Grand Feel III Compact keyboard with wooden keys
The CA-59 model features the new Grand Feel III Compact keyboard with wooden keys, giving it a very realistic playing feel. All 88 keys are made of solid wood, and the white keys feature an Ivory Touch surface that supports piano playing and absorbs perspiration from the fingers. The keyboard features mallets with graduated weight, counterweight in the basses and escapement (let-off) mechanism. In addition, the 3-sensor technology ensures optimal repetition and playing control.
Grand Feel pedal system
The CA-59 is equipped with the Grand Feel pedal system. With this system developed by Kawai, the resistance when using the three pedals (sustain, soft and sostenuto) corresponds to the playing feel of the pedals of a real grand piano. Moreover, the correct placement of the pedals was also taken into account.
Shigeru Kawai samples & Harmonic Imaging XL technology (HI-XL)
The CA-59 contains beautiful samples of the world famous Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, which is played in many concert halls around the world and is often selected by professional pianists. Using Kawai's Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology, the sounds of all 88 keys are reproduced in a highly detailed and pure manner. By recording each key individually in this way, the character of the acoustic grand piano is particularly well preserved. Due to the expanded sample memory, with the Harmonic Imaging XL technology the sustain of the individual notes is extended by 120%.
Premium ONKYO speaker system
Using ONKYO Premium Audio Technology, the sound system of the CA-59 is even clearer and more powerful than its predecessor. Distortion-free signal paths with maximum dynamics offer high resolution and pure sound. The CA-59's speaker system delivers a total amplification of 100W spread over 4 speakers, with low frequencies reproduced through the lower speakers and mid and higher frequencies through the front speakers. The result is a full, and rich sound that is very similar to the sound of a grand piano.
Thanks to Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology, the sound reproduction through the headphones is more realistic and spacious.
Bluetooth MIDI and Audio Connectivity
The CA-59 features integrated Bluetooth MIDI and audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate wirelessly with supported smart devices. By pairing the instrument with a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can therefore use a wide range of interactive apps or stream audio from e.g. YouTube or Spotify. You can also connect to Kawai's PianoRemote app, which allows you to adjust settings or sounds of the instrument via a user-friendly interface. The CA-59 is also compatible with the PiaBookPlayer app, allowing you to view and listen to scores of many classical performances through the instrument's speakers.