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Availability of the Kawai VPC1


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The VPC1 is a rather difficult product for most musical instrument stores to demo effectively, largely because it requires a reasonably high-end computer setup with VI software and speakers/headphones. Moreover, it's a price and specialist functionality puts it at the niche end of the market.

 

I believe there are some dealers with VPC1s on the store floor, however the vast majority of VPC owners have purchased online from Kraft, Sweetwater, Musician's Friend, Sweetwater, etc.

 

However, even if you are unable to find a VPC1 to play-test, the existing MP10 should offer a reasonably close comparison, as both models utilise similar wooden-key actions. The main difference being that the VPC1 is a 3-sensor action, while the MP10 uses an older 2-sensor design.

 

Kawai James, I think it's time to get this updated. 2010?

 

http://www.kawaius.com/nav_links/pro_locator2010.html

 

Thanks. I will inform my colleagues at Kawai America who are responsible for the content of that website.

 

Kind regards,

James

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I could only find Kawai boards at piano stores around here. I bought my ES3 at Onofrio Pianos,down town Denver

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The VPC1 is a rather difficult product for most musical instrument stores to demo effectively, largely because it requires a reasonably high-end computer setup with VI software and speakers/headphones. Moreover, it's a price and specialist functionality puts it at the niche end of the market.

True. But since it has MIDI, one could hook it up to a hardware sound source to get a feel for how the action plays.

 

However, even if you are unable to find a VPC1 to play-test, the existing MP10 should offer a reasonably close comparison, as both models utilise similar wooden-key actions.

That's somewhat disappointing to hear. I played the MP10 a while back and didn't love it. But considering the variations in the same action from model to model (as is often discussed on the forum), I really need to play the VPC1.

 

Thanks. I will inform my colleagues at Kawai America who are responsible for the content of that website.

:thu:

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