Kawai CE 220 Digital Piano : It may not be inapt to say that playing a musical instrument actively succors in a child’s learning process. It aids in his best academic and personal growth process.
Piano is one such musical instrument, which has been famous amongst the throngs, since ages.A few years down the line, nobody would have known about a digital piano. And today, this technological advancement in the piano world, i.e. use of digital pianos have escalated tremendously.
Digital pianos have not just achieved the benchmark of being successful, but they also are exceeding sales of acoustic pianos in unit sales and earnings.
A lot of brands are in the segment of producing digital pianos. Let’s have a look at one of the renowned brands in this segment: Kawai
About the Brand
Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Was founded in Japan in 1927. It is a renowned name in the piano market. Kawai is a brand that is known for its creativity in designs and use of alternate materials to make the piano a more sustainable and eco-friendly instrument.
They have surely, come a long way since their models in the 60s and 70s to their advanced and digital pianos found in the market today. They are present in 80+ countries which itself is a proof to their remarkable growth. Kawai remarks an undeniable presence in the musical instrument market.
The best part is that Kawai makes impressive musical instruments, both in lower and higher price range. There is no doubt to the fact that Kawai is one of the top brands in the world of piano and is a definite option to consider while you plan to buy a piano.
Let’s have a look at one of the products by this brand:
The Kawai CE220 is a digital piano that truly embarks that what a quality machine looks like. Kawai is known for their quality and CE220 is no different. It carries the same legacy that the brand is offering from past more than 80 years. It is a perfect combination of prepossessing design and quality.
Now, this particular piano by Kawai is available only in the USA and Canada, It imbibes a lot of amazing features that can be boosted about. Let’s have a look at them:
Kawai CE 220 is bound to leave you awestruck via his design. The entire machine has a premium satin black finish, which is mesmerizing. Leave the quality for a while, many people fall prey to its design only. It includes a built-in sliding key cover and matching padded bench.
It comprises of a wood key construction and a solidly built cabinet. It is 54 inches long and 20 inches deep. Thus, some might complain that this piano is heavy, but then it is relatively portable enough to fit most of your needs.
It has a LED interface display screen that is located in the center of the console.
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CE220 is 88-note piano keyboard with a Dual and Split keyboard function. It can be electronically divided into two identical 44-key pianos for 4-hand duet play, i.e. it allows you to split the keyboard with any two sounds, a different one on the left and a different one on the right.
The name given to this key action is the 88-key AWA PROII wooden-key graded hammer action. The “real-time” volume balance slider on the front control panel is another attraction, which helps you to balance the volume while you are playing. The keyboard includes an on board metronome and pedal functions too.
It comes with a studio reverbs function to add more realism to the piano tone that is accompanied with some deeper micro-editing functions.It has some authentic acoustic piano wood keys for a fairly realistic acoustic upright piano feel. The user can establish their own touch from very soft to very loud.What compliments them is excellent detailed key touch response and acoustic stereo grand piano tone.
Sound Quality :
One of the main reasons I love this piano is its sound quality that is surely going to leave you spellbound. There are a total of 22 higher quality instrument sounds on this piano along with 100 realistic sounding drum patterns such as jazz, rock, waltz, big band, Latin, etc. and three levels of brightness accompany each sound.
Capable of 192 notes of polyphony, the CE220 produces a more realistic sound as compared to other digital pianos. The company claims to have used the new Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology, which is the sole reason behind its rich and a clear sound. Accompanying this is a stereo 40-watt built-in speaker system and in case you aim at a larger volume, you can go for additional speakers.
It has a USB flash drive input and the on-board 2-track MIDI recorder that allows you to store your own user recordings where you can record left and right hand separately. It simply means that means less need for on-board memory as any memory devices can be linked to the instrument.
The Kawai CE 220 has a built-in USB output to computer or iPad for connectivity to useful programs. It even has some incorporated apps that can help you compose music. It even imbibes audio outputs & inputs to add an external speaker system. The best part is by plugging the headphones you can listen to sound of piano and the sound of iPad or computer simultaneously.