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Kawai Kawai CS-8 Digital Piano Black Bundle

Code: Kawai CS-8 Digital Piano Black Bundle
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This Specific digital piano is the latest edition to the kawai digital range and it has a excellent Black finish and it provides a sweet sound perfect for any professional digital piano player

Kawai CS-8 Digital Piano Black Bundle

 Featuring Kawai's advanced Grand Feel II action with extended wooden keys, rich, expressive Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds reproduced using Harmonic Imaging XL technology, and a handsome polished ebony cabinet, the CS8 is an exceptional instrument that plays as beautifully as it looks.
A digital piano that will transform enthusiastic players into accomplished pianists, and modest rooms into grand concert halls. This is the ambitious philosophy behind Classic Series pianos – premium instruments that capture the essence of playing a magnificent concert grand piano, and inspire musicians to realise their true artistic potential.

The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel II wooden key action
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the Grand Feel II keyboard action utilised by the CS8 combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.

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All eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory and ebony-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist control.  Each wooden key pivots smoothly on a balance pin – the ends rising and falling to replicate the familiar ‘seesaw’ motion of an acoustic piano action.  When pressed, the back of the key lifts, triggering a grade-weighted hammer to strike a pressure switch.  The amount of force applied to this switch is then measured, and the corresponding note played with authentic tonal character and volume.

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The longest keys,
the longest pivot length

In addition to having the longest keys of any digital piano, Grand Feel keyboard actions also boast the longest key pivot length – matching that of a Kawai grand piano.

This improvement ensures a more evenly balanced key touch weight from front to rear, and is particularly beneficial when playing complicated chords with fingers positioned towards the back of the keyboard.

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88-key Graded Counterweights

In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Grand Feel II keyboard action also features graded counterweights attached towards the front of all 88 keys.

As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.

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Triple sensor key detection

The Grand Feel II keyboard action also features an accurate triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism.

The added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in most stage pianos, allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.

In addition, Kawai’s action technology also monitors the speed at which each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.

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Ivory & Ebony Touch key surfaces

The attractive CS8 features Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch white key surfaces as standard.  This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.

To complement these premium white keys, Kawai has also developed Ebony Touch, an all-new black key material that reproduces the finely-textured grain and rich lustre of real ebony wood.  The result is a keyboard surface that looks and feels as luxurious as some of the world’s finest grand pianos, CS8

Let-off Simulation

As the most authentic digital piano keyboard action, Grand Feel II even reproduces the ‘let-off’ characteristic of acoustic piano actions.  This subtle ‘notch’ sensation can be felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very gently, and may be used by experienced pianists to aid control when playing pianissimo passages.

In addition, the Grand Feel II action supports playing notes from the let-off point (sometimes referred to as playing ‘off the jack’), allowing the most advanced piano techniques to be performed.

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Full 88-key stereo piano sampling

The rich sound of the SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos is at the heart of the CS8, with all eighty-eight keys of these world- class instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the grand pianos’ unique harmonic character, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CS8’s wooden keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

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Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of each grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at a wide variety of different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

The CS8 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Harmonic Imaging XL technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

Acoustic piano variety
Alongside the classically voiced SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand piano sounds, the CS8 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  Traditional Kawai upright piano sounds are also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.
Rich sound selection

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CS8 also features an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.

Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances and other settings for each playing mode can also be easily adjusted using the instrument’s intuitive panel controls.

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Flexible USB connectivity

The Classic Series is equipped with modern USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly.

This latter USB to Device functionality allows favourite instrument settings, registrations, and memorable recorder songs stored within internal memory to be safely preserved on USB flash drives, or for standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be played back and enjoyed using the instrument’s exquisite Harmonic Imaging XL sounds without additional hardware or cables.

 

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MP3/WAV Playback & Record

USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to record entire performances (including external line-in audio) directly as MP3 or WAV audio files for emailing to family and friends, or casual listening away from the piano.

 

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Built-in lesson & finger exercises

The CS8’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred’s Basic, Adult, and Premier course books.

With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the Classic Series also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development

 

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Grand Feel Pedal System

Reinforcing the Classic Series’ reputation as the most realistic digital piano is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This unique feature replicates the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos to further enhance the CS8’s acoustic-like authenticity.

Moreover, it is also possible to adjust the half-pedal sensitivity of the damper pedal, and effectiveness of the soft pedal using specially engineered Virtual Technician parameters, allowing pianists to personalise the instrument’s response to match their individual pedalling technique.

Specs

・ Grand Feel II action
 - 88 wooden keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Ebony Touch black key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Triple sensor key detection
 - 88-key Counterweights
Pedal・ Grand Feel Pedal System
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
 - Soft
 - Sostenuto
Sound
Piano Sound・ Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
 - 256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance・ Acoustic Rendering
 - Damper Resonance
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Cabinet Resonance
Piano AdjustmentVirtual Technician (19 parameters)
No. of Sounds60 voices
Reverb6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects24 types
Output System
Speakers13 cm x 2
(8 x 12) cm x 2
5 cm x 2
Output Power100 W (50 W x 2)
Headphone EnhancementsSpatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Headphone Amplifier
Design
Display128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight
Key CoverSliding type
Music RestCollapsible type (3 angle adjustability)
DimensionsWidth145 cm
Depth48 cm
Height96 cm (not including music rest)
Weight85 kg
Available FinishesEbony Polish
Functions
Basic FunctionsDual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Startup Setting
Internal SongsSound Demo37 songs
Piano Music29/42 songs *
Concert Magic179 songs
Lesson SongsBurgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Internal RecorderTotal Memoryapproximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs10 songs
Parts2 parts
MetronomeTime Signatures1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms100 patterns
External Connectivity
USB Audio RecorderRecord/PlaybackMP3, WAV
Other FunctionsOverdubbing
Line In recording
App FunctionsVirtual Technician app (iOS)
Connector JacksHeadphone1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
MIDIMIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out1/4" L/MONO, R (with volume adjust knob)
Line In1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob)
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others-
Power Supply
Power Consumption45 W

 

 

 

 

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