Kawai CS11 Digital Piano Black Polish
KAWAI's Classic Series are the finest and most true-to-form luxury digital pianos, and the best of the digital range that Kawai has to offer! As a long-established manufacturer of some of the finest grand and upright digital pianos on the market, this award-winning company has almost 100 years of experience in manufacturing and developing the mechanisms of superlative grand pianos - we think they're supremely qualified to create authentic, beautifully engineered instruments, and Kawai's CS11 is a worthy addition to any pianist's home! The CS11 is a high-range piano, and as such, it remains consistently phenomenal quality in terms of musical capability and performance. Where Yamaha are renowned for their traditionally-made acoustic pianos, Kawai are at the forefront of ergonomics, combining outstanding technology with sleek and elegant design, to produce this gorgeous, world-class digital model!
The CS11 is a full-size digital piano that plays like a dream, making use of Kawai's inbuilt feature, "Responsive Hammer III," - realistic materials, motion, and mechanism, effectively simulating the feel of a traditional acoustic grand. This handy feature allows both new and accomplished players, to experience and improve their playing on a set of weighted keys, a critical aspect that finds many a digital keyboard lacking and feeling disappointingly plastic-y in comparison. Overall, this is a highly capable, higher-end piano, and being a beautiful, professional level instrument, is an utter joy to play!
Key Features Include:
- Ivory Touch
Kawai's standard key material, designed with sweaty fingers in mind! This finely textured, smoothly matted material works to absorb perspiration and skin oils, and allowing for slip-free playing!
- Triple-Sensor Key Detection
Responsive Hammer III Keyboard Action uses Kawai's latest key pressure detection mechanism in order to create realism and accuracy. The third sensor is installed with 'layering' specifically in mind, and allows for multiple notes to be played in succession, working to gradually build sound on top of each separately played note.
- 88-Key Piano Sampling
KAWAI directly derives it's beautiful digital piano sound-scape from it's very own Concert Grands! The rich, expressive tone of the the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of this beautiful, digital set of keys. All eighty-eight have been separately recorded, analysed and reproduced, resulting in a high-fidelity, digital waveform of a natural acoustic sound.
- Virtual Technician
This handy little button allows various characteristics of the selected sound to be shaped according to player preference, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing your personalised instrument configuration to memory!
- Vocal Assist
Struggling to find that function you're looking for? Worry no more! Kawai's Vocal Assist function, with its speech output makes allows for simple location of the desired function, and in addidion, Sound Preview means you can locate any sound with ease.
- Harmonic Imaging XL Technology
Not jargon, but a useful system designed to capture neccesary dynamic variation. Each key-sample is recorded at a wide variety of differing volume levels, from pianissimo to fortissimo, and blended together to create smooth and flawless tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
- Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
Allows for app connection through the use of mobile phones or ipads.
- Built-In Lessons
The CS11 has a brilliantly useful lesson function, including classical Czerny, Beyer, and Burgmuller etudes, and a collection of songs from the popular Alfred series course books - great for little aspiring musicians!
- Dual Playing
A feature allowing for two different sounds to be layered across the entire keyboard.
- Split Mode//Four Hands Mode
Allows the keyboard to be divided into two, independent sections; excellent for combining separate sound effects and equally brilliant for duets!
- Spatial Headphone Sound Technology
The CS Series enhances the depth and realism of the piano sound when played whilst listening through headphones - a wonderfully useful attribute, as without can sound disorienting and flat. This feature ensures ease of practice should you have to keep sound to a minimum!
Other useful features include a breathtaking reverb, additional voices and a powerful digital effects engine with a satisfyingly wide variety of non-acoustic piano sounds (ranging from Electric Piano, Church Organ, Strings, Human Choirs and Synthesizer Pads); realistically weighted pedals compliment the immersiveness of the keys, accurately replicating the individual weights of the damper, soft and sostenuto pedals of the Kawai Grands; and in-built MIDI and USB Record and Playback, and Connectivity - perfect for recording artists!
KAWAI's stunning CS11 comes with a manufacturer's 5 Year Warranty and comes in a sophisticated, polished Black finish.