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CN 42

The flagship CN42 features Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology with 88-key piano sampling, and superior 192 note polyphony. USB to device functionality is also supported, with 16-track SMF recording/playback, GM2 compatible voices, and several advanced characteristics typically associated with premium models.

Exceptional Touch, Tone, Quality & Value

KAWAI is proud to present the CN Series - an affordable range of high specification digital pianos suitable for school classrooms, church halls, and family homes. These impressive instruments offer an enhanced AHA IV-F weighted keyboard action, and introduce KAWAI's latest Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology, featuring the new 88- key piano sampling process.


With a traditional furniture design and attractive Premium Rosewood, Premium Cherry and Premium Mahogany finishes complementing the exceptional touch and authentic tone of these charming instruments, the CN Series truly establish a new standard in digital piano performance, quality, and value.


The Advanced Hammer Action IV-F keyboard has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of a traditional grand piano, with its remarkable springless design providing consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, more natural, piano playing experience.

Moreover, just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such attention to detail allows greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.


The new CN Series captures the beautiful sound of KAWAI's highly acclaimed, hand-built concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed, and faithfully reproduced using the very latest Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ technology.

This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original piano, offering even greater tonal detail than the existing Harmonic Imaging™ standard, while also providing the source for a selection of additional high-quality instrument sounds. Finally, reverb and damper effects are applied, delivering rich tones with breathtaking realism and authenticity.



The superior polyphony specifications of the CN Series maintain KAWAI's position as a market leader, allowing complex passages that require the damper pedal, to be enjoyed without unexpected instances of note "drop off".

An intuitive recording function is also featured as standard across the CN Series range, with the USB to Device facility of the flagship CN42 allowing performances to be conveniently saved to USB flash memory devices. With over 300 exceptional instrument sounds and a total of 9 authentic drum kits (GM2 compatibility), it is even possible to create and playback Standard MIDI Files (SMF) using the powerful 16 track sequencer.


The convenient lesson feature allows aspiring pianists to learn the piano using a built-in collection of songs from the popular Alfred Basic, Adult and Premier course books. The left and right hand parts of each piece can be practiced separately, adjusting the tempo to perfect difficult passages, before being recorded and played back for self-evaluation.

In addition to these impressive internal features, considerable attention has also been paid to the external appearance of the CN Series, with traditionally styled cabinet accents, rounded leg and toe-block treatments, and beautiful Premium finishes combining to lend distinctive character to each exceptional instrument.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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