The Broadway BW1 is the new replacement for the B1, our most popular piano ever.
Main Advantages of BW1 over B1:
~ New sound sampling produces a deeper, more resonant, natural sound
~ Slightly taller, more traditional piano look
~ Larger speakers (adds depth to the tone)
~ Bluetooth connectivity
Keyboard: new RHA
Fully-weighted keys (88 full size keys – same as an acoustic piano)
Graded hammer action (each note gets gradually lighter as you ascend the keyboard – emulates a real piano)
Touch sensitive keys
5 dynamic levels
Speakers: 2 x 20 watts
256 note polyphony
36 voices (different instrument sounds)
Bluetooth (connect your mobile or tablet wirelessly)
Bluetooth Audio/MIDI (5.0)
Sound source ROS V.6
20 piano assist
3 digit LED display (allows you to use any function with ease)
Adjustable music rest (to suit your position)
HD Reverb, HD Effect
3 Pedals (Damper, soft and sostenuto)
Half damper pedal
Available in three colours: Black satin, dark rosewood and white
Rent-to-Buy from £39 per month.
Rental goes towards the price, more info
Output: 40 watts total (2 x 20 watt internal speakers)
Audio interface (48KHz, 24bit)
USB 2.0 compatibility
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
2 track recorder and 3 x songs
Master key transpose
1 x headphone jack
1 x 3.5mm jack
USB to host (USB type B)
Stereo audio out – stereo 3.5mm
Stereo audio in (MP3 in) – stereo 3.5mm
Wooden stand and 3 pedals
Free piano stool and headphones (total value £120)
2 year home warranty
AC power adaptor
Owner’s manual/User manual in English
All Broadway pianos meet the required safety standards: CE, UL and FCC.
Free delivery anywhere in the UK.
The Tone Quality of the ROS V.6 Plus (Real Orchestra Sound Version 6+)
The ROS V.6 Plus sound source combines Broadway’s innovative and unique sampling technology with the sound of the finest European concert grand piano to produce its refreshingly new sound.
Due to the sampling technology, The sound of the Broadway BW1 is deep and resonating. It employs a large-capacity Multi Layered Full Scale Sound to offer its two distinguished grand piano voices. One button click is all that takes to pick your choice that suits your music.
These quality grand piano voices could serve many kinds of musical interests, supporting high-capacity memory and diverse expression.
The abundant sound of a digital piano requires a memory space that is large enough to contain the high-resolution samples. It supports a total of 8Gb of memory in order to store all its large-sized Multi Layered Full Scale Sound and Multi Layered Sound sources.
This Full Scale Sound, with its extremely huge data size, assigns separate sample data to each portion of dynamic range which is divided into many levels, allowing natural expression of forte and piano.
With a wide selection of grand piano voices, all genres and styles ranging from 18th century Baroque to contemporary music are fully covered.
When a grand piano is played it produces a variety of different sounds that are not directly resulting from the keystroke – the product of various resonance phenomenon (harmonics).
Each harmonic is captured into its digital pianos in order to provide a more authentic piano-playing experience.
This feature, called the Acoustic Simulator, allows to closely emulate the characteristics of acoustic piano sounds.
String resonance, damper resonance, damper samples and key-off sounds are all included in the samples as to bring the sensational experience of hearing the sound of a concert grand in a resonance-optimized concert hall.
The string resonance emulates the vibrations of sympathetic strings that occur when playing a grand piano.
While a note is being held down, playing an additional note whose frequency is a multiple of the first one causes all strings sympathetic with that overtone series to vibrate. This resonance effect is applied to the sounds so that the authentic grand piano sound is replicated allowing for fully resonant harmony
The damper resonance refers to the particular resonance effect that takes place when using the damper pedal.
When the pedal is pressed all dampers inside the piano are lifted from the strings, and it is the sound resulting from the interaction between notes and dampers that is sampled.
Differing effects are provided depending on the depth the pedal is pressed.
Also, the damper samples capture the natural vibrations of all free strings except the ones played, with the dampers raised above the strings.
The Key-off sound emulates the subtle sound that occurs as a key is released. It recreates the sound of dampers falling back onto their respective strings as the pianist releases his or her hand off the keys, allowing for a more realistic playing performance.
This in-depth resonance and other subtle components of piano sound, along with Broadway’s brand new enhanced keyboards, are designed to provide natural playing experience, embellished with all-natural touch, response and sound.
256 Maximum Polyphony
A larger number of maximum polyphony allows a digital piano to play more notes simultaneously without running out of handling capacity which causes loss of earlier notes.
The Broadway BW1 supports a maximum 256 notes of polyphony, which is enough to fully support the performance by professional pianist
Equalizer System for Customizing
The equalizer system divides the full frequency range of piano sounds into four levels consisting of high (~2.6KHz), middle-high (~1KHz), middle-low (~300Hz) and low (~115Hz), and allows to adjust the volume of each frequency range independently.
8 types of pre-set EQ is included, as well as the option to fully customize your own frequency-volume settings, and you are free to perform with the sound of your choice.
Buy From UK Pianos and You Get All This:
- FREE UK Delivery (we deliver anywhere in the UK for free)
- FREE 2 Year UK Warranty (all parts and labour covered)
- 60 Day Trial Period (If it isn’t as good as you expected, we collect the piano at our cost and give you a full refund)
- Safe Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised main dealer for this piano range)
- Peace of Mind (see reviews of UK Pianos shop on Trustpilot: the number 1 review site)
- Owner’s Manual (operating guide in English and other languages, assembly instructions, computer related operations, and more)
The piano comes flat-packed and is easy to put together. The electronics, keyboard and pedals are fixed in – all you have to do is assemble the stand which consists of 2 legs, a back board, and a bottom board. There is only a few screws that fix the stand to the keyboard. I advise two people to do the job though – purely because of the keyboard’s weight. The piano is heavy, and it’s safer to have a helping hand when lifting it on to the stand.
“Would the Broadway Bw1 be suitable for our family needs?”
I’m thinking of getting a digital piano for my husband, and 7 year old son for Christmas. They have been playing a 30 year old Casio keyboard for the last year and are beginners.
After reading your guide and your recommendations I originally thought I had made a decision to rent the Gewa Dp300g as you sound so passionate about this brand in particular but then I realised there is no bluetooth function which would be important to them with wireless headphones etc. I know if I was to ask my husband which brand he would buy, it would be a Yamaha, but this would be because of the well known brand name and it’s resale value rather than how it plays and sounds!
So, I suppose my question is, should I then substantially upgrade to a Gewa UP360g to get the bluetooth facility (which we would not need to upgrade) or would the Broadway Bw1 be suitable for our family needs as it’s quite a bit cheaper and you seem to be enthusiastic about this model too. Also, do you rent the Broadway Bw1? I’ve seen the B1 for rental on your website but then the new version is listed as the BW1?
Many thanks for your help so far. I look forward to hearing your thoughts so I can reserve one before Christmas.
Reply/ Dear Claire
The Gewa UP360G is, of course, a nicer piano than
It not only has the Bluetooth feature, it has a fuller,
warmer piano tone.
What’s more, its key touch is more sensitive than
the DP300… and it has an extra dynamic level
making it suitable for up to grade 8 level.
As you say, you wouldn’t need to upgrade this piano.
The Broadway BW1 is a new model that replaces
the popular B1. It has an improved sound quality over
the older model and larger speakers, which give the
tone more depth and resonance.
The BW1 is a really nice piano for the price and
compares well against the equivalent Gewa DP300G.
It is also recommended for up to grade 8 level.
The BW1 is available on rent to buy for £49 per month.