The CA98 model is equipped with the Grand Feel II action with wooden keys that - thanks to Kawai's 90 years of experience in piano construction - gives an extraordinarily realistic playing feeling. The length of the keys on the Grand Feel II keyboard (from the front of the key to the pin of the balance bar) is longer than any other digital piano keyboard. All 88 keys of the Grand Feel II keyboard are equipped with an ivory-like coating (Ebony & Ivory Touch), which absorbs moisture and gives the player more security and excellent playing control due to a non-slip surface. The beautiful sound of the Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the new CA98. The worldwide highly regarded Shigeru Kawai models are appreciated for their clear sound and can be found again and again on the stages of concert halls and conservatories. In addition to the acoustic piano sounds, the CA98 has an extensive selection of other sounds, such as E pianos, Hammond or church organ, string or choir sounds, which enable the musician to play very varied in the most diverse genres. . The Dual mode allows the simultaneous playing of two different sounds (e.g. grand piano and strings) on the keyboard, while the Split resp. four hands mode allows the keyboard to be divided into left and right sections. With the new TwinDrive Soundboard system, Kawai has succeeded in reproducing a wide frequency spectrum directly via the soundboard. For the first time, the rear soundboard is vibrated with two transducers, so that no additional bass loudspeakers are required. The result is such that the vibrations are emitted just like a real piano and the reproduction of the piano sound achieves optimum acoustic quality. This system is based on the natural resonance of acoustic pianos and is therefore of a much better quality than the principle of normal speaker systems. With the integrated Virtual Technician function in the CA98, the tonal character of the selected acoustic piano, harpsichord or E-piano sound can be easily changed via the display. For example, you can adjust the intensity of the resonances of strings, dampers and sound box or the sound of the falling hammers. You can even change the pitch and volume of individual tones and then store them in a favorite memory location.
Keyboard: 88 wooden keys with Ivory / Ebony Touch keytops
Grand Feel II mechanism with pressure point simulation