Kawai ES920 Portable Digital Piano

Kawai ES920 Portable Digital Piano

Brand: Kawai Pianos | Stock Id: KAWAI-ES920

The ES920 is the latest addition to Kawaiʼs ES range of high specification portable digital pianos, and the long-awaited successor to the extremely popular and multi-award winning ES8.

This brand new 2020 model features an improved version of the highly-regarded Responsive Hammer III keyboard action, with redesigned key switches that deliver superior durability and performance. The ES920ʼs core acoustic piano sounds have also been refreshed for enhanced playability, with additional Virtual Technician parameters inherited from Kawaiʼs latest Concert Artist models that allow even greater flexibility and customisation. Complementing its improved acoustic piano sounds, the ES920 also features brand new electric piano, drawbar and jazz organ, electric bass, harpsichord, and strings sounds, allowing a broad range of music styles to be performed.

As with Kawaiʼs recent console instruments, the ES920 incorporates technologies developed in collaboration with premium audio equipment manufacturer, Onkyo, and features a new motherboard and amplification system designed to deliver richer, higher quality sound. The pianoʼs updated control panel retains the intuitive operation of its predecessor, while adding dedicated EQ faders and a modern OLED display for enhanced real-time control. In addition to standard MIDI, USB, and audio connectors, the ES920 also supports Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality, allowing the instrument to be used seamlessly with Kawaiʼs growing library of iOS and Android apps, or for audio from a smartphone or tablet to be played through the pianoʼs premium amplifier and speaker system without additional cables.

The ES920 features a brand new exterior design and lightweight body weighing just 17 kg – almost 6 kilos lighter than its predecessor. As the most portable piano in its class, the ES920 is an excellent choice for gigging or studio musicians, yet also ideally suited to academic and religious institutions. However, when attached to the dedicated HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, the ES920 is transformed into a stylish, ultra-compact piano replacement, delivering an exceptional playing experience for the lounge, office, or bedroom.

(HM-5 & F-302 available separately)



IMPROVED: Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with redesigned key switches

IMPROVED: Improved acoustic piano sounds and updated Virtual Technician parameters

IMPROVED: Enhanced Touch Curve setting with 10 selectable touch presets

NEW: Electric Piano, Drawbar and Jazz Organ, Electric Bass, Harpsichord, and Strings sounds

NEW: Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity

NEW: Updated control panel with 4-band EQ faders and modern OLED graphic display

NEW: Support for latest PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android

NEW: Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless audio playback

NEW: Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 17 kg

NEW: Modern HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, support for GFP-3 triple pedal unit (AVAILABLE SEPARATELY)

* PianoRemote app support to be added with future software update.


ES Series


Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action with Let-Off 88 weighted keys with Ivory Touch key surfaces

Sound Source

Harmonic ImagingTM XL (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling

Internal Sound

38 sounds (PIANO x 10, E.PIANO x 6, ORGAN x 5, HARPSI/MALLETS x 4, STRINGS/CHOIR x 8, BASS x 5)


max. 256 notes

Keyboard Modes

Dual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hands Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)

Reverb TypeRoom, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral

ParametersReverb Depth, Reverb Time

Effects TypeMono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Compres

ParametersDry/Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, HighDamp, Depth – Parameters dependent on effect.

Amp Simulator

TypeS.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet

ParametersDrive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High

Virtual Technician Touch CurveLight 1/2/3/4, Normal, Heavy 1/2/3/4, Off (Constant), User Touch Curve

VoicingNormal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User Voicing

Resonance, Noise & EffectsDamper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Release Time

Temperament & TuningEqual, Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, User Temperament, Temperament Key, Stretch Tuning, User Tuning

OthersHammer Delay, Minimum Touch, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth

Internal Recorder

10 song, 2 track recorder – approximately 90,000 note memory capacity

USB Functions

PlaybackMP3, WAV, SMF

RecordMP3, WAV

OthersOverdubbing, Convert Song to Audio, Load Internal Song, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Load Registration, Save Registration, Load Startup Setting, Save Startup Setting, Rename File, Delete File, Format USB


1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)

Rhythm Section Styles100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences

SettingsRhythm Volume, Auto Fill-in, One Finger Ad-lib, ACC Mode, Preset Chord, Rhythm Parts Select

Demo Songs

Main demo song, Rhythm Section demo song, 25 sound demo songs


28 memories (7 x 4)

Other Settings & Functions

Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. Brilliance, UserEQ), Wall EQ, Speaker Volume, Low Volume Balance, Phones Volume,
Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, GFP-3 Mode, Four Hands, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Auto Power Off, Auto Display Off, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On/Off, Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, SHS Mode, Phones Type, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth Audio Volume, Bluetooth MIDI, Speakers On/Off


128 x 64 pixel OLED


F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support


Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio


LINE IN (1/8″ STEREO), LINE OUT (1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]), Headphones x 2 (1/4”, 1/8”),
MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device, DAMPER (for F-10H), DAMPER/SOFT/SOSTENUTO (for GFP-3/F-302)

Speaker System Speakers(8x12cm) x 2

Output Power20W x 2

Power Consumption

18 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)

Dimensions (Not including music rest)

1340 (W) x 375 (D) x 145 (H) mm

523/4″ (W )x 142/3″ (D) x 52/3″ (H)


17.0 kg / 37.5 lbs.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. * Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on market location.

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