Kawai continues their legacy of highly acclaimed digital pianos with the introduction of the Kawai CA79 Digital Piano. The descendant of the award-winning CA78 digital piano, the CA79 offers an improved speaker system and updated SK-EX Rendering. In combination with the real wooden soundboard, advanced Onkyo amplifier and six-speaker configuration, the CA79 offers organic reverberations which emulate the rich resonance of acoustic pianos.
The CA79 is housed in a sophisticated cabinet, with a sliding fallboard. The Grand Feel III keyboard is built with wooden, grade counter-weighted keys to provide a responsive and consistent playing experience. The CA79 features the Grand Feel Pedaling System, supporting the full spectrum of pedal samples Kawai offers.
With recording and playback capabilities, this versatile piano is perfect for students and professionals who wish to review their playing. The built-in stereo headphone jack is great for players who wish to practice privately or quietly. Metronome features included, as well as programmed lesson books and songs. These range from beginner/adult beginner to etudes for more advanced players.
Because of the improved user-friendly interface, the intuitive LCD touchscreen is easy to navigate. Players can access remote control features through an app available for Android and iOS phones. Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio. Matching bench and power cable included.
Dimensions: 57″(W) x 18.5(D) x 37″(H)/1450(W) x 470(D) x 940 (H)mm
- NEW: Grand Feel III wooden key keyboard action with Ivory & Ebony Touch key surfaces
- IMPROVED: SK-EX Rendering sound engine with multi-channel piano sampling
- IMPROVED: Virtual Technician function with 22 adjustable parameters
- IMPROVED: Powerful speaker system with new 360° speaker diffuser panels
- IMPROVED: Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and audio connectivity, with aptX support
- IMPROVED: Updated cabinet design with rounded details and modern character
- NEW: Updated LCD touchscreen UI with sister Piano Remote control app for iOS/Android
- NEW: Authentic new electric piano, organ, harpsichord, strings, and bass sounds
THE TOUCH OF A GRAND PIANO: GRAND FEEL III WOODEN KEY ACTION
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the Grand Feel III keyboard action utilized by the CA79 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 entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory and ebony-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 played with authentic tonal character and volume.
THE SOUND OF A GRAND PIANO: SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX CONCERT GRAND
In order to faithfully reproduce the stunning sound of a Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano digitally, Kawai has developed SK-EX Rendering. This special, piano-only sound engine focuses the Concert Artist’s DSP power, combining multi-channel, 88-key sampling with the latest resonance modelling technology to deliver pure acoustic piano authenticity. When SK-EX Rendering is selected, players can choose ten differently prepared piano characters ranging from Classic and Romantic, to Jazz, and even Boogie.
VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN – PERSONALIZED PIANO ADJUSTMENTS
The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician are essential to bringing out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.
The CA79’s powerful Virtual Technician function simulates these refinements digitally, allowing discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their personal preferences.
Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all in real-time.
PREMIUM AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES
THE VARIETY OF A DIGITAL PIANO: CONVENIENCE & FLEXIBILITY
Complementing the instrument’s class-leading Grand Feel III keyboard action and stunning SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, the CA79 also offers a strong selection of digital features that further enhance one’s musical enjoyment.
Full Bluetooth® connectivity and USB audio record/playback allow musicians to extend the functionality of their piano, or play along with their favorite artists, while the convenient metronome and integrated lesson functions, featuring classical etudes and Alfred course books, ensure that regular practice is both productive and engaging for aspiring pianists.
INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY
Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, Concert Artist 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 directly through the instruments’ premium amplifier and speaker systems without the need to connect additional cables.
The CA79’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.
BUILT-IN LESSON & FINGER EXERCISES
With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the Concert Artist also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
Reinforcing the Concert Artist’s reputation as the most realistic digital piano is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This unique feature accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the CA79’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.
Moreover, it is also possible to adjust the half-pedal sensitivity of the damper pedal, and the effectiveness of the soft pedal using dedicated Virtual Technician parameters, allowing experienced pianists to personalize the instrument’s response to match their individual pedaling technique.
SUPERIOR HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE
In addition, the CA79 also allows players to specify the type of headphones connected (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) to ensure an optimal listening experience.
ADJUSTABLE MUSIC REST
The CA79’s broad music rest is designed to accommodate the most ambitious musical works, with smoothly rounded edges and simulated leather lining the base.
As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the Concert Artist’s music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s height and playing position, or even set to a special ‘composer desk’ angle for greater convenience when notating scores or sketching musical ideas.
|Keyboard||Grand Feel III (GFIII) action|
– 88 wooden keys
|Pedal||Grand Feel Pedal System|
– Damper (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||Pianist mode: SK-EX Rendering|
– 88-key multi-channel sampling
Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
– 88-key stereo sampling
256 note maximum polyphony
|Piano Resonance||Pianist mode: Resonance Modelling|
– Damper Resonance
Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering
– Damper Resonance
|No. of Sounds||SK-EX Rendering: 10 rendering characters|
Harmonic Imaging XL: 66 voices
|Reverb||Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)|
Sound mode: Reverb (6 types)
|Other Effects||24 types|
|Speakers||13 cm x 2 (woofers)|
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers, with diffuser)
5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
|Output Power||100 W (50 W x 2)|
|Headphone Enhancements||Discrete SpectraModule™ headphone amplifier|
Spatial Headphone Sound
|Display||5″ LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)|
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability)|
|Dimensions||Width||57″ (145.5 cm)|
|Depth||18” (47 cm)|
|Height||37” (94 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||167 lbs (76 kg)|
|Internal Songs||Demo Songs||37 songs|
|Music||205 or 218 (depending on market)|
|Lesson Songs||Burgmüller 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)
Chopin Etudes (Opus 10)
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 Recorder||10 song, 2 track recorder|
Approximately 90,000 note memory capacity
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8|
|Drum Rhythms||100 patterns|
|Bluetooth® *||Bluetooth® MIDI|
Bluetooth MIDI Device Name
Bluetooth Audio Volume
|USB Audio Recorder||Record||MP3|
Line In recording
Bluetooth Audio Recording
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth® MIDI|
|Line Out||1/4″ L/MONO, R|
|Line In||1/8″ Stereo|
|USB to Host||✔|
|USB to Device||✔|
|Power Consumption||55 W|
Hymn Player Manual
Internal Song List
5 Years Parts and Labor – Click Here To Download Owner’s Registration Card