Product Code: CA48

Kawai Concert Artist CA48 Digital Piano



Product Description

An outstanding introduction to Concert Artist quality at an affordable price.

Kawai Japan is proud to announce the CA48 digital piano, the most affordable Concert Artist instrument ever developed, and
the successor to the highly popular CA17. This updated model incorporates the new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key
keyboard action, stunning Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, built-in Bluetooth® wireless
connectivity, a powerful 4-speaker output system, SHS headphone enhancements, and a modernised cabinet design, to provide
an outstanding introduction to Concert Artist quality at an affordable price.

Main Features:

  • Brand new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
  • Stunning Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, with full 88-key sampling
  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI for wireless communication with smart devices
  • Powerful, high fidelity 4-speaker output system
  • Flexible Virtual Technician function with intuitive Smart Mode feature
  • Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
  • Attractive, modern cabinet design available in three different wood finishes

Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action with extended pivot length

The CA48 is the first Kawai digital piano to utilise the brand new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action. As its
name suggest, the GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of the
industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions, within a smaller form factor. The new action retains the long wooden keysticks
used for all 88 black and white keys, and the familiar seesaw mechanism employed by acoustic grand piano actions for
centuries. However, despite its smaller unit size, GF Compact features an extended key pivot length, providing a more
consistent touch weight when playing towards the rear of the keyboard. This crucial detail ensures the new CA48 delivers the
most realistic playing experience in its class, surpassing even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilised by its predecessors.
As with all modern wooden-key Kawai actions, Grand Feel Compact 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.

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos reproduced with 88-key sampling

The rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated grand pianos are at the heart of the new CA48 digital piano, with two
world-class instruments lovingly recorded and faithfully produced using full 88-key stereo sampling: the flagship Shigeru Kawai
SK-EX, and the highly-acclaimed Kawai EX. With two distinctive Kawai grand pianos and even a traditional upright readily
available, CA48 players can explore a variety of different piano sounds, and enjoy the contrasting properties of each.
The new CA48 utilise Kawai’s advanced Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology, with algorithms that reproduce how an
acoustic piano’s tonal character changes as dynamics increase. This ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle
pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound. And with an impressive 256 note polyphony,
professional players need never worry about held notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly during more complicated passages.

Bluetooth MIDI, Built-in lessons, and enhanced headphone sound

The impressive CA48 offers a variety of useful features to complement its authentic wooden-key touch and stunning grand piano
sounds. Integrated Bluetooth MIDI allows the instruments to communicate with supported smart devices, using Kawai’s Sound
Museum and Virtual Technician apps to select and adjust sounds wirelessly, while the built-in lesson function (featuring a variety
of classical etudes and Alfred songs), adjustable metronome and song recorder, are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists. An
assortment of additional instrumental voices, combined with the Dual playing mode adds greater variety to players’ performances,
while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practise
and play together using a single instrument. The CA48 also includes Kawai’s advanced SHS technology, enhancing the depth and
realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for
extended periods of time.

Contemporary cabinet design available in three colours

The CA48 is housed within a premium quality wooden cabinet that incorporate a flat fascia and raised upper board, giving this
instrument a classic, upright piano-like character. Its attractive curved leg and minimalist toe block design contributes to the
piano’s slender appearance, with Premium Rosewood, Satin Black, and Satin White finishes that are suitable for a range of
traditional and modern interiors.
A class-leading wooden-key keyboard action, stunning grand piano sounds, and a variety of modern, convenient
features – all housed within an attractive and inspiring cabinet. Introducing the Kawai CA48: An outstanding
introduction to Concert Artist quality at an affordable price.

Keyboard 88 wooden keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces. Grand Feel Compact with Let-Off, Triple Sensor, and Counterweights
Sound Source Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ (PHI), 88-key piano sampling
Internal Sounds SK Concert Grand, EX Concert Grand, Upright Piano, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand,
Mellow Grand 2, Modern Piano, Classic E .Piano, Modern E .Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ,
Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow Strings, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere
Polyphony Smart Mode: 10 Presets, Advanced Mode (via Virtual Technician app): Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament Key, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth
Polyphony max. 192 notes
Reverb Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Internal Recorder 3 song recorder – approximately 10,000 note memory capacity
Lesson Function Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny and Beyer lesson songs
Metronome Beat: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 Tempo: 10~300 bpm
Demo Songs 19 Songs
Keyboard Modes Dual Mode (with adjustable volume balance) Four Hands Mode
Other Functions Sound Preview, Vocal Assist, Brilliance, Tuning, Transpose, Touch,
Transmit Program Change Number, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral mode,
Spatial Headphone Sound, Phones Type, Startup Settings, Auto Power Off, Bluetooth MIDI
Bluetooth Bluetooth (Ver. 4.0; GATT compatible). Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Pedals Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto
Jacks MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2, USB to HOST
Display 3 digit LED display
Speakers 13 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2
Output Power 20 W x 2
Power Consumption 11 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)
Key Cover Sliding Type
Dimensions 1356 mm (W) x 461 mm (D) x 885 mm (H)
Weight 12 cm x 2
Output Power 20 Watt x 2
Dimensions (WxDxH) in cm 57.0 kg / 126 lbs

Additional Information

Colour Finish

Satin Black, Rosewood, Satin White

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