Concert Grand Touch & Tone, Concert Artist Affordability!
Featuring Kawai's highly regarded RM3 Grand wooden-key keyboard action,
and stunning Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology, the new
CA13 offers an excellent introduction to Concert Artist quality at an attractive
price. With modest additional features, this attractive instrument is ideally
suited to piano playing purists that demand a realistic keyboard touch and
highly expressive piano tone.
The sound of a grand piano
One of the most important characteristics of any piano is its
sound. Bright, mellow, dark or warm, a fine piano is detailed and
expressive, and inspires the performer to play with their utmost
feeling and emotion.
The beautiful sound of Kawai's hand-built EX grand piano is
at the heart of the new CA13, with all eighty-eight keys of this
world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, analysed, and
reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms. Recording each
key individually in this way preserves the rich harmonic character
of the original EX grand piano, and guarantees that the sound
heard when playing any one of the CA13's keys is a faithful
representation of the acoustic source.
Yet when playing a fine piano, the tonal character of each note
changes dramatically depending on the amount of pressure
applied to the keyboard. Therefore, in order to capture a realistic
acoustic portrait of the EX grand piano, not only is each key
recorded individually, but also at various different volume levels,
ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo. The
new CA13 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing
exclusive Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology
to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and
throughout the entire dynamic range.
The touch of a grand piano
The second most important characteristic of a piano is its touch -
how the keyboard responds beneath the finger tips, and the sense
of connection that one feels with the instrument when playing.
Embracing many of the long-established principles associated
with an acoustic piano, the CA13's RM3 Grand keyboard action
combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate
the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
Ivory Touch surface
All eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from
long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory-like surfaces
applied to absorb moisture and assist control. Each wooden key
pivots smoothly on a central balance pin, replicating the familiar
"seesaw" motion of an acoustic piano action. When pressed, the
back of each key triggers a grade-weighted hammer to play the
note, while additional counter-weights are also placed at the front
of the bass keys, helping to lighten their heavier touch during
With over eighty years of experience in building the world's
finest acoustic pianos clearly influencing our digital piano
engineers, the CA13 is guaranteed to deliver a truly remarkable
playing experience that will satisfy the demands of even the most
High fidelity speaker system
Four speakers combine to deliver deep, rich bass tones and crisp clear treble
frequencies for an exceptionally vivid musical experience.
Control other electronic instruments by playing the CA13's keyboard, or
connect the instrument to a PC or Mac and experiment with sequencing
Built-in lessons and exercises
Encourage aspiring pianists to learn piano using classical Czerny and
Burgmüller etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred course
books (depending on market area).