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CL26

CL26

Grand piano touch & tone with an ultra compact footprint.

Featuring the Advanced Hammer Action IV-F keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key piano sampling, the ultra compact CL26 provides a highly enjoyable piano playing experience at a very attractive price.

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TOUCH

CL26

Realistic touch, natural motion: AHA IV-F keyboard action

The CL26’s Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano.  Its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.

 

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Acoustic piano key weighting

Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range.  Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.

 

SOUND

CL26

The Sound of a Grand Piano: Kawai EX concert grand

The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.

 

Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking centre stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

 

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True character in every note

The CL26 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using advanced Harmonic Imaging technology.

 

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CL26’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

 

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Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

 

The CL26 offers a detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

 

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Realistic reverberation

The CL26’s digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s core sounds, applying additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall, bringing performances to life. 

 

The result is a rich, vibrant piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.

 

FEATURES

CL26

The Variety of a Digital Piano: Convenience & Flexibility

The elegant CL26 also includes a variety of convenient digital functions to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds.  A selection of different instrument voices, a built-in metronome for assisted practise, and the uniquely enjoyable Concert Magic playing mode are just some of the features accessible from the minimalist control panel.

 

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Additional sounds & playing modes

Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the CL26 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric piano, church organ, harpsichord, vibraphone, and strings.

 

The Dual playing modes also allow two different voices, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be played together for a more complex sound that inspires greater musical creativity.

 

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Concert Magic playing mode

The unique Concert Magic function allows everyone to enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, regardless of age or musical ability.

 

Simply select one of the 40 built-in Concert Magic songs, listen to the demonstration example, and then tap any key on the keyboard with consistent timing and a steady beat to experience playing real music.

 

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Energy conservation

The CL26 utilises energy-efficient components that reduce electricity consumption by over 60% compared to previous models.

 

Furthermore, the instrument’s optional power saving feature can also turn off the piano automatically after a specified period of inactivity, thus preventing unnecessary energy use.

 

DESIGN

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Cabinet Finishes

The compact CL26 is available in three attractive cabinet finishes: Premium Rosewood, Premium Satin Black, and Premium Satin White, allowing musicians to coordinate their piano with a range of modern interiors.

* Cabinet finish availability dependent on market location.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard ・ Advanced Hammer Action IV-F
 - 88 keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
Pedal ・ F-10H pedal unit
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
Sound
Piano Sound ・ Harmonic Imaging (HI)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - EX recording
 - 96 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance -
Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (1 parameter)
 - Touch Curve
No. of Sounds 8 voices
Reverb 3 types
Brilliance -
Other Effects -
Output System
Speakers (8 x 2) cm x 2
Output Power 30 W (15 W x 2)
Headphone Enhancements -
Design
Display -
Key Cover -
Music Rest Detachable type
Dimensions Width 128 cm
Depth 27 cm
Height 77 cm (not including music rest)
Weight 28.5 kg
Available Finishes Premium Satin Black (CL26B)
Premium Satin White (CL26W)
Premium Rosewood (CL26W)
Functions
Basic Functions Dual
Transpose
Tuning
Internal Songs Sound Demo 8 songs
Piano Music -
Concert Magic 40 songs
Lesson Songs -
Internal Recorder Total Memory -
No. of Songs -
Parts -
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Drum Rhythms -
External Connectivity
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback -
Other Functions -
App Functions -
Connector Jacks Headphone 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out -
Line In -
USB to Host -
USB to Device -
Others -
Power Supply
Power Consumption 30 W
Included Accessories
Power Power cable
AC adaptor
Bench Height-adjustable bench *
Headphones -
Sheet Music -
Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual

* Depending on market location. Specifications are subject to change without notice.