Rancho Dominguez, CA • December, 2014 – Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine has released the results of its annual survey of instrument dealers across North America in which the dealers vote for their favorite products in a variety of categories. Winners in each category receive the celebrated “Dealers’ Choice Award” from MMR and the satisfaction of being honored as “the best.” When this year’s votes were counted, the Kawai MP Series Professional Stage Pianos were named the “2014 Professional Digital Piano Line of the Year.”
“Realistic sound, intuitive operation, and genuine acoustic piano feel brought players back to stores in 2014 asking for Kawai’s pro-level digital pianos,” said MMR. Consisting of two models, the MP Series represents Kawai’s finest, no-compromise effort to create instruments with superior piano tone and touch for stage, studio and home. Both instruments showcase stunning acoustic piano sounds and an impressive array of related keyboard sounds. The MP11 features the acclaimed GFII wooden-key action that utilizes a mechanical design similar to Kawai’s world-class acoustic grand piano actions for an incredibly authentic keyboard feel.
The MP7 expands on the MP11’s piano and keyboard sounds, adding sound choices from virtually every instrument family for a total of 256 sounds and 12 drum kits. Both instruments offer multi-zone operation, impressive 256-note polyphony and USB digital audio play/record functionality with overdubbing.
“Each generation of the MP Series builds off the previous one—and the line keeps getting better and better,” said Tom Love, Kawai’s Senior Director of Electronics. “Being a company that focuses only on pianos, we can bring to bear a lot of our acoustic piano experience and resources in the creation of our digital pianos. North American instrument dealers have now rewarded our efforts with this prestigious Dealers Choice Award, for which we are extremely grateful.”