2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Who's Online Now
25 members (Harpuia, MarlaJackspiano, Georg Z., fortnite, 1957, DigitalSpace, 7 invisible), 345 guests, and 382 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 44 of 72 1 2 42 43 44 45 46 71 72
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996262 06/28/20 09:26 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
Yes, but it is a valid question: is it or isn't it? Solid or laminated?
Kawai should answer it clearly, because on that answer depends how closely we need to watch the humidity.
Speaking of which - I noticed my CA99 rattling at full volume. So I had to remove all the hygrometers from it. Now it is again rattle-free smile

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Sodari #2996521 06/28/20 09:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Originally Posted by Sodari
So I finally found some settings who actually fits me. After several week to find the best option to record with USB, I can share you my new video.
I'm not totally proud or the sound but at least these settings are quite satisfying.
What do you think about it ?
Thank you for your feedback

Thank you for sharing your video Sodari, I think it sounds great.

My wife also enjoyed your playing. wink

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Parkher #2996522 06/28/20 09:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Hello Parkher,

I'm afraid I don't have any information regarding "optimum humidity" for soundboard equipped digital pianos. However, Japan has humid summers and dry winters, so I expect the engineers would have taken these factors into account when designing the soundboard speaker system.

If you have any further queries or concerns, please ask the Kawai distributor in your country (you did not state where you are based, so I'm unfortunately unable to provide a direct contact address).

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996540 06/29/20 12:03 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
Kawai James,
but do you know if the soundboard is solid or laminated?
Because if it is solid, we need to monitor and maintain humidity in some safe range.
If it is laminated - then no need to worry about that, at least for people who live in areas with moderate climate.
That is why I think Kawai should reveal this information.
If you own an instrument with a solid soundboard you should know that and you should take care of it accordingly.

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Parkher #2996550 06/29/20 01:16 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Originally Posted by Parkher
Kawai James,
but do you know if the soundboard is solid or laminated?

No, I'm afraid not.

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996552 06/29/20 01:29 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
Finally, today I am able to play on my CA99 this (incomplete) chord:
C2-C3-E3, where simultaneously fingers 5-2 play an octave, and fingers 5-1- a tenth.
This perhaps is no big deal for people with big hands, but until now I was not able to play it without rolling. On my GEM RPStudio with Fatar keyboard - no problem, I can play it easily.
So the question is: did I stretch my fingers enough or did the keys become loose.
When attempting to play that chord, I always squeeze the keys - involuntarily. Perhaps they now move sideways more. If so, not sure if it is bad or not.

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Parkher #2996555 06/29/20 01:57 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,883
Originally Posted by Parkher
Finally, today I am able to play on my CA99 this (incomplete) chord:
C2-C3-E3, where simultaneously fingers 5-2 play an octave, and fingers 5-1- a tenth.

That's quite a big stretch. I can just about play this, but not comfortably.
(note that I broke my left wrist a couple of years ago and lost some flexibility in my hand and fingers)

Which piece are you practising, may I ask?

Originally Posted by Parkher
So the question is: did I stretch my fingers enough or did the keys become loose.

I don't think looser keys would make that chord easier to play, so I expect the flexibility of your fingers has improved. Congrats!

Kind regards,
James
x

Last edited by Kawai James; 06/29/20 01:58 AM.

Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Kawai James #2996561 06/29/20 03:27 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
Originally Posted by Kawai James
Originally Posted by Parkher
Finally, today I am able to play on my CA99 this (incomplete) chord:
C2-C3-E3, where simultaneously fingers 5-2 play an octave, and fingers 5-1- a tenth.

That's quite a big stretch. I can just about play this, but not comfortably.
(note that I broke my left wrist a couple of years ago and lost some flexibility in my hand and fingers)
Oh, I can't play it comfortably either, not on CA99 yet, but at least I can play it now.
On RPStudio it is much easier.
I think it is a difference of about 3 mm, because the outer-most of the inner keys move sideways eliminating the gaps between them and the keys next to them on inside. The squeezing effect. CA99 has stiffer keys.

And welcome to the left wrist club! I damaged mine a few years ago by overdoing it with barre on a guitar. Probably tendinitis. But it seems not to affect piano, only guitar.


Originally Posted by Kawai James
Which piece are you practising, may I ask?
Oh, just some left hand warm-up (or torture) thing I mostly invented myself in the style of swing piano - although the original idea was probably taken from a two line example in John Valerio's Stride & Swing Piano. But it is much shorter there and there is no such octave + tenth thing at all.

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996570 06/29/20 05:17 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 176
So now I got this new toy (you gotta love Thomann):
Lab4Music Sipario Advanced MIDI Router.
[Linked Image]
If you do this: CA99 midi out -> Sipario midi in
then your CA99 (or CA79, or anything) becomes a super-powerful master keyboard.
And you can add to Sipario further expander modules or keyboards as additional sound sources for CA99.
Well, it would be even more powerful if you wait for the new announced Sipario X toy.

