Kawai CN Series wins MMR Magazine’s ‘Dealers’ Choice’ Award
Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine has announced the results of its 2017 ‘Dealers’ Choice Awards’, naming the CN Series digital pianos as ‘Home Digital Keyboard Line of the Year’.
Each year the magazine surveys musical instrument retailers across North America, inviting dealers to vote for their favourite products in a range of categories. Winners in each category receive the celebrated ‘Dealer’s Choice Award’ from MMR, along with the satisfaction of being honoured as one of the musical instrument industry’s finest brands and products.
The latest CN Series of digital pianos were introduced in early 2017, and combine Kawai’s Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology to deliver an authentic grand piano playing experience at an affordable price. With a variety of convenient features, the CN27 and CN37 models are the first CN Series instruments to incorporate Bluetooth® technology. This modern feature allows pianos to communicate with smart devices wirelessly, enabling players to enjoy a wide range of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience.
The ‘Dealer’ Choice Awards’ were established in 1992, and have gained a reputation as one of the musical instrument industry’s foremost accolades. During this time, Kawai’s RX Series grand and K-3 upright pianos have proved a dominant force, winning their respective categories for several consecutive years, while the CN Series digital line has also received multiple awards. This year’s success increases Kawai’s tally of MMR trophies to a total of 19, and reflects the company’s long-standing popularity among retailers and customers.
History of received MMR Magazine ‘Dealer’s Choice’ awards
2017: MMR Home Digital Keyboard Line of the Year (CN Series Digital Pianos)
2016: MMR Product of the Year (GL Series Grand Pianos)
2016: MMR Home Digital Keyboard Line of the Year (CA/CS Series Digital Pianos)
2015: MMR Legacy Award (CA95 Digital Piano)
2014: MMR Home Digital Keyboard Line of the Year (CN Series Digital Pianos)
2014: MMR Pro Digital Piano Line of the Year (MP Series Pro Digital Pianos)
2013: MMR Home Digital Keyboard of the Year (CA95 Digital Piano)
2012: MMR Home Digital Keyboard of the Year (CA95 Digital Piano)
2011: MMR Acoustic Piano of the Year (K-3 Professional Upright Piano)
2010: MMR Acoustic Piano of the Year (K-3 Professional Upright Piano)
2009: MMR Acoustic Piano of the Year (K-3 Professional Upright Piano)
2008: MMR Acoustic Piano of the Year (K-3 Professional Upright Piano)
2007: MMR Digital Home Keyboard of the Year (CA91 Digital Piano)
2005: MMR Acoustic Piano Line of the Year (RX Series Grand Pianos)
2004: MMR Acoustic Piano Line of the Year (RX Series Grand Pianos)
2003: MMR Acoustic Piano Line of the Year (RX Series Grand Pianos)
2002: MMR Digital Home Keyboard of the Year (CN270 Digital Piano)
2001: MMR Digital Home Keyboard of the Year (ES1 Portable Digital Piano)
2000: MMR Digital Home Keyboard of the Year (CP200 Ensemble Grand Piano)
About MMR Magazine
Musical Merchandise Review is the leading trade publication in the field of musical instruments and sound reinforcement, and has been in continuous operation since 1879 with an international readership.
Kawai is a global corporation with distribution in virtually every major market in the world. From its beginnings in 1927 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company has been committed to an ongoing quest to perfect the art of the piano. Since 1998, Kawai has received 45 major international awards for product and service excellence. One of the world’s largest music instrument manufacturers, Kawai celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is one of the few piano companies in the world still led by members of its founding family.