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Offline chechig

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CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
« on: March 20, 2016, 08:28:20 PM »
Hello everyone!
I have a new CA 97 Kawai for a few days. Can anyone make any recommendations of how to adjust it to make it sound in the best possible way? Thank you in advance!

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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 08:37:02 PM »
Adjust Kawai CA97?  ::) You turn it on, choose the type of piano you like most and it sounds as it is supposed to sound at its best. You can probably change the touch too according to your preferences (light, normal, heavy, heavy+).
Oh, and  it actually can sound pretty cool if you have a concert hall effect, mmmm. I do use it sometimes when I feel like rewarding myself. I have cs series though.
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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 08:40:37 PM »
Thank you for your answer. It sounds a bit metallic to my ears, maybe because I had a Yamaha clavinova for 3 years. I imagine I will get used to it

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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 02:30:36 PM »
Could I ask what speakers and amplifier you are running it with?  It may not be the piano -- cheap speakers can do exactly what you are describing.
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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 02:53:12 PM »
I haven't bought the headphones yet, any suggestion by the way. 

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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 11:16:19 AM »
Look in your manual as to how you get  into the Virtual Technician menu and there you can set the tone more mellow, warmer etc. Along with many other parameters. The piano is probably set on default and that never is the most pleasing sound or feel. You have a lot of adjustment room in that piano, use it.

Headphones are one of those things where cheap is not so great at delivering piano sounds. Generally when you get up around $100US or so 9 on up unless on sale) they are all pretty good.You want a set that doesn't cast it's own tonal character on the sound , so pretty flat field.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 11:41:09 AM »
I haven't bought the headphones yet, any suggestion by the way. 

I am using Bose (it doesn't say which model this is, just says "on ear headphones") and Technics RF - F600. I am switching between them to avoid headache. Bose are smaller and I can still hear surrounding sounds but it is ok, considering they do not press so much on the head as the large Technics.
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Re: CA 97 Kawai how to adjust it?
«Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 01:22:37 PM »
Thank you very much for your aswers, very helpful