Last edited by Parkher; 06/29/20 05:25 AM.
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Parkher #2996645 06/29/20 10:10 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
One day left...

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Michael Kawai CA79 #2996662 06/29/20 11:25 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
Originally Posted by Michael Kawai ca79
One day left...

Hey, that's one day of pleasant anticipation you'll never get back. Enjoy! :-)

(...and let us know what you think about your CA79 when you've got it.)


Kawai Novus NV10; Yamaha P-515

Adult beginner
Hugh Sung, Popular Piano course (in progress)
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996697 06/29/20 01:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 19
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 19
Hi, new to the forum. Nice to meet you all.

Looks like Michael and I are getting instruments on the same day (assuming all goes well)!

Incoming CA99 in satin black for two of my kids who take lessons, and to a much lesser extent me (hacking my way through Faber Adult book 1, and might possibly take lessons). We're upgrading from a Yamaha P-105, bought new in 2014, currently stationed in one of the kids' upstairs bedrooms.

Clearing a space in the living room as we speak. smile


Kawai K-500
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996785 06/29/20 05:40 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 215
K
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
K
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 215
Welcome, Mickey and planet, to the CA79/99 club! I find these units to be way more piano than I expected! The action is amazing to me. The built-in samples and engine is more than enough. Great choice!


Previous owner of a Yahama P-120 - now has new life with a student
New owner of a Kawai CA79 (and love it!)
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
kimby #2996801 06/29/20 06:54 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
Originally Posted by kimby
Welcome, Mickey and planet, to the CA79/99 club!

Should read "Michael", not "Mickey". Mickey... well, that one's planning to trade in his P-515 for something else. :-)

However, I'm happily joining you in praising the Millennium III action – and in congratulating Michael and planet on their choices! And I wish many happy hours with your CA79 too.


Kawai Novus NV10; Yamaha P-515

Adult beginner
Hugh Sung, Popular Piano course (in progress)
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Mickey_ #2996869 06/29/20 10:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 45
I
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
I
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 45
I think you meant to say the grand feel 3?

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
InspiredByKawai #2996897 06/30/20 01:09 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 271
Oh, yes - sure! Sorry!


Kawai Novus NV10; Yamaha P-515

Adult beginner
Hugh Sung, Popular Piano course (in progress)
Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Mickey_ #2996946 06/30/20 06:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
The eagle has landed...

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996967 06/30/20 07:30 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
S
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
S
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 16
So I got my CA79 delivered this morning.
Everything is fine, no buzzing, rattling, no clicking keys, nothing.
I did the software updates (UI, System)
Just already spotted some bugs in the UI (like piano settings reseted - I don't remember exactly how to reproduce this behaviour).

I'm very happy !!

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2996998 06/30/20 09:22 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 2
R
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
R
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 2
Got my CA99 setup this past weekend.
Previously had a Korg B1 so my 5 year old could start piano lessons, she's turning 8 soon and seems like she will be sticking with piano, so we upgraded.
We wanted an acoustic, but we just didn't have the space for one, so this seemed like the best option in our price range.

I also struggled with the piano settings resetting. I wanted to enable auto shut off after 15 mins of inactivity, but that setting always reset after turning off the piano. Then i realized under the auto shut off setting there was a Startup option, which was set to startup at default. When i changed it to Startup as "Current", then the auto shut off setting kept.

Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #2997004 06/30/20 09:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 29
Now I have assembled, updated and played the piano for a couple of hours. Everything is fine here too. No buzzing, clicking, rattling so far. I have tried Yamahas, Rolands and Casios DP before but never a Kawai, so this purchase was a bit of a gamble entirely based on internet reviews. But so far I am more than pleased. The keyboard was as good as I imagined and the pianosound isn´t secont to none and better than most. A positive surprise was the quality of all the other sounds. The only odd thing was the update procedure where I should use different USB ports for different updates. And for one update I should enter the menu system, but for the other I should hold down four keys on the piano before pressing the power button. Very strange! But apart from that, I am very excited and pleased whith my new instrument.

Page 44 of 72 1 2 42 43 44 45 46 71 72

Moderated by  Piano World 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our October 2020 Free Piano Newsletter is Here!
---------------------
3,000,000+!
------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Moved and hard to adjust
by Sebs - 10/23/20 10:29 PM
Soundbrenner Core Metronome
by Prestzie - 10/23/20 09:22 PM
Do you play the first note of a measure louder
by Prestzie - 10/23/20 09:19 PM
Worthy piano upgrade over Kawai CN25
by anzeen - 10/23/20 06:05 PM
Weighted keys -- are they better for beginners?
by Anna B. - 10/23/20 05:54 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics202,369
Posts3,016,493
Members99,000
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4