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Posted By: AlainGeneva Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/19/21 09:36 PM
Hi,

Is it better to buy right now a CA-99 or waiting for thé next generation?

Do you know when the next generation will be?

Thx

Alain
Posted By: Tyr Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/19/21 10:30 PM
I wouldn't expect a new model before 2023.
Posted By: clothearednincompo Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 06:30 AM
Carpe Diem.
Posted By: Kawai James Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 06:42 AM
Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Carpe Diem.

Amen.
Posted By: CyberGene Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 06:51 AM
Waiting for the next model of a digital piano might be fatal. That’s under a peer review, so don’t yet quote me.
Posted By: Pete14 Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 09:37 AM
Originally Posted by Kawai James
Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Carpe Diem.

Amen.

Namaste. 🙏
Posted By: SeaDrive Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 10:16 AM
I think that the era of low price inflation is over.

The biggest difference between the CA99 and the CA100 may be a higher price tag.

Carpe pretium! smile
Posted By: Pete14 Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by SeaDrive
I think that the era of low price inflation is over.

The biggest difference between the CA99 and the CA100 may be a higher price tag.

Carpe pretium! smile

Carpet Red.
Posted By: clothearednincompo Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 11:36 AM
And when you join the CA99 club, people will say "Et tu, Alain".

So you won't be "allein" as they say in German. (Alone)

And if you see other CA99 owners in a German pub they'll say "Alain, Prost!" 🍻 ("Cheers", and everyone knows Alain Prost, right?)

I guess that's it. I don't remember any useful Latin phrases from my childhood's Asterix comic books.

Well, I guess after making the purchase it's "Alea iacta est!" 🎲
Posted By: MBiG Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 11:37 AM
"melius bonorum hostium"
or...
"meliora hostes bonorum"
or....whatever....

Cura, ut valeas .....
MBiG
Posted By: CyberGene Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 12:05 PM
I found thousands of Latin quotes on the Internet. I can’t believe how useful that is! But only if you like I can copy/paste them. I don’t want to bother you.
Posted By: clothearednincompo Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 12:10 PM
My favourite is Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

And of course it must in italics for the full effect.
Posted By: MBiG Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 12:24 PM
Originally Posted by CyberGene
I found thousands of Latin quotes on the Internet. I can’t believe how useful that is! But only if you like I can copy/paste them. I don’t want to bother you.

No problem. Loosely translated, this means that "the better is the enemy of the good", meaning that there is or will always be an even better device.
So much for the question of a successor to a CA99, or any other manufacturer.
(I tried it in Latin to bring back the old, dusty memories of many tedious hours until the "Abitur").
Posted By: clothearednincompo Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 12:43 PM
Originally Posted by MBiG
Loosely translated, this means that "the better is the enemy of the good", meaning that there is or will always be an even better device.

It should be the slogan of this sub forum!
Posted By: MacMacMac Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 01:39 PM
The slogan should read "The better is the enemy of the good ... but don't hold your breath. Improvements inch along at a snail's pace. Check in every five or ten years if you want to see any meaningful improvement."

Google says "Meliore hostium ... non habent spiritum bonum. Aliquam a cochlea per inch in pace. Reprehendo in omnibus quinque aut decem annis, si vis videre, qui se significanter in melius." smile
Posted By: MBiG Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 02:03 PM
How about this dusty truism ".....marketing is the art of getting people to buy things the don`t really need, to pay for them with money they don`t really have, so they can impress others they don`t really like..."

Ok, I'm out now...
Posted By: MacMacMac Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 03:05 PM
This is party true.
Originally Posted by MBiG
Marketing is the art of getting people to buy things the don't really need ...
Indeed, marketing is all about generating demand for products or services.

As for the rest ...
Originally Posted by MBiG
... to pay for them with money they don't really have, so they can impress others they don't really like."
Who's to say how the buyer will pay, and who's to say whether he buys to impress?
Posted By: CyberGene Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 03:37 PM
I bought my piano to annoy my neighbors.
Posted By: MBiG Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 04:17 PM
I use mine to keep my home mice free. My old Sauter does this particularly well. And I also save the costs for the piano tuner. So..... but now I'm really out......😏
Posted By: MacMacMac Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/20/21 05:02 PM
Sometimes when I get frustrated with a difficult piece ... I begin to think I bought my piano to annoy MYSELF. frown
Originally Posted by CyberGene
I bought my piano to annoy my neighbors.
Posted By: qpalzm Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/21/21 10:43 AM
If you can wait for a CA-100, why not? I don't think changes happen very fast with digital pianos.

I'm still using a Clavinova from 2007 and it works just fine, though I may go for a CA-99 or its successor in the next year or two... unless I get tempted enough to buy a hybrid piano.
Posted By: QuasiUnaFantasia Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/21/21 11:45 AM
Circa eadem, sed magis pretiosa
Posted By: Pete14 Re: Next generation Kawai CA? - 07/21/21 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
Circa eadem, sed magis pretiosa

This.
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