CN-201B - Kawai CN-201 digital upright piano Black

Kawai CN-201 digital upright piano - Black

brand: Kawai
Stock code: Kawai CN-201B
  • Improved Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
  • Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
  • Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
  • Cheekblock control panel with high resolution OLED display
  • Attractive, modern cabinet available in three wood finishes
RRP £1,555
£990.83 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Kawai CN-201 digital upright piano

Kawai’s latest CN series digital pianos provide a realistic full-sized keyboard, beautiful grand piano sounds, and headphone jacks that allow silent practise at any time of the day.

Featuring the Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with 88-key counterweights, stunning SK-EX and EX concert grand piano sounds, and a high quality audio delivery system, the piano-focussed CN201 offers best-in-class touch & tone, Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio connectivity, as well as built-in lesson and recorder functions it is the perfect digital upright for the home.

These affordable instruments also offer a variety of inspiring features suitable for everyone in the family, and have attractive cabinet designs that will complement any room.

Responsive Hammer III key action

Responsive Hammer III keyboard action has been developed to recreate the touch feeling of playing a Kawai grand piano. Each key is authentically weighted using metal hammers, also allowing released keys to return to their original position without the aid of springs, resulting in a smooth, natural playing experience.

It also features Kawai’s Ivory Touch key surfaces that gently absorb finger moisture to assist the player’s performance, while, let-off simulation recreates the subtle ‘notch’ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning pianists.

Creating the sound of a grand piano

The CN201 captures the magnificent tone of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. In addition, the CN201 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.

Both the SK-EX and EX are faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using advanced Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology, to establish a new standard in digital piano tonal quality, and allow musicians to appreciate the contrasting properties of each.

Versatility in the keys

Alongside the classically voiced SK-EX and EX grand piano sounds, the CN201 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres. A traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.

High quality sound production

Developed by Kawai R&D’s highly experienced audio engineering team, the CN201 features a redesigned motherboard and speaker system, and a brand new high quality power adapter. These components combine to deliver best-in-class audio quality, producing an extremely rich, clear sound with minimal distortion. Full range speaker drivers also ensure the most accurate reproduction of the original Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.

Speakers or headphones?

The speakers are more than powerful enough to fill a medium sized room, however when you want to practice at a reduced volume, the CN201’s Low Volume Balance feature intelligently adjusts keyboard touch and piano tone characteristics for quieter passages to be played more naturally.

If you would like to practice in complete silence, the CN201’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s sound when listening through headphones or earphones. Perfect for playing at any time of day, or night!

Additional features

A selection of different instrument voices, built-in lesson songs, and the ability to record and playback performances are just some of the features accessible from the cheek-block control panel, while built-in Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio functionality allow connecting to smart devices wirelessly for running apps or streaming music.

The PianoRemote app

The CN201 is compatible with Kawai’s latest PianoRemote control app for iOS and supported Android devices. This app connects to the piano wirelessly via the instrument’s integrated Bluetooth feature, providing an effortless way to change sounds or adjust settings from an attractive touch-based user interface.

Audio Sample

SK-EX Concert Grand

Upright Piano

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Spec Specification
KeyboardResponsive Hammer III action
88 keys
Grade-weighted hammers
Ivory Touch white key surfaces
Let-off simulation
Triple sensor key detection
PedalGrand Feel Pedal System
Damper (with half-pedal support)
Piano SoundProgressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
88-key stereo sampling
SK-EX, EX recording
192 note maximum polyphony
Piano ResonanceDamper Resonance
String Resonance
Piano AdjustmentVirtual Technician (18 parameters, via PianoRemote app)
Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
No. of Sounds19 voices
Reverb6 types
Speakers12 cm x 2 (full-range speakers)
Output Power40 W (20 W x 2)
Headphone EnhancementsSpatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Display128 x 128 pixel OLED
Key CoverSliding type
Music RestCollapsible type (3 angle adjustability)
DimensionsW x D x H: 136 cm (53 1/2") x 40.5 cm (16") x 86 cm (34") [music rest flat]
Weight43 kg (95 lbs.)
Internal RecorderTotal Memory: approximately 10,000 notes
No. of Songs: 3 songs
1 part
MetronomeTime Signatures: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
BluetoothBluetooth (Ver. 5.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio (Ver. 5.1; A2DP compatible)
App FunctionsPianoRemote (iOS/Android)
PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
Connector JacksHeadphone: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
USB to Host
Power Consumption12 W
PowerPower cable
AC adaptor (PS-154)
HeadphonesHeadphone hook
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