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GX BLAK Series Tone
Tradition and technology are indispensable elements of piano tone.  Tradition lays the foundation for our distinctive tonal character.  Technology empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that lasts for generations.
Kawai GX BLAK CORE System
The CORE System
CORE is an acronym that stands for "Convergence for
O
ptimum Reflected Energy." Convergence refers to the way the piano's strength centers – the rim, plate and underside beams – all focus on one central point at the heart of the instrument. This focus creates an incredibly strong "core" foundation that maximizes the reflective capabilities of the inner rim for outstanding tonal power and sustain.
The Kawai GX BLAK Series Konsei Katagai Rim
Konsei Katagi Rim
The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of Kawai pianos.
Kawai GX BLAK Series Soundboards
Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboards
The soundboard is the heart of a piano's tone. Kawai uses only straight-grained, quarter-sawn solid spruce for GX BLAK Series soundboards. Each one is strategically tapered to provide the proper degree of resonant movement in each region. Only soundboards that exceed our demanding resonance standards are selected for use in the GX BLAK Series grand pianos.
Kawia GX BLAK Seried Vertically Laminated Bridge
Bridge Design
The bridge performs the vital task of transferring the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. GX bass bridges are made of the highest quality hard maple or beech. Treble bridges are vertically laminated with 13 layers of maple and mahogany for maximum strength and optimal transfer of sound energy. The GX-6 and GX-7 feature a single, continuous bridge that helps to smooth the transitions between bass and treble registers.
Kawai GX BLAK Series Dual Duplex Scale
Dual Duplex Scaling
Dual Duplex Scaling is an important design element that helps to make possible the beautiful singing quality of the GX BLAK Series grand pianos. Duplex Scaling allows the extreme ends of the piano’s strings to vibrate and produce harmonics that enhance tone. Dual Duplex design combines a front duplex region (between the tuning pins and agraffes) with a similar rear duplex region (between the aliquots and the bridge) to add a double measure of harmonic richness, brilliance, complexity and sustain to the piano’s tone.
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