Kawai Concert Artist Series
The latest digital piano collection from Kawai
This model is the Kawai CA 401Advisory: If you have underfloor heating, it is recommended to use a Piano heat protection mat. Available from the showroom.
Kawai CA models – Concert Artist models within a more compact and affordable package.
The CA401 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 modern interiors.
The CA401 digital piano utilises 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.
The CA401 digital piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawai’s new flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Competition 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, the CA401 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 analysed, and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using 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.
The CA Series’ improved Virtual Technician feature simulates these refinements digitally, allowing performers to shape various aspects of the piano’s tonal character and playability to suit their unique personal preferences, before storing favourite setups to memory for immediate recall.
AUDIO TECHNOLOGY The redesigned speaker system with newly developed audio components was created to deliver a richer and higher quality sound. This system is perfectly supported by the newly designed PS-154 AC adapter to provide more clear and powerful results.
OLED DISPLAY The CA401 also boasts an improved cheek block control panel that includes a modern OLED graphic display for easy operation.
The CA401 features song recorder capabilities that both enhances one’s playing enjoyment and assists with piano study. The CA401’s useful recorder allows up to three songs to be stored in internal memory and played back at the touch of a button, serving as a convenient self-assessment tool for players of all skill levels.
IMPROVED HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE The CA Series’ Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s various sounds when using headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.
The CA401 digital piano features the latest Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio v5 technology, allowing this instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once paired to 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 high quality, low-latency audio directly through the instruments’ premium amplifier and speaker systems without the need for any cables.
ADJUSTABLE MUSIC REST As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the CA Series’ music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position or laid flat for convenience when notating scores. In addition, the CA401 also features music score support pins.
AUTHENTIC PEDAL RESPONSE. Reinforcing the CA Series’ reputation as the most realistic digital pianos in their price range is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This new development accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance playing authenticity.