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KAWAI DIGITAL CP1 TOUCH

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 The Grand Feel (GF) Action

KAWAI The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel wooden key action
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the Grand Feel keyboard action utilized by the CP1 combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
KAWAI Grand Feel (GF) Action:  CP1, CP2, Series Digital Piano Action
Kawai CP1 and CP2 Use The Grand Feel (GF) Wooden-Key Action

Kawai’s Grand Feel (GF) Action is the latest in Kawai’s long line of wooden key actions. The action offers graded hammers, key counterweights, Ivory-touch key surfaces (white keys), Let-off and triple sensor key detection. The CP1 offers the longest key length of any Kawai digital piano.

As one of the world’s premier builders of acoustic pianos, Kawai has long understood the importance of an instrument’s touch, or “feel”, to the player. Without a keyboard action that responds perfectly to an artist’s commands, a piano would not accurately create the sound that the artist is seeking.
KAWAI Grand Feel
All eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory and ebony-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist control. Each wooden key pivots smoothly on a balance pin – the ends rising and falling to replicate the familiar ‘seesaw’ motion of an acoustic piano action.  When pressed, the back of the key lifts, triggering a grade-weighted hammer to strike a pressure switch. The amount of force applied to this switch is then measured, and the corresponding note played with authentic tonal character and volume.
KAWAI The longest keys, the longest pivot length
In addition to having the longest keys of any digital piano, Grand Feel keyboard actions also boast the longest key pivot length – matching that of a Kawai grand piano.

This improvement ensures a more evenly balanced key touch weight from front to rear, and is particularly beneficial when playing complicated chords with fingers positioned towards the back of the keyboard.
KAWAI Bass key Counterweights
In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Grand Feel keyboard action also features counterweights attached towards the front of the bass keys.

As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.
KAWAI Triple sensor key detection
The Grand Feel keyboard action also features an accurate triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism.
     
The added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in most stage pianos, allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.
     
In addition, Kawai’s action technology also monitors the speed at which each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.



KAWAI Ivory Touch key surfaces
The handsome CP1 features Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard.  This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.

Furthermore, this moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the surface, allowing the keytops to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.
KAWAI Let-off Simulation
As one of the most authentic digital piano keyboard actions, Grand Feel even reproduces the ‘let-off’ characteristic of acoustic piano actions.

This subtle ‘notch’ sensation can be felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very gently, and may be used by experienced pianists to aid control when playing pianissimo passages.
KAWAI DIGITAL
CP1, CP2 Series Digital Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos
Kawai CP1 and CP2 Use
The Grand Feel (GF) Wooden-Key Action
Kawai’s Grand Feel (GF) Action is the latest in Kawai’s long line of wooden key actions. The action offers graded hammers, key counterweights, Ivory-touch key surfaces (white keys), Let-off and triple sensor key detection. The CP1 offers the longest key length of any Kawai digital piano.

As one of the world’s premier builders of acoustic pianos, Kawai has long understood the importance of an instrument’s touch, or “feel”, to the player. Without a keyboard action that responds perfectly to an artist’s commands, a piano would not accurately create the sound that the artist is seeking.

Kawai Digital Piano Actions

Kawai Digital CP1 touch Grand Feel keyboard action utilized by the
Kawai CP1 creates the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
Overview          Touch          Sound          Features          Design          Specifications