:
Famous TV show theme song -
with live grand piano and full orchestral CD accompaniment...
Classical Piano demonstration - Live Player Grand Piano
Famous TV show theme song Player Piano demo