- KDP90 Premium Rosewood
An exceptional introduction to Kawai digital piano quality.
An impressive addition to the Kawai's digital piano line-up, the modest KDP90 features the Advanced Hammer Action IV-F keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key piano sampling, to deliver grand piano touch and tone at a remarkably affordable price.
The KDP90’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.
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.
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.
The KDP90 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 KDP90’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
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 KDP90 offers a highly 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.
The KDP90’s powerful 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.
The elegant KDP90 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, built-in lesson songs, and the ability to record and playback one’s performance are just some of the features accessible from the discretely placed cheek-block control panel.
The KDP90’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to study classical piano using a collection of Burgmüller and Czerny etudes, or learn time-honoured standards from the popular Alfred Basic Piano course books.
The left and right hand parts of each etude or song can be practised separately, with the built-in metronome and adjustable tempo controls helping to improve timing and rhythm.
* Notated scores and Alfred lesson books sold separately.
Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the KDP90 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord, vibraphone, and strings.
The Dual and Split 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 even greater musical creativity.
Reinforcing the KDP90’s reputation as the most realistic digital pianos in its price range is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This unique feature replicates the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Kawai EX Concert grand piano to further enhance the KDP90’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.
The KDP90 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.
The KDP90 features standard MIDI in/out jacks, allowing the piano to be connected to a computer for notating compositions, or to other MIDI devices such as synthesisers and workstations.
Moreover, dual headphone sockets enable a teacher and pupil to
study together in silence, or for two pianists to practise simultaneously using a single instrument.
|Keyboard||・ Advanced Hammer Action IV-F
- 88 keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
|Pedal||・ Grand Feel Pedal System
- Damper (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||・ Harmonic Imaging (HI)
- 88-key stereo sampling
- EX recording
- 192 note maximum polyphony
|Piano Resonance||- Damper Resonance|
|Piano Adjustment||・Virtual Technician (2 parameters)
- Touch Curve
- Damper Resonance
|No. of Sounds||15 voices|
|Speakers||12 cm x 2|
|Output Power||26 W (13 W × 2)|
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Detachable type|
|Height||85 cm (not including music rest)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood (KDP90R)
Premium Satin Black (KDP90B) *
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||15 songs|
|Concert Magic||40 songs|
|Lesson Songs||Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 10,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||3 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8|
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||-|
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT|
|USB to Host||-|
|USB to Device||-|
|Power Consumption||15 W|
|Bench||Height-adjustable bench *|
|Others||Warranty Card *
* Depending on market location. Specifications are subject to change without notice.