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Re: Just got my MP11!
Dan Clark #2262988 04/17/14 08:41 AM
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I thought I would attach this really helpful image I was able to get from Kawai support. It shows the distance from the surface the piano rests on to the top of the keys. This will allow anyone who is building a special table/shelf/workstation to know where to set the height of that surface at.

The keys on the MP11 are 105mm (4.13in) from the surface the piano is placed on. So if you wanted something close to that 28.5-inch height being discussed here for example, you would want the height of whatever you place the MP11 on to be about 24-24.5-inches tall.

PLEASE NOTE: Image shows "115"mm but Kawai confirmed with me it is actually 105mm (90mm + 15mm for rubber feet = 105mm)
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Re: Just got my MP11!
Dan Clark #2262992 04/17/14 08:56 AM
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Thanks william_s, that is really helpful!


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Re: Just got my MP11!
Dan Clark #2263479 04/18/14 10:24 AM
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The drawing looks wrong to me, in particular: hinge instead of key fulcrum, keyboard front-back reversed. I suggest you re-confirm things with Kawai support.


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Re: Just got my MP11!
Dan Clark #2263678 04/18/14 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Clark
My next piano lesson is this Friday, 4/18. I'm going to do my best to compare the acoustic grands with my MP11. They may be very comparable and I just didn't notice that.


I recommend to organize getting your teacher to visit you at home to at least once watch and correct how you practice or play there. That's where you spend most of your time with the piano, and posture at home is thus your key to avoid injuries. So, forget for one session about learning new things from the book, but just play old stuff which you perfectly know to play already and concentrate that session only on your posture.
All the best!

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Originally Posted by Dan Clark
My next piano lesson is this Friday, 4/18. I'm going to do my best to compare the acoustic grands with my MP11. They may be very comparable and I just didn't notice that.


I recommend to organize getting your teacher to visit you at home to at least once watch and correct how you practice or play there. That's where you spend most of your time with the piano, and posture at home is thus your key to avoid injuries. So, forget for one session about learning new things from the book, but just play old stuff which you perfectly know to play already and concentrate that session only on your posture.
All the best!

Marco,

Great suggestion. It turns out that just this morning my teacher and I discussed an in home lesson when I get the MP11 installed. (Great minds... grin )

Thanks,

Dan.

Re: Just got my MP11!
william_s #2263832 04/18/14 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by william_s
I thought I would attach this really helpful image I was able to get from Kawai support. It shows the distance from the surface the piano rests on to the top of the keys. This will allow anyone who is building a special table/shelf/workstation to know where to set the height of that surface at.

The keys on the MP11 are 105mm (4.13in) from the surface the piano is placed on. So if you wanted something close to that 28.5-inch height being discussed here for example, you would want the height of whatever you place the MP11 on to be about 24-24.5-inches tall.

PLEASE NOTE: Image shows "115"mm but Kawai confirmed with me it is actually 105mm (90mm + 15mm for rubber feet = 105mm)
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william_s,

Thanks for posting this. To add some value, I measured the distance from edge of the DP to the edge of the feet. The distance is roughly 2.5" (63.5mm) front and back, and on the sides.

There are a couple caveats however... My measurements were taken from the closest metal vertical on the side of the piano. In the front, there is a metal piece that sticks out about 1/2" just below the keys. The measurements were taken below that. The wood embellishments on the side stick out slightly over 1/2". The side measurements were taken from the vertical medal underneath wood.

I hope this is useful for folks who are installing their MP11 on a shelf or stand.

Regards,

Dan.

Re: Just got my MP11!
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Attached are two drawings of what the shelves should look like. The first is an overview showing the DP shelf with the front facing. I'll try to stain to match the color MP11 side wood. The second pic shows the details of the slider without the front facing.

Regards,

Dan.

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