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Kawai CE220 Digital Piano
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- "Keyboard: 88 Wooden-Key, Graded HammerAction: AWA PROII with counterbalancingSound source: Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key piano samplingUSB to DeviceMax. polyphony: 192Internal sounds: 22 voicesReverb & Effects: Reverb (5), Chorus, Delay, Temolo, Rotary (2)Special Modes: Dual and Split Keyboard, 4-Hands (Duet)Balance control: Panel sliderPiano Music: 29 songs with Music BookFunctions: Transpose, Tuning, Virtual Voicing, Virtual Technician, Touch Curve (6 plus User)"
- Action: AWA PROII with counterbalancing
- Sound source: Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key piano sampling
- USB to Device
- Max. polyphony: 192
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|Item Dimensions||20 x 54 x 35 in||15.8 x 53.5 x 33.5 in||16.1 x 58.2 x 11.8 in||22.99 x 57.05 x 18.86 in||15 x 59 x 16 in||24.88 x 58.96 x 20.12 in|
|Number of Keys||88||88||88||88||88||88|
"The CE220 boasts the AWA PROII wooden-key action, one that has been found on many award-winning Kawai instruments. This was the feature most often cited by owners of the CE200 as the reason for their purchase. With the CE220 Kawai has added to this popular feature several other upgrades and new features as well, including Kawai's Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key piano sampling, which produces a more detailed, clear and realistic piano sound. It also comes with a convenient USB to Device capability. This allows you to record a song or practice session to a USB memory stick. The song can then be played on another instrument or loaded into a computer for printing a score or emailing to a friend or teacher.Another significant upgrade is 192-note polyphony, nearly 100 more than it's predecessor.Another sweet feature the CE220 has is both a Dual Mode, in which two sounds are played at the same time, and a Split mode, in which one sound plays on the left side of the keyboard and another sound plays on the right side. A special 4-Hands Mode creates two identical 44-note pianos on the keyboard - great for piano lessons or for duets.The CE220 has a convenient Balance Slider on the panel that controls the balance in a Dual or Splt Keyboard mode, two headphone jacks, a built-in metronome with a variety of time signatures, 100 built-in rhythms, 29 classic piano songs stored insides with an accompanying music book for learning, as well as a MIDI, Line In, Line Out jacks, and an extra USB jack.Finally, Kawai's designers gave the CE220 a beautiful premium satin black finish with matching bench, a sliding key cover, and three pedals which offer the same functionality as Kawai's world-class acoustic grand pianos."
Top customer reviews
Nothing feels cheap on this piano. The build on my older casio was actually decent, but the button panel was extremely cheap feeling, like tin, and almost felt like it was going to pop out every time i turned the thing on. The 220 panel board feels nice and the buttons also feel well made; like they will last a while. The wood and finish is also very nice. The music stand can be laid flat without detaching so I can place my laptop on it.
I would say my only gripe is that the pedals could feel a little more authentic. They still use the stiff spring system similar to my casio, perhaps a little better. However, it does the job and there is the half-pedal feature with the damper pedal, which i think is standard on most new d-pianos.
Kawai also has the ca-65/95 series which is, in a sense, an upgrade to this model; having an improved key-action and even more authentic sound. But, they are almost $2000 dollars more for that 15% extra you get. This I think is the best bargain out there right now.
Oh, and it DOES come with a bench, a nice one in fact, contrary to what another person said.
Things to keep in mind:
-my friend played this piano when we found it at a shop and instantly said that the keys were hard to play (stiff). You can adjust this but I personally had no problem with it. You should only mess around with that feature once you really get a feel for the keys
-the metronome is limited
-delivery was a hassle. This has nothing to do with the product, but the company gave me a window (9-12) and 2 hrs later I called the service line and they said they were running behind. No kidding. I left for work, had to get my super sign for it, and my small 100 lb frame had to push this 180+ lb monster into my apartment. The box also had a giant hole on the corner. No damage to the piano though (supreme packing skills, amazon)
-it was a pain to set up. I received this package when I was alone in the apartment. Setting up the body was fine after you manage the matryoshka doll packaging (so.many.boxes). It was the heavy keyboard that was a struggle. I used many chairs and took many breaks to set this up. Learn from my mistake. Do not do this alone (it's in the instructions too)
-the buttons are placed in an annoying location. This is 100% my personal preference, but on the rare occasion that my hand brushes the front of the piano mid song, I'm suddenly playing a harpsichord. It's a struggle.
4 stars for graded + weighted keys, great sound (through headphones), and sleek look.
Minus 1 star for the metronome, the lack of portability, and you REALLY need to read the manual to get the most out of this keyboard. The buttons are far from intuitive. Hope this helps!
The piano surface/cabinet itself looks great. It's classy enough for our home without being super fancy. We didn't have room for any size of grand, and I was very interested in something that can be played without making noise through the whole house. This perfectly fits the bill.