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Kawai is almost a century old piano manufacturing company, its Pianos are known the world over for its high quality and distinctive sound. Kawai has a fine selection of grand, upright, digital and professional stage pianos.
It is a favorite with pianists; some of the greatest names of our time like Alex Alessandroni, Russ Freeman, Paul smith are some of the great players who own a Kawai piano. Kawai digital pianos are widely used in International Piano competitions as well.
Basically a Japanese company, Kawai has won various prestigious international awards for introducing models with innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology. With its highly acclaimed Concert Artist Series and Concert Performer Ensemble Series pianos, Kawai is already a big name in the digital pianos segment.
Watch: Kawai ES100 Digital Piano Demo. This piano has graded hammer action, is portable and available for entry-level prices.
Kawai Digital Piano Reviews
Top Kawai Digital Pianos
- Kawai ES8 Portable Digital Piano
Suitable for playing on stage, for practicing, for a recital, for accompanying the church choir or studying in the classroom. The Kawai ES8 is compact, portable, with rich piano sound (256-note polyphony) and comes with accompaniments as well.
Watch: Kawai ES-8 digital piano demo
- Kawai CE220 Digital Piano (with Stand & Bench)
Suitable for piano lessons, practicing, composing, and regular jamming, the Kawai CE220 looks, feels, and sounds like an acoustic piano. A versatile piano that’s good for performance, as well as to help you become a better player. Features real wooden keys, 22 layerable sounds, Split and 4-Hands modes, USB stick memory, and more.
Watch: Kawai CE220 digital piano demo
- Kawai KDP90 Digital Piano (with Stand)
Suitable for the home, studio, and classroom, the Kawai KDP90 comes with realistic instrument sounds, advanced hammer-action keyboard, Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System, on-board lessons.
Watch: Kawai KDP90 digital piano demo
- Kawai ES8 Portable Digital Piano
- Kawai VPC1 88-Key Virtual Piano Controller Keyboard
- Kawai ES100 Digital Stage Piano
Accessories for Kawai Digital Pianos:
Kawai Grand Pianos
- Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos
Limited edition concert series grand pianos (Handcrafted from precious materials) offer unparalleled key touch, tonal quality and expression.
- GX Professional Series
Professional grand pianos – rich in tone, and expressive pianos.
- GL Classic Series
High quality, modern Kawai grand pianos that allow pianos players to achieve full musical artistry.
Top Kawai Piano Models
Here are the various models of Kawai Digital Pianos.
The Concert Performer series, the Concert Artist Series, the ES and MP Series Stage Pianos, are already top choices for most of the performing musicians.
- CP series – Concert Performer Digital Ensembles
CP207D Digital Grand Piano with DVD, CP187 Digital Grand Piano with CD-R, CP177 Digital Ensemble with DVD, CP137 Digital Ensemble with CD-R, CP117 Digital Ensemble, CP67 Digital Ensemble
- CA series – Concert Artist Digital Pianos
CA9 Concert Artist Digital Piano, CA7 Concert Artist Digital Piano, CA5 Concert Artist Digital Piano
- CN series – Affordable, high performance digital pianos
CN4 Digital Piano with Alfred Inside, CN3 Digital Piano with Alfred Inside, CN2 Digital Piano, CL20 Digital Piano
- Stage Pianos
CA-X Portable Digital Piano, ES4 Portable Digital Piano, MP8 Professional Stage Piano, MP4 Professional Stage Piano
Kawai Pianos Features
Harmonic Imaging sound Technology
Kawai is known for its top class concert grand pianos, especially the Kawai EX Concert Piano. With the “Harmonic Imaging” process, which is a new proprietary process developed by Kawai, the sounds from the Kawai EX Concert Piano are recorded in one of their labs and the same samples are then used in the Kawai digital pianos. Harmonic Imaging Technology gives a new level of authenticity to the instrumental sounds produced by their digital pianos.
Digital Piano Key Actions
For a digital Piano to replicate an acoustic Piano, not only the sound has to be good, it also needs to replicate the feel of the acoustic piano. Kawai, because of its experience with acoustic pianos, has understood this need and that is the reason Kawai digital pianos have real wooden keys to get that perfect “feel”.
Kawai Digital Pianos have one of these three key actions –
- AWA PRO – found on the MP8, CA5, CA7, CA9, CA-X, CP207, CP177 and CP137.
- Advanced Hammer Action IV with AR Technology (AR stands for ‘”Acoustic Response”) – found on the portable ES4, CN2, CN3, CN4, CP117, CP187 and MP4 Professional Stage Piano.
- Advanced Hammer Action III – found on the CL20. This is industry standard weighted, graded-hammer action, not the simple weighted action found on the cheaper digital pianos.
Watch: This video explains the various piano actions that exists in the various Kawai pianos
Concert Magic is the built-in system which makes learning and playing songs on the Paino considerably easier for you. It gives you a wide range of styles and songs to learn from. Almost all of the Kawai digital pianos have the Concert Magic Feature. Models in the CA and CP Series also feature the Concert Magic Note Navigator system, a visual guide to help you through each song. In addition to that, models in the CP Series (except the CP67) also display the lyrics to many of the songs.