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The New Concert Grand Pianos Series of Kawai
Compare the Kawai CA48, CA78 and the CA98 Digital Pianos
Date October 27, 2017
For more information about the Kawai Concert Pianos:
Kawai CA48
Kawai CA78
Kawai CA98


 

 

Kawai CA98

 

Kawai CA78

 

Kawai CA48

Keyboard ・ Grand Feel II action
 - 88 wooden keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Ebony Touch black key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Triple sensor key detection
 - 88-key Counterweights
・ Grand Feel II action
 - 88 wooden keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Ebony Touch black key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Triple sensor key detection
 - 88-key Counterweights
・ Grand Feel Compact action
 - 88 wooden keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Triple sensor key detection
 - Counterweights
Pedal ・ Grand Feel Pedal System
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
 - Soft
 - Sostenuto
・ Grand Feel Pedal System
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
 - Soft
 - Sostenuto
・ Grand Feel Pedal System
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
 - Soft
 - Sostenuto
Sound
Piano Sound ・ Pianist mode: SK-EX Rendering
 - 88-key multi-channel sampling
 - SK-EX recording

・ Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording

256 note maximum polyphony
・ Pianist mode: SK-EX Rendering
 - 88-key multi-channel sampling
 - SK-EX recording

・ Sound mode: Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording

256 note maximum polyphony
・ Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, EX recording
 - 192 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance ・ Pianist mode: Resonance Modelling
 - Damper Resonance
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Aliquot Resonance

・ Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering
 - Damper Resonance
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Cabinet Resonance
・ Pianist mode: Resonance Modelling
 - Damper Resonance
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Aliquot Resonance

・ Sound mode: Acoustic Rendering
 - Damper Resonance
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Cabinet Resonance
- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (19 parameters)
 - Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
 - Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Cabinet Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard Simulation
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
 - Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
 - Temperament Key
 - Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth

・Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
・Virtual Technician (19 parameters)
 - Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
 - Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Cabinet Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard Simulation
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
 - Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
 - Temperament Key
 - Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth

・Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
・Virtual Technician (17 parameters, via Virtual Technician app)
 - Touch Curve
 - Voicing
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning
 - Temperament
 - Temperament Key
 - User Key Volume
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth

・Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
No. of Sounds Pianist mode: 10 rendering characters
Sound mode: 88 voices
Pianist mode: 10 rendering characters
Sound mode: 88 voices
19 voices
Reverb Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)
Sound mode: Reverb (6 types)
Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)
Sound mode: Reverb (6 types)
6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects 24 types 24 types -
Output System
Speakers TwinDrive Soundboard Speaker System
7 cm x 4 (top speakers)
1.4 cm x 2 (dome tweeters)
13 cm x 2 (woofers)
(8 x 12) cm x 2 (top speakers)
5 cm x 2 (tweeters)
13 cm x 2
5 cm x 2
Output Power 135 W (45 W x 3) 100 W (50 W x 2) 40 W (20 W x 2)
Headphone Enhancements Onkyo SpectraModule™ headphone amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Headphone Amplifier
Onkyo SpectraModule™ headphone amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Headphone Amplifier
Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Design
Display 5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) 5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) 3 digit LED
Key Cover Sliding type Sliding type Sliding type
Music Rest Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability) Collapsible type (6 angle adjustability) Collapsible type (3 angle adjustability)
Dimensions Width 145.5 cm 145.5 cm 136 cm
Depth 46.5 cm 45.5 cm 46 cm
Height 94 cm (not including music rest) 92.5 cm (not including music rest) 86 cm (not including music rest)
Weight 85.0 kg 75.0 kg 57.0 kg
Available Finishes Premium Satin Black (CA98B)
Premium Satin White (CA98W)
Premium Rosewood (CA98R)
Premium Satin Black (CA78B)
Premium Satin White (CA78W)
Premium Rosewood (CA78R)
Premium Satin Black (CA48B)
Premium Satin White (CA48W)
Premium Rosewood (CA48R)
Functions
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Favorite
Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Favorite
Dual
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Startup Setting
Vocal Assist
Sound Preview
Internal Songs Sound Demo 39 songs 39 songs 19 songs
Piano Music 29/42 songs * 29/42 songs *
Concert Magic 179 songs 179 songs 40 songs
Lesson Songs Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Chopin Etudes (Opus 10)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Chopin Etudes (Opus 10)
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Internal Recorder Total Memory Pianist mode: approximately 30 minutes
Sound mode: approximately 90,000 notes
Pianist mode: approximately 30 minutes
Sound mode: approximately 90,000 notes
approximately 10,000 notes
No. of Songs Pianist mode: 3 songs
Sound mode: 10 songs
Pianist mode: 3 songs
Sound mode: 10 songs
3 songs
Parts Pianist mode: 1 part
Sound mode: 2 parts
Pianist mode: 1 part
Sound mode: 2 parts
1 part
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Drum Rhythms 100 patterns 100 patterns -
External Connectivity
Bluetooth * Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3, WAV MP3, WAV -
Other Functions Overdubbing
Line In recording
Overdubbing
Line In recording
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App Functions (TBA) (TBA) Virtual Technician app (iOS), Sound Museum app (iOS)
External Connectivity Headphone 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT MIDI IN, MIDI OUT MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI *
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced] 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced] -
Line In 1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob) [unbalanced] 1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob) [unbalanced] -
USB to Host
USB to Device -
Others - - -
Power Supply
Power Consumption 55 W 45 W 11 W
Included Accessories
Power Power cable Power cable Power cable
AC adaptor
Bench Height-adjustable bench * Height-adjustable bench * Height-adjustable bench *
Headphones Headphone hook Headphone hook Headphone hook
Sheet Music Classical Piano Collection *
Classical Lesson Scores *
Finger Exercises
Classical Piano Collection *
Classical Lesson Scores *
Finger Exercises
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Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Internal Song Lists
Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Internal Song Lists
Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
The New Concert Grand Pianos Series of Kawai
The New Concert Grand Pianos Series of Kawai
The New Concert Grand Pianos Series of Kawai
Kawai Launch the MP7SE and MP11SE Digital Pianos
Compare the MP7SE SE and the MP11SE
Date October 27, 2017
Kawai Launch the MP7SE and MP11SE Digital Pianos
The MP7SE and the MP11SE have been developed to provide an excellent concert grand piano playing experience, while offering a broad selection of additional sounds for greater musical flexibility. Below is a comparison between these two fantastic pianos

