KAWAI ES920 Digital Piano

KAWAI ES920 Digital Piano

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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 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)
FEATURES

“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

Harmonic Imaging
Harmonic Imaging

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 Sounds
Kawai ES920 Sounds

USB TO DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY, WITH MP3/WAV FILE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

Kawai ES920 USB Functionality
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 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.

Kawai ES920 Back Panel
Kawai ES920 Back Panel

INTEGRATED BLUETOOTH. MIDI CONNECTIVITY

Kawai ES920 Bluetooth
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 market location.

SPECIFICATIONS
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
Reverb 6 types
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)
Available Finishes Black
Snow White
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
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
WAV
SMF
App Functions Virtual Technician app (iPad)
PianoRemote app
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)
Headphones -
Sheet Music -
Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Music Rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
RESOURCES

Owners Manual: Download