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Design inherited from more than 85 years building the world's finest acoustic pianos.Beautiful new vertical fallboard.New Grand Feel action with long wooden keys, Ivory Touch keytops, Let-Off and three sensors. It's the world's most advanced digital piano action.Advanced USB audio including record and play of both WAV and MP3 files.Designed to be beautiful, powerful and simple to use. That's Kawai quality.Kawai Concert Artist CA95. Feel the difference today.Kawai Concert Artist CA95.Kawai Concert Artist CA95.
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Soundboard Speaker System

   

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 highly-regarded Soundboard Speaker System. As with the original design, this unique audio technology embraces the rich, harmonic qualities of wood, channelling sound energy onto a spruce soundboard to produce an organic tone. The redeveloped system further advances this concept, utilising 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, and faithfully reproduces the tonal ambience of an acoustic piano. 


Appreciating Acoustic Piano Design

Standing proudly amongst other items of fine furniture, a piano is often considered the centrepiece of any room it occupies. With elegant cabinetry, striking accents, and a natural wooden finish, the exterior appearance of a piano contributes more to the overall aesthetic of playing and listening to music than arguably any other instrument. This shared belief inspires Kawai’s digital and acoustic piano designers to work together, developing original ideas that improve functionality, without detracting from an instrument’s traditional character.


Grand Feel Action

Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the new Grand Feel keyboard action utilised by the latest Concert Artist combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.

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. The exceptional Concert Artist 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. 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. Complementing the grand piano-class key pivot length, the Grand Feel action also features 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.

Learn more about the Grand Feel action here.



Grand Feel Pedal System

Reinforcing the Concert Artist’s reputation as the most realistic digital piano is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This new development accurately replicates the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Kawai EX Concert grand piano to further enhance the Concert Artist’s acoustic piano authenticity. Moreover, it is also possible to adjust the half-pedal sensitivity of the damper pedal, and effectiveness of the soft pedal using specially engineered Virtual Technician parameters, allowing musicians to personalise the instrument’s response to match their preferred pedalling technique. 


Harmonic Imaging Technology


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. 
With expanded piano sound memory, the new Concert Artist boasts the largest sample size of any Kawai digital piano. This ‘eXtra Long’ standard ofHarmonic Imaging technology extends the important attack portion of the piano sound by up to 120%, articulating the natural detail and resonance characteristics of each note more clearly, and improving the instrument’s organic tonal quality overall. The Concert Artist’s improved Virtual Technician functions invite discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their preferences. Players can perform touch and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, lid, and damper resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes – all in real-time. Then, with the desired refinements complete, save the fully prepared instrument to an onboard registration memory or USB device, or exchange favourite settings with other Concert Artist owners online. 


Redeveloped Effects and Reverbs

The Concert Artist’s powerful new digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life. Studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects can be used to tailor a sound’s character and feeling, with modelled amplifier/speaker simulations applying vintage warmth to electric pianos and trademark growl to drawbar organs. The depth of a performance can then be transformed using the Concert Artist’s updated reverb features, allowing pianists to position themselves within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practise room to an inspirational grand cathedral. 


MP3 Audio Playback and Record

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 entire performances (including external line-in audio*) directly as MP3 or WAV audio files for emailing to family and friends, or casual listening away from the piano. 


Energy Conservation

The new Concert Artist utilises modern, energy efficient components that reduce electricity consumption by 50% (compared to previous models), while the instrument’s optional power saving feature can also turn off the piano automatically after a specified period of inactivity. 

 
   
 
   
Kawai Concert Artist CA95      The World's Most Advanced Digital Piano
Keyboard 88 wooden keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces
Action Grand Feel (GF) action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling
Sounds 80
Polyphony 256
USB Features Playback: MP3, WAV, SMF
Record: MP3, WAV
Other: 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
Reverb Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral with adjustable parameters
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
Virtual Technician Touch Curve: Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User 1, User 2. Voicing: Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2. Resonance, Noise & Effects:Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect (incl. Key-off Release), Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth. Temperament: Equal (Piano), Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, Equal (Flat), Equal (Stretch), User Temperament, Key of Temperament. Others: Stretch Tuning, User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch
Recorder 10 song, 2 track internal; USB audio
Metronome 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 + 100 drum rhythms
Demo Songs 37
Other Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line In Level, 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 
Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight
Pedals Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto. Grand Feel Pedal System
Jacks LINE IN (L/MONO, R), LINE IN Level Adjust, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), Headphones x 2, MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device
Speakers 7 cm x 4 (top speakers) + 1.4 cm x 2 (dome tweeters) + Soundboard Speaker System
Output Power 45 W x 2 + 45 W transducer
Dimensions 146.5 x 47.5 x 93.0cm
Weight 87.0kg
RRP (AUD) $5,195.00