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NEW Kawai CA49 vs CA48 Digital Piano Demo - Sounds & Features Compared - Best Entry Level Digital Ever?

Let's take a closer look at the CA49 as compared to the celebrated CA48. The CA49 keeps the “Grand Feel Compact” wooden-key keyboard action and sound samples, while also offering a number of new features and improvements. Most notable is a modernized and intuitive OLED graphic display for enhanced visibility. An impressive array of premium features work in concert to provide one of the most enjoyable playing experiences of any digital piano in its class. Take a look and listen for yourself.


As the successor to the popular CA48 piano, the CA49 Digital Piano continues Kawai's legacy of authentic sound and premium piano features. There are some excellent added sound technologies developed in collaboration with high-end audio specialists Onkyo, and a sweet new motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver richer, higher quality sound. Thankfully 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, that provides a realistic and desirable playing experience. The new Low Volume Balance function improves consistency when practicing at reduced volume levels and is also great for beginners.

The CA49 has a nicer updated cabinet design, adopting the taller body and rounded edge details of the larger Concert Artist models, for a more impressive, and comfortable experience. It also boasts a much improved cheekblock control panel that includes an intuitive 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.

  • NEW: Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity.
  • NEW: Updated control panel layout with modern OLED graphic display.
  • NEW: Chopin Walzer (1~19) lesson book.
  • NEW: Tone Control setting with 8 selectable tone presets.
  • NEW: Low Volume Balance function for improved touch consistency at reduced volume.
  • NEW: Modern cabinet design modeled after larger Concert Artist instruments.
  • IMPROVED: Improved Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.
  • IMPROVED: Enhanced ‘Light’ Touch Curve setting for young children.
  • IMPROVED: Updated Virtual Technician “Smart Mode” presets.

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