The Concert Artist series will transform all notions of how good digital pianos can be. From the latest in sound technology and action design, to its innovative Soundboard Speaker System, the CA95 captures the essence of playing a fine concert grand piano.
In The Box: New Kawai CA95, Matching Padded Bench w/ Compartment, Music Rack, AC Cord, Manual, Factory Warranty Certificate
Dimensions: 58" (W) x 19" (D) x 37" (H)
Weight: 192 lbs.
Available Finishes: Satin Black, Rosewood
What's in the Box: New Kawai CA95, Matching Bench, Power Cord, Owner's Manual, Warranty Certificate
*Speaker System: 7 cm x 4 (Top Speakers), 1.4 cm x 2 (Dome Speakers), Soundboard Speaker System, 45 Watts x 2 + 45 Watt Transducer
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 gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.
The new 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 new Grand Feel keyboard action utilized by the latest Concert Artist instruments combines realistic materials, motion and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
All eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist control. Each wooden key pivots smoothly on a balance pin – the ends rising and falling to replicate the familiar ‘seesaw’ motion of an acoustic piano action. When pressed, the back of the key lifts, triggering a grade-weighted hammer to strike a pressure switch. The amount of force applied to this switch is then measured, and the corresponding note is played with authentic tonal character and volume.
Additional counter-weights placed at the front of the bass keys help to lighten their heavier touch during pianissimo passages, with let-off simulation reproducing the delicate ‘notch’ sensation felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very softly. These subtle characteristics allow discerning pianists to practice their expanding repertoire with confidence and ensure a seamless transition when called upon to perform using an acoustic grand piano.
In addition to having the longest keys of any digital piano, the new Grand Feel keyboard action also boasts the longest key pivot length – matching that of a Kawai grand piano. This improvement ensures a more evenly balanced key touch weight from front to rear, and is particularly beneficial when playing complicated chords with fingers positioned towards the back of the keyboard..
The exceptional Concert Artist instruments feature Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces. 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.
Furthermore, this moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the surface, allowing the keytops to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.
The Concert Artists feature high fidelity speaker systems that have been specially designed to deliver deep bass and crisp treble frequencies, with the flagship CA95 piano also incorporating an improved version of Kawai’s exclusive Soundboard Speaker System.
As with the original design, this unique audio technology embraces the rich, harmonic qualities of wood, channeling sound energy onto a spruce soundboard to produce an organic tone. The redeveloped system further advances this concept, utilizing longer soundboard ribs that broaden the frequency range and volume of the resonating sound. The result is a remarkably authentic playing experience that immerses the performer in sound and faithfully reproduces the tonal ambience of an acoustic piano.