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Kawai CA58 37” Concert Artist Digital Upright Piano

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Kawai CA58 37” Concert Artist Digital Upright Piano

Kawai Japan is proud to announce the CA58 digital piano, the latest addition to the popular Concert Artist series of digital pianos, and the fourth model of the ‘8 series’ range.  This attractive instrument combines Kawai’s new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging XL sound engine, featuring Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, while also boasting built-in Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, a powerful 4-speaker 100W output system, and a premium quality cabinet design, delivering best-in-class touch, tone, and features at an outstanding price.

 

Main Features

- New Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
- Stunning Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, with full 88-key sampling
- Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI for wireless communication with smart devices
- Powerful, 100W high fidelity 4-speaker output system
- Flexible Virtual Technician function with intuitive Smart Mode feature
- USB, MIDI, and Line In/Out connectivity, with MP3/WAV audio record and playback
- Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
- Premium quality cabinet design available in three different wood finishes

 

Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action with extended pivot length

The CA58 is the latest Kawai digital piano to utilize the new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action.  As its name suggest, the GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of the industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions, within a smaller form factor.

The new action retains the long wooden keysticks used for all 88 black and white keys, and the familiar seesaw mechanism employed by acoustic grand piano actions for centuries.  However, despite its smaller unit size, GF Compact features an extended key pivot length, providing a more consistent touch weight when playing towards the rear of the keyboard.  This crucial detail ensures the new CA58 delivers the most realistic playing experience in its class, surpassing even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilized by some of Kawai’s best-selling Concert Artist models.

As with all modern wooden-key Kawai actions, Grand Feel Compact 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.

 

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos reproduced with 88-key sampling

The rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated grand pianos are at the heart of the new CA58 digital piano, with two world-class instruments lovingly recorded and faithfully produced using full 88-key stereo sampling: the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, and the highly-acclaimed Kawai EX.  With two distinctive Kawai grand pianos and even a traditional upright readily available, CA58 players can explore a variety of different piano sounds, and enjoy the contrasting properties of each.

The new CA58 utilizes Kawai’s advanced Harmonic Imaging XL technology, incorporating extra-long sampling and algorithms that reproduce how an acoustic piano’s tonal character changes as dynamics increase.  This ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound.  And with an impressive 256 note polyphony, professional players need never worry about held notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly during more complicated passages.

 

Virtual Technician adjustments to personalize the instrument’s character

The CA58 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.

 

Bluetooth MIDI, Built-in lessons, MP3/WAV audio record & playback

The impressive CA58 offers a variety of useful features to complement its authentic wooden-key touch and stunning grand piano sounds.  Integrated Bluetooth MIDI allows the instruments to communicate with supported smart devices, using Kawai’s Sound Museum and Virtual Technician apps to select and adjust sounds wirelessly, while the built-in lesson function (featuring a variety of classical etudes and Alfred songs), adjustable metronome and song recorder, are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists.  An assortment of additional instrumental voices, combined with the Dual playing mode adds greater variety to players’ performances, while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practice and play together using a single instrument.  Kawai’s advanced SHS technology is also included, enhancing the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.

The CA58’s powerful recorder function allows MP3 and WAV audio and MIDI song files stored on a USB memory device to be played back through the instrument’s high fidelity 100W 4-speaker output system, or for performances to be recorded, overdubbed, and shared with friends and family online.  The fully-featured Concert Artist includes USB-MIDI and standard MIDI connectors for flexibility with computers and other devices, and also offers stereo Line In and Line Out jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches or school halls.

 

Modern cabinet design with wide, 3-position adjustable music rest

The CA58 is housed within a premium quality wooden cabinet that incorporate a flat fascia and raised upper board, giving this instrument a classic, upright piano-like character.  The Concert Artist’s broad music rest is engineered to accommodate the most ambitious musical works, with a high-quality surface and attractive round design.  As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the instrument’s music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position, or laid flat for convenience when notating scores or sketching musical ideas.  The CA58 is available in three attractive cabinet finishes: Premium Rosewood, Premium Satin Black, and Premium Satin White, allowing musicians to coordinate their piano with a range of traditional or modern interiors.

 

A superb wooden-key keyboard action, stunning grand piano sounds, and a variety of modern, convenient features – all housed within an attractive and inspiring cabinet.

Introducing the Kawai CA58: Best-in-class touch, tone, and features at an outstanding price.


Main Features:

     Class-leading Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
    Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights
    Harmonic Imaging XL sound engine with 88-key sampling
    Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
    Powerful four speaker, 100 W output system
    Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
    Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
    Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
    Premium quality cabinet design with cheekblock control panel

Depth: 18" (45.5 cm)
Width: 58" (145.5 cm)
Height: 37" (92.5 cm) (not including music rest)
Weight: 168 lbs. (76kg)
Finishes: Premium Satin Black, Premium Rosewood, Premium Satin White 

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Strength - Designed with tremendous strength
Character - Captivates when seen and heard.
Finish - Excellence and beauty
Specifications - Kawai CA58 37" Concert Artist Digital Upright

Warranty - Five year parts and labor

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Kawai CA58 Uses the Grand Feel Compact Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action

The CA58 is the latest Kawai digital piano to utilize the brand new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action.  As its name suggest, the GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of the industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions, within a smaller form factor.


The new action retains the long wooden keysticks used for all 88 black and white keys, and the familiar ‘seasaw’ mechanism employed by acoustic grand piano actions for centuries.  However, despite its smaller unit size, GF Compact features an extended key pivot length, providing a more consistent touch weight when playing towards the rear of the keyboard.  This crucial detail ensures the CA58 delivers the most realistic playing experience in its class, even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilised by some of Kawai’s best-selling Concert Artist models.

