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Kawai CA98

Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano pre-order
£3,139.00
In Stock

Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano Incl Stool & Headphones Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano Incl Stool & Headphones pre-order
£3,179.00
In Stock

Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano Including Stool & Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano pre-order
£3,139.00
Available to order

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano Incl Stool & Headphones Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano Incl Stool & Headphones pre-order
£3,179.00
Available to order

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano Including Stool& Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano pre-order
£3,139.00
Available to order

Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

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Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano Including Stool & Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

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Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Rosewood Digital Piano Including Stool & Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin Black Digital Piano Including Stool& Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Kawai CA98 Satin White Digital Piano Including Stool & Headphones
The Kawai CA98 digital piano the top of the range instrument from the leading Japanese manufacturer. The aim of the CA98 is to give the most authentic grand piano experience and this is achieved by bringing together five of Kawai’s most advanced digital piano technologies.

Supplied With Everything You Need From Bonners Music


This is our Kawai CA98 “Value Package” and it includes the piano, matching adjustable height piano stool and a set of nice quality headphones for silent practice. Every Kawai CA98 series piano purchased brand new from Bonners is also sold with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for complete peace of mind.

Realistic Keyboard Action


The Kawai Grand Feel II keyboard has become one of the most popular piano keyboard actions available. The long natural wooden keys give the correct balance and weighting that you would expect from a high quality acoustic piano. This allows the player to give an expressive performance and feel a real connection to the instrument. The CA98 is the perfect piano for both advanced pianists or beginners who are serious about learning. The aim of the Grand Feel II keyboard action is to allow a seamless transition between the digital piano and an acoustic instrument.

New SK-EX Rendered Piano Sound Engine


The piano sound in the new Kawai CA98 is vastly improved over previous models and has been created using multi-channel sampling techniques. The core piano voice was recorded using multiple microphones placed at specific positions within Kawai’s flagship Shigeru EX concert grand piano. This results in more tonal characteristics and a lively, expressive sound. The player experiences smoother dynamic control and improved keyboard responsiveness when compared with regular stereo sampling techniques.

Resonance modelling calculates individual string resonances for all 88 keys and is applied to the sound in real time, meaning that the CA98 piano is responding to your playing style and expression - just like a traditional acoustic piano.

Two Separate Sound Modes


The Kawai CA98 operates in two different sound modes - ‘Pianist Mode’ and ‘Sound Mode’.

Pianist Mode - Use pianist mode for when you want the very best traditional piano experience, using the new rendered piano sound engine. Pianist mode diverts all the voice processing power to the piano engine and allows use of the SK-EX rendered piano sound with multi-channel sampling and 88 key resonance modelling.

There are 10 different ‘character variations’ of piano available to suit a wide variety of music styles when performing in pianist mode. Changing between the different piano characters is carried out by simply swiping left/right on the touchscreen.

Sound Mode - Use Sound Mode when you want to access the additional voices in the CA98, including alternative popular piano sounds from previous Kawai instruments such as the SK-EX piano, SK6 and EX concert piano sounds, as well as strings, organs, choirs, synth sounds, bass voices, harpsichords & electric pianos.

Selecting different voices in the ‘sound mode’ is very simple: Swipe left/right to select sound or Swipe up/down to select category.

High Quality Onkyo Amplification Technology


To ensure the CA98 delivers the very best possible sound reproduction, Kawai have partnered with Onkyo - a leading Japanese manufacturer of premium audio equipment to incorporate a high quality amplification system in the CA98. The 1-bit DSD Processing increases sound resolution (similar to upscaling on a 4K television) and enhances the depth of tone to give a warmer “analogue” sound.

Two premium digital-to-analogue convertors decode the left and right channels separately and give the most precise conversion ever seen in a digital piano.

Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry (DIDRC) uses unique filtering technology to eliminate digital-specific noise. This helps to preserve the piano’s harmonic character and results in the purest possible sound quality.

Premium Quality Headphone Amp


The CA98 is equipped with a Discrete SprectraModule premium headphone amplifier to give an exquisite experience when practicing piano using earphones. This brand new, unique technology faithfully reproduces the piano’s characteristics.

