- Class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
- Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound with 88-key sampling
- Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
- Amplification & speaker system developed by Onkyo
- MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
- Integrated Bluetoothﾮ MIDI wireless technology
- Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
- Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
- Cheekblock control panel with high resolution OLED display
- Attractive, modern cabinet available in three wood finishes
Experience music, together.
The CN39 digital piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawaiﾒs flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the ﾑpremier pianos of Japanﾒ, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their exceptional tonal clarity. In addition, the CN39 also features the distinctive sound of Kawaiﾒ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.
Both instruments have been carefully recorded, meticulously analysed, and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using Harmonic Imagingﾙ sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
The CN39 digital pianoﾒs Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive piano playing experience. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and staccato passages.
The CN39 digital piano also features Kawaiﾒs Ivory Touch key surfaces that gently absorb finger moisture to assist the playerﾒs performance, while, let-off simulation recreates the subtle ﾑnotchﾒ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning pianists..
The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while let-off simulation recreates the subtle ﾑnotchﾒ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano. These important characteristics allow discerning pianists to practise their expanding repertoire with confidence, and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises when called upon to perform using the finest acoustic grand pianos.
Authentic 88-key Counterweights
In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Responsive Hammer III keyboard action also features counterweights embedded within each black and white key.
As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.
Ivory Touch key surfaces
The impressive CN39 features Kawaiﾒs highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard. This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.
Furthermore, this moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the surface, allowing the keytops to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.
As the most authentic digital piano keyboard action in its class, Responsive Hammer III even reproduces the ﾑlet-offﾒ characteristic of acoustic piano actions.
This subtle ﾑnotchﾒ sensation can be felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very gently, and may be used by experienced pianists to aid control when playing pianissimo passages.
The Sound of a Grand Piano: Two world-class instruments
Complementing the instrumentsﾒ excellent Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and impressive Progressive Harmonic Imaging piano sound, the CN39 also offers a strong selection of digital piano features that further enhance oneﾒs musical enjoyment.
Wireless Bluetoothﾮ MIDI and AUDIO connectivity, USB audio record/playback, Dual, Split, and Four Hands keyboard modes, and a rich assortment of instrumental voices add greater variety to playersﾒ performances, while the convenient metronome function and integrated lessons ensure that regular practise is both productive and engaging for aspiring pianists.
In addition, the CN39 also features the distinctive sound of Kawaiﾒ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 Harmonic Imagingﾙ sound technology, to establish a new standard in digital piano tonal quality, and allow musicians to appreciate the contrasting properties of each.
Full 88-key stereo piano sampling
The rich, expressive sound of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of the CN39, with all eighty-eight keys of these world-class instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.
Recording each key individually in this way ﾖ as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes ﾖ preserves the grand pianosﾒ unique harmonic character, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CN39ﾒs weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
Additional sounds & playing modes
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CN39 also features a modest selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.
Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent 44-key sections. This feature is particularly useful in learning environments, allowing teacher and student (or student and student) to play together at the same time using a single instrument.
Rich Sound Selection
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CN39 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 drumkits.
The Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.
The latter feature is particularly useful in learning environments, allowing teacher and student (or student and student) to play together at the same time using a single instrument.
Integrated Bluetoothﾮ connectivity
In addition to standard USB and MIDI ports, the CN39 also boast integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology, allowing the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.
Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, CN39 owners can easily expand the instrumentﾒs functionality with a wide range of education, performance, and scoring apps. A dedicated Kawai Virtual Technician control app is also freely available, providing an enjoyable way to learn about and adjust various acoustic piano characteristics from an attractive touch interface, without the need for additional adaptors or cables.
* Availability of Bluetoothﾮ function may vary depending on market area.
* For more information please refer to the Bluetooth MIDI Information support page.