Learning to play a musical instrument can have a life-changing effect on any individual. From students performing better in school to adults finding relief from stress after work, studies indicate that music making has a tremendously positive influence on everyone in the home.
The global resurgence of musical education in recent years has seen many parents enrolling their children in piano lessons. As students progress, they quickly outgrow the starter keyboard often purchased as a trial instrument. The next logical step is to invest in an acoustic piano.
For some, however, owning and maintaining an acoustic instrument can be too costly—or even impractical when neighbors live close-by and piano sound is intrusive. A digital piano can overcome these complexities while still offering the many benefits of a fine acoustic piano.
The new CN Series digital pianos provide an ideal next step for those who require authenticity, versatility and affordability. They feature an 88-note keyboard with amazingly realistic piano touch, beautiful grand piano sounds and headphone jacks to avoid disturbing family members and neighbors—all in an attractive, affordable instrument that never requires tuning.
The Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finestinstruments in the world. Hand-built over many months by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX Concert Grand undergoes a thorough regulation and refinement process in a specially- designed anechoic chamber. Following this lengthy crafting process, the completed EX Piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections before eventually taking center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.
The beautiful sound of the Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano is at the heart of the new CN Series, with all 88 keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, carefully analyzed and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital audio.
Powerful new digital effects in the CN Series further enhance its outstanding core sounds, offering additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life. Studio quality reverbs allow pianists to hear themselves in six different acoustic environments from a small practice room to an inspirational grand cathedral.
Unrivaled in its class, the CN35 features an innovative 4-way speaker system designed to reproduce the full harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lower-range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, closely mirroring the sound projection characteristics of an acoustic piano.
When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX Concert Grand Piano, each key was not only recorded individually but also at various volume levels ranging from gentle pianissimos to thunderous fortissimos
The new CN Series offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Progressive Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
An experienced piano technician is essential in helping a fine acoustic piano realize its full potential. In addition to the careful tuning of each individual note, a highly-skilled technician performs many other essential regulation and voicing adjustments that allow an instrument to “sing” with beauty
The Virtual Technician feature in the CN Series simulates these meticulous refinements digitally—allowing players to “shape” aspects of the piano’s tone and touch to suit their personal preferences. The player can store a variety of personal settings in memory for immediate recall.