Kawai DG30 Digital Grand Piano

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Kawai DG30 Digital Grand Piano


Stunning acoustic piano sounds, and convenient Bluetooth connectivity.
Modern digital piano that leaves a grand impression

Key Points
  • Hammer III Action
  • Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
  • Prog. Harmonic Imaging
  • Grand Piano Sounds

  

Kawai DG30 Digital Grand Piano

Stunning acoustic piano sounds, and convenient Bluetooth connectivity.

Kawai DG30 Digital Grand Piano

DG30

The modern digital piano that leaves a grand impression

A notable addition to any living space, the impressive DG30 combines Kawai's highly-regarded Responsive Hammer III keyboard action, stunning acoustic piano sounds, and convenient Bluetooth® connectivity, within a luxurious grand piano-like cabinet that is destined to inspire players of all ages and abilities.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

■  Authentic Responsive Hammer III keyboard action

■  Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights 

■  Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound with 88-key sampling

■  Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds

■  Audio technologies developed with Onkyo, 40W speaker system

■  Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology

■  MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB

■  Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books

■  Attractive, compact grand piano cabinet with 2-position topboard

■  High quality Ebony Polish finish with silver-chrome fittings

 

 

Grand impression, compact footprint

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 Touch of a Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer III keyboard action

The DG30’s Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates the supreme touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and rigid, springless design providing a smooth and natural piano playing experience.  The instrument's triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy, while structural reinforcements throughout the action assembly help to minimise noise and key wobble during staccato and fortissimo passages.

 

Authentic 88-key Counterweights

In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Responsive Hammer III keyboard action also features counterweights embedded within each black and white key.

 

 

 

As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.

 

 

Ivory Touch key surfaces

The impressive DG30 features Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard.  This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.

 

 

 

Furthermore, this moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the surface, allowing the keytops to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.

 

 

The Sound of a Grand Piano: Three world-class instruments

Earning a reputation 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 outstanding tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range.

 

 

 

The new DG30 captures the magnificent tone of two premier Shigeru Kawai instruments: the flagship SK-EX Concert and mid-sized SK-5 Studio grand pianos, allowing musicians to enjoy the contrasting properties of each.

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.

 

 

 

All three instruments are faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology, to establish a new standard in digital piano tonal quality.

 

 

 

Full 88-key stereo piano sampling

The rich, expressive sound of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of the DG30, with all eighty-eight keys of these world-class instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

 

 

 

Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the grand pianos’ unique harmonic character, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the DG30’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

 

 

Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of each grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at a wide variety of different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

 

 

Personalised piano adjustments

The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician is essential to bring out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.

 

 

 

The DG30’s powerful Virtual Technician function simulates these refinements digitally, allowing discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their personal preferences.

 

 

 

Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances.  It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all in real-time.

 

 

 

Powerful Effects & Reverb

The DG30’s powerful digital effects engine enhances the instrument’s superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life.

 

 

 

Studio-quality reverb allows pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

 

 

 

Premium audio technologies, Powered by Onkyo

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, one of Japan’s leading premium audio equipment manufacturers, the DG30 features advanced motherboard, amplifier, and audio delivery systems.  These premium components combine to deliver superb audio quality, producing an extremely rich, clear sound with minimal distortion.

 

 

Onkyo designed sound hardware

The DG30 motherboard and sound hardware is designed for precise signal conversion and optimum sound quality.  Onkyo’s unrivalled knowledge and experience in producing premium audio components ensures clear, high-fidelity sound with minimal distortion.

 

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Premium speaker drivers

The DG30’s premium speaker drivers have been selected for their flat frequency response and ultra-low distortion characteristics, ensuring the most accurate reproduction of the original Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.

 

 

High-performance 4-speaker output system

The DG30’s 4-speaker output system is designed to reproduce the harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lower-range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via the soundboard-mounted speakers, then reflect against the polished topboard.  The result is an expansive tone that closely mirrors the sound projection of a grand piano.

 

 

Integrated Bluetooth® connectivity

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.

 

 

 

* Availability of Bluetooth® function may vary depending on market area.

* For more information please refer to the Bluetooth MIDI Information support page.

 

 

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Rich sound selection

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the DG30 also features an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, including a full palette of GM2 compatible instrument and drumkits.

 

 

 

The Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.

 

 

 

The latter feature is particularly useful in learning environments, allowing teacher and student (or student and student) to play together at the same time using a single instrument.

 

 

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Flexible USB connectivity

 The DG30 is equipped with modern USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly.

 

 

 

This latter USB to Device functionality allows favourite instrument registrations, and memorable recorder songs stored within internal memory to be safely preserved on USB flash drives, or for 16-track standard MIDI files (SMF) to be recorded, played back, and enjoyed using the instrument’s superb Progressive Harmonic Imaging sounds.

 

 

 

 

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MP3/WAV Playback & Record

USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs.

 

 

 

It is even possible to record and overdub entire performances directly as MP3 or WAV audio files for emailing to family and friends, or casual listening away from the piano.

