PianoBuyer

BLÜTHNER E-KLAVIER

Blüthner USA LLC
5660 West Grand River
Lansing, Michigan 48906
517-886-6000
[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, engineered and manufactured in Leipzig, Germany. (For company background, see the Blüthner listing in the “Brand and Company Profiles” for acoustic pianos.)

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.

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: Prices and Specifications

Click any Model link for an expanded list of specifications for that model.
Prices in blue italics indicate Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). Other prices are our estimates based on normal retail margins.
For more information on MAP and retail pricing, see our article on Buying a Digital Piano.
For explanation of features and specifications shown, please see the Key to Specifications and Prices.

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
PRO-88 EX S ES 3,087 35+256GM 256 1 (3) H 2 / 60 1 / DA No Yes No External Website Link
Pianette V EP 19,651 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 150 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e1 Art Style V E&MS/E&BeechS 5,180 35+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 60 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e2 Sonus V Bk/Wt 6,542 40+256GM 256 3 H 4 / 100 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link
e2 Sonus V Bk & EP front 7,124 40+256GM 256 2 H 4 / 100 1 / DA Yes No No External Website Link

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