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#2136350 - 08/21/13 01:27 AM Deciding between a Kawai CA-91 (NOS) and a Kawai CN-24
Jay Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Istanbul
Hello everyone,

I will be buying a digital piano soon and in the past few months, I have been trying to eliminate my choices by reading online, listening the demos on Youtube and personally trying them; but mostly reading and listening due to the simple fact that I cannot play the piano yet!

After all the reading and listening, I have decided that I want to buy a KAWAI digital piano.

Here's the game: I am able to buy a NOS CA-91 and a new CN-24 at the same price; about USD 1400, but don't know which one to go for and need some expert advice.

I know that CA-91 is an earlier model but it was on top of the KAWAI digital piano line with wooden keys and soundboard. On the other hand, CN-24 is the newest generation but it's an entry model.

What should I do? Go for the advanced model with older sounds, wooden keys and the soundboard speaker system or the newest technology entry model?


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#2136353 - 08/21/13 01:54 AM Re: Deciding between a Kawai CA-91 (NOS) and a Kawai CN-24 [Re: Jay Boy]
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Onur,

Both instruments have their strengths and weaknesses:

+ wooden-key action
+ soundboard speaker system
+ many sounds and features
- older sound technology
- no Ivory Touch or let-off simulation
- 2-sensor keyboard action

+ latest sound technology
+ Ivory Touch and let-off simulation
+ 3-sensor keyboard action
- less sounds and features
- smaller speaker system

My recommendation would be to play-test both models for a few hours, then purchase the piano that you enjoy playing the most. Even if you are a novice, you should still be able to appreciate the keyboard touch and sound quality of the two models.

Kind regards,
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014


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