Kawai CN301 Digital Piano in Rosewood

Original price was: £1,999.00.Current price is: £1,499.00.

Unmatched tonal clarity and superior sound

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & highly-acclaimed Kawai EX instruments lovingly recorded & reproduced.

  • 88 Keys
  • Responsive Hammer 3 Action
  • Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
  • Bluetooth/MIDI/USB
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Kawai CN301 Digital Piano, Rosewood

  • IMPROVED: Upgraded RH III action is stronger and quieter
  • NEW: Speaker system including top speaker diffusers, deliver superior sound
  • NEW: Updated control panel layout with modern OLED graphic display
  • NEW: Shigeru Kawai SK-5 grand piano, electric piano and electric grand sounds
  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging Sound Technology with 88-Note piano sampling
  • Ivory Touch key surfaces, let-off, triple sensor, counterweights
  • Updated Virtual Technician “Smart Mode” presets
  • Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio
  • Digital Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files
  • Built-in classical etudes, Chopin waltzes, finger exercises, Alfred lessons, etc.
  • Grand Feel Pedal System
  • Modernized key cover appearance


  • Depth: 17 1/8” / 435mm
  • Width: 55 1/2” / 1410mm
  • Height: 34 1/4” / 870mm
  • Weight: 105 lbs. / 47.5 kg



The rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated concert grand pianos are at the heart of the new CN301, with both the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and highly-acclaimed Kawai EX instruments lovingly recorded and faithfully produced using full 88-key stereo sampling. With two distinctive Kawai concert grand pianos and a traditional upright, and the CN301’s additional Shigeru Kawai SK-5 mid-sized grand readily available, CN301 owners can explore a variety of different piano sounds, and enjoy the contrasting properties of each. The CN301 utilises Kawai’s advanced Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology, with algorithms that reproduce how an acoustic piano’s tonal character changes as dynamics increase. This ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound, while impressive polyphony specifications allow players to perform complicated pieces without held notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly.


These realistic piano sounds are delivered using high-performance audio hardware and speaker systems, with the class-leading CN301 boasting four speakers and new diffuser panels that help to expand the instrument’s tonal projection in all directions. This technology is complemented by a newly engineered power adapter that contributes to an overall smoother, clearer sound, and ensures a faithful reproduction of the acoustic piano source – even when playing at high volume levels.



Connecting the CN301’ stunning grand piano sounds to the player is the acclaimed Responsive Hammer III keyboard. This highly-regarded action features graded hammers that replicate the heavier bass and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, with additional counterweights embedded within the front of each black and white key that assist playing control during pianissimo passages. The CN301 utilises a modern triple sensor key detection system for enhanced repetition speed and responsiveness, allowing a greater range of expressive control from staccato to legato playing.

The Responsive Hammer III action is equipped with premium Ivory Touch key surfaces that possess an attractive, natural matte finish that is smooth but not slippery, while let-off simulation reproduces the subtle resistance felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very softly, satisfying the expectations of the most experienced pianists. Finally, the updated RHIII action utilised by the CN301 model features structure and cushioning upgrades. These enhancements further improve the sense of stability when keys are pressed, while also helping to reduce action noise as the keys are released.



The impressive CN301 offers a variety of useful features to complement their stunning grand piano sounds and authentic keyboard touch. Integrated Bluetooth Bluetooth® MIDI and Bluetooth Audio connectivity allows apps such as Kawai’s dedicated PianoRemote control app, or a wide range of third-party learning and recreation apps to be enjoyed wirelessly, and for music streamed from a smartphone or tablet to be played through the pianos’ impressive audio systems without any additional cables.

For aspiring pianists, the built-in lesson function featuring a variety of classical etudes is complemented by Kawai’s PiaBookPlayer score viewing app, while the adjustable metronome and song recorder are both invaluable tools for developing a sense of rhythm and charting one’s progress. An assortment of additional instrumental voices, along with Dual and Split playing modes add greater variety to players’ performances, while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practise and play together using a single instrument. The CN301 also inherit Kawai’s advanced SHS technology from the larger CA Series instruments, enhancing the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.


The CN301 raises the bar further, with additional recorder function that allow MP3 or WAV audio files to be recorded and to a USB memory device directly on the instrument, and then shared with friends and family online. Both CN Series models include USB-MIDI ports for straightforward wired connectivity with computers, while the CN301 also offers stereo Line In and Line Out jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches or school halls.



The CN301 piano is housed within a premium quality wooden cabinet that incorporate a flat fascia and raised upper board. The control panel for both models is discretely embedded inside the left cheek-block, with functions clearly printed directly onto each button, and high-resolution OLED displays that remain clear and easily readable from the seated position. Attractive curved leg and minimalist toe block design contributes to the pianos’ slender appearance, with Premium Rosewood, Satin Black, and Satin White finishes that are suitable for a range of traditional and modern interiors.

Beautiful grand piano sounds, an authentic keyboard action, and a variety of modern, convenient features – all housed within an attractive and inspiring cabinet. 


Kawai CN Series: Enjoy music, together.





Responsive Hammer III

Key Material


Key Surface

Ivory Touch

Letoff Simulation




Velocity Curves

Light 1/2/3/4, Normal, Heavy 1/2/3/4, Off (Constant), User Touch Curve

Key Lid

yes, sliding type

Sound Source

Sound Source

Progressive Harmonic Imaging™, 88 Key Sampling




max. 256 notes

Virtual Technician

Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Release Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning/User Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

Keyboard Modes

Dual, Split (incl. Volume/Balance), 4Hands


Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral


Mono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Tremolo+Amp, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Auto Pan+Amp, Phaser+Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Phaser+Amp, Phaser+Chorus, Rotary (1~6)


Equal (Piano Only), Mersenne pure (Major), Mersenne pure (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal (Flat), Equal (Stretch), USER



10 Beats + 100 Rhythms, Tempo and Volume adjustable


USB Memory: MP3/WAV Recording and Playback, A-B Loop; Internal: MIDI 10 Songs, 2 Tracks – max. 90,000 Notes

Lesson Function

Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100), Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849), Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139), Beyer (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101), Chopin Waltzes; 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, Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A, Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B

Piano Music Songs


Concert Magic Songs


Demo Songs




OLED 128 x 64 Pixel


Bluetooth Audio (Ver. 5.1 A2DP compatible); Bluetooth MIDI (Ver. 5.0; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant


Yes, 16 memories

USB Functions

Song/Registration load/save, create directory, rename, delete, format

Other Features

Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS), Phones Type, Phones Volume, Panel Lock, Key Transpose, Song Transpose, Tone Control, Speaker Volume, Low Volume Balance, Tuning, Damper Hold, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Auto Display Off, Auto Power Off, MIDI Settings, USB Menu

Sound System

Sound System

13 cm x 2 Bass speaker, 8×12 cm x 2 Top speaker


2 x 20W

Power Consumption

17W with PS-154 AC-adapter



Grand Feel System with Sustain (Half-Pedal), Sostenuto and Soft

Music Rack

Extra large, adjustable


USB (to Host + to Device), LINE IN (L / MONO, R), LINE OUT (L / MONO, R), Headphones x 2 (1/4" and 1/8" Stereo jacks)


Height in cm


Width in cm


Depth in cm


Weight in kg




Premium Black satin, Premium White satin, Premium Rosewood