Grand Feel III keyboard with longer, wooden keys
The CA-901 model features the new Grand Feel III keyboard with wooden keys, giving it a playing feel very close to the touch of a real grand piano. The keys are longer so the tilt point is further back, like a grand piano. This gives you more control and a better response at the touch. All 88 keys feature graduated weight hammers, counterweights and escapement (let-off) mechanism. In addition, 3-sensor technology ensures optimal repetition and playing control. The Ivory/Ebony Touch key surface is moisture-absorbing, which makes it harder for your fingers to slip off and will reduce the error rate.
Shigeru Kawai samples, SK-EX Rendering & Harmonic Imaging XL technology (HI-XL)
The CA-901 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. Brand-new and exclusive SK-EX Competition grand piano samples have also been added.
In Pianist Mode, the sound is even more realistic thanks to SK-EX Rendering technology. You can choose from 10 different piano characters, ranging from classical and romantic, to jazz. The sound of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano was recorded at multiple points (multi-channel), resulting in even more authentic and vivid dynamics. Through resonance modeling, the sound reproduction is further enriched by adding complex interactions of strings, dampers and other parts of an acoustic piano.
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 Harmonic Imaging XL technology the sustain of the individual notes is extended by 120%.
Premium Audio Technology
The Kawai CA-901 uses and Premium Audio Technology developed internally by Kawai's R&D team. A unique filtering system specially developed for acoustic piano sounds is combined with a high end amplification system. The CA-901's speaker system delivers a total amplification of 135W, spread across 6 speakers, and features sound diffusers that further simulate the 360-degree sound of an acoustic piano. Low frequencies are reproduced through the lower speakers and mid and higher frequencies through the front speakers. The TwinDrive Soundboard speaker system directs sound waves through transducers to a wooden soundboard, producing a natural and organic piano sound.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, sound reproduction through headphones is more realistic and spacious.
User-friendly operation via anti-glare Touchscreen
All functions are accessible through the CA-901's 5" anti-glare touchscreen display, which allows sounds and settings to be selected through an attractive user interface. The screen can also be set to automatically go dark while playing, preserving the instrument's acoustic piano appearance and minimizing visual distractions for the pianist.
Bluetooth v5 MIDI and Audio connectivity
The CA-901 features integrated Bluetooth v5 MIDI and audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate wirelessly with supported smart devices. So by pairing the instrument with a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can take advantage of a wide range of interactive apps or stream audio from, e.g., YouTube or Spotify. YouTube or Spotify. You can also connect to Kawai's PianoRemote app, which allows you to adjust settings or sounds of the instrument through a user-friendly interface. In addition, the CA-901 is also compatible with the PiaBookPlayer app, allowing you to view and listen to scores of many classical performances through the instrument's speakers.