Kawai CA98 Digital Piano - Rosewood

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The Kawai flagship model of the Concert Artist series the CA98 digital piano is a premium digital piano that brings concert grand experience to the comfort of your home. Kawai Collaboration with Onkyo has upgraded the audio and processing quality enhancing the sound of the SK-EX sound engine for stunning clarity, richness and power. The CA98 delivers one of the finest grand piano experiences with the Grand Feel II authentic wooden keyboard and Bluetooth connectivity offering the ability to stream audio to the piano's speakers, as well as connection to a range of apps.

The Touch of a Grand Piano

For that realistic grand acoustic piano feel the CA98 utilises the Grand Feel II keyboard action for expressive playability in a compact design. Keeping with the established principles associated with acoustic pianos the all finely textured 88 black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, absorbing moisture and assisting control. The keys pivot smoothly on a balance pin for a seesaw motion and when pressed, the back of the key lifts, triggering a grade-weighted hammer to strike a pressure switch. The amount of force applied to this switch is then measured, and the corresponding note played with authentic tonal character and touch.

The Sound of a Grand Piano in Every Note

The CA98’s sound engine produces the same tones of the premier pianos of Japan, the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX. Gracing stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range. The Kawai Harmonica Imaging sound technology captures the warm and heavy, dark reverb by recording each key individually, preserving the rich harmonic character.

Premium Sound Technology in collaboration with Onkyo

Onkyo is Japan's leading premium audio equipment manufacturers known for their high-end audio reproduction. The CA98 is Kawai first instrument to utilise their specialist component technology for exceptional tonal depth. The power of this cutting-edge component technology such as the 1-bit processing, dual DAC signal conversion and Onkyo’s DIDRC filtering, the CA98 optimised power amplifiers reproduce the Shigeru Kawai grand piano sound with stunning clarity, richness and power, while the high-performance Discrete SpectraModule headphone amplifier ensures the finest quality listening experience.

Easy to Use Interface

To the left of the keyboard is a new, easy to use control panel touch screen that is touch sensitive and colour lit. The attractive user interface makes navigating the CA98 onboard features a breeze to swipe through. The screen is at a comfortable reaching distance and accessing functions like the pianist mode offers quick editing functions to the piano voices. The screen can also be set to turn off automatically while playing, thus preserving the instruments’ acoustic piano-like appearance, and minimising any visual distractions to the performer.

TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker

As the flagship model of the concert artist series, the CA98 features a powerful hybrid speaker designed by Onkyo delivers crystal clear treble frequencies and warm resonant bass. Strategically positioned with the bass speaker positioned at the bottom of the cabinet The four top-mounted speakers project mid-range frequencies with clarity and expand the perceived depth of sound to recreate the length of a grand piano.  In addition, two dome tweeters placed behind the upper board provide a feeling of proximity and presence for the player and allow the authentic resonances generated by the SK-EX Rendering sound engine to sparkle and shimmer just like an acoustic instrument.

Bluetooth Connectivity

The integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology, allows the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. By connecting your smart device you can easily expand the instruments’ functionality with a wide range of education, performance and scoring apps. A dedicated Kawai Virtual Technician control app is also freely available, providing an enjoyable way to learn about and adjust various acoustic piano characteristics from an attractive touch interface, without the need for additional adapters or cables.

Features:

  • Industry-leading Grand Feel II wooden-key keyboard action
  • SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine with multi-channel sampling
  • Premium audio processing and amplification powered by Onkyo
  • Premium Onkyo speaker system featuring TwinDrive soundboard
  • Modern 5″ LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock
  • Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism

Specification:

  • Height - 940mm
  • Width - 1455mm
  • Depth - 465mm
  • Weight - 85kg
  • Finish - Available in Premium Satin Black, White and Rosewood.
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