BLÜTHNER E-KLAVIER

Blüthner USA LLC
5660 West Grand River
Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-886-6000
800-954-3200
[email protected]
www.bluthnerpiano.com


Blüthner, one of the world’s preeminent piano makers, has released its first line of digital pianos, called the e-Klavier. (For company background, see the Blüthner listing in the “Brand and Company Profiles” for acoustic pianos.) Engineered and manufactured in Leipzig, Germany, the e-Klavier line comprises eight models in five styles: a slab, three standard verticals, a decorator vertical called the Pianette, a vertical called Homeline with a solid wood cabinet, and two grand-shaped models.

Blüthner says it has developed a unique approach to sampling and sound modeling, called Authentic Acoustic Behavior, that allows the e-Klavier to reproduce the effect of the aliquot (fourth) string of Blüthner’s acoustic pianos. This system also permits the reproduction of advanced harmonics, such as the coincidental partials produced when two notes are played simultaneously, and the sound the dampers make when lifting off the strings. The e-Klavier actions, sourced from Fatar, feature escapement, and wooden keys with “ivory feel” in some models. In the near future, users will be able to download new sounds to the e-Klaviers via the Internet at no charge, and store the sounds of turn-of-the-century Blüthner pianos and other Blüthner models of interest.

The e-Klavier 2 and 3 also contain an actual piano soundboard, which enables these instruments to produce certain aspects of acoustic-piano tone that are difficult or impossible to simulate by purely electronic means.

Blüthner also makes a hybrid-piano system, called “e-volution,” that can be installed in any of its acoustic upright or grand models. For more information, see the Blüthner listing in the Acoustic Pianos: Brand and Company Profiles section of this issue.



Digital Piano: Specifications & Prices

See the Introduction for an explanation of specifications and a key to the finish codes.

Prices in blue italics indicate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price). Other prices are our estimates based on normal retail margins. For more information on MAP and retail pricing, please see "Shopping Options" in our article "Buying a Digital Piano."

Click the Model link for additional specifications. Click the Product Page icon to go to the manufacturer's web page for that model.





  Model Form
Slab, Vertical, Grand
Ensemble Finish
See finish codes
Est. Street Price Voices Rhythms / Styles Polyphony Pedals
H = half-pedaling support
Speakers / Watts Recording
MIDI Tracks / Digital Audio (DA)
Bluetooth Vocal Support Educational Features Product Page
e-Klavier PRO-88 EX S ESL 35+256GM 256 3 (5) H 2 / 60 1 / DA No No No External Website Link
e-Grand Studio V ESL / WtSL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 150 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Grand Studio V EPL / WtPL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 150 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier 1 V ESL / WtSL 21 256 3 H 2 / 60 1 No No No External Website Link
e-Klavier 2 V ESL / WtSL 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 100 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier 2 V EPL 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 100 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier 3 V ESL / WtSL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 180 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier 3 V EPL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 180 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier Homeline V ES 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 60 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier Homeline V Stained wood 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 60 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier Homeline V Waxed beechwood 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 60 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Klavier Pianette V EPL 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 200 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Grand Concert G ESL / WtSL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 150 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e-Grand Concert G EPL / WtPL 25+127GM 256 3 H 4 / 150 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link

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