An excellent introduction to Kawai digital piano quality with a Matching Bench(more)
The KDP75 is another addition to Kawai’s KDP range of affordable digital pianos, and the successor to the popular KDP70.
This updated 2021 model features an improved version of the Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action, with improved cushioning material that helps to reduce action noise when keys are released. The KDP75 now includes the same Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano sounds as its larger sibling, the KDP120, while adding a new, improved Low Volume Balance feature, which intelligently adjusts characteristics of the piano for optimal expression when playing at low volume levels. For improved connectivity, the KDP75 now features a USB-MIDI port, and supports Kawai’s latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps, allowing sounds, settings, and lesson song scores to be selected from an iOS or Android device.
New Features & Improvements
IMPROVED: Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action with improved cushion material
NEW: Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano sounds
NEW: Low Volume Balance feature for optimised expression at low volume levels
NEW: USB-MIDI port for simplified connectivity with computers and tablets
IMPROVED: Built-in lesson songs from 5 classical and contemporary books
NEW: Support for latest PianoRemote control and PiaBookPlayer score viewer apps for iOS/Android
IMPROVED: Modernised key cover appearance
An excellent introduction to Kawai digital piano quality
The KDP75 digital piano is the latest addition to Kawai’s highly-respected range of award-winning home instruments, combining an authentic weighted-key keyboard action and realistic grand piano sounds within an attractive, yet highly affordable package.
Featuring 88 grade-weighted keys, the KDP75 keyboard responds like a real acoustic action, while its rich concert grand piano sounds are guaranteed to inspire and impress. The instrument also features USB-MID connectivity, built-in lesson pieces, and a convenient song recorder, making the KDP75 an ideal choice for beginners seeking a starter instrument, or more experienced players looking for a second piano for silent practise with headphones.
The KDP75’s Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano.Based on the highly-regarded RH keyboard action design, its spring-less mechanism and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion, while improved cushioning material helps to reduce keyboard noise, resulting in a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
Acoustic piano key weighting
Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RHC keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range.
Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.
The Sound of a Grand Piano: Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand
The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano was conceived as the next step in evolving the art of the piano.Earning a reputation as the ‘premier piano of Japan,’ it graces the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range.
The SK-EX has frequently been selected by professional pianists at such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubenstein international piano competitions.With its truly magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the SK-EX can best be described with one word – incomparable
Simple, attractive cabinet design
The KDP75’s simple yet attractive cabinet incorporates gently curved side arms and wooden toe blocks for additional stability.The piano features a retractable key cover to protect they keyboard from dust, and a broad music rest that can be folded flat when not required.At just over 40 centimeters in depth, the KDP75 is also a relatively compact instrument, making it well-suited to apartments and other narrow spaces.
Additional sounds & playing modes
Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the KDP75 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord, vibraphone, and strings.
The Dual playing mode also allows two different voices, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be played together for a more complex sound that inspires even greater musical creativity.
Impressive speaker system
(with Low Volume Balance feature)
The KDP75’s stereo speaker system delivers an impressive 18W of output, providing enough power to fill a medium-sized room with it’s beautiful Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.
Moreover, when playing through speakers at a reduced volume setting (so as not to disturb family members), the KDP75’s Low Volume Balance feature intelligently adjusts keyboard touch and piano tone characteristics, allowing pianissimo passages to be played smoothly and more naturally.
Harmonic Imaging technology
When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the SK-EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.
The KDP75 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sound technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.