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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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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
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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Registered: 09/23/12
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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]
Melodialworks Music Offline
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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]
ChrisAlex Offline
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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]
MertYazan Offline
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Registered: 07/02/10
Posts: 10
Very beautiful piano.Good & happy playings.
I wonder ,Where is jack sockets (usb & earphones).I can't find on manual.

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