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Kawai CN301 with 19 voices, 88-key sampling, 40w speakers and built-in lesson function.
A replacement for the CN39, the new Kawai CN301 has 45 different voices (from electric pianos to organs!), can record and playback performances and much more! The CN301 is a step up from CN201 because it also produces the sound of the SK-5 Kawai grand piano as well as the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grands and it has 256 note maximum polyphony! The virtual technician is also more advanced, allowing you to adjust even more parameters including not only the string resonance but the undamped string resonance and cabinet resonance as well. You can also adjust the hammer noise as well as the hammer delay.
There are also many different Jazz, Pop and upright pianos sounds that are also included with this piano-so you won't just be restricted to the sound of a grand piano if you are looking play music from a variety of genres. You can even have two different sounds available on different parts of the piano at the same time. By using the control panel you can directly select different sounds rather than holding buttons to change different settings.
This piano is available in three wood finishes (satin white, satin black and rosewood) with an Ivory Touch key surface. It is suitable for small, narrow rooms due to its compact yet traditional style. The simple control panel with only a few buttons, is located on the left side of the piano.
A responsive hammer III keyboard action is built into the piano and has been improved to give the most realistic and acoustic feel closest to that of a Kawai grand piano. This means the bass notes are slightly heavier and the mid-upper register is lighter to the touch. The noise of thumping has been greatly reduced using extra felt cushioning in parts of the action. Full 88-key sampling also means that every key has its own unique representation of the notes found on a Kawai grand piano. Even the pedals have a grand piano feel with the damper design being complimented with half-pedal support.
Of course there is bluetooth and audio connectivity (for phone, laptop, tablet) and if you want to plug your headphones in, the reality of the concert grand sound will not disappear due to the spatial headphone sound built into the headphones! The headphones have may different settings that allow you to adjust spacial positioning of the sound and the desired headphone type.
The audio is top-notch with 40W speakers accurately reproducing the most realistic representation of an acoustic piano due to their flat frequency response (meaning the input of the recorded frequencies matches the output). Achieving a flat-frequency response is extremely difficult, but the CN301 speaker system has managed produce this exceptional quality. The redesigned motherboard and speaker system means very little can distort the clear and hi-fi sound. If you are playing pieces of music with a wide variation of dynamics but want to turn the volume of the whole piano down, the CN301 will still adjust so that your softest playing can still be played using your usual technique. This is achieved using the Low Volume Balance feature.
Built-in lesson function
If you are a beginner looking to improve your playing, Alfred lesson books have been built into this piano to help you on your way. There are even more lesson settings on the CN301 than the CN201 (12 in total) and 5 Alfred lessons available including the Alfred's basic adult piano course level 1! This is a useful resource for teachers just as much as the Four Hands mode that is available by splitting the keyboard into two sections for both students and teachers to use simultaneously. The classical etudes book is also included. If you need some time out from practising, you can even stream videos and song through the speakers. If you are a keen piano player who frequently practices, this piano will be of brilliant use to you as it has been built to withstand many hours of playing whilst maintaining the same quality in years to come.
Specifcations and Terms
|Number of Keys||88|
|Number of Pedals||3|
|Number of Voices||45|
|Note Polyphony||256 note maximum polyphony|
|Recorder||Yes - 10 songs|
|USB Functionality||USB Audio Recorder|
|MIDI in/out||Yes-USB-MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI|
|Speakers||13cm x 2 (low-mid range speakers) and (8x12cm) x2 (mid-high range speakers, with diffusers)|
|Lesson Function||Yes-12 different lesson options|
|Virtual Technician||Yes-21 Parameters and 10 presets in Smart Mode|
|Concert Magic||176 songs|
|Four Hand Mode||Yes|
|Headphone Jacks||1x 1/4", 1x1/8" Stereo jacks|
|Key Surface||Ivory Touch white key surface|
FREE Acoustic Piano delivery & installation (Upright and Grand pianos)
All acoustic pianos installed on a ground floor location (no steps) are delivered and installed free of charge within the UK, excluding Northern Ireland.
Digital piano delivery - Flatpack to doorstep, weekdays only between 8am-6pm
Option 1) FREE delivery up to 50 miles
Option 2) £49 for delivery 50+ miles from the showroom.
Option 3) £95.00 Premium set-up delivery service (only available within 120 mile radius) including timed delivery, piano assembly in a room of your choice and all packaging disposed.
Option 1) FREE stool delivery
Option 2) FREE headphone delivery
If you have any questions regarding our delivery service, or would like to upgrade to a different delivery service then please call us on 01562 731113 or email [email protected]
In the event that your new piano needs to be delivered upstairs we would require pictures and measurements to be emailed into our sales team ([email protected]). We would then calculate an upstairs delivery quotation for you. In some local cases we may request to come and view the access to make sure the piano will fit round tight corners in a staircase.
Home assembly required:
If you have purchased an instrument from our digital piano range and not selected the ‘Premium Delivery Service’ then the instrument will be arriving in a flatpack box and will require self-assembly.
The assembly of most digital pianos will take you around a minimum of 1 hour. We strongly recommend that you have two people present during the assembly. Instructions of assembly will be located inside flatpack box.
Here at Broughton Pianos every instrument is checked by our fully qualified piano technicians before leaving for delivery, this ensures all of customers are 100% satisfied. In the unlikely event of an item being faulty or not suiting the acoustics of room its being kept in we will assess the situation in a neutral manner and reach an agreement to suit all. Broughton Pianos does not accept any returns for unfaulty goods after the statutory period. We use the discretion of our professional piano technicians to determine if an instrument is faulty. If a change of mind occurs we do our best to find an alternative instrument.