I am looking for an new silent upright piano. The most obvious options are Kawai and Yamaha pianos.
I tried also Feurich uprights and their 178 grand, but unfortunately dealers I visited don't stock silent versions.
Anybody here tried Feurich upright or grand with factory fitted system. Could you share your opinion or compare to Kawai/Yamaha silent systems?
I couldn't find even single opinion on the web.
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Yes, Yamaha & Kawai do fit the silent systems to some of their models..... however, when the middle pedal slides over, it becomes a digital piano with headphones.
Most pianos can be fitted with a silent system as an optional extra, however I wouldn't bank on every piano you see having an equivalent one with a silent system - simply because they cost about an extra £3K - and not many sell. The system also needs to be professionally fitted.
Barrie may know a contact for you.
On Feurich's webpage they call it UK – Silencer System, but unfortunately this is the only information about the system. I sent them email asking for more details but still awaiting reply. As soon as I get any details will share it here.
I've never played either. I've never played a Wendl/Hailun piano or even heard one to my knowledge.
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