What Should I Consider As I Am Shopping?

Whether you already own a piano, or if you are in the market for a new piano, the QRS PNOmation II Player System offers you the most flexibility in configuration of any player system currently on the market.

 Points to consider if you are purchasing a new piano:

  • What size piano are you looking for?

Hall Piano Company offers our clientele the widest selection of grand and upright pianos to select from.  Grand pianos can range in size from 4’8″ to 9′.  A typical home setting can usually accommodate a grand piano between 5′-7′ without difficulty.  Usually, the larger the piano, the richer the tone.

  • What quality of piano are you interested in?

Our options range from quality “previously enjoyed” pianos to the world’s finest pianos from Steinway & Sons.  The factors that determine price are quality of materials, workmanship, design, and country of origin.  For more information about tips for buying a piano, please see our free Buyers Guide.

  • Is it important that the beautiful aesthetic lines of your new piano are not compromised with unsightly boxes mounted on the front of the piano?

Which do you prefer?

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  • Are you interested in playback capabilities only, or are you interested in also being able to record your own performances?

With QRS PNOmation II, this is your choice.  And it is not a choice that you have to make today because you can always add the recording option later!  The recording option, PNOscan, can easily be retro-fitted in your home at any time.

  • Does your new player system allow for future hardware as well as software upgrades, or is it designed for obsolescence when you buy it?

This is a very important point for you to consider.  With QRS, rest assured that your investment in your player piano is an investment in “non-obsolescence by design.”  In fact, where the other player system manufacturers on the market will tell you the only way to upgrade their hardware is to replace it, with the revolutionary design of the QRS PNOmation II, you can bring most, if not all of the new features to your older system.

  • Do you really want to pay for flashy options that you are likely never to use or are you interested in having the largest selection of high quality piano music for your enjoyment?

Most of our clients are searching for their perfect piano first, and their interest in having a player system added is secondary.  This is your best practice for selecting your new piano because investing in the best piano within your budget will guarantee your satisfaction with your new player piano.

Unlike proprietary systems that are inextricably intertwined with their “factory installation”, the QRS PNOmation II system can be installed in to virtually any brand, size, or finish of piano on the market.  These “proprietary factory installations” limit your upgrade potential as well as your ability to rebuild the piano for future generations.

We have installed the QRS PNOmation system for well over 20 years and are delighted to be able to offer our clients that originally purchased cassette or floppy based systems a relatively inexpensive upgrade path for them to have access to the most current player technology on the market today!  The QRS PNOmation system can also be removed, or re-installed into another piano if you choose to upgrade your piano at a later time. Just ask what your trade-in/upgrade options are with the “proprietary” systems…

You select YOUR perfect piano first, then we make it play for you!  This ensures you, the consumer, that you have the widest range of choices in selecting YOUR perfect player piano.

 

Adding Piano Playback AND Record to YOUR Piano

This is YOUR choice!  Adding the PNOscan USB recording interface can be added at the time of original installation, or at a later time if you find your original needs have changed.

The key features of the PNOscan option for your PNOmation II system include:

  • Wireless integration into your new QRS PNOmation II system.
  • Record and hear your performance reproduced with stunning detail on your piano with moving keys.
  • A simple, one cable solution for connecting your laptop computer to your piano.
  • USB connectivity for universal compatibility regardless of your preferred computer platform.
  • Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Linux, it doesnt matter… It’s YOUR choice!
  • Not dependent on proprietary software.
  • Choose from 1000s of software titles for recording, editing, notation, and education.

Add USB Computer Connectivity to YOUR Piano

The PNOscan option is also available as a self-contained stand-alone device independent of piano playback systems.  If your desire is to connect your piano to your computer or iPad, but do not need to have your recordings played back with moving keys, then this option is just for you!

The key features of PNOscan in stand-alone mode include:

  • A simple, one cable solution for connecting your laptop computer to your piano.
  • USB connectivity for universal compatibility regardless of your preferred computer platform.
  • Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Linux, it doesn’t matter… It’s YOUR choice!
  • Not dependent on proprietary software.
  • Choose from 1000s of software titles for recording, editing, notation, education

Contact one of our highly trained sales professionals for a complete overview of all of your options.