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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: giu] #2945608 02/11/20 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by giu
Expected availability in the main dealer’s showroom in London UK: end of February/beginning of March.


It can't come soon enough! I'm upgrading from a Yamaha P45. I hope the CA79 feels as good as they say!!


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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Amy H] #2945612 02/11/20 04:13 PM
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Expected availability in the main dealer’s showroom in London UK: end of February/beginning of March.


It can't come soon enough! I'm upgrading from a Yamaha P45. I hope the CA79 feels as good as they say!!

From a P45 to a CA79. That's a big upgrade Amy - have fun with that.


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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2945787 02/12/20 12:46 AM
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Very interesting and good explanation of the above...

And you can hear the settle difference.

https://youtu.be/WaRbhigULt0

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Galuwen] #2945850 02/12/20 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Galuwen
Very interesting and good explanation of the above...

And you can hear the settle difference.

https://youtu.be/WaRbhigULt0

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As the reviewer says that's a piano not much used or brand new, so you cannot hear a big timbral change. And I think the recording equipment is very bad (maybe it's his smartphone?) so that video IMHO is not very useful to let you hear the subtle differences. At least he explains well what happens.

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2946619 02/14/20 01:23 AM
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Maybe start a new topic for those wanting to discuss general topics such as what pedals do?

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2946632 02/14/20 02:29 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOgl3LkQ1KI

No clue what they are saying, youtube translate is struggling. :P

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2946638 02/14/20 03:10 AM
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Thanks for posting the link.

This video is produced by Shimamura Gakki - a large musical instrument chain store in Japan.

Their video doesn't really go into a great amount of detail regarding the instruments' features.

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2946656 02/14/20 05:17 AM
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Hi all! I am receiving my CA79 in two weeks!!!! 🥳 i preferred EP finish but i cant wait so i got the rosewood one!!

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: OldDog] #2946672 02/14/20 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by OldDog
Hi all! I am receiving my CA79 in two weeks!!!! 🥳 i preferred EP finish but i cant wait so i got the rosewood one!!


Cool! Where did you order? Mine will supposedly arrive at the distribution center in two weeks, but then has to still go to the dealer. smirk

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: OldDog] #2946675 02/14/20 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by OldDog
Hi all! I am receiving my CA79 in two weeks!!!! 🥳 i preferred EP finish but i cant wait so i got the rosewood one!!


I know your impatience and desire for instant gratification, however for something so significant I think I would have waited for it to be available.

Having said that, though I think EP looks awesome, finger marks and dust show up immediately on the EP surface. There is no hiding it. As a result I think Rosewood would be my choice.

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2946685 02/14/20 06:55 AM
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Do we have a more accurate date for arrival in the UK yet? I have been looking online but not wanting to bother my dealer on a daily basis lol smile


No good but carry on regardless
Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: KevinM] #2946690 02/14/20 07:07 AM
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Hi all! I am receiving my CA79 in two weeks!!!! 🥳 i preferred EP finish but i cant wait so i got the rosewood one!!


I know your impatience and desire for instant gratification, however for something so significant I think I would have waited for it to be available.

Having said that, though I think EP looks awesome, finger marks and dust show up immediately on the EP surface. There is no hiding it. As a result I think Rosewood would be my choice.


I paid €2800 for my 79R, the EP is €3500. Personally I consider that a very hefty difference... (just noticed the non-EP has gone up to €2999, but still).

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In Italy, they are in stock since last week (Scavino). In France should be in stock early next week (my local distributor). in Belgium the week after (Maene). Thomann should also have them next week (one week lead time quoted on their site).

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: KevinM] #2946815 02/14/20 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by KevinM


I know your impatience and desire for instant gratification, however for something so significant I think I would have waited for it to be available.




ok, noted with thanks 😏

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Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: OldDog] #2946817 02/14/20 12:16 PM
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So droll

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: grd-dan] #2946841 02/14/20 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by grd-dan
In Italy, they are in stock since last week (Scavino). In France should be in stock early next week (my local distributor). in Belgium the week after (Maene). Thomann should also have them next week (one week lead time quoted on their site).

Thanks for the info. smile

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2948389 02/18/20 05:59 AM
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ca67 -> ca79, shipping in a week or two.

I've got 2500+ hours on the ca67, will report back impressions.

Upgraded because of the GFIII, action is my main concern (and the price, nv10 out of reach).

Pretty happy with the (headphone) sound of the ca67, only really used/liked the first piano sound. Lets see if the ca79 is an improvement.

The CA79 is way to gimmicky tbh, touch-screen wtf? But a compromise I'll have to live with. Best action I can get for the price, Kawai's stage slabs doesn't qualify.

My use-case a bit strange perhaps, the ideal DP would be
- best action possible, with very light touch curves
- one great piano sound (use all rom space for that) (no honky-tonks, EPs, strings, effects, reverb, closed-lid simulation, pedal noise (really?) etc etc needed)
- no speakers (put money into the action)
- a metronome (only need 1/1 ticks) preferably 'real metronome' increments (hate cycling 1 number at a time)
- BT Audio in (i use iRealPro alot)
- Ideal UI; no screen / display; on/off button, volume, metronome toggle/speed, BT pairing button, headphone jack

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: aph123] #2948395 02/18/20 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by aph123
ca67 -> ca79, shipping in a week or two.

I've got 2500+ hours on the ca67, will report back impressions.

Upgraded because of the GFIII, action is my main concern (and the price, nv10 out of reach).



That would be interesting, given you have so much experience with the GF-II! Out of curiosity, are you upgrading due to wear&tear on your current DP, or are there other concerns you have you expect to be 'fixed' with the GF-III?

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Originally Posted by sleutelbos

That would be interesting, given you have so much experience with the GF-II! Out of curiosity, are you upgrading due to wear&tear on your current DP, or are there other concerns you have you expect to be 'fixed' with the GF-III?


a bit wear and tear tbh, those jack, slip cushions on the key sticks starting to get un-even, click etc. So that plus other action improvements.

Re: Kawai announces Concert Artist CA99 and CA79 digital pianos [Re: Kawai James] #2948492 02/18/20 10:54 AM
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Another short presentation video for CA79.
Somebody from Kawai Europe explains that the new GF III 'changed the weighting of the keys'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N_me94P-9s

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