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Digital Piano Clavia Nord Grand Full Review. Is it a good choice?

Clavia Digital Musical Instruments (Clavia DMI AB) is a Swedish manufacturer of virtual analog synthesizers, virtual electromechanical pianos and stage pianos, founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1983 by Hans Nordelius and Mikael Carlsson. Since 1995, Clavia’s keyboards have been branded Nord. Now, we are going to review the Clavia Nord Grand, one of the best options of a digital grand piano.

  • Responsive Hammer Action (The weight of the keys on an acoustic piano that digital pianos try to imitate to match the touch of a real acoustic piano. The keys in the high register are heavier and in the high register less. This is a different concept of sensitivity on the keyboard that serves to regulate the volume of the note. But a hammer action keyboard always has sensitivity on the keys.) keyboard with really good quality
  • Piano that comes with Synth functions
  • Comes with three Selectable dynamics curves
  • OLED display
  • Two GB memory with the Nord Piano Library
  • Transposer (Transposition allows you to move the note spectrum of a keyboard. This allows you to play with transposing instruments. It is not an easy concept but it is made to facilitate the writing of an orchestration for instruments with very different bass and treble registers.)
  • 512 MB for samples of the North Sample Library
  • Transitions function with no gaps
  • 120-Voice polyphony (Number of notes that can sound at once. This includes songs that sound at once. So if you play over an accompaniment sound, more notes will accumulate.) for the piano sounds
  • Layer and Split (Split the keyboard into two different instruments) functionality with Split (Split the keyboard into two different instruments) point crossfades
  • Creative Piano Filters to adjust the sound character
  • Dynamic pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.) Noise with North Triple pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.) (included)
  • Stereo effect section with 2 blocks for modulation effects
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master Effects with reverb (Reverberation effect which is a reflection effect of the sound) (Room, Stage, Hall) and Delay
  • Connections: 2 audio outputs-jack, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input mini jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control pedal
  • Input sustain pedal
  • midi (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes) in/out connector
  • USB device
  • Nord Triple Pedal of 2 kg weight
  • Included Nord Piano Library and user manual
  • Dimensions: 1286 x 168 x 387 mm and a weight of 20,9 kg
  • dimensions of the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Clavia Nord Grand and you can hear the different sounds of this piano.

It is one of the best options for a digital grand piano. It has a Kawai keyboard, so it’s made of a very high quality. Using the 2,5 Gb of storage space, you could have tons of different sounds and with all its specs it costs around €3.375/$3500/£3,075.

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Now let’s compare the Clavia Nord Grand with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

 

Clavia Nord Grand vs Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

Now, we are going to compare two models of the Clavia Brand: The digital piano Clavia Nord Grand which costs around €3.375/$3500/£3,075 and the Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 which costs around €3.490/$4500/£3,175.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Clavia Nord Grand

Clavia Nord Stage 3 88

  • Responsive Hammer action keyboard with really good quality
  • Piano that comes with Synth functions
  • Comes with three Selectable dynamics curves
  • OLED display
  • Two GB memory with the Nord Piano Library
  • Transposer
  • 512 MB for samples of the North Sample Library
  • Transitions function with no gaps
  • 120-Voice polyphony for the piano sounds
  • Layer and Split functionality with split point crossfades
  • Creative Piano Filters to adjust the sound character
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with North Triple Pedal (included)
  • Stereo effect section with 2 blocks for modulation effects
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master Effects with Reverb (Room, Stage, Hall) and Delay
  • Connections: 2 audio outputs-jack, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input mini jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control pedal
  • Input sustain pedal
  • MIDI in/out connector
  • USB device
  • Nord Triple Pedal of 2 kg weight
  • Included Nord Piano Library and user manual
  • Dimensions: 1286 x 168 x 387 mm and a weight of 20,9 kg
  • dimensions of the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • 88 Keys with Weighted Hammer Action keys
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120 Notes polyphony
  • Creative piano filters
  • Continuous transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Pedal Noise and Long-Release option
  • The powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator, Unison mode and Master Clock
  • Genuine B3, Vox/Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED Display for program and synth section
  • 4x Assignable audio outputs: 6.35 mm unbalanced jack sockets
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Sustain pedal Jack input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately)
  • Rotor pedal jack
  • Organ swell pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar MIDI in/out
  • USB to HOST Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1287 x 334 x 118 mm and a Weight of 19 kg
  • Sustain pedal
  • Includes dust cover, power cord and USB cable

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Clavia Nord Stage 3 88 review

