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      Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner (502061)
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Your new ace in the pocket with a wide range of pitch detection.

With a size similar to an audiocassette case, the KORG CA-1 chromatic tuner tuner supports a broad range of C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz), allowing speedy and high-precision tuning of wind, string, keyboard, and other instruments. This orchestral tuner is ideal for tuning even low-register notes containing numerous overtones that are often difficult to tune. A high-sensitivity mic is built-in, allowing easy and accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as ukuleles. A separately sold CM-100 contact mic can also be used to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even more accurate tuning.

Ultra-compact body with a "Tilt Slit"
Although the CA-1 Chromatic Tuner is small, thin, and light, don’t let its pocket-sized body fool you. The CA-1 chromatic tuner packs the functionality needed for tuning a wide range of instruments. From studio to stage, tuning is easy and convenient. The back of the unit includes a unique arc-shaped "tilt slit" that lets you insert a plastic card for use as a handy stand.

High-precision LCD Meter
The meter section uses a LCD needle, combining the accuracy of an LCD with the easy visibility of a needle, and providing a stable display. Additional visual feedback is provided by LEDs that indicate pitch deviation.

Sound Out
In addition to visual tuning via meter, the CA-1 band and orchestra tuner can play reference pitches from its internal speaker (Sound Out) for tuning by ear. Each press of the Sound switch will cycle through the A4-Bb4 notes commonly used for tuning wind instruments. Or you can hold down the Sound switch to change the cycle to the semitone intervals from C4 through C5 (one octave), allowing reference pitches for any instrument to be sounded quickly.

Adjustable Calibration
The Calibration function (410-480 Hz) supports a wide range of standard pitches, and can be adjusted in 1 Hz steps for accurate and flexible tuning to any song or key. Thanks to the Memory Backup function, the Calibration and reference pitch are remembered even when the power is turned off.

(However, these settings will be initialized when the batteries are replaced.)

Auto Power Off Function
The power will turn off automatically, if the unit is left powered-on for 20 minutes without performing any operation, avoiding unnecessary battery consumption.

Approximately 100 hours of Continuous Use
Low-power consumption design allows an amazing 100 hours (approximate) of continuous battery life (A4 continuous input, meter mode, zinc-carbon batteries).

* Even if the pitch is within the detection range, detection may not be possible for instrumental sounds that contain a large number of overtones or have a rapid decay.

Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner Features:

  • Ultracompact body with Tilt Slit
    Ideal for brass band or orchestra
    Large, high-precision LCD needle-style meter
    Wide pitch-detection range from C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz)

    Sound out reference tone from internal speaker
    Adjustable calibration supports a variety of concert pitches
    Auto power-off function
    Memory backup function
    Battery life: Approximately 100 hours of continuous use


Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 3.25"H x 5.25"W x .9"D
    Weight: 0.25 lb.


Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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  • Great

    As reviewed by Guitar Center 4 Life on 4/4/2011

    I'm a beginner guitar player and this tuner is perfect! I have had several others but they don't compare to this! not only does it tune guitar... but it also tunes any other other instrument possible! it is very accurate and can be plugged into your guitar/bass to get the greatest tuning possible. it is the best tuner i have seen so far and has an amazing price tag! so if i were you i would shut down your computer and drive to the nearest guitar center! :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Limited

    As reviewed by Courtney on 12/29/2009

    This tuner is not for solo string instruments due to the fact that it picks up ambient house noise. Does not accurately tune flats and sharps. **note: this item was tested on a 2 1/2 octave harp.

    11 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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  • korg ca-1 chromatic solo tuner

    As reviewed by Nobody Cares on 2/13/2010

    I've owned 3 tuners now and this one is the worst and most expensive of the 3. Acoustic tuning picks up on any noises around you making tuning difficult in almost any environment and it also seems to have a problem distinguishing between high E and A which can be frustrating at times. It also dont have a flat function for easy drop tuning. Personally I will stick to my belcat tuner.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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