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Reliability and superior sound quality
The K Series upright pianos offer a level of tone quality and performance that rivals many grand pianos. With sturdy construction for years of reliable service, the K Series models are excellent for auditoriums, schools and other institutional settings.

Millennium III Action featuring ABS Carbon Action Parts
Most of our Grand Pianos now feature the Millennium III Action. This Action has been well accepted, as you can see from our success in many of the International Piano Competition throughout the world.

Next, our efforts were put into developing the Millennium III action for Upright Piano. The result is a strong, precise and powerfull action for the new "K-Series" models.

The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a new composite material created by the infusion of carbon into our existing ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allowed Kawai to make the action parts lighter without sacrificing strength. The lighter design makes the Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless for the player. The repetition and responsiveness are superb.

Every exacting detail of the action was exhaustively analysed to meet the stringent demands of the skilled pianist. One prime example of this effort was the addition of a microscopic surface texture on the jack at the point where it meets the hammer. The result of this subtle but important change is a dramatic increase in control during pianissimo playing.

New Cabinet Design
To bring out more elegance to the pianos, a new design has been made. Notice the details of the pianos and realise the new wooden design elements. Wood is used to bring out the extra shine to the pianos. Also new shapes for the edges and many more construction details have been changed compared to the previous models.

- Longer Music Rack on all models
- New Soft Fall System
- New Brass Casters (all models). For K-3, 5, 6, 8 models, there will be double casters.

"Soft Fall" Fallboard
"Soft Fall" Fallboard closing system that protects hands, fingers and the pianos finish from the harm that a jarring close may cause.

Non-lead weighted Keys
"We care about our world". We have changed the weight used in keys from lead to iron.

NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces
NEOTEX offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony ... and a semiporous silica-filled surface to absorb the hand's natural oils and perspiration. It resists cracking and fading over years of use ... and is static-resistant to prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long lasting key surface with exceptional playability.

Mahogany Hammer Mouldings
Mahogany is a superior choice for hammer mouldings because of its high ratio strength to weight. Mahogany hammers are light-weight and extremely responsive.

Tone Release Ports
Boosts volume and improves tonal projection. The openings are inserted in the upper and lower panel.

The new K-Series is an innovative change from Kawai. This new K-Series will not be just a succeeding model to that of K-18, 25, 50, 60, 80, but a "Full Model Change".

Easily record your piano performance to CD

You want to record your piano performance to CD? By using the optional KAWAI Recording System PR-1 it is very easy and the recording result is superb. For detailed informations click on the photo beside.

  • Action
  • Millenium III
  • Key
  • NEOTEX surface, non-lead key weight adjust
  • Fallboard
  • "Soft Fall" Fallboard
  • Hardfinish
  • yes / music rack
  • Tone spreader
  • yes / upper and lower panel
  • Back post
  • 6
  • Sound rib
  • 11
  • Agraffe
  • yes
  • Duplex scale
  • yes, for/back
  • Caster typ
  • double
  • Lock
  • yes
  • Size in cm (HxWxD)
  • 132 x 152 x 65
  • Weight in kg
  • 260
  • Finish
  • Ebony Polish

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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