Enjoy an exceptionally realistic playing experience. As one of Kawai's flagship digital pianos, the CA78 in polished ebony offers the best grand piano experience, all within an upright body.
Designed in collaboration with Japan's most prestigious audio manufacturer Onkyo. The CA78 reproduces the intricately recorded Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand with stunning clarity and power. In order to faithfully reproduce the Shigeru digitally, Kawai has developed SK-EX Rendering - a brand new piano sound engine.
The Kawai CA78's 5-inch touchscreen offers a convenient way to navigate between features instantly. The 6-speaker system has been tuned to produce loud, clear volume without distortion. Combined with Grand Feel II wooden keys and weighted hammer action, the CA78 is a fine example of over 90 years of musical heritage. This pack includes a pair of SubZero headphones and an adjustable stool by Gear4music so you can start practising straight away.
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The Bluetooth connectivity in the CA78 expands its functionality for modern users. The audio function allows you to wirelessly connect your iOS or Android smart device to stream audio directly through the piano’s speakers. This is ideal for playing along to your favourite music, listening to lessons or for use as a hi-fi system. The Bluetooth MIDI connection is suitable for recording your compositions directly to your device in a high quality format. The CA78’s Bluetooth function is popular amongst students wanting to learn independently.
Kawai’s collaboration with audio company Onkyo upgrades the CA78’s tonal depth. The 1-bit DSD processing upgrades your piano’s tone to be more versatile, whilst improving power efficiency for decreased distortion. The Kawai CA78 benefits from Onkyo’s premium dual DACs, which have a stereo sound effect and respond with precision to your playing style. The power amplifiers are designed to capably handle any level of sound, as well as being energy efficient for reduced background noise. Onkyo and Kawai’s collaboration results in an authentic, natural piano sound.
The CA78’s sound engine produces a faithful replication of acoustic piano tones. The sound engine uses the flagship SK-EX acoustic piano as its sample base. The overall note is tuned from multiple samples within different sections of the piano for more authentic tone. Each key benefits from calculated resonance modelling which adds textures to your sound such as key dampness, cabinet sound and reverb. The CA78’s two sound engines and range of piano voices cover enough tones to suit all preferences.
Musicians can instantly navigate between the CA78’s features by using the on-board interface. The Kawai CA78’s 5 inch screen is touch sensitive and colour lit for an easy usability. The screen is conveniently placed to the left side of the keys to comfortably reach whilst playing. The CA78’s on board ‘Pianist’ function offers quick editing functions to the piano voices. The CA78’s ‘Favourite’ setting allows you to instantly recall your frequently used settings. The touchscreen interface offers an easily accessible way of using your piano’s features.
Established in 1927, Kawai is now one of the largest music manufacturers in the world. Kawai focuses only on creating high quality acoustic and digital pianos and have produced some of the most famous concert grand pianos in the world, such as the Shigeru Kawai EX and Shigeru Kawai SK-5. In creating their range of digital pianos, Kawai make use of this expertise to replicate as closely as possible the experience of playing an acoustic grand piano. Kawai pioneered the use of wooden key components in digital pianos and continue to innovate for an ever more authentic piano playing experience.
As an expression of the confidence Kawai have in the design and manufacturing of their instruments, they offer a 5-year warranty for parts and labour with all their digital pianos. Within the first two years, which is covered by Gear4music, simply contact our Customer Services team on 0330 365 444 and we will organise the repair/replacement, subject to issue. Kawai will honour any manufacturing defects after this two year period subject to completing the warranty information which will be enclosed with your piano and Kawai will organise the repair/replacement as deemed necessary.
Standard Courier Delivery
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option. This will deliver the piano to the front door on the ground floor of your house or building. This service will not deliver the piano into your home. *Please note that if there is not a ground floor entrance we may not be able to deliver there. You may also need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes. This may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are available at an additional cost.
2 Man Delivery Service
The delivery personnel will deliver the piano to a ground room floor of your choice, rather than just the front door. Please note that this service will take a few days longer than the standard courier. If you would require a 2 man delivery service, please contact us on 0330 365 4444 for further information.
Delivery and Installation Service
This service can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis via a specialist piano delivery company. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed until we have made arrangements with the delivery company. If you would prefer a delivery and installation service, please contact our sales team on 0330 365 4444 who will be happy to set up a quotation for you and provide you with more information on this service.
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