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The Truth About ABS

THE MILLENNIUM III ABS-CARBON ACTION

In the beginning was the traditional wooden piano action... and it was good.
Then came the second generation – the Kawai Ultra-Responsive Action
with exclusive ABS Styran – and it was better... much better.

Now, the revolutionary Millennium III Advanced Piano Action represents the third evolution of piano touch.
Combining modern material science with innovative new design concepts, Kawai has developed an action with a touch and consistency that is unmatched. We cordially invite you to experience the preeminent piano action of the third millennium.
Kawai's Millennium III Action
ABS-Carbon™ Action Parts
The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a new composite material created by the infusion of carbon into our existing ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allowed Kawai to make the action parts lighter without sacrificing strength. The lighter design makes the Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless for the player. The repetition and responsiveness are superb.
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Micro-Engineering
Every detail of the action was exhaustively analyzed to meet the stringent demands of the skilled pianist. One prime example of this effort was the addition of microscopic surface texture on the jack at the point where it meets the hammer. The result of this subtle but important change is a dramatic increase in control during pianissimo playing.
Kawai ABS-Carbon Action
Key Benefits Of The Millennium III Upright Action
  • Stronger - The infusion of carbon fiber into ABS increased the strength of the material by 90%. This enabled ABS-Carbon parts to be stronger, even though they were made lighter in weight.
  • Faster - With lighter ABS-Carbon parts, the Millennium III Action was made faster–
    approximately 25% faster than a conventional wooden action.
  • Greater Power - ABS-Carbon is more rigid and sends more energy to the hammer with every keystroke, providing more power with less effort.
  • Better Control - The jack is redesigned with a microscopic surface texture to provide unparalleled control for pianissimo playing.
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