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Offline caroline7

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Kawai K300 - room size
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:57:59 AM »
Hi ,
Wanted some advice on purchasing the Kawai K300 for our home . We are looking at a new piano for our home and this will be our first acoustic piano as having a digital one previously. The room it is going to be placed has wooden floors , and is approx 13 ft x 12 ft with 10 ft ceilings .
My concerns are whether this piano maybe too loud / big for this room and more suited to a studio environment?
Any advice would be welcomed as an expensive purchase . We are students studying around grade 6/7 standard but want a long term piano .
Many thanks

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Re: Kawai K300 - room size
«Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 11:48:07 AM »
The piano should be find for your room sizeó but you may need to add some soft furnishings: drapes, pillows, upholstered chair, rug with pad are a few options.

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Re: Kawai K300 - room size
«Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 03:57:55 PM »
Hi and welcome to Pianostreet

That piano should be fine in your room.  Just do some acoustic treatment once you have the piano in there and can test the sound. 

You will commonly find larger pianos in smaller rooms at universities. 
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Re: Kawai K300 - room size
«Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 05:29:44 PM »
Room size should be fine.   I just bought an ST-1 yesterday after playing the K200, K300 and some used instruments.   K300 was my favorite, but unfortunately even after deep discounts (7800 out the door - tax, delivery, 2 in home tunings) it was just a bit beyond a hard line I had with my budget.    For whatever reason I really preferred the ST-1 over the K200, but it's not the K300.   Enjoy!

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Re: Kawai K300 - room size
«Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 05:03:13 PM »
Thanks for the explanations, I was looking for this, as I'm eyeing a couple of cottages in Latvia for when the pandemic's over. And since I was planning to buy a big, nice piano for when I settle there, I was worried about the space it'd take and about the size of the rooms I should be looking for before committing to anything.

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Re: Kawai K300 - room size
«Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 05:35:39 PM »
I just had my ST-1 delivered last Friday.   That is a 46", so a little smaller than the K300.   The room has 8' ceilings, is 12' wide, and about 16' long but the far side of that room has a 9' opening with no door.    There are hardwood floors.    I was surprised at the volume, I most definitely do not need a louder instrument.   If the room you put it in is live, you can add furniture or put up acoustic panels to help, so I'm sure you can dial it in.