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Korg CA40 Digital Chromatic Tuner

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Product Description

The Korg CA40 Chromatic Tuner is a great value - with superior features like a large, easy-to-see, LCD needle-style display!
The pocket-sized CA40 features a refined design with a stand on the back that lets you place the tuner on any surface. With a wide range that covers A0 (27.50 Hz) to C8 (4186.01Hz), you can tune a variety of instruments with the CA40, including wind, string, and keyboard instruments.

Korg Achieves a Milestone!

Over 20 Million Tuners Sold!3 Year Warranty Over 30 years ago, Korg invented the world's first hand-held electronic tuner.Today, Korg is an established authority on tuning, with a full line of accurate and reliable tuners chosen by professional and beginning musicians alike.

To mark the occasion, KORG USA has increased the warranty on all of its tuners and metronomes sold in the U.S. to three years. Customers can stay perfectly in tune with the latest in Korg tuner technology, backed by the high quality of these products plus years of guaranteed performance.

Korg CA40 Features
  • A compact chromatic tuner, ideal for use with brass band or orchestra
  • Larger and more easily readable high-precision LCD needle-style meter
  • Wide detection range from A0-C8
  • Calibration function that accommodates a variety of concert pitches
  • Sound Out function lets you produce a reference tone from the internal speaker
  • Bypass function
  • Auto Power Off function saves the battery even if you forget to turn off the tuner
  • Memory Backup function
  • Approximately 85 hours of continuous use
  • Output Jack
  • Optional clip-on contact mic: Korg CM100L
A detection range that's wider than ever
The pitch and range are detected quickly and accurately. You can use the built-in high-sensitivity microphone to detect the pitch of an acoustic instrument without requiring any other equipment. Alternatively, you can use the separately sold CM-100 contact microphone to send the vibration of the instrument directly to the tuner, so that you can tune accurately without worrying about other sounds in the environment. An output jack (bypass) has been added, making it easy to check the tuning even while you perform.

Conveniently thin and compact
The pocket-sized CA40 features a refined design with a stand on the back that lets you place the tuner on any surface.

Large high-precision LCD meter
The CA40’s display has been enlarged for even better visibility. In addition to providing both the accuracy of an LCD and the easy viewing of a needle-style meter, red and green LEDs are also provided to indicate pitch deviations, making tuning smooth and easy.

Sound Out function produces a reference tone from the internal speaker
In addition to letting you tune visually using the meter, the CA40 provides a Sound Out function that plays a reference tone through the internal speaker, letting you tune by ear. You can adjust the reference tone in semitone steps over a range of C4 through C5 (one octave) to accommodate a variety of instruments. Since the reference tone you specify is remembered, it’s easy to sound it again whenever you need to.

Calibration function
The Calibration function lets you adjust the pitch in 1 Hz steps over a range of 410-480 Hz in order to accommodate a variety of concert pitches, giving you the flexibility to tune accurately to any song or key. There’s also a memory backup function that preserves the Calibration setting and Sound Out settings even when you turn off the power.

Auto Power Off function
The Auto Power Off function automatically turns the power off after the unit has been left on for twenty minutes, preventing the batteries from running down needlessly.

Approximately 85 hours of continuous use
The CA40 is designed for long battery life, and allows approximately 85 hours of continuous use (continuous A4 input, Meter mode, zinc-carbon batteries).

Product Specifications
Korg CA40 Digital Chromatic Tuner Specifications
  • Scale: 12-note equal temperament
  • Detection Range: A0 (27.50 Hz) – C8 (4186.01 Hz): for a sine wave
  • Reference Tone: C4 (261.63 Hz) – C5 (523.25 Hz): 1 octave
  • Tuning Modes: Meter mode (AUTO), Sound Out mode (MANUAL)
  • Calibration Range: A4=410 Hz – 480 Hz (1 Hz steps)
  • Accuracy:
    • Detection: +/- 1 cents or better
    • Tone: +/- 1.5 cents or better
  • Connectors: INPUT jack (1/4 inch monaural phone jack)
  • Speaker: Dynamic speaker (28 mm diameter)
  • Power Supply: Two AAA batteries (3V)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 85 hours (Meter mode)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.94 x 2.64 x 0.67 inches (100 x 67 x 17 mm)
  • Weight: 0.19 lbs (88 g) including batteries
  • Included Items: Two AAA batteries for verifying operation


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-390-6500 Warranty:  1 year parts and labor; US Customers – register your Korg keyboard, keyboard workstation, keyboard rack module or digital piano online and receive a certificate that extends the product warranty for an extra year from the date of purchase. This offer is good for mdse purchased from an authorized Korg dealer after November 1, 2002.
SMGriff from Pawleys Island, SC, USA
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Overall, I'm very satisfied with the Korg CA40. The quality is good and the ease of use is outstanding. I've never found it such a pleasure to tune a guitar and it's been years since I've tried doing so. It seems well built, dependable, and versatile in that there are several ways to use it. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this model again.
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