Kawai's flagship Concert Artist piano just got better. The Kawai CA99 digital piano offers one of the greatest grand piano experiences, all within a new upright body. And thanks to the new Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action, the CA99 feels firmer, faster, and more authentic than ever.
As the crown jewel of Kawai's Concert Artist range, the CA99 now has a new and improved sound system. Boasting the popular TwinDrive Spruce soundboard system, the CA99 now uses speaker diffuser panels to create a naturally immersive experience. Digital pianos have never sounded this good.
To ensure you get the best possible experience, Kawai has collaborated with Onkyo to produce specialist filtering, amplification, and speaker components. This premium technology faithfully reproduces the unique harmonic characteristics of the Shigeru SK-EX concert grand piano which is at the soul of the CA99.
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What separates the CA99 from similarly priced pianos is the TwinDrive soundboard speaker system. This unique technology embraces the harmonics qualities of wood by using transducers to channel the sound energy on the large soundboard. This powerful system features dedicated low and mid-range transducers that are designed by Onkyo for exceptional sound fidelity. For a more realistic frequency resonance, the bass transducer has been positioned at the bottom of the cabinet. These transducers are placed behind a solid wooden cabinet to project the natural reverb and frequency balance of an acoustic piano.
Unlike previous models of the CA series, the CA99 features new speaker diffuser panels. These panels spread the sound to produce a more immersive listening experience. It doesn't matter where you're sat in the room, the CA99 always provides a natural 360 performance.
Kawai's collaboration with audio company Onkyo ensures the CA99 has impressive tonal depth. The 1-bit DSD processing improves power efficiency for decreased distortion. The CA99 benefits from Onkyo’s premium dual DACs, which have a stereo sound effect and respond with precision to your playing. The DIDRC filter technology removes the unnecessary high frequencies and static noise that digital instruments produce at loud volumes, resulting in a more natural sound. 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 CA99 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.
Built into the CA99 is a 5'' LCD touchscreen display to access a range of functions to enhance your enjoyment of your digital piano. In Pianist mode, you can adjust the rendering characteristics of the piano to change the tonal qualities and also the resonance depth for even more control. The Virtual Technician allows various characteristics of the sounds to be adjusted from the key volume, damper noise, and touch curve, for example. Kawai's multi-instrument sound engine includes electric and acoustic pianos, organs, and strings, to name a few. Sounds can also be layered and split for a standard split function or four hands.
The Kawai CA99 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.
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.
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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