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CS10 Blends Technology and Tradition

Rancho Dominguez, CA • May, 2013 – Kawai America announces the upcoming arrival of its newest hybrid piano, the CS10. With luxurious appearance, stunning sound and impeccable touch, the CS10 blurs the line between acoustic pianos and their digital counterparts, creating an instrument where outstanding digital performance merges with acoustic piano characteristics.

For starters, the CS10’s gorgeous cabinet is the very one used by the Kawai K2 Professional Upright Piano. Classic lines, traditional leg and toe block design plus an authentic fallboard create a timeless, traditional appearance. Borrowing further from Kawai’s rich acoustic piano history, the CS10 employs the exclusive Soundboard Speaker System which uses a real wooden soundboard to create the warm, rich, organic sound of an acoustic instrument.

Kawa CS10 Hybrid Piano

Yet more evidence of the CS10’s acoustic piano heritage is the Grand Feel action, an action that features extra-long wooden keys and a mechanical design closely emulating that of Kawai’s grand piano actions. Additionally, the front key pivot length of the GF action is precisely the same length as that of Kawai’s acclaimed RX grand piano’s keys, providing a greater amount of control and nuance to the player.

The CS10’s digital side is no less impressive. For tone, the CS10 relies upon Kawai’s signature Harmonic Imaging XL with 88-note piano sampling. This premium technology accesses the largest tonal database possible to provide a piano sound with unsurpassed clarity and depth. 88-note sampling preserves the original character of each of the piano’s individual keys.

Other powerful digital features include USB digital audio capabilities, USB data storage, 10-song internal recorder, dual and split keyboard modes, 256-note polyphony and a total of 80 exceptional instrument sounds. The finishing touch is the unique Cheekblock Control System, which provides intuitive operation along with a large LCD display, all discreetly housed in the left check block of the instrument.

The CS10 joins the CA95 as Kawai’s hybrid piano offerings. It is also part of the Classic Series digital piano line; electronic instruments that are as beautiful as they are capable. The CS10 will be available in the US and Canada in the summer of 2013.   Go to CS10 »

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