Kawai CA701 Digital Piano Satin White.
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Kawai Digital Piano CA701 Satin White.
This replaces the Kawai CA79 an it is a massive improvement. The Grand Feel III key action with wooden keys, counter weights and grip on the keys is very responsive with a lovely fast dynamic feel. The 110w 6 speaker system and new samples sound absolutely fantastic with nice reverb effects and more! The pedals react like a grand piano when you use piano sounds and do other functions like fast and slow tremolo when you use organ sounds. The cabinet design looks beautiful with a nice lid and curved edging with traditional legs. The Kawai CA-701 looks good, has a great key feel and sounds amazing. I think this piano is excellent value for money.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
More About The Kawai Digital Piano CA-701
This revised model has a brand-new SK-EX Competition Grand piano sound that is reproduced utilising Kawai's cutting-edge multi-channel SK-EX Rendering sound engine while retaining the industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard movement of its predecessors. This most recent recreation of the marquee Shigeru Kawai piano employs completely new sample data, specifically captured from the player's perspective, and complements the original SK-EX Concert Grand. It has a bright and clear tonal character with a characteristic attack. This piano replaces the Kawai CA79, the model above is the CA901.
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX piano sounds from the CA701 are treated utilising new audio hardware that includes a high-performance DAC system and specially created piano filter. The instruments' remarkable speaker systems then transmit this high-fidelity sound. The CA701 also has improved 360-degree top speaker diffusers, which gives players and listeners alike an extraordinarily rich and real musical experience.
The special cheekblock touchscreen display on the CA701 comes with an upgraded anti-glare panel and a smooth matte surface that lessens overhead reflections for increased visibility. Updates to the instrument's user interface include the ability to turn off the LCD display after a certain amount of time, minimising visual distractions for the musician. With the adoption of the newest v5 standards by Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio components, wireless communication has also been updated. This ensures ultra-low latency, increased reliability, and greater sound quality when coupled with the newest mobile devices.
Last but not least, the most recent Concert Artist models have also undergone numerous cabinet design and geometry refinements, with the CA701 boasting a taller, more impressive upper body and new score support pins, providing pianists with a more comfortable playing position and an overall more pleasurable piano experience.
CA701 Main Features
Industry leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action
Stunning SK-EX Concert Grand and new SK-EX Competition Grand piano sounds
Premium audio processing, conversion, and amplification technologies
High performance 6-speaker delivery system with 360° diffuser panels
Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and audio using latest v5 standards
Anti-glare 5" LCD touchscreen display with intuitive user interface
Support for Kawai’s latest PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps for iOS/Android
Flexible Virtual Piano Artisan (formerly Virtual Technician) function with 20 parameters
Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Chopin etudes and Alfred lesson songs
Convenient WAV/MP3 audio file record and playback via USB memory
Attractive cabinet designs available in wood grain and ebony polish finishes
Grand piano tones from the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert and Competition model were simulated using SK-EX Rendering technology.
Shigeru Kawai instruments, which are lauded for their tone clarity and outstanding dynamic range, are frequently used in concert halls and other musical institutions around the world and are known as the "premier pianos of Japan." The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano, which is the centrepiece of Kawai's lineup, is recreated in the CA701 model. The SK-EX Concert Grand piano sound, which is distinguished by its warm, sensitive tone, wide attack, and rich reverberation, has established a reputation as one of the most realistic replicas available in a digital piano.
This sophisticated voice is enhanced with a brand-new SK-EX Competition Grand piano sound that faithfully replicates the most recent SK-EX-L instruments that have recently enjoyed success and wide-spread acclaim at the Hamamatsu, Chopin, and Sendai international piano competitions. The SK-EX Competition Grand piano sound has been precisely recorded from the pianist's position for the best possible performance experience. It has a bright, clear tonal character and an unique thick attack.
Kawai has created SK-EX Rendering, a piano-focused sound engine that combines multi-channel, 88-key sampling with the most recent resonance modelling technology, in order to accurately replicate the magnificent sound of a Shigeru digitally. The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano's sound is recorded using several channels, allowing for the reproduction of a wider variety of tonal qualities and a more lively, accurate response to dynamic shifts. Advanced resonance algorithms, which physically simulate the complex tonal interactions produced by the strings, damper, and various other parts of an acoustic piano, further enhance this naturally expressive sound, giving players the impression that they are sitting at a living, breathing instrument.
Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces, counterweights, and a "Let-Off" mechanism are features of the Grand Feel III wooden-key action.
The industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action, which draws on Kawai's 95+ years of acoustic piano craftsmanship to deliver an extraordinarily realistic playing experience, articulates these excellent SK-EX grand piano tones. The eighty-eight black and white keys on the Grand Feel III action, which pivot in a smooth, seesaw-like motion on a central balance pin, are all made entirely of long pieces of wood, just like those on a grand piano. For increased responsiveness and realism, grade-weighted metal hammers are thrown with this natural movement. The various velocities of these hammers were precisely monitored using triple-sensor technology.
