‘Responsive Hammer III’weighted-key action, with Ivory Touch key surfaces and Let-off simulation
The new Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive piano playing experience. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and staccato passages.
The CN35 digital piano also features Kawai’s Ivory Touch key surfaces that gently absorb finger moisture to assist the player’s performance, while, let-off simulation recreates the subtle ‘notch’ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning pianists.
Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) with 88-key piano sampling
The CN35 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed hand-built concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using proprietary Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.
The instrument’s built-in Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the acoustic piano sound to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance. This personalised piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.
INSPIRATIONAL PLAYING MODES
The CN35’s built-in lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, and Beyer etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred Basic, Adult, and Premier course books.
In addition, the instruments’ Dual, Split, and Four Hands playing modes allow two different sounds to be layered together, or for the entire keyboard to be split into two separate sections for duet performances. The CN35 model also boasts a hardware balance fader, allowing the volume of combined and split sounds (such as piano and strings, or organ and bass) to be adjusted quickly and easily in real-time.
USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV file recording and playback
The CN35 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This USB to Device feature allows registration memories and songs recorded and stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.
USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on a smartphone, or for further editing using an audio workstation.
Wide range of connectivity options The CN35 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options, with Line-level output jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches and schools. Standard MIDI and USB to Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments.
SUPERIOR SPEAKER SYSTEM
Unrivalled in its price range, the CN35 features an improved 4-way speaker system designed to reproduce the harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lowerrange frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, closely mirroring the sound projection of a grand piano.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
Reinforcing the CN Series’ reputation as the most realistic digital pianos in their price range is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This new development accurately replicates the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Kawai EX Concert grand piano to further enhance acoustic piano authenticity.
ADJUSTABLE MUSIC REST
As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the CN Series’ music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position, or laid flat for added convenience when notating scores.