Video Demo & Overview
The Kawai KDP110 Digital Piano provides an extremely capable speaker/amplifier/piano tone combination that gives warmth and presence rarely found in this price category and also includes a variety of convenient digital functions to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich concert grand piano sounds. The Kawai KDP110 uses Kawai’s most recent version of Harmonic Imaging, which is the synthesis engine that they’ve been honing for over a decade. It combines real samples with modeled dynamic tonal effects like resonance, hammer noise, or damper noise, and is also widely praised for its authenticity. The use of a real high-quality sample produces some moments of warmth that I find difficult to draw from the Roland in some cases, but I also appreciate the harmonic precision of the Roland – particularly in the upper ranges.
Kawai has always followed the philosophy of giving its digital pianos as wide a dynamic range as possible, and the KDP110 is consistent with this approach. This means that setting the volume to a higher level than on most digitals is the best strategy, and let the fingers control the volume. In this aspect, Kawai’s seem to take students a little further down the road in terms of developing muscle control before they might need to switch to acoustic. The Kawai KDP110 Digital Piano uses a spring-less design that delivers a consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth and natural piano playing experience.
Responsive Hammer Compact Action
Kawai puts the RHC-II action in the KDP110 digital piano, which is one generation beyond the ES110. The key construction has been further reinforced with different cushioning, and most notably, they’ve added the triple sensor Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action that authentically replicates the natural motion and feels of an acoustic piano. Overall, it’s a forgiving action that’s medium-weighted, touch-sensitive with an excellent track record of maintenance and wear. Kawai developed its 3-sensor Responsive Hammer Compact II action used in the KDP110 to capture the distinctive feel of an acoustic grand piano, which is equipped with a sliding key cover which helps to keep the keys away from dust and dirt when the piano is not in use. It doesn’t have an escapement on the action, which most beginners won’t notice or miss, All around, a very satisfying action to play on!
The Kawai KDP110 Digital Piano uses Bluetooth MIDI technology to permit the connection of Kawai’s “SOUND MUSEUM” and “VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN”, as well as connecting to software such as Garage Band, Logic, or other DAW software modules. It’s extremely handy to connect without wires and makes it easier and faster to engage in a creative situation and share material afterward. It also has two headphone jacks, one-quarter inch, and the other 3.5mm that has Enhanced SHS headphone sound with headphone type settings Powerful 40W stereo amplifier. It’s a convenient feature that allows your teacher to listen to your playing. With the smaller 3.5mm jack, you can also avoid the hassle of the headphone adapter. The integrated metronome, lesson songs, and dual headphone jacks ensure that practice is both productive and engaging, while USB and Bluetooth® connectivity allow the instrument to communicate with computers, tablets, and smartphones.
The KDP110 is a well-built digital piano that serves beginners and hobbyists equally and features a wide dynamic range, high-quality piano samples, Bluetooth MIDI and USB-MIDI connectivity, triple pedal, and attractive cabinetry. Not surprisingly, the KDP110 commands top sales positions in multiple markets all around the world. The KDP110 has a full-size 88-key keyboard. The action of this keyboard is called the Responsive Hammer Compact II action. To ensure that your new piano sounds brilliant all time, Kawai has incorporated their Superior Headphone Sound technology into the KDP110. The modest KDP110 features the Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action, beautiful Shigeru Kawai SK-EX 88-key sampled grand piano sounds, and convenient Bluetooth, USB, and MIDI connectivity, delivering grand piano touch and tone at a remarkably affordable price.
The Rosewood Kawai KDP110 is one of the latest addition to the Kawai home piano line-up. This model has replaced the KDP90 which was only available in Canada for the past 3 years. The Kawai KDP110 is Kawai’s only furniture style digital piano under $1600. The Kawai KDP110 now features improved polyphony and better action, along with an upgraded speaker system. As always, Kawai’s Harmonic Imaging Technology gives the KDP110 a very authentic touch and sounds like a grand piano. The Kawai KDP110 digital piano in premium rosewood features everything you need to learn the piano – all within a stylish cabinet. Boasting Kawai’s brand new Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard, the KDP110 piano will accurately reproduce every nuance of your performance
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Responsive Hammer Compact II action
- 88 keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Matte key surfaces
- Triple sensor hammer detection
|Pedal|| Grand Feel Pedal System
- Damper (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound|| Harmonic Imaging (HI)
- 88-key stereo sampling
- SK-EX recording
- 192 note maximum polyphony
|Piano Resonance||- Damper Resonance|
|Piano Adjustment|| Virtual Technician (13 parameters, via Virtual Technician app)
- Touch Curve
- Damper Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Hammer Delay
- Topboard Simulation
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning
- Temperament Key
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
|No. of Sounds||15 voices|
|Speakers||12 cm x 2|
|Output Power||40 W (20 W × 2)|
|Headphone Enhancements||Spatial Headphone Sound
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type|
|Dimensions||Width||53.5" (136 cm)|
|Depth||15.9" (40.5 cm)|
|Height||22.8" (85 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||85.8 lbs (39 kg)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood (KDP110R)|
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||15 songs|
|Concert Magic||40 songs|
|Lesson Songs||Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 10,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||3 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8|
|Bluetooth *||Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||-|
|App Functions||Virtual Technician app (iPad), Sound Museum app (iPhone/iPad)|
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI *|
|USB to Host||✔|
|USB to Device||-|
|Power Consumption||11 W|
|Others||Warranty Card *
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