 

 

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Grand Feel Pedal System

Reinforcing Kawai’s reputation as a leader in digital piano realism is the Grand Feel Pedal System.  This unique feature 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.

 

* Note: Temporary image shown – final pedal lyre design will differ.

 

 

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Superior headphone experience

The DG30’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument's sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time.

 

 

 

In addition, the DG30 also allows players to select a variety of headphone types (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) for an optimised listening experience.

 

 

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Built-in lesson function

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.

 

* Included score books dependent on market location.

 

* Alfred lesson books sold separately.

 

 

DESIGN

DG30

 

Grand performance within a modern, premium cabinet

The DG30’s attractive, grand piano-like cabinet is finished from top to toe in luxurious Ebony Polish, with silver-chrome fittings completing a modern, elegant look.  Its flat fascia and tall upper board give the instrument a traditional yet minimalist quality, that elevates the artistry of the pianist as their hands reflect in the mirror-like surface.

 

 

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Opening the instrument’s sturdy topboard reveals a beautifully polished wooden soundboard, complete with a decorative braid trim lining the piano’s polished inner rim.

 

 

 

Despite its grand appearance, the DG30 is a surprisingly compact instrument, occupying a depth of just 87 cm (34 1/4 inches).  This relatively small footprint allows the piano to be enjoyed in smaller spaces that may struggle to accommodate an acoustic grand piano, while still presenting a sophisticated, professional character.

 

 

 

 

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Two-position topboard

The DG30 features two lid props, allowing the topboard angle to be adjusted depending on one’s preferred visual aesthetic, or tonal character.

 

 

 

Using the longer prop sets the topboard to the regular, fully-open position, allowing the instrument's sound to project fully for a bright and clear tonal character.  However, the shorter prop sets the topboard in a partially closed position, resulting in a darker, more mellow quality.

 

 

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Broad, adjustable music rest

The DG30’s broad music rest is engineered to accommodate the most ambitious musical works, with a high-quality surface and attractive round design.

 

 

 

As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the instrument's music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer's playing position, or laid flat for convenience when notating scores or sketching musical ideas.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard ・ Responsive Hammer III action

 - 88 keys

 - Grade-weighted hammers

 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces

 - Let-off simulation

 - Triple sensor key detection

 - Counterweights

Pedal ・ Grand Feel Pedal System

 - Damper (with half-pedal support)

 - Soft

 - Sostenuto

Piano Sound ・ Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)

 - 88-key stereo sampling

 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording

 - 256 note maximum polyphony

Piano Resonance ・ Acoustic Rendering

 - Damper Resonance

 - String Resonance

 - Undamped String Resonance

 - Cabinet Resonance

Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (19 parameters)

 - Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)

 - Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)

 - Damper Resonance

 - Damper Noise

 - String Resonance

 - Undamped String Resonance

 - Cabinet Resonance

 - Key-off Effect

 - Fall-back Noise

 - Hammer Delay

 - Topboard Simulation

 - Decay Time

 - Minimum Touch

 - Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)

 - Temperament (incl. User Temperament)

 - Temperament Key

 - Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)

 - Half-Pedal Adjust

 - Soft Pedal Depth

 

・Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)

No. of Sounds 355 voices (incl. 9 drum kits), GM2 compatible

Reverb 6 types

Brilliance

Other Effects 24 types

Speakers 13 cm x 2 (woofer)

10 x 2 (top speaker)

Output Power 40 W (20 W x 2)

Headphone Enhancements Spatial Headphone Sound

Headphone Type

Display 128 x 64 pixel OLED

Key Cover Sliding type

Music Rest Collapsible type (3 angle adjustability)

Dimensions Width 147.5 cm (58")

Depth 87 cm (34 1/4")

Height 89 cm (35") [music rest flat]

104 cm (41") [music rest raised]

136.5 cm (53 3/4") [topboard full open]

Weight 80 kg (176 lbs.)

Available Finishes Ebony Polish (DG30EP)

Basic Functions Dual

Split

Four Hands

Transpose

Tuning

Registration

Startup Setting

Internal Songs Sound Demo 32 songs

Piano Music 29/42 songs *

Concert Magic 176 songs

Lesson Songs Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)

Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)

Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)

Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)

J.S. Bach: Inventionen

Sonatinen Album 1

Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series 1-19)

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A

Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B

Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1

Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes

No. of Songs 10 songs

Parts 2 part

Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8

Drum Rhythms 100 patterns

Bluetooth * Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)

Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant

Bluetooth Audio with aptX support

USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3

WAV

SMF (16 track recording)

Other Functions Overdubbing

Re-record SMF

App Functions TBC

Connector Jacks Headphone 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks

MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI *

Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]

Line In 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]

USB to Host

USB to Device

Others -

Power Consumption 20 W

Power Power cable

AC adaptor (PS-154)

Bench Fixed-height or height-adjustable bench *

Headphones Headphone hook

Sheet Music Classical Piano Collection *

Classical Lesson Scores *

Finger Exercises

Others Warranty Card *

Owner's Manual

Internal Song Lists

* Depending on market location.Specifications are subject to change without notice.




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