Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard
The ES-520 features the Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard, with 88 graduated weighted keys. Thanks to precise 3-sensor technology, pianists can expect a very natural playing feel. Designed following the principles of the Responsive Hammer III keyboard, you can enjoy a smooth touch, in a lighter and compact size, ideally suited for entry-level instruments such as the ES-520.
Shigeru Kawai samples & Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology (PHI)
The ES-520 features beautifully updated samples from the world famous Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, which is played in many concert halls around the world and is often selected by professional pianists. Using Kawai's Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound technology, the sounds of all 88 keys are reproduced very faithfully and accurately. By recording each key individually in this way, the character of the acoustic grand piano is particularly well preserved.
Thanks to Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology, sound reproduction through headphones is more realistic and spacious.
Large selection of sounds and accompanying styles
In addition to the realistic sounds of acoustic pianos, the ES-520 features a comprehensive selection of sounds (34 in total), such as E-piano, Hammond or church organ, strings, choir, which allow the musician to play a wide variety of genres. In addition, in the Rhythm section you also have a total of 100 accompanying styles (in different genres e.g. pop, rock, jazz, funk, Latin,...), which make the playing experience even more lively.
Bluetooth MIDI and Audio connectivity
The ES-520 features integrated Bluetooth MIDI and audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate wirelessly with supported smart devices. Thus, by pairing the instrument with a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can use a wide range of interactive apps or stream audio from e.g. YouTube or Spotify. You can also connect to Kawai's PianoRemote app, which allows you to adjust settings or sounds of the instrument via a user-friendly interface. In addition, the ES-520 is also compatible with the PiaBookPlayer app, allowing you to view and listen to scores of many classical performances through the instrument's speakers.
The ES-520 can optionally be combined as a full-fledged digital piano with the HM-5 stand and the F-302 triple pedal.