||NEOTEX surface, non-lead key
||"Soft Fall" Fallboard
||yes / upper and lower panel
|Size in cm (HxWxD)
||125 x 153 x 59
|Weight in kg
||Ebony Polish, Sapele Mahogany
It is often a problem to find the suitable environment for playing an
instrument, without consideration for the others. With the instruments
of the Anytime series, the dream of an freely play comes true. In
addition to the best features of an acoustic piano, the advantages of
the digital technic become here fully finished. It is possible to
possess the realistic velocity culture of the acoustic pianos as well
when just playing privately with earphones - so "Anytime you like".
Musical pleasure through digital flexibility
The Kawai Anytime pianos have the possibilities and the flexibility of
the digital pianos. Through the MIDI interface all possible digital
devices (like computers with score software, sound modules or
arrangement keyboards) can be connected with an Anytime piano, to use it
so simple and agreeable for compositions, recordings or to use it with
the digital accompany band. Through the stereo aux connectors you can
the Anytime piano connect in addition to amplifiers, recording devices
or to your stereo unit. Two stereo earphone connectors are useful for
practice together with the piano teacher or with an partner an four
hands play. In Anytime mode can the transpose function be switched on,
for playing with an easier fingering. This function helps especially the
inexperienced piano player.
Full acoustic piano sound
Kawai makes no compromises by sounding of his pianos. Over 70 years of
knowledge and experience in construction of pianos are flowing in our
Anytime pianos. The interaction between our highly developed technology
and our good trained piano constructors makes possible the fully,
clearly sound of the Anytime pianos. The keyboard is balanced and
adjusted to carry the smallest and most sensitive nuance of the pianist.
Kawai's exclusive ULTRA-RESPONSE™ action (with 100% premium wool for the
hammerheads) carries exactly the dynamic of the touch into the vibration
of the string. Those vibrations are captured from the sounding board,
this is made of careful dried spruce wood, and amplified to an fully,
roundly sound. Notches of layered wood fortify the piano frame, to
minimize losses of the sound power and to conserve an powerfully bass
and an clearly treble with long sustain.
Incomparable touch ULTRA-RESPONSIVE™ ABS action
The action is one of the most important construction element of the
piano. It must carry exactly the feeling and the expression, that the
pianist puts into his interpretation. It must work extremely accurate,
be very exactly regulated and react sensitive. Each deviation can
already have drastic consequences for the carry and for the touch. Just
as important is the longevity of all the parts of the action. Each part
is exposed to an enormous loading with every individual touch. The parts
must work 100% exactly and must be 100% exactly aligned. The innovative
use of the ABS-Styran in the Kawai piano action is one of the most
important reason, why the action of the Kawai pianos works more constant
and more precise then many other pianos. Supported by leading piano
technicians in many countries of the world and established through
scientific tests, the ABS action has demonstrated over the last 30 years
its quality and solidness in the Kawai pianos. For the extremely use by
night and day is the ABS action in your Anytime piano the best choice.
Incomparable sound - Harmonic Imaging II™ technology
In the unique "anechoic room" of the famous Kawai Ryuyo piano factory, a
team of sampling specialists has digitally recorded with biggest
accurateness the wonderful sound of the world-famous EX Kawai grand
piano. They used the best and newest digital equipment and they made
stereo samples from each individual key and dynamic level. It was so
possible to record the exactly characteristics of the harmonic structure
of the grand piano sound. To put this harmonic portrait down to the
living sound of the original EX concert piano, Kawai has developed a
process, that we call Harmonic Imaging. This technology reproduces
faithfully the harmonic structures of the EX concert piano and its whole
dynamic area ... from soft pianissimo to the powerfully fortissimo. The
Harmonic Imaging II technology makes possible an incomparable large
bandwidth of expression and authenticity in the sound.
Five different hall types emulate several hall rooms. From private
living room to the concert hall.
In Anytime mode you can combine the piano sound with an other sound
(i.e. strings or choir).
Sympathetic resonance simulates the natural vibration of the undamped
strings. At the half pedal it emulates only the effect of the partially
Built-in recorder and metronome
All Anytime pianos have an built-in digital record unit and an
metronome. You can record up to 15,000 events (notes, rests) and you can
choose a big selection of different tempos.
|Reliability and superior sound quality
The K Series upright pianos offer a level of tone quality and
performance that rivals many grand pianos. With sturdy construction for
years of reliable service, the K Series models are excellent for
auditoriums, schools and other institutional settings.
Millennium III Action featuring ABS Carbon Action Parts
Most of our Grand Pianos now feature the Millennium III Action. This
Action has been well accepted, as you can see from our success in many
of the International Piano Competition throughout the world.
Next, our efforts were put into developing the Millennium III action for
Upright Piano. The result is a strong, precise and powerful action for
the new "K-Series" models.
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 responsiveness are superb.
"Soft Fall" Fallboard
"Soft Fall" Fallboard closing system that protects hands, fingers and
the pianos finish from the harm that a jarring close may cause.
Non-lead weighted Keys
"We care about our world". We have changed the weight used in keys from
lead to iron.
NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces
NEOTEX offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony
... and a semiporous silica-filled surface to absorb the hand's natural
oils and perspiration. It resists cracking and fading over years of use
... and is static-resistant to prevent the build-up of unwanted dust.
The result is a beautiful, long lasting key surface with exceptional
Mahogany Hammer Mouldings
Mahogany is a superior choice for hammer mouldings because of its high
ratio strength to weight. Mahogany hammers are light-weight and
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 a 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
New Cabinet Design
To bring out more elegance to the pianos, a new design has been
made. Notice the details of the pianos and realise the new wooden design
elements. Wood is used to bring out the extra shine to the pianos. Also
new shapes for the edges and many more construction details have been
changed compared to the previous models.
- Longer Music Rack on all models
- New Soft Fall System
- New Brass Casters (all models). For K-3, 5, 6, 8 models, there will be
Tone Release Ports
Boosts volume and improves tonal projection. The openings are inserted
in the upper panel mouldings and in the lower panel.