KAWAI

Kawai America Corporation
2055 East University Drive
Rancho Dominguez, California 90220
310-631-1771
800-421-2177
[email protected]
www.kawaius.com


For company background, see the Kawai listing in the “Brand and Company Profiles” for acoustic pianos.

After more than 50 years as a renowned builder of acoustic pianos, in 1985 Kawai entered the market with its first digital piano. Today, Kawai’s digital lineup for North America comprises models in four main groups: Concert Performer (CP), Concert Artist (CA), Classic Series (CS), and CN Series. Other digital models include the CL26, KDP90, KCP90 and CE220. Portable digitals include the ES100 and ES8, and professional models include the MP Series stage pianos and the VPC1 virtual piano controller.

Kawai created the first digital piano to use a transducer-driven soundboard for a more natural piano sound, a feature available in the flagship CA97 and the CS11. Many models offer USB digital audio recording and playback. And if you want a huge library of voices, the models at the upper end of the CP series come with over 1,000 sounds.

Several different types of actions appear in Kawai’s digital pianos. Kawai is well-known for its wooden-key digital piano actions, with current versions being the Grand Feel (GF), GFII, RM3II, and AWA PROII. These actions can be found in upper-end models. The Responsive Hammer II (RHII), RHIII, and AHA-IV actions use an industry-standard graded hammer design with plastic keys, and are found in lower-cost and portable models.

Kawai’s main lines of digital pianos are sold through a network of authorized local dealers, with certain models also available from Kawai’s online store. Professional products and certain other digitals are sold through a combination of authorized online and bricks-and-mortar retailers.



Digital Piano: Specifications & Prices

See the Introduction for an explanation of specifications and a key to the finish codes.

Prices in blue italics indicate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price). Other prices are our estimates based on normal retail margins. For more information on MAP and retail pricing, please see "Shopping Options" in our article "Buying a Digital Piano."

Click the Model link for additional specifications. Click the Product Page icon to go to the manufacturer's web page for that model.





  Model Form
Slab, Vertical, Grand
Ensemble Finish
See finish codes
Est. Street Price Voices Rhythms / Styles Polyphony Pedals
H = half-pedaling support
Speakers / Watts Recording
MIDI Tracks / Digital Audio (DA)
Bluetooth Vocal Support Educational Features Product Page
ES110 S 729 19 100 192 1 H 2 / 26 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
ES8 S Bk / Wt 1,999 34 100 256 1 (3) H 2 / 30 2 / DA No No No External Website Link
MP11 S 2,799 40 100 256 3 H 0 / 0 1 / DA No No No External Website Link
MP7 S 1,799 256 100 256 1 H 0 / 0 1 / DA No No No External Website Link
VPC1 S 1,849 0 3 H 0 / 0 No No No External Website Link
CA67 V R 3,464 60 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CA67 V M / ES 3,555 60 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CA97 V R 4,655 80 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CA97 V ES 4,755 80 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CE220 V ES 1,899 22 100 192 3 H 2 / 40 2 No No No External Website Link
CL26 V R 1,099 8 96 1 H 2 / 30 No No No External Website Link
CN27 V R 1,899 19 192 3 H 2 / 40 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
CN37 V R 2,599 352 100 256 3 H 4 / 40 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CN37 V W / ES 2,699 352 100 256 3 H 4 / 40 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CP2 V E R 5,809 900+ 425 256 3 H 4 / 100 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link
CP2 V E M / ES 5,900 900+ 425 256 3 H 4 / 100 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link
CP3 V E R 4,354 700+ 183 256 3 H 2 / 100 16 No No Yes External Website Link
CP3 V E ES 4,445 700+ 215 256 3 H 2 / 100 16 No No Yes External Website Link
CS11 V EP 6,536 80 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CS8 V EP 4,536 60 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
KCP90 V E R 2,536 381 100 192 3 H 2 / 40 2 No No No External Website Link
KDP90 V R 1,149 15 192 3 H 2 / 26 1 No No Yes External Website Link
CP1 G E EP 16,690 1000+ 425 256 3 H 9 / 200 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link

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