CA-501 Hybrid
43" Digital
Albany & Syracuse
$3,999 or finance from $56/mo

Cabinet Finishes Available: Rosewood, Satin Black, Satin White


Of the three top makers of digital pianos, Kawai is the only company with acoustic piano expertise that ONLY MAKES PIANOS. We feel their singular focus gives them an edge in delivering better performance and value to our customers.


The first piano in the line with 100 watts of power, making every note sound fuller, deeper, and more realistic.

Advanced Features

Grand Feel Action

The Grand Feel action utilizes real Solid Wood Keyboard to provide pianists with the most authentic feel possible. Solid-wood keys have a unique physical mass that travels and beds down in a way that pianists learn to expect as they develop their technique. Standard features include Graded Hammer Weighting that, just like an acoustic piano, is heavier to lighter from bass to treble, while Authentic Counterbalance Weights greatly enhance …more

100 Watts 4 Speakers

NEW MOTHERBOARD AND SPEAKERS DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONKYO. The powerful amplification system and larger speakers of this piano provide deep, resonant bass and a clear singing treble not easily achieved in this price range. The additional speakers on this model send sound from multiple points on the piano, creating a very natural and organic sound profile.  Kawai digital and hybrid pianos are well-known for providing more power output than similarly …more

OLED Display

An updated OLED graphic display keeps all the controls discreetly tucked away, so younger students are not distracted and the piano maintains a traditional appearance. Core features like the metronome, sound selection and recorder are easily accessed at the touch of a button, while more advanced features are accessed by pressing a function button and a corresponding key at the same time. 

Spatial Headphones Sound

Headphones are very useful in busy households because they enable the player to block out the rest of the world and concentrate on what is being played. SPACIAL HEADPHONES SOUND technology greatly enhances the depth and realism of the piano sound. CA series and Novus pianos include a dedicated premium headphone amplifier for the ultimate headphone musical experience. 1/8" and 1/4" jacks are included, so you can use your …more

Bluetooth midi and audio

Bluetooth AUDIO enables you to wirelessly play music files or video clips through the premium speaker system of your piano. You can play along or simply enjoy your Kawai piano as a central part of your home audio system. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and Bluetooth enables your Kawai digital piano to connect wirelessly to your favorite Bluetooth capable tablet or computer. Enjoy countless music applications, games, apps for recording and …more

Educational Features

Integrated educational features cn help a student along during practice sessions. The METRONOME promotes good rhythm and counting. While a built-in RECORDER enables students to listen critically to what they have played or practice duet pieces on their own. Various INSTRUMENT SOUNDS, like organ, electric piano, harpsichord can make playing a piece over and over less monotonous and can promote longer and more …more

Kawai Virtual Technician

This is the feature that makes Kawai Hybrid pianos able to satisfy the most discerning musicians. Just as a concert pianist consults with a master technician to make fine adjustments to the touch and tone of a concert grand piano, the Kawai user consults the Virtual Technician to customize the piano sound to taste.  Standard adjustments for lighter and heavier touch and brighter or mellower tone are just the beginning. The Virtual Technician regulates hammer and key release …more

Always In Tune

This piano is always in tune and therefore always ready to train students' ears to recognize proper pitch. Because the sound is recorded from a concert grand piano and processed digitally, it is impossible for this piano to go out of tune. The added benefit is, of course, that there is NO TUNING OR MAINTENANCE COST after purchase.

Grand Feel Pedal System

In addition to training a student's fingers, a student's feet must learn to properly operate the pedals. This piano's THREE METAL PEDALS are the same size and proportion as those found on a grand piano. Each pedal has it's own UNIQUE RESISTANCE FACTOR that accurately trains proper pedaling muscle memory. Portable keyboards and lower end digital pianos do not feel the same.

Proper Piano Bench

Included with this piano is a bench that is set to the proper height for the keyboard, promoting good posture and technique. Too often, portable keyboards are put on adjustable stands that are too high or too low. Students that practice for extended periods of time under these conditions never develop proper technique and SOMETIMES SUFFER INJURY from having their wrists in the wrong position.

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