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Kawai K-500 AURES 2 Hybrid Digital Piano

Kawai K-500 AURES 2 Hybrid Digital Piano

Regular price $22,095.00 Sale


The new K-500 AURES 2 delivers one of the finest upright piano-playing experiences in the market today through its blend of award-winning craftsmanship and ground-breaking technology. Identical to the K-500 K Series professional upright piano, the next-generation K-500 AURES 2 features sound and operation technology found on Kawai’s flagship digital instruments including our Kawai Hybrid Soundboard amplification system.

  • Depth:: 24” (61 cm)
  • Width:: 59” (149 cm)
  • Height:: 51” (130 cm)
  • Weight:: 515 lbs (234 kg)

The K-500 AURES 2 blends Kawai’s masterful craftsmanship and advanced piano technology. Our next-generation AURES 2 Hybrid Piano is a fusion of the very finest in acoustic and digital piano performance. It begins with the solid foundation of Kawai’s award-winning K Series Professional upright line of pianos, offering its top-of-the-line features including Kawai’s Millennium III upright action, considered to be the world’s finest upright piano action.

Equipped with Kawai’s most advanced digital and sound technology the K-500 AURES 2 is also a premium digital piano that can be played silently with headphones or through its acoustic soundboard. Players can complement their performances with the wide selection of digital sounds or layer digital sounds with acoustic piano to create unique combinations. Practice new pieces using the built-in metronome and record your performance. Play along with accompaniment tracks from a Bluetooth-connected smart device and enjoy your very own ensemble performance.

The K-500 AURES 2 truly provides the best of both worlds for a unique and creative playing experience.

  • 51″ K-500 Professional Upright Piano with NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces
  • Kawai Hybrid Sound Board amplification system featuring 4 High-Performance Transducers
  • SK-EX Rendering Piano Sound Engine with Multi-Channel Sampling
  • A modern User Interface, the PianoRemote app for iOS/Android controls operations via your smart device
  • Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio wireless technology
  • App based Recorder (SMF/WAV/FLAC/AAC formats)
  • 256 Polyphony (max.)
    Soundboard Tapered Solid Spruce
    Back Posts 5
    Hammers Mahogany / Underfelted
    Action Millennium III Upright Action with ABS-Carbon Composites
    Key Surfaces NEOTEX™
    Sound Source SK-EX Rendering
    - 88-Key Multi-channel piano sampling
    - 88-Key Resonance Piano Modelling

    Harmonic Imaging XL
    - 88-Key Piano Sampling
    Internal Sounds SK-EX Rendering
    - SK-EX Concert Grand
    - 10 Rendering Characters

    Harmonic Imaging XL
    - 90 Sounds
    Keyboard Modes Dual
    Four Hands
    Polyphony Max. 256 notes (depending on selected sound)
    Effects SK-EX Rendering
    - Ambience (10 types)

    Harmonic Imaging XL
    - Reverb (6 types)
    - Effects (24 types: Chorus x 3, Delay x 3, Tremolo x 3, Auto pan x 2, Phaser x 2, Rotary x 6, Combination x 5)
    Virtual Technician Pianist Mode:
    - Touch Curve (incl. User)
    - Voicing (incl. User)
    - Damper Noise
    - Fall-back Noise,
    - Hammer Delay
    - Minimum Touch
    - Key Volume (incl. User)
    - Half-Pedal Adjust
    - Soft Pedal Depth

    Sound Mode:
    - Touch Curve (incl. User)
    - Voicing (incl. User)
    - Damper Resonance
    - Damper Noise
    - String Resonance
    - Undamped String Resonance
    - Cabinet Resonance
    - Key-off Effect
    - Fall-back Noise
    - Hammer Delay
    - Topboard Simulation
    - Decay Time
    - Minimum Touch,
    - Stretch Tuning (incl. User)
    - Temperament (incl. User)
    - Temperament Key,
    - Key Volume (incl. User)
    - Half-Pedal Adjust
    - Soft Pedal Depth
    Control / Recorder App PianoRemote (iOS / Android)

    PianoRemote App-based Recorder
    -SMF / WAV / FLAC / AAC

    PianoRemote App-based User Interface
    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 100 Patterns
    Internal Songs Sound Demo 39 Songs
    Music 204 or 218 Songs (Depending on market location)
    Lesson Songs 578 Songs from Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Bach, and Chopin lesson books
    (lesson books sold separately)
    140 Finger Exercises
    Transpose Key Transpose -12~+12 semi-tones
    Song Transpose -12~+12 semi-tones
    Other Settings & Functions Speaker / Headphone



    User Data

    Tone Control, Wall EQ, Low Volume Balance, Speaker Volume, Spatial Headphone Sound, Headphone Type, Headphone Volume, Line In Volume

    Bluetooth MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI Device Name, Bluetooth Audio,
    Bluetooth Audio Volume

    MIDI Channel, Local On/Off, Transmit Program Change, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute

    Reset Sounds, Reset Music, Factory Reset

    Auto Power Off, Language, Information
    Sound System (Aures only) Soundboard Speaker System with 4 transducers
    (Low-Mid Range x 2, High Range x 2)
    Bluetooth® Bluetooth® (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
    Bluetooth® Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
    Bluetooth Audio (Version 3.0, Profile: A2DP, Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX)
    Connector Jacks Headphones 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8"
    Line Out 1/8" Stereo
    Line In 1/8" Stereo
    USB to Host
    USB for Update
    Pedals Damper (with half-pedal support)
    Sostenuto (switchable from Soft for Upright Piano)
    Power Consumption Aures2: 58 W, ATX4: 20 W
    Power Power Cable
    Bench Matching Artist Bench
    Headphones Headphone Hook
    Others Warranty Card
    Owner's Manual
    Hymn Player Manual
    Internal Song List
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 51” (130 cm) x 59” (149 cm) x 24” (61 cm)
    Weight 515 lbs (234 kg)
    Finish Polished Ebony

    Owners Manual: Download


    10 Year Fully Transferable Warranty on Acoustic Piano Components and 5 Years Parts and Labor on Electronic Components: Click Here To Download Owner’s Registration Card

    Customers should retain their store receipt or purchase statement as proof of the date of purchase. Please contact Kawai’s Technical Services Division if you have any questions or concerns, or to request a copy of your new warranty.