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KAWAI DIGITAL PIANO ACTIONS

Kawai Digital Piano Actions

Action Kawai Digital Piano Models Kawai Piano Action Description
 AHAIV-F
 AWA PROII
 GF
 GFII
 GF Compact
 Millennium III Hybrid
 RHC
 
RHII
 RHIII
 RM3II
 CL26, KCP90, KDP90
 CE220
 CP1, CP2, MP11
 CA98, CA78,
CA67, CA97, CS8, CS11
 CA58, CA48
 NV10
 ES110
 CP3, MP7
 CN25, CN27, CN35, CN37, ES8
 VPC1
 Advanced Hammer IV-F Action
 AWA PROII Action
 Grand Feel Action
 Grand Feel II Action
 Grand Feel Compact Action
 Millennium III Hybrid Grand Piano Keyboard Action
 Responsive Hammer Compact Action
 Real Hammer II Action
 Real Hammer III Action
 RM3 Grand II Action

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Millennium III Hybrid Grand Piano Keyboard Action

KAWAI NV10 NOVUS Millennium III Hybrid Grand Piano Keyboard Action

The NOVUS NV10 is the first digital instrument to incorporate Kawai’s leading acoustic grand piano keyboard action technology, renowned for the pioneering use of extended spruce key sticks and innovative ABS Carbon components that are stronger, lighter, and more dimension-ally stable than conventional wooden parts.


The specially adapted Millennium III Hybrid keyboard action utilized by the NV10 replaces traditional felt hammers with modern  ABS equivalents that are individual graded in weight from bass to treble, while high-precision optical sensors take the place of metal strings, accurately reading the subtle movements of each hammer as the corresponding keys are played.


In addition to featuring a full acoustic grand piano keyboard action, the NOVUS NV10 is the first hybrid instrument to also incorporate a real grand piano damper mechanism.  While there are no strings inside the NV10 to require physical damping, this unique feature replicates the true weighting of a grand piano damper pedal, while also mechanically easing the keyboard action’s touch weight as the pedal is pressed – an important acoustic piano characteristic that, until now, has been overlooked.

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Grand Feel Compact Wooden-Key Action

Kawai CA58, CA48 Uses the Grand Feel Compact Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action

The CA58 AND CA48 are the latest Kawai digital pianos to utilize the brand new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action.  As its name suggest, the GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of the industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions, within a smaller form factor.


The new action retains the long wooden keysticks used for all 88 black and white keys, and the familiar ‘seasaw’ mechanism employed by acoustic grand piano actions for centuries.  However, despite its smaller unit size, GF Compact features an extended key pivot length, providing a more consistent touch weight when playing towards the rear of the keyboard.  This crucial detail ensures the CA58 and CA48 deliver the most realistic playing experience in its class, even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilized by some of Kawai’s best-selling Concert Artist models.

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The AHA IV-F Digital Piano Action

KAWAI CL26, KCP90, KDP90 Series AHA IV-F Piano Action
Kawai CL26, KCP90 and KDP90 Use the AHA IV-F Graded-Hammer Action

Kawai CL26, KCP90 and KDP90 Digital Pianos use the Advanced Hammer IV-F (AHA  IV-F) Keyboard Action which has been  developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its remarkable springless design providing  consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural piano playing experience. Moreover, just as acoustic pianos utilize heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such attention to detail allows greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.

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The AWA PROII Digital Piano Action

KAWAI CE220 Series AWA PROII Piano Action
Kawai CE220 Uses the AWA PROII Wooden-key Action

The AWA PROII action features extra-long wooden keys and a mechanical design similar to that found in Kawai’s acoustic grand pianos. The extended length of the wooden key allows for a pivot point in the middle of the key. This creates movement on both ends of the keys and pushes the hammers in an upward motion from the back of the key (same as in a grand piano action).

    Kawai AWA PROII Digital Piano Action


The hammer weights are graded in the same fashion as that of the AHA IV actions. Additionally, the bass keys have a counterbalancing weight placed underneath the front of the key. This creates a more even static key weight, which is the goal of counterbalancing the actions of fine acoustic grand pianos. The result of all these efforts is a digital piano action that is simply the finest digital piano action available, and one that has received numerous accolades and awards.

No matter which action you choose, you are sure to get an instrument whose touch is thoroughly responsive and satisfying, and one that is superior to that of any other instrument in its class.

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 The Grand Feel (GF) Digital Piano Action

KAWAI Grand Feel (GF) Action:  CP1, CP2, Series Grand Feel (GF) 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.
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The Grand Feel II (GFII) Digital Piano Action

KAWAI CA98, CA78, CA97, CA67, CS11 and CS8 Series Grand Feel II (GFII) Piano Action
Kawai CA98, CA78, CA97, CA67, CS11 and CS8 Use the Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action

Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the new Grand Feel II keyboard action utilized by the latest CA Concert Artist Series and CS Classic Series combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.

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.

In addition, graded counterweights attached towards the front of each key help to lighten their touch during pianissimo passages, with letoff simulation also reproducing the delicate ‘notch’ sensation felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very softly.  These subtle characteristics allow discerning pianists to practice their expanding repertoire with confidence, and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises when called upon to perform using the finest acoustic grand pianos.

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The Responsive Hammer Compact Digital Piano Action

KAWAI ES110 Series Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) Piano Action
Kawai ES110 Uses the Responsive Hammer Compact Action

The new Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action has been developed to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience. Designed along the principles of the RHIII action, the RHC action delivers superb touch in a more compact and lightweight package, making it ideal for instruments such as the ES110 portable digital piano.

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The Real Hammer II (RHII) Digital Piano Action

KAWAI CP3, MP7 Series Responsive Hammer II (RHII) Piano Action
Kawai CP3 and MP7 Use the Real Hammer II (RHII), Responsive Hammer Action II (RHII) with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection

The Kawai CP3 and MP7 Digital Upright Pianos use the Responsive Hammer Action II (RHII) action an industry-standard design where the pivot point is placed at the back of the key, not in the middle. The CP3 and MP7 Digital Series Action utilizes a hammer component under the keys that creates a mechanical movement and feels similar to an acoustic piano. Additionally, the hammer weights are “graded” where the left-hand, or bass, keys are heaviest. As you move up the keyboard the hammers gradually become lighter. This simulates the same characteristic found in an acoustic pianos action where the hammers are larger in the bass region and gradually get smaller as you move up the keyboard.

The Real Hammer - Responsive Hammer Action II (RHII) action is the latest version of Kawai’s plastic-key actions. In addition to the aforementioned features, it offers Ivory-touch key surfaces, triple sensor key detection, and Let-off.

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Real Hammer III (RHIII) Digital Piano Action

KAWAI CN37, CN27, CN35, CN25, ES8 Series Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Piano Action
Kawai CN37, CN27, CN35, CN25, ES8 Use the Real Hammer III (RHIII) Responsive Hammer Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection

The Kawai CN37, CN27, CN35, CN25, ES8 Digital Upright Pianos use the Responsive Hammer Action III (RHIII) action an industry-standard design where the pivot point is placed at the back of the key, not in the middle. The CN Digital Series Action utilizes a hammer component under the keys that creates a mechanical movement and feels similar to an acoustic piano. Additionally, the hammer weights are “graded” where the left-hand, or bass, keys are heaviest. As you move up the keyboard the hammers gradually become lighter. This simulates the same characteristic found in an acoustic pianos action where the hammers are larger in the bass region and gradually get smaller as you move up the keyboard.

The Real Hammer - Responsive Hammer Action III (RHIII) action is the latest version of Kawai’s plastic-key actions. In addition to the aforementioned features, they offer Ivory-touch key surfaces, triple sensor key detection, and Let-off.

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The RM3 Grand II Keyboard Action

KAWAI VPC1 Series RM3 Grand II Keyboard Action
Kawai VPC1 Uses the RM3 GRAND II Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection

Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the highly regarded RM3 Grand II keyboard action combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos. All 88 black and white keys are crafted from long pieces of wood, and pivot smoothly on a central balance pin with the same "seesaw" motion as an acoustic piano key. The weight of the keyboard is graded from bass to treble, with additional characteristics such as let-off simulation and counterweights further enhancing touch realism.

This exceptional action features Kawai's luxurious 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. The RM3 Grand II keyboard action also boasts Kawai's latest triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism and accuracy. The third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and allows the sound of a single note to be gradually "layered without previous tones being cut-off or lost.

Kawai Digital Piano Actions

Kawai Digital Piano Actions Grand Feel Action, Grand Feel II Action,
Responsive Hammer Compact Action, Real Hammer III Action and more.