Available from August 2020
With the digital piano CA59, KAWAI presents another new model in the CA series. Equipped with the new GrandFeel Compactwooden keyboard, 3-way sensor technology, Ivory Touch surface and pressure point simulation , it ensures perfect control and maximum repetition. The piano sounds with Harmonic Imaging ™ XL technology and 88 key sampling are perfectly reproduced via the very balanced speaker system. The large OLED displayenables easy operation and access to a multitude of options. With the CA59 you get the sounds of the world-class concert grand " Shigeru Kawai EX " and the legendary Kawai "EX "and the Shigeru Kawai" SK-5 " home. Play these grand pianos and experience the natural sound through the powerful speaker system or the new SHS headphone technology . You can also use the CA59 as a Bluetooth speaker for your music.
With its modern design and the attractive colors of premium rosewood, premium black satin and premium white satin, the CA59 is a perfect purchase for every pianist in terms of performance, quality and value.
GRAND FEEL COMPACT MECHANISM WITH PRESSURE POINT AND WOODEN KEYBOARD WITH IVORY TOUCH SURFACE
The CA59 model is equipped with the new Grand Feel Compact mechanism with wooden keys, which - thanks to Kawai's 90 years of experience in piano making - enables an exceptionally realistic feel. All 88 keys are made entirely of long wooden parts, with the white keys - to optimize game control - provided with Ivory Touch coverings.
Each of the 88 keys moves gently on a balance beam, as you would know from an acoustic grand piano. Thanks to the long keys (especially the length from the front edge of the key to the balance bar pin), playing in the back area of the keys is made easier. The Grand Feel Compact keyboard mechanism has graduated weighted hammers, counterweights in the bass range and a pressure point simulation. In addition, the 3-way sensor system ensures optimal repetition and game control.
IMPRESSIVE IMAGES OF THE CONCERT GRAND PIANOS SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX AND KAWAI EX AS WELL AS SK-5 WITH HARMONIC IMAGING XL AND 88-KEY SAMPLING
The excellent sounds of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, Kawai EX and Shigeru Kawai SK-5 grand pianos are reproduced in the CA59. The world-renowned Shigeru Kawai models are valued for their tonal clarity and can be found time and again on the stages of concert halls and music institutions. In addition, the CA59 also includes the special sound of the Kawai EX concert grand piano, which is often selected internationally by professional pianists for events such as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky or the Rubinstein piano competition. All 88 keys of these three extraordinary grand piano models have been painstakingly recorded and analyzed.
LARGE SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL SOUNDS
In addition to the realistic acoustic piano sounds, the CA59 has an extensive selection of other sounds, such as electric pianos, drawbar or church organ, strings or choir sounds, which enable the musician to play a wide variety of genres. The dual mode allows the simultaneous play of two different sounds (e.g. grand piano and strings) on the keyboard, while the split or four-hand mode enables the keyboard to be divided into a left and a right area. The respective volume ratio can be set quickly and easily at the push of a button.
VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN SETTINGS
With the integrated Virtual Technician function, the sound character of the selected acoustic piano sound, harpsichord or electric piano sound can be easily changed. For example, you can adjust the intensity of the string, damper and case resonances or the sound of the hammers falling back. You can even change the pitch, volume and intonation of individual tones and then save them.
PREMIUM ONKYO TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to the use of ONKYO Premium Audio Technology, the sound system of the CA59 is even clearer and more powerful than its predecessor. Distortion-free signal paths with maximum dynamics offer high resolution and pure sound.
LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM AND SHS HEADPHONE SOUND
The outstanding sounds of the CA59 are reproduced via an amplifier system with 4 loudspeakers and 2 x 50 watts: 2 mid-tweeters radiate upwards and below the console, 2 loudspeakers for the bass and mids reproduce the bass. As a result, the radiation behavior of a wing is modeled as closely as possible.
The CA59 offers various customization options for playing with headphones. The new "Spartial-Headphone-Sound" (SHS) technology enables more spatial listening via headphones, the high-quality headphone amplifier offers the highest sound quality and it is even possible to set the type of headphone used to make the sound more open, semi-open, closed or in-ear -Customize headphones. The result is a fatigue-free listening experience, even over a longer period of time.
BLUETOOTH AUDIO / MIDI
In addition to the USB-to-host connection and the MIDI connections, the CA59 is also equipped with Bluetooth MIDI technology, which enables wireless communication with smart devices (e.g. smartphone or tablet). This gives you the opportunity to comfortably use a large selection of music-related apps in connection with your CA59 digital piano.
The CA59 also offers Bluetooth audio with aptX compatibility, so that you can, for example, play music from your smartphone wirelessly through the speakers of the CA59.
USB TO DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY WITH MP3 / WAV RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
The CA59 is equipped with USB ports that not only offer you the option of exchanging MIDI data with a connected computer. For example, you can also save data directly to a USB storage medium or load it directly into the instrument from a storage medium. This USB-to-device functionality allows you to save registrations and songs (which were saved in the internal memory of the CA59) to an external storage medium or to play MIDI files (SMF) stored on it directly with the instrument without the need for additional hardware. You can also play songs by your favorite artists directly in MP3 or WAV format. You can also record your own game in MP3 or WAV format and email it to your friends, for example,
EXTENSIVE CONNECTION OPTIONS
A number of connection options ensure the greatest possible flexibility, such as audio outputs (LINE OUT) for connection to an amplifier for use in larger rooms (e.g. in churches or schools). The connections MIDI IN / OUT and USB to Host allow a connection to computers or other MIDI devices. Thanks to the stereo audio input (LINE IN), for example, the audio output of a laptop or tablet PC can be connected directly to the CA59 and played back via the built-in loudspeakers.
ADJUSTABLE MUSIC STAND
The inclination of the music stand can be changed - as with a concert grand - to adapt it to the player's position. If necessary, the CA series music stand can also be placed completely horizontally.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The CA59 is equipped with the Grand Feel Pedal System . With this system developed by Kawai, the resistance when pressing the three pedals (Sustain, Soft and Sostenuto) corresponds to the pedal feel of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand. The correct positioning of the pedals was also ensured.