For the time being Sheargolds has moved to appointment only, please book here
- NEW: SK-EX Competition Grand rendering piano sound
- IMPROVED: Piano optimised sampling filter, premium dual DAC components, and redesigned speaker configuration
- IMPROVED: TwinDrive soundboard speaker system
- IMPROVED: Anti-glare LCD touchscreen with updated UI
- IMPROVED: Bluetooth for reduced latency and enhanced audio quality
- IMPROVED: Cabinet design: refined keyboard, pedal & music rest position
- IMPROVED: Virtual Piano Artisan (formerly Virtual Technician)
Best In Class Grand Feel III Wooden-Key Keyboard Action
Kawai has over 95 years of experience designing and crafting some of the Word's finest pianos. Their expertise in manufacturing acoustic instruments has been harnessed to produce one of the best keyboard actions in a digital instrument. All eighty-eight keys of the Grand Feel III keyboard have been crafted from long pieces of wood. The keys feature a central balance pin to give a see-saw type movement, resulting in a natural acoustic piano-like touch, which is one of the most important considerations when choosing a digital piano.
Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand Piano Voices
The Shigeru models sit at the pinnacle of Kawai's acoustic grand piano range. These hand-crafted pianos are recognised as among the best in the World because of their tonal quality and dynamic range. The engineers at Kawai have sampled (digitally recorded) the sound of four of their best pianos, including the SK-EX Concert grand and a brand new piano voice for the CA901 range of pianos called the SK-EX Competition Grand.
The SK-EX Competition Grand piano voice has been recorded from the pianist's position, as opposed to the standard SK-EX Concert voice, which was recorded from the audience's position.
Further authenticity is achieved by the CA901's real-time physical modelling of string and damper resonance to create a piano that feels like it is living and breathing, similar to an acoustic instrument.
Premium Audio Technology & Speaker System
The beautiful sound of the Shigeru piano needs to be heard through a premium-quality audio system, which is delivered by the CA901 in the form of dual Digital Audio Convertors (DACs) - one each for both left & right channels. These DACs utilise a specially designed filtering process to reproduce the piano voices accurately and clearly.
The CA901 has the highest-quality audio system seen in a Kawai Concert Artist digital piano and is further enhanced with a powerful 6-speaker system with premium quality driver units. Custom-designed diffuser panels help to disperse the piano's sound evenly throughout the room in which the piano is positioned so that it sounds great for both the listener and the performer.
As with previous flagship CA series models, the CA901 also uses Kawai's latest TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker System to project the sound energy onto a real wooden soundboard - similar to how the sound of an acoustic upright piano is amplified. This gives an even richer sound with an organic piano tone with an ambience akin to that of its acoustic counterparts.
The CA901 has two independent headphone outputs so that two people can enjoy the sound of this instrument at the same time without disturbing others in the household or neighbouring properties. The headphone output is enhanced with Kawai's Spatial Headphone Sound Technology to make playing with earphones just as enjoyable as hearing the instrument through its own speaker system. We recommend Kawai SH9 headphones to compliment your CA901 digital piano.
Bluetooth & USB Connectivity
You can use the standard USB port for connecting the CA901 to a laptop or desktop computer for advanced music production. For ultimate convenience, the CA901 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology which gives the fastest response (low latency), so you can enjoy the many thousands of music-making apps available on your iOS or Android smart devices. Audio can be streamed through the powerful amplification & speaker system of the CA901, so you can play along to backing tracks or hear the tuition features of your apps whilst enjoying the exquisite sound of the CA901's own piano voices.
The latest Concert Artist instruments feature built-in Bluetooth MIDI connectivity, allowing the pianos to communicate with smart devices wirelessly, and be enjoyed with a wide variety of music-related apps.
Moreover, Bluetooth Audio capability also enables the sound from songs and videos to be played through the instruments’ Onkyo
amplifier and speaker systems without any additional cables. APT-X is supported as well for highest audio quality.
The CA99’s redesigned communication standard allows the user-friendly touchscreen interface to also be accessed via the dedicated PianoRemote app for iOS and supported Android devices. The app connects to the piano wirelessly via the Concert Artists’ integrated Bluetooth, providing an effortless way to change sounds, or enjoy the vast array of built-in music content from the comfort of an armchair. Additional cables. (available from April 2020)
Available Finishes: Premium Satin Black (CA99B), Premium Satin White (CA99W), Premium Rosewood (CA99R)
Dimensions: 144.5 (W) x 47 (D) x 101 (H)cm
Dimensions Height 91.5 cm Width 136 cm Depth 45 cm Weight 58KG
Make an appointment to view
Presentation of the new KAWAI CA65 digital piano. For more information visit www.kawai.co.uk LESSON function sheet music shown in this video may not always be available in all markets.
KAWAI CA65 dig...Presentation of the new KAWAI CA65 digital piano. For more inf...
Kawai Digital Pianos come with a 5 year warranty