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#1845824 - 02/16/12 04:27 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: NatFL]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2337
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: NatFL
After researching different models and reading through this thread, I have to say that the CN33 is #1 on my wishlist. Everyone's photos look so elegant, and it sounds like there are many happy owners of this model. I hope the dealer in my town carries one so I can try it out this weekend!


Yes it's a good value mid-range DP. There may be better sounds and key actions around but not at this price in the same package. You can make a mistake and get worse, or you can spend more and get better. But it's all what you what and like so you have to try them yourself.

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#1848342 - 02/20/12 08:39 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Marcs Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: GERMANY
The CN33 indeed is an outrageous piano.
Yes, try to play it yourself and decide if you can identify yourself with this great piano!

Any questions, feel free to ask in case your local cannot provide you with suitable answers - what I doubt wink

Greetings!
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#1951344 - 08/30/12 04:31 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
gabimka Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
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I just bought Kawai CN 33 in White for my daughter and assembled it yesterday. It plays so nicely and looks very good when assembled. I spent the whole night playing it - something I could never do with my acoustic piano.
However, I didn't know that the pedal cables could be run so that they are not visible from the back and now I would like to have it reassembled this way. The manual doesn't mention where to run the pedal cable, it only says to "Unfasten and extend the pedal connection cable attached to the bottom of the pedal board." Could please someone give me a detailed instruction or send a picture? Thanks a lot.
Gabriela


Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Congrats PianoPeter. Enjoy.

Not sure I understand about the pedal cord. On mine it runs up the left side at the back, and the slack in the cord is just retained by the cord clamp, so that it doesn't sag down under its own weight. You can't see it from the back of the piano because of the back partition.

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#1951394 - 08/30/12 07:58 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: gabimka]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Originally Posted By: gabimka

However, I didn't know that the pedal cables could be run so that they are not visible from the back and now I would like to have it reassembled this way. The manual doesn't mention where to run the pedal cable, it only says to "Unfasten and extend the pedal connection cable attached to the bottom of the pedal board." Could please someone give me a detailed instruction or send a picture? Thanks a lot.
Gabriela


Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Congrats PianoPeter. Enjoy.

Not sure I understand about the pedal cord. On mine it runs up the left side at the back, and the slack in the cord is just retained by the cord clamp, so that it doesn't sag down under its own weight. You can't see it from the back of the piano because of the back partition.

Congrats on the CN33 Gabriela. I bet it looks awesome in white. (Wish I could see by a photo smile ). Two years on I think it's a great value DP that competes with much more expensive ones.

My post is a bit misleading. I'm not sure if it's possible by design to run the pedal cord around the front so that it is not visible from the back. The back partition has cable clamps for the pedal and power cord, at the side and back, to keep them neatly out the way but still at the back.

I guess you could loosen the lowest RH screw of the partition (looking from the back) and feed the pedal cable through the gap to the front inside?

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#1958991 - 09/14/12 06:39 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
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As one of the original contributors to this thread, CN33 owner and enthusiast.

So it ends. Two years on I have just sold my, much beloved, CN33. frown

Played it 1 to 2 hours just about very day. Good days, bad days. Mostly good days I have to say as it was just a delight. Never had a problem either. Keys stayed true, cabinet flawless, sound good enough. The new owner (a school) has a bargain.

I would have kept it if I had the room. But it makes way for a new hybrid DP, coming soon.

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#1959002 - 09/14/12 07:02 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Thanks for posting this spanishbuddha - as one chapter comes to an end, another will surely begin.

Enjoy your new NU1!

James
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#1962949 - 09/23/12 01:41 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Kawai James]
bluebilly Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 433
Loc: England
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Thanks for posting this spanishbuddha - as one chapter comes to an end, another will surely begin.

Enjoy your new NU1!

James
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My guess is a Kawai K-5 ATX Hybrid Anytime Piano.

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#1987362 - 11/16/12 08:26 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
gabimka Offline
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I was not successul in hiding the pedal cable but here is the picture of my cn33 in white :-) It was standing in my study room at that time. I really like the color, sound and all the various feature but still I am not in perfect harmony with it since the keys respond slightly different than my old acoustic grand piano keys. But my daughter loves it and she plays it more than the old one because it enables her sound privacy both for playing and componing.



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#1987369 - 11/16/12 09:06 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: gabimka]
StefaanBelgium Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
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Loc: Belgium
Looks very good in white in that environment !
Isn't ther a gap between the backplate and the keyboard console where you can pass the cable ? On my CA65 that's the way to route the cable.
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#1987384 - 11/16/12 09:43 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Online   content
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StefaanBelgium, I believe that's the headphone cable you see on the right hand side, although you're correct, it should be possible to attach the pedal cable to the instrument without it being clearly visible.

Cheers,
James
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#1987475 - 11/16/12 01:30 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: gabimka]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Congrats. It looks very nice in white.

I can't see the pedal cable in the photo, but as the others say you can take it up and around the back out of site, then through to the inside underneath the main cabinet, where it is only visible to someone looking underneath. I think Kawai should supply white cables though with this cabinet wink

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#1987656 - 11/16/12 11:24 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
pv88 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Congrats. It looks very nice in white.


+1

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#1992007 - 11/28/12 03:27 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: pv88]
Adam.137 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 8
Loc: Z├╝rich
Hi Boys and Gals!

I'm planning to be a very happy owner of a CN33 soon. However, it is 2 yrs old already, and is in "an absolutely perfect condition", as always.

Is there any achilles-point of this unit that I should take a good look at before taking the piano home?

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#1992010 - 11/28/12 03:40 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Offline
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Loc: UK
Maybe some shine off the matt ivory key surface is to be expected especially in the center of the keyboard. The keys do loosen, and slight unevenness with gaps, but should all play smoothly with no clicking or rubbing on adjacent keys. I sold mine after two years also in almost new condition, and these were the only signs that it was not new.

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#1992014 - 11/28/12 03:48 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
gvfarns Offline
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Posts: 3483
Loc: Pennsylvania
I don't think so. The CP33 is a solid and proven unit, though not the latest tech, as you point out. Basically just be sure to play every single key to make sure none of them are broken or excessively noisy. Such breakage not super common, but is about the only kind of serious mechanical wear-and-tear digitals are subject to.

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#2178830 - 11/08/13 01:17 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
E. Christensen Offline
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 38
I agree with the comments regarding the "ivory touch". It really does help make the feel seem more legitimate.

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