Kawai CA901 Digital Piano Satin White.
5 Year Guarantee
30 Online Lessons
Low Rate Finance Available
Free Home Delivery & Installation to UK Mainland Ground Floor
88 Fully Weighted Keys
Colour Matched Rise & Fall Bench
Kawai Digital Piano CA901 Satin White.
The top of the Kawai CA range is the CA901, and its not hard to see why. From the responsive well balanced wooden key action, quality sounds with editable features, tremendous speaker system with the added benefit of an acoustic soundboard with transducers, you get a very immersive playing experience. Using the best Kawai piano samples from their incredible Shigeru concert grand, uprights and other grand pianos, you get a vast variety of tones to choose from. You can even edit the amount of damper noise and sympathetic resonances to ensure you get the sound exactly as you want it, although I like them just as they are! In addition there are lots of other sounds too, such as orchestral strings, choir sounds, harpsichord, organs sounds and many more. You can split the keyboard to have any sound on the left and right hand side, or dual two sounds together, such as piano and strings for example. With a built in metronome and easy navigation using the touch screen on the left hand side you can easily get to the sound or feature you want. There are many songs built in in with many more available that you can pay along with, listen to, or see the music to read using the Kawai app. It even has Bluetooth audio and MIDI for use with apps or playing your music. I think this piano is excellent value for money.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
What Kawai Say About The CA901 Digital Piano
The CA901 is the newest high-performance addition to the well-liked Concert Artist series of high-end digital pianos, and it succeeds the award-winning CA99.
These revised models have a brand-new SK-EX Competition Grand piano sound that is replicated 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 replication 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.
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX piano tones from the CA901 are processed utilising new audio technology, including a high-performance DAC system and specially created piano filter. The instruments' remarkable speaker systems then transmit this high-fidelity sound, with the flagship CA901 featuring a revamped 6-speaker setup made up of new front-facing direct speakers and more potent TwinDrive soundboard speaker transducers. Both models also have improved 360-degree top speaker diffusers, which gives players and listeners alike an extraordinarily rich and real musical experience.
With a smooth matte surface that lessens overhead reflections for increased visibility, the CA901's distinctive cheekblock touchscreen display has excellent anti-glare capabilities. 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 dependability, 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 CA901 benefiting from optimised pedal and music rest placement as well as 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.
Industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action.
Ebony & Ivory Touch key surfaces, 3-sensor, let-off, counterweights.
Brand new and exclusive SK-EX Competition Grand piano sounds.
Premium audio processing and amplification technologies.
High-performance speaker system with TwinDrive soundboard.
Latest Bluetooth MIDI and Audio v5 wireless connectivity.
Modern 5" LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock.
MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB.
Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism.
Contemporary upright cabinet design with SoftFall fallboard.
Grand piano tones from the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert and Competition model were simulated using SK-EX Rendering technology.
Shigeru Kawai instruments, widely considered as the "premier pianos of Japan," adorn the stages of concert halls and other musical institutions worldwide.
Kawai's flagship's amazing tone Shigeru.
The Kawai SK-EX grand piano, which is at the core of the CA901, is recreated in a particular manner on the most recent models. 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. A brand-new SK-EX Competition Grand piano sound, faithfully replicating the most recent generation of SK-EX-L instruments that have recently enjoyed considerable success at the Chopin, Hamamatsu, and Sendai international piano competitions, perfectly complements this exquisite voice.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 a 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 create an extraordinarily realistic playing experience, articulates these beautiful 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.
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)
TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker System
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers, with diffusers)
8 cm x 2 (front speakers)
5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
135 W (50 W + 50 W + 35 W)
Premium headphone amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Upright piano fallboard with Soft Fall system
Upright piano type (fixed position)
Product Size & Weight
Width 145.5 cm (57 1/3")
Depth 47.5 cm (18 2/3")
Height 101 cm (39 3/4")
Net Weight 82.5 kg (182 lbs.) 91.5 kg (201 2/3 lbs.) [Ebony Polish]
Packing Size & Weight
Dimensions 156 (W) x 60 (D) x 110 (H) cm
* Packed in a pre-assembled state
Gross Weight 105 kg (without bench)
111 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 ✔
Others: USB for Update
Classical Piano collection
Classical Lesson scores
Internal Songs List
Free delivery for orders over £75 **
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