The crown jewel of Japanese piano engineering. As Kawai's flagship digital piano, the CA98 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 CA98 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.
As Kawai's flagship digital piano, the CA98 features a newly designed TwinDrive spruce soundboard for omnidirectional projection - perfect for schools and churches. Combined with Grand Feel II wooden keys and a weighted hammer action, the CA98 is a fine example of over 90 years of musical heritage.
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Kawai’s collaboration with audio company Onkyo ensures the CA98 has an impressive tonal depth. The 1-bit DSD processing improves power efficiency for decreased distortion. The CA98 benefits from Onkyo’s premium dual DACs, which have a stereo sound effect and respond with precision to your playing. The power amplifiers 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 CA98 has a sound engine that faithfully recreates the tone of an acoustic piano and features samples from the flagship SK-EX. The piano is sampled from multiple sections of its cabinet for a more organic, accurate tone with calculated resonance modelling creating realistic reverb, dampness and cabinet sound. The range of piano sounds provides options for all musical styles.
The user-friendly interface allows instant navigation through the Kawai CA98’s features. There's a 5 inch, touch-sensitive screen conveniently placed to the left side of the keys within easy reach. The on-board ‘Pianist’ function allows you to edit and enhance each piano voice’s settings to suit your exact preference. The CA98’s ‘Favourite’ setting is instantly available on the screen, you can quickly recall your preferred presets.
The CA98 benefits from a TwinDrive soundboard speaker system. This powerful system features dedicated low and mid-range frequency speakers that are designed by Onkyo for exceptional sound quality. The bass speaker is positioned to the bottom of the cabinet for a more realistic frequency resonance. These speakers are placed behind a solid wooden cabinet to project the natural reverb and frequency balance of an acoustic piano. The TwinDrive technology offers a more powerful volume and increased headroom.
The Kawai CA98 has a host of modern functions to expand its potential. Connect an iOS or Android device and stream audio to your piano for a home audio experience like no other. Use apps to play along, learn or compose. Record with Bluetooth MIDI to perform, playback and improve your own compositions.
Kawai has produced some of the most famous pianos in the world since their establishment in 1927. Kawai use their expertise to replicate the resonance and playing experience from their famed acoustics, whilst pushing the boundaries of digital technology and modern features.
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 ground floor of your house or building. 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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