Kawai CA49 Digital Piano - Satin White
Kawai CA49 digital piano delivers a legacy of authentic sound and premium features, incorporating technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer Onkyo and featuring a motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver rich, high-quality sound. CA49 also boasts Kawai's Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action along with the acoustic piano sounds of Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos, providing a more natural and realistic playing experience. A handy Low Volume Balance function improves consistency when practicing at reduced volume levels.
CA49 shares its tall body and rounded edge details with Kawai's larger Concert Artist models for a more impressive, premium experience. It also features a modern OLED graphic display in its cheekblock control panel for easy operation. The Kawai Concert Artist Series is one of the most award-winning lines of digital pianos available today, and CA49 is a model that will deliver players of all levels a premium piano experience.
- Modern cabinet design modeled after larger Kawai Concert Artist instruments
- Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX grand piano sounds
- Tone Control setting with 8 selectable tone presets
- Smart Mode Virtual Technician allows access to deep regulation and voicing adjustments
- Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity
- Thoughtfully designed control panel layout with modern OLED graphic display
- Built-in Chopin Waltzes 1-19 lesson book book
- Low Volume Balance function for improved touch response consistency at reduced volume levels
- Enhanced light touch response setting for younger players
CA49 utilizes Kawai's Grand Feel Compact keyboard action, which draws upon 90 years of acoustic piano craftsmanship to provide an exceptionally realistic playing experience. All 88 black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of wood, with finely textured Ivory Touch key surfaces applied to assist playing control.
As with an acoustic grand piano action, the keys rest on a metal balance pin and move with a smooth seesaw-like motion, while the extended pivot length ensures a consistent, evenly-balanced touch weight – even when playing towards the back of the key. The Grand Feel Compact action also incorporates grade-weighted hammers, bass region counterweights and let-off simulation for added authenticity, while its accurate triple-sensor key detection system allows rapidly repeated notes such as trills to be performed smoothly without unnatural breaks in sound.
CA49 captures the magnificent tone of Kawai's flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the 'premier pianos of Japan,' Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world and are prized for their exceptional tonal clarity. In addition, CA49 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai's highly-acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.
Both instruments have been carefully recorded, meticulously analyzed and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using Kawai's Harmonic Imaging sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.
In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, CA49 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet or laptop, CA49 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience without additional cables.
Lessons and exercises
CA49 features a three-song recorder, allowing performances to be recorded to internal memory and played back at the touch of a button. In addition, the convenient lesson feature allows aspiring pianists to learn the piano using a built-in collection of etudes from Czerny and Burgmüller or songs from the popular Alfred course books. The left and right hand parts for each piece can be practiced separately and the tempo can be adjusted to help perfect more difficult passages.
Smart Mode Virtual Technician
An experienced piano technician is essential to fully realize the potential of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to meticulously tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing. CA49's Smart Mode Virtual Technician simulates these refinements digitally with ten preset configurations that adjust various characteristics of the grand piano sound to match different musical styles.
Grand Feel Pedal System
When the damper pedal of an acoustic piano is pressed and released, it is often possible to hear the sound of the damper head touching and releasing the strings. CA49 reproduces this sound with its Damper Noise setting, allowing the volume of this sound to be adjusted. The speed at which the damper pedal is pressed will also influence the prominence of the damper noise, with fast pedaling creating a very pronounced sound.
Complementing its beautiful acoustic piano voices, CA49 also features a modest selection of additional sounds ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs to strings, human choirs and synth pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.
This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you've never played before. Concert Magic is an intelligent, interactive system that makes playing songs incredibly simple and fun: all you need to do is tap any key and Concert Magic will take care of playing the correct notes. You get to control the song's rhythm and expression, which are the other two elements of playing music. With Concert Magic you can experience a world of musical styles: Children's Songs, Christmas Songs, American Classics, Favorite Hymns, Classical Piano Selections, Patriotic Songs, International Songs and music for Special Occasions.
Superior headphone experience
CA49's Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument's sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time.
Adjustable music rest
As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of CA49's music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer's playing position or laid flat to provide a level surface for notating scores.
|Included from Manufacturer||Matching bench
|Piano Cabinet Style||Console|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Kawai Grand Feel Compact|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Speaker Power||40W (20W × 2)|
|Speaker Size||(2) 5.12"
|Pedals||Sustain with half-pedal support
|Number of Sounds||19|
|Voices of Polyphony||192|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" headphone output
1/8" headphone output
|Product Weight||128 lb|
|Unique Features||Smart Mode Virtual Technician app to personalize sound and touch response
Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Chopin and Beyer lesson songs
OLED graphic display
Kawai Limited 5-Year Warranty
This warranty covers digital piano models CN, CA, CS and CP against defects in materials or workmanship for five (5) years from the date of purchase.
Kawai will, at its option, repair or replace the instrument covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Kawai specifications for new parts. If Kawai elects to replace the instrument, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit or another model reasonably equivalent to the original instrument. Kawai will attempt to perform service at the location of the instrument. However, if this is not reasonably feasible, then You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the instrument(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Kawai will pay the return shipping charges to your location within the USA or Canada if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
Failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this instrument; any shipping damage to the instrument (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Kawai or an authorized Kawai Service Provider; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear and tear or any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) action noise caused by normal wear and tear; (f) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (g) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable. Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the original owner and is not transferable.
To obtain warranty service
Warranty service will only be provided for defective instruments within the Warranted Area. Contact your authorized Kawai dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If your authorized dealer cannot provide assistance, then contact Kawai at the address or telephone number shown below. Kawai may request that you send the defective instrument to a local authorized Kawai Service Provider or authorize return of the defective instrument to Kawai for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Kawai, please contact Kawai's Technical Services Division at the number shown below.
Instruments shipped for service must (a) be packed securely; (b) be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service; (c) be accompanied by an unaltered copy of the original bill of sale, or other dated proof-of-purchase document describing the instrument, as evidence of warranty coverage; (d) exhibit a Return Authorization number issued by Kawai on the outside of the shipping carton or packaging. Kawai will not be responsible for damage sustained by an instrument that is improperly packed or shipped. Should any instrument submitted for warranty service be found ineligible therefore, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be performed only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF TIME AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW. KAWAI SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR DAMAGES BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE, DAMAGE TO ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER ITEMS AT THE SITE OF USE, OR INTERRUPTION OF PERFORMANCES OR ANY CONSEQUENCES THEREOF. KAWAI's LIABILITY FOR ANY DEFECTIVE INSTRUMENT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE INSTRUMENT, AT KAWAI's OPTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only express warranty applicable to the Instrument specified herein; Kawai neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other express warranty. If you have any questions about service received or if you need assistance in locating an authorized Kawai Service Provider, please contact:
Kawai America Corporation
Technical Services Division
2055 E. University Dr.
Rancho Dominguez, California 90220, USA
Phone (800) 421-2177
Do not return any instrument to the above address without a written Return Authorization issued in advance by Kawai.