I now have a kawai upright (height 135cm) and I'd like to upgrade to a small grand piano (around 170 cm I think). I'm wondering how much louder it will be. I don't really need a louder piano, my current piano is just right at the moment. I want a better instrument, dynamically more sensitive and with a richer sound.
The reason I'm asking is twofold:
I'd like to know if my neighbours will be a lot more annoyed by my playing than with my current upright. And if I have to take some actions in this respect (maybe move the new piano to another room?)
I'd like to know if its loudness will annoy myself. I don't want the new piano to overwhelm the room.
I play a grand at my music school and it never seemed a lot louder than my upright at home, but of course that's in a larger and less intimate classroom, which probably differs (psycho-)accoustically.