Suitable for the home, stage, house of worship, or classroom, the satin black 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 satin black 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.
In the Box
- For Beginner and Recreational Players
- Responsive Hammer Compact II Action
- 34 Instruments Sounds & Chord Sequences
- Two 20W Speakers and Two Headphone Jacks
- USB Audio Playback
- MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, Bluetooth Audio
- Kawai ES520 88-Key Portable Digital Piano with Speakers | Satin Black
- Music Rest
- F-10H Damper Pedal
- PS-154 AC Power Adapter
- Limited 3-Year Warranty