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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2731660
04/25/18 09:20 AM
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Bought the CA58 in the end smile

One question please?

I'll be setting it up myself. I was told that because the keyboard unit is so heavy that I could put the keyboard on its side and attach the cabinet legs etc from there then lift the whol unit up.

What do you think would be the best way aside from getting help?

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: JamesJones] #2731690
04/25/18 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesJones
I was told that because the keyboard unit is so heavy that I could put the keyboard on its side and attach the cabinet legs etc from there then lift the whol unit up.


I would think that you have to put the keyboard on its back and attach the console from there. HOWEVER - If its anything like my CA67, the keyboard was in the same box as the console base, and it is necessary to lift the keyboard out the box as well. I would recommend having a friend on hand who can help you lift it, as its so much easier with two people.

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: akc42] #2731800
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I was told that because the keyboard unit is so heavy that I could put the keyboard on its side and attach the cabinet legs etc from there then lift the whol unit up.


I would think that you have to put the keyboard on its back and attach the console from there. HOWEVER - If its anything like my CA67, the keyboard was in the same box as the console base, and it is necessary to lift the keyboard out the box as well. I would recommend having a friend on hand who can help you lift it, as its so much t easier with two people.


That's true. Thanks for advice smile

I managed to lift the Kdp110 out of the box and lug it upstairs alone but believe this is a fair bit heavier. (Living room is first floor)

You don't think it will be possible alone, or is it way too bulky?

Also putting the keyboard on its back and attaching the legs that way shouldn't cause any harm to the unit should it?

I honestly don't have anyone around until next week and it comes very soon smirk

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2731843
04/25/18 11:28 PM
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Even my Roland hp504 which is significantly lighter than yours was a 2-person job.
You will definitely need help carrying it upstairs and assembling it. It weighs 74kg I believe, out of which the main unit is more than 50 (I don't know precisely how much, probably around 60) and the stand is quite light. According to Kawai 's manual, you must be 2 or more people to put the main unit in the stand. Also, be aware thar you don't have a proper way to grip the main unit by yourself.
And I'm not sure placing it on the side and then attaching the stand is a good idea, or even if it might work. And then you would be left with a 74 kg instrument to lift up right, all alone, and without having anywhere to grab it by.
For the assembly instructions, check from page 124 onwards in the manual here :
http://www.kawai-global.com/data/manuals/CA58_EN_R101.pdf

Personally I would advise against trying to carry it or assemble it by yourself. You risk damage to the instrument, and worse - injury to yourself.

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2731852
04/26/18 12:22 AM
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Assembling the CA58 is undoubtedly a 2-person job.

As mcoll notes, the main body of the instrument is large and heavy, and not something that one person (even a very strong individual) will be able to lift on their own.

My advice would be to ask a friend or loved one to help you assemble the CA58, rather than risk damaging yourself or the instrument by struggling on your own. I would also recommend against a non-standard assembly process (i.e. anything that differs from the assembly instructions printed in the manual).

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2732020
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Do not risk damage to the unit, or worse: your body, due to impatience.
Get a helping hand!


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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2732103
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Thanks guys. That's what I feared. Ah well smirk

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA58 digital piano [Re: Kawai James] #2735435
05/10/18 01:29 AM
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JamesJones, how's the new toy going. Would love to get your impressions as I am in a similar situation, tossing up between the MP11SE and CA58. We're leaning towards the CA58 due to the full cabinet, speakers, a nice piece of furniture. Would be using it with Pianoteq as well as switch on play.

Here in Australia, they are exactly the same price. We're about to pull the trigger, just waiting a couple of shops to get back to us. Hopefully, next week we'll be able to have it in our home.


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