Kawai CA49

Kawai CA49

Brand: Kawai Pianos | Stock Id: KAWAI-CA49

The CA49 is the introductory model of the Concert Artist range, and successor to the popular CA48 mid-range digital piano. This updated model retains the Grand Feel Compact wooden key keyboard action and Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine of its predecessor, while offering a number of new features and improvements.

As with the latest CA99 and CA79 models, the CA49 incorporates technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer, Onkyo, and features a new motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver richer, higher quality sound. The CA49 also boasts an improved cheekblock control panel that includes a modern OLED graphic display for easy operation, and will support Kawaiʼs new PianoRemote app, allowing sounds and settings to also be adjusted using a compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.*

The updated CA49 features enhanced Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, providing a more natural and realistic playing experience, while the new Low Volume Balance function improves consistency when practising at reduced volume levels. Finally, the new 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 appearance.



  • 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 reduce volume.
  • NEW: Support for PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android.*
  • NEW: Modern cabinet design modelled after larger Concert Artist instruments.
  • IMPROVED: Improved Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.
  • IMPROVED: Enhanced ʻLightʼ Touch Curve setting for young children.
  • IMPROVED: Updated Virtual Technician “Smart Mode” presets. * PianoRemote app support to be added with future software update.


Concert Artist Series


Grand Feel Compact with Let-Off, Triple Sensor, and Counterweights 88 wooden keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces

Sound Source

Progressive Harmonic ImagingTM (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


max. 192 notes


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, Chopin, and Beyer lesson songs


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, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

Other Functions

Tone Control, Low Volume Balance, Tuning, Transpose, Touch, Spatial Headphone Sound, Phones Type, Transmit PGM Change Number, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral mode, Startup Settings, Auto Display Off, Auto Power Off, Bluetooth MIDI


128 x 128 pixel OLED

Bluetooth *

Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant


Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto


MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2 (1/4″, 1/8″), USB to HOST


13 cm x 2 (woofers), 5 cm x 2 (tweeters)

Output Power

20W x 2

Power Consumption

12 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)

Key Cover

Sliding type

Dimensions (not including music rack)

1360(W) x 460 (D) x 915(H)mm

531/2″(W) x 181/4″(D) x 36″(H)


58.0 kg / 128 lbs.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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