Kawai CA59 Digital Piano - Satin Black
Kawai CA59 Digital Piano delivers a legacy of authentic sound and premium features, boasting Kawai's Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action and the acoustic piano sounds of Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos while also adding a new Shigeru Kawai SK-5 piano sound, all contributing to a more natural and realistic playing experience. CA59 incorporates technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer Onkyo and features a new motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver rich, high-quality sound.
Bluetooth MIDI functionality is complemented by Bluetooth Audio, with aptX support providing high-quality wireless audio with minimal latency. CA59 shares its cabinet design with Kawai's larger Concert Artist models and adopting their tall body and rounded edges for a more impressive, premium experience. It also features a modern OLED graphic display for easier visibility. The Kawai Concert Artist Series is one of the most award-winning lines of digital pianos available today, and CA59 is a model that will deliver players of all levels an exceptional experience.
- Modern cabinet design modeled after larger Kawai Concert Artist instruments
- Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
- Kawai SK-5 mid-sized grand piano sounds
- Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity
- Thoughtfully designed control panel layout with modern OLED graphic display
- Built-in Virtual Technician allows access to deep regulation and voicing adjustments and includes 'Smart Mode' presets
- Low Volume Balance function for improved touch consistency at reduced volume levels
- Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless audio playback
CA59 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, 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 analyzed and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using Kawai's 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.
CA59 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 to Device functionality
CA59 is equipped with a USB to Host connector on the rear panel that allows it to be connected to a computer for MIDI use. There is additionally a USB to Device connector tastefully concealed on the piano's underside to save and load data directly to and from USB memory devices. This 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 audio and storage
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 simply to play along with their favorite songs. It's even possible to record performances as MP3 or WAV files for sharing with friends and family, for listening to on the move or for further editing using an audio workstation.
Rich sound selection
CA59 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 realtime panel controls.
CA59's built-in 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 your personalized instrument configuration to memory.
Bluetooth MIDI connectivity
In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, CA59 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet or laptop, CA59 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 lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you've never played before. The exclusive feature 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 – Concert Magic will take care of playing the correct notes! You get to control the song's rhythm and expression, which are the other two elements of playing music. With Concert Magic you can experience a world of musical styles: Children's Songs, Christmas Songs, American Classics, Favorite Hymns, Classical Piano Selections, Patriotic Songs, International Songs and music for Special Occasions.
Lessons and exercises
CA59 comes with a lesson function that allows 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 and the tempo can be adjusted so you can perfect difficult passages before recording them for self-evaluation. Lesson books included in CA59 are the first year's lesson songs from Aldred Publishing's Basic Piano Course 1, Premiere Course 1 and Adult Course 1. CA59 also includes Burgmüller's 25 Etudes Faciles, Czerny's 10 Opus 139, Bach Inventionen and the Chopin Walzer.
Grand Feel Pedal System
CA59 features three pedals: soft, sostenuto and damper with half-damper support. The Grand Feel Pedal System reproduces the individual weighting of each of the three pedals on the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.
|Included from Manufacturer||Matching bench
|Piano Cabinet Style||Console|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Kawai Grand Feel Compact|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Speaker Power||100 W (50 W × 2)|
|Speaker Size||(2) 5.12"
(2) 3.15" × 4.72"
|Pedals||Sustain with half-pedal support
|Number of Sounds||44|
|Voices of Polyphony||256|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Audio Outputs||Dual 1/4" stereo main output
1/4" stereo headphone output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|Audio Inputs||Dual 1/4" stereo input|
|Bluetooth||Audio Receiving, App Connectivity|
|Product Weight||145.5 lb|
|Unique Features||Built-in Virtual Technician to personalize sound and touch response
Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Chopin, Beyer and J.S. Bach lesson songs
OLED graphic display
Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio with aptX support
Kawai Limited 5-Year Warranty
This warranty covers digital piano models CN, CA, CS and CP against defects in materials or workmanship for five (5) years from the date of purchase.
Kawai will, at its option, repair or replace the instrument covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Kawai specifications for new parts. If Kawai elects to replace the instrument, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit or another model reasonably equivalent to the original instrument. Kawai will attempt to perform service at the location of the instrument. However, if this is not reasonably feasible, then You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the instrument(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Kawai will pay the return shipping charges to your location within the USA or Canada if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
Failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this instrument; any shipping damage to the instrument (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Kawai or an authorized Kawai Service Provider; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear and tear or any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) action noise caused by normal wear and tear; (f) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (g) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable. Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the original owner and is not transferable.
To obtain warranty service
Warranty service will only be provided for defective instruments within the Warranted Area. Contact your authorized Kawai dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If your authorized dealer cannot provide assistance, then contact Kawai at the address or telephone number shown below. Kawai may request that you send the defective instrument to a local authorized Kawai Service Provider or authorize return of the defective instrument to Kawai for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Kawai, please contact Kawai's Technical Services Division at the number shown below.
Instruments shipped for service must (a) be packed securely; (b) be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service; (c) be accompanied by an unaltered copy of the original bill of sale, or other dated proof-of-purchase document describing the instrument, as evidence of warranty coverage; (d) exhibit a Return Authorization number issued by Kawai on the outside of the shipping carton or packaging. Kawai will not be responsible for damage sustained by an instrument that is improperly packed or shipped. Should any instrument submitted for warranty service be found ineligible therefore, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be performed only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF TIME AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW. KAWAI SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR DAMAGES BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE, DAMAGE TO ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER ITEMS AT THE SITE OF USE, OR INTERRUPTION OF PERFORMANCES OR ANY CONSEQUENCES THEREOF. KAWAI's LIABILITY FOR ANY DEFECTIVE INSTRUMENT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE INSTRUMENT, AT KAWAI's OPTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only express warranty applicable to the Instrument specified herein; Kawai neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other express warranty. If you have any questions about service received or if you need assistance in locating an authorized Kawai Service Provider, please contact:
Kawai America Corporation
Technical Services Division
2055 E. University Dr.
Rancho Dominguez, California 90220, USA
Phone (800) 421-2177
Do not return any instrument to the above address without a written Return Authorization issued in advance by Kawai.