Kawai ES520 Portable Digital Piano (Black)


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RRP $1,849.00
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ES520 delivers best-in-class touch and tone within a stylish, highly portable package for the home, studio, or stage.


Combining Kawai's authentic Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action and Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technologies, with modern Bluetooth® connectivity and a powerful 40W speaker system, the superb ES520 delivers best-in-class touch and tone within a stylish, highly portable package for the home, studio, or stage.


The Kawai ES920 and ES520 have been designed to deliver the finest playing experience possible within a portable piano. These stylish instruments are ideally suited to musicians seeking a piano that provides an authentic keyboard action and a selection of inspiring sounds, yet can still be moved easily, or placed on an attractive furniture stand without occupying too much space.


The latest ES models are also an excellent choice for gigging musicians, academic institutions, and places of worship, thanks to their lightweight body, powerful speaker systems, and great audio connectivity.  And with a slew of customisable settings, Bluetooth MIDI and audio, and engaging apps, the ES920 and ES520 are also extremely personal pianos, that players of all ages and abilities can take pride in owning.


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.


Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RHCII keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.


The Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action utilises an accurate triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism. The added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in most portable pianos, allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered' without the previous tone being lost. In addition, Kawai’s action technology also monitors the speed at which each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.


For more information on the Kawai ES520, please visit the manufacturer's website.




  • Responsive Hammer Compact II action

  • 88 keys

  • Grade-weighted hammers

  • Matte key surfaces

  • Triple sensor hammer detection



  • F-10H pedal unit

  • Damper (with half-pedal support)


Piano Sound:

  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI)

  • 88-key stereo sampling

  • SK-EX, EX recording

  • 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

  • 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 voices

  • Reverb: 6 types

  • Other Effects: 16 types + amp simulator (3 types)

  • Speakers: (8 x 12) cm x 2

  • Output Power: 40 W (20 W × 2)

  • Headphone Enhancements: Spatial Headphone Sound

  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel OLED

  • Music Rest: Transparent, detachable type (included)


Product Size & Weight:

  • Width: 134 cm (52 3/4")

  • Depth: 37.5 cm (14 3/4")

  • Height: 14.5 cm (5 3/4 ") [music rest detached]

  • Net Weight: 14.5 kg (32 lbs.)


Packing Size & Weight:

  • Dimensions: 143 (W) x 45 (D) x 27.5 (H) cm

  • Gross Weight: 23 kg


Available Finishes:

  • Black (ES520B)

  • White (ES520W)


  • Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)

  • Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant

  • Bluetooth Audio with aptX support


App Functions:

  • PianoRemote (iOS/Android)

  • PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)



  • Headphone: 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks


  • Line Out: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]

  • Line In: 1/8" Stereo [unbalanced]

  • USB to Host: Yes

  • USB to Device: Yes

  • Damper (for F-10H)

  • Damper/Soft/Sostenuto (for F-302 or GFP-3)

  • AC adaptor (PS-154)


Model # ES520B
Barcode # 4962864313619
Brand Kawai


12 Months



  • Authentic Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action

  • Matte key surfaces, triple sensor hammer detection

  • Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine with 88-key sampling

  • Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX grand piano sounds

  • Hardware developed in partnership w/Onkyo, 40W speaker system

  • Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio wireless technology

  • Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity

  • Spatial Headphone Sound for enhanced depth and realism

  • Intuitive control panel layout with high quality OLED display

  • Modern, lightweight case with matching stand and triple pedal unit


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