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Kawai ES520 88-Key Digital Piano - Black

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The Kawai ES520 Digital Piano Delivers Incredible Acoustic Piano-Like Touch and Tone in a Surprisingly Compact Design

The ES520 boasts some of the finest performance features and technology available in a mid-range instrument and is an excellent introduction to Kawai’s line of digital pianos. Kawai's Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology along with best-in-class Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action combine to create a high-performance instrument suitable for the home, studio, stage, or school. Wireless connection with Bluetooth MIDI and Audio supports a wide range of apps, including Kawai’s PianoRemote, as well as music streamed from a smartphone or tablet. Standard MIDI, USB, and Line In/Out terminals provide for wired connections. A collection of acoustic piano sounds, along with electric pianos, organs, strings, and other instrumental sounds support a wide range of musical styles.

Developed in collaboration with the audio experts at Onkyo, the ES520’s powerful stereo speaker system deploys the very latest audio processing and amplification technology for exceptional tonal clarity and richness. Ideally suited for beginning piano players, recreational players, and gigging or studio musicians, the ES520 offers a grand piano-like touch and tone in an attractive, lightweight design. Add the matching optional HM-5 stand along with the F-302 triple pedal and the ES520 is transformed into a stylish addition to any room in your home.

  • 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
  • Modern HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar (optional accessory)
  • Compatible with the GFP-3 portable triple pedal unit (optional accessory)

*PianoRemote app support to be added with future software update.



  • Responsive Hammer Compact II Action
  • 88 keys
  • Grade-weighted hammers
  • Ivory Touch white key surfaces
  • Let-off simulation


  • F-10H pedal unit
  • Damper (with half-pedal support)

Piano Sound

  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)
  • 88-key stereo sampling
  • 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 Simulation
    • 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
  • Reverb: 6 types
  • Other Effects: 11 types + 4 combination effects + amp simulator
  • Basic Functions
    • Dual
    • Split
    • Four Hands
    • Transpose
    • Tuning
  • Internal Songs: 23 songs, Sound Demo
  • Internal Recorder
    • Total Memory: Approximately 5,000 notes
    • No. of Songs: 3 songs
    • Parts: 1 track recorder
  • Metronome: Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
  • Drum Rhythms: Rhythm Section, 100 styles
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
    • Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
  • USB Audio Recorder: Playback SMF
  • App Functions
    • Virtual Technician app (iPad)
    • PianoRemote app
  • Connector Jacks
    • Headphone: 2 (1/4", 1/8") Stereo jacks
    • Line Out: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
    • Line In: 1/8" Stereo
    • USB to Host: Yes
    • USB to Device: Yes
    • Others: Damper/Soft (for GFP-3/F-302), Damper (for F-10H)


  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 52.75 x 12.67 x 5.67 inch / 134 x 37.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Speakers: (8 x 12) cm x 2
  • Output Power: 20 W x 2
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel OLED
  • Music Rest: Detachable type (included)
  • Weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
  • Power Consumption: 18 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)
  • Others
    • Warranty Card
    • Owner's Manual
    • Music Rest
    • F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)

Manufacturer: Kawai America
Model: ES520B
SKU: I647505-N-0-WHXPL

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