Featuring the latest in portable piano technology, the Kawai ES-920 offers players an experience not quite like any other portable piano around today. With sensational counterweighted action and stunning harmonic imaging, the ES-920 provides all of the convenience of a portable, with the power of a grand piano.
A Touch Of Authenticity - Responsive Hammer III Weighted Action With Ivory Key Surfaces
Utilising the new and revolutionary Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action, the Kawai ES-920 beautifully 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.
An incredibly welcome feature too comes in the form of the 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. All of this amalgamates into an incredibly satisfying play experience where no longer will you feel restricted by the feel of your instrument!
Revolutionary Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology
The ES920 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the iconic Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos - Widely regarded as 3 of the best made and sounding pianos in the world.
With all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology to give you full control during play.
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 personalised piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity that will have you coming back time and time again, ready to explore and experiment with your sound.
Experimental By Nature
Supplementing 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 and the playing styles this incredible piano can help achieve.
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.
Never Play Alone Again!
Featuring a variety of styles ranging from pop and rock ballads, to jazz-funk, dance, and latin flavours, the Rhythm Section function of the ES920 digital piano provides solo performers with professionally arranged backing accompaniment at the touch of a button. In addition, the 100 preset chord progressions and One Finger Ad-lib solo phrases allow musicians to breathe life into their repertoire, while maintaining control over each performance.
Integrated Bluetooth Audio / 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.
USB To Device Functionality With MP3/WAV Recording & 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 for ease of use and transfer of files.
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 favourite 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!
Furthermore, The ES920 also 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.
Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with grade-weighted keys, counterweights, triple-sensor system, let-off simulation
Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology with 88-key stereo sampling
38 authentic sounds, including acoustic pianos, electric pianos, organs, strings, bass etc.
Motherboard and amplification developed in partnership with Onkyo, 40W speaker system
Bluetooth MIDI and Audio functionality with aptX support for wireless communication and audio playback
Standard MIDI, USB to Host/Device, Audio In/Out connectivity
WAV/MP3 audio file record and playback via USB memory
Integrated Rhythm Section function with 100 backing accompaniment styles
Intuitive control panel layout with 4-band EQ faders and high quality OLED display
Stylish rounded case design and lightweight chassis weighing 17 kg
Modern HM-5 designer stand and F-302 triple pedal bar, support for GFP-3 triple pedal unit