Kawai CA49 Digital Piano

Kawai's CA49 is an elegant digital piano with Grand Feel Compact action to authentically replicate the experience of playing an acoustic grand piano.

As the successor to the popular CA48 piano, the Kawai CA49 Digital Piano continues a legacy of authentic sound and premium features. The Kawai CA49 Digital Piano incorporates technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer, Onkyo, and features a motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver richer, higher quality sound. This updated model also preserves the core Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action and acoustic piano sound of Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX Concert Grand Pianos, providing a more natural and realistic playing experience. The Low Volume Balance function improves consistency when practicing at reduced volume levels.

The CA49 possesses an updated cabinet design, adopting the taller body and rounded edge details of the larger Concert Artist models, for a more impressive, premium experience. It also boasts a cheekblock control panel that includes a modern OLED graphic display for easy operation. The Kawai Concert Artist (CA) Series is one of the most award-winning lines of digital pianos available today, and the Kawai CA49 Digital Piano is a model that will deliver players of all levels a premium piano experience.


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 read more 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.


The CA49 digital piano 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, the 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 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.


- NEW: 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 reduce volume.
- Modern cabinet design modelled after larger Concert Artist instruments.
- Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.
- 'Light' Touch Curve setting for young children.
- Updated Virtual Technician "Smart Mode" presets.
- 88 wooden keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Ivory Touch white key surfaces
- Let-off simulation
- Triple sensor key detection
- Bass region counterweights
- Matching bench included
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- Grand Feel Pedal System
- Sustain (with half-pedal support)
- Soft
- Sostenuto
Piano Sound:
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
- 88-key stereo sampling
- SK-EX, EX recording
- 192 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance:
- Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
Piano Adjustment:
- Virtual Technician (17 parameters, via Virtual Technician app)
- Touch Curve
- Voicing
- Damper Resonance
- Damper Noise
- String Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Fall-back Noise
- Hammer Delay
- Topboard
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning
- Temperament
- Temperament Key
- User Key Volume
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
Virtual Technician Smart Mode: (10 presets)
No. of Sounds: 19 voices
Reverb: 6 types
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)
Width: 53.5" (136 cm)
Depth: 18.2" (46 cm)
Height: 36" (91 cm) (not including music rest)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Finish: Premium Rosewood (CA49R)
Basic Functions:
- Dual
- Four Hands
- Transpose
- Tuning
- Startup Setting
- Vocal Assist
- Sound Preview
Internal Songs:
Sound Demo: 19 songs
Concert Magic: 40 songs
Lesson Songs:
- Burgmuller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
- Czerny 30 (Etudes de Macanisme, 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 (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
USB to Host: Yes
Power Consumption: 12 W
Power: 12 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)
Bench: Matching Bench
Headphones: Headphone hook
Others: Warranty Card, Owner's Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 175.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 58 x 29 x 21 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CA49RO
Satin Black
Shipping Weight: 175.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 58 x 29 x 21 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CA49SB
Satin White
Shipping Weight: 175.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 58 x 29 x 21 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CA49WH

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-631-1771


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