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Broadway BG2 Digital Baby Grand Piano (polished ebony or white) with wooden keys – also plays songs by itself

Broadway BG23 Year In-Home Warranty included (whole of UK)       
All parts & labour covered – we come to your home, read more

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Rent-to-buy this piano for £99 per month.
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Colour: Polished Ebony (also available in polished white) – wooden keys

RRP £3,999
Price £2,999

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Availability: 1 in stock (delivery 2-5 days) 
(FREE Delivery, assembly and installation anywhere in the UK)


Other Colours

Broadway BG2 in polished white (with wooden keys)

Broadway BG2 Polished White

Colour: Polished White

RRP £4,499
Price £3,499 (Save £1,000)

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Availability: In stock (delivery 2-5 days)
(FREE Delivery, assembly and installation anywhere in the UK)

You Get:

 FREE UK delivery (We deliver anywhere in the UK. You can choose the time)
 FREE 3 Year UK In-Home Warranty  (Labour and all parts covered – we come to your home)
 60 Day Money Back Guarantee (If it's not as good as you expected, we'll give you a full refund)

 Safe & Secure Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised UK Broadway main dealer)

Graham Howard ukpianos.co.uk editor

"The Broadway BG2 baby grand digital piano has a vibrant, resonant piano sound, a realistic fully-weighted key touch with wooden keys and an beautiful looking cabinet (polished ebony or polished white) which takes up less space than it appears. Due to its large speakers, the sound can easily fill up a medium to large size room", Graham Howard – Piano Advisor, email: grahamhoward@ukpianos.co.uk

Come and try it in our North London piano showroom…

UK Piano Shop in Enfield, North LondonBroadway BG1 on display in our showroom

Enfield
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Reviews

1) "Stunning Instrument"

I am delighted, for 3 or 4 years i have been playing my Roland RD700 and what a contrast it is to be playing a stunning instrument like this.

Review by Kyle Haddow, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland

2) "You made 3 kids very happy"

Dear Afsana
I would like to take the time to thank you and Graham for your help with our broadway grand piano, you made 3 kids very happy today by pulling out all the stops in getting it delivered today which couldn't have been better as yesterday was my sons 7th birthday.
 
I would also like to say how helpful Vinny and his partner were, not only did they deliver the piano but they put it together with me something I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. I would thoroughly recommend them for further work should the need arise.

Again many thanks

Review by Robert Stevenson, Belfast, Antrim

3) "I am very happy with the instrument"

Dear UK Pianos

I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful white Broadway digital grand piano which I received yesterday.  I am very happy with the instrument.

I also wanted to say how utterly wonderful the two brothers were who delivered it to me.  They were very professional and handled the instrument beautifully.  They are a real asset to your company and should be rewarded for the exceptional care they took in completing the delivery and setting up of my new piano.

Kindest regards

Review by Peter Barraclough, Bucks Cross, Devon

4) "I really appreciate that 'Silence Is Golden', now that I am 'On Broadway'"

Here's a few thoughts and observations about my new Broadway BG2 piano supplied by UK Pianos.

The Broadway replaced a Minster GDP-500. Actually, it replaced two of them, as two successive Minsters suffered from an annoying buzz/hum from the amplifier's speakers that was audible when the keys were not being played.

The supplier claimed that this due to local power supply problems, but previous Technics and Yamaha digital pianos had not suffered from this fault.

This was a great shame as the Minster only costs around £1,250, which is an awful lot of piano or a lot of awful piano for your money, depending on your point of view. The Broadway costs over £1,000 more, which would fund an old van to move the Minster from gig to gig, or a very expensive piano stool and quality candlesticks to add authenticity to that Liberace tribute act.

The Broadway is longer from keyboard to back than the Minster, but both will take up a big part of any average sized room they end up in, so tape measures to the ready then. Unless you're built like the legendary Charles Atlas, you would also be advised to spend the extra on a two man delivery and set up team. These pianos travel without legs and you have to attach them from one side and then flip the assembled piano on to its castors. The Minster weighed 102 kg, around 17 stone and I think the Broadway weighs a similar amount. I needed three helpers to flip the first Minster and by the time you've thanked them down the pub, you've probably spent the same as the delivery cost! UK Pianos used "PianoSpeed" for delivery and they certainly knew what they were doing.

Both the Minster and the Broadway look great in shiny piano black and will work equally well in modern or traditional room styles. You will enjoy dusting, polishing and caressing these cabinets, guaranteed. Being a Graphic Designer, I appreciate the superior ergonomics and the more restrained typography of the Broadway's red on black control panel over that of the brasher silver one on the Minster.

Beyond a selection of traditional instruments, I always find that most of the other instrument voices just don't have what it takes to be played on all the keys, but sound fine when used for a small backing part. The Minster has many more voices than the Broadway, which makes do with a General MIDI set of 128. This does mean that if you like to just play MIDI files or play along with MIDI files (loaded on the supplied SD cards), the Broadway General MIDI set should sound right without modification, or having to reassign MIDI voices. Both pianos also come supplied with numerous VP (Virtual Pianist) demonstration pieces held in memory. The performances on these files are very convincing, like a modern day Pianola, but I don't think that you can add to the selection or replace them with your own performances, for example, from the built in recorder included on both pianos. You can save your recordings to the SD card memory. Both the Minster and Broadway offer a Split Keyboard, for example, Bass to the left, Piano to the right and the Layering of Voices, for example, Strings with Piano.

The Broadway also has a USB connection for direct connection to a Mac or PC computer for use with music programs. MIDI IN and OUT sockets are also provided for connecting to a MIDI interface and for "daisy-chaining" other MIDI instruments. The Minster has only the MIDI IN and OUT options. Both pianos have adequate built in amplification for home use and both have jacks to connect external amplifiers should one get the call to perform at the village fete.

The Broadway can also play a maximum of 128 notes, so with 10 fingers busy on the keyboard that still leaves another 118 notes available for percussion and backing parts! The Minster has a mere 64 note maximum, but still more than enough for 5 very slim pianists on a very wide piano stool.

The BG2 offers many styles of backing accompaniment, triggered when single notes or chords that are played with the left hand. Personally, I can find this feature too repetitive and prefer to download or create from scratch a custom MIDI file and play along with that, but this requires a computer and some knowledge of using a score editor like Sibelius or music sequencers such as Cubase or Logic. With the 256 note polyphony of the Broadway, there is the potential for very complex orchestral backing tracks simply saved as an SMF (Standard Midi File) to the SD card. This would certainly make for a clutter free raised stage for a bar or restaurant pianist.

After the frustration of returning the Minsters, I was a little apprehensive about switching on the Broadway, but EUREKA, it did not buzz or hum. Just silence between notes!

Initially, I thought the piano sound was too thin, compared with the Minster, but later discovered that the BG2's EQ (Equaliser) "Normal" default setting needed adjusting to a different pre-set or to a customised user setting. The piano sounds in both instruments sounded pretty good to my ears. The action of the keys was better in the Minster for non piano voices such as electric organ, where sliding the notes may be required. The Broadway bias was towards a more realistic acoustic piano feel.

Now, is there a discernible "grands worth" of quality between these two digital baby grands? Probably not. If you have bought a Minster and it doesn't buzz or hum, then I'm sure you have the bargain of the current digital piano world. It looks equally great and it's packed full of voices and other features. It's really down to whether or not the more realistic acoustic piano action, the 256 note polyphony, the General Midi Sound Set and the USB connection make the Broadway the better, if more expensive choice.

Personally, after tearing out precious follicle after follicle in the frustration of trying to solve that annoying Minster buzz/hum, I really appreciate that "Silence Is Golden", now that I am "On Broadway".

Review by Jack Wrigley, Bramhall, Stockport

Broadway BG1 in customer's home
Photo of the Broadway BG2 baby grand digital piano in customer's home

5) "Gorgeous piano, looks and feels superb"

I was looking at a Baby Grand piano for a while, was looking at the £1.5k area. There did seem a very limited choice, and the reviews of these pianos were not great.

I downloaded the digital piano bible, read reviews, spoke to your company. DID the deal!!!

Your installers came and set up. Must say, excellent job, very nice, very charming chaps. Put the piano where I wanted it. Excellent.

To look at the Broadway BG2 is a sight to behold, Shiny, Black, Glossy, a real work of art.
To sit at the keyboard, beautiful, looks and feels superb.

To play, I was not disappointed. Lovely sound, excellent feel. (even for a beginner like me!)

To sum up, gorgeous piano, great service, will recommend your company.

All I ask is, do you sell silver candelabra’s?!

Review by John Jaeger, Warwick

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Description


Real Orchestra Sound Source 'ROS Version 5'

To achieve a more authentic sound, the 32MB new ROS version 5 was developed. The Broadway BG2 has a huge 32MB stereo sound source including a 12MB grand piano sound plus 20MB realistic orchestra sounds. All piano sampling is done in stereo to preserve the natural imaging of the sound. Different dynamic levels are copied from a real, acoustic concert grand piano. This enhances the sound.


