Kawai Digital Hybrids
Kawai's Digital Hybrids begin with all the exceptional elements of our award-winning Concert Artist digital pianos that have won nine major international awards for excellence since 2007. Added to this extraordinary foundation is a key component of acoustic piano tone – a real wooden soundboard.
The soundboard is the heart of a piano's sound. It transforms the vibrations of the strings in to the rich, full tonal quality that defines a great instrument. The CA97 and CS10 Digital Hybrids use these principles of tone creation in the unique "Soundboard Speaker System" that channels sound energy onto a wooden soundboard to reproduce the rich, organic tonal ambience of an acoustic piano. Diagonal ribs distribute energy across the soundboard to increase volume and broaden the frequency range. The result is as remarkably authentic playing experience that immerses the player in lush, resonant sound that has been called the finest in its class.
Kawai Acoustic Hybrids
Kawai Acoustic Hybrids begin with our renowned upright pianos that have been the choice of discerning pianists for generations. These instruments are equipped with digital technology, allowing them to operate as full-featured digital pianos that can be played silently with headphones. Dubbed the "AnyTime Pianos," these hybrids are acoustic pianos that can be played anytime or anywhere without disturbing anyone.
In "Acoustic Mode," AnyTime Pianos can be played in traditional fashion with full-bodied tone. In "AnyTime Mode," the hammers never touch the strings. Instead, they activate digital components that produce our award-winning digital piano tone through headphones. Ideal for apartment living or for homes where late night or early morning practice could disturb family members or neighbors, the AnyTime Pianos are the perfect hybrid solution for aspiring pianists who need "practice time" to be anytime.