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Does anyone here own a Kawai CA79 or CA99?
« on: May 24, 2020, 02:41:36 PM »
Does anyone here own either of these digital pianos? If so, do you love it, hate it, are so so about it?

I was playing a CA79 @ the piano store that I do service for and liked it a lot. I can't plug headphones into my acoustic piano obviously, so I'm seriously considering replacing my acoustic with one of these.
I know, a piano tech going digital, but I just can't use my acoustic anymore with everyone working from home. It's very loud.

Thoughts?

« Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 05:41:29 AM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Does anyone here own a Kawai CA79 or CA99?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 06:17:32 AM »
One Wurli has been sold. I am trading in my acoustic piano and getting the Kawai CA99. My new Avatar is the CA99. Go to YouTube and check out Kawai CA99 videos. This thing is amazing. It has a small soundboard, and even a high end Leslie simulator with at least 1 rotating part... (I believe, I'm working on getting a service manual)

I am still downsizing my keyboards, if anyone is interested in the Korg SV1, let me know. I have no plans on selling my Hammond, but may be willing to sell my Gibson G101  (at the right price!)
I am also considering selling my Rhodes Mark 7 and Mark II suitcase bottom. I'm still debating that one.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 05:38:55 AM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Does anyone here own a Kawai CA79 or CA99?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 05:55:03 AM »
Well, the Leslie simulator is just that, a simulator, but, it is fully adjustable, not just on or off. I was able to see a pdf of the service manual.  I either read or heard somewhere that it had an actual rotating part but that info was wrong. Piano is on order, it will be at least a month more before I see it.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Does anyone here own a Kawai CA79 or CA99?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 07:20:35 PM »
Tomorrow is the big day... the piano dealer finally got my CA99 in...
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...