CN-301B - Kawai CN-301 digital upright piano Black

Kawai CN-301 digital upright piano - Black

brand: Kawai
Stock code: Kawai CN-301B
  • Class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
  • High quality amplification, four speaker 40W delivery system
  • Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
  • Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
  • Attractive cabinet with cheekblock control panel and OLED display
RRP £1,999
£1,149.17 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Kawai CN-301 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.

Combining the acclaimed Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and stunning SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand piano sounds, with a powerful 4 speaker delivery system, Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio connectivity, useful USB audio features, and support for the latest apps, the CN301 delivers impressive specifications at an unbeatable price.

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 CN301 captures the magnificent tone of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. In addition, the CN301 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 CN301 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.

High performance 4 speaker output system

Unrivalled in its price range, the CN301's high-performance 4-speaker output system is designed to reproduce the harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lower-range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, resulting in an expansive tone that closely mirrors the sound projection of a 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 CN301’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 CN301’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

Wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, USB audio record/playback, Dual, Split, and Four Hands keyboard modes, and a rich assortment of instrumental voices add greater variety to players’ performances, while the convenient metronome function and integrated lessons ensure that regular practise is both productive and engaging for aspiring pianists.

The PianoRemote app

The CN301 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

SK-5 Grand

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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, SK-5, EX recording
256 note maximum polyphony
Piano ResonanceAcoustic Rendering
Damper Resonance
String Resonance
Undamped String Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Piano AdjustmentVirtual Technician (21 parameters)
Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
No. of Sounds45 voices
Reverb6 types
Other Effects24 types
Speakers13 cm x 2 (low-mid range speakers)
(8 x 12 cm) x 2 (mid-high range speakers, with diffusers)
Output Power40 W (20 W x 2)
Headphone EnhancementsSpatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Display128 x 64 pixel OLED
Key CoverSliding type
Music RestCollapsible type (3 angle adjustability)
Product dimensionsW x D x H: 141.5 cm (575 1/2") x 43.5 cm (17 1/3") x 87 cm (34 1/4) [music rest flat]
Weight66 kg (without bench)
Basic FunctionsDual
Four Hands
Startup Setting
Low Volume Balance
Internal RecorderTotal Memory: approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs: 10
2 parts
Metronome100 patterns
BluetoothBluetooth (Ver. 5.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio (Ver. 5.1; A2DP compatible)
USB Audio RecorderRecord/Playback: MP£, WAV, SMF (playback only)
App FunctionsPianoRemote (iOS/Android)
PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
Connector JacksHeadphone: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
Line Out: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Power Consumption17 W
PowerPower cable
AC adaptor (PS-154)
HeadphonesHeadphone hook
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