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DP 1


The DP1 is a digital piano based upon an entirely new concept.
Imaginig the ideal acoustic piano provided inspiration for a revolutionary new style of digital piano. Open the lid, start playing and the instrument behaves like an authentic concert grand - one might quite easily forget they were sitting at a digital piano. The DP1 utilises the most advanced audio technology, yet operation remains effortless and more intuitive than almost all other digital pianos.
Harmonising acoustic tradition with digital innovation, the DP1 offers performers the benefits of each; the striking image of a real grand piano, wooden keys that respond to the resonance of each note, and a natural touch that truly entices the musician to play. Yet, for those occasions that require greater freedom, the full potential of the DP1 can be instantly realised, exceeding the functionality of any acoustic piano.
Acoustic Piano expertise combined with Digital Piano Technology: Explore the new range of digital pianos from KAWAI.


Continuing the advancements of its multi-award winning predecessor, the KAWAI AWA Grand PRO II, 88 wooden-key action, closely reproduces characteristics of the acclaimed EX Concert Grand Piano. Its graduated action, with decreasing weight from bass to treble, offers the dynamic feeling of an EX grand, and is widely regarded as one of the best digital piano actions in the world.
Moreover, the DP1 features an innovative Key Vibration System, allowing the musician to feel delicate responses from each note. The intensity of key vibration can be adjusted and stored for every sound, providing a uniquely authentic playing experience.

The authentic sound of KAWAI Digital Pianos began with the world renowned KAWAI EX concert grand piano. Placed inside an anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class grand piano could be perfectly analysed and recorded. From this recording, our Master Piano Artisans recreated a tone of supreme clarity, establishing a new standard in the art of digital piano design.
The DP1 employs a revolutionary sound generation system: samples without loops, string resonance samples, key-release samples, hammer striking samples and countless other audio subtleties combine to provide a richly authentic tone. Beyond the impressive selection of piano voices, the DP1 also offers a range of Electric Piano, String and Bass sounds suitable for various musical occasions.
Adopting a 5.1 surround sound system, the 10 loudspeakers integrated within the DP1 provide an unsurpassed level of acoustic reproduction, allowing adjustments to ambience, reverberation and position for a simply breathtaking experience.


Simply open the lid and play, just as with a real grand piano. The DP1's control panel is hidden from view until the ACTIVATOR sensor is selected - appearing, as if by magic, with a gentle tap of the touch sensitive, smoked glass surface.
With no external mechanical knobs or switches, the DP1 retains the classic beauty of an acoustic grand piano, adjusting every aspect of the digital piano through its intuitive control panel.

5.1 channel with External Speakers
The 6 analogue Line Out jacks can be used to connect active speakers or mixers. Yet, even with just two active speakers connected, one can still enjoy a rich sound. An integrated 5.1 channel output system recreates the vast acoustic atmosphere that musicians typically associate with large concert halls - connecting all 6 channels to active speakers, allows for the definitive surround sound, digital piano experience.


Each voice can have up to 4 high-fidelity processing filters applied simultaneous. Chose from a selection of 27, studio quality effects, adjust the desired settings and save for future reference as a USER sound.

User Sounds
All sound adjustments and DUAL/SPLIT settings can be saved to one of the 12 USER SOUND memories and recalled at any time.


Recorder & Audio Player
The DP1 recording function allows up to 100, two track songs to be stored in internal memory. Recordings can be saved as standard MIDI files or MP3 audio, and then copied to any connected USB memory device. The DP1 also supports MP2 audio song playback, offering performers a useful resource for study and practice.

Naturally, the DP1 offers all the typical functions one would expect from a leading digital piano company, including DUAL and SPLIT modes, allowing musicians to create their favourite sound combinations and enjoy performing with two voices simultaneously.

  • Keyboard
  • AWA GRAND PRO II - Wooden-Key, Graded-Hammer Action with keyboard vibration system
  • Number of Sound
  • 36
  • Sound Categories
  • Piano 1, Piano 2, E.Piano 1, E.Piano 2, Strings, Bass, User 1, User 2
  • Polyphony
  • Full Polyphony
  • Reverb
  • 5.1 Surround
  • Effects
  • 27 Typs, fully adjustable
  • Dual-Mode
  • Yes
  • Split-Mode
  • Yes with free assignable split point
  • Touch Curve Select
  • Normal, Light 1/2, Heavy 1/2, Off, User 1/2
  • Temperaments
  • Equal, Mersenne pure (Major), Mersenne pure (minor), Pythagorea, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, USER
  • Recorder
  • 100 Songs, MIDI + AUDIO Track, unlimited notes, MP3 and WAV Im- und Export
  • Metronome
  • 10 Types of Beats, Tempo, Volume
  • Other Features
  • Volume,Dual, Split, Dual/Split Balance, Transpose, Layer Dynamics, Layer Octave Shift, Lower Octave Shift, Damper Hold, 16-Part MIDI Multimode
  • Display
  • 6,4" VGA TFT
  • Pedals
  • 3 x optical, Damperpedal: Half-Pedaling
  • Finish
  • Black Polished
  • Keyboard Cover
  • Yes with Sensorbuttons
  • Music Rack
  • Extra Wide with Artifical Leather on the Music Rack Surface, removable
  • Jacks
  • Headphones x 2, MIDI In/Out/Thru, Line In (Stereo), Line Out (Stereo), USB-to-Device, USB-to-Host, SPDIF Digital Out (Stereo), 6 analog Line Outs (5.1)
  • Ambience
  • 5.1 System mit 10 Lautsprechern
  • Output Power
  • Overall 250 Watt
  • Size in cm
  • 146 x 100 x 93
  • Weight in kg
  • 119

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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