INVENTORY
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: CA58 Concert Artist
Size: 37",  92.5 cm
Type: Digital Upright Piano
Style: Classic
Finish: Premium Satin Black
Price: Please Inquire
Styles/Finishes available:

        • Premium Satin Black
        • Premium Rosewood
        • Premium Satin White

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SPECIFICATIONS
CA58 PRIMARY SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard
88 wooden keys with Ivory and Ebony Touch key surfaces
Grand Feel Compact with Let-Off, Triple Sensor, and Counterweights

Sound Source

Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling

Internal Sounds

42 voices

Polyphony

max. 256 notes

Keyboard Modes

Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hands Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)

Reverb

Type:
Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Parameters:
Reverb Depth, Reverb Time

Effects

Type:
Mono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo,
Vibrato Tremolo, Tremolo+Amp, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Auto Pan+Amp, Phaser+Auto Pan,
Phaser, Classic Phaser, Phaser+Amp, Phaser+Chorus, Rotary (1~6)
Parameters:
Dry/Wet, Time, Speed, Mono/Stereo, Accel./Rotary Speed – Parameters dependent on effect.

Virtual Technician

Touch Curve:
Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User Touch Curve
Voicing:
Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User Voicing
Resonance,
Noise & Effects:
Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance,
Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time
Temperament &
Tuning:
Equal, Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger,
User Temperament, Temperament Key, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning
Others:
Hammer Delay, Minimum Touch, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

Internal Recorder

10 song, 2 track recorder – approximately 90,000 note memory capacity

USB Functions

Playback:
MP3, WAV, SMF
Record:
MP3, WAV, SMF
Others:
Load Song, Load Registration All, Load Registration Single, Load Startup Setting, Save Internal Song,
Save SMF Song, Save Registration All, Save Registration Single, Save Startup Setting, Rename File,
Delete File, Format USB, Convert Song to Audio, Overdub Audio

Metronome

Beat:
1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 + 100 drum rhythms
Tempo:
10~400 bpm (20~800 bpm for eighth note rhythms)

Music Menu

Demo Songs:
32 songs
Piano Music:
29 or 42 songs ¹
Lesson Function:
Songs from Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Bach, and Chopin lesson books ². Finger Exercises
Concert Magic:
176 songs (88 x 2 banks)

Registrations

16 memories (8 x 2)

Other Settings &

Functions
Key Transpose, Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Line In Level, Tuning, Damper Hold,
Split, Four Hands, Bluetooth MIDI, LCD Contrast, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, SHS Mode, Phones Type, Phones Volume,
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, Audio Recorder Gain

Display

128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight

Pedals

Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto. Grand Feel Pedal System

Bluetooth (
3*)
Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant

Jacks

LINE IN (1/8” STEREO), LINE IN Level, LINE OUT (1/4” L/MONO, R), LINE OUT Level, Headphones x 2 (1/4”, 1/8”)
MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device

Speaker System

Speakers:
13 cm x 2 (woofers)
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers)
Output Power:
50 W x 2

Power Consumption

45 W

Dimensions

1455 (W) x 455 (D) x 925 (H) mm
57 1/3” (W) x 18” (D) x 36 1/2” (H) (Not including music rack)

Weight

73.0 Kg / 161 lbs.

(1*) Depending on market area.
(2*) Lesson books sold separately.
(3*) Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.


Specifications subject to change without notice
WARRANTY - FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai CP, CA, CS and CN digital piano is covered by a Five Year Parts and Labor Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.

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Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The essence of CA Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the CA Kawai are created by the craftsmen who dedicate their lives to building the world’s finest and most advanced pianos empowered with life, breadth and depth that lasts for generations.

Every single step, each intricately detailed design, is performed by our craftsmen drawing upon their years of experience to achieve their relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s this good, old-fashioned care and great individual pride that enables Kawai pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.
 
For over 90 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and ideas to advance the piano art form. Building upon decades of experience and tradition, our celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that produces lasting enjoyment and peak performance.

Purity of Tone that Fills the Room... The Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments in the world. Hand-built over many months by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each SK-EXL Concert Grand undergoes a through regulation and refinement process in a specially-designed anechoic chamber. Following this lengthy crafting process, the completed SK-EXL Piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections before eventually taking center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

88-Key Piano Sampling - The beautiful sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is at the heart of the CP Concert Performer Digital Series Sound, with all 88 keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, carefully analyzed and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital audio. Recording each key individually in this way (rather than stretching the same tone over several different notes) preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any of the Concert Performer’s keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Touch Texture. Responsive Fast Action.
Beautiful Quality of ‘Singing Strings’. Brilliant Rich Harmonics and Depth.

 

Playing the piano is as much an experience of "touch" as it is of tone. Day after day, the musician's hands come in contact with the piano keys. The piano's responsiveness can make a critical difference that can affect the player's performance, confidence and overall playing enjoyment. Consistent, ultra-responsive touch is a Kawai tradition.

 

The extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows the CA piano action to transfer energy with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience, for increased tone production that will last over time better than any other piano.


A Rare Treasure… A limited number of all Kawai instruments will ever bear the name CA. The rigorous degree of work and technology keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each CA piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
SPECIAL FEATURES:  CA58

    ■  Class-leading Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
    ■  Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights
    ■  Harmonic Imaging XL sound engine with 88-key sampling
    ■  Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
    ■  Powerful four speaker, 100 W output system

    ■  Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    ■  MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
    ■  Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
    ■  Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
    ■  Premium quality cabinet design with cheekblock control panel