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- Action: Grand Feel II with extended fully wooden keys
- No of Internal Sounds: 88 (including Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grands, and the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 chamber grand)
- Polyphony: 256
- Speaker System: 2 x 45W + 45W Transducer
The new Kawai CA98 is the flagship of a regenerated ‘Concert Artist’ Series and marks a dramatic step forward in Kawai’s mission. Established features such as the unique Soundboard Speaker System have been refined further. The widely praised and proven Grand Feel II action with its extended, fully wooden keys and grand piano pivot points remains, offering players the most expressive control of the instrument’s prodigious capabilities.
Switch the CA98 on, and it starts up in ‘Pianist’ mode, using a completely new SK-EX Rendering sound engine, modelling the flagship Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand. This is the most naturally responsive digital piano sound Kawai has offered yet and combined with the precise triple-sensor action, offers a world of expressive possibilities. To ensure this stunning sound is delivered with the finest possible quality, Kawai has partnered with Japanese audio experts Onkyo, incorporating premium quality amplification components and technologies developed for audiophile hardware.
Rounding out the package is a brand new touchscreen interface, discretely placed in the bass cheek block and offering easy navigation of the available sounds, Virtual Technician settings, and the convenient MP3 and WAV recording capability. The CA98 is an inspiring proposition for pianists of all abilities.
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