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Please Pass It On! Worth upgrading? Visit Virtual Sheet Music to learn more Advanced Forum Search. Key: Admin , Global Mod , Mod. Hop To. Kawai CA65 to CA Joined: Jun ADWyatt OP. In the final post regarding the possibility of upgrading my Kawai CA65 to a higher grade DP, I told my teacher that I'd thought of making a lifetime purchase in a year or so to a digital piano with true acoustic grand action. She immediately shot down the idea, telling me that my reach exceeded my grasp. As a player who's technique is only starting to be developed, she said, it will take me three years of serious study before I even begin to reach the maturity required to make a buying decision on an ultra-expensive piano.
Since I insisted on owning a digital piano rather than an acoustic upright I don't have the room for a grand piano in my house , if I'm not entirely satisfied with my current piano a fairly inexpensive upgrade to a piano with better key weighting than I have now might be okay for the next three years. And that brings me to the Kawai CA My CA65 has decent action, and the default tone is at least acceptable, but I'm wondering if a move up to the CA78 for the next three years might be a good move.
I'm just asking for opinions here, and of course I have to thoroughly test it when my out-of-town store gets it in stock. But even so, it seems that the improved voicing, speakers and action might justify the move up. Please feel completely free to give your opinion and advice.
Joined: Aug Though the CA78 is two generations newer, I'd say the changes are really more refinement than revolutionary. And a move to the same updated model is in a number of ways more of a "sidegrade" than an true upgrade.
If there's something you don't like about your CA65 or that you really want with the CA78 that's driving you to upgrade, that's one thing, and only you can say whether it's worth it to make you happy. But if you pay regularly to move to the same tier product, after a few years you'll have spent enough for the next class up, or even more, and still be left with the same tier you started with.
If you're a beginner, I think it's wise of the teacher to put you off of trying to make a "lifetime purchase" now. If you lack the experience to judge where you'll be in a few years and what you'll want, you really increase the chances that what you select today won't fit your desires when you're more experienced.
Joined: Mar Hanoi, Vietnam. Just stay with the CA65 and keep your money for something in a different class, like the Novus or Avantgrand. Joined: Nov Not worth it. A lot of money and trouble for very little improvement.
If you want better sound and you play through headphones, for e there's Pianoteq and CFX Lite for 50e at a discount. This will give you sounds that are significantly better than the ca And when you play for an audience the internal sound will do just fine.
I'm sure most people who aren't connoisseurs would have a hard time hearing an upgrade from the ca65 to the ca Bottom line, it's wasted money. You already have a great instrument that is good for pretty much any repertoire and you won't get much from the upgrade. Save the money, do something better with it, get a better instrument in a couple of years.
Joined: Oct Let me add a slightly different opinion: If you think of upgrading because of the action: Not worth it. If you play mainly VSTs: Also not worth it. JoBert, that's a very good summary of the situation. Joined: Sep Originally Posted by ADWyatt. Originally Posted by mcoll. Joined: May Moscow, Russia. Iaroslav Vasiliev. Originally Posted by HoangCosmic. Originally Posted by JoBert.
Joined: Apr Let's help each other Hi, I am having difficulty finding the correct thread or create one here. I recently bought a Kawai CA65 secondhand. I didn't think to check the peddling before I bought it an oversight on my part.
It is a beautiful instrument to play. The action is excellent. I noticed after moving that there was no pedal cable attached. I'm wondering if anyone might clarify a couple of issues for me. Is the pedal cable detachable on the Kawai CA65? Regards, Kevin. Have you checked the CA65 manual? If your pedal unit doesn't have this cable, then someone must have cut or ripped it off. Which means that you were ripped off when you bought the piano.
You should probably take that up with the seller. But the manual also shows that the lose end of the cable is stowed away underneath the pedal board before the piano is assembled. So maybe that's what the previous owner did with the cable and where you need to look for it? Joined: Jul It isn't under the pedal board. The previous owner passed.
A friend of hers was selling the piano. I'll take it up with her. Joined: Feb There is not a big step between the built in sounds. Good upgrade, sound wise would be with a VST like said above. I have a CA 67 perhaps the length of the key and pivot point have been upgraded from 65 to 67 Why not test it in real? You will get your answer instantaneously! Minnesota USA. I agree with most the above.
The sound is 'better' in a Due to cabinet and audio differences. And more sounds. You might be hard pressed to tell a distinct difference. An inch here or there. I too chased 'Improvements'. Learn to play well on what you have and then, you will be wiser regarding an upgrade. A 65 has great feel and good sound. I currently have a CA67 and for the next ten years, I do not see any upgrade unless, I wear this one out. As always, these are personal decisions.
And it is hard to seperate Wants from Needs. Folks, read the replies! You are answering the original OP's question whih was discussed a few months ago and was no longer active. The thread had now been co-opted by a different poster with a different question about the CA65's pedal.
No use in still answering the months old original question Raleigh, NC. JoBert is spot on. So, ConstantGardener The answer to your question is: Start a new thread.
Originally Posted by ConstantGardener.
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