ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White
ES-520W - Kawai ES520 portable digital piano White

Kawai ES520 portable digital piano - White

brand: Kawai
Stock code: Kawai ES-520W
  • Intuitive control panel layout with high quality OLED display
  • 34 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos, electric pianos etc.
  • Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action
  • Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
  • *HM-5 stand and F-302 pedal bar not included
RRP £1,332
£790.83 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Kawai ES-520 portable digital piano

Kawai have released the all new ES520, the latest addition to Kawaiʼs popular ES series of portable digital pianos. The intermediate ES520 is a new midrange model that delivers many of the features of the ES920 at a more affordable price. With a wealth of features, such as Bluetooth connectivity and Kawai's Responsive Hammer III keyboard action, this new digital piano is a great new addition to the ES range.

The Sound of a Grand Piano

The ES520 captures the magnificent tone of two Shigeru Kawai instruments, the flagship SK-EX Concert and medium-sized SK-5 Studio grand pianos, allowing musicians to enjoy the contrasting properties of each. In addition, the ES520 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.

Premium sound system by Onkyo

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.

Responsive Hammer II key 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. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while let-off simulation recreates the subtle 'notch' sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano. These important characteristics allow discerning pianists to practise their expanding repertoire with confidence, and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises when called upon to perform using the finest acoustic grand pianos.

Connectivity for all

The modern ES520 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. Wired connectivity also remains strongly supported, with standard MIDI, USB, Line In and Line Out terminals providing a range of options for the home, studio, and stage

Innovative yet classic design

The latest ES520 adopts a brand new exterior design, with the flat panel surface complemented by smooth, rounded edges. The instrumentsʼ sturdy body is surprisingly lightweight, with the the ES520 coming in at just 14.5 kg. As one of the most portable pianos in their respective classes, the ES520 is an excellent choice for gigging or studio musicians, yet also ideally suited to academic institutions and venues. Also, 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.

Receive a free HM-5 stand when you purchase an ES520

For a limited time only, you can get your hands on a free HM-5 stand for your brand new keyboard. Once you purchase the ES520, simply email with the subject STAND OFFER and include a copy of the invoice, the serial number of the piano as well as the delivery name, address and contact number. It's that simple!

PLEASE NOTE: Emails must be sent within 30 days of purchasing the ES520

Audio Sample

SK-EX Concert Grand

EX Concert Grand

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Spec Specification
KeyboardKeyboardResponsive Hammer Compact II (RHCII) action 88 weighted keys
Sound SourceSound SourceProgressive Harmonic Imaging™ (PHI), 88-key piano sampling
Internal SoundsInternal Sounds34 sounds (PIANO x 8, E.PIANO x 5, ORGAN x 5, HARPSI/MALLETS x 4, STRINGS/CHOIR x 7, BASS x 5)
PolyphonyPolyphonymax. 192 notes
Keyboard ModesKeyboard ModesDual Mode, Split Mode, Four Hands Mode (Volume/Balance adjustable)
ReverbTypeRoom, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
ParametersReverb Depth, Reverb Time
EffectsTypeMono Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Ensemble, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Vibrato Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Classic Phaser, Compressor, Rotary 1, Rotary2
ParametersDry/Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, HighDamp, Depth – Parameters dependent on effect.
Amp SimulatorTypeS.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet
ParametersDrive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High
Virtual TechnicianTouch CurveLight, Normal, Heavy, Off (Constant)
VoicingNormal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User Voicing
Resonance, Noise & EffectsDamper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Noise, Topboard Simulation, Decay 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 RecorderInternal Recorder3 song, 1 track recorder – approximately 5,000 note memory capacity
USB FunctionPlaybackSMF
OthersSave Internal Song, Load Registration, Save Registration, Rename File, Delete File
MetronomeMetronome1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 + 100 drum rhythms (Volume/Tempo adjustable)
Demo SongsDemo Songs23 sound demo songs
RegistrationsRegistrationss 28 memories (7 x 4)
Other Settings & FunctionsOther Settings & FunctionsTranspose, Tone Control (incl. Brilliance, UserEQ), Tuning, Damper Hold, 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, Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth Audio Volume, Bluetooth MIDI, Speakers On/Off
DisplayDisplay128 x 64 pixel OLED
PedalPedalF-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
BluetoothBluetoothBluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
ConnectorsConnectorsLINE 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 SystemSpeakers(8 x 12 cm) x 2
Output Power20 W x 2
Power ConsumptionPower Consumption18 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)
Dimensions(Not including music rest)1340 (W) x 375 (D) x 145 (H) mm
WeightWeight14.5 kg / 32 lbs
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