ES120 (ex-Suzuki Festival)

$729

The ