Technical description of the PETROF 118 M1 upright piano
PETROF 118 M1 upright pianos
are designed by and produced in PETROF company in the Czech Republic
. P 118 M1 upright piano is in the middle upright piano serie
and is fit for non-musical schools
and for homes
. As with all PETROF upright pianos
, the P 118 M1 is marked a „European Excellence
“ label, which guarantees the European origin of the instrument
Technical parameters of the PETROF 118 M1 upright piano
Robust construction from beech, made in PETROF company.
The solid stable rim supports the tuning stability of the instrument and ensures its total stability. The special constructive modification of soundboard mouldings enable clear and long-lasting tone of upright piano.
PETROF construction, peripheral closed frame shape, agraffe construction, robust, made from grey cast iron in the Czech Republic. Plate working is done in PETROF factory on special CNC machines.
Agraffe construction of the iron plate enables exact scale of strings and is the sign of the most advanced upright piano construction.
Massive polished brass, lacquered. Made in the Czech Republic.
Hardware fittings are lacquered, corrosion resistant and do not require any maintenance.
Special beech plywood type Multiplex. Original veneer thickness 2 mm compressed to the density 800 – 850 kg/m3 (= 6 veneer layers/cm). High moisture resistant glue.
The pinblock is highly resistant to atmospheric changes (e.g. humidity). It guarantees high stability of tuning.
The soundboard is made from solid spruce wood in PETROF company. It is shaped into wedge block. Its active surface is 1,0605 m2.
PETROF sound boards have to go through a special long term moisture conditioning and care during the whole production process which guarantee their exact and equal moisture content. This process increases its resistance to cracking due to climate changes. Surface treatment with PUR lacquer raises its resistivity against climate changes.
The ribs are circular shaped and are made from European spruce wood in the Czech Republic. The cross rib is produced from beech wood. The board is enforced by 9 ribs.
The ribs from European spruce supports a crown stability of the sound board.
The bridges are made from solid beech wood in PETROF company.
Agraffe construction in the whole range of 88 tones.
The agraffe construction enables the exact scale of strings and is the sign of the most advanced upright piano construction.
Steel, nickeled. The pins are produced with high exactness in the Czech Republic.
The tuning pins are corrosion resistant.
Steel wire Mapes USA, Röslau Germany.
Copper winding Degen Germany.
Made in PETROF factory.
Longest string 1046 mm.
The strings are made from string wire of the world´s finest quality.
German or Czech hammer heads.
Hammer heads are voiced for romantic rounded tones, characteristic for PETROF instruments.
Petrof original action, Renner-Petrof action or Detoa action.
Action is installed and regulated in PETROF factory.
All actions are very quick, with good repetition, enable good control in creating tones, provide great feeling from play.
Petrof original dampers to Petrof action.
High quality special French felt (Laoureux).
Renner original dampers to Renner-Petrof action.
Keys are produced from the finest spruce wood in PETROF factory.
White and black acrylic tops - Polyplex Sweden.
The keys are carefully individually balanced for 48 - 52 g. The keyboard provides very good feeling from play.
Robust spruce sandwich board, two-sided covered by thin chipboard and counterveneer.
The key bed is highly resistant to deformation which is a prerequisite for stable regulation.
Pedals are made from solid brass, produced in the Czech Republic.
The upright piano is equipped with 3 pedals: the right (forte pedal) lifts the dampers, left (piano pedal) draws the hammers near to the strings, the middle controls moderator rail.
Assembly, regulation, voicing of the upright piano
Whole production and assembly of the P 118 M1 upright piano is held in PETROF factory in the Czech Republic.
Mechanism of the upright piano is carefully and repeatedly regulated for standard values so that regulation is stable in the long term, upright action provides good feeling during play, characteristic for European upright pianos.
Hammers are voiced for soft romantic tone, characteristic for PETROF upright pianos.