Kawai CA78

Kawai CA78

Kawai CA78

This Kawai CA78 is in great physical and working condition and shows only minimal general wear attributable to prior use. Included is a bench, power supply and a user manual. This is a standalone audio product that is equipped with USB connectivity and does NOT include support for any related extended features such as online content or user registration.

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Kawai’s award-winning legacy took another step forward with the introduction of the CA78 digital piano. Combining our industry-leading “Grand Feel II” wooden-key keyboard action with the incredible Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, the CA78 delivers an amazingly authentic concert grand piano experience. Innovative Onkyo amplifier technologies and a robust six-speaker configuration work together to create deeply rich and impressive tone. Feature controls and sound menus are easily and intuitively accessed with our new 5” color touchscreen placed neatly in the keyboard side panel. Summed together, this formidable array of attributes makes the CA78 a powerhouse of performance.

The CA78 establishes a new benchmark for digital pianos. Advanced features such as our innovative amplifier technologies and powerful multi-speaker configuration co-developed with audio specialists at Onkyo deliver rich, expressive tonality. The origin of the CA78’s unmistakably warm acoustic tone is the Shigeru Kawai Concert Grand Piano that was carefully sampled and modeled across all 88 keys to create the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine.

The authentic feel of a concert grand is made possible by our industry-leading “Grand Feel II” wooden-key keyboard action that utilizes an ideal combination of materials, mechanics and motion to re-create the unrivaled touch and control of a fine grand piano. Audio from mobile devices can be played through the CA78 digital piano sound system with the built-in Bluetooth® Audio feature.

Direct USB and MIDI connectors expand capabilities for music making, while integrated Bluetooth® allows for wireless communication with other devices. Placed neatly in the keyboard side panel is the 5” color touchscreen that provides intuitive access to the CA78’s full range of features, controls and sound options. Try the CA Series, CA78 digital piano and see why it is described as a powerhouse of performance.

TOUCH

Embracing many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, the Grand Feel II, fully wooden-key keyboard utilized by the CA78 Concert Artist combines realistic materials, motion and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of our finest concert grand pianos. Learn More »

CA Series Touch
CA Series Touch

TONE

CA Series Tone
CA Series Tone

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, one of Japan’s leading premium audio equipment manufacturers, the CA78 digital piano is the first musical instrument to utilize specialist components designed for high-end audio reproduction. With cutting-edge technologies such as 1-bit DSD processing, dual DAC signal conversion, and Onkyo’s exclusive DIRDC circuitry, the Concert Artist's optimized power amplifiers reproduce the Shigeru Kawai grand piano sound with stunning richness and clarity. Learn More»

LCD TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY

The CA78 digital piano is the first instrument of its kind to feature a full-color 5” touchscreen display. Discreetly embedded within the left cheekblock, this high resolution touchscreen allows sounds and settings to be selected from an attractive user interface simply by tapping or swiping the display with a finger.

LCD Touchscreen Display
LCD Touchscreen Display

BLUETOOTH®

Bluetooth Technology
Bluetooth Technology

In addition to standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, the CA78 digital piano also features integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows these instruments to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, Concert Artist owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos directly through the instruments’ premium amplifier and speaker systems without the need for any cables.

USB AUDIO & STORAGE

The CA78 Concert Artist is equipped with modern USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files.

USB Audio and Storage
USB Audio and Storage

RICH SOUND SELECTION

Sound Selection
Sound Selection

Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CA78 Concert Artist also features an excellent selection of additional sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.

CONCERT MAGIC

This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before. Learn More »

Concert Magic
Concert Magic

LESSONS AND EXERCISES

Alfred Lessons
Alfred Lessons

The CA78 Concert Artist comes with the first year’s lesson songs from Alfred Publishing’s Basic Piano Course 1, Premier Course 1 and Adult Course 1 built in. We’ve also included the printed music and recordings for time-tested finger exercises such as scales, arpeggios and Hanon songs. Learn More »

GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM

IThe CA78 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The new Grand Feel Pedal System reproduces the individual weighting of each of the three pedals of the Kawai EX concert grand.

Grand Feel Pedal System
Grand Feel Pedal System

JACKS AND CONNECTIONS

Jacks and Connections
Jacks and Connections

In addition to USB, the CA78 has other useful jacks including 2 headphone jacks, MIDI connections and audio input / output jacks for connecting to sound equipment and recording systems.

Keyboard   Grand Feel II action

- 88 wooden keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Ivory Touch white key surfaces
- Ebony Touch black key surfaces
- Let-off simulation
- Triple sensor key detection
- 88-key Graded counterweights
Pedal   Grand Feel Pedal System

- Damper (with half-pedal support)
- Soft
- Sostenuto
Piano Sound   Pianist mode: SK-EX Rendering

- 88-key multi-channel sampling
- SK-EX recording

Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)

- 88-key stereo sampling
- SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording

256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance   Pianist mode: Resonance Modelling

- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
- Undamped String Resonance
- Aliquot Resonance

Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering

- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
- Undamped String Resonance
- Cabinet Resonance
No. of Sounds   Pianist mode: 10 rendering characters
Sound mode: 66 voices
Reverb   Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)
Sound mode: Reverb (6 types)
Brilliance  
Other Effects   24 types
Speakers   13 cm x 2 (woofers)
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers)
5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
Output Power   100 W (50 W x 2)
Headphone Enhancements   Discrete SpectraModule™ headphone amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Headphone Amplifier
Display   5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Key Cover   Sliding type
Music Rest   Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability)
Dimensions Width 57 1/3" (145.5 cm)
Depth 18” (45.5 cm)
Height 36 1/2” (92.5 cm) (not including music rest)
Weight   163 lbs (75 kg)
Available Finishes   Premium Satin Black (CA78B)
Premium Satin White (CA78W)
Premium Rosewood (CA78R)
Basic Functions   Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Favorite
Internal Songs Sound Demo 37 songs
Piano Music 42 songs
Concert Magic 176 songs
Lesson Songs   Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Chopin Etudes (Opus 10)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Internal Recorder Total Memory Pianist mode: approximately 10 mins. per song
Sound mode: approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs Pianist mode: 3 songs
Sound mode: 10 songs
Parts Pianist mode: 1 part
Sound mode: 2 parts
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms 100 patterns
Bluetooth® *   Bluetooth® (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth® Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
USB Audio Recorder Record MP3
WAV
Playback MP3
WAV
SMF
Other Functions Overdubbing
Line In recording
App Functions   -
Connector Jacks Headphone 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth® MIDI
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob) [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device