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#3045525 11/13/20 02:15 PM
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Hi everyone! I'm new here.

I'm about to buy my second digital piano (my first with weighted keys), and here, where i live, i have basically two options:
- Kawai cn27
- Kawai Ca15

I can't try them and i have never played a grand piano.
I know both of them are discontinued but they are the best i can get in that price.
I wanted to know which one have the best action, or which one get closer to a real piano. Because i read Ca15 have wooden keys (unlike cn27) but they are heavier than common kawai's actions, and I am afraid that it could represent a problem for me because i don't use to practice with weigthed keys.
Hope you can help me.
Thank you very much!

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Between these two, I would go for the CA15. Its action is closer to a real acoustic. I played both in shops when they were new and much prefered the CA15.

Actually I am still playing the RM3-II action in my VPC1 and like it a lot. I'm going back and forth between this and my grand piano every day...

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Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I was worried that the action might be too heavy for me due to the reviews I have read, but glad i found somebody who have played them.
I will go for the Ca15 then.

Thanks again,
Regards

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If, as maurus says, the CA15 action is the same as the VPC1 action, then I recommend it. I have been playing my VPC1 for two years and love it. When it gets criticized for being "heavy", this reflects a minor difference from "lighter" piano acitons, ALL piano actions differ from each other, yet, pianists are still able to play regardless of which piano they are sitting at. I have had no problem sitting down at acoustic pianos with "light" or "heavy" actions and playing. So, I would not let that "heavy" characterization deter you from getting the CA15.

Good luck to you, and, welcome to our forum.


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I'm agree with you, Ralphiano. When i first read "heavier action", the first thing that came to my mind was "heavier compared to... what". Because there are a lot of different actions and, how i never owned a piano with hammer action, i can't deffine what does "heavier" means to me.
But you guys made me feel confidence with this desition.
Thanks for the help.

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Another happy VPC-1 owner here. I started learning on this roughly 2.5 years ago.

Only thing that confuses the heck out of me when switching between a grand at school and my digital is the darn pedal. :X


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