Kawai is one of the best and most popular digital piano brands in the world. They have been around since 1927 and they have been known for their innovations in a world of musical instruments, and their pianos (digital and acoustic) are distributed in more than 80 countries in the world.
Our Ultimate Kawai CE220 Review
Kawai CE220 features 88 wooden keys with AWA PROII wooden-key action, which provide authentic feel that gets you as close to acoustic concert pianos as possible. Same keyboard has been found on many Kawai’s award winning instruments, and it is one of the top reasons why people decide to purchase it.
Sound itself doesn’t fall behind any other musical instrument in similar price range. It uses Harmonic Imaging Digital Sampling Technology which is Kawai’s latest invention for producing authentic sound similar to finest acoustic grand pianos in the world with brilliant expression.
For a quick review, check out the video with Sean O’Shea down below.
List of Top Features:
Sound Quality – Quality of sound has never been an issue with Kawai instruments. Like many of their award-winning products, CE220 features their latest invention – Harmonic Imaging sound technology.
It produces clear and realistic sound that can be find in some of the best concert grand pianos in the world. If we get more into details, sound of CE220 was sampled from Kawai EX concert, which has received standing ovations in many concert halls. With 192 notes of polyphony, there is enough power to play even the most complex classic music.
CE220 also comes with 192 internal sounds, 22 different voices and dual & split feature, that allows you to play one instrument with your left hand and another one with your right.
Keyboard – It comes with 88 wooden keys that really feel like you play on acoustic instrument. AWA PROII with Graded Hammer Action provides great balance and consistency on all ends of keyboard. It imitates different shapes and design of hammers that can only be found in acoustic instruments.
Connectivity – CE220 comes with variety of connectivity options. Standard MIDI and USB-to host allow you to connect it with your PC or any other audio device of your choice. It can be connected to more powerful speakers and sound control devices, so you can play it in any hall or music concert.
Design – If you prefer traditional look of acoustic and romantic pianos, CE220 won’t disappoint you. Its wooden look with Premium Satin Black Polish will get you as close as you can get to beautiful design of concert pianos for a fraction of price.
Warranty – It comes with standard 3-year warranty on parts and labor, but it can be extended, so it includes coverage on all electrical and mechanical failures, and drops and spills as well.
Full List of Technical Specs:
- Dimensions: 54” x 20” x 35”
- Weight – 187 lbs
- Keyboard – 88 notes, fully weighted, with Graded Hammer
- Action – AWA PROII
- Sound Source – Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology
- Touch Sensitive – 4 Levels (Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed)
- Pedals – 3
- Effects – 5x Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Temolo, 2x Rotary
- Notes of polyphony – 192
- Preset songs – 29 songs with Music Book
- Display – 3- Character LED
- Warranty– 3-year on parts and labor (can be upgraded)
What’s the Price and Where to Buy it?
There weren’t many cons we could find about Kawai CE220. Some users find it difficult to use before they read the manual, but this isn’t something that would turn anyone off. Most users are very impressed with its authentic feel and modern, but classic design, and those are the main reasons why Kawai is a number one choice for many pianists.
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