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Kawai ES520

Kawai ES520

Brand: Kawai Pianos | Stock Id: 290915

At home, on stage, your music.

Combining Kawai’s authentic Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action and Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technologies, with modern Bluetooth® connectivity and a powerful 40W speaker system, the superb ES520 delivers best-in-class touch and tone within a stylish, highly portable package for the home, studio, or stage.

This new mid-range ES model incorporates the Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action, which features grade-weighted keys and an accurate triple-sensor hammer detection system that delivers a highly-authentic playing experience. The ES520 includes a variety of realistic acoustic piano sounds, ranging from the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos to the Kawai upright, while also boasting the same harpsichord, electric piano, organ, and strings sounds as the flagship ES920 model.

As with Kawaiʼs recent console instruments, the ES520 incorporates technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer, Onkyo, and features the same powerful 40W speaker system as the premium ES920. The pianoʼs intuitive control panel, OLED display, and general operation are largely identical to that of the ES920, albeit without the 4-band EQ fader controls and Rhythm Section accompaniment function. In addition, the ES520 retains the ES920ʼs excellent connectivity features, with standard MIDI, USB, and audio connectors, as well as built-in Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio for wireless communication with smart devices.

The ES520 adopts the same body and exterior design of the ES920, while weighing even less at 14.5 kg – just 2.5 kg more than the entry-level ES110 model. Thanks to its supreme portability, the ES520 is an excellent choice for gigging musicians, academic and religious institutions, or any environment that requires an affordable, lightweight instrument, with a high quality keyboard action, excellent sounds, and a powerful speaker system. The ES520 can also be attached to the separately available, dedicated HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, transforming the instrument into a stylish, ultra-compact piano replacement, for the lounge, office, or bedroom.

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Features

■  Authentic Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action grade-weighted keys and triple-sensor system
■  Matte key surfaces, triple sensor hammer detection
■  Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine with 88-key sampling
■   34 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos (Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX grand piano sounds), electric pianos, organs, strings, bass etc.
■  Premium amplification & motherboard hardware developed in partnership with Onkyo, powerful 40W speaker system

■  Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology
■  Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
■  Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism
■  Intuitive control panel layout with high quality OLED display

■   Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 14.5 kg
■  Matching stand (HM-5), triple pedal bar (F-302) or triple pedal unit (GFP-3) available separately

Gallery

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)* Compatible with GFP-3 triple pedal unit, F-302 triple pedal board accessories – sold separately
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 (17 parameters)
– Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
– Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
– Damper Resonance
– Damper Noise
– String Resonance
– Key-off Effect
– Fall-back Noise
– Hammer Delay
– Topboard
– Decay Time
– Minimum Touch
– Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
– Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
– Temperament Key
– Key Volume (incl. 88-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)
Speakers (8 x 12) cm x 2
Output Power 40 W (20 W × 2)
Headphone Enhancements Spatial Headphone Sound
Headphone Type
Display 128 x 64 pixel OLED
Key Cover
Music Rest Transparent, detachable type (included)
Product
Size & Weight
Width 134 cm (52 3/4″)
Depth 37.5 cm (14 3/4″)
Height 14.5 cm (5 3/4″) [music rest detached]
Net Weight 14.5 kg (32 lbs.)
Packing
Size & Weight
Dimensions 143 (W) x 45 (D) x 27.5 (H) cm
Gross Weight 23 kg
Available Finishes Black (ES520B)
White (ES520W)
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration (28 memories)
Startup Setting
Internal Songs Sound Demo 23 sound demo songs
Piano Music
Concert Magic
Lesson Songs 9 books, 377 pieces (via PiaBookPlayer app)
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
Bluetooth * Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio with aptX support
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback KSO [Kawai song format]
SMF (Playback only)
Other Functions
App Functions PianoRemote (iOS/Android)
PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
Connector Jacks Headphone 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo jacks
MIDI USB-MIDI, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI *
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, F-302)
Speakers on/off switch
Power Consumption 18 W
Power Power cable
AC adaptor (PS-154)
Others Owner’s manual
Transparent music rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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