Convenient & Versatile - The Kawai ES920 Portable Digital Piano - Black
The all-new ES920 portable digital piano is the next generation in Kawai’s highly regarded ES series. Powerful, compact, and amazingly lightweight the ES920 is perfectly suited for home, studio, stage, or school. Combining the class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with the authentic sounds produced by our Harmonic Imaging XL technology, the ES920 delivers the outstanding touch and tone of a concert grand piano in one of the most capable portable pianos available.
"Responsive Hammer III” Weighted-Key Action, With Ivory Touch Key Surfaces and Let-off Simulation
The new Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive 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 structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and staccato passages.
The ES920 digital piano also features Kawai’s Ivory Touch key surfaces that gently absorb finger moisture to assist the player’s performance, while, let-off simulation recreates the subtle “notch” sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning pianists.
The ES920 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analyzed, and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging™ sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.
The instrument’s built-in Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of these acoustic piano sounds to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance, in addition to subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. This personalized piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.
Strong Selection of Additional Instrument Sounds
Complementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES920 digital piano also features a strong selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to string, choir, and mallet instruments, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.
Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances for each playing mode can also be adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time panel controls.
Kawai ES920 USB Functionality
The ES920 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This USB to Device feature allows registration memories and songs recorded and stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware.
USB memory devices can also be used to playback MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favorite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on a smartphone, or for further editing using an audio workstation.
Wide Range of Connectivity Options
The ES920 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options, with Line-level output jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches and schools. Standard MIDI and USB to Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments, while the Line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method of mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital devices.
Kawai ES920 Bluetooth
In addition to standard MIDI jacks for connecting to other instruments, the ES920 digital piano also boasts 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, ES920 digital piano 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 instrument’s speakers without additional cables.
*Availability of Bluetooth function dependent on the market location.
- IMPROVED: Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with redesigned key switches
- IMPROVED: Improved acoustic piano sounds and updated Virtual Technician parameters
- IMPROVED: Enhanced Touch Curve setting with 10 selectable touch presets
- NEW: Electric Piano, Drawbar and Jazz Organ, Electric Bass, Harpsichord, and Strings sounds
- NEW: Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity
- NEW: Updated control panel with 4-band EQ faders and modern OLED graphic display
- NEW: Support for latest PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android
- NEW: Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless audio playback
- NEW: Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 17 kg
- NEW: Modern HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, support for GFP-3 triple pedal unit (not included, sold separately)
Manufacturer: Kawai America
Model: ES920 B
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