Have you been repeatedly noticing new technology for music listening? If you’re a long time music lover, you might have moved from vintage radios and 45 rpm record players to long-playing disks to cassettes to CD’s. Then as technology really exploded, the offerings became home audio systems, Hi Res audio, streaming music on TV and computers, wireless HiFi, iPods, MP3’s, Bluetooth, DVD’s, boomboxes, and the list goes on.
This amazing technological bonanza has made it possible to take the fun idea of the old
roller piano player and turn it into a magnificent “built-in” entertainment center on acoustic pianos. It doesn’t interfere with the normal use of the piano at all, but rather adds to the uses of the instrument by turning it into a self-playing piano, a state of the art music-delivery system.
– Imagine Billy Joel playing YOUR piano, or Horowitz or Rubenstein or Peter Nero –
– then imagine the voice and instrumental back-up of Nora Jones, or Adele or Andrea Bocelli accompanied in real time by YOUR piano—
– then imagine a video, played on your iPad, of Michael Buble’ or U2 or Tony Bennett with YOUR piano backing up the big band—
– then imagine your video screen providing the words for your favorite Karaoke song, all provided by YOUR piano’s Pianodisc Player system—
now that’s “What’s New!”
Many new pianos today have factory-installed pianodisk players. But the really good news is that you don’t have to buy a brand new piano to enjoy the “home theater” of a Player Piano System. Trained technicians can do a pianodisk installation using a universal kit, replicating the identical pianodisk player system to the piano you already own. The wireless system called PianoDisc™ and its revolutionary iQ technology has come to be recognized as the best of systems on the market.
PianoDisc’s forward-thinking innovations have brought it to the top of the industry. Service oriented and entrepreneurial, their latest improvement has made the systems truly invisible by replacing the hanging 4” “box” of tech equipment under the piano with a “low profile” cover that entirely hides the magic of the electronics.
This is a video of a low profile system installation, and you can see how sleek and thin the cover is on the new rendition of PianoDisc’s iQ system.
iQ makes operating a PianoDisc player system easier than ever before because you can operate it from something you are familiar with. Simply play, pause, stop or even adjust the volume, as you normally would, and the piano will respond.
As a bonus, the fact that almost any music playback device will work with iQ means that you’ll always be able to use the latest music playback gear to control your piano. Think of it as built-in insurance on your investment.
The PianoDisc iQ Player System can be customized to operate with your choice of any external music player including popular music delivery devices such as:
With iQ, you can control the piano from any compatible music player, while the SilentDrive HD system delivers a beautiful, fully expressive piano performance— even at whisper-soft levels. PianoDisc’s revolutionary iQ acts as a bridge between today’s latest music playback technology and PianoDisc’s elegant SilentDrive HD reproducing piano system. Easy to operate, play, pause, stop and adjust volume, as you normally would, and the piano will respond.
With iQ, you’ll enjoy piano performances created by the world’s finest pianists. With one of the largest music libraries in the world, titles in every category from classical to rock, and literally thousands of songs to choose from, PianoDisc is sure to have all your favorites. iQ can even play your piano via DVD players, so you can enjoy watching pianists play your piano live via a PianoVideo. These exciting DVDs deliver Standard or High Definition Blu-ray video and live piano performances. With PianoVideos you’ll enjoy original performances made by terrific jazz, pop and New Age players, classical virtuosos, wonderful instrumental groups and fantastic vocalists. With brilliant images on the screen and live piano performances, iQ and PianoVideos will give you a private concert in the comfort of your home.
If you happen to be interested in having us install a player piano in Florida, Euro Pianos Naples is undoubtedly the best place to start. Just give us a call. Our technician is a PianoDisc certified engineer, and has installed myriad wireless player systems in Naples, as well as being a busy Fort Myers pianodisk installer as well.
Your piano is usually brought to our workshop, the system installed and then returned to your home with our guarantee of providing the uncompromised customer satisfaction you deserve. The technician will acquaint you with the software and hardware, how to use whatever music delivery device(s) you’ve chosen, and is able to service repairs or maintenance issues should they arise. If your piano has always been well maintained, there should be few issues.
We are honored to have James Bender on our staff. He is our top-rated PianoDisc Certified Technician and likely singular in this industry for combining PianoDisc technical skills with an extensive background as a performing artist. He holds a Masters of Music degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of music, and a Ph.D. in Music from New York University. He has been a conductor and performing pianist for over 40 years. Certified by PianoDisc to perform installations, calibrations and repairs on PianoDisc Player Pianos systems, we feel we can offer the finest service available.
Nestled in North Naples, Florida, Euro Pianos Naples is a high-concept salon which offers the world’s most prestigious brands and most innovative pianos and fine art.
This company can be described as the authoritative voice in Florida on everything piano.
Taking an approach that extends beyond “piano store,” Sunny Reuter has converted a 30-year-old family piano business into a new modern concept of services for the client seeking quality and state of the art products, plus offering the one-on-one care and follow-through services that most of us think of as memories of the distant past.
Euro Pianos sells high-end luxury and design pianos, as well as quality performance pianos by some of the best piano manufacturers in economy models. Our movers, tuners, repair and rebuild experts and technicians provide the level of service that one would expect from a business interested in beauty, art and making the world a better place for music.
We are the sole Florida distributor of the world-renowned FAZIOLI grand pianos. There are only ten dealers in the United States. Fifteen in North America.
As an example of our service, those of you who follow us on Facebook will know that we’ve just delivered a very rare piano by crane to a Naples penthouse. This piano is an M. Liminal by Fazioli. The purchaser wanted the piano to have a player system. Something considered impossible on a hand-crafted curved piano with a steel hull.
Sunny Reuter flew to meet with the manufacturer to intercede on the client’s behalf. Through that meeting she was able to get the workers and engineers excited about the project. They successfully installed the player system. Our client was delighted beyond description.
So communicate your needs, your budget and your dreams. We’ll sit down and work out a player piano solution that will leave you delighted for years to come.