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Kawai ES520 Portable Stage Piano - Black

ES520B - RRP $1,849.00
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    1. Colour: Black
    2. Number of keys: 88 keys
    3. What's in the box?: Music rest, Pedal, Power
    4. Weighted Keys?: Yes

    ES520 | 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.


    ■  Authentic Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action
    ■  Matte key surfaces, triple sensor hammer detection
    ■  Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine with 88-key sampling
    ■  Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX grand piano sounds
    ■  Hardware developed in partnership w/Onkyo, 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
    ■  Modern, lightweight case with matching stand and triple pedal unit

    The Kawai ES920 and ES520 have been designed to deliver the finest playing experience possible within a portable piano.  These stylish instruments are ideally suited to musicians seeking a piano that provides an authentic keyboard action and a selection of inspiring sounds, yet can still be moved easily, or placed on an attractive furniture stand without occupying too much space.

    The latest ES models are also an excellent choice for gigging musicians, academic institutions, and places of worship, thanks to their lightweight body, powerful speaker systems, and great audio connectivity.  And with a slew of customisable settings, Bluetooth MIDI and audio, and engaging apps, the ES920 and ES520 are also extremely personal pianos, that players of all ages and abilities can take pride in owning.

    The ES series: At home, on stage, your music.

    The Touch of a Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action

    The ES520’s Responsive Hammer Compact II (RHCII) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano.  Based on the highly-regarded RH keyboard action design, its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.

    Acoustic piano key weighting
    Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RHCII keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range.

    Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.

    More realistic & responsive
    The Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action utilises an accurate triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism

    The added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in most portable pianos, allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.

    In addition, Kawai’s action technology also monitors the speed at which each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.

    ・ Responsive Hammer Compact II action
     - 88 keys
     - Grade-weighted hammers
     - Matte key surfaces
     - Triple sensor hammer detection
    ・ F-10H pedal unit
     - Damper (with half-pedal support)
    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
    6 types

    Other Effects
    16 types + amp simulator (3 types)
    (8 x 12) cm x 2
    Output Power
    40 W (20 W × 2)
    Headphone Enhancements
    Spatial Headphone Sound
    Headphone Type
    128 x 64 pixel OLED
    Key Cover
    Music Rest
    Transparent, detachable type (included)
    Size & Weight
    134 cm (52 3/4")
    37.5 cm (14 3/4")
    14.5 cm (5 3/4 ") [music rest detached]
    Net Weight
    14.5 kg (32 lbs.)
    Size & Weight
    143 (W) x 45 (D) x 27.5 (H) cm
    Gross Weight
    23 kg
    Available Finishes
    Black (ES520B)
    White (ES520W)
    Basic Functions
    Four Hands
    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
    1 part
    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
    KSO [Kawai song format]
    SMF (Playback only)
    Other Functions
    App Functions
    PianoRemote (iOS/Android)
    PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
    Connector Jacks
    2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks
    Line Out
    1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
    Line In
    1/8" Stereo [unbalanced]
    USB to Host

    USB to Device

    Damper (for F-10H)
    Damper/Soft/Sostenuto (for F-302 or GFP-3)
    Speakers on/off switch
    Power Consumption
    18 W
    Power cable
    AC adaptor (PS-154)

    Owner's manual
    Transparent music rest
    F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support) 

    More Information
    Brand Kawai
    Bluetooth? Yes
    Colour Black
    What's in the box? Music rest, Pedal, Power
    Weighted Keys? Yes
    Bench included? No
    Key Type Hammer Action II
    Speakers / Power 8 x 12cm x 2 Output Power 20 W × 2
    Number of keys 88 keys

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