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.

A renowned builder of acoustic pianos for over 90 years, Kawai entered the digital piano market in 1985. Today, Kawai’s digital pianos comprise four main model lines: Concert Performer (CP), Concert Artist (CA), Classic Series (CS), and CN Series. Other digital models include the CE220, CL26, and KDP110. Portable digitals include the ES8 and ES110, and professional models include the MP Series stage pianos and the VPC1 virtual piano controller.

Kawai created the first hybrid digital instrument to use a transducer-driven soundboard for a more natural piano sound, a feature available in the CS11 and the flagship CA98. Many Kawai models offer USB digital audio recording and playback. Recently, Kawai introduced the first of its Novus line of hybrid instruments, the NV10. This new model features an actual grand-piano action, with modified hammers and optical sensors.

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

Kawai’s main lines of digital piano are sold through a network of authorized local dealers; several models are also available from Kawai’s online store. Professional products and 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 Bk/Wt 699 19 100 192 1 (3) H 2 / 14 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
ES8 S Bk/Wt 1,649 34 100 256 1 (3) H 2 / 30 2 / DA No No No External Website Link
MP11SE S Bk 2,799 40 100 256 3 H 0 / 0 1 / DA No No No External Website Link
MP7SE S Bk 1,799 256 100 256 1 (3) H 0 / 0 1 / DA No No No External Website Link
VPC1 S Bk 1,849 0 3 H 0 / 0 No No No External Website Link
CA48 V R 2,099 19 100 192 3 H 4 / 40 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA48 V ES 2,199 19 100 192 3 H 4 / 40 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA58 V R 2,999 42 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA58 V WtS/ES 3,099 42 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA78 V EP 4,699 66 100 256 3 H 6 / 100 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA78 V R 3,999 66 100 256 3 H 6 / 100 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA78 V WtS/ES 4,099 66 100 256 3 H 6 / 100 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA98 V R 5,399 88 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA98 V ES 5,499 88 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA98 V EP 6,199 88 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CA98 V R 5,399 88 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA Yes 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 Wt/ES 2,699 352 100 256 3 H 4 / 40 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link
CP2 V E R 5,900 1000+ 425 256 3 H 4 / 100 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link
CP2 V E ES 5,991 1000+ 425 256 3 H 4 / 100 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link
CP3 V E R 4,445 700+ 215 256 3 H 2 / 100 16 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CP3 V E ES 4,536 700+ 215 256 3 H 2 / 100 16 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CS11 V EP 6,627 80 100 256 3 H 6 / 135 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
CS8 V EP 4,627 60 100 256 3 H 4 / 100 2 / DA No No Yes External Website Link
KDP110 V R 1,149 15 192 3 H 2 / 40 1 Yes No Yes External Website Link
KDP70 V R 899 15 192 3 H 2 / 16 1 No No Yes External Website Link
CP1 G E EP 15,173 1000+ 425 256 3 H 9 / 200 16 / DA No Yes Yes External Website Link
NV10 G EP 12,995 88 100 256 3 H 7 / 135 2 / DA Yes No Yes External Website Link

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