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Offline starstruck5

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Kawai Digital Pianos
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:02:39 PM »
Does anyone has any experience of playing a Kawai Digital? 

I really dislike Digital Pianos, but I have been forced to buy one to practice silently -

I have ordered a CA-63 anyhow, because overall, the action  struck me as better than the Roland HP307 and Yamaha CLP480. I could live with any of them tone-wise.

 I know the choice is always a subjective one -but I am really hoping I have made a good choice. I won't be getting it until a week today - hope it will be worth the wait and the mental gymnastics these consumer choices involve.
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Re: Kawai Digital Pianos
«Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 10:28:17 PM »
it's my understanding that the kawai digital pianos have the best and most realistic action relative to a real acoustic grand, and the electronics are not too shabby neither, they're at thei middle and high end of the market so it seems like a solid choice, i think as long as you didn't get the absolute cheapest bottom of their offering they make you should be pleased (i don;t neccessarily think they're cheapest one will be junk just in general it's better not to come in at the bottom of amy manufactureres offerings since they tend to cut lots of corners for a price point to appeal to a lower market).

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Re: Kawai Digital Pianos
«Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 06:29:14 PM »
it's my understanding that the kawai digital pianos have the best and most realistic action relative to a real acoustic grand, and the electronics are not too shabby neither, they're at thei middle and high end of the market so it seems like a solid choice, i think as long as you didn't get the absolute cheapest bottom of their offering they make you should be pleased (i don;t neccessarily think they're cheapest one will be junk just in general it's better not to come in at the bottom of amy manufactureres offerings since they tend to cut lots of corners for a price point to appeal to a lower market).

Thanks for the reply - I am a bit like a child before Xmas at the moment!  Can't wait to be able to practice with headphones - and for more than one hour a day - which is all I can do at the moment - and then sometimes I have to put up with LOUD home cinema or Rock from my mad neighbour. 

Also this looks like being one of my tumbleweed threads - lol -so pleased to get a response!
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Re: Kawai Digital Pianos
«Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 11:52:44 PM »
I just got one a few days before Christmas.. I really love it as a digital piano. I add that last part, because as great as the action is and nice as it sounds, I still can't treat it the same way I treat a real piano.. but the difference is small.

You made a great choice in my opinion. I compared the Kawai with high end rolands and yamahas and I'm really quite lost as to why anyone would ever choose anything but the Kawai. The action is just so much closer to real as opposed to the empty action of the roland and yamahas.
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Re: Kawai Digital Pianos
«Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 06:41:24 PM »
I just got one a few days before Christmas.. I really love it as a digital piano. I add that last part, because as great as the action is and nice as it sounds, I still can't treat it the same way I treat a real piano.. but the difference is small.

You made a great choice in my opinion. I compared the Kawai with high end rolands and yamahas and I'm really quite lost as to why anyone would ever choose anything but the Kawai. The action is just so much closer to real as opposed to the empty action of the roland and yamahas.

Thanks for the feedback -I have had mine a few days now - and I am struggling to get used to it. Especially the damper pedal -seems soooo artificial -There is nothing wrong with the Kawai, it is just digital pianos generally which bug me.

I only thought today that for a grand more I could have soundproofed my living room! Downstairs rooms are easier apparently and cheaper -If I sold the Kawai now I would lose quite a bit on the deal -cos I had no money back guarantee -just a music shop credit guarantee - and there is no point in swapping it for a Yamaha or Roland -
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Re: Kawai Digital Pianos
«Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 11:11:49 PM »
I had an ES6 because it was a bargain price. It was quite nice, especially the bass, but it still felt like it was missing something, also damper is the weirdest thing. And it automatically upped the volume in higher scales by purpose.