The voices and tones on the CE220 are a great find, as well. Kawai brings a lot of notoriety from the success of their grand pianos, upright pianos, electric pianos, and synthesizers. The engineers have successfully maneuvered to bring that same sound to the digital platform, and they’ve implemented their own proprietary technology to do so.
That technology is called Progressive Harmonic Imaging, which incorporates sampling of every single note from actual grand pianos and layering them with a harmonic imaging system which responds to the user with a delicate and responsive touch. There are 22 internal voices housed on the machine, with everything ranging from grand piano sounds to church organs to harpsichords and strings.
ENGINEERING WITH A REAL FEEL TO IT
Kawai shows determination not to be left behind in the sector of digital piano key action by implementing their graded hammer system, infused into the CE220. The name given to this key action is the 88-key AWA PROII wooden key graded hammer action.
This hammer action system has been uniquely designed to give the digital piano console a real, natural feel to it. This system certainly can be compared to similar systems implemented in Casio and Yamaha models as well. Along with engineering present, the CE220 also features an unprecedented 192 notes of polyphony, something not usually seen on most digital pianos. More at http://tuleburg.com/discussion/136103/steps-to-find-the-best-digital-piano.
Many digital pianos limit themselves to 48, 64, and even 128 notes of polyphony. The most polyphony I’ve ever seen or researched was 256 notes, so 192 notes is more than enough.