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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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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 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

repeat customer

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from Fairhope AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Reliable Product

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

    repeat customer... tuner in every zither instrument case!

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    5.0

    I buy this product exclusivly

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    from florida

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

    I use this tuner all the time and like its simplicity of use.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A gift for a friend

    By 

    from South Lebanon, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Tuning Autoharp

      Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

      A friend loaned me one and I really liked it. So, when another friend asked me to order him one, I looked for it and found it at Musician's Friend. Very easy to use

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      5.0

      Ultra fast shipping

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      from Yokosuka, Japan

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

        Donated these to the High School Band. They were much appreciated. This was exactly what they needed and asked for this brand specifically. The items came super fast and were packed well.

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        4.0

        Not quite enough range

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        from Lawrenceburg, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • Won't Cover The Range Of

        Best Uses

          Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

          Hard to tune the upper and lower octaves for piano. Tunes most octaves but it can't pick up the extreme octaves...needle and note name is very unstable there. Works great for guitar etc.

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          5.0

          Great tuner helper

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          from Central PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None
          • None That I Can Find So F

          Best Uses

          • Personal Tuning

          Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

          I am very pleased with the simplicity and ease of use. It is a much improved method of tuning copmpared to other tuners I have used. And the price is just perfect. Long may it last.

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          4.0

          Works like it's supposed to...

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          from Orange County, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

            I keep one in the case at all times, and another on top of the amplifier. Useful, and bandmates borrow it frequently.

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            4.0

            Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

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            from Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Guitar Or Bass Tuner

              Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

              A good brand to consider. This model does too much. For instance I use the tuner to tune a guitar, and would never have occasion to "change the pitch reference."
              If you're just tuning a guitar or bass go down to the model GA-1.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the price!!

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              from Illinois USA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Tunes About Anything

                Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

                Didn't like the way my Snark was working on my bass so I bought this.The 1/4in in & out is nice if you want to use it with a amp.Internal mic works good.I did pick up the vibration mic for my Acoustics.Has a built in stand on back but still kinda hard to keep it put.The cord weighs so much more than the tuner it pulls it off the table if your not careful.VERY accurite compared to the Snark(cheep red one).Made the job of intonation adjustments very easy.Was into the technical side of music for years.....Less than a year actually playing & having alot of fun.

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                4.0

                I would buy this product again.

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                from Erie, PA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:

                  Can stand tuner up
                  Built in sounds, e.g. A
                  Display is easer to see

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