All pianos for Grands to upright to even a classic, turn-of-the-century piano can be fitted with a modern player piano system. We are proud to offer the finest digital player piano retrofit systems available. The player piano systems we represent all offer excellent performance, engineering, reliability and value.
We feature and install Piano Disc, Live Performance LX, VirtualRoll MIDI e-Valve, QRS PianoMation digital player systems in most pianos. While they are each superbly engineered and will provide years of dependable service, these systems offer different features for different tastes and applications. If you think that a CD=based player system is the latest in technology, we have a lot of new things for you to see. Please contact us to assist you in making the right choice for your home or commercial establishment.
We at Piano Artisans believe that every system has it’s highs and its lows. For upright Player systems we feel that either the QRS PianoMation or the PianoDisc is the best bet due the cost of the installation and the size of the solenoids. We are typically able to complete an upright or grand piano player system install in less than four days.
For a grand less than 6′ 5″ we would recommend the PianoDisc because of the cost to value ratio and the fact that both systems sound so similar. The Piano Disc system now has the capability to play wirelessly without the need for an ugly out dated control unit. You can use your iPhone, iPad, Mac book, Andriod , tablet , or any pc to power your piano. All your music is delivered via wireless download and no more worries about whether or not you lost, scratched, broke your cd, now Piano Disc stores all songs/albums you purchased digitally just in case you misplace the files.
For a 6′ 5″ or larger piano, we usually recommend a much larger and more powerful system like the Live Performance LX. The Live Performance LX is meant to be installed in the larger grand pianos, as it has much larger solenoids, can be remote mounted and can play high definition piano music. The Live Performance LX system is the best of the player systems available today. This system is over twice the price but if you are an aficionado then this is the system for you, all titles are recorded in high def and your piano will show you why the LX is the Bentley of all player systems. Keep one thing in mind though your player system can only play as well as your piano can be played manually.