Kawai CA48 and CA28 are the same piano, and different countries have different models, but the piano is the same.
🎹The cheapest all wooden keys (white and black keys are also wooden) digital piano
🎹 Natural wood keyboard (Grand Feel Compact) gives you a more realistic feel
🎹 Top KAWAI SK-EX piano sampling PHI sound source
🎹 Wireless Bluetooth midi function can be connected to APP
🎹 Comes with original KAWAI piano chair and earphones
Kawai electric pianos mainly include high-end CA series and mid-level CN series. The entry-level ES table type (with rhythm and accompaniment function) covers high, middle and low-end product lines (CL and KDP are obsolete product lines. It is no longer available on the official website of Kawai, Japan).
The brand’s features are similar to its own pianos, and the keyboard feels thicker and slower than Yamaha’s bright.
The tone is also relatively calm and thick (but also a bit dull), not as bright and fast as Yamaha. The difference in tone and flavor of the two brands just reflects the difference in sound tastes of the two instrument factories. Just like speakers/audio equipment of different brands, the different sound trends reflect their own sound aesthetics.
If you want to know the timbre of KAWAI electric piano, it is best to play it on the spot. Because of my own experience, the timbre of the product introduction video on YouTube is somewhat different from that of the actual electric piano.
KAWAI's electric piano, like YAMAHA, pays much attention to the keyboard system. The Grand Feel II used in its high-end products is a highly acclaimed keyboard system in the past two years, and the electric piano with wooden keys is also the most competitive with its KAWAI CA48/CA17 price, so the sales have been very good, and it is considered mid-to-high-end. The most cost-effective substitute for electric pianos. Judging from the keyboards of all levels of electric pianos, it seems that they have more functions than the YAMAHA products of the same level.
In addition, the new series of CA and CN37 ES-110 also incorporate Bluetooth functionality. In contrast, the Y and C models introduced from Taiwan have no Bluetooth function, which is obviously inferior to KAWAI (but at the time of writing, the Taiwan agent Donghe has not released a new CA, and it is not sure whether the Taiwan version of the Bluetooth function will be included).
KAWAI’s keyboard systems include GF2, GF, RM3G2 with wooden key systems, and RH3, RHC, and AHA with plastic key systems.
Compared with GF, GF2 mainly adds ebony touch surface to black keys and improves hammer weight, but both have progressive hammers, balance weight, ivory touch white keys, escapement mechanism (Let -off mechanism) and three induction points. RM3G2 is the previous generation strike system of GF. The fulcrum is closer to the middle of the key than GF, and the distance from the end of the key to the fulcrum of Balance pins is also shorter, and the rest is similar to GF.
Other keyboards such as RH3 and RHC are all plastic keys, the keys are much shorter, and the hammers are under the keys. The hammer weight of the RH3 keys gradually increases from high pitch to low pitch, in order to accurately imitate the characteristics of real piano keys. But Juyong wasn't sure whether it was step by step or key by key. Because English is graded hammer (from GF2-RH).
RH3 has an ivory touch surface, three sensing points and an escapement mechanism, as well as counterbalancing, which should be similar to counterweight. As for RHC, short for Responsive Hammer Compact, it is simulated with fewer spring mechanisms and a more stable structure. The touch keys are lighter and smaller, making it suitable for portable electric pianos such as ES110AHA. AHA is a more predecessor keyboard system, but the hammer weight is also graded.
In October 2017, the CA series was remodeled, replacing the 97, 67, and 17 of the previous generation with CA98,78,48. Including new sound source, new sound, color touch panel, adding Bluetooth, and the expansion circuit in cooperation with ONKYO, etc. are all highlights. Unfortunately, the keyboard has not evolved, and the speaker has only been updated with CA98 (but the difference was not compared on the spot. I listened Not quite out). Compared with YAMAHA's updated GrandTouch keyboard last year, which also claims to have the longest keys, KAWAI seems to lose its original advantages.
The difference between its flagship CA98 and CA78 is still the same as the previous generation, only the difference between castanets and speakers (mainly in the low frequency), and 9 more tones, the difference is not very obvious. Unlike the Y-brand on the keyboard, the tone and speakers are different.
Perhaps because of this factor, Donghe Musical Instruments, which is represented by Taiwan's Kawai, has never displayed the top-quality piano CA97 (maybe CA98 will not be displayed in the future), which is a pity. The newer version is more inconsistent with CA48. Although the keyboard has been upgraded from RM3G2 to GF [Note], the sound source has been downgraded and CN37 and CN27 use the same PHI sound source.
The timbre is not like CA98, 78 is increased compared to the previous generation. However, CN37 has 364 tones, which are much larger than CN27, so the difference between the two models is obvious.
88-key ivory-touch key surface, Grand Feel Standard Action wooden keyboard device
Tone source: advanced 88-key piano sampling harmonic imaging
Bluetooth MIDI function
Polyphony: up to 192
Concert Magic: 40 songs
Tutorial repertoire: Alfred, Bourgmüller, Czerny and Bayer tutorial repertoire
3-digit 7-segment LED display
Built-in music: 95 total
Recorder: 3 songs with a recording capacity of approximately 15,000 notes
Jack: MIDI (input/output), headphone x2, USB to HOST
Dimensions: 1356 (W) × 461 (D) × 885 (H) mm