MP11SE

MP7SE

Keyboard ・ Grand Feel action
 - 88 wooden keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Triple sensor key detection
 - Counterweights
・ Responsive Hammer III action
 - 88 keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Ivory Touch white key surfaces
 - Let-off simulation
 - Counterweights
 - Triple sensor key detection
Pedal ・ GFP-3 triple pedal unit
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
 - Soft
 - Sostenuto

* all pedals support progressive pedalling
・ F-10H pedal unit
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
Sound
Piano Sound ・ Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
 - 256 note maximum polyphony
・ Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
 - 256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance - Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
- Undamped String Resonance
- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
- Undamped String Resonance
Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (22 parameters)
 - Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
 - Voicing
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard Simulation
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
 - Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
 - Temperament Key
 - Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth

 - Brilliance
 - Stereo Width
 - Key-off Noise (E.Piano)
 - Key-off Delay (E.Piano)
・Virtual Technician (23 parameters)
 - Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
 - Voicing
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Undamped String Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard Simulation
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
 - Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
 - Temperament Key
 - Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth

 - Stereo Width
 - Key-off Noise (E.Piano)
 - Key-off Delay (E.Piano)
 - Key Click Level (Organ)
 - Wheel Noise Level (Organ)
No. of Sounds 40 voices 256 voices
Reverb 6 types 6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects 129 types 129 types
Output System
Speakers - -
Output Power - -
Headphone Enhancements - -
Design
Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight
Key Cover - -
Music Rest Detachable type (included) Detachable type (included)
Dimensions Width 138 cm 136.5 cm
Depth 45.5 cm 34 cm
Height 19 cm (not including music rest) 17.5 cm (not including music rest)
Weight 34.0 kg 22.5 kg
Available Finishes Gloss Black Gloss Black
Functions
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Dual
Split
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Internal Songs Sound Demo - -
Piano Music - -
Concert Magic - -
Lesson Songs - -
Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs 10 songs 10 songs
Parts 1 part 1 part
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms 100 patterns 100 patterns
External Connectivity
Bluetooth * - -
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3
WAV
MP3
WAV
Other Functions Overdubbing
Line In recording
Overdubbing
Line In recording
App Functions - -
External Connectivity Headphone 1 x 1/4" Stereo jack 1 x 1/4" Stereo jack
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced] 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced] 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others XLR FIXED (L, R) [balanced] + ground lift switch
FSW
DAMPER/SOSTENUTO/SOFT (for GFP-3)
EXP + EXP type switch
SOFT (FSW)
DAMPER/SOSTENUTO/SOFT (for GFP-3)
DAMPER (for F-10H)
EXP + EXP type switch
Power Supply
Power Consumption 20 W 20 W
Included Accessories
Power Power cable Power cable
Bench - -
Headphones - -
Sheet Music - -
Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Music Rest
GFP-3 triple pedal unit (with half-pedal support)
Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Music Rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
Kawai Launch the MP7SE and MP11SE Digital Pianos
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