Kawai Japan is delightedto announce the CA99and CA79, the latest high-performance additions to the popular Concert Artistseries of premium digital pianos, and successors to the highly regardedCA98and CA78.
Theseupdated modelsincorporate the new Grand Feel IIIwooden-key keyboard action, delivering a firmer, faster, and even more grand piano-like touch feeling, while theimproved SK-EX Renderingmulti-channel sound engine features enhanced acoustic piano samples, with new Virtual Technicianparameters to precisely control the attack, release, and sustain characteristics of each piano. The CA99 and CA79 retain the high fidelity audio processing, powerful amplification, and rich speaker delivery of their predecessors, while also introducing new speaker diffuser panels. These specially developed components expandthe pianos’tonal projection in all directions, creating a 360° sound field that allows the instruments to sound natural for listeners everywhere in the room.
The CA99 and CA79 cheekblock touchscreen display features a brand new user interface that is optimised for pianists, while providing easy access to additional sounds and functions that inspire musical creativity. Kawai’s redesigned communication standard allows this new user interface to also be accessed as an app for iOS and supported Android devices, with all settings and adjustments recalled automatically every time the instrument is powered on. Complementing this modern connectivity, the CA99 and CA79’s Bluetooth Audio feature now supports the advanced aptX algorithm, allowing high quality audio to be streamed through the pianos’superb amplifier and speaker systems wirelessly, with minimal latency. Finally, the appearance of both instruments has been modernised for 2020, with the flagship CA99 adopting a contemporary upright piano-inspired cabinet design, which also incorporates Kawai’s Soft Fall closing mechanism.
Brand new Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action
Advanced SK-EX Renderingmulti-channel piano sound engine
Premium audio processing, conversion, and amplification technologies
High performance6-speaker delivery system with 360°diffuser panels
Unique 3rdgeneration TwinDriveSoundboard Speaker (CA99only)
Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and audio with low latency aptX support
Modern 5"LCD touchscreen display with intuitive swipe operation
New communication system with dedicated Piano RemoteiOS/Android app
Flexible Virtual Technicianfunction with 21 adjustable parameters
Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Chopin etudes and Alfred lesson songs
Convenient WAV/MP3/MIDI file record and playback via USB memory
Attractive cabinet designs available in wood grain and ebony polishfinishes