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Kawai CA97 Hybrid Piano…  the ultimate piano experience.

Featuring stunning new samples of Shigeru Kawai Concert and Chamber Grand Pianos, the latest in sound technology and action design, plus its innovative Soundboard Speaker System, the CA97 Hybrid Piano captures the essence of playing an exquisite acoustic piano.


The Concert Grand experience in the comfort of your home.

Combining Kawai's unrivaled Grand Feel II wooden-key keyboard action, stunning Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology with all-new Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and SK-5 samples, and a real wooden soundboard speaker system, the CA97 delivers the most realistic grand piano playing experience available in a digital instrument.

Main Features:

  •     2015 Music Inc. Product Excellence Award
  •     Exclusive Soundboard Speaker System
  •     New Samples of Shigeru Kawai Concert and Chamber Grand Pianos
  •     Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-key Piano Sampling
  •     80 Premium Instrument & Vocal Sounds
  •     Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
  •     Ivory and Ebony –Touch Key Surfaces
  •     USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files
  •     USB to Device & USB to Host
  •     256 Polyphony (max.)
  •     Built-in Alfred, Czerny, Beyer and Burgmüller Lesson Songs
  •     Grand Feel Pedal System
  •     Concert Magic and Hymn Player Functions
  •     Built-in Classical Piano Music – 2 hrs.


Keyboard - 88 Wooden Keys with Ivory and Ebony Touch Key Surfaces
Action - Grand Feel (GFII) Action with Let-Off, Triple Sensor and Counterweights
Sound Source - Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL), 88-Key Sampling
Internal Sounds - 80 Voices
Polyphony - 256 Notes
Keyboard Modes - Dual, Split, Four Hands (Volume Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder - 10 Song / 2-Track Recorder, Approximately 90,000 notes memory
USB - Digital Audio, USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST
Registrations - 16 Memories (8 x 2)
Display - 128 x 64 Pixel LCD with Backlight
Speaker System - 7cm x 4, 1.4cm x 2, Soundboard Speaker, 45W x 2 + 45W Transducer
Dimensions - 57 1/3" (W) x 18 13" (D) x 36 1/2" (H)
Weight - 187 1/2 lbs.


Reverb - Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Parameters—Reverb Depth, Reverb Time
Effects - Mono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Choirs, Classic Choirs, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Tremolo + Amp, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Auto Pan + Amp, Phaser + Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Phaser + Amp, Phaser + Choirs, Rotary (1-6)
Parameters — Dry / Wet, Time, Speed, Mono / Stereo, Accel. / Rotary Speed

Virtual Technician:          

Touch Curve — Light +, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy +, Off (constant), User Touch Curve
Voicing — Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2, Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User Voicing
Resonance, Noise & Effects — Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-Off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time
Temperament & Tuning — Equal, Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kimberger, User Temperament, Temperament Key, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning
Other — Hammer Delay, Minimum Touch, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

USB Functions:          

Playback—MP3, WAV, SMF
Record —MP3, WAV, SMF
Other — Load Song, Load Registration All, Load Registration Single, Load Startup Setting, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Save Registration All, Save Registration Single, Save Startup Setting, Re-name File, Delete File, Format USB, Convert Song to Audio, Overdub Audio


Beat — 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 + 100 Drum Rhythms
Tempo — 10 - 400 bpm, (20 - 80 bpm for eighth note rhythms)

Music Menu:        

Demo Songs — 39 Songs
Piano Music — 2 Hours
Lesson Function — Pieces from Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Bach and Chopin. Lesson Books1, Finger Exercises
Concert Magic — 176 Songs (88 x 2)


Key Transpose, Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. User EQ), Speaker Volume, Line In Level, Wall EQ, Tuning, Damper Hold, LCD Contrast, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, SHS Mode, Phones Type, Phones Volume, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On / Off, Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control,Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Auto Power Off, Audio
Recorder Gain

Pedals - Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto, Grand Feel Pedal System

Jacks - LINE IN (1/8" STEREO), LINE IN Level, LINE OUT (1/4" L/MONO, R), LINE OUT Level, Headphones x 2 (1/4", 1/8"), MIDI (IN / OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device
Kawai Digital CA97 Specifications. Hybrid Piano, ultimate piano experience,
Shigeru Kawai Concert sound with Soundboard Speaker System.
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