- Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with redesigned key switches
- Improved acoustic piano sounds and updated Virtual Technician parameters
- Enhanced Touch Curve setting with 10 selectable touch presets
- Electric Piano, Drawbar and Jazz Organ, Electric Bass, Harpsichord, and Strings sounds
- Motherboard developed in partnership with Onkyo for improved tonal clarity
- Updated control panel with 4-band EQ faders and modern OLED graphic display
- Support for latest PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android
- Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless audio playback
- Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 37.5 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)
KAWAI ES920 Digital Piano
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.
- Depth: 14 3/4" (37.5 cm)
- Width: 52 3/4" (134 cm)
- Height: 5 3/4" (14.5 cm)
- Weight: 37.5 lbs (17 kg)
A potent selection of acoustic piano sounds and a variety of outstanding instrumental tones support a wide range of musical styles. These sounds are delivered through a powerful stereo speaker system that incorporates the latest audio processing and amplification technology that was developed in collaboration with the audio specialists at Onkyo. Access to sounds and features is by way of its intuitive panel design and sharp OLED graphic display, as well as the ES920’s convenient 4-band EQ faders that provide even more control.
Bluetooth MIDI and Audio connectivity facilitates wireless enjoyment of many apps, such as Kawai’s PianoRemote, and listening to music from a smartphone or tablet through the ES920’s impressive audio system. Wired connectivity is also supported with standard MIDI, USB, and Line In/Out. At just 37 pounds the ES920 is surprisingly lightweight yet sturdy and delivers the most rewarding piano playing experience possible in a portable digital instrument.
“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.
SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX, SK-5, AND KAWAI EX INSTRUMENTS REPRODUCED WITH HARMONIC IMAGING SOUND TECHNOLOGY
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.
USB TO DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY, WITH MP3/WAV FILE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
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 play back 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 device.
INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH. MIDI CONNECTIVITY
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 market location.
|Keyboard||Responsive Hammer III action
- 88 keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Ivory Touch white key surfaces
- Let-off simulation
|Pedal||F-10H pedal unit
- Damper (with half-pedal support)
|Piano Sound||Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
- 88-key stereo sampling
- 256 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||38|
|Other Effects||11 types + 4 combination effects + amp simulator|
|Speakers||(8 x 12) cm x 2|
|Output Power||20 W x 2|
|Display||128 x 64 pixel OLED|
|Music Rest||Detachable type (included)|
|Dimensions||Width||52 3/4" (134 cm)|
|Depth||14 3/4" (37.5 cm)|
|Height||5 3/4" (14.5 cm) (not including music rest)|
|Weight||37.5 lbs (17 kg)|
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||27 songs|
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 90,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||10 songs|
|Parts||2 track recorder|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8|
|Drum Rhythms||Rhythm Section
- 100 styles (x 2 variations)
- 4-part accompaniment select
- 100 preset chord sequences
|Bluetooth *||Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant, Bluetooth Audio
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||MP3
|App Functions||Virtual Technician app (iPad)
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||2 (1/4",1/8 “ )Stereo jacks|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT|
|Line Out||1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]|
|Line In||1/8" Stereo|
|USB to Host||✔|
|USB to Device||✔|
|Others||Damper/Soft (for GFP-3/F-302)
Damper (for F-10H)
|Power Consumption||18 W (PS-154 AC adaptor)|
|Others||Warranty Card *
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
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