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Kawai CA98 #2727599
04/08/18 11:30 PM
04/08/18 11:30 PM
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First... Thanks to this forum for the guidance, and to the people who share their thought here... It is very helpful!

It is actually a used one, the previous owner bought it on January this year. The piano arrived with a little struggle, the delivery guy dropped it from the truck and put it upside down (The crate pic was taken by a friend of mine) I wasn't there when it was delivered. Overall, I really love it...
I was lucky enough, I'd been searching for a new digital piano for about 2 years until decided to buy any Kawai with GrandFeel 2 action and the ad of this piano just popped out on my Facebook (I see what you did there Mark Zuckerberg haha) I was going to buy Kawai CA67 back then. and yeah, I traveled to other city only to try pianos.
Previously, I play Yamaha P35 digital piano and also Yamaha C7 Grand piano, the transition of the touch when switching between P35 to C7 was way too drastic. Now, The touch difference isn't that drastic, the CA98 and C7 almost identical in term of response, only the CA98 has a bit artificial let-off and slower repetition.
My options before buying this were : Kawai CA67, CA58, CA78, Roland RD700NX, RD300NX, HP605, Casio AP300, Yamaha CLP535, CVP 609, Nord Piano 2, Plus Kawai NV10, Yamaha NU1 but turns out that they are out of my budget. Kawai GrandFeel 2 fits my requirement and I decided to go for CA67, it was around $3000 and the CA98 was around $4000, but the man sold the CA98 to me for $2000, he said that he sold the piano because he already bought the piano he needed, Yamaha CVP 709.
Oh... and it came in one piece, I didn't have to assemble it. Also, it has a small plywood soundboard, it looks thinner than the soundboard of a grand piano that I usualy play. The built-in speakers are great ,but I spend most of the time using headphone...(I am using cheap Philips headphone, going to upgrade soon I guess)
Thank you!

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Last edited by Faiz Firdaus; 04/09/18 12:44 AM. Reason: Additional review
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Re: Kawai CA98 [Re: Faiz] #2729436
04/16/18 02:27 PM
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Congratulations on the new piano. That was a fantastic bargain, wow! Glad there were no ill effects from the shipping mishaps, phew.



Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor
Re: Kawai CA98 [Re: Faiz] #2729546
04/17/18 01:37 AM
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Great piano.. even greater the deal!!

Congratulations - you will enjoy this piano for several years!!!!

Osho


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Re: Kawai CA98 [Re: Osho] #2730318
04/20/18 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by squidbot
Congratulations on the new piano. That was a fantastic bargain, wow! Glad there were no ill effects from the shipping mishaps, phew.

Originally Posted by Osho
Great piano.. even greater the deal!!

Congratulations - you will enjoy this piano for several years!!!!

Osho


Thank You... Squidbot, Osho 😄


Sadly, I haven't seen a reliable piano moving service in my country. I had seen a Steinway model D moved by a pick-up truck. It was still in a crate, but man, Steinway D, it deserves a better treatment...
Luckily it wasn't raining...


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Re: Kawai CA98 [Re: Faiz] #2740076
05/28/18 10:25 AM
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Update : I forgot to mention, a littel bit funny thing...
The previous owner was so kind, the deal was to send the piano after I completed the payment, and we agreed that the money would be transfered on Friday (it was Wednesday the day I tried the piano)
I was shocked, he sent the tracking number on Thursday, and the piano arrived on Saturday, 2 hours before I arrived home.

Will be glad if I have chance to meet him again, and doing some duet or jam session maybe

Cheers!


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