ARHA-3W Graded Hammer Action Keyboard with wooden keys

RHA (Real Hammer Action) simulates the natural touch and playing performance of an acoustic grand piano. It offers a smooth and responsive feel. The keyboard is wooden, so it emulates the real touch of a grand piano, and it doesn't use springs, instead its action is provided by hammer weight, which gives it an authentic piano feel.
The BG2 uses the same key action as the much higher priced player piano: MK11.

256-Note Polyphony

Conventional digital pianos quickly run out of notes when playing complex music. But the Broadway BG2 offers a maximum 256-note polyphony, so there's no chance you can run out of notes.

SMF Player with SD Memory Card

Simply select an SMF file for playback and watch the automatic keyboard as it plays the music. The Broadway BG2 houses a SD card, so you can input music data from a SD memory card. The SMF player allows you to enjoy the player piano without any modification of the SMF file.

Downloading Files to the SD Card

There are several file sharing sites which allow for download of MIDI files to load onto your SD Card. A good one is http://www.vonna.com/christmas/music/music-midi.html
Try this site and look for files with extensions that are .smf (Standard Midi File).
Also look at several other sites on google for Standard Midi Files that will also play on the Broadway BG2.
Download and save your midi files onto your computer from one of these sites.

Now you will need to insert an SD Card Reader into your Computer, insert the Blue SD Card into the reader and then drag and drop the files onto the SD Card Device icon displayed on your desktop. Once loaded, insert the blue SD card into the reader slot back on the BG2 itself and hit the ‘SD CARD’ button on the piano. Using your DATA WHEEL, select SAVE RECORDED SONG – and away you go!

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Specifications

  • 88 full size, fully-weighted keys
  • Wooden keys
  • Graded hammer action
  • Touch sensitive keys (4 dynamic levels)
  • 256 note polyphony
  • Sliding key cover (covers the keys when not in use) – covers the buttons when half closed
  • 128 voices
  • Rhythm styles x 80
  • Accompaniment control start/stop, synch, intro/ending, fill 1/fill 2, variation/fade
  • 3 pedals (sustain, soft, sostenuto)
  • Headphone connections x 2 (two players can play at the same time)
  • Master volume control (you can turn the sound down late at night)
  • Volume control for split/layer/accompaniment
  • Metronome
  • Record/Playback (2 track recorder, load to SD card), up to 10,000 notes
  • Computer connection (connect to computer)
  • USB Midi interface (USB in) — Connect to your iPad, laptop or anything that has a USB port)
  • MIDI IN/OUT
  • Audio IN/OUT
  • Audio out – (Auxillary OUT)
  • USB to host
  • VP player
  • Music player system with SD memory card
  • Microphone in
  • Transpose
  • Reverb (8 levels)
  • Keyboard split
  • Chorus (with level control, 8 levels)
  • Equalizer
  • Pedal connection
  • Layer
  • Master tune
  • Registration 5
  • Large Backlit LCD Display (128 X 64 Graphic LCD)
  • ROS V.4 sound source
  • Made in Indonesia
  • Colours: Polished Ebony, Polished White

Main Voices

Grand piano

Vibraphone

Organ
Violin
Strings
Flute
Saxophone
Brass
Percussion

Also 128 GM voices

 

Background Rhythm

 

Pop, ballad, rock, slow rock, hip-hop, latin, waltz, bossanova, jazz, country.

Speakers

Speaker wattage: total 90 watts
6 speaker sound system: 2 x 25.4cm (10 inch) and 4 x 5.1cm (2 inches)

Dimensions

Width 140cm (55.1 inches)
Depth 119.2cm (46.8 inches)
Height 85.4cm (33.6 inches)
Weight: 80kg

Included:

  • 3 pedals
  • Music rest
  • AC power adaptor
  • Owner's manual/User manual in English
  • Assembly instructions (piano will be assembled by us)

Safety

All Broadway pianos meet the required safety standards: CE, UL and FCC

You Also Get:

 FREE 3 Year In-Home Warranty (Covers all parts and labour for 3 years. Repairs carried out in your home).

Digital Piano GuaranteeThe Broadway BG2 comes with a 3 year, 'at-your-home', parts and labour warranty in UK.
This means a technician will come to your home if any repairs are needed.
There is no cost to you… And you won't have to send your piano anywhere.

 60 Day Money Back Guarantee (Starts from the day you receive your piano). If the piano isn't as good as you expected then we'll come and collect it. Read complete terms and conditions here.

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Come and try it in our North London piano showroom…

UK Piano Shop in Enfield, North LondonBroadway BG1 on display in our showroom

Enfield
Address: 83 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1PJ   |   Tel: 020 8367 2080   |   admin@ukpianos.co.uk

Tel: 020 8367 2080  |  Email: admin@ukpianos.co.uk  | Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm  |  Free parking

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