Introducing the Kawai CA701 Concert Artist…
Combining Kawai’s industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action, brand new SK-EX Competition Grand sounds with multi-channel sampling and resonance modelling, premium audio processing and amplification technologies, and a powerful 6-speaker output system, the CA701 delivers grand piano playing authenticity at a competitive price.
Kawai’s award-winning legacy of premium digital pianos continues with the incredible Kawai CA701. It features Kawai’s ground-breaking “Grand Feel III” wooden-key keyboard action with Ivory & Ebony Touch key surfaces for an unmatched grand piano-like feel. The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is reproduced by way of Kawai’s exclusive Rendering piano sound engine, providing a room-filling concert grand piano sound. Innovative amplifier technologies and a robust six-speaker configuration work together to create a deeply rich and impressive tone. Feature controls and sound menus are easily and intuitively accessed with an anti-glare LCD color touchscreen placed neatly in the left cheek block. All of these features combined create a stunning instrument for the discerning piano player.
- Industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action
- Ivory & Ebony Touch key surfaces, 3-sensor, let-off, counterweights
- Brand new and exclusive SK-EX Competition Grand piano sounds
- Premium audio processing and amplification technologies
- High-performance speaker system with 360° diffuser panels
- Latest Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio v5 wireless connectivity
- Modern 5" LCD touchscreen display embedded within cheekblock
- MP3/WAV/SMF playback, record, and overdub to USB
- Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
- Attractive cabinet with 6-position music rest and score support pins
CA701 dimensions and weight
Please refer to this diagram to help visualize how this piano might fit in your room of choice. The weight listed is based on the finished, assembled instrument, and is measured in pounds. The height, width and depth dimensions are measured in inches.
Color Swatches - Polished Ebony
Please note that the color may vary depending upon your screen settings or due to the device that you are viewing. These photos are designed to give you an idea of the rich finish of the piano.
All eighty-eight black and white keys are shaped entirely from long pieces of wood, with delicately textured ivory and ebony-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist control. Each wooden key pivots effortlessly on a balance pin with the ends rising and falling to replicate the conventional ‘seesaw’ motion of an acoustic piano action. When pressed, the back of the key lifts, triggering a grade-weighted hammer to strike a pressure switch. The amount of force applied to this switch is then measured, and the corresponding note played with authentic volume and tonal character.
Accurately and faithfully reproducing the stunning sound of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano digitally is a monumental task. To accomplish the incredible results heard in the CA701, Kawai engineers have developed SK-EX Rendering. This special, piano-only sound engine focuses the Concert Artist’s DSP power, combining multi-channel, 88-key sampling with the latest resonance modeling technology to deliver a new standard of pure acoustic piano authenticity.
Virtual Piano Artisan
The pianist may perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all at the touch of a finger.
The CA701 employs specialized components designed for high-end audio reproduction. With leading-edge technologies such as a custom-designed piano sampling filter and a dual DAC system, the Concert Artist’s optimized power amplifiers reproduce the Shigeru Kawai grand piano sound with brilliant clarity, realism, and power.
Convenience and Flexibility
Updated Bluetooth® V5 connectivity and USB audio record/playback allows musicians to extend the versatility of their piano. The convenient metronome offers various time signatures as well as 100 drum patterns. Integrated lesson functions, featuring classical etudes and Alfred course books content, ensure that regular practice is engaging, enjoyable and productive for aspiring pianists.
In addition to standard USB jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, the CA701 also features integrated Bluetooth® V5 MIDI and Bluetooth V5 Audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate with most smart devices wirelessly. Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, Concert Artist owners can enjoy a wide variety of engaging music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience. In addition, one can stream audio from songs and videos directly through the instruments’ premium amplifier and speaker systems and enjoy playing along with favorite songs.
The CA701’s redesigned communication standard allows the user-friendly touchscreen interface to also be accessed via Kawai’s exclusive PianoRemote app for iOS and supported Android devices. The app connects to the piano wirelessly via the Concert Artists’ integrated Bluetooth, providing an effortless way to change sounds, or enjoy the vast array of built-in music content.
Green Feel Pedal System
Reinforcing the Concert Artist’s reputation as the most realistic digital piano is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This innovative feature accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the acoustic piano-like realism of the CA701. Additionally, it is also possible to adjust the half-pedal sensitivity of the damper pedal, and the effectiveness of the soft pedal using specific Virtual Piano Artisan parameters, allowing advanced pianists to personalize the instrument’s response to match their individual pedaling technique.
|Audio Receiving and App Connectivity
|Built In Speakers
|Included From Manufacturer
Power cable & AC adaptor
|Number of Keys
|Piano Cabinet Style
|1/4" L/MONO R, 1/4" & 1/8"
|Grand Feel III Action (GFIII)
| Grand Feel Pedal System
Sustain (with half-pedal support)
|176 lbs 8 oz
|Audio & MIDI
|Number of Songs
|Number of Sounds
|110 W (55W + 55W)
|13 cm x 2 (woofers), (8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers with diffusers), 5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
|Voices of Polyphony
Kawai CN, CA, CS, and CP models are covered by Kawai’s five (5) year limited warranty. This warranty covers digital piano models CN, CA, CS and CP against defects in materials or workmanship for five (5) years from the date of purchase. Kawai will attempt to perform service at the location of the instrument. However, if this is not reasonably feasible, then You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the instrument(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Kawai will pay the return shipping charges to your location within the USA or Canada if the repairs are covered by the warranty. More details can be found at the Kawai America Corporation’s U.S. web site.