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#2437741 - Yesterday at 07:11 AM Kawai CA 95 V CA 97
jmacn Offline
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia
Hi All
I own a Kawai CA 95 and am delighted with it
I have been reading some of the posts about the new CA 97 & some of the problems
Can anyone tell what differences there are between these two digital pianos other than the shigeru sampling in the CA 97?

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#2437893 - Yesterday at 02:31 PM Re: Kawai CA 95 V CA 97 [Re: jmacn]
Tone Deaf Offline
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Registered: 02/20/15
Posts: 30
Loc: Canada
I purchased the CA67 ( CA97 was way over budget) almost 2 months ago, and I am very pleased with it. I have not experienced, thus far, any problems be they speaker hiss, shrill sounds at the upper register or noisy keys. My only quibble, as mentioned by others, is the annoying tooth gapped spaces between C and D keys. But I can live with it, for now.

I suggest you go a Kawai website which will show the specs for the CA97.

Find your owner`s manual and in the appendix section you`ll find
the specs for your CA95, then compare the two.

Off the top of my head I remember that the CA97 has lost weight, it weighs in at 187.5 lbs (85.0 Kg) instead of 192 lbs (87.0 Kg) wink. Weight of a dp was a big issue for me.

The action is a GFII with counterweights instead of GF. Don't know if that makes a difference since I have never played the CA63/95. I tested a CS7 (GF action) before buying the CA67 and I don't find a significant difference.

There appears to be some slight changes in Effects and for headphone use, Kawai has what it calls
spatial headphone sound (SHS) technology.

Other folks on PW who are much more familiar with the 2 models, can give a better response.

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#2437923 - Yesterday at 04:02 PM Re: Kawai CA 95 V CA 97 [Re: Tone Deaf]
sempianist Offline
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Registered: 01/22/15
Posts: 37
Loc: Italy
jmacn,

In this pianoworld topic (and others) a comparison between CA95/65 and CA97/67 was made. Good reading/browsing...
Hope this helps
Semih
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Kawai CA97

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#2437924 - Yesterday at 04:03 PM Re: Kawai CA 95 V CA 97 [Re: Tone Deaf]
Brometeo Offline
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Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 109
Loc: Madrid (Spain)
Originally Posted By Tone Deaf

The action is a GFII with counterweights instead of GF. Don't know if that makes a difference since I have never played the CA63/95. I tested a CS7 (GF action) before buying the CA67 and I don't find a significant difference.


In my view there is a big difference. CA97 is better suited for subtle nuances and quick repetitions from escape point. Fast rebound is better, too.
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#2438001 - Yesterday at 08:46 PM Re: Kawai CA 95 V CA 97 [Re: jmacn]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10666
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello jmacn,

Originally Posted By jmacn
I own a Kawai CA 95 and am delighted with it
I have been reading some of the posts about the new CA 97 & some of the problems
Can anyone tell what differences there are between these two digital pianos other than the shigeru sampling in the CA 97?


A document summarising the new features and improvements of the CA97/CA67 is available here.

A comparison between the GF and GFII actions used in the CA95/CA65 and CA97/CA67 respectively can be found here.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,
James
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#2438323 - Today at 08:35 PM Re: Kawai CA 95 V CA 97 [Re: jmacn]
jmacn Offline
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia
Thanks to all
James thanks for the links
I will try CA 97 when my dealer gets one

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