5 "touch screen, SK-EX rendering sound generator, TwinDrive soundboard system, ONKYO technology and more.
Grandfeel II mechanics with pressure point simulation and wooden keyboard with Ebony & Ivory touch surfaces
The CA98 is equipped with the Grandfeel II mechanism with wooden buttons, which - thanks to Kawai's more than 90-year experience in piano construction - offers an exceptionally realistic feel. The key length of the Grand Feel II keyboard (from the front edge to the balance bar) is longer than any other Digitalpiano keyboard. All eighty-eight black and white buttons are made entirely of long wood parts. As with a wing, each key moves gently on a balance beam. When a key is pressed, a weighted hammer moves upwards as in the original. In addition, the triple sensor system ensures optimal repetition and game control.
The graded-weighted hammers give a real feel to the wings. In addition, the Grand Feel II keyboard weights are incorporated in the front area of each button to provide an even better balance between a pronounced Fortissimo and a low-fatness game with perfect control in the pianissimo. In addition, the Grand Feel II keyboard is equipped with a pressure point simulator, which ensures perfect control in the Pianissimo game.
All 88 keys of the Grand Feel II keyboard are equipped with ivory-like pads (Ebony & Ivory Touch) that absorb moisture and give the player a more secure and excellent game control thanks to a grippy surface.
The sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, reproduced with the latest SK-EX rendering sound technology
The beautiful sound of the Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is the heart of the new CA98. The world-renowned Shigeru Kawai models are appreciated because of their tonal clarity and can always be found on the stages of concert halls and musical institutions.
In order to be able to reproduce the impressive sound of the Shigeru wing as naturally as possible, Kawai has developed the new SK-EX rendering sound generator, which is characterized by a high-resolution multi-channel sampling of all 88 keys in combination with the latest resonant modeling technology. The multi-channel sampling incorporates the sound, recorded from several positions of the Shigeru Kawai concert wing, which can reproduce a wider range of sound characteristics, thus enabling more lively authentic sound changes in dynamic play. This natural and expressive sound is further enriched by the use of physical modeling with newly developed resonance algorithms. The complex overall sound, which is characterized by the strings,
TwinDrive Soundboard System
■ Industry-leading Grand Feel II wooden-key keyboard action
■ Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces, 3-sensor, let-off, counterweights
■ SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine with multi-channel sampling
■ Premium audio processing and amplification powered by Onkyo
■ Premium Onkyo speaker system featuring TwinDrive soundboard
■ Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
■ Modern 5″ LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock
■ MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
■ Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
■ Attractive, modern cabinet with 6-position adjustable music rest