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CP 205

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.

Sound System
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.

CD Burner
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

Concert Magic
Concert Magic is Kawai's exclusive feature which lets ANYONE play music instantly. A total of 176 Concert Magic songs are available for just listening to or playing in very easy way. Press any key on the keyboard and follow the Note Navigator guide in the LCD display. You will experience the thrill of playing real music. Each Concert Magic song is categorized in either, Easy Beat, Melody Play or Skillful for different levels of playing enjoyment. With new Steady Beat mode, all 176 songs can be played by tapping any keys in steady beat.

Virtual Technician
A piano technician plays a very important role for an acoustic piano to be in the best playing condition for a piano player. Virtual Technician does the same work digitally. You will find Virtual Voicing, Sympathetic Resonance, Touch Curves and Tuning Temperaments.

User Memory
You can easily customize your CP205's initial settings. Choose a new starting instrument, favourite effect, touch curve, etc. Once you have the piano memorize it, you don't have to go through many buttons every time you turn the power on.

Layer/Split Balance
Not only can you layer up to 4 parts using the layer function and select your own split point on the piano, you can also adjust the balance of each part to produce the exact sound you require.

MIDI/USB Interface
The Concert Artist pianos feature complete MIDI implementation, including 16-channel multi-timbral operation and controller keyboard function. Expand your musical fun by connecting with MIDI recorder or other external MIDI devices.
The built-in USB interface allows for direct connection to a desktop or laptop personal computer. Enter the world of computer music and the Internet through one simple connection.

Reverb and Effects
Five distinct reverb types simulate listening environments from private practice rooms to concert halls. Two special reverbs produce a 3D effect, surrounding you with sound from all directions. Digital sound effects such as delays (three types), Chorus, Tremolo and Rotary Speakers (two types) add to the remarkable realism of the Concert Artist sounds.

User Temperament
Besides the preset historical temperaments, you can customize your own temperament by shifting the pitch higher or lower for each of the 12 keys. This is convenient to make special temperament such as Arabic scales.

The CP205 comes in the traditional grand piano colour of polished Ebony.
  • action
  • AWA Grand PRO with 88 weighted wooden keys
  • sounds
  • over 1.000 Harmonic Imaging sounds, GM level 2 compatible
  • styles
  • 220 styles with 4 variations and 4 fill ins each
  • Song Stylist
  • over 700 ready registrations of known songs
  • Style Converter
  • converts styles of many manufacturers
  • Style Conductor
  • you can generate over 1,000,000 new styles
  • display
  • large colour LCD display
  • Performance Parts
  • Left, Right1, Right2, Solo with Portamento
  • polyphony
  • 128 notes
  • 1-2 PLAY
  • 220 ready preset registrations
  • user registrations
  • 160 locations for user registrations
  • user styles
  • 40 locations for user or converted styles
  • auto accompaniment
  • One-Finger, Fingered, Full Keyboard and bass inversion
  • Style Control
  • Start/Stop, Intro/Ending1/2, Sync./Fade out, Tap tempo, ACC on/off, 4xVariation, 4xFill in
  • Chord recognition
  • over 64 Chord types and inversions are recognized
  • Easy recorder
  • record, simply like a cassette deck
  • Advanced recorder
  • professional 16-Track MIDI sequencer
  • sound edit
  • you can create and store up to 40 user sounds
  • Microphone Input
  • microphone input with effects and vocal harmony function
  • demo songs
  • 30
  • pedals
  • 3, damper: half-pedaling
  • finish
  • black polished
  • key lid
  • yes
  • jacks
  • headphone x 2, MIDI In/Out/Thru, Line In (Stereo), Line Out (Stereo), USB, Microphone In
  • speaker
  • 9 including subwoofer
  • amplifier
  • 200 Watt
  • dimensions in cm
  • 149 x 160 x 100 (DxWxH)
  • weight in kg
  • 200

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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