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CP 185

The secong grand shape Kawai ensemble digital piano range is the CP185. One of the most technologically advanced digital piano on the market today, wrapped in an authentic 110cm grand piano cabinet. The CP185 not only looks like a traditional piano, it also sounds and plays like a traditional piano?

Harmonic Imaging Technology
The authentic piano sound of Kawai digital pianos starts with the world's finest concert grand piano, the Kawai EX. We recorded the exceptionally rich sound in the "anechoic chamber" at our advanced piano research facility. Our engineers then analysed the unique harmonic structure of the EX and created an extremely accurate sound map for each key across the entire dynamic range. Finally, our engineers and piano technicians worked together to reproduce the excellent sound of the EX concert grand piano. The sound data was digitally tuned and voiced by the ears of our proud piano craftsman. The result is a new level of authenticity in the art of digital piano.

User Touch Curve
Previously, when the normal touch curve didn't fit your playing style, the only solution was to choose one of the different touch curve presets in the piano. With the NEW User Touch Curve feature, you can CREATE your own touch curve. In User Touch Curve mode, you are asked to play dynamically from soft to loud to input your playing style. Then the piano analyses the data and creates the perfect touch curve specially made for you.

Sound System
The CP185 is equipped with a 120W sound system utilising 7 separate speakers. These speakers are set into a spruce "soundboard" in the piano cabinet. Not only does the sound board look authentic it helps the CP185 project an amazingly authentic sound.

Concert Magic
Concert Magic is Kawai's exclusive feature which lets ANYONE play music instantly. A total of 176 Concert Magic songs are available for just listening to or playing in very easy way. Press any key on the keyboard and follow the Note Navigator guide in the LCD display. You will experience the thrill of playing real music. Each Concert Magic song is categorized in either, Easy Beat, Melody Play or Skillful for different levels of playing enjoyment. With new Steady Beat mode, all 176 songs can be played by tapping any keys in steady beat.

Virtual Technician
A piano technician plays a very important role for an acoustic piano to be in the best playing condition for a piano player. Virtual Technician does the same work digitally. You will find Virtual Voicing, Sympathetic Resonance, Touch Curves and Tuning Temperaments.

User Memory
You can easily customize your CP185's initial settings. Choose a new starting instrument, favourite effect, touch curve, etc. Once you have the piano memorize it, you don't have to go through many buttons every time you turn the power on.

Layer/Split Balance
Not only can you layer up to 4 parts using the layer function and select your own split point on the piano, you can also adjust the balance of each part to produce the exact sound you require.

MIDI/USB Interface
The Concert Artist pianos feature complete MIDI implementation, including 16-channel multi-timbral operation and controller keyboard function. Expand your musical fun by connecting with MIDI recorder or other external MIDI devices.
The built-in USB interface allows for direct connection to a desktop or laptop personal computer. Enter the world of computer music and the Internet through one simple connection.

Reverb and Effects
Five distinct reverb types simulate listening environments from private practice rooms to concert halls. Two special reverbs produce a 3D effect, surrounding you with sound from all directions. Digital sound effects such as delays (three types), Chorus, Tremolo and Rotary Speakers (two types) add to the remarkable realism of the Concert Artist sounds.

User Temperament
Besides the preset historical temperaments, you can customize your own temperament by shifting the pitch higher or lower for each of the 12 keys. This is convenient to make special temperament such as Arabic scales.

The CP185 comes in the traditional grand piano colour of polished Ebony.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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