Kawai announces new KDP120 digital piano
Kawai Japan is pleased to announce the KDP120 digital piano, the latest addition to the affordable KDP series of digital pianos, and the successor to the extremely popular KDP110. This updated model features an improved Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action, superb Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano, convenient Bluetooth® MIDI and USB-MIDI connectivity with support for the latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps, and a powerful amplifier/speaker system, delivering an exceptional introduction to Kawai digital piano quality at an affordable price.
- Improved Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with triple sensor hammer detection
- Authentic Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano sounds with full 88-key sampling
- Bluetooth MIDI and USB-MIDI for flexible connectivity with a range of devices
- Support for Kawai’s latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps
- Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
- Powerful 40W stereo amplifier and speaker system with Low Volume Balance feature
- Enhanced SHS headphone sound with headphone type settings
- Compact cabinet available in Premium Rosewood, Satin Black, and Satin White finishes
Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with triple sensor hammer detection
The KDP120’s Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHCII) keyboard action has been developed to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Based on the highly-regarded RH keyboard action design, its spring-less mechanism and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion, while improved cushioning material helps to reduce keyboard noise, resulting in a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
Unlike most instruments in its class that generate sounds based on key velocity, the KDP120’s realistic keyboard action design measures the velocity of the weighted hammers that are thrown when playing each key. This preferred method replicates the mechanism of an acoustic grand piano more authentically, and when paired with the accurate triple sensor detection, allows performers to play with a greater range of musical expression.
Flagship Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano reproduced with 88-key sampling
Connected to this responsive keyboard action is the rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano – widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. All 88 keys of this exceptional instrument have been meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms. Recording each key individually in this way preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the KDP120’s weighted keys is an accurate representation of the original acoustic source.
Kawai’s advanced Harmonic Imaging sound technology ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound, while the impressive 192 note polyphony allows complicated passages that utilise the damper pedal to be enjoyed without notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly.
Bluetooth® MIDI, USB-MIDI, App Support, Impressive speaker & headphone sound
The KDP120 offers a variety of useful features to complement its realistic weighted-key touch and authentic grand piano sounds. Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly, using Kawai’s latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps for iOS/Android to select and adjust sounds, or display notated scores for classical etudes and pieces.
The KDP120 features an impressive 40W amplifier and speaker system, with a new Low Volume Balance feature that intelligently adjusts characteristics of the piano for optimal expression when playing at low volume levels. In addition, the advanced Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology, enhances the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.
A realistic weighted-key keyboard action, stunning Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, and a variety of convenient features – all housed within an attractive compact cabinet. Introducing the KDP120: An exceptional introduction to Kawai digital piano quality at an affordable price.
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