A Comparison of the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C

In this article, we'll do an in depth comparison of the two incredible pianos, the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C.

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The largest acoustic piano manufacturer in the world by unit volume, Pearl River Piano Group, gave the Piano Buyer crew the rare opportunity to play two beautiful pianos in June 2022. In a recent article by Piano Buyer, they describe their experiences playing the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserburg GH160C pianos. These particular models are the second cheapest and second-expensive pianos of this size offered by the business. Continue reading to learn more about what Piano Buyer discovered about these pianos:

Comparing the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C

Piano Buyer’s staff tried the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show. According to Piano Buyers, The Pearl River Piano Group hosted an after-hours meet-and-greet in their showcase area.

Piano Buyers says, “These pianos were not given any special treatment for our review—they had only just been shipped to the United States, unpacked from their crates, tuned, and put out on the trade show floor for a day’s worth of visitors hammering on the keys before we got our hands on them.”

The Pearl River P9

Pearl River is known for producing high-quality instruments with a rich tone and an impressive responsive touch. The Pearl River Baby Grand Piano P9 is one of the best Grand Pianos because of its high-quality materials, a well-known design, and cutting-edge technology. The Grand Piano P9 is the ideal small-space instrument since it produces the sound of a larger grand piano. Here are some features on the Peal River P9 that make it unique:

  • Length: 5′ 3″
  • More neutral, slightly warmer tone quality.
  • Default factory voicing fits best for home, office, or studio settings.
  • Tail maximizes bass string length and optimizes the bass bridge’s placement.
  • Low bass notes are well-defined with a nice clarity of pitch.
  • Standard full sostenuto middle pedal.

The Kayserberg GH160C

Piano Buyer describes the Kayserburg GH160C as a more lively and energetic extrovert than the Pearl River P9. The Renner hammers and tapered soundboard make the instrument feel “very much alive.” Here are some characteristics of the Kayserberg:

  • Length: 5′ 3″
  • Renner Hammers from Germany.
  • Bright voice projection and controllable. 
  • Impressive low bass clarity. 
  • Röslau wire, Copper Wound Bass Strings.
  • All Spruce Tapered Soundboard.

💡Read “The Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C: A Comparison” by Piano Buyers to read a more in-depth comparison of these pianos. 


Both of these Pearl River pianos offers similar but uniquely different features, offering any pianist the perfect combination. We hope you enjoyed reading this comparison of the Pearl River P9 and the Kayserberg GH160C.

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