Responsive Hammer III keyboard with Ivory Touch
The CN-301 features the Responsive Hammer III keyboard, with 88 graduated weighted keys. The keyboard is equipped with an escapement (let-off) mechanism, like a real acoustic piano. Thanks to the precise 3-sensor technology, pianists can expect a very natural playing feel. In addition, this model features Ivory Touch key surfaces, which support piano playing and absorb perspiration from the fingers.
Grand Feel pedal system
The CN-301 is equipped with the Grand Feel pedal system. With this system developed by Kawai, the resistance when using the three pedals (sustain, soft and sostenuto) corresponds to the playing feel of the pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. The correct placement of the pedals was also taken into account.
Shigeru Kawai samples & Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology (PHI)
The CN-301 features beautifully updated samples of the world-famous Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, which is played in many concert halls around the world and is often selected by professional pianists. Using Kawai's Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology, the sounds of all 88 keys are reproduced very faithfully and accurately. By recording each key individually in this way, the character of the acoustic grand piano is particularly well preserved.
The CN-301 also features a number of new samples such as the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 piano and electronic pianos. In total you can enjoy no less than 45 different sounds. Ideal for the all-round musician.
Premium speaker system and Low Volume Balance function
The CN-301's stereo speaker system delivers a total amplification of 40W spread over 4 speakers, which will make the sound even more full and rich than its little brother, the CN-201. This model features redesigned sound diffusers that further simulate the 360-degree sound of an acoustic piano. The low frequencies come from the bottom of the instrument, while the high and middle frequencies are reproduced by the speakers at the top. This ensures better sound clarity and superior quality.
The Low Volume Balance function intelligently adjusts the keyboard's touch and the piano's sound at a reduced volume.
Bluetooth MIDI and Audio connectivity
The CN-301 features integrated Bluetooth MIDI and audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate wirelessly with supported smart devices. By connecting the instrument to a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can therefore use a wide range of interactive apps or stream audio from e.g. YouTube or Spotify. You can also connect to Kawai's PianoRemote app, which allows you to adjust settings or sounds of the instrument via a user-friendly interface. The CN-301 is also compatible with the PiaBookPlayer app, allowing you to view and listen to scores of many classical performances through the instrument's speakers.