Flagship Speaker System


In addition to the excellent amplification technology found in the CA98, the instrument is equipped with Onkyo developed premium speaker units. These speakers provide low distortion levels and a flat tonal character - just like the monitor speakers used in professional recording studios.

The third generation ‘Twin Drive’ soundboard speaker uses natural materials to resonate just like an acoustic piano. This new soundboard speaker system uses new transducer units developed by Onkyo to give a broader frequency range and more power/ volume.

Bluetooth Connectivity


The CA98 can now send & receive bluetooth MIDI and AUDIO data wirelessly. This allows you to record and play songs, or use apps using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. No cables, no adaptors!

The Bluetooth audio streaming lets you accompany your favourite music or watch lesson videos whilst hearing the audio through the high quality sound system of the CA98.

Touchscreen User Interface


The CA98 is the first digital piano to feature Kawai’s new touchscreen user interface. Embedded in the left hand panel of the instrument, this attractive graphical user interface gives a modern, clean look. It’s easy to operate the CA98 and accessing the more complex functions is much easier than traditional digital pianos with button/LCD menu systems.

Memorise Your Favourite Sounds & Settings


You can quickly recall your favourite sounds and settings by storing them to the ‘Favourites’ memories. Each ‘favourite’ can be named to make identifying your most-used sounds a simple task.

Refined Cabinet Design


Attention to detail has been paid to the design of the CA98’s cabinet. From the beautiful touchscreen interface that darkens when not being used, to the 6 position music rest and coverless speaker openings, the CA98 is both practical and beautiful.

See The Kawai CA98 Digital Piano In One Of Our Specialist Digital Piano Stores


When choosing a new piano, there's nothing better than getting your hands on various instruments to ensure you're making the right choice. We keep the Kawai CA98 Digital Piano in both of our specialist piano stores, along with other models from top manufacturers. This means you can compare the sound and feel of a variety of instruments all under one roof. We have showrooms in Reigate (just off Jct 8 of the M25) and also on the South Coast in Eastbourne BN21 3JN. Both our piano shops have parking on-site.

Free Delivery & In-Home Assembly


The Kawai CA98 is delivered to you by our own piano delivery experts, who fully assemble and install your new piano for you. This service is completely free of charge for the CA98 (available for England addresses only). We specify a delivery time, fully assemble the piano, take it upstairs if necessary, and take away all the boxes & packaging (which is usually too big to fit in most cars and saves you the hassle of a trip to the rubbish tip!)

Part Exchange


Do you already own a keyboard that you would like to trade-in for a new Kawai CA98? Email us details of what you have to partex@bonners.co.uk and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately

Kawai CA98 Specifications

Keyboard Action:


Key Material: Wood (white & black keys)
Pivot Mechanism: Seesaw pivot
No. of Sensors: 3
Let-off: Yes
Counterweights: Yes (graded)
Ivory/Ebony key surfaces: Yes

Piano Sound:


Sound engine: Pianist: SK-EX Rendering Sound: Harmonic Imaging XL
Sampling type: Pianist: Multi-channel sampling Sound: Stereo sampling
Piano source: Pianist: SK-EX (multi-channel) Sound: SK-EX/SK-5/EX/K-60
Resonance type: Pianist: 88-key Reson. Modelling Sound: Acoustic Resonance
No. of piano sounds: Pianist: SK-EX, 10 characters Sound: 16 sounds

Virtual Technician:


No. of parameters: Pianist: 10 parameters
Sound: 20 parameters
Smart Mode: Yes (in Sound mode)

Sound Processing & Amplification:


1-bit Processing: Yes
DAC: Premium Dual DACs
Filtering: Onkyo DIDRC
Power Amp: Onkyo Power Amp (x3)
Headphone Amp: Onkyo Discrete Spectra Module

Speaker System:


Configuration: Onkyo Full-range 8 cm x 4 Onkyo Dome Tweeter x 2 TwinDrive Soundboard
Speaker (Onkyo transducers x 2)
Power: 135 W (45 W x 3)

Bluetooth:


Bluetooth MIDI: Yes
Bluetooth Audio: Yes

User Interface:


Type: Cheekblock 5” touchscreen LCD
Display Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels