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It's been almost three months since I got 5 years old Kawai RX3. For first two months,I was not quite happy about dull sound at mid range and poweless and fuzzy sound at treble part. Also action was little sticky.
Tuner came just once for tuning. After she finished tuning , the sounds wasn't improved at all.

For last two weeks, I found the action became very responsive and light and the tone became like dreamy Kawai tone which has complex and long sustain. I was very shocked how the sound changed dramatically within 3 months.


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Congratulations! Again!

Just speculating, but it sounds to me like two things happened during the 3- month time period, both related to piano physics... firstly, the piano became acclimatized to a less humid, more piano friendly environment, and secondly, your playing helped to further smooth out the action, and firm up the hammer felt.

Glad you like the tone now! smile

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Originally Posted by Rickster
Congratulations! Again!

Just speculating, but it sounds to me like two things happened during the 3- month time period, both related to piano physics... firstly, the piano became acclimatized to a less humid, more piano friendly environment, and secondly, your playing helped to further smooth out the action, and firm up the hammer felt.

Glad you like the tone now! smile

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I share same thoughts with Rickster. Humidity impacts greatly both touch and tone as my experience. Even with Millenium 3 action by Kawai, high humidity still make my GL20 be sticky. The tone is also duller (or mellower? up to personal taste) in high humidity environments. I guess your Rx3 was placed in high humidity venue before moving to your house or humidity is now much lesser in this season in Korea. If I am right, I think you should install dehumidifier sticks in your action and turn it on in high humidity seasons to maintain the current favorite status of your piano. In high humidity weather like Vietnam (60-85%), the dealers have to install a dehumidifier stick directly on the action of grand piano while Damp-Chaser system in American only install 2 sticks under sound board of grand piano. Congratulation for the improvements of your new piano!


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I think you start with a humidistat under your piano to monitor humidity and temperature first.


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