The flagship of the Kawai digital piano range is the CP205. The most technologically advanced digital piano on the market today, wrapped in an authentic 160cm (5'3") grand piano cabinet. The CP205 not only looks like a traditional piano, it also sounds and plays like a traditional piano?
Harmonic Imaging Technology
The authentic piano sound of Kawai digital pianos starts with the world's finest concert grand piano, the Kawai EX. We recorded the exceptionally rich sound in the "anechoic chamber" at our advanced piano research facility. Our engineers then analysed the unique harmonic structure of the EX and created an extremely accurate sound map for each key across the entire dynamic range. Finally, our engineers and piano technicians worked together to reproduce the excellent sound of the EX concert grand piano. The sound data was digitally tuned and voiced by the ears of our proud piano craftsman. The result is a new level of authenticity in the art of digital piano.
AWA Grand PRO Action
As one of the world's premier builders of acoustic pianos, Kawai has long understood the vital importance of "feel" to the pianist. For this reason, Kawai has been a pioneer in the use of real wooden keys in our digital pianos. The CP205 feature our AWA Grand PRO action. As acoustic piano has heavier hammers in bass section and lighter hammers in treble section, AWA Grand PRO uses different hammer weights appropriate for each playing zone. In addition, the lower keys have counter weights for better control when playing very soft. AWA Grand PRO is designed faithfully simulating the grand piano action. The long wooden key stick is supported by a balance pin with bushing cloth. The front bottom of the key stick touches the front felt with its face. These structures are same as the ones found in acoustic grand pianos. It's easy to forget that you are playing a digital piano with the excellence of AWA Grand PRO action with real wooden keys.
User Touch Curve
Previously, when the normal touch curve didn't fit your playing style, the only solution was to choose one of the different touch curve presets in the piano. With the NEW User Touch Curve feature, you can CREATE your own touch curve. In User Touch Curve mode, you are asked to play dynamically from soft to loud to input your playing style. Then the piano analyses the data and creates the perfect touch curve specially made for you.
The CP205 is equipped with a 200W sound system utilising 9 separate speakers. These speakers are set into a spruce "soundboard" in the piano cabinet. Not only does the sound board look authentic it helps the CP205 project an amazingly authentic sound.
The CP205 is the only digital piano in the world to have CD-R (CD burner) incorporated into the piano. This enables the performer to not only record music from the pianos built in sequencer to CD but to also record music from other sources (vocals, guitar, brass etc) live onto the CD. Once recording is complete, the CD can be played in any CD player - be it in the car, at home or in the office.
Sam's first own CD
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