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My CA79 is arriving next week. Is there a setting for if your piano is against a wall?



That is only for the CA99 (for the speakerboard). And congrats! Mine is already arriving saturday, nananana. wink


How are you finding it so far? Tomorrow is delivery day for me!


Ha, enjoy! So far I am very pleased; action and speakers are great. I haven't received the cables yet to run VSTs through it, will try that later. I am also rather surprised by the internal sound; I didn't even particularly care about it when testing in the store as I assumed I'd run VSTs through it anyway. But so far I am really liking it, it connects with the action very well. Might actually be a challenge for Garritan to beat this...

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My CA79 is arriving next week. Is there a setting for if your piano is against a wall?



That is only for the CA99 (for the speakerboard). And congrats! Mine is already arriving saturday, nananana. wink


How are you finding it so far? Tomorrow is delivery day for me!


Ha, enjoy! So far I am very pleased; action and speakers are great. I haven't received the cables yet to run VSTs through it, will try that later. I am also rather surprised by the internal sound; I didn't even particularly care about it when testing in the store as I assumed I'd run VSTs through it anyway. But so far I am really liking it, it connects with the action very well. Might actually be a challenge for Garritan to beat this...


I never even thought about running a VST thought it's speakers, but now you say it, I might have to try! I don't have Garritan, I use NI The Grandeur and Alicia's Keys at the moment!

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According to JayKoe from the other piano post (http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2934488/34.html) page 34, the weight of the keys is around 57g. He's not a piano technician, but yeah...Maybe this is a useful information, and I think 57g is not light.

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Originally Posted by Fisonnra
.Maybe this is a useful information, and I think 57g is not light.


Not only it is not light, if it is actually 57g it is quite heavy smile

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Try 80 g. That's heavy. But it's common among the GH3 series actions from Yamaha.

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Try 80 g. That's heavy. But it's common among the GH3 series actions from Yamaha.

80g is not heavy, it's black hole of piano actions wink

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Numbers, just numbers...

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Hello Everyone,

I am curious if someone may be able to help guide me a bit. I have been playing on an old Roland HP101 that I bought about 12+ years ago and have decided it is time to upgrade. After doing a ton of research I am really interested in the Kawai CA79 for the price range I am trying to stay in and think it will be the right piano for me. However there is not a Kawai dealer anywhere near me so I will have to drive about 3-4 hours round trip to the nearest dealer to test one out. I have a few Roland and Yamaha dealers nearby and have been able to test those but from everything i've read I think i will like the Kawai the most. I was hoping some of you with experience could give me some advice before I make that drive.

I understand the CA79 was just released and many dealers dont have it in stock yet so I will call ahead of time to see if they have one. If they don't I assume i can then order one through the dealer if i wish to purchase without trying it out first? Which brings another question, a lot of the price points i've seen on this forum and on some overseas websites have been putting the CA79 at the mid $3500 USD range, but on the Kawai US website they have it priced at $4100 i believe? Can I expect to get a better deal at a Kawai dealer than direct from Kawai US?

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1. You CAN definitely order one sight unseen if a dealer agrees (and they probably will), but do you want to? There are a lot of good options in this price range and it's generally recommended to try to playtest before buying, as it's always easier to buy and have it delivered than it is to get your money back if you're unhappy.

2. The price you see on the Kawai US price isn't the price a dealer has to charge you. It's more of a "list price" and you can expect discounts/bargain off of it with your individual dealer.


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Hello Tyler, welcome to the forum.

It's good to hear that you are considering the CA99, however I would also recommend attempting to play-test the instrument, along with other models from different manufacturers in this price range, before deciding to purchase.

If you have not done so already, may I recommend using the dealer locator on the KawaiUS.com website to check if there is a dealer located in your area:

https://kawaius.com/find-a-dealer/

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Just received CA99 into the store.Very impressed.Light,responsive action.Soft play very good.Transducers on a small timber soundboard give it a very natural sound for a digital.4 speakers up the top with deflectors to spread the sound.Might spend some of the day exploring it.


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Just out of interest, what was it about the CA79/99 that made you want to own one?

I bought the Kawai CA79 because it's the DP in that price range I liked best. But the advice I got from people I trust was that you can't do much wrong with the "usual suspects" in that price range...

Note: I do not want to start a discussion about that statement. It's just an opinion... smile


Don't you just hate general advice like that? Not specific enough and no help to anyone,particularly those at the top end of the market.


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Don't you just hate general advice like that? Not specific enough and no help to anyone, particularly those at the top end of the market.

I'd like to respond, but I am not sure I understand your statement.

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Today we are all subject to missing Dealerships and distance to travel - but we might be judged taking risk and our mistakes by making a purchase without first trying your choice of instrument. Even here in the UK I am having to travel for 2 hours this Thursday to my nearest dealer to try the CS 79 +. We have to consider this a sign of the times for our now specialist hobby, proff, art. I say - go compare every time, cut out risk where we can it is not so easy to sort the mess out if you decide you have made a mistake. If I finally decide on one of these precious instruments I fully intend on joining the secret owners club. In the mean time any useful intel. for us mortals would be welcome. please get videoing etc and post please please smile

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-edit, nm; volume control effects line-out (unfortunately).

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to Sleutelbos - I bet that it is assuming that one would use an active speaker system in addition for performance?

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to Sleutelbos - I bet that it is assuming that one would use an active speaker system in addition for performance?


Could be, and I wouldn't mind if the internal speaker had a volume setting beyond 'normal' and 'reduced'. Pretty odd design not to simply give me a slider for that...

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In the mean time any useful intel. for us mortals would be welcome. please get videoing etc and post please please smile


Not vouching for the usefulness of it, but here is a quick recording of my CA79. Still feeling a bit under the weather, so it is perfectly possible I did something daft while recording. Don't blame the sound quality on the piano! :P


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Originally Posted by sleutelbos
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In the mean time any useful intel. for us mortals would be welcome. please get videoing etc and post please please smile


Not vouching for the usefulness of it, but here is a quick recording of my CA79. Still feeling a bit under the weather, so it is perfectly possible I did something daft while recording. Don't blame the sound quality on the piano! :P


Loved the sound of the piano and the playing. I blame the sound quality on you. :-p

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You are a real Star Sleutelbos - keep them coming matey.

just for the record I am (all things being equal) going to the Dealer on Thursday this week.
So by Friday I am hoping to be able to join this club fair and square.

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