- KCP90 Premium Rosewood
Kawai grand piano authenticity with fun ensemble features.
Combining the realistic Advanced Hammer Action IV-F keyboard and 88-key sampled EX concert grand piano sound, the KCP90 also features accompaniment styles, hundreds of additional voices, and an intuitive control panel, providing an authentic, entertaining instrument at an affordable price.
The KCP90’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 KCP90 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 KCP90’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 KCP90 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 KCP90’s powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s impressive core sounds, applying additional layers of
detail and realism that bring performances to life.
Tailor an instrument’s character and feeling with a range of studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects. Then adjust the instrument’s reverb controls to position yourself within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.
The impressive KCP90 also includes a variety of convenient digital functions to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds. An excellent selection of additional instrument voices and accompaniment styles, the ability to record and playback one’s performances, and Line-level output jacks are just some of the features offered by this flexible digital piano.
Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the KCP90 also offers an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, drawbar and church organs, strings, brass, and woodwind instruments, and a full range of GM2 compatible voices.
Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be layered together, then adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time balance slider to inspire even greater musical creativity.
The KCP90’s Styles feature provides professionally arranged backing accompaniments to support a range of musical genres. With intro, fill-in, and ending phrases, and a selection of rock, jazz, funk, Latin, and Ethnic styles, creative players can enjoy breathing new
life into their existing repertoire.
In addition, pressing the 1-2 Play button intelligently selects a suitable tempo and appropriate instrument sounds for the chosen style, preparing the instrument for immediate musical enjoyment.
Reinforcing the KCP90’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 KCP90’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.
The KCP90’s wide control panel and intuitively arranged button layout ensure that this powerful instrument is both easy to use and fun to play. The large, bright LCD display provides clear information about the currently selected sound, style, and function, while the eight Registration memories allow favourite song configurations to be stored and recalled at the touch of a button.
The KCP90 also includes a USB to Host port to facilitate MIDI communication with computers, dual headphone connectors for peaceful practise at home, and stereo Line-out jacks that ensure the piano can be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches and schools.
The KCP90 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.
|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 (4 parameters)
- Touch Curve
- Damper Resonance
- Temperament Key
|No. of Sounds||381 voices + 12 drum kits (GM2 compatible)|
|Other Effects||13 types|
|Speakers||16 cm x 2|
|Output Power||40 W (20 W x 2)|
|Display||2 x 24 characters LCD|
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Detachable type|
|Height||86.5 (not including music rest)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood (KCP90R)|
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||3 songs|
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 7,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||3 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8|
|Drum Rhythms||100 styles (full Rhythm Section accompaniment)|
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||-|
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT|
|Line Out||1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]|
|USB to Host||✔|
|USB to Device||-|
|Power Consumption||35 W|
|Bench||Fixed-height or height-adjustable bench *|
|Others||Warranty Card *
* Depending on market location. Specifications are subject to change without notice.