The new CA15 digital piano is the latest addition to Kawai’s highly respected Concert Artist range of instruments, offering many of the strengths of the premium models, within a more compact and affordable package.
RM3 Grand II keyboard action
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the CA15’s RM3 Grand II keyboard action combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
All 88 black and white keys are crafted from long pieces of wood, and pivot smoothly on a central balance pin with the same ‘seesaw’ motion as an acoustic piano key. The weight of the keyboard is graded from bass to treble, with additional characteristics such as let-off simulation and counterweights further enhancing touch realism.
Ivory Touch key surfaces
The exceptional CA15 features Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard. This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.
Triple-sensor key detection
The RM3 Grand II keyboard action also boasts a new triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism. The third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and also allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.
88-key piano sampling
The beautiful sound of the Kawai EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the new CA15, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms. Capturing each key individually in this way preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the Concert Artist’s wooden keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
Harmonic Imaging technology
When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volume levels, ranging from pianissimo to fortissimo. The new CA15 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
Breathtaking reverb, Additional voices
The CA15’s powerful new digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s core sounds, with advanced damper resonance and high quality reverb simulation. This latter feature allows pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral.
Concert, studio, and modern grand piano sounds are available, along with high quality strings, electric piano, church organ, and harpsichord voices. It is also possible to combine any two sounds using the Dual function.
The CA15’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with built-in classical Czerny, and Burgmüller etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred series course books (depending on market location).
As a Concert Artist instrument, the CA15 utilises Kawai’s new Grand Feel Pedal System, accurately replicating the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Kawai EX Concert grand piano.
High-fidelity speaker system
To ensure a faithful reproduction of the EX concert grand piano, the CA15 employs a high-fidelity speaker system that has been specially designed to provide both deep, rich bass and crisp, clear treble frequencies.
Broad, adjustable music rest
The CA15’s broad music rest is designed to accommodate the most ambitious musical works. As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the music rest can also be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position.
For more details please go to the Kawai site
RRP £1,650/ Our Price = LESS! Hire = £56
|Size in cm (WxDxH)mm:||1373 x 463 x 897|
|Finishes:||Premium Rosewood; Premium Cherry, Satin Black|