TOUCH IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL KEY TO JOY, INSPIRATION AND ARTISTRY. PRECISE, CONSISTENT TOUCH IS THE HALLMARK OF EVERY KAWAI PIANO.
Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. The K Series pianos feature three aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strengty, uniformity and stability for accurate touch over time.
The action rail is the "spine" of the piano's action. K Series action rails are made of durable extruded aluminum with our advanced Dual-Beam design for strength and stability.
The use of ABS-Carbon makes the action part tremendously strong and consistent. ABS-Carbon is many times stronger than wood and is virtually impervious to shrinking and swelling due to humidity. This extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows ABS-Carbon action parts to transfer energy to the hammers with unparalleled precision, power and nuance for a superb playing experience.
(K-500 and K-800 only)
Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony, and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand's natural oils and perspiration that can cause slipping. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading and is used for both the sharps and the naturals for a consistent feel across the entire keyboard.
Mahogany hammer mouldings are lightweight and extremely responsive. Found on only the finest pianos, mahogany is used for the hammer mouldings on the entire line of K Series Professional Upright Pianos.
Longer keys make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. The benefits to the player are greater control and more power with less effort.
One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is the dymanic range—the ability to play everything from thundering fortissimos to delicate pianissimos. The technological superiority of the Millennium III Upright Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It is ironic that K Series technology speaks loudest when it whispers.