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#1981773 - 11/02/12 01:26 PM New Kawai CN34 Photos
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On this topic I'll try to send a few photos of the new KAWAI CN43, starting with the package!
It's heavy indeed (74Kg) and quite big in size!




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#1981806 - 11/02/12 02:49 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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For a box? Why bother?

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#1981816 - 11/02/12 03:16 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Nice box! I hope you'll enjoy "playing" it! smile
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#1981886 - 11/02/12 05:29 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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good match with the rest of the room. Good choice. And you don't need no dinner table anymore.

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#1981920 - 11/02/12 06:23 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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What a tease!
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#1983127 - 11/05/12 05:05 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Unpacking...








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#1983129 - 11/05/12 05:07 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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The piano mounting has to be done by 2 persons! It's quite difficult task for 1 person!

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#1983133 - 11/05/12 05:17 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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It's white!?

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#1983139 - 11/05/12 05:26 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Either that, or someone at the factory forgot to paint it. wink

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#1983181 - 11/05/12 07:24 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: spanishbuddha]
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It's white!?


The benefits of living in Europe! Until the recent ES7 I don't think Kawai had any white digitals available on this side of the Atlantic. They seem to think no one would be interested in it but Roland, Yamaha, and Casio all have it as a choice.

By the way that's a nice looking box.

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#1983184 - 11/05/12 07:32 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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First the boxes then what might lay inside the boxes. The suspense is unbearable.

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#1983209 - 11/05/12 08:57 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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The suspense is QUITE bearable. I'll bet his piano looks EXACTLY like the picture on the Kawai web site. Wow!

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#1983281 - 11/06/12 01:54 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Yes Guys! It's white! And it fits perfectly in my room! ;-)
I was going to buy CN33 (in White), even though I wanted the features of CN43!
I was so lucky to delay my order, because I was pleased to hear later the announcing of CN34!
(2 things in 1)

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#1983286 - 11/06/12 03:03 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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No it doesn't , somehow DP's always look quite different in a real room than on the fabricated pictures on the brands website. Usually better and in context. J

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#1983419 - 11/06/12 12:22 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Finally, the piano ready for play!
At the beginning I was a bit anxious about the piano...
Now I'm relaxed! I really love it...Maybe a bit exaggeration, but I liked it
in every aspect: keyboard feel, sound, the speakers ok! Even
the bass has quite satisfying feeling in sound!
The keys are all ok..flawless!










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#1983421 - 11/06/12 12:26 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Thats very nice Chris. You must be excited. smile Now all you need is some where to sit! wink
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#1983429 - 11/06/12 01:07 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Congrats, finally, smile now enjoy.

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#1983452 - 11/06/12 02:27 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Nice ! You know I almost bought a white CN34 too, but they we're not available yet at he time, so I pulled the trigger on the es7. Quite similar in features, but the white looks very nice and non- intrusive in most rooms ! Congrats , hope you like it.

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#1983517 - 11/06/12 05:12 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Nice pictures. How about an audio sample?

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#1983518 - 11/06/12 05:13 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Congrats! Enjoy it! :)))
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#1983539 - 11/06/12 06:15 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Worth the wait - congrats!

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#1983544 - 11/06/12 06:55 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Great photo spread! Well done.
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#1984042 - 11/08/12 08:08 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Who said about me not having a piano bench??
Check the bonus package I received with the piano!!





Finally, ''the circle is complete''!

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#1984364 - 11/08/12 09:00 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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I have some questions.

Is this unit made in China or Japan?

Are the keys heavy to play?
Can you play fast passages on the keys easily?

Can you comment on the feel of the action, especially compared to other digital or acoustic pianos if you have any such experience?

Thank you for your lovely pictures. I also prefer white color.

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#1984418 - 11/08/12 11:48 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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That's a beautiful piano! Just one suggestion... Consider painting your wall a darker color.

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#1984615 - 11/09/12 12:12 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: playmeasong]
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Originally Posted By: playmeasong
That's a beautiful piano! Just one suggestion... Consider painting your wall a darker color.


Agreed. The piano doesn't stand out very well on a white wall :P
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#1984663 - 11/09/12 01:54 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisAlex






What is sitting on the top of the piano, behind the music desk? It looks like a keyboard template, perhaps.
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#1984682 - 11/09/12 02:51 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: Good Keys]
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Is this unit made in China or Japan?

The package says "made in indonesia"!

Are the keys heavy to play?

At first I felt them heavy, but now after practicing I think they feel quite nice in touch, playing and overall action!
I also like the sound of the speakers when playing on it!
I really enjoy it without the use of headphones!

Can you play fast passages on the keys easily?

I can't tell, since I'm still practicing!

Can you comment on the feel of the action, especially compared to other digital or acoustic pianos if you have any such experience?

