KAWAI KDP70 Digital Piano

Kawai’s digital pianos are recognized worldwide for their outstanding tone and performance. The KDP70 digital piano features the Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action, built-in Burgmuller and Czerny etudes and Alfred lesson songs, and great Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds. With a class-leading 16 W stereo amplifier and speaker system, as well as the realistic Grand Feel Pedal System with half-pedal support, the KDP70 offers excellent Kawai digital piano technology at an affordable price.

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Description

The KDP70 delivers the touch of a world-class grand piano through its Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action, which authentically reproduces the natural motion and feel of an acoustic piano. Kawai’s advanced Harmonic Imaging sound technology and 16 W stereo amplifier and speaker system offer a cutting-edge playing experience for the player. With impressive sounds – including the Kawai EX concert grand piano, the KDP70 from the KDP Series Digital Pianos sets the standard for high-quality digital piano technology.

Realistic touch, natural motion: Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action

The KDP70’s brand new Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action has been specially developed to allow instruments to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano.  Based on the highly-regarded RH action design, its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.


 

The KDP70 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using advanced Harmonic Imaging technology.

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the KDP70’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.


The Sound of a Grand Piano: Kawai EX concert grand

The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber. 

Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking centre stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo. The KDP70 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

Reverbs, noises, & resonances

Additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall are also applied, with settings to adjust voicing, sympathetic resonance, and other acoustic characteristics. The result is a rich, vibrant piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.


 

The KDP70 includes a variety of digital functions to complement its rich grand piano sounds and authentic keyboard action. 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.

The built-in lesson function includes classical Burgmüller and Czerny etudes, and popular Alfred songs, while the adjustable metronome and song recorder are also invaluable tools for aspiring pianists. An assortment of additional instrumental voices, combined with the Dual playing mode adds greater variety to players’ performances, while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practise and play together using a single instrument.


Built-in Lesson function

The KDP70’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to study classical piano using a collection of Czerny, Burgmüller, and Beyer etudes, or learn contemporary songs from the popular Alfred Basic Piano course books.

The left and right hand parts of each etude or song can be practised separately, with the built-in metronome and adjustable tempo controls helping to improve timing and rhythm.


Additional sounds & playing modes

Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the KDP70 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord, vibraphone, and strings. 

The Dual playing mode also allows two different voices, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be played together for a more complex sound that inspires even greater musical creativity.


Contemporary cabinet design

The KDP70 is housed within an attractive, compact wooden cabinet that incorporates a wide, fold-down music rest, and sliding keyboard cover. The instrument’s modern Embossed Black finish with silver fittings ensures this impressive digital piano is suitable for a range of traditional and modern interiors.


Keyboard

・ Responsive Hammer Compact action

 - 88 keys

 - Grade-weighted hammers

 - Matte key surfaces

Pedal

・ Kawai Triple Pedal System

 - Damper (with half-pedal support)

 - Soft

 - Sostenuto

Piano Sound

・ Harmonic Imaging (HI)

 - 88-key stereo sampling

 - 192 note maximum polyphony

Piano Resonance

– Damper Resonance

No. of Sounds

15 voices

Reverb

3 types

Other Effects

Speakers

(8 x 12 cm) x 2

Output Power

16 W (8 W × 2)

Display

Key Cover

Sliding type

Music Rest

Collapsible type

Dimensions

Width

136 cm (53 1/2″)

Depth

40.5 cm (16″)

Height

85.5 cm (33 2/3″) [music rest flat]

Weight

35 kg (77 1/4 lbs.)

Available Finishes


Embossed Black

Basic Functions

Dual

Four Hands

Transpose

Tuning

Internal Songs

Sound Demo

15 songs

Piano Music

Concert Magic

40 songs

Lesson Songs

Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)

Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)

Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B

Internal Recorder

Total Memory

approximately 15,000 notes

No. of Songs

3 songs

Metronome

Time Signatures

1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8

Drum Rhythms

Connector Jacks

Headphone

1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks

MIDI

MIDI In/Out

Line Out

Line In

USB to Device

Others

Power Consumption

8 W

Headphones

Headphones x 2

Sheet Music

Others

Warranty Card *

Owner’s Manual