Kawai institutional pianos are built to last. Schools, churches and performance venues require instruments that can withstand the rigors of heavy use and frequent moves from one location to another. The sturdy UST-9 and 506N are known for their long-term durability of sound and stature.
They will perform admirably in any institutional environment.
“MATCHED STRENGTH” PLATE DESIGN
The cast iron plate of an upright piano is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. To enable our plates to withstand this tremendous stress, we use state-of-the art CAD technology to match the strength and natural tonal resonances of the plate to the requirements of the scale design. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure, and string tension provides an extraordinary foundation for outstanding tone
SOUNDBOARD AND RIBS
The most important sound-producing parts of a piano are the soundboard and ribs. The choice of
materials and the manner in which they are assembled can greatly effect volume and tone quality. Our wood technologists select only the finest spruce to ensure outstanding dynamic range and superb tone across the entire spectrum of sound.