I can't compare to other pianos, since I don't have much experience! Compared to Yamaha white model, I think is much better, because I tried it! That's of course my opinion! ;-)

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#1984685 - 11/09/12 02:53 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: Melodialworks Music]
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Originally Posted By: Melodialworks Music
Originally Posted By: ChrisAlex






What is sitting on the top of the piano, behind the music desk? It looks like a keyboard template, perhaps.


Nothing particular! A piece of plastic paper!

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#1986094 - 11/13/12 10:56 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Very beautiful piano.Good & happy playings.
I wonder ,Where is jack sockets (usb & earphones).I can't find on manual.

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#1986098 - 11/13/12 11:06 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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The socket locations are pictured and described in the manual.

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#1987454 - 11/16/12 12:26 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Yesterday ,I also bought same one in Turkey.(maybe after your good pictures).Kawai CN 34 in rosewood color.Today they carried & montajed it.Also these one made in Indonesia.After a little study with my new DP,I can say .a quantum leap after my yamaha dgx & yamaha piaggereo V60.Nothing seems wrong.Sounds good (tried only grand concert & mellow grand).Keys neither light nor heavy, near to acustic piano at my the piano course .Only drawback a little hard to reach usb and earphone jacks.They are at the beneath of keyboard but better than behind ones.
Now working on to find a good piano sound % reverb combination.

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#1988209 - 11/18/12 03:51 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Night practicing on my CN34!


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#1988239 - 11/18/12 05:17 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Very nice. "Like" smile

The lighting beneath the unit is a nice, if impractical, touch.

I used to pull the key cover forward slightly to hide the panel to help with the illusion (self-delusion!).

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#2032618 - 02/13/13 06:19 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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May I ask why would you be interested in a white piano? Is it a European thing? I always preferred the look of the polished ebony piano.
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#2032629 - 02/13/13 06:46 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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John Lennon had a famous white piano. I think Lady Gaga played it too. My question is why a black piano costs more and a rosewood or mahogany piano.

http://i.imgur.com/VKHaLHv.jpg

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#2032673 - 02/13/13 07:45 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: poggler]
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I always felt that the polished black ebony piano looks best. I know if I am buying a console type piano the only acceptable choice is the polished ebony (and maybe with dark red accents if available). All the other colors don't look as good and therefore costs less.

Evidently some people here like the other colors.


Edited by adak (02/13/13 07:46 PM)
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#2032685 - 02/13/13 08:01 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: poggler]
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My question is why a black piano costs more and a rosewood or mahogany piano.
It's the finish type, not the finish color that usually matters most. Glossy black is a different material, harder to manufacture and harder to safely package and ship than matte finishes.

In the acoustic piano world, wood finishes tend to cost the most. As for black finishes, it is highly unpredictable. For example, in a brand like Steinway, gloss costs more than satin, but for another brand like Knabe, satin costs more. For some, it is the same. One maker we work with, Grotrian, has 3 black finishes at 3 price levels. On a mid-sized grand piano, the difference can be more than $10k. On the same sized Knabe, the price difference might be $400. Have fun trying to explain that to a family of blinking customers.
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#2155506 - 09/22/13 11:44 AM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Is that bench included with the original package or is that seller bonus?
thanks smile

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#2155613 - 09/22/13 04:04 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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ChrisAlex, if I may, I would like to offer you advice on recording for external playback songs that you play on your new CN34. I've owned the CN34 for about a year now, and since this model is new for you, you might not yet know the "tricks" to maximize its performance.

After you record a song from the CN34 in WAV form on a USB memory stick, it will play fine over your CN34, but the volume will be too low on your computer, which you would use to burn the song on to a CD. That's a problem caused by the hardware limitations of the CN34. But I know of one neat way to get around that, and perhaps others in this forum may know another method for increasing volume without throwing your song out of EQ balance. Here is my method...

After putting the recorded song on the USB memory stick into my computer, I load it into a software program called Audacity. I'm not aware of whether or not you know what Audacity is, but if you don't, you can download it for free from the internet. After you weed out all of the attached commercials, it's really a very good program for your purposes.

When you open your song in Audacity, on the left side of the screen you will see a slider with - and + indicated. Simply move the slider up until the volume is pleasing to you (for me it is around 17 or so). If you decide to keep the song, I would first recommend making a wav file by selecting File and then export, and putting it into a wav folder that you've created for your songs. I would then suggest making an mp3 file and putting that into an mp3 folder. (The reason for the mp3 version is so that you can email your song.)

Recorded in this manner, the tone quality of the CN34 is surprisingly good in its default setting, and you certainly can modify the sound to your liking.

If you already know all this, then I apologize for taking up your time, but I thought I might mention it so that you can get maximum enjoyment from your new CN34.

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#2155662 - 09/22/13 05:38 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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ADWyatt, there is also the 'Audio Recorder Gain' setting, explained on page 75 of the owner's manual.

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#2155740 - 09/22/13 07:52 PM Re: New Kawai CN34 Photos [Re: ChrisAlex]
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Chris,
What a great picture of your night practice set-up!!I really like the light you put under your piano. May I ask what type of fixture you used? Is it rope LEDs?
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