The Kawai CA99 digital piano is the flagship model in the Concert Artist range, and offers one of the greatest grand piano experiences in an upright body. It features the new Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action, which feels firmer, faster, and more authentic than ever.
TwinDrive soundboard speaker
The CA99 boasts the popular TwinDrive Spruce soundboard system, which uses 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. Additionally, the CA99 features new speaker diffuser panels that spread the sound to produce a more immersive listening experience.
Kawai has collaborated with audio company 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. The 1-bit DSD processing improves power efficiency for decreased distortion and 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.
Integrated app technology
The new PianoRemote app from Kawai puts you in control of the piano. By taking advantage of Kawai’s redesigned communication standard in the CA99 and CA79, you can now control every aspect of the piano on your phone. The modern and intuitive interface connects to your piano via Bluetooth MIDI and provides an effortless way to adjust settings, change sounds, or enjoy the large amount of built-in music.
SK-EX sound engine
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.
Personalise your tone
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 4 hands.
Recording, Hi-Fi, and Bluetooth
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.
Kawai’s brand new PiaBookPlayer app enables you to view the notated scores of the lesson songs and practise pieces built into your digital piano, so now you can listen to them playing with meticulous detail via the Shigeru grand piano sound. With the app, you can use the piano’s soft or sostenuto pedals for hands-free page-turning.