Clavia Nord Grand vs Clavia Nord Stage 3 HP76

Again, we are going to compare two models of the Clavia Brand: The digital piano Clavia Nord Grand which costs around €3.375/$3500/£3,075 and the Clavia Nord Stage 3 HP76 which costs €3.290/$3600/£2,999.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Clavia Nord Grand

Clavia Nord Stage 3 HP76

  • Responsive Hammer action keyboard with really good quality
  • Piano that comes with Synth functions
  • Comes with three Selectable dynamics curves
  • OLED display
  • Two GB memory with the Nord Piano Library
  • Transposer
  • 512 MB for samples of the North Sample Library
  • Transitions function with no gaps
  • 120-Voice polyphony for the piano sounds
  • Layer and Split functionality with split point crossfades
  • Creative Piano Filters to adjust the sound character
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with North Triple Pedal (included)
  • Stereo effect section with 2 blocks for modulation effects
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master Effects with Reverb (Room, Stage, Hall) and Delay
  • Connections: 2 audio outputs-jack, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input mini jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control pedal
  • Input sustain pedal
  • MIDI in/out connector
  • USB device
  • Nord Triple Pedal of 2 kg weight
  • Included Nord Piano Library and user manual
  • Dimensions: 1286 x 168 x 387 mm and a weight of 20,9 kg
  • dimensions of the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • 76 Keys with Weighted Hammer Action system
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 120-voice polyphony
  • Creative Piano Filters
  • Seamless transitions for inaudible program changes
  • Song mode for a set-list functionality
  • Comprehensive piano section
  • String Resonance (Gen 2), Pedal Noise and Long-Release Option
  • Powerful synth section provides subtractive, FM, and wavetable synthesis
  • Arpeggiator, Unison mode and Master Clock
  • True to original B3, Vox / Farfisa and Principal Pipe organ simulations
  • Vintage 122 Leslie simulation
  • Extended effect section
  • OLED display for program and synth section
  • 4 Assignable audio outputs: 1/4″ jack, unbalanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 1/4″ stereo jack
  • 1 Monitor input: 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Sustain pedal jack – Sustain input compatible with Nord Triple Pedal (sold separately). Sustain pedal included
  • Rotor pedal 6.35 mm connection
  • Organ sill pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Control pedal TRS stereo jack
  • Program change pedal input jack
  • Standar MIDI in/out
  • USB to HOST Type B
  • Power cable with ICC c14 plug
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1122 x 347 x 127 mm and a weight of 12.5 kg
  • Includes dust cover, power cord, Nord Samples and piano DVDs, USB cable

And below a video of the Clavia Nord Stage 3 HP76

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Clavia Nord Stage 3 HP76 review

Clavia Nord Grand vs Dexibell Vivo Stage S9

Now the comparison between: The digital piano Clavia Nord Grand which costs around €3.375/$3500/£3,075 and the Dexibell Vivo Stage S9 which costs around €2.219/$3999/£1,990.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Clavia Nord Grand

Dexibell Vivo Stage S9

  • Responsive Hammer action keyboard with really good quality
  • Piano that comes with Synth functions
  • Comes with three Selectable dynamics curves
  • OLED display
  • Two GB memory with the Nord Piano Library
  • Transposer
  • 512 MB for samples of the North Sample Library
  • Transitions function with no gaps
  • 120-Voice polyphony for the piano sounds
  • Layer and Split functionality with split point crossfades
  • Creative Piano Filters to adjust the sound character
  • Dynamic Pedal Noise with North Triple Pedal (included)
  • Stereo effect section with 2 blocks for modulation effects
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master Effects with Reverb (Room, Stage, Hall) and Delay
  • Connections: 2 audio outputs-jack, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input mini jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control pedal
  • Input sustain pedal
  • MIDI in/out connector
  • USB device
  • Nord Triple Pedal of 2 kg weight
  • Included Nord Piano Library and user manual
  • Dimensions: 1286 x 168 x 387 mm and a weight of 20,9 kg
  • dimensions of the pedal: 264 x 224 x 70 mm
  • 88-weighted hammer action mechanics buttons (TP-400 W)
  • Ivory feel-surface
  • Tri-Sensors per key
  • 85 Sounds
  • Registration memory locations: 81
  • User unlimited on USB Mem.
  • 3 Pedal connections and 1 sustain pedal connection
  • 7 Knobs
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Stereo outputs
  • Stereo Audio In
  • USB to host
  • USB to Device
  • Standar MIDI In, Out
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1270 x 354 x 130 mm and a Weight of 20 kg

And below a video of the Dexibell Vivo Stage S9

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Dexibell Vivo Stage S9 review

Where to buy Clavia Nord Grand

Amazon

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  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

Thomann

  • Free Shipping.
  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • Leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalogue and information.

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