Kawai

Kawai America Corporation
2055 East University Drive
Rancho Dominguez, California 90220
310-631-1771
800-421-2177
info@kawaius.com
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 three main model lines: Concert Artist (CA), Classic Series (CS), and CN Series. Other digital models include the KDP70 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 digital instruments 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 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 Grand Feel Compact (GF-C), these actions are available in upper-end models. The Responsive Hammer (RHIII), and RH-Compact (RH-C) 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 brick-and-mortar retailers.

For more information on Minimum Advertise Price and retail pricing, see our article on Buying a Digital Piano.


For explanation of features and specifications shown, please see the Key to Specifications and Prices.

Model & Pricing Guide

Kawai

Model
Form
Finish
Dimensions WxDxH (inches)
Weight (pounds)
Realism
Est. Price
Total Watts
Speakers
Piano Pedals
Half Pedal
Bluetooth
ES520
S
Bk/Wt
53x15x6
32
6.8
1,299
40
2
1 (3)
Y
Y
ES920
S
Bk/Wt
53x15x6
37
8.2
1,799
40
2
1 (3)
Y
Y
MP7SE
S
Bk
53x13x7
45
8.2
2,199
0
0
1 (3)
Y
MP11SE
S
Bk
58x18x8
72
9.1
3,499
0
0
3
Y
VPC1
S
Bk
54x18x8
65
5.5
2,399
0
0
3
Y
KDP75
V
Bk/Wt
54x16x34
77
5.5
999
16
2
3
Y
KDP120
V
R/WtS/ES
54x16x34
86
6.4
1,499
40
2
3
Y
Y
CN29
V
R/WtS/ES
54x16x34
95
8.6
2,199
40
2
3
Y
Y
CN39
V
R/WtS/ES
57x18x34
119
8.6
3,099
40
4
3
Y
Y
CA49
V
R/WtS/ES
53x18x36
128
9.1
2,899
40
4
3
Y
Y
CA59
V
R/WtS/ES
57x18x36
145
9.1
3,799
100
4
3
Y
Y
CA79
V
R/WtS/ES
57x18x37
167
10
4,699
100
6
3
Y
Y
CA79
V
EP
57x18x37
174
10
5,399
100
6
3
Y
Y
CA99
V
R/WtS/ES
57x18x39
183
10
6,299
135
6
3
Y
Y
CA99
V
EP
57x18x39
196
10
7,199
135
6
3
Y
Y
NV5s
V
EP
59x18x43
249
10
9,599
135
6
3
Y
Y
NV10s
G
EP
58x25x36
291
10
14,499
135
7
3
Y
Y
DG30
G
EP
58x34x35
176
8.6
6,099
40
4
3
Y
Y
ES110
S
Bk/Wt
52x11x6
26
5.9
899
14
2
1 (3)
Y
Y