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They both have natural wood keys, but the Kawai has an action which looks very different to the normal digital piano action and looks quite unique in this.
Having been disappointed with my current Classenti because of a clunky action, I'm really looking for something very smooth, quiet and robust.
Also, does anyone have any experience with dawsons? (www.dawsons.co.uk). The reason being that they offer a pay nothing for 12 months finance deal, which i've not seen elsewhere.
Id be really interested to know what you think of this piano? I'm prepared to spend this money if I can get the right thing. I don't want to make another costly mistake like I did with the Classenti I have.
Both actions were considerably better than the classenti action, which although of the same weight, feels much looser by comparison.
Its always going to sound different in a big shop than in my small living room. It will take hours of playing to decide which of the voices I like the best, but there are that many voices and set up options i'm sure it will be fine. The key action was the most important thing, I need a key action that is soft and quiet at low volumes.
I too am looking to replace my ageing Yamaha CLP 123, and compared the Yamaha CLP470 with the Kawai CA63. I have to say I thought the Kawai action was very accurate, although a little too easy to play quietly compared to a Yamaha Grand. The sound in the low registers beat the Yamaha outhright, although I think a little tweaking will be required to soften the upper registers.
Overall I was very impressed with the Kawai. It was about £1960 at Sounds Great in Heald near Manchester.