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The Kawai ES520 raises the bar for portable digital pianos by combining an authentic acoustic grand piano playing experience with modern features ideal for home, studio or stage use. Kawai's renowned Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action faithfully recreates the weight and nuanced key response of a traditional grand, while the Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine renders the company's celebrated acoustic and electric piano voices with breathtaking realism.

Kawai ES520 Digital Piano Realistic Feel

Realistic Grand Piano Feel From the Responsive Hammer Compact II Action

Within the sleek cabinet of the ES520 lies Kawai's latest hammer action keyboard designed to capture every nuance of an acoustic grand piano's expressive character. The weight is graded appropriately from the heavier bass keys to lighter treble, just like a real grand, while a smooth matte surface on the keys optimizes feel. But it's the triple-sensor action that truly impresses, allowing the most delicate pianissimos and thunderous fortissimos. Play with power and articulation as the ES520's keyboard faithfully translates your technique.

Kawai ES520 Digital Piano Harmonic Imaging

Legendary Kawai Piano Sound Brought to Life With Harmonic Imaging

Kawai's Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine meticulously recreates the company's renowned acoustic grand and upright piano voices down to the most subtle overtones and resonances. The flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand provides a centerpiece sound, while the Kawai EX grand and K300 upright offer additional inspiring voices. Beyond acoustic pianos, you'll find a selection of vintage electric pianos, drawbar organs, strings and more to cover any musical style. With the ES520's stereo speaker system powered by 40W of output, the entire sound palette resonates with stunning clarity.

Kawai ES520 Digital Piano with Bench

Learn and Improve Your Skills With the Interactive Lesson Function

Aspiring pianists will appreciate the ES520's integrated Alfred lesson books, which provide a comprehensive step-by-step curriculum for honing technique and musicianship. Easy-to-follow instructions guide you through practicing chords, melodies, rhythm exercises and full pieces, spanning multiple genres and skill levels. The ability to record, playback and adjust the tempo of lessons makes the learning process flexible and engaging. Before long, you'll be playing your favorite songs confidently.

Kawai ES520 Digital Piano Play Along

Versatile Connections for Playing Along and Recording

With its wealth of inputs and outputs, the ES520 functions as a flexible keyboard workstation. Dual headphone outputs allow private practice, while 1/4" line outputs enable connecting to an amplifier or PA system for performances. The USB and MIDI ports let you record directly to a computer and take advantage of educational and scoring software. Bluetooth connectivity pairs with apps or streams audio from your smartphone. And stereo auxiliary inputs facilitate playing along with backing tracks or a teacher. Whether learning, practicing or recording, the ES520 has the right connections.

For an inspiring grand piano feel within a portable and affordable package, look no further than the Kawai ES520. Its combination of lifelike keyboard action, authentic acoustic and electric piano tones, learning features and connectivity options make it an outstanding choice for everyone from beginners to seasoned players. Upgrade your piano playing experience with the Kawaii ES520 digital piano.

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  • Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with grade-weighted keys and triple-sensor system
  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology with 88-key stereo sampling
  • 34 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos, electric pianos, organs, strings, bass etc.
  • Motherboard and amplification developed in partnership with Onkyo, 40W speaker system
  • Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless communication and audio playback
  • Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
  • Support for latest PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android
  • Intuitive control panel layout with high quality OLED display
  • Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 32 lbs

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  • Number of keys: 88 Key
  • Action: Hammer action
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Number of voices: 34
  • Polyphony (max): 192-note
  • Split: Yes
  • AUX input: No
  • MIDI connectivity: In/Out
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: Yes
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 2
  • Pedal inputs: Yes
  • Expandability available: No
Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback Yes
  • Preset songs: 23
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel OLED
  • Effects: Yes 
  • Built-in speakers: Yes
  • Width: 52.75 in.
  • Height: 5.67 in.
  • Depth: 14.67 in. 
  • Weight: 32 lb.
  • Power adapter: Included
  • Batteries: Not applicable
  • Stand or bench included: No

collapse expand iconWarranty

Wall wart power supply - 90 day warranty.
Roller case - 90 day warranty.
Digital piano - one year warranty.

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