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Re: Kawai CA79 / CA99 owners club
Martinez #3048371 11/22/20 06:03 PM
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Yes, the top is larger on all four sides, so the front also protrudes a few millimeters from the columns/legs.

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Originally Posted by Gianluca
Yes, the top is larger on all four sides, so the front also protrudes a few millimeters from the columns/legs.
You just gave me peace of mind! laugh
Thanks!


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I bit the bullet and got a CA79 😁. It’s supposed to come wed just before my lesson. I’m so excited!

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Originally Posted by Ress
I bit the bullet and got a CA79 😁. It’s supposed to come wed just before my lesson. I’m so excited!
Congrats...I got mine a few days ago and love it! What color?


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Congrats to you both!

That's fast. Availability is sparse here, apparently due to factiry shutdowns (covid). I'm hoping for mid-December. We ordered satin black.


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Originally Posted by RickM
Congrats to you both!

That's fast. Availability is sparse here, apparently due to factiry shutdowns (covid). I'm hoping for mid-December. We ordered satin black.
I got REALLY lucky with mine for sure. Hope yours arrive soon. I got so many things delayed to due Covid these days. smile


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Martinez #3048394 11/22/20 08:15 PM
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Actually, we could have taken the rosewood floor model, but my wife wanted black and I'm fussy about getting new-in-a-box stuff.


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RickM #3048395 11/22/20 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by RickM
Actually, we could have taken the rosewood floor model, but my wife wanted black and I'm fussy about getting new-in-a-box stuff.
I hear you. I am the same way...I like to get is all shiny new smile


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Originally Posted by Ress
I bit the bullet and got a CA79 😁. It’s supposed to come wed just before my lesson. I’m so excited!
Congrats...I got mine a few days ago and love it! What color?

Originally was going for satin black but it ended up being sold. They only had ebony, but gave me a good deal for my area. $200 more for the ebony

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Originally Posted by RickM
Congrats to you both!

That's fast. Availability is sparse here, apparently due to factiry shutdowns (covid). I'm hoping for mid-December. We ordered satin black.

I went to a few different places. One dealer said supplies are very hard to get, but they had the ebony in stock, may take up to 6 weeks to order a satin black. Two other places said they could get it in 2 weeks, but they didn’t seem to look into it like the first person. Who knows. Just glad to get such a beautiful instrument!


Out of curiosity, what apps is everyone using with their DP?

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Originally Posted by Ress
Out of curiosity, what apps is everyone using with their DP?

Do you mean on a connected computer? We'll be using Playground Sessions for online lessons, and MuseScore for scoring and for practicing each hand separately. It can import scores from PDF files, even PDFs created by scanning printed music. Several programs have that feature. Pretty cool.


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Out of curiosity, what apps is everyone using with their DP?

Do you mean on a connected computer? We'll be using Playground Sessions for online lessons, and MuseScore for scoring and for practicing each hand separately. It can import scores from PDF files, even PDFs created by scanning printed music. Several programs have that feature. Pretty cool.

That’s cool! I’ve been looking for a sheet music app that can use the pedal to turn pages, I’ll check it out.

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Originally Posted by Ress
That’s cool! I’ve been looking for a sheet music app that can use the pedal to turn pages, I’ll check it out.

Musescore does not support page-turning with a pedal. Apparently piascore works well.


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Hello Gianluca,

My apologies for the delayed reply.

Originally Posted by Gianluca
Do all variations of a specific piano sound (eg. Romantic, Brilliant, etc.) use the same samples (with only virtual technician parameter changes), or are they different samples?
I ask because in some cases it seemed to me that I perceived different samples, so I thought that each variation had a specific set of samples.

The piano variations are created by using different samples and changing many parameters within the tone generator. For the SK-EX Rendering sounds, the different characters are also created by adjusted the balance of the different microphones.

The Virtual Technician is not used at all - you will note that all piano sounds share the same default VT parameters, yet their sounds are very different.

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Originally Posted by simonoche
I'm unable to use the Line OUT, and I don't understand why. Does it requires some software parameter to be activated ?

I just wired the Line OUT L/R (Double Jack to RCA) with a decent quality cable.
First on my mix table (amplified), I also tried on my Yamaha Preamp. No sound come through?!

Can somebody tell me what I am missing ?

Please note that the Master Volume slider also controls the Line Out level, therefore please check that the instrument's volume is not set to the minimum value.

Originally Posted by simonoche
@Kawai James Hey, I am still waiting for Kawai service : Logo misaligned, and a oily stain on wood // since delivery. I'm waiting for months now (July)... My reseller contacted Kawai, but apparently they do nothing. It is really disconcerting, especially since I read on this forum that people with the Logo problem in particular, had a service from Kawai.

Please send me a PM with more information, including the name of your Kawai retailer, your location, and which Kawai subsidiary/distributor is overseeing this matter.

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Hikenkami #3048755 Yesterday at 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hikenkami
Hello James,

The online retailer I bought my CA99 from was https://www.musique-shop.fr/

I cannot contact kawai france directly, because on the customer service webpage from Kawai France, they say that the first contact should be the retailer. So until now, no luck.

https://www.kawaipiano.fr/support/sav/

Thank you for your reply.

If you are not satisfied with the level of support provided by your retailer, my recommendation would be to contact Kawai France directly.

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Morning from Ayrshire,
I took delivery of my white CA79 two weeks ago as I missed out on the last polished white CS11 by a couple of days, I am no concert pianist but I play with all my heart as best I can.
My previous piano was 32 years old and was a Yamaha CVP8 so choosing my new piano was an earth shattering decision.
Sadly due to Covid 19, I was unable to go try pianos but ruled out Casio and Roland first then had to choose between Yamaha and Kawai much more carefully, I had had Yamaha so long but the Kawai was really up and coming so was really keen that in my one chance I got it right. On all the videos and in all the reviews the CA79/99 were getting so much praise.
So I decided on Kawai as the design and the reviews made it's case. One thing that became immediately obvious, literally as soon as I turned it on, and, what I did not appreciate would be the difference to the headphone sound and the speakers I feel a little let down my how muffled the sound is compared to using earphones, I find it is affecting the way I play, I seem to spend all my time with the phones in as I cannot get the same clarity and sound profile using the speakers, and have to say I am so upset which is devastating when this was a once in a few decades decision.

Has anyone any advice on how to set up the piano voices to replicate the clarity of the SK-EX Rendering through headphones?

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All speakers (and digital pianos have them too) require at least 50 hours of break-in when new. This is because the various elastic components when they are new are more rigid and need some tens of hours of use to bring the extension in frequency to the declared values.
My advice is to use the piano for at least 50 hours, with the volume set to at least half, and after these 50 hours, evaluate if sound has changed.

If your house is isolated from the neighbors, you can also put the automatic player function, and let the piano play alone for a few hours a day.

In my case I can confirm that the frequency response has extended after a few tens of hours of use.

Keep in mind that the reproduction on headphones will always be more or less different from the sound of the speakers.

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Thank you, that is good to know, I will persevere that is for sure


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