Kawai CA59 Digital Piano, Black Satin

Manufacturer: Kawai
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Kawai CA59 Digital Piano, Black Satin


Features a rich assortment of instrumental voices add greater variety to players’ performances.
Touch & Sound of a Grand Piano

Key Points
  • Grand Feel Compact keyboard
  • Prog. Harmonic Imaging
  • Wireless Bluetooth Audio
  • MIDI connectivity USB audio

  

Kawai CA59 Digital Piano, Black Satin

Features a rich assortment of instrumental voices add greater variety to players’ performances.

Kawai CA59


The Variety of a Digital Piano


Complementing the instruments’ excellent Grand Feel Compact keyboard action and impressive Progressive Harmonic Imaging piano sound, the CA59 also offers a strong selection of digital piano features that further enhance one’s musical enjoyment. Wireless Bluetooth® AUDIO and MIDI connectivity, USB audio record/playback, Dual, Split, and Four Hands keyboard modes, and a rich assortment of instrumental voices add greater variety to players’ performances, while the convenient metronome function and integrated lessons ensure that regular practise is both productive and engaging for aspiring pianists.

 

The Touch of a Grand Piano

The CA59 digital piano utilises Kawai’s latest Grand Feel Compact keyboard action, which draws upon 90 years of acoustic pianocraftsmanship to provide an exceptionally realistic playing experience. All 88 black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured Ivory Touch key surfaces applied to assist playing control. As with an acoustic grand piano action, the keys rest on a metal balance pin and move with a smooth seesaw-like motion, while the extended pivot length ensures a consistent, evenly-balanced touch weight – even when playing towards the back of the key. The Grand Feel Compact action also incorporates grade-weighted hammers, bass region counterweights, and let-off simulation for added authenticity, while its accurate triple-sensor key detection system allows rapidly repeated notes such as trills to be performed smoothly, without unnatural breaks in sound.

 

The Sound of a Grand Piano

The CA59 digital piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the ‘premier pianos of Japan’, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their exceptional tonal clarity. In addition, the CA59 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, beside the famous Shigeru Kawai SK-5.
Those instruments have been carefully recorded, meticulously analysed, and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.

 

Strong selection of additional instrument sounds

Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the CA59 digital piano also features an excellent selection of instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.
Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances for each playing mode can also be adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time panel controls.

 

Virtual Technician adjustments to personalise the instrument’s character

The CA59 digital piano’s Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano, electric piano, or harpsichord sound to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing one’s personalised instrument configuration to memory.

 

Bluetooth® connectivity

In addition to standard USB and MIDI ports, the new CA59 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology, allowing the digital piano to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.

Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, CA59 owners can easily expand the instruments’ functionality with a wide range of education, performance, and scoring apps.

The integrated Bluetooth Audio feature with aptX compatibility lets you connect your mobile devices to listen to your music library and play along with it.

 

USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV file recording and playback

The CA59 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow this instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This ‘USB to Device’ feature allows instrument settings or recorded songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.
USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to record performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on the move, or for further editing using an audio workstation.


Powerful Effects & Reverb

The CA59’s powerful digital effects engine enhances the instruments’ superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life. Studio-quality reverb allows pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

 

Premium ONKYO audio technology

Unrivalled in its price range, the CA59 features an impressive 4-way system in combination with ONKYO designed audio circuits to reproduce the harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lower range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, closely mirroring the sound projection of a grand piano.

 

Great headphone experience

The CA59’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s various sounds when using headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.

 

Inspirational playing modes

The CA59’s built-in lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Chopin, and Beyer etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred course books.

In addition, the instruments’ Dual, Split, and Four Hands playing modes allow two different sounds to be layered together, or for the entire keyboard to be split into two separate sections for duet performances.

 

Adjustable music rest

As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the CA59’s music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position, or laid flat for convenience when notating scores.


Authentic pedal response

Reinforcing the CA59’s reputation as the most realistic digital pianos in its price range is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This development accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance playing authenticity.


Specifications

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    Keyboard

    Action
    Grand Feel Compact

    Key Material
    Wood

    Key Surface
    Ivory Touch

    Letoff Simulation
    Yes

    Sensors
    3

    Velocity Curves
    Light 1-4, Normal, Heavy 1-4, Off (Constant), User

    Key Lid
    Yes

    Sound Source

    Sound Source
    Harmonic Imaging™ XL, 88 Key Sampling

    Sounds
    44, Grand Pianos: Shigeru Kawai EX, Kawai EX, Shigeru Kawai SK-5

    Polyphony
    256 Notes

    Virtual Technician
    Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Release Time, Temperamant, User Temperament, Temperament Key, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning, Hammer Delay, Minimum Touch, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

    Keyboard Modes
    Dual Mode, Split Mode, 4-Hand Mode (incl. Volume/Balance adjustment)

    Reverb
    Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral

    Effects
    Mono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Tremolo+Amp, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Auto Pan+Amp, Phaser+Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Phaser+Amp, Phaser+Chorus, Rotary (1~6)

    Tuning
    Equal (Piano Only), Pure (Major), Pure (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal (Flat), Equal (Stretch), USER

    Music/Recording

    Metronome/Beats
    10 Beats + 100 Rhythms, Tempo and Volume adjustable

    Recorder
    USB Memory: MP3/WAV Recording and Playback, A-B Loop; Internal: MIDI 10 Songs, 2 Tracks – max. 90,000 Notes

    Lesson Function
    542 Songs in total. Songs from Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, Chopin and Hanon (incl. printed score books); Songs from Alfred without score books. Additional Finger practizes with 4 scales (mayor, n.minor, h.minor, m.minor), 2 Arpeggio-, 2 Cadence- and 2 Chord- trainings in all root notes with score function

    Piano Music Songs
    29

    Concert Magic Songs
    176

    Demo Songs
    33

    Features

    Display
    128 x 64 Pixel OLED Display

    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth MIDI (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant

    Registrations
    Yes, 16 Memories

    USB Functions
    Playback: MP3, WAV, SMF ; Recording: MP3, WAV ; Functions: Audio Overdub, Convert Song to Audio, Internal Songs load, Internal Songs save, Registration load, Registration save, SMF Song save, File delete, USB format

    Other Features
    Key Transpose, Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Low Volume Balance, Tuning, Damper Hold, Split, Four Hands, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Auto Display Off, Auto Power Off, SHS Mode, Phones Type, Phones Volume, 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, Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth Audio Volume, Bluetooth MIDI, Audio Recorder Gain

    Sound System

    Sound System
    2 x 13cm Bass speaker with enclosure + 2 x 8x12cm Top Speaker

    Amplifier
    2 x 50W

    Power Consumption
    20W

    Construction

    Pedals
    Grand Feel Pedal System: Sustain (Half-Pedal), Soft, Sostenuto; optical sensors

    Music Rack
    Extra large, adjustable

    Jacks
    LINE IN (Stereo-Mini), LINE IN Level adjustable, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), LINE OUT Level, Headphones x 2 (3,5mm Stereo-Mini and 6,3mm Stereo), MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device

    Dimensions

    Height in cm
    91,5

    Width in cm
    142,5

    Depth in cm
    46,5

    Weight in kg
    66

    Finishes

    Finishes
    Premium Rosewood, Premium White satin or Premium Black satin
 




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