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
Rent-to-Buy from £39 per month.
Rental goes towards the price, more info
See a video review of the Broadway BW1 here
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) — see list below
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
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 £130)
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.
List of Voices
Concert grand piano
Piano 2 (mellow piano)
Piano 3 (bright piano)
Piano 4 (even brighter piano)
Honky Tonk piano
Electric piano 1
Electric piano 2
Electric Organ 2
Acoustic Bass (string bass)
Drums & Percussion
Noises (animals and funky ones too)
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.
“Is the Broadway BW1 the right piano for me?”
I’m looking to buy my first digital piano. Brief background: I’ve owned many (prob. 6 or 7) pianos in past, all acoustic upright. Played my share of other pianos, including grand, Steinway etc… I’ve partially disassembled pianos and (been lucky to more/less completely) put together again. Done my own tuning. etc etc. I play some moderate-difficulty “classical” the 3(or 4,5..) B’s, Chopin, lots of Debussy, Kodaly, Bartok etc. Also like playing “pop” songs, have been in pop groups, rock groups; dabble in jazz (want to try more jazz). Was trained in cathedral choir singing, still do church accompaniment on organ/piano. Decided not to do music/piano professionally, due to interest in computer/internet tech., have had my main career in IT, now retired.
My wife & I recently downsized our home (moved to new, smaller place), and now I’m ready for a smaller digital piano. I’ve played my share of some of these including Roland, Casio, Clavinova etc. Then I came across your material on the Broadway line, in particular the B1 or its successor BW1. I basically gave my last piano to a good friend when we moved house, so have limited budget: my limit is £1000. So the B1/BW1 appears to be a good candidate. I’ve read through all your material, dig. piano bible. Great stuff! Thank you for this labour of love here.
What it boils down to for me is: I see a number of user/buyer comments saying the B1 is better than such & such (Yamaha Arius series, Casio Privia etc), or they came to UKPianos with intention of buying this make/model and were won over to Broadway. And your statement that B1 is your best selling piano.
Yet on your website you “rate” Broadway at 66 (albeit alongside Kawai, Casio), where Roland, Yamaha are up high 70-80.
And most importantly, lastly: Because of Covid-19, even when lockdown is lifted and I’ve had both vaccine jabs, I will not come into a piano shop, as would of course normally be the case. (I’m not high risk health wise, but I am older, late 60s) I have to go on recommendations for this important piano decision.
So with budget up to £900-1000, and knowing I’m looking for all the stuff under your bible ‘7 points’ — and knowing (at least till everything completely seizes up) I would like to continue playing some kind of electronic piano that at least vaguely feels and sounds like “the real thing”, what would you advise please?
Clifford (Cliff) Stark
PS Over the years I’ve also peeked a little at what can be done via MIDI /computer interface, digital signal processing etc. I think I see BW1 has MIDI output. Can you comment on this?
I’m sure you will get on well with the Broadway BW1,
because it has fully-weighted keys, good key touch
sensitivity and a enough dynamic levels to cope
with the technically difficult Chopin etc. pieces you play.
The BW1 has an improved, firmer key feel over the
previous Broadway B1 model.
The BW1 has Bluetooth and USB compatibility.
The technical side is not my forte, but I know it will
do anything you require it to.
Please let me know if you would like to reserve one.
We are out of stock of rosewood, but we still have
some available in black.
“I want a compact piano in black”
I seem to remember you telling me that the Broadway B1 was a very good piano? I would like a slim piano in black preferably with the buttons down the side rather than along the back of the keyboard.
Also as I am still searching I have seen a Robertson RP220 and wonder if you could offer any advice on the make? Many thanks.
Reply/ Hi Sheena
I would like to recommend for you the Broadway BW1.
This is a new model that has replaced the B1.
The buttons on the BW1 are down the side.
It has a fully-weighted, touch sensitive key action
that feels very close to a real piano.
It also has a warm natural tone.
The Robertson RP220 is a really old model now.
It was only a basic piano with a weighted key touch,
so I wouldn’t recommend this as suitable for anything
above grade 4 level.
“Is the Broadway BW1 the best digital piano for my budget?”
I’ve been reading your fantastically helpful website and digital piano bible on and off for a couple of years now with a view to buying a digital piano, but house moves and other developments kept getting in the way.
I’m now ready to get a piano and would really welcome your advice. From reading your website and the piano bible, it sounds like the Broadway BW1 is probably my best bet on my budget but I’d love your input.
I did all the grades back when I was at school, learning on an old acoustic piano, then had an old second-hand (1994) Clavinova for a few years while living abroad (I was actually very happy with my Clavinova, despite its age). I don’t need any extra effects etc., I just would like to play for my own pleasure.
I had been looking at second-hand Clavinovas online, but after reading about the cons of that on your website, am coming round to the idea of a new(wish) piano — maybe one of the second-hand BW1s that you have at the moment.
I was also wondering if the Rent to Own scheme can be used on the second-hand BW1s.
Thanks and best wishes, Shura
The Broadway BW1 has an authentic, fully-weighted key touch
that feels close to playing a real piano.
It’s also sensitive under the fingers, so you’re able to play
any technical level of music it on it without restrictions.
You should find this comfortable to play, seeing as you
have learnt on an acoustic piano.
I recommend this piano for you to get back into playing.
We do have a second hand Broadway BW1 in black.
And it is available on Rent to Buy.