Dive into the world of Concert Artist pianos. The Kawai CA49 digital piano in Satin White is Kawai's entry-level option in their premium CA range. Boasting the same Grand Feel Compact wooden keyboard action from previous models, the CA49 also has some fantastic upgrades.
Just like Kawai's top of the range models, the CA49 now features Onkyo hardware. Onkyo is one of the best audio manufacturers in the world, so you know this piano is going to sound excellent. The CA49 also boasts a new OLED control panel.
Kawai have even managed to enhance their award-winning Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, so they sound more natural and realistic than ever. You will also notice that the CA49 has a new cabinet design for a more impressive and premium appearance.
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One of the most important parts of a digital piano is the keyboard action. This is why the CA49 utilises Kawai's latest Grand Feel Compact keyboard action. This action draws upon 90 years of piano craftsmanship to provide a scintillating playing experience.
All of the 88 black and white keys are crafted from long pieces of wood with textured Ivory Touch key surfaces. Just like an acoustic grand piano keyboard, each key rests on a balance pin and moves with a smooth seesaw-like motion. Thanks to the length of these wooden keys, they're always evenly balanced, even when playing towards the back of the key.
For even more realism, the Grand Feel Compact action also features grade-weighted hammers, bass region counterweights, and let-off simulation. There is even a triple-sensor key detection system which enables rapidly repeated notes (such as trills) to be performed without any unnatural break in the sound.
To ensure you have the best possible experience, the sounds of the SK-EX and EX have been placed into the heart of the CA49. These Shigeru Kawai instruments can be found in the most prestigious concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are recognised for their outstanding tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range. Professional pianists often select these pianos for prestigious events such as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.
Now you can play on a Shigeru Kawai. All 88 keys of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos were painstakingly recorded, then accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms. Unlike other piano manufacturers, Kawai records each note individually to preserve the grand pianos' unique harmonic character. This way, you always get an accurate representation of the original instruments.
But the CA49 doesn't just come with piano sounds. It includes 19 high-quality tones from all over the world, including electric pianos, organs, strings, choirs, and synths. For extra experimentation, the CA49 features Dual playing mode, which enables you to play two different sounds at the same time, such as a piano and strings. The CA49 even includes a Four Hands mode which divides the keyboard into two separate keyboards. This is a must-have for teachers as it enables a teacher and student (or student and student) to play at the same time, while only requiring one instrument.
Kawai's collaboration with audio company Onkyo ensures the CA49 has impressive tonal depth. By using premium components to deliver professional-level audio, the CA49 can produce an extremely clear sound with minimal distortion. Onkyo have used their unrivalled knowledge of audio components to ensure a high-fidelity sound with minimal distortion. Even the speakers in the CA49 were designed to produce a flat frequency response to guarantee accurate reproduction of the Kawai SK-EX grand piano.
As an expression of the confidence Kawai have in the design and manufacturing of their instruments, they offer a 5-year warranty for parts and labour with all their digital pianos. Within the first two years, which is covered by Gear4music, simply contact our Customer Services team on 0330 365 444 and we will organise the repair/replacement, subject to issue. Kawai will honour any manufacturing defects after this two year period subject to completing the warranty information which will be enclosed with your piano and Kawai will organise the repair/replacement as deemed necessary.
Standard Courier Delivery
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option. This will deliver the piano to the front door on the ground floor of your house or building. This service will not deliver the piano into your home. *Please note that if there is not a ground floor entrance we may not be able to deliver there. You may also need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes. This may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are available at an additional cost.
Delivery and Installation Service
This service can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis via a specialist piano delivery company. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed until we have made arrangements with the delivery company. If you would prefer a delivery and installation service, please contact our sales team on 0330 365 4444 who will be happy to set up a quotation for you and provide you with more information on this service.
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