My husband and I custom ordered a Hailun grand piano (5’ 10”) in black satin with bird’s eye maple wood trim inside. It is truly a beautiful instrument with amazing tone and key response. We shopped all the other stores in Calgary looking at Yamaha, Boston, Steinway and various others and decided that the Hailun was the best choice based on quality of sound, beautiful workmanship, price point and overall value.
Additionally, we had the “Player” package (PianoDisk) installed so that the piano could play itself and it has been a real hit at our parties and dinners. The Player is driven by the latest Apple technology – the IPad 2. All 3,000 songs that we currently have were purchased through PianoDisk and are played through I Tunes. We also have pod casts enabling us to view artists playing/ singing along with the piano via the IPad tablet. The music is extensive and includes everything from Frank Sinatra to Micheal Buble; we even have a pod cast of Bugs Bunny playing the piano. We are an Apple family and have converted all our technology to Apple products throughout our home and offices.
When we compared the Hailun to Yamaha we were not only disappointed with the look and tinny sound of the Yamaha but we could not believe that the latest Yamaha Player had an old style 5.25 disk installed. What? That technology is from the late 80’s and has been outdated since the 90’s. The Hailun with the Player installed was such a superior product that we could not look elsewhere.
An interesting addition to the Player/PianoDisk is the ability to listen to:
1. the piano (pure acoustic)
2. the artist singing/accompaniment
3. both at the same time
4. karaoke (available in preliminary stages)
This gives you the option to use your piano in different ways. It enables you to use it to practice and develop your own abilities by playing/ singing along or you can simply just sit back and enjoy the sound of either live piano or acoustically enhanced recorded music in your own home.
My husband and I bought this piano because we have three young girls studying piano and voice. We wanted to investment in the best instrument to help them develop these skills keeping in mind tone, key response, quality of sound, workmanship, beauty, price point and overall value. We had our choice to buy any of the pianos we looked at but the Hailun met all our requirements.
Brian at the Piano Gallery has provided exceptional service to us and has been available to answer any questions that we may have. We highly recommend the Piano Gallery and the Hailun piano to anyone.