The 6'6" RX-5 Artist Grand has the presence of tone and resonant power to grace a recital hall....yet not be to overpowering in a more intimate musical setting such as the home or studio.
This versatile performer is enhanced by an amazingly responsive touch which will satisfy the artistic needs of any player....from absolute beginner to the seasoned professional
For optimum tone and touch....and extraordinary beauty suitable for any setting, the RX-5 is an ideal choice.
Millennium III Action
The revolutionary Millennium III Advanced Piano Action represents the third evolution of piano touch. Combining modern material science with innovative new design concepts, Kawai has developed an action with a touch and consistency that is unmatched. We cordially invite you to experience the preeminent piano action of the third millennium.
The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a new composite material created by the infusion of carbon into our existing ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allowed Kawai to make the action parts lighter without sacrificing strength. The lighter design makes the Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless for the player. The repetition and response are superb.
Every exacting detail of the action was exhaustively analysed to meet the stringent demands of the skilled pianist. One prime example of this effort was the addition of microscopic surface texture on the jack at the point where it meets the hammer. The result of this subtle but important change is a dramatic increase in control during pianissimo playing.
Exclusive "Black Jack"
This pivotal link between the key and the hammer is made of carbon and polyacetal. Its special material composition and its patented design makes Black Jack more sensitive and responsive than the traditional wooden jack.
The soundboard is the very heart of the piano's tone. Its purpose is to transform the vibrations of the piano's strings into a beautiful, resonant tone. Kawai uses only straight-grained, quarter-sawn solid spruce
for all grand piano soundboards. Each one is tested with state-of-the-art equipment to measure the speed at which sound energy travels through it. Only those soundboards that exceed our demanding resonance standards are selected for use in Kawai grand pianos.
Agraffes insure accuracy in string alignment, spacing and angles to produce greater uniformity of tone and consistent "speaking length" for each note.
The duplex scale enhances harmonics in the treble range adding brilliance and richness to the piano's tone.
"Soft Fall" fallboard
Our ultra-slow, "Soft-Fall" fallboard closing system with dual-damping mechanism protects hands and the piano's finish from the harm that a jarring close might cause.
"NEOTEX" Key Surface
KAWAI's exclusive NEOTEX keytop material made of cellulose fibre offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony... and a semi-porous, silica-filled
surface to absorb the hand's natural oils and perspiration. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard.
NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use... and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.
Also take a look at our "Guide To Excellence".