Three world-class grand pianos in a single instrument
Get the sounds of the highly acclaimed concert grand pianos, the "Shigeru Kawai EX" and the legendary "EX" as well as the two metre model, the "Shigeru Kawai SK-5" in your very own home. Play these fantastic grand pianos on the first class "Grand Feel II" wooden key action and discover the room filling sound provided by the unique soundboard speaker system or with our new SHS headphone technology.
Grand Feel II wooden-key action with Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces and ‘Let-Off’ mechanism.
The CA97 digital piano utilises Kawai’s latest Grand Feel II wooden-key keyboard action, which draws upon over 85 years of acoustic piano craftsmanship to provide an exceptionally realistic playing experience. As with a grand piano, all eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, pivoting on a central balance pin in a smooth, seesaw-like motion. The Grand Feel II keys are longer than any other digital piano keyboard action, with the pivot point distance matching that of a Kawai grand piano. When the front of a key is pressed down, the rear rises, throwing a hammer which plays the note. These metal hammers have been micro-engineered to optmise their centre of gravity, and are graded in size and weight to replicate the heavier bass and lighter treble notes of an acoustic grand piano. The forward and backward movements of each hammer are precisely measured using triple-sensor technology, providing faster key repetition, improved responsiveness, and enhanced playing realism. In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Grand Feel II action also features counterweights placed within each key. As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force. The Grand Feel II keyboard action even reproduces the subtle let-off sensation felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very softly, satisfying the expectations of even the most discerning pianists. Finally, the Grand Feel II keyboard action features Kawai’s Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces. These finely textured materials gently absorb moisture to assist playing control, and possess a natural, matte finish that is smooth, but not slippery.
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 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 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 Soundboard Speaker System plus 4 x 7cm Top Speaker and 2 x 1,4cm Dome 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 Finishes Premium Black satin, Premium Rosewood, Premium White satin