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Kawai CA95
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Hi guys and girls...

After many years of playing i have decided to purchase a decent piano, so far i've been through a baby grand, straight strung acoustic upright and 3 digital piano's... Just ordered the new model ca95, will be arriving within the week. There is no reviews of this model on here... so if anyone can give any opinions that would lead me to change my order before it arrives i'll be most appreciative. Originally i was going to get the clp470pe but on reading the forums the general concensus is the ca93 is a better machine... with the additional key sensor being the main reason i have decided to go for the newer version ca95... havent played it but the ca93 has lovely touch so hoping for more of the same with the ca95. Cost wise, the clp470pe would have been 2450, versus 2610 for the ca95.. (english pounds) My girlfriend thinks we should have bought a couple of beagle puppys instead :0)

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I don't think they have released the ca95 in the states yet.. But I was wondering after going through a few acoustic and digital pianos.. Why are you sticking with digital? I'm currently debating selling my grand to get a high end digital such as the new CA series to save a lot of space.. And also to play late night

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UK Paul UK #1956960 09/10/12 01:56 PM
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Exactly the same reasons your considering a dp instead of your grand piano. No matter what i play, anything but a grand/baby grand isnt quite the same after using one regularly... but i guess i am an old romantic! You know how everyone has an opinion on dp's versus acoustic for preference.. well for me, a good quality dp with the benefits of no tuning/volume control and headphone sockets will always be a smarter choice... I'd have a grand too if possible..! The quality of key stroke movement is adequate imo these days to disregard the haters of digital pianos.. it certainly hasnt always been that way though, i've had some poor pretenders to the acoustic throne :0)

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Originally Posted by Gatsbee13
I don't think they have released the ca95 in the states yet..


@Gatsbee13,

I believe that the latest word from Kawai is that they are now shipping the new CA95's / CA65's as we speak, and, should reach most local stores (in the US) in just a couple of weeks, or so.

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pv88 #1957032 09/10/12 04:44 PM
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Hello Everyone:

I was at my local piano store yesterday, and I can confirm they do, indeed, have the new Kawai CA 95 on their showroom floor. In addition, the salesman did confirmed that they are expecting a shipment of Kawai CA 65 to arrive in a couple more weeks, as well.

On a more serious note, the salesman was trying to offload a brand new CA 63 for 3188 USD. /barf

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and still noone has their grubby handy on a ca95 yet.... :0)

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Originally Posted by Sgt T
Hello Everyone:

I was at my local piano store yesterday, and I can confirm they do, indeed, have the new Kawai CA 95 on their showroom floor. In addition, the salesman did confirmed that they are expecting a shipment of Kawai CA 65 to arrive in a couple more weeks, as well.

On a more serious note, the salesman was trying to offload a brand new CA 63 for 3188 USD. /barf


@Sgt T,

Did you note as to what the CA95 was selling for, and, what is the name of your store and where is it located?

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@ pv88

The store: So Cal Pianos is located in San Marcos, CA (North County of San Diego). As in terms of price, I didn't ask about the price tag of the Kawai CA 95 because its outside of my budget. All though, I could swing by tomorrow after my computer class since its located within proximity of my college.



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Wow, 3100+ for a ca63?! I think there is a posting in 'prices paid' for 2999 + delivery for a ca65 out the door.

Looks like they are not going to sell that ca95 for a good discount.

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Of course, this is without negotiating down the price. I'm pretty sure with some constructive dialogues being exchanged from both parties- dealer and buyer - that an arrangement could be reached on a much lower price, making both parties happy.

Still, I did find it mind-boggling to a certain degree that the dealer would sell the Kawai CA 63 for 3188, which is a discontinued model.

Once again, I want to make it aware that there was no negotiating in terms of price. My main mission, yesterday, was to browse for a digital piano to replace my rental, which is an archaic Technics PCS-25.




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@Sgt T,

Thanks for your info, and, there is a current "Piano Buyer" listing for many digital pianos, A-Z, here:

http://www.pianobuyer.com/show_diginew.php

The CA95 has an estimated MAP price of:

$4,536

With an MSRP of:

$5,745

Click here for the details:

http://www.pianobuyer.com/dfeatures.php?rownum=60

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UK Paul UK #1957139 09/10/12 08:28 PM
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Congratulations on your new KAWAI CA95!
This is probably the post I was looking for.

You said you've been playing on a baby grand, so , when the CA95 arrives, will you write a review comparing your baby grand vs the CA95?

Currently I have a CA93, but I am interested on the new CA95.
There's only one KAWAI dealer in my country and I can buy any KAWAI piano through them, but they don't have any CA series to show in stock.

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UK Paul UK #1957236 09/11/12 02:09 AM
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Thankyou, i am certainly looking forward to its arrival! When it arrives i will share my opinions on here. :0)

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UK Paul UK #1957246 09/11/12 02:25 AM
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@pelota ;With a ca93 already i'm wandering why you would want to upgrade to a ca95... I dont imagine there will be many improvements warranting the extra spend.. Are you happy with your ca93?

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Originally Posted by xhappyrabbitx
@pelota ;With a ca93 already i'm wandering why you would want to upgrade to a ca95... I dont imagine there will be many improvements warranting the extra spend.. Are you happy with your ca93?


@xhappyrabbitx,

I think that I can answer your question:

I believe that "Pelota" (above) mentioned wanting the better three sensor action in the new CA95 allowing for faster response of repeated notes, as the CA93 only has two sensors. Here is the original thread:

Need Advice: CA95 vs V-Piano

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UK Paul UK #1957433 09/11/12 12:35 PM
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Yes, i've read all that thread and am now quite confident in my choice... although proof will be in the playing... Strangely my local dealer had the ca93 advertised at £60 more than the ca95.. I really am taking a bit of a gamble as there is neither the 95 or 93 available for me to play at the dealership. I played a ca93 last year so i'm not entirely flying blind... very much enjoyed the movement and sound. I've noticed the inconsistency of trill replication with all my dp's, it will be a very welcome bonus if i can work on my weaknesses with the confidence in consistant performance from the piano.

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The new triple sensor action in the CA95 will give you the best playing experience, as the older CA93 only has two sensors.

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UK Paul UK #1957859 09/12/12 12:56 PM
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That was my basis for choosing the ca95, though until someone actually gets to play one the jury is still out. I'm not hopefull of it being delivered this week as Dawsons music shop havent confirmed they have received it from Kawai yet... Must be one of the first in the uk as all the shops i enquired at didnt have any stock in... exciting times :0)

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UK Paul UK #1958262 09/13/12 12:05 PM
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Yay! Phonecall from Dawsons music,they have recieved delivery of my piano and it will be delivered monday...

me: thats great news, ok... to confirm thats a CA95 in satin black?

Dawson's dave: Errr , i'm really sorry but no its a clp470pe....

me: Well thats the piano i ordered a week ago and then changed my order on monday to the CA95, paid the extra by card to your colleague..

Dawsons Dave:Oh dear... It seems there has been a mixup... We'll have some headphones thrown in and have it to you within 7 days.

So there we go... some crappy headphones and a 7 day wait till my baby arrives...


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That's unfortunate .. I would if asked for a discount due to their mistake.. I would of said something like "I had a party arranged for following weekend that was centered around the piano, now I have to cancel"..

Anyways, there is 1 local dealer here in LA that carries the Roland v-piano and now has the ca-95 on display.. I might swing by this weekend to check them out.. I have played on the Ca63/93 at the same store but he no longer carry them.. So I can't do a side by side..

I'll keep you informed if I'm able to visit the store.

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