The Kawai CA65 has been unveiled, offering improved piano realism and key action
The Kawai CA65 digital piano has been launched, and offers even more than its predecessor, the CA63. Kawai has clearly been very busy, as this new model builds on just about every key feature of the CA63. With improved sound, key action, styling and even energy efficiency, the CA65 is an incredibly well equipped digital upright.
Harmonic Imaging XL 88-Key Piano Sampling
At the heart of the Kawai CA65 is an all-new piano sound generator. Dubbed ‘Harmonic Imaging XL’, it greatly expands upon the size of waveforms and dedicated sample ram of its older sibling. The result is a piano sound that samples all 88 keys of a stunning Kawai acoustic grand, and delivers far greater detail and response.
The new sound generator also features up to 256-note polyphony, vastly reducing the chances of note dropout when playing complex pieces. In addition, the speed at which the key is lifted is also detected, and the decay/ muting of the piano sound adjusted accordingly. Sixty high quality sounds feature in total, with a selection of the most popular keyboard sounds available to the player.
Onboard effects add further tonal options, but more interesting is the Virtual Technician. This piece of digital wizardry allows the user to tweak the piano sound, as a piano technician would a real acoustic piano, to achieve the perfect required piano sound.
All new Grand-Feel key Action with let off
The key action equipped to the Kawai CA65 is also an all-new design. The wooden keys are finished with an Ivory Touch finish. This finish mimics the feel of acoustic piano keys. Not content with just replicating the touch, Kawai has built this around an extended pivot length that recreates the pivot of a grand piano.
The ‘Let Off’ feature recreates the slight notch felt most noticeably when playing an acoustic piano softly. This adds further to the authent6icity of the CA65’s playing action. Plus, three-sensor mechanism improves the repetition response of the piano.
For beginners the Kawai Ca65 has a selection of built-in etudes and practice songs, whilst concert magic allows a complete novice to play a piece, with as little as one finger. And, if you want to capture those performances, an onboard recorder allows you to do this quickly and easily.
An onboard audio player and recorder is available to stream audio backing tracks or other audio whilst learning to play a piece, or record your performance ready for transfer to a CD, or digital library.
The Kawai CA65 has also had a cabinet re-style, with tapered legs and flat key stop rail, resulting in a luxurious and elegant looking piano. Remarkably, the piano uses 50% less energy than its predecessor.
The Kawai CA65 has just been announced, but is due to arrive at Dawsons very soon. Call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) for availability or to pre-order.
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