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Kawai ES520 Digital Piano in Black

Kawai ES520 Digital Piano in Black
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Price £995.00
Kawai HM5 Stand for ES520 and ES920 Digital Piano in Black
Kawai HM5 Stand for ES520 and ES920 Digital Piano in Black

Price £145.00




Kawai F302 Pedal bar for the Kawai ES520 and ES920 Digital Piano in Black
Kawai F302 Pedal bar for the Kawai ES520 and ES920 Digital Piano in Black

Price £130.00






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Kawaiʼs ES series of instruments are high-performance, 88-key portable digital pianos suitable for the home, stage, recital hall, or classroom. The brand new ES520 combine Kawaiʼs highly-regarded Responsive Hammer keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging piano sound technologies, to reproduce the touch and tone of a concert grand piano, and provide an authentic, rewarding playing experience for pianists of all abilities.
5 Year Parts and Labour Warranty Included with this Piano

ES520: Main Features

  • Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with grade-weighted keys and triple-sensor system
  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key stereo sampling
  • 34 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos, electric pianos, organs, strings, bass etc.
  • Motherboard and amplification developed in partnership with Onkyo, 40W speaker system
  • Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless communication and audio playback
  • Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
  • Support for latest PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android*
  • Intuitive control panel layout with high quality OLED display
  • Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 14.5 kg
  • Modern HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, support for GFP-3 triple pedal unit

Kawai Japan is delighted to announce the ES920 and ES520, the latest additions to Kawaiʼs popular ES series of portable digital pianos. The flagship ES920 is the long-awaited successor to the award-winning ES8, while the intermediate ES520 is a new mid- range model that delivers many of the features of the ES920 at a more affordable price.

Kawaiʼs ES series of instruments are high-performance, 88-key portable digital pianos suitable for the home, stage, recital hall, or classroom. The brand new ES920 and ES520 combine Kawaiʼs highly-regarded Responsive Hammer keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging piano sound technologies, to reproduce the touch and tone of a concert grand piano, and provide an authentic, rewarding playing experience for pianists of all abilities. In addition to a strong selection of diverse acoustic piano sounds, the ES920 and ES520 also include a variety of outstanding electric pianos, organs, strings, and other voices, allowing these instruments to support a wide range of musical styles. These sounds are easily selectable from the pianosʼ elegant control panel, which features an intuitive button layout and sharp OLED graphic display, with the ES920ʼs 4-band EQ faders also providing convenient real-time control during live performances.

The latest ES series models boast powerful 40W stereo speaker systems, and incorporate audio processing and amplification technologies developed in collaboration with premium Japanese audio specialists, Onkyo. This unique hardware combination allows these lightweight, portable instrument to deliver well-rounded bass and crisp treble frequencies, reproducing the superb Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds with exceptional tonal clarity and richness.

The modern ES920 and ES520 also feature built-in Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio connectivity, allowing apps such as Kawaiʼs dedicated PianoRemote control app or a wide range of third-party learning and recreation apps to be enjoyed wirelessly, or for music streamed from a smartphone or tablet to be played through the pianoʼs impressive audio system without any additional cables. However, wired connectivity remains strongly supported, with standard MIDI, USB, Line In and Line Out terminals providing a range of options for the home, studio, and stage.

The latest ES models adopt a brand new exterior design, with the flat panel surface complemented by smooth, rounded edges. The instrumentsʼ sturdy body is surprisingly lightweight, with the ES920 weighing 17 kg (almost 6 kilos lighter than its predecessor), and the ES520 just 14.5 kg. As some of the most portable pianos in their respective classes, the ES920 and ES520 are excellent choices for gigging or studio musicians, yet also ideally suited to academic and religious institutions. Moreover, when attached to the dedicated HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar in matching black or white finishes, these versatile instruments are transformed into stylish, ultra-compact piano replacements, delivering an exceptional playing experience for the lounge, office, or bedroom.

Authentic grand piano touch and tone, superb additional sounds, high-fidelity speaker systems, and modern, convenient features – all housed within a stylish, lightweight case. Introducing the new ES920 and ES520: At home, on stage, your piano.

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Keyboard ・ Responsive Hammer Compact II action
 - 88 keys
 - Grade-weighted hammers
 - Matte key surfaces
 - Triple sensor hammer detection
Pedal ・ F-10H pedal unit
 - Damper (with half-pedal support)
Sound
Piano Sound ・ Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
 - 88-key stereo sampling
 - SK-EX, EX recording
 - 192 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance - Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (19 parameters)
 - Touch Curve
 - Voicing
 - Damper Resonance
 - Damper Noise
 - String Resonance
 - Key-off Effect
 - Fall-back Noise
 - Hammer Delay
 - Topboard
 - Decay Time
 - Minimum Touch
 - Stretch Tuning
 - Temperament
 - Temperament Key
 - User Key Volume
 - Half-Pedal Adjust
 - Soft Pedal Depth
No. of Sounds 34 voices
Reverb 6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects 16 types + amp simulator (3 types)
Output System
Speakers (8 x 12) cm x 2
Output Power 40 W (20 W × 2)
Headphone Enhancements Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Design
Display 128 x 64 pixel OLED
Key Cover -
Music Rest Transparent, detachable type (included)
Dimensions Width 134 cm (52 3/4")
Depth 37.5 cm (14 3/4")
Height 14.5 cm (5 3/4 ") [music rest detached]
Weight 14.5 kg (32 lbs.)
Available Finishes Black (ES520B)
White (ES520W)
Functions
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Startup Setting
Internal Songs Sound Demo 23 sound demo songs
Piano Music -
Concert Magic -
Lesson Songs -
Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 5,000 notes
No. of Songs 3 songs
Parts 1 part
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Drum Rhythms 100 patterns
External Connectivity
Bluetooth * Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio with aptX support
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback SMF
Other Functions -
App Functions TBC
Connector Jacks Headphone 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/8" Stereo [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others Damper (for F-10H)
Damper/Soft/Sostenuto (for GFP-3)
Pedal (for F-302)
Speakers on/off switch
Power Supply
Power Consumption 18 W
Included Accessories
Power Power cable
AC adaptor (PS-154)
Bench -
Headphones -
Sheet Music -
Others Warranty card *
Owner's manual
Transparent music rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
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Kawai ES520-B Piano review

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Feedback for Kawai ES520-B Piano has been compiled from 1 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Kawai ES520-B Piano

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It fits beautifully in my room, has the right sound and feel of an acoustic piano and a lot more ‘effects’ and sounds than I was expecting.