Kawai ES520 88-Key Portable Digital Piano w/ Speakers (Satin Black)

Kawai ES520 88-Key Portable Digital Piano w/ Speakers (Satin Black)

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Kawai ES520 88-Key Portable Digital Piano w/ Speakers (Snow White)

 
  • For Beginner and Recreational Players
  • Responsive Hammer Compact II Action
  • 34 Instruments Sounds & Chord Sequences
  • Two 20W Speakers and Two Headphone Jacks
Lease to Own at
est. $83 /week*
Availability: In stock
SKU
ES520W

Suitable for the home, stage, house of worship, or classroom, the snow white Kawai ES520 is a portable digital piano with authentic grand-piano touch and tone, realistic additional instrument sounds, a powerful, high-fidelity speaker system, and modern Bluetooth connectivity—all housed within a stylish, lightweight case.

The ES520 features 88 keys with Responsive Hammer Compact II grade-weighted key action, 192-note polyphony, Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and EX grand piano sounds, and Progressive Harmonic Imaging piano sound technology, which altogether provide a rewarding playing experience with expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo for beginner and recreational pianists. At just 32 lb, this lightweight keyboard is the ideal traveling stage piano or practice instrument on the road, for gigging pianists playing in a wide range of musical styles.

In addition to the 8 acoustic piano sounds, the ES520 offers additional sounds ranging from electric pianos, to drawbar and church organs, to strings, choirs, and bass, for a total of 34 sounds. These sounds are easily selectable from the piano's elegant control panel, which features an intuitive button layout and sharp OLED graphic display and provides convenient real-time control during live performances.

The ES520 boasts a powerful 40W stereo speaker system that incorporates audio processing and amplification technologies developed in collaboration with renowned Japanese audio specialists, Onkyo. This unique hardware combination delivers well-rounded bass and crisp treble frequencies, reproducing the superb Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds with exceptional tonal clarity and richness.

An integrated Rhythm Section function with 100 styles invites players to add greater variety to their performances. The Dual playing mode allows two different sounds such as grand piano and strings to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.

The ES520 features Metronome, Transpose, and Tune functions. An internal one-track recorder offers a 3-song, 5000-note capacity, which can be used as a learning tool to monitor your own performance. Onboard effects include 6 reverbs, chorus, delay, amp simulation, and more.

Built-in Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth audio connectivity allow apps such as Kawai's dedicated PianoRemote control app. Or, enjoy a wide range of third-party learning and recreational apps and music streamed wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, so you can play through the piano's audio system without any additional cables. Wired connectivity is also supported with standard MIDI, USB, and line in/out, providing a range of options for studio and stage use.

When attached to the dedicated HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar (both available separately) in matching snow white finish, the ES520 is transformed into a stylish, ultracompact grand-piano replacement, great in a lounge, living room, office, or bedroom. An F-10H damper pedal is included.

Responsive Hammer Compact II utilizes triple sensor hammer velocity detection, and features a springless mechanism that delivers a smooth and natural playing experience.

Parameters: Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-Off Effect, Fall-Back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft-Pedal Depth.

Standard MIDI and USB-to-Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments.


Responsive Hammer Compact II Grade-Weighted Keys


The Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHC II) action reproduces the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass and lighter treble hammers of acoustic pianos, with a smooth, matte texture applied to each black and white key for enhanced playability.

  • Responsive Hammer Compact II utilizes triple sensor hammer velocity detection, and features a springless mechanism that delivers a smooth and natural playing experience.


    Pianos with Progressive Harmonic Imaging Sound Technology


    The ES520 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and EX grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analyzed, and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness.


    Customize Your Sound with Built-In Virtual Technician


    The instrument's built-in Virtual Technician feature with 17 parameters allows various characteristics of these acoustic piano sounds to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance in addition to subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. This personalized piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.

  • Parameters: Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-Off Effect, Fall-Back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft-Pedal Depth.


    USB Playback of MIDI Files


    The ES520 supports the playback of Standard MIDI File (SMF) and KSO file songs stored on a USB memory device, allowing a vast selection of widely accessible music to be heard through the instrument’s Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine.


    Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio


    In addition to standard MIDI connectors for connecting to other instruments, the ES520 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, users can enjoy a wide variety of music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the instrument's speakers.


    A Wide Range of Connectivity Options


    The ES520 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options with a line-level output jack for connecting the instrument to a PA system. The line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method for mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital device.

  • Standard MIDI and USB-to-Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments.


    And More Features


    Compatible with HM-5 designer stand, F-302 triple pedal bar, and GFP-3 triple pedal unit (all available separately)

    • The Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHC II) action reproduces the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass and lighter treble hammers of acoustic pianos, with a smooth, matte texture applied to each black and white key for enhanced playability.
    • Responsive Hammer Compact II utilizes triple sensor hammer velocity detection, and features a springless mechanism that delivers a smooth and natural playing experience.
    • The ES520 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and EX grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analyzed, and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness.
    • The instrument's built-in Virtual Technician feature with 17 parameters allows various characteristics of these acoustic piano sounds to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance in addition to subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. This personalized piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.
    • Parameters: Touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-Off Effect, Fall-Back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft-Pedal Depth.
    • The ES520 supports the playback of Standard MIDI File (SMF) and KSO file songs stored on a USB memory device, allowing a vast selection of widely accessible music to be heard through the instrument’s Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine.
    • In addition to standard MIDI connectors for connecting to other instruments, the ES520 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, users can enjoy a wide variety of music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the instrument's speakers.
    • The ES520 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options with a line-level output jack for connecting the instrument to a PA system. The line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method for mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital device.
    • Standard MIDI and USB-to-Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments.
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