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DG-30
DG-30
DG-30
DG-30
DG-30
DG-30
DG-30

Kawai DG-30 digital grand piano

£4,299
RRP £4,444

Currently out of stock More expected 15th March 2021
  • Authentic Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
  • 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, compact grand piano cabinet with 2-position topboard
  • Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights

Introducing the Kawai DG-30 digital grand piano

Dominic Barnett - Chamberlain Pianos

The Responsive Hammer III keyboard action

The DG30’s Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates the supreme touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and rigid, springless design providing a smooth and natural piano playing experience. The instrument's triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy, while structural reinforcements throughout the action assembly help to minimise noise and key wobble during staccato and fortissimo passages.

The feel of a grand piano

The DG-30 offers an outstanding level of detail, bringing you as close to an acoustic grand as possible. Featuring a let-off simulation to aid control when playing pianissimo passages, as well as authentic counterweights and triple sensor key detection for enhanced realism when playing across any style. It even includes Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard, gently absorbing fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control and to achieve a smooth, but not slippery, matt finish.

The sound of a grand piano

The new DG30 captures the magnificent tone of two premier Shigeru Kawai instruments: the flagship SK-EX Concert and mid-sized SK-5 Studio grand pianos, allowing musicians to enjoy the contrasting properties of each. In addition, the DG30 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others. All three instruments are faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology, to establish a new standard in digital piano tonal quality.

With personalised piano adjustments

The DG30’s powerful Virtual Technician function simulates these refinements digitally, allowing discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their personal preferences. Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all in real-time.

High quality sound to fill your home

The DG30’s 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 the soundboard-mounted speakers, then reflect against the polished topboard. The result is an expansive tone that closely mirrors the sound projection of a grand piano.

The variety of a digital piano

Complimenting the realistic nature of the keyboard and grand piano sounds, the DG-30 also offers a strong selection of digital piano features that further enhance one's musical enjoyment. 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.

A rich sound selection

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the DG30 also features an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, including a full palette of GM2 compatible instrument and drum kits.

Grand feel pedal system

Reinforcing Kawai’s reputation as a leader in digital piano realism is the Grand Feel Pedal System. This unique feature accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the DG30’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.

A superior headphone experience

The DG30’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument's sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time. In addition, the DG30 also allows players to select a variety of headphone types (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) for an optimised listening experience.

Learn with the Kawai DG-30

The DG30’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Chopin, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, and Beethoven etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred's Basic, Adult, and Premier course books. With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the DG30 also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development.

Grand performance within a modern, premium cabinet

The DG30’s attractive, grand piano-like cabinet is finished from top to toe in luxurious Ebony Polish, with silver-chrome fittings completing a modern, elegant look. Its flat fascia and tall upper board give the instrument a traditional yet minimalist quality, that elevates the artistry of the pianist as their hands reflect in the mirror-like surface. Opening the instrument’s sturdy topboard reveals a beautifully polished wooden soundboard, complete with a decorative braid trim lining the piano’s polished inner rim. Despite its grand appearance, the DG30 is a surprisingly compact instrument, occupying a depth of just 87 cm (34 1/4 inches). This relatively small footprint allows the piano to be enjoyed in smaller spaces that may struggle to accommodate an acoustic grand piano, while still presenting a sophisticated, professional character.

Premium audio technologies, powered by Onkyo

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, one of Japan’s leading premium audio equipment manufacturers, the DG30 features advanced motherboard, amplifier, and audio delivery systems. These premium components combine to deliver superb audio quality, producing an extremely rich, clear sound with minimal distortion. The DG30 motherboard and sound hardware is designed for precise signal conversion and optimum sound quality. Onkyo’s unrivalled knowledge and experience in producing premium audio components ensures clear, high-fidelity sound with minimal distortion.
KeyboardActionResponsive Hammer III
Key MaterialPlastic
Key SurfaceIvory Touch
Letoff SimulationYes
Sensors3
Velocity CurvesLight 1/2/3/4, Normal, Heavy 1/2/3/4, Off (Constant), User Touch Curve
Key Lidyes, sliding type
Sound SourceSound SourceProgressive Harmonic Imaging™, 88 Key Sampling
Sounds355 incl. Drum Sets, GM2 compatible
Polyphonymax. 256 notes
Virtual TechnicianVoicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Stretch Curve, User Tuning, Key of Temperament, User Temperament, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth
Keyboard ModesDual, Split (incl. Volume/Balance), 4Hands
ReverbRoom, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
EffectsMono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Tremolo+Amp, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Auto Pan+Amp, Phaser+Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Phaser+Amp, Phaser+Chorus, Rotary (1~6)
TuningEqual (Piano Only), Mersenne pure (Major), Mersenne pure (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal (Flat), Equal (Stretch), USER
Music/RecordingMetronome/Beats10 Beats + 100 Rhythms, Tempo and Volume adjustable
RecorderUSB Memory: MP3/WAV Recording and Playback, A-B Loop; Internal: MIDI 10 Songs, 2 Tracks – max. 90,000 Notes
Lesson FunctionBurgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100), Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849), Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139), Beyer (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101), Chopin Waltzes; Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B, Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1, Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A, Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Piano Music Songs29
Concert Magic Songs176
Demo Songs31
FeaturesDisplayOLED 128 x 64 Pixel
BluetoothBluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant; Bluetooth Audio
RegistrationsYes, 16 memories
USB FunctionsSong/Registration load/save, create directory, rename, delete, format
Other FeaturesKey Transpose, Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Headphone Volume , Line In, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, LCD Contrast, User Memory, Reset, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On/Off , Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi Timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Auto Power Off
Sound SystemSound System13 cm x 2 Bass speaker, 10 cm x 2 Treble speaker (ONKYO)
Amplifier2 x 20W (ONKYO)
Power Consumption20W
ConstructionPedalsGrand Feel System with Sustain (Half-Pedal), Sostenuto and Soft
Music RackExtra large, adjustable
JacksMIDI (IN/OUT), USB (to Host + to Device), LINE IN (L / MONO, R), LINE OUT (L / MONO, R), Headphones x 2 (1/4" and 1/8" Stereo jacks)
DimensionsHeight in cm89 cm [music rest flat]; 104 cm [music rest raised]; 136.5 cm [topboard full open]
Width in cm147.5
Depth in cm87
Weight in kg80
FinishesFinishesBlack polish

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