The ultimate Hybrid action. Grand Feel II features Longer Keys. The part you touch is the same size, but the key-stick extends further into the piano, provide optimal leverage, speed and control. In addition to standard Kawai action features, the Grand Feel II action utilizes real Solid Wood Keyboard to provide pianists with the most authentic feel possible. Solid-wood keys have a unique physical mass that travels and beds down in a way that pianists learn to expect as they develop their technique. Standard features include Graded Hammer Weighting that is heavier to lighter from bass to treble, while Authentic Counterbalance Weights greatly enhance repetition and responsiveness. Triple Sensor Key Detection greatly improves the way repeated notes respond and simulated Let-off recreates the sensation of the repetition jack of a grand piano action. Finally, Ivory Touch and Ebony Touch Key Surfaces feel textured and offer comfortable grip under the fingers.
This piano can satisfy the most discerning ears! A Genuine Sitka Spruce Soundboard converts the piano's digitally created vibrations into acoustic sound waves in exactly the same way an acoustic piano converts vibrations from the strings. Powerful enough to fill a mid-size hall without additional amplification, this piano provides big grand-piano sound in a vertical cabinet. Kawai developed this model with the high-end audio company, Onkyo, to deliver incredible depth, warmth, and dynamic range.
The Kawai touch display is the most elegant interface to date. Sound selections are represented by beautifully rendered images of the various instruments, enabling the user to scroll through dozens of grand pianos, organs and orchestral instruments. Core features like the metronome, recorder, and even advanced features like the Virtual Technician are accessed through seamless scrolling menus. This luxurious interface adds to the premium musical experience of the piano itself.
Headphones are very useful in busy households because they enable the player to block out the rest of the world and concentrate on what is being played. New SPACIAL HEADPHONES SOUND technology greatly enhances the depth and realism of the piano sound. 1/8" and 1/4" jacks are included, so you can use your favorite headset or earbuds. Both jacks can be used at the same time, so a parent can listen to a child practice or duet partners can play silently.
Bluetooth AUDIO enables you to wirelessly play music files or video clips through the premium speaker system of your piano. You can play along or simply enjoy your Kawai piano as a central part of your home audio system. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and Bluetooth enables your Kawai digital piano to connect wirelessly to your favorite Bluetooth capable tablet or computer. Enjoy countless music applications, games, apps for recording and arranging, virtual band accompaniment and printing your own sheet music. This feature opens a whole world of opportunity for your digital piano.
Integrated educational features cn help a student along during practice sessions. The METRONOME promotes good rhythm and counting. While a built-in RECORDER enables students to listen critically to what they have played or practice duet pieces on their own. Various INSTRUMENT SOUNDS, like organ, electric piano, harpsichord can make playing a piece over and over less monotonous and can promote longer and more creative practice sessions. Finally, INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH wireless technology has opened a whole world of educational apps that can be used wirelessly with your favorite tablet or computer.
This is the feature that makes Kawai Hybrid pianos able to satisfy the most discerning musicians. Just as a concert pianist consults with a master technician to make fine adjustments to the touch and tone of a concert grand piano, the Kawai user consults the Virtual Technician to customize the piano sound to taste. Standard adjustments for lighter and heavier touch and brighter or mellower tone are just the beginning. The Virtual Technician regulates hammer and key release noises, adjusts string, lid, and damper resonances. A dedicated Virtual Technician iPad is available for CN series and CA series pianos that do not have touch-screen interfaces.
This piano is always in tune and therefore always ready to train students' ears to recognize proper pitch. Because the sound is recorded from a concert grand piano and processed digitally, it is impossible for this piano to go out of tune. The added benefit is, of course, that there is NO TUNING OR MAINTENANCE COST after purchase.
In addition to training a student's fingers, a student's feet must learn to properly operate the pedals. This piano's THREE METAL PEDALS are the same size and proportion as those found on a grand piano. They are designed to have the same resistance and proportional response as well. Portable keyboards and cheaper keyboard instruments will have a square box pedal or plastic pedals that simply do not feel the same.
Included with this piano is a bench that is set to the proper height for the keyboard, promoting good posture and technique. Too often, portable keyboards are put on adjustable stands that are too high or too low. Students that practice for extended periods of time under these conditions never develop proper technique and SOMETIMES SUFFER INJURY from having their wrists in the wrong position.
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Each year, our staff members host student piano recitals for area teachers, support and participate in fundraisers, and host meetings with area Music Teacher Organizations and the Piano Technicians Guild. We take an active interest in the local music community. Have you seen a piano concert lately? If so, it is likely that you've seen our pianos. Year after year, we provide world-class instruments to area venues and music festivals so artists from near and far can inspire our local music community and enrich our local culture. We have been fortunate to earn your business and gladly pay it forward into the music community.
Our lead staff members are industry professionals with a minimum of 20 years experience each! Their extensive backgrounds in consultation, education and technical service provide our clients with unique perspectives that go far beyond a piano's age and price and really match the right piano to each client's lifestyle and goals. Our concert-services technicians serve some of the most prestigious area concert venues and schools, so not only do they know how to maintain pianos under the most rigorous use, they are able to select and recondition the very best used pianos to offer our customers.
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