“I tested the CN23 against the CLP320 according to your advice”
I bought a Kawai CN23 2 days ago. I was choosing between Yamaha CLP320 and Kawai CN23.
I tested both the pianos according to your advice. I read one part that you ask to check whether there’s a clicking sound when you press down the white or black key and try to move it left right left right. The CLP320 makes clicking sound but the CN23 was silent.
I bought the Kawai based on that although your review put the CLP320 as a better piano compared to CN23. I hope I made the right decision.
Review by Ryn Tiong
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“The top keys seemed more responsive than those on the Yamaha”
I bought a Kawai CN23 from Thomann because the top keys seemed more responsive than those on the Yamaha 161 or 320, the sound seemed more piano-like and it had ivory-effect keys.
I also preferred the look/colour. I ordered it from Thomann because it was the cheapest, included 3 year warranty, 60 day money-back guarantee and good website info (you only have to pay return postage if there is no fault).
Review by Mark
“Looks terrific in our living room!”
I bought a Kawai CN23 digital piano and the shop was selling only Kawai and Casio digital pianos.
I chose the Kawai because I really liked the feel of the keys. This was the deciding factor for me.
The keys on the Casio Privia and Celviano pianos felt spongy.
Our new Kawai CN23 looks terrific in our living room. It feels well-built and the keyboard-cover has a smooth sliding action. Several friends, who play different acoustic pianos, have commented that the sound, the keyboard action and the pedal action, are all impressive. I play it as only as a piano and so can’t comment on the other voices.
My one ongoing dislike is that the headphone jack is awkward to get to. It is under the keyboard and towards the back. I would have preferred it to be more accessible as I am often changing from headphones to speakers. If I were choosing again, I would consider this feature.
Review by Paul Pontikis, Geelong, Australia
“It is fine, but does sound a bit shrill”
Very pleased. I needed to keep under £1000 and felt that in that bracket the Kawai CN23 was fine. It is true that the piano can sound a bit shrill. However – and I suspect this would be true for everyone – I am in the process of getting the volume control appropriate to the acoustics of the room, which in my case has a wooden floor a d neither carpet nor curtains.
I thought the harpsichord sounded more tinny than it should. But overall and up to now I am very pleased with it.
With limited technogical skills, it would not have been worth my while getting anything more sophisticated than the Kawai CN23. So to date I am happy with the purchase which has come with a three year guarantee. I did buy it from a shop and valued the opportunity to try various models out.
Review by Nigel Mcculloch, Manchester, Lanchashire, UK
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