Proceeding the CA48, the Kawai CA49 Digital Piano continues the legacy of premium digital pianos with new features and improvements. In collaboration with Onkyo, Kawai introduces a new motherboard and amplification system to deliver rich, high-fidelity audio. For an organic and genuine playing experience, the CA49 retains the Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action and piano sources of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and the Kawai EX Concert Grand Pianos. The CA49 is improved with reduced volume levels, along with an updated control panel. The CA49 demonstrates playing excellence, providing pianists of all levels an immaculate piano experience.
- Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity.
- Updated control panel layout with modern OLED graphic display.
- Chopin Walzer (1~19) lesson book.
- Tone Control setting with 8 selectable tone presets.
- Low Volume Balance function for improved touch consistency at reduced volume.
- Modern cabinet design modeled after larger Concert Artist instruments.
- Improved Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.
- Enhanced Light Touch Curve setting for young children.
- Updated Virtual Technician Smart Mode presets.
Depth: 18.1″/46 cm
Width: 53.5″/136 cm
Height: 36″/91.5 cm
The CA49 digital piano 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.
Both instruments have been carefully recorded, meticulously analysed, and faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using 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, the CA49 digital piano 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 digital piano owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience without additional cables.
*Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
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, while adjusting the tempo allows more difficult passages to be perfected. Learn More »
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.
The CA49 digital piano’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
Complementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the 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.
SUPERIOR HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE
The 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.
|Keyboard||Grand Feel Compact action|
– 88 wooden keys
|Pedal||Grand Feel Pedal System|
– Sustain (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)|
– 88-key stereo sampling
|Piano Resonance||– Damper Resonance|
– String Resonance
|Piano Adjustment||Virtual Technician (17 parameters, via Virtual Technician app)|
– Touch Curve
Virtual Technician Smart Mode (10 presets)
|No. of Sounds||19 voices|
|Speakers||13 cm x 2|
5 cm x 2
|Output Power||40 W (20 W x 2)|
|Display||128 X 128 pixel OLED|
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type (3 angle adjustability)|
|Dimensions||Width||53.5″ (136 cm)|
|Depth||18.2″ (46 cm)|
|Height||36″ (91 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||128 lbs (58 kg)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Satin Black (CA49B)|
Premium Satin White (CA49W)
Premium Rosewood (CA49R)
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||19 songs|
|Concert Magic||40 songs|
|Lesson Songs||Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)|
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series)
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 10,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||3 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8|
|Bluetooth® *||Bluetooth® (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)|
Bluetooth® Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
|App Functions||Virtual Technician app (iPad)|
Sound Museum app (iPhone/iPad)
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth® MIDI *|
|USB to Host||✔|
|Power Consumption||12 W|
|Power||12 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)|
|Others||Warranty Card *|
5 Years Parts and Labor – Click Here To Download Owner’s Registration Card