MILLENNIUM ACTION III
Kawai RX6. The revolutionary Millennium III Advanced Piano Action represents the third evolution of piano playing. By combining modern material science with innovative new design concepts, Kawai has developed an action with unmatched touch and consistency.
The Millennium III Action features components made from ABS-Carbon, a new composite material created by infusing carbon into our existing ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly strong and stiff, which allowed Kawai to lighten the action parts without sacrificing strength.
The lighter design makes the Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless for the pianist. Repetition and response are excellent.
Every exact detail of the action was painstakingly analyzed to meet the stringent demands of the expert pianist.
A good example of this effort was the addition of a microscopic surface texture at the point where it meets the hammer. The result of this subtle but important change is a dramatic increase in control during pianissimo performance.
THE SOUND BOX
Kawai RX6. The soundboard is the very heart of the piano’s tone. Its purpose is to transform the vibrations of the piano strings into a beautiful resonant tone. Kawai uses only straight quarter sawn solid spruce for all grand piano soundboards. Each one is tested with state-of-the-art equipment to measure the speed at which sound energy travels through it. Only soundboards that exceed our exacting resonance standards are selected for use in Kawai grand pianos.
Agraffes ensure precision in string alignment, spacing, and angles to produce greater evenness of pitch and a consistent “length of speech” for each note.
The duplex scale enhances harmonics in the treble range adding brightness and richness to the piano tone.
FLOOR “SOFT FALL”
Our ultra-slow “Soft-Fall” lid closing system with double damping mechanism protects hands and the piano’s finish from damage that could be caused by a sudden closing.
“NEOTEX” KEY SURFACE
KAWAI’s exclusive NEOTEX keyboard material made from cellulose fiber offers the soft, unobtrusive texture of natural ivory and ebony…and a semi-porous surface filled with silica to absorb perspiration and natural hand oils. Since NEOTEX is used for both sharps and naturals, the key feel is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use…and is static resistant to help prevent unwanted dust buildup. The result is a beautiful, durable key surface with exceptional playability.