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Kawai CA59 Digital Piano

The intermediate model of the Concert Artist series, the CA59 demonstrates to be an impressive upper-mid-range digital piano. Introducing a new source, the CA59 can reproduce the acoustic tones and properties of three of Kawai’s beloved grand pianos; the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand, Kawai EX Concert Grand Pianos and the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 piano. The CA59 offers a number of new features and improvements, while retaining the highly-acclaimed Grand Feel Compact wooden keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging XL sound samples. The added digital features lends the CA59 to be a versatile instrument. These features include a new OLED display, Bluetooth MIDI and Audio connectivity, SHS headphone system, and more. All these premium features work in unison to deliver one of the broadest playing experiences of any digital piano in its class.

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Proceeding the CA58, the Kawai CA59 Digital Piano continues the legacy of premium digital pianos with new features and improvements. In collaboration with Onkyo, Kawai introduces a new motherboard and amplification system to deliver rich, high-fidelity audio. The CA59 includes an additional grand piano sound, the new Shigeru Kawai SK-5 source. For an organic and genuine playing experience, the CA59 retains the Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action. With the USB connectors, the CA59 allows convenient audio data transferring and storing. The CA59 demonstrates playing excellence, providing pianists of all levels an immaculate piano experience.

 

Features

The CA59 offers many features that add to its versatility. The Spatial Headphone Sound technology enhances the realism of the pianos sound when listening through headphones. This is perfect for discerning players who wish to practice quietly or privately. Lesson books are programmed into the CA59, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. A metronome and internal recorder aid players to critically review their playing.

Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows wireless connection with smart devices. Kawai created a number of apps to enhance the digital piano experience, one of the most notable is the Virtual Technician. The Virtual Technician which allows users to refine various parameters of their CA59 to fit their musical needs and style in real time.

The equipped USB connectors further expands the CA59’s practicality and versatility. These ports allow computers or USB memory devices to connect to piano, great for saving instrument settings or recorded songs/performances. USB memory devices can also play back MP3 or WAV files out of the CA59’s speaker system, allowing musicians to play along to backing tracks.

Standard MIDI jacks are available for connecting to other instruments. Complementing the acoustic piano sources, the CA59 includes a wide variety of other instrument presets, from electric piano, strings, choirs, and synth pads.

 

Dimensions

Height: 36″/91.5 cm
Width: 57 1/3″ /145.5 cm
Depth: 18″/45.5cm

 

Highlights

NEW

  • Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity.
  • Updated control panel with modern OLED graphic display.
  • Bluetooth Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless audio playback.
  • Shigeru Kawai SK-5 mid-sized grand piano sounds.
  • Low Volume Balance function for improved touch consistency at reduced volume.
  • Virtual Technician parameters, improved Smart Mode presets.
  • Modern cabinet design modeled after larger Concert Artist instruments.

IMPROVED: Improved Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano sounds.

FEATURES

TONE

ToneThe CA59 digital piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the “premier pianos of Japan”, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their exceptional tonal clarity. In addition, the CA59 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.

Both instruments have been carefully recorded, meticulously analysed, and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.

TOUCH

CA59 Touch

The CA59 digital piano utilizes Kawai’s latest Grand Feel Compact keyboard action, which draws upon 90 years of acoustic piano craftsmanship to provide an exceptionally realistic playing experience. All 88 black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured Ivory Touch key surfaces applied to assist playing control.

As with an acoustic grand piano action, the keys rest on a metal balance pin and move with a smooth seesaw-like motion, while the extended pivot length ensures a consistent, evenly-balanced touch weight – even when playing towards the back of the key. The Grand Feel Compact action also incorporates grade-weighted hammers, bass region counterweights, and let-off simulation for added authenticity, while its accurate triple-sensor key detection system allows rapidly repeated notes such as trills to be performed smoothly, without unnatural breaks in sound.

 

USB AUDIO & STORAGE

The CA59 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow this instrument toUSB Audio and Storage be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This “USB to Device” feature allows instrument settings or recorded songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.

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 performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on the move, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

RICH SOUND SELECTION

CA59 Sound Selection

The CA59 digital piano also features an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.

Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances for each playing mode can also be adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time panel controls.

 

VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN

Virtual TechnicianThe CA59 digital piano’s Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano, electric piano, or harpsichord sound to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing one’s personalized instrument configuration to memory.

USB TO DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY

Jacks and Connections

The CA59 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow this instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This “USB to Device” feature allows instrument settings or recorded songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.

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 performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on the move, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

 

BLUETOOTH® MIDI CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth TechnologyIn addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, the CA59 digital piano also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, CA59 digital piano owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the instrument’s speakers without additional cables.

CONCERT MAGIC

CA49 Concert Magic

This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before. The Concert Magic function allows complete beginners to enjoy playing the piano by simply selecting one of the 176 pre-programmed songs, then tapping the keyboard with a steady rhythm and tempo. Learn More »

LESSONS AND EXERCISES

Alfred LessonsThe CA59 Concert Artist comes with a lesson function allowing budding pianists to practice the piano using a selection of built-in song books and finger exercises. The left and right hand parts of each piece can be practiced separately, adjusting the tempo to perfect difficult passages, before being recorded for self-evaluation. Lesson books included in the CA59 are the first year’s lesson songs from Aldred Publishing’s Basic Piano Course 1, Premiere Course 1 and Adult Course 1. The CA59 also includes Burgmuller’s 25 Etudes Faciles, Czerny’s 10 Opus 139, Bach Inventionen, and the Chopin Walzer.

GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM

Grand Feel Pedal System

The CA59 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The Grand Feel Pedal System reproduces the individual weighting of each of the three pedals of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

KeyboardGrand Feel Compact action

– 88 wooden keys
– Grade-weighted hammers
– Ivory Touch white key surfaces
– Let-off simulation
– Triple sensor key detection
– Bass region counterweights

PedalGrand Feel Pedal System

– Sustain (with half-pedal support)
– Soft
– Sostenuto

Piano SoundHarmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)

– 88-key stereo sampling
– SK-EX and EX concert grands, SK-5 grand
– 256 note maximum polyphony

Piano ResonanceAcoustic Rendering

– Damper Resonance
– String Resonance
– Undamped String Resonance
– Cabinet Resonance

Piano AdjustmentVirtual Technician (21 parameters)

– Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
– Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
– Damper Resonance
– Damper Noise
– String Resonance
– Undamped String Resonance
– Cabinet Resonance
– Key-off Effect
– Fall-back Noise
– Hammer Delay
– Topboard Simulation
– Decay Time
– Minimum Touch
– Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
– Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
– Temperament Key
– Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
– Half-Pedal Adjust
– Soft Pedal Depth

Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)

No. of Sounds44 voices
Reverb6 types
Other Effects24 types
Speakers13 cm x 2
(8 x 12) cm x 2
Output Power100 W (50 W x 2)
Display128 x 64 pixel OLED
Key CoverSliding type
Music RestCollapsible type (3 angle adjustability)
DimensionsWidth56″ (145.2 cm)
Depth18.3” (46.5 cm)
Height36” (91.5 cm) (not including music rest)
Weight145.5 lbs (66 kg)
Available FinishesPremium Satin Black (CA59B)
Premium Satin White (CA59W)
Premium Rosewood (CA59R)
Basic FunctionsDual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Startup Setting
Internal SongsSound Demo33 songs
Piano Music42 songs (depending on market location)
Concert Magic176 songs
Lesson SongsBurgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Internal RecorderTotal Memoryapproximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs10 songs
Tracks2
MetronomeTime Signatures1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms100 patterns
Bluetooth® *Bluetooth® (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth® Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth® Audio
USB Audio RecorderRecordMP3
WAV
SMF
PlaybackMP3
WAV
SMF
App FunctionsVirtual Technician app
Sound Museum app
Connector JacksHeadphone1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks
MIDIMIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth® MIDI
Line Out1/4″ L/MONO, R (with volume adjust knob)
Line In1/4″ Stereo (with volume adjust knob)
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others
Power Consumption20W x 2
PowerPower cable
BenchMatching Bench
HeadphonesHeadphone hook
OthersWarranty Card
Owner’s Manual
Internal Song List

RESOURCES

Brochure: Download
Owners Manual: Download

WARRANTY

5 Years Parts and Labor Click Here To Download Owner’s Registration Card

 

 

 

Weight161 lbs
Dimensions57 × 18 × 36 in
Select Finish:

Premium Rosewood, White Satin, Black Satin

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