KAWAI DG30 Digital Grand
A modern digital piano that leaves a grand impression – this is the bold concept behind the new DG30. This striking instrument combines Kawai’s authentic digital piano keyboard and sound technologies and marries them with a contemporary grand piano-like cabinet, finished in luxurious ebony polish. Like a piece of fine furniture, the DG30 will surely complement the interior of almost any room, while its compact size and shape allows this impressive instrument to occupy less space than even the smallest baby grands.
The new DG30 digital grand piano features the class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and acoustic piano sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, providing a more natural and realistic playing experience. The RHIII action delivers authentic piano touch through structural reinforcements that minimize noise and key wobble, as well as a springless design that allows for smooth movement. Complementing these elements, the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano sound offers both the warmth and power found in the acoustic instrument. The gorgeous sounds are delivered through a powerful 4-speaker sound system developed in collaboration with premium audio specialists, Onkyo.
MIDI and Audio expand the DG30’s functionality by connecting wirelessly with smart devices while using apps, including Kawai’s Virtual Technician and Sound Museum apps. An adjustable metronome, built-in lesson function and song recorder also contribute to making this piano a great choice for beginning piano players. All of these features are integrated into the attractive cabinet, which offers modern style and elegance, along with long and short lid props for either full or partial lid positions. The DG30 kawai-digital provides an inspiring piano playing experience while bringing beauty and elegance to any home.
- Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action with Let-Off 88 weighted keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds and 88-key stereo sampling
- Over 350 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos, electric pianos, organs, strings, bass etc.
- Audio technologies developed in partnership with Onkyo, 40W speaker system
- Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless communication and audio playback
- Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
- Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
- Cheekblock control panel with high quality OLED display
- Attractive, compact grand piano cabinet design, Ebony Polish finish, 2-position topboard
- Support for Virtual Technician and Sound Museum apps
The DG30 digital grand piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the “premier pianos of Japan”, 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 DG30 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’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™ 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 new class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action on the DG30 re-creates the exceptional touch of an acoustic grand piano with its realistic movement and rigid “springless” design working together to provide a smooth, natural piano playing experience. A triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy.
The DG30 features a premium speaker and audio system developed by audio equipment specialist Onkyo delivering improved tonal clarity and superior sound. Lower-range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, closely mirroring the sound projection characteristics of an acoustic piano.
The DG30 can record and play digital audio files using a USB memory device, in either MP3 or WAV formats. Record your live playing or Internal Recorder songs, or play along with your favorite recording artist. Transfer your MP3 to a computer for emailing to family and friends.
In addition to standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, the DG30 also features integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.
Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, DG30 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos directly through the instrument’s premium amplifier and speaker systems without the need to connect additional cables.
The recorder on the DG30 allows up to three songs to be stored in internal memory and played back at the touch of a button. This functionality is expanded with 2-track recording that allows left and right-hand parts (or two different voices) to be recorded separately. Players can play back the left-hand part while practicing the right-hand part live—or vice versa—to strengthen hand independence.
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
The DG30’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Chopin, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, and Beethoven etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred’s Basic, Adult, and Premier course books.
With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the DG30 also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development.
An experienced piano technician is essential to fully realize the potential of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to meticulously tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.
The DG30’s Smart Mode Virtual Technician simulates these refinements digitally, with ten preset configurations that adjust various characteristics of the grand piano sound to match different musical styles.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The DG30 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The new Grand Feel Pedal System accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the DG30’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.