The soundboard is the heart of an acoustic piano. The bridges transfer energy from the vibrating strings and the resonance of the soundboard brings power and substance to the sound.
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- Action: Grand Feel II with full wooden keys
- No of Internal Sounds: 80 (including Kawai EX and Shigeru Kawai SKEX concert grands, and the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 chamber grand)
- Polyphony: 256
- Speaker System: 2 x 45W + 45W Transducer
Uniquely, with the CS11 (and closely related CA97), Kawai have given this heart to their flagship digital pianos with a Soundboard Speaker System which uses a transducer to channel sound energy onto a wooden soundboard, bringing an organic quality to the tone. In partnership with the six-speaker configuration, this makes playing the CS11 an especially involving experience. To house this soundboard, the Kawai CS11 has a classic upright piano cabinet, which provides even better positioning for the other speakers than on the CS8, and adds to the authenticity of the overall experience.
The pedals and hinges come in a brushed silver finish, adding an elegant contemporary touch to the piano. The CS11 shares its other features with the CS8, including the three premium grand piano samples, and the full wooden-key Grand Feel II action and Grand Feel pedal system. Like its sibling, Kawai's CS11 offers comprehensive personal control over a wide range of touch and tone elements using the Virtual Technician feature. The flexible USB recording functions embrace MP3 and WAV file formats – the former for smaller, easy-to-share files, and the latter for larger files offering the very best quality.
The CS11 has the quality and flexibility to suit the most advanced players but also to inspire beginners and beautifully combines piano-making tradition with cutting-edge digital technology.
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