Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1979987 - 10/29/12 07:08 AM is kawai K6 too loud for a small living room?louder than k3?
danfanle Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 5
it's wood floor board, piano against the wall.

it's really not a big house. i hope i do not have neibours coming to complain the noise.

is it necessary that k6 is louder than k3 or k5?

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1979995 - 10/29/12 07:48 AM Re: is kawai K6 too loud for a small living room?louder than k3? [Re: danfanle]
StefaanBelgium Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 53
Loc: Belgium
If you're not 100 % sure that they won't complain, I wouldn't take the risk to buy an accoustic without a silent system or a digital piano instead. It won't be much fun to practice if you know your neighbours can hear you and are annoyed by it and that it's a matter of hours before they're banging on your wall or door ...
I have difficult neighbours who can't stand any noise. My house isn't small and it is rather sound-proof, but playing a piano that's next to a connecting wall is a no-no in my case. I opted for the digital Kawai CA65 therefore. I can't comment on differences in volume between K6 and K3.


Edited by StefaanBelgium (10/29/12 07:51 AM)
_________________________
Kawai CA65

Top
#1980015 - 10/29/12 09:22 AM Re: is kawai K6 too loud for a small living room?louder than k3? [Re: danfanle]
Chopinlover49 Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 639
Loc: NY and NC
I would say that the sonic level difference between these models is not significant. The question is whether you can play softly on any of them. If you can, you should be ok.
_________________________
2004 Mason-Hamlin polished ebony BB.
Trying harder and harder to improve my meager skills.

Top
#1980042 - 10/29/12 11:00 AM Re: is kawai K6 too loud for a small living room?louder than k3? [Re: danfanle]
PianoWorksATL Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 2709
Loc: Atlanta, GA
I would love to add this to the FAQ section.

As a rule, smaller ≠ less volume.

Typically, smaller equals narrower dynamic range centered around the middle, so less ppp and less fff.

If you have a sound problem with your neighbor, it will require the same acoustic treatments regardless of the size of the upright you get. So get the better upright so at least you will be happy. wink
_________________________
Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Weber & Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kawai RX-2 and RX-2 BLAK
by myip
09/22/14 08:15 PM
UVi Grand Piano, cant get the MIDI Files help?
by JungleJim
09/22/14 06:23 PM
Sheet Music for "The Villain"
by johnbarnesiii
09/22/14 06:06 PM
measuring humidity for piano?
by pianomise
09/22/14 05:39 PM
52" Samick
by PaulBuck
09/22/14 04:56 PM
Who's Online
132 registered (AEMontoya, accordeur, 36251, ando, 44 invisible), 1287 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76290 Members
42 Forums
157697 Topics
2316337 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission