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Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner   

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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 s...Read More

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OVERVIEW

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.

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
SPECIFICATIONS

CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

  • Dimensions: 3.25"H x 5.25"W x .9"D
    Weight: 0.25 lb.
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KorgCA-1 Chromatic Tuner
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Good quality (20)
  • Functional (17)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great tuner for anyone, anywhere or anything

Overall, this tuner is the best. Its simplicity, portablity, and accuracy make it perfect for anybody with any type of job to do.
SimplePortableFastEasyAffordable
A great tuner
This tuner is...Read complete review

Overall, this tuner is the best. Its simplicity, portablity, and accuracy make it perfect for anybody with any type of job to do.
SimplePortableFastEasyAffordable
A great tuner
This tuner is perfect for everything. There is nothing it can't handle. Its simple to use and it works well. There are a plethora of tuners that just have too many features and there is no reason for that. The CA-1 Chromatic Korg tuner is perfect with just 4 buttons and 3 easy to read lights above the screen that visually guides you as you tune. It is also super portable. There are a myriad of tuners out there that you make think are better, but when you look at a tuner for what it is, there is no reason for al of those other tuners. The simpler the better, and the CA-1 Chromatic Korg achieve that perfectly.
The quality of this tuner is great. Not only does it accurately tune your instrument but it was built for durability. I cannot tell you how many times I have dropped it or hit it, and still not a scratch. It looks brand new! While I am running around, I can't have multiple tuners as backups so I need something that will get the job done.
The value of this tuner is fantastic! Its is an affordable tuner that has exceeded my expectations. I can spend twice as much money on any other tuner, but this Korg will reign supreme.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK average tuner...

Personally I prefered my snark for the guitar over this, but for a student who uses it everytime they practice, it does the trick.. when I tried it, the only complaint was...Read complete review

Personally I prefered my snark for the guitar over this, but for a student who uses it everytime they practice, it does the trick.. when I tried it, the only complaint was seeing the LCD vs the snark. both relatively the same cost.. but it's durbale enough.. seen it take some spills and live.. more so than the spill my snark took the killed it.. so.. a average tuner, does the trick..

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4.0

Great Little Tuner

By JB

from Colchester,Vt

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

    I use this to tune my harmonicas

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    4.0

    For the money A-OK

    By Atlas2000

    from NC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use AFTER your tuning is close
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult to use for initial tuning

    Best Uses

      Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

      Maybe, after I develop a better ear for tuning, it won't be such a chore to get the tuning close enough to use this device. as it was, I finally had to borrow a tablet with Guitar Tuna installed to set tune after a string change. After the guitar was close to tune, this was easy to use. It was inexpensive and will not be a problem except when starting from scratch. I recommend it with that caveat.

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      4.0

      I like this product.

      By cr

      from IL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

      Works great.

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      5.0

      Great value

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      By scoop

      from philly, pa

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • small / lightweight

      Cons

      • needs AAA baterys

      Best Uses

      • gigs / pracitice

      Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

      The standard high quality for low price, great value. Easy to see, easy to use.

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      5.0

      I'm impressed

      By KYChief

      from Midlothian, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

        I replaced a Sabine STX that I've had for 15 years with this Korg CA-1. I've been using about 2 weeks and tune my acoustic guitars and mandolin with it. Performed excellently right out of the box. Haven't used the sound feature or tried calibrated tuning. It picks up the instruments sound very well even with background noise. I like that it uses a standard 9V battery. It's very lite weight and small enough to fit in your shirt pocket easily. I find it to be an excellent tuner and it's affordable.

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        5.0

        Great tuner

        By william

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

        Great tuner. I have an older G-12 model and this CA-1 is just as good.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My favorite low cost chromatic tuner.

        By James

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

        I have more expensive tuners in racks and pedal boards, but sometimes I am just grabbing a guitar to go jam and these are great to keep in the case. They are pretty accurate for this general use and also work for altered tunings.

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        5.0

        I would by this again!

        By Riccardo

        from New York NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

          Excellent Quality at affordable prices!

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          5.0

          Guitar Tuner

          By www.joeneumannmusician.com

          from Connecticut

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Super Accurate Tuning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

            Excellent price and quality. Musician's Friend really are a musician's friend. They give you the best service and price. This tuner is very easy to use for all instruments from guitar to piano.

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            5.0

            I would recommend this product to any one.

            By ED

            from Carlisle Ind

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

                It takes the guesswork out of building and tuning flutes.

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