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Piano numérique Kawai CA48

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HIGHLIGHTS

■  Class-leading Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
■  Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights 
■  Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound with 88-key sampling
■  Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds

■  Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
■  Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
■  Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
■  Attractive, modern cabinet with cheekblock control panel

 

TOUCH

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The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action

The CA48 is the first Kawai digital piano to utilise 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.

 

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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 CA48 delivers the most realistic playing experience in its class, surpassing even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilised by its predecessors.

 

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Bass key Counterweights

In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the Grand Feel Compact keyboard action also features counterweights attached towards the front of the bass keys.

 

As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.

 

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Triple sensor key detection

The Grand Feel Compact keyboard action utilises an accurate triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism.

 

The added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in many digital pianos, allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.

 

In addition, Kawai’s action technology also monitors the speed at which each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.

 

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Ivory Touch key surfaces

The impressive CA48 features Kawai’s highly regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard.  This finely textured material gently absorbs fingertip perspiration and oils to assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth but not slippery.

 

Furthermore, this moisture is absorbed without dirt or grease permeating the surface, allowing the keytops to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.

 

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Let-off Simulation

As the most authentic digital piano keyboard action in its class, Grand Feel Compact even reproduces the ‘let-off’ characteristic of acoustic piano actions. 

 

This subtle ‘notch’ sensation can be felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very gently, and may be used by experienced pianists to aid control when playing pianissimo passages.

 

SOUND

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The Sound of a Grand Piano: Two world-class instruments

Earning a reputation 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 outstanding tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range.

 

The CA48 captures the magnificent tone of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.  This peerless instrument is hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, and widely regarded as one of the finest instruments in its class.

 

In addition, the CA48 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.

 

Both the SK-EX and EX are faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using advanced Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology, to establish a new standard in digital piano tonal quality, and allow musicians to appreciate the contrasting properties of each.

 

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Full 88-key stereo piano sampling

The rich, expressive sound of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of the CA48, with all eighty-eight keys of these world-class instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

 

Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the grand pianos’ unique harmonic character, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CA48’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

 

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Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of each grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at a wide variety of different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

 

The CA48 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Progressive Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

 

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Personalised piano adjustments

The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician is essential to bring out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.

 

The CA48’s Virtual Technician ‘Smart Mode’ simulates these refinements digitally, with ten preset configurations that intelligently adjust various characteristics of the grand piano to match different musical styles.

 

For greater flexibility, ‘Advanced Mode’ allows players to perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string and damper resonances using the dedicated Virtual Technician iPad app.

 

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Powerful 4-speaker output system

The latest Concert Artist instruments feature high fidelity speaker systems that have been specially designed to deliver deep bass and crisp treble frequencies.

 

The high specification CA48 boasts an impressive 4-speaker output system, with lower range frequencies delivered through the underside of the instrument, and mid and high frequencies projected outward via front-facing speakers. The result is a broad, resonating tone that closely mirrors the immersive sound field of a grand piano.

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CARACTÉRISTIQUES


Clavier · Action Grand Feel Compact
- 88 touches en bois - Marteaux pondérés - Surfaces à touches blanches Ivory Touch - Simulation de laisser-aller - Détection de clé à trois capteurs - Contrepoids de la région des basses
Pédale · Système de pédale Grand Feel
- Amortisseur (avec support demi-pédale) - Doux - Sostenuto
Son de piano · Imagerie progressive harmonique (PHI)
- Échantillonnage stéréo à 88 touches - Enregistrement SK-EX, EX - une polyphonie maximale de 192 notes
Piano Resonance - Damper Resonance
- Résonance de cordes
Réglage du piano · Virtual Technician (17 paramètres, via l'application Virtual Technician) - Touch Curve - Voicing - Damper Resonance - Bruit d'amortisseur - Résonance de cordes - Effet de coupure - Bruit de repli - Retard du marteau - Topboard - Temps de décroissance - Minimum de toucher - Réglage de l'étirement - Tempérament - Clé de tempérament - Volume de la clé utilisateur - Réglage demi-pédale - Profondeur de pédale douce · Mode intelligent Virtual Technician (10 préréglages)
Nombre de sons 19 voix Reverb 6 types Brilliance ✔ Autres effets - Haut-parleurs 13 cm x 2 5 cm x 2 Puissance de sortie 40 W (20 W x 2) Améliorations des écouteurs Spatial Headphone Sound Type de casque Affichage LED à 3 chiffres Couvercle à clé Type coulissant Music Rest Type pliable (réglage de l'angle 3)

Dimensions Largeur 136 cm Profondeur 46,5 cm Hauteur 88,5 cm (sans compter le repos musical) Poids 57.0 kg
Finitions disponibles

Premium Satin Black (CA48B) Premium Satin Blanc (CA48W) Palissandre Premium (CA48R) Fonctions de base Dual Quatre mains Transposer Réglage Configuration de démarrage Assistance vocale Extrait sonore
Internal Songs Sound Demo 19 chansons
Musique de piano - Concert Magic 40 chansons Chansons de leçon Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100) Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849) Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101) Livre de leçon de base de la bibliothèque de piano d'Alfred, niveau 1A Livre de leçon de base de la bibliothèque de piano d'Alfred, niveau 1B Mémoire interne de l'enregistreur interne environ 10 000 notes Nombre de chansons 3 chansons Parties 1 partie Métronomes Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 Rythmes de batterie - Bluetooth * Bluetooth (version 4.1, compatible avec le GATT) Conforme aux spécifications MIDI Low Energy Bluetooth Enregistrement / lecture de l'enregistreur audio USB - Autres fonctions - Application App Virtual Technician (iPad), application Sound Museum (iPhone / iPad) Connecteur Jacks Casque 1 x 1/4 ", 1 x 1/8" Jacks stéréo MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI * Line Out - Faire la queue - USB à héberger USB à l'appareil - Autres - Consommation d'énergie 11 W Câble d'alimentation adaptateur secteur Banc Banc réglable en hauteur * Casque d'écoute Partition -

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Kawai CA48

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1970€

OFFRE PROMOTIONNELLE
1687€
Lieu d'exposition : Paris 8

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