Never resting on our laurels, Kawai is proud to introduce the CN-201. Brimming with improvements, the new CN201 has attributes normally found on top-of-the-line instruments. First, the acclaimed Responsive Hammer III action has been upgraded to improve stability and reduce action noise. The Shigeru concert grand piano has been enhanced for the best concert grand sound in a mid-range digital piano. The CN201’s powerful sound system delivers improved tonal clarity and superior sound. The exclusive ‘Low Volume Balance’ feature intelligently adjusts the characteristics of the piano for optimal expression when playing at low volumes. In addition to Bluetooth MIDI, Bluetooth audio has been added for streaming audio through the piano’s sound system. The CN201 joins the roster of other Kawai models by supporting Kawai’s PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps which allow sounds, settings, and lesson scores to be accessed from an iOS or Android smart device. Finally, the redesigned control panel has a more intuitive layout which compliments the 2.5” OLED display.
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging Sound Technology w/88-Note piano sampling
- Improved Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
- Ivory touch key surfaces, let-off, triple sensor, counterweights
- 19 exceptional instrument sounds
- Bluetooth® MIDI and Bluetooth Audio
- Redesigned control panel
- PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer app compatibility, available for iOS and Android
- Built-in classical etudes, Chopin waltzes and Alfred lessons books
- Grand Feel Pedal System
- Modernized key cover appearance
The CN201 offers a highly detailed acoustic piano portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Progressive Harmonic Imaging sampling technology. This ensures smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
The new and improved class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action on the CN201 authentically re-creates the exceptional touch of an acoustic grand piano. Its realistic movement and rigid “springless” design provide a smooth, natural piano playing experience. A triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy.
IVORY TOUCH KEY SURFACES
The impressive CN201 features our highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces. This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to avoid slipping and provide greater playing control. Moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the key surfaces, allowing them to be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
The new CN201 features a premium speaker and audio system which delivers improved tonal clarity and superior sound.
The recorder on the CN201 allows up to three songs to be stored in internal memory and played back at the touch of a button. These recordings can serve as convenient self-assessment tools for players of all skill levels.
In addition to standard USB and MIDI ports, the new CN Series also boast integrated Bluetooth Audio technology, which allows music streaming through the piano’s speaker system. Bluetooth MIDI technology is also incorporated, allowing the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.
This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before.
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
In addition to Alfred Publishing’s Basic Piano Course 1, Premier Course 1 and Adult Course 1 lessons, the new CN201 now comes with the Chopin Walzer (1-19) lessons book built in. The CN201 also includes music scores and recordings for time-tested finger exercises such as scales, arpeggios and Hanon songs accessed through the PiaBookPlayer app.
Kawai’s PianoRemote control app for iOS and Android devices is compatible with the CN201. It allows access to all the controls of the piano via a smart device. In addition, our exclusive Virtual Technician feature inside the app can personalize the piano’s sound and touch response, just like a skilled technician can do to an acoustic piano.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The CN201 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The new Grand Feel Pedal System reproduces the individual weighting of each of the three pedals of the Kawai EX concert grand.
ADJUSTABLE MUSIC REST
As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the CN201 music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position or laid flat to provide a level surface for notating scores.
|Keyboard||Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action
- 88 keys
- Ivory Touch key surfaces
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Triple sensor hammer detection
- Improved Key Cushioning
|Pedal||Grand Feel Pedal System
- Sustain (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
- 88-key stereo sampling
- 192 note polyphony
- Source: SK-EX / EX / K-60
- 8 Piano sounds:
SK-EX Concert Grand -Concert-Jazz-Mellow; EX Concert Grand-Concert-Pop-Mellow-Modern;
|Piano Resonance||- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
|Other Sounds||11 Instrumental sounds
Tine Electric Piano, Modern Electric Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow Strings, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere
Virtual Technician (18 parameters, via PianoRemote app)
- Touch Curve
- Damper Resonance
- Damper Noise
- String Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Fall-back Noise
- Hammer Delay
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning
- Temperament Key
- User Key Volume
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
- Release Time (new)
・Virtual Technician Smart Mode (11 presets)
Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral, Off
|Enhancements||Tone Control (8 types)
Brilliance (21 levels)
Low Volume Balance
|Speakers||12 cm x 2|
|Output Power||40 W (20 W x 2)|
|Headphone Enhancements||Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS)
5 Headphone EQ Types
|Display||Cheek Block control panel||128 x 128 pixel OLED
Improved button visibility
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type|
|Dimensions||Width||53 1/2" (136 cm)|
|Depth||16" (40.5 cm)|
|Height||34" (86 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||95 lbs (43 kg)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood
Premium Satin Black
Premium Satin White
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||19 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)
Chopin Waltzer (1-19) lessons book
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
-Lesson Books Sold Separately-
|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® *||MIDI: Bluetooth (Ver. 5.0 GATT-compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
AUDIO: Bluetooth (Ver. 5.1 A2DP-compatible)
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||-|
|App Functions||Virtual Technician app (iPad), Sound Museum app (iPhone/iPad)|
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||2 ( 1/4" + 1/8") Stereo|
|Power Consumption||12 W (PS-154 AC Adaptor)|
|Bench||Matching Padded Bench|
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