The Kawai Concert Artist (CA) Series is one of the most award-winning lines of digital pianos available today. As a beneficiary of this successful legacy, the CA48 offers a truly powerful best-in-class piano experience. At the heart of CA48 is the acoustic piano sound of the celebrated Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX Concert Grand Pianos. Our proprietary sampling and modeling techniques capture all 88 keys individually to provide the most discerning player with the very best in digital piano tonal quality. Working hand-in-hand with these authentic sounds is our “Grand Feel Compact” wooden-key keyboard action, the most refined keyboard touch available in a high-end introductory model. The elegant modern-meets-classic appearance of the CA48 digital piano is reinforced by the subtle placement of the compact control panel in the keyboard side panel, maintaining a graceful cabinet design that enhances any home décor. Drawing deeply from over 90 years of piano building expertise has created an introductory model of the CA Series that is capable of inspiring players of all levels for years to come.
- Class-leading Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
- Ivory Touch key surfaces, triple sensor, let-off, counterweights
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound with 88-key sampling
- Shigeru Kawai SK-EX & Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds
- Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI Wireless Technology
- Built-in classical etudes and Alfred lesson books
- Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
- Attractive, modern cabinet with cheekblock control panel
The CA48 utilizes the brand new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action. The GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of Kawai's industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions in a smaller size.
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the CA48 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.
In addition to standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, the CA48 digital piano also features integrated Bluetooth® MIDI technology that allows it to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, CA48 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience.
This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before. Learn More »
LESSONS AND EXERCISES
The CA48’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, and Beyer etudes, or collections of songs from the popular Alfred’s Basic Piano course books. Learn More »
The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician is essential to bring out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments. The CA48’s Virtual Technician ‘Smart Mode’ simulates these refinements digitally, with ten preset configurations that intelligently adjust various characteristics of the grand piano to match different musical styles.
GRAND FEEL PEDAL SYSTEM
The CA48 features three pedals – soft, sostenuto, and damper (with half-damper capability). The new Grand Feel Pedal System accurately replicates the position and individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano to further enhance the CA48’s acoustic piano-like authenticity.
SUPERIOR HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE
The CA48’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
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Ivory Touch white key surfaces
- Let-off simulation
- Triple sensor key detection
- Bass region counterweights
|Pedal||Grand Feel Pedal System
- Damper (with half-pedal support)
|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
- Damper Resonance
- Damper Noise
- String Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Fall-back Noise
- Hammer Delay
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning
- Temperament Key
- User Key Volume
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
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)|
|Headphone Enhancements||Spatial Headphone Sound
|Display||3 digit LED|
|Key Cover||Sliding type|
|Music Rest||Collapsible type (3 angle adjustability)|
|Dimensions||Width||53.5" (136 cm)|
|Depth||18.1" (46 cm)|
|Height||33.8" (86 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||125 lbs (57 kg)|
|Available Finishes||Premium Rosewood (CA48R)|
|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)
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
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||-|
|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||✔|
|USB to Device||-|
|Power Consumption||11 W|
|Bench||Matching Storage Bench|
|Others||Warranty Card *
Kawai CP, CA, CS and CN Series products:
5 Years Parts and Labor
Customers should retain their store receipt or purchase statement as proof of the date of purchase. Please contact Kawai’s Technical Services Division if you have any questions or concerns, or to request a copy of your new warranty.
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This instrument has been thoroughly inspected by our service department and maintained to ensure it is sold in optimal playing condition. It includes a 90-day full-service warranty with purchase and will be tuned before delivery. Additional service plans are available at the time of purchase.