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K-500-ATX4-EP

Kawai K-500 ATX4 Anytime upright piano

£10,299
RRP £11,111

Currently out of stock
  • Japanese built, 130cm tall upright piano in a traditional style cabinet
  • 88 keys with NEOTEX key surfaces and 3 pedals including celeste
  • A powerful and resonant piano with 5 backposts, 10 ribs and duplex scaling
  • Fitted with NEW Anytime ATX4 system for private practice with headphones
  • A hugely capable system with USB, MIDI and Bluetooth
  • Controlled by an intuitive app for iOS and Android devices

Introducing the Kawai K-500-ATX4 Upright Piano

At 130cm tall the K-500 is considerably larger than the K-300 and K-400, with longer strings and a bigger soundboard area, affording it a richer and more resonant tonal quality. NEOTEX key surfaces, as found on the GX series grands, provide a tactile touch with plenty of grip, while the piano also benefits from Duplex Scaling to enhance the resonance of the treble section by enabling the non-speaking parts of the string to vibrate.

The first upright model made in Japan, the K-500 is an ideal choice for the advancing musician, delivering a superb combination of power, dynamic range and tonal richness to meet the musical demands of any studio or home environment.

Kawai's all new ATX4 Anytime system enables private practice via headphones and so much more, with USB, MIDI and Bluetooth connectivity. The system is now better than ever before, with improved SK-EX concert grand piano sampling and controlled wirelessly via an app for iOS and Android devices. Gone is the touchscreen panel built into the cheek block, cleverly disguising that this is no ordinary acoustic upright piano!

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

Premium quality components

The soundboard and ribs are considered the most important sound producing components of a piano, with both the materials used and the manner in which they are assembled greatly affecting volume and tonal quality. The K-500 soundboard is produced using the finest quality straight-grained spruce, carefully selected and scientifically tested to exceed KAWAI’s demanding resonance standards, ensuring exceptional dynamic range and outstanding tonal balance across the entire sound spectrum.

Superior touch and reliability

The K-500 features the specially developed Millennium III ABS-Carbon upright piano action, combining carbon fibre with ABS to produce a lightweight yet incredibly strong and reliable mechanism. To improve the action’s climatic stability, KAWAI pioneered the use of aluminium action rails, aluminium hammer rest rails and ABS action parts – addressing many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakage under continual high stress, and shrinking/swelling due to changes in temperature and humidity.


The beautiful sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand

The magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano is at the heart of the AnyTimeX4 system, faithfully reproduced by Kawai's proprietary SK-EX Rendering sound engine which blends traditional 88 key sampling with the latest modelling technology.

Integrated Bluetooth audio & MIDI connectivity

In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, the AnyTimeX4 models also boast integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technology that allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once connected to a phone, tablet, or laptop, AnyTimeX4 model owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos through the headphones without any additional cables.

More useful information

K Series brochure