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What is the Millennium III action?

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Early piano actions were made of small timber components, but timber is susceptible to moisture, and to expansion and contraction with changes in environmental conditions – especially very fine timber parts that are subject to regular motion and impact.

The Millennium III action features components made of a new material created by the infusion of carbon fibre with Kawai’s ABS composites. This ABS carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows us to make the mechanical parts of the action lighter and stronger. This makes the Millennium III Action approximately 16% faster than traditional actions in upright pianos, and 25% faster in grand pianos