Nord Electro 5D 73 Review & Best Price

The latest 73 keyed Nord Digital Piano currently is the Nord Electro 5D 73.
The Nord Electro 5D 73 is one of the bestselling digital piano even before it was upgraded. Nord Electro 5D 73 is an upgrade from the previous model of Nord Electro 4D SW73. Now the Nord Electro 5D 73 is even better compared to the previous version.
There has been many changes to the feature as the Nord Electro 4D SW73 became Nord Electro 5D 73.

The display is now 128×64 OLED display instead of the 7-segment LED. With the new OLED system on the Nord Electro 5D 73, the display and controls are now much more convenient than ever.

With added functions such as the Layer(Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth, Synth+Piano) and Splits(6 split points), Nord Electro 5D 73 additionally became much convenient even for practical uses such as recitals, concerts, leisure, gigs,

and overall performances.

In addition to current to organ models of C2D B3 Simulation, Farfisa and Vox, Nord Electro 5D 73 adds in Principle Pipe model.
For the Nord Electro 5D 73, Nord Piano LIbrary memory increased to 1GB fromt he 180GB. Nord Sample LIbrary Memory increased from 68MB to 256MB.

Connecting your computer softwares can enrich your piano play-ability!

New effects of Advanced String Resonance (Gen 2) and Dynamic Curves will enrich your performance. Other upgraded effects include Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Vibe, Deep mode, Tremolo, Pan, Wah, and Ring Modulator. These effects are also Control Pedal controllable. Making the Nord Electro 5D 73 one of the most dynamic digital piano that players can ever perform with.

Nord Electro 5D 73 is priced at $2999.

Sound

The Nord Electro 5D 73 is a sound system divided into 3 different sections: piano section, synth and organ section
The piano section uses Sympathetic String Resonance with 4 Dynamic Curves.
This would  be a phenomenal function that can be used for the piano making this piano into a perfect kit for producing excellent sound.
The Nord Electro 5D 73’s Synth and organ sound is coupled with numerous effects and controls.

The true beauty of the Nord Electro 5D 73 is not only the sound controls and effects. It is the sound chip itself.
The Nord Electro 5D 73’s piano, synth, and organ sound chips are renowned and pronounced enough to have a world-wide recognition among-st the professionals.

With the Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split.

It would be right to call the Nord Electro 5D 73 as the most dynamic 73 stage keyboard.


Action

The Nord Electro 5D 73 uses the 73-key Velocity-sensitive Semi-weighted Waterfall keys.
Each Fatar keybed is meticulously calibrated at the Nord factory to ensure an even response over the whole range.
This is the strength of the 73-key Velocity-Sensitive Semi-weighted Waterfall keys.

This is a cutting-edge technology of the Nord. Meaning, the The Nord Electro 5D 73 will earn you the most amount of maximized value per dollar when it comes to the touch action of the keyboard.

This waterfall system makes the keys smooth and fluid just like the waterfall.
Semi weighted for the experience of the heavier and thicker touch feel than other stage pianos. Compared to other 73 keyed digital pianos.
The velocity sensitivity expresses the performer’s movements expressive and realistic.

If your main desire for touch action is truly to become a master on the stage with the world’s most dynamic keyboard system. then The Nord Electro 5D 73 is the stage keyboard of your choice.

Function

The Nord Electro 5D 73 has many different functions…

  1. Sound | The Nord Electro 5D 73 has extensive and expressive sounds. You will get the Piano Section sounds, Sample Synth’s sound, and the Organ Sounds.

    synth section

    Piano Section

    Organ Section

  2. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. The Nord offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume. (Organ+Piano, Organ+Synth or Synth+Piano). This happens from Bi-timbral sound generations
  3. Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Nord Electro 5D 73 offers 6 Split points which is far greater than other digital pianos. This is due to Bi-timbral generations.
  4. B3 Tone Wheel Bass | This brand new feature gives you the classic 16′ and 8′ bass drawbars in the left hand and can even be used with the Piano and Sample section for a thick and meaty bottom.
  5. Physical Drawbars | This accommodate the Nord Half-Moon switch with stop/slow/fast modes (optional accessory).
  6. Effect 1 | All effects are in stereo with different simulations. With Tube overdrive simulation.
    • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
    • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
    • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal
  7. Effect 2  | Separate Reverb/Delay effects and Vibe effect is included.
    • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
    • Two selectable depths for each effect
  8. Amp Simulations |
    • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
    • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
    • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
    • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
    • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
    • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation
  9. Master Effects |
    • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
    • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong
  10. Other Functions include:
    • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
    • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
    • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
    • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
    • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
    • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
    • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
    • IEC C14 power connector

    Connections Nord Electro 4

Options

Options for Nord Electro 5D 73 include variety of x-stand and x-benches you can purchase separately.

Warranty

The Nord Electro 5D 73 follow the Clavia Nord warranty. The Clavia Nord Warranty gives you 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Finish

Just like many other Nords, The Nord Electro 5D 73 comes in beautiful red color.

 


Specification

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Nord Electro 5 Specification

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • Bi-timbral sound generation: Use two sound engines simultaneously (Organ + Organ, Organ + Piano, Organ + Sample Synth or Piano + Sample Synth) set up as a layer or a split
  • 6 Keyboard Split points (C3-F5)
  • Set List mode: Group sets of up to four Programs into Songs, and organize these within a Set List
  • 3 Live Slots
  • MIDI Upper Split feature: Control the entire range of sound engine selected for Part Upper from an external MIDI keyboard, while utilizing the keyboard of the Nord Electro 5 for the selected sound of Part Lower
  • MIDI features for individual control of Part Lower and Part Upper, and for controlling external sound modules from the upper part of a split

GLOBAL FEATURES

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 61-key (5 octaves, C-C) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Semi Weighted Waterfall keyboard
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 73-key (6 octaves, E-E) Velocity sensitive Hammer Action Portable keyboard

PIANO SECTION

  • 1 GB memory dedicated to the Nord Piano Library
  • The Piano Section has 6 categories – Grand, Upright, EPiano 1 (tine), EPiano 2 (reed) Clavinet and Harpsichord.
  • Each category can contain several different models.
  • All pianos can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • Advanced String Resonance-control (Gen 2)
  • Long Release
  • 4 Dynamic Curves
  • Stereo pianos and samples can be played back in mono
  • 40-60 Voices polyphony for Piano Library sounds.

SAMPLE SYNTH SECTION

  • 256 MB memory dedicated to the Nord Sample Library
  • All samples can be replaced using the Nord Sound Manager application
  • The Sample Synth section comes shipped with a selection of one hundred samples from the Nord Sample Library
  • Attack and Decay/Release control
  • Dynamics control (Filter/Velocity)
  • 15 Voice polyphony for Sample Library sounds.

ORGAN SECTION

  • User adjustable percussion levels, percussion decays and key click level
  • Vibrato / Chorus Control with separate functionality for each model (the classic C1, C2, C3, V1, V2, V3 options for the B3, Vibrato for the Farfisa)
  • 4 Tonewheel modes: select the level of “vintage” desired
  • Mount for Half-Moon Switch on Electro 5D 61/73
  • Nord Electro 5D 61/73: 9 physical drawbars
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: Digital LED drawbars

EFFECTS SECTION

  • All effects in Stereo

Effect 1

  • Pan, Tremolo, Wah and Ring Modulator
  • Three selectable depths for the Pan and Tremolo, rate controlled with the Effect 1 Rate knob
  • Tremolo, Pan, Ring-Mod and Wah can be controlled with Control Pedal

Effect 2

  • Phaser 1, Phaser 2, Flanger, Chorus 1, Chorus 2 and Vibe
  • Two selectable depths for each effect

Amp Simulations

  • Comp/Amp – three amp/speaker simulations, compressor, C2D 122 rotary speaker, Tube Overdrive
  • Drive/Compression amount controlled with the Drive knob
  • Rotary speed controls – Slow, Fast and Stopped
  • Close or Normal microphone placement for 122 Rotary Speaker simulation
  • User adjustable rotary treble and bass rotor speeds and acceleration rates
  • Three band EQ, with sweepable mid. +/- 15 dB gain/attenuation

Master Effects

  • Dedicated Reverb with five algorithms – Room, Stage Soft, Stage, Hall Soft, Hall and Dry/Wet control
  • Dedicated Delay Effect – Rate, Amount, Tap-tempo and Stereo Ping Pong

CONNECTIONS

  • 2 Audio outputs L & R – ¼”, 6,35 mm jacks, unbalanced
  • 1 Monitor input – 1/8″, 3,5 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Headphone output – ¼”, 6,35 mm stereo jack
  • 1 Control pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm TRS stereo jack, like Yamaha FC7, Roland EV-7, Roland EV-5, Korg EXP2 and Korg XVP10.
  • 1 Sustain pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal, like e.g, Roland DP-2, DP-6, Yamaha FC-4, FC-5, Fatar VFP1-25 etc.
  • 1 Rotary Speaker speed switch pedal input – ¼”, 6,35 mm jack. Use a momentary pedal or a switch type pedal
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out – 5 pin DIN connectors
  • USB – type B connector – for transferring sounds and USB MIDI
  • IEC C14 power connector

Connections Nord Electro 4

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • User Manual
  • Power cord
  • Nord Piano and Sample Library DVDs.

DIMENSIONS

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 900 mm (35.4″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x 296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 1066 mm (42″) x 97 mm (3.8″) x  296 mm (11.7″)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 1074 mm (42.3″) x 121 mm (4.8″) x 344 mm (13.5″)

WEIGHT

  • Nord Electro 5D 61: 8.1 kg (17.85 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5D 73: 9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
  • Nord Electro 5 HP: 11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)
Specifications subject to change without notice. *Steinway, Wurlitzer, Hohner, Clavinet, Farfisa and Vox are trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated or associated with Clavia. These trademarks are mentioned here as a reference to a sound only.

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