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I think the bouncing on key release is clearly a side-effect of the aim to make the key return up as fast as possible for fast repetition, upon hitting a hard stop. The RHIII in the CN29/39 seems to show this can happen without too much bounce. The RHIII in that ES8, that bouncing may feel overdone even in the "same" action. None of the acoustics I've played bounced as much, though sure there may be more "lively" examples. It'd be great if somebody posted advice on how exactly to tame a "lively" RHIII, which damping tape or something, can't be rocket science.

Though it contradicts your “cut and paste” du jour, I noticed it, seven years ago with the CN25:
https://www.pianobuyer.com/article/review-kawai-digital-pianos-cn25-ca97-and-cp2/

But it doesn’t bother me on the ES8 I own, nor the ES920 we have at the university. In retrospect, I may prefer that over the “spongy” bottom of the GFII, though I didn’t find it objectionable in the CA97 review (which was my first experience with that action).

Yeah, I've heard that Kawai have addressed that spongyness in the GFIII, but I also prefer the bottoming out character of the RHIII compared to the GF and GFII. Other aspects of the GF actions are lovely though.

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The GFIII has solved that shortcoming for me, definitely, compared to its predecessor. I also like the upgrade to the materials, and we haven’t been hearing about the one durability issue that is sometimes noted here.


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CN29 arrived today. Blown away.
The SK EX sound is amazing. Mellow grand also very cool.
RHIII feels great to play.
I know it’s all new and I need to live with it for a while before making proper judgments, but my initial impressions are all positive.

If I had one complaint, the self tapping screws to secure the foot pedals to the sides were a real pain in the @ss. Other than that it was fairly easy to put together.

Anyway, finally own a Kawai and couldn’t be happier. smile

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Originally Posted by Dude X
CN29 arrived today. Blown away.
The SK EX sound is amazing. Mellow grand also very cool.
RHIII feels great to play.
I know it’s all new and I need to live with it for a while before making proper judgments, but my initial impressions are all positive.

If I had one complaint, the self tapping screws to secure the foot pedals to the sides were a real pain in the @ss. Other than that it was fairly easy to put together.

Anyway, finally own a Kawai and couldn’t be happier. smile

Congratulations 🎊


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