Kawai digital pianos are renowned for their capacity to replicate the playing feel and sound of premium grand pianos and other instruments, while maintaining the compactness, convenience and affordability of this type of product.
The Concert Artist (CA) range of models achieve this by combining precision mechanical components with the latest digital technology. The action found in these instruments – including the keys, pivots, and hammers – are all set up just as they would be in an acoustic piano, making for a uniquely realistic feel. At the same time, electronic sensors and sound engines are used to recreate the tones of some of the most iconic instruments in the world. What is more, the digital nature of these pianos mean that many aspects of both the sound and playability are adjustable in ways which would be impossible on a traditional mechanical piano.
The CA range comprises four models, some of the features of which are detailed below. For a complete list of features, and to enquire about availability, please contact Richard Lawson Pianos.
Concert Artist CA48 Digital Piano
The Kawai CA48 digital piano is the entry-level model in the CA range, but it should never be presumed that this means it is a compromise in terms of quality. Harmonic Imaging technology has been used to sample the sounds of the flagship Shigeru Kawai grand pianos along with other models, and these sounds are incorporated into the CA48 digital piano. Also included are built-in lessons for students, and a mode which splits the keyboard into two 44-key sections for those who prefer to learn from a human tutor.
Concert Artist CA58 Digital Piano
Similar to the CA48 but boasting additional features, the Kawai CA58 is a fine all-rounder for students and enthusiasts alike. The on-board range of sounds is expanded to include organs, strings, and choirs, and there are additional recording and networking options too. What really sets the Kawai CA58 digital piano apart from lower models – and from the majority of digital pianos from other manufacturers too – is the Virtual Technician system, which allows subtle adjustment and fine-tuning of digital parameters which replicate mechanical characteristics such as tuning, voicings and resonances. Each setup can then be saved and recalled at the touch of a button.
Concert Artist CA78 Digital Piano
The Grand Feel II keyboard action uses longer keys than any other digital piano keyboard action, and it is this feature which truly sets the CA78 digital piano apart in terms of playability. Add to this a brand new sound engine which can recreate the sound of a concert grand piano more faithfully than any other, and you have an instrument which will delight even the most discerning pianist.
Concert Artist CA98 Digital Piano
The top of the range Concert artist model takes all the features mentioned above and combines them in the most finely crafted package of all. The Onkyo power amplifiers and transducers used in this model may be the highest quality audio components ever fitted to a digital piano. Add to this even more extra features such as synthesizer sounds and integrated Bluetooth midi, and we can confidently say the CA98 digital piano will surpass your every expectation.