The extra-long pivot length of the enlarged wooden keys on the Grand Feel III action is comparable to that of a Kawai acoustic grand piano. When playing toward the back of the keyboard, this gives a more consistent touch weight, and the additional counterweights beneath each key aid to further balance the action's weight during pianissimo sections. The Grand Feel III keyboard action also has Kawai's Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces, which have a natural, matte texture that is smooth but not slippery and softly absorb moisture to help with playing control.
High-end speaker, amplification, and processing technologies for audio.
The CA701 digital piano was created by Kawai R&D's highly skilled audio engineering team and uses specialised parts made for high-end audio reproduction. The Concert Artists' high-end power amplifiers work in tandem with high-performance DAC (digital analogue conversion) components to recreate the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX sounds with breathtaking richness and clarity. This filtering technique was specifically designed for acoustic piano sounds.
The instrument includes a 6-speaker delivery system with strong amplifiers and high-quality driver units, as well as specially designed diffuser panels that help the pianos' tonal projection spread out in all directions. These extra elements surround the piano with a 360° sound field, delivering a natural piano sound for the player as well as listeners in other parts of the space.
Finally, Kawai's Spatial Headphone Sound technology is combined with an audiophile-grade discrete headphone amplifier in the CA701 to deliver the highest quality and most captivating listening experience, even while playing in private.
Bluetooth® integration with MIDI and audio connectivity.
The CA701 digital piano includes the most recent Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio v5 technology, enabling these instruments to communicate wirelessly with approved smart devices in addition to a conventional USB-MIDI interface for connecting to PCs. Owners of Concert Artist instruments can stream high-quality, low-latency audio directly through the instruments' premium amplifier and speaker systems without the use of any cables once they have paired their device with a phone, tablet, or laptop. This allows owners to take advantage of a wide range of exciting music-related apps that improve their learning and playing experiences.
Touchscreen display with full colour for simple, button-free use.
The left cheekblock of the CA701 digital pianos conceals a 5" touchscreen display in full colour and anti-glare technology. This high-resolution touchscreen lets you choose audio and settings from an appealing user interface by just tapping or sliding your finger across the screen. The instruments' acoustic piano-like appearance can be preserved by setting this screen to switch off automatically while playing, minimising any visual distraction for the performer. The CA701 fully supports the PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps for iOS and Android devices, as with all new Kawai models, giving users an easy way to control the instrument wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet or to study the notated scores for many of the built-in classical etudes and piano pieces from the comfort of their own home.
Modern cabinet designs with a variety of finish options.
The CA701 is housed in top grade hardwood cabinets, and the instruments' light and contemporary appearance is enhanced by the use of tapering legs and rounded edge accents. With a 6-position music rest and score support pins that may be raised to hold the pages of heavier notated scores securely in place, the CA701 maintains a more modern digital piano cabinet style. The piano comes in Premium Rosewood, Satin Black, and Satin White wood-grain finishes, as well as classic Ebony Polish, allowing pianists to match their instrument to a variety of traditional or modern environments.
Grand Feel III action
88 wooden key
Ivory Touch white key surfaces
Ebony Touch black key surfaces
Triple sensor key detection
88-key Graded counterweights
Grand Feel Pedal System
Damper (with half-pedal support)
Soft (with half-pedal support)
88-key multi-channel sampling
SK-EX Competition Grand Piano recording
SK-EX Concert Grand Piano recording
Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
88-key stereo sampling
SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
256 note maximum polyphony
SK-EX Rendering: Resonance Modelling
Undamped String Resonance
Harmonic Imaging XL: Acoustic Rendering
Undamped String Resonance
Virtual Piano Artisan (20 parameters)
Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
Undamped String Resonance
Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
Soft Pedal Depth
Virtual Piano Artisan presets (10 presets)
No. of Sounds
SK-EX Rendering: 5+5 rendering characters
Harmonic Imaging XL: 96 voices
SK-EX Rendering: Ambience (10 types)
Harmonic Imaging XL: Reverb (6 types)
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers, with diffusers)
13 cm x 2 (woofers)
5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
110 W (55 W + 55 W)
Premium headphone amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability)
Score support pins
Product Size & Weight
Width 145 cm (57")
Depth 49.5 cm (19 1/2")
Height 97 cm (38 1/5") music rest flat
Height 114.5 cm (45") music rest raised
Net Weight 76.5 kg (168 2/3lbs.) 80 kg (176 1/2 lbs.) [Ebony Polish]
Packing Size & Weight
Dimensions 159 (W) x 69.5 (D) x 65(H) cm
Gross Weight 89.5 kg (without bench)
92.5 kg (without bench) [Ebony Polish]
Premium Satin Black (CA901B)
Premium Satin White (CA901W)
Premium Rosewood (CA901R)
Ebony Polish (CA901EP)
Low Volume Balance
Sound Demo: 39 songs Piano
Music: 29/42 songs *
Concert Magic: 176 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
Total Memory: approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs: 10 songs
Parts: 2 parts
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 (Ver. 5.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio (Ver. 5.1; A2DP compatible)
USB Audio Recorder
Record/Playback: MP3, WAV, SMF (Playback only)
Other Functions: Overdubbing & Line In recording
Headphone: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
MIDI: USB-MIDI, 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 ✔
Classical Piano collection
Classical Lesson scores
Internal Songs List
Free delivery for orders over £75 **
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