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Kawai CA48 34” Concert Artist Digital Upright Piano

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Kawai CA48 34” Concert Artist Digital Upright Piano

The CA48 digital piano, the most affordable Concert Artist instrument ever developed, and successor to the 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 modernized 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 utilize 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 utilized 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 utilizes 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 practice 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 finishes

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.


Main Features:

HIGHLIGHTS

    ■  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 4.0 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



Depth: 18" (46 cm)
Width: 54" (136 cm)
Height: 34" (86cm)
Weight: 126 lbs. (57kg)
Finishes: Premium Satin Black (CA48B), Premium Satin White (CA48W), Premium Rosewood (CA48R)

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Strength - Designed with tremendous strength
Character - Captivates when seen and heard.
Finish - Excellence and beauty
Specifications - Kawai CA48 34" Concert Artist Digital Upright

Warranty - Five year parts and labor

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Kawai CA48 Digital Upright Piano
Audio Demo Sounds

KAWAI
CA Series Digital Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos
Kawai CA48 Uses the Grand Feel Compact Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action

The CA48 is the latest Kawai digital piano to utilize 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 ‘seasaw’ 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 CA48 delivers the most realistic playing experience in its class, even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilized by some of Kawai’s best-selling Concert Artist models.

INVENTORY
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: CA48 Concert Artist
Size: 34",  86 cm
Type: Digital Upright Piano
Style: Classic
Finish:
  • Premium Satin Black (CA48B)
  • Premium Satin White (CA48W)
  • Premium Rosewood (CA48R)
Price: Please Inquire
Styles/Finishes available:

        • Premium Satin Black
        • Premium Rosewood
        • Premium Satin White

Kawai’s tradition of piano tone empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that lasts from generation to generation.


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SK Series Grand Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Pianos
SPECIFICATIONS
CA48 PRIMARY SPECIFICATIONS

Kawai CA48 Digital Piano

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

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

Virtual Technician

Smart Mode:
10 presets
Advanced Mode:
(adjustable via iPad app)
Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance,
Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation,
Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament,
Temperament Key, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

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)
53 1/2” (W) x 16 1/4” (D) x 35” (H) (not including music rack)

Weight

57.0 kg / 126 lbs
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Specifications are subject to change without notice
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* Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location
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WARRANTY - FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai CP, CA, CS and CN digital piano is covered by a Five Year Parts and Labor Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.

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Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The essence of CA Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the CA Kawai are created by the craftsmen who dedicate their lives to building the world’s finest and most advanced pianos empowered with life, breadth and depth that lasts for generations.

Every single step, each intricately detailed design, is performed by our craftsmen drawing upon their years of experience to achieve their relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s this good, old-fashioned care and great individual pride that enables Kawai pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.
 
For over 90 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and ideas to advance the piano art form. Building upon decades of experience and tradition, our celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that produces lasting enjoyment and peak performance.

Purity of Tone that Fills the Room... The Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments in the world. Hand-built over many months by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each SK-EXL Concert Grand undergoes a through regulation and refinement process in a specially-designed anechoic chamber. Following this lengthy crafting process, the completed SK-EXL Piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections before eventually taking center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

88-Key Piano Sampling - The beautiful sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is at the heart of the CP Concert Performer Digital Series Sound, with all 88 keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, carefully analyzed and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital audio. Recording each key individually in this way (rather than stretching the same tone over several different notes) preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any of the Concert Performer’s keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Touch Texture. Responsive Fast Action.
Beautiful Quality of ‘Singing Strings’. Brilliant Rich Harmonics and Depth.

 

Playing the piano is as much an experience of "touch" as it is of tone. Day after day, the musician's hands come in contact with the piano keys. The piano's responsiveness can make a critical difference that can affect the player's performance, confidence and overall playing enjoyment. Consistent, ultra-responsive touch is a Kawai tradition.

 

The extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows the CA piano action to transfer energy with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience, for increased tone production that will last over time better than any other piano.


A Rare Treasure… A limited number of all Kawai instruments will ever bear the name CA. The rigorous degree of work and technology keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each CA piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
   
HIGHLIGHTS

    ■  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 4.0 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