The Kawai CA97 is a Kawai “legacy product” that was succeeded by the enhanced CA98 Hybrid Digital PIano in 2018. The new CA Series CA98 digital piano features a new 5” color touchscreen control panel, a new Twin-Drive Soundboard Speaker System developed in collaboration with premium audio maker Onkyo, our new Shigeru Kawai EX Rendering Sound Engine and integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology. Visit your local Kawai digital piano dealer to see the latest in Kawai digital piano technology.
Kawai CA97 Digital Piano
- Depth: 18 1/3˝ (46.5 cm)
- Width: 57 1/3" (145.5 cm)
- Height: 36 1/2" (92.5 cm)
- Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
- 2015 Music Inc. Product Excellence Award
- Exclusive Soundboard Speaker System
- New Samples of Shigeru Kawai Concert and Chamber Grand Pianos
- Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-key Piano Sampling
- 80 Premium Instrument & Vocal Sounds
- Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
- Ivory and Ebony –Touch Key Surfaces
- USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files
- USB to Device & USB to Host
- 256 Polyphony (max.)
- Built-in Alfred, Czerny, Beyer and Burgmüller Lesson Songs
- Grand Feel Pedal System
- Concert Magic and Hymn Player Functions
- Built-in Classical Piano Music – 2 hrs.
The CA97 Concert Artist offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Harmonic Imaging XL technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the Grand Feel II keyboard utilized by the CA97 Concert Artist combines realistic materials, motion and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of our finest concert grand pianos. Learn More »
SOUNDBOARD SPEAKER SYSTEM
The flagship CA97 Concert Artist incorporates the latest version of Kawai’s highly-regarded Soundboard Speaker System. This unique audio technology embraces the rich, harmonic qualities of wood, channelling sound energy onto a traditional soundboard in order to produce a natural, organic tone.
USB AUDIO & STORAGE
The CA98 Hybrid Piano is equipped with modern USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files.
RICH SOUND SELECTION
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CA98 Hybrid Piano also features an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.
This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before. Learn More »
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
The CA97 Concert Artist comes with the first year’s lesson songs from Alfred Publishing’s Basic Piano Course 1, Premier Course 1 and Adult Course 1 built in. We’ve also included the printed music and recordings for time-tested finger exercises such as scales, arpeggios and Hanon songs. Learn More »
A skilled piano technician can personalize an acoustic piano’s sound and touch response. Kawai’s exclusive Virtual Technician does the same for the CA97 digital piano.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The CA97 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The new Grand Feel Pedal System reproduces the individual weighting of each of the three pedals of the Kawai EX concert grand.
JACKS AND CONNECTIONS
In addition to USB, the CA97 has other useful jacks including 2 headphone jacks, MIDI connections and audio input / output jacks for connecting to sound equipment and recording systems.
|Keyboard||88 wooden keys with Ivory/Ebony key surfaces, Grand Feel II action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor|
|Sound Source||Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling, Grands: Shigeru Kawai EX, Kawai EX, SK-5|
|Virtual Technician||Voicing (incl. User Voicing per key), Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped Strings Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect (incl. Key-Off Release), Hammer Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth, Touch Curve (incl. User Curve), Temperament (incl. User Temperament), Key of Temperament, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch|
|Polyphony||max. 256 notes|
|Reverb||Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral|
|Reverb Parameters||Reverb Depth, Reverb Time|
|Effects||Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary, Combination Effects x 4, Amplified Effects x 3|
|Effect Parameters||Dry/Wet, Time, Speed, Mono/Stereo, Accel./Rotary Speed – Parameters depend on effect.|
|Keyboard Modes||Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hand Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)|
|Touch Curves||Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User|
|Temperament||Equal Temperament (Equal Piano Only), Pure Temperament (Major), Pure Temperament (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal Temperament (Flat), Equal Temperament (Equal Stretch), USER Temperament|
|USB functions: Audio Playback||MP3: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo, Bit Rate: 8-320 kBit/s (constant & variable) WAV: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz, Mono/Stereo|
|USB functions: Audio Recording||MP3: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 192 kBit/s (constant) WAV: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo, 1,411 kBit/s (uncompressed)|
|Internal Recorder||10 Songs, 2 Tracks, max. 90.000 notes|
|Metronome||10 beats, tempo, volume, plus 100 drum rhythms|
|Further USB functions||Load Internal Song, Load Registration, Load User Memory, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Save Registration, Save User Memory, Rename File, Delete File, Format USB, Convert Song to Audio, Overdub Audio|
|External Media||USB Stick, USB Disk Drive, USB Harddisk|
|Other Features||SHS heaphone system, Headphone type, Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line In Volume, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Wall EQ, Tuning, Damper Hold, Four Hands, LCD Contrast, User Memory, Factory Reset, 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, Auto Power Off|
|Lesson Function||542 songs in total. Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, Chopin and Hanon (incl. printed score); Alfred books without printed score. Additional finger excersises with 4 scales (Major, n.Minor, h.Minor, m.Minor), 2 Arpeggio-, 2 Cadence- and 2 Chord practises each in all keys with scoring system|
|Piano Music||29 Songs|
|Concert Magic Songs||176|
|Display||128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight|
|Pedals||Grand Feel Pedal System: Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto.|
|Key Cover||yes, hidden type|
|Music Rack||extra large with leather surface|
|Jacks||LINE IN (3,5mm Stereo), LINE IN level adjustable, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), LINE OUT control, headphones x 2 (3,5mm Stereo and 6,3mm Stereo), MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device|
|Sound System||Soundboard Speaker System plus 4 x 7cm Top Speaker and 2 x 1,4cm Dome Tweeter|
|Output Power||2 x 45W + 45W Transducer|
|Dimensions||57 1/3" (145.5 cm) (W) x 18 1/3˝ (46.5 cm) (D) x 36 1/2" (92.5 cm) (H)|
|Weight||187 lbs (85 kg)|
|Finishes||Premium Black satin, Premium Rosewood, Premium White satin|
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