For over 90 years, Kawai continues its commitment to building exceptional instruments that offer the most satisfying piano-playing experience through the blending of traditional processes and technical innovation. The new KDP120 digital piano is the latest addition to Kawai’s award-winning home digital instruments and an excellent introduction to Kawai’s digital piano quality.
Featuring Kawai’s Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHCII) keyboard action, the new KDP120 delivers a touch that feels and responds like an authentic acoustic grand piano action. In addition to its grade-weighted hammers, springless key mechanism, and sturdy construction, the RHCII keyboard action features Kawai’s latest triple-sensor key detection system for improved responsiveness. Among its selection of sounds is the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. Through Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging technology, all 88 keys of the SK-EX were recorded, analyzed, and reproduced to deliver a rich and expressive playing experience. The KDP120 also features a new, improved Low Volume Balance feature for ideal expression when playing at low volume levels.
The KDP120 also comes equipped with Bluetooth MIDI technology allowing the instrument to connect with smart devices wirelessly for expanded functionality with many music applications, including Kawai’s Piano Remote and PiaBookPlayer apps. The instrument also features built-in music lessons, a song recorder, and a new modernized key cover appearance.
Offering an authentic feel, stunning sounds, modern design, and wireless connectivity, the KDP120 is an excellent introduction to Kawai digital piano quality at an attractive price.
- IMPROVED: Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with improved cushion material
- IMPROVED: Modernized key cover appearance
- NEW: Low Volume Balance feature for optimized expression at low levels
- NEW: Support for latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps for iOS/Android
- Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Grand Piano Sounds, Full 88-key Sampling
- Flexible Virtual Technician Function with Smart Mode Feature
- Convenient Bluetooth MIDI and USB-MIDI Connectivity
- Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
- Enhanced SHS Headphone Sound with Headphone Type Settings
- Compact Design in Premium Rosewood, Premium Satin Black, Premium Satin White
The KDP120 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analyzed and faithfully reproduced using advanced Harmonic Imaging technology.
The KDP120’s Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHCII) keyboard action, now with improved cushioning to further reduce key noise, has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Based on the highly-regarded RH keyboard action design, its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
The KDP120 boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology, allowing the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, KDP120 owners can easily expand the instrument’s functionality with a wide range of education, performance, and scoring apps.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The KDP120 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The Grand Feel Pedal System accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the KDP120’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.
PIANO REMOTE APP
The KDP120’s redesigned communication standard allows players to control the instrument’s features and operations via the dedicated PianoRemote app for iOS and supported Android devices. The app connects to the piano wirelessly via the KDP120’s integrated Bluetooth, providing an effortless way to change sounds, or enjoy the vast array of built-in music content from the comfort of an armchair.
SUPERIOR HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE
The KDP120’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s sound when listening through headphones or earphones. In addition, the KDP120 also allows players to select a variety of headphone types (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) for an optimised listening experience.
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
The KDP120’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, and Beyer, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred’s Basic, Adult, and Premier course books. (Alfred books sold separately)
With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the KDP120 also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development.
|Keyboard||Responsive Hammer Compact II action||- 88 keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Matte key surfaces
- Triple sensor hammer detection
|Pedal||Grand Feel Pedal System||- Damper (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||Harmonic Imaging (HI)||- 88-key stereo sampling
- SK-EX recording
- 192 note maximum polyphony
- 4 Piano sounds: Concert Grand, Mellow Grand, Studio Grand, Modern Piano
|Piano Resonance||-Damper Resonance|
|Other Sounds||11 Instrumental sounds: Classic E.Piano, Modern E.P., Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow Strings, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere|
|Virtual Technician||Advanced Mode||13 parameters (Requires PianoRemote app)
- Touch Curve
- Damper Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Hammer Delay
- Topboard Simulation
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
|Smart Mode||Smart Mode: 10 presets|
|Reverb||6 Types||Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral, Off|
|Enhancements||Brilliance (21 levels), Low Volume Balance|
|Speakers||12 cm x 2|
|Output Power||20 W × 2|
|Headphone Enhancements||Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS)
5 Headphone EQ Types
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type|
|Dimensions||Width||53.5" (136 cm)|
|Depth||16" (40.5 cm)|
|Height||33.5” (85.5 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||81.5 lbs (37 kg)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood
Premium Satin Black
Premium Satin White
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||15 songs|
|Concert Magic||40 songs|
|Lesson Function||Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 10,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||3 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8|
Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
|Adjustment App||PianoRemote, PiaBookPlayer|
|Connector Jacks||Headphones||2 ( 1/4" + 1/8") Stereo|
|USB to Host||USB - MIDI|
|Power Consumption||11 W|
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