The ultimate in digital piano innovation
Building on the superb Concert Artist series, the Kawai CA97 is the top of the range model from Kawai for 2015. Unparalleled digital piano samples, a total of 80 premium sounds and an integrated soundboard system are simply the tip of the iceberg.
The latest in touch technology
To ensure that your playing experience is equal to that of an acoustic grand, Kawai have included their Grand Feel II wooden-key action with ebony and ivory touch key surfaces and ‘Let-Off’ mechanism. All 88 notes on the CA97 are crafted from long pieces of wood with the pivot point distance matching that of a Kawai grand piano. Each key throws up a micro-engineered hammer to trigger a note and each hammer is graded in size and weight to match the heavier bass notes and lighter treble notes that you would find on an acoustic piano.
Harmonic Imaging XL
The Kawai CA97 comes with not just one 88-key sampled grand piano, but 3! The Shigeru Kawai EX, Kawai EX and Shigeru Kawai SK-5 have all been painstakingly captured by audio engineers. These superb piano's have been chosen for events such as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions on the strength of their sound and feel, and this has been captured for your enjoyment.
Variety is the spice of life and the CA97 contains a collection of 80 premium sounds for you to perform with. Electric pianos and draw-bar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads are all available through easy navigation of the top panel and 128 x 64 pixel LCD screen compete with back-light.
Further to this, you have all the wonderful benefits that digital piano's bring such as dual playing mode to layer sounds on top of each other such as piano and strings. The CA97 includes split and four hands mode making it ideal for a teacher/student situation, or for those wishing to play a different sound with each hand.
Either to appease acoustics, or just as a matter of taste, you may want to tweak the piano sounds in the CA97. For this, Kawai have included a virtual technician. This feature gives you the ability to change voicing and regulation, string, damper, cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. Your desired sound can then be stored for later use.
The CA97 utilises an integrated soundboard system to give you powerful, yet natural projection of the sound within. This is also replicated when using headphones thanks to Kawai's SHS headphone system, ensuring that you keep that vibrant and spacious sound when silent practice may be required.
We live in a connected world, why should your digital piano be any different? The CA97 has USB connectivity for audio playback and recording, (both WAV and MP3 capability) to capture your performances and store them for instant recall when required.
You can also connect the CA97 to your PC or Mac for use with your favourite software. You can even have standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be played back without additional hardware, ideal for background music at social events.
The Kawai CA97 houses innovation within elegance. A digital piano for professionals, learners, in the home or on the stage.
Manufacturer Kawai Model CA97 Colour Satin Black Keyboard 88 wooden keys with Ivory/Ebony key surfaces, Grand Feel II action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Internal Sounds 80 Sound Source Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL) 88-key piano sampling Grands: Shigeru Kawai EX, Kawai EX, SK-5 Virtual Technician Voicing (incl. User Voicing per key) Damper Resonance Damper Noise String Resonance Undamped Strings Resonance Cabinet Resonance Key-off Effect (incl. Key-Off Release) Hammer Fall-back Noise Hammer Delay Topboard Simulation Decay Time Soft Pedal Depth Touch Curve (incl. User Curve) Temperament (incl. User Temperament) Key of Temperament Stretch Tuning User Tuning User Key Volume Half-Pedal Adjust Minimum Touch Polyphony Max. 256 notes Reverb Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral Reverb Parameters Reverb Depth, Reverb Time Effects Stereo Delay Ping Delay Triple Delay Chorus Classic Chorus Tremolo Classic Tremolo Auto Pan Classic Auto Pan Phaser Rotary Combination Effects x 4 Amplified Effects x 3 Effect Parameters Dry/Wet Time Speed Mono/Stereo Accel./Rotary Speed – Parameters depend on effect Keyboard Modes Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hand Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable) Touch Curves Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User Temperament Equal Temperament (Equal Piano Only) Pure Temperament (Major) Pure Temperament (Minor) Pythagorean Meantone Werckmeister III Kirnberger III Equal Temperament (Flat) Equal Temperament (Equal Stretch) USER Temperament USB functions: Audio Playback MP3: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo, Bit Rate: 8-320 kBit/s (constant & variable) WAV: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo USB functions: Audio Recording MP3: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 192 kBit/s (constant) WAV: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 1,411 kBit/s (uncompressed) Internal Recorder 10 Songs, 2 Tracks, max. 90.000 notes Metronome 10 beats, tempo, volume, plus 100 drum rhythms Registrations 16 memories Further USB functions Load Internal Song Load Registration Load User Memory Save Internal Song Save SMF Song Save Registration Save User Memory Rename File Delete File Format USB Convert Song to Audio Overdub Audio External Media USB Stick, USB Disk Drive, USB Harddisk Other Features SHS heaphone system Headphone type Key/Song Transpose Tone Control (incl. User EQ) Speaker Volume Phones Volume Line In Volume Line Out Volume Audio Recorder Gain Wall EQ Tuning Damper Hold Four Hands LCD Contrast User Memory Factory Reset Lower Octave Shift Lower Pedal On/Off Split Balance Layer Octave Shift Layer Dynamics Dual Balance MIDI Channel Send PGM# Local Control Transmit PGM# Multi-timbral Mode Channel Mute Auto Power Off Lesson Function 542 songs in total Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach and Hanon (incl. printed score) Chopin and Alfred books without printed score Additional finger excersises with 4 scales (Major, n.Minor, h.Minor, m.Minor) 2 Arpeggio-, 2 Cadence- and 2 Chord practises each in all keys with scoring system Piano Music 29 Songs Concert Magic Songs 176 Songs Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight Pedals Grand Feel Pedal System: Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto. Key Cover Yes, hidden type/td> Music Rack Extra large with leather surface Jacks LINE IN (3,5mm Stereo) LINE IN level adjustable LINE OUT (L/MONO, R) LINE OUT control headphones x 2 (3,5mm Stereo and 6,3mm Stereo) MIDI (IN/OUT) USB to Host USB to Device Sound System 2 x 13cm + 2 x 8x12cm Top Speaker + 2 x 5cm Tweeter Output Power 2 x 45W + 45W Transducer Power Consumption 45W Dimensions in cm 145,5 (W) x 46,5 (D) x 92,5 (H) Weight in kg 85
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