Used Digital Piano
This CA93 in Rosewood is a fine piano: high powered audio with a bass soundboard feature and a RM3 keyboard with balanced wooden keys. One only available from Mark Ireland Pianos in Bristol.
This piano has had attention recently by a Kawai approved service engineer and will give many hours of pleasure- this model was over £2900 when new in 2011.
(Image shown is of a CA95R- similar cabinet design to the CA93R)
The touch of a grand piano
The keyboard action of an acoustic grand piano has remained largely unchanged for centuries, employing long wooden keys that rise and fall in a seesaw motion, to trigger hammers that strike metallic strings. It's an intricate, yet beautifully designed mechanism that allows pianists to express a wealth of feeling and emotion in their playing.
The Concert Artist's RM3 Grand action embraces the very same, long-established acoustic piano principles of material, motion, and mechanism to faithfully recreate the exceptional touch of a fine concert grand. First, all eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist control.
Ivory Touch surface
The centre of each wooden key sits upon a balance pin, rising and falling with gravity, for a consistent, natural motion that's reminiscent of its acoustic counterpart. When pressed, the back of each key triggers a grade-weighted hammer, which in turn strikes a switch to play the note. Additional counter-weights placed at the front of the bass keys, help to lighten their heavier touch during pianissimo passages - again, another refinement borrowed from the acoustic piano action. While the new let-off feature even recreates the subtle "notch" sensation felt when gently playing the keys of a grand.
MP3/WAV recording and playback
USB memory devices can be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on an iPod, or for further editing using an audio workstation.
Soundboard Speaker System
The CA93 is equipped with a unique Soundboard Speaker System. Embracing the rich, harmonic qualities of wood, sound energy is channelled onto a spruce soundboard to faithfully reproduce the unmistakable warmth and ambience of an acoustic piano. While the sound produced by normal "cone" speakers typically resonates in circles from a central point, instruments such as guitars, violins and pianos, harness the acoustic properties of wooden boards, vibrating with the resonances of each tone for greater uniformity of expression. The Soundboard Speaker System adopts similar principles in order to enhance the sound reproduced by conventional speakers.
Previously, when the normal touch curve didn't fit your playing style, the only solution was to choose one of the different touch curve presets in the piano. With the NEW User Touch Curve feature, you can CREATE your own touch curve. In User Touch Curve mode, you are asked to play dynamically from soft to loud to input your playing style. Then the piano analyses the data and creates the perfect touch curve specially made for you.
A piano technician plays a very important role for an acoustic piano to be in the best playing condition for a pianist. Our VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN function does the same work digitally. You'll find Kawai's exclusive Virtual Voicing, capable of digitally "voicing" the piano sound. There are also controls for adjusting the action's Touch, String and Damper Resonance, as well as several other piano-specific settings.
You can easily customise your Concert Artist piano's initial settings. Choose a new starting instrument, favourite effect, touch curve, etc. Once you have the piano memorise it then you don't have to go through many buttons every time you turn the power on.
Dual, Split and 4 Hand Mode
When you layer two sounds (Dual) or use different sounds on the left and right (Split), the balance control is convenient for quick and easy adjustment of the two sounds' balance. Moreover, you can adjust the octave range of the second sound (Layer Octave Shift, Lower Octave Shift) in DUAL and also in SPLIT mode. Also you can set up the dynamic behaviour of the second DUAL sound (Layer Dynamics), to let you avoid having too high a volume on it.
In Four Hand Mode you can split the keyboard in two halfs by having the same octave range on both parts. So two pianists (i.e. teacher and pupil) can play and practise together on only one instrument.
For the aspiring pianist, the Concert Artist Series features a recorded collection of standard practice and warm-up drills, with a companion music book containing major and minor scales, arpeggios and Hanon exercises also included. Moreover, the powerful lesson function allows performers to learn the piano using a built-in collection of etudes from Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer and Bach, or songs from the popular Alfred Basic, Adult and Premiere (USA, Canada, Australia and UK only) course books. Each etude or song can be played at various tempos, practicing the left and right hand parts separately, before eventually recording a practice session for self-evaluation.
Reverb and Effects
Five distinct reverb types simulate listening environments from private practice rooms to concert halls. Two special reverbs produce a 3D effect, surrounding you with sound from all directions. Digital sound effects such as delays (three types), Chorus, Tremolo and Rotary Speakers (two types) add to the remarkable realism of the Concert Artist sounds. You can adjust the digital effects and - for further use - save.
Metronome and drum rhythms
In addition to the standard metronome click you can choose from 100 drum rhythms for your convenience on all three new CA models. Play along with a complete drum set. You can load various rhythms and change their tempo. Never before was practising so much fun.
|Keyboard||88 wooden keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces|
|Action||RM3 Grand with Let-off|
|Sound source||Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ (UPHI)|
|Internal sounds||80 voices|
|Polyphony||Max. 192 notes|
|Display||16 x 2 characters LCD|
|Reverb||Room 1, Room 2, Stage, Hall 1, Hall 2|
|Effects||Chorus, Delay 1, Delay 2, Delay 3, Tremolo, Rotary 1, Rotary 2|
|Recorder||10 song, 2 track recorder - 90,000 notes|
|USB functions||Play MP3/WAV/MID, Record MP3/WAV, Convert Song to Audio, Load/Save Recorder song|
|Demo songs||36 songs + 29 Piano Music pieces|
|Concert Magic||176 songs|
|Lesson function||Finger exercises + Alfred lesson books|
|Virtual Technician||Voicing, Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Key Off Effect, User Touch Curve, Temperament, Stretch Tuning|
|EQ settings||Wall EQ, Loudness, Bass Boost, Treble Boost, Mid Cut, User (3 band EQ)|
|Other features||Dual, Split, Dual/Split Balance Adjust, Four Hands Mode, Key/Song Transpose, Tuning, Metronome (with 100 rhythms), Speaker/Headphone Volume|
|Pedals||Damper (with Half-Pedal support), Sostenuto, Soft|
|Finish||Premium Black Satin, Premium Rosewood|
|Jacks||MIDI (IN/OUT/THRU), USB (to Host, to Device), LINE IN (L / MONO, R), LINE IN Level Adjust, STEREO IN, LINE OUT (L / MONO, R), Phones x 2|
|Speakers||7 cm x 4 + 1.9 cm x 2, Soundboard Speaker System|
|Output Power||50 W x 2 + 35 W Transducer|
|Dimensions||146 (W) x 47 (D) x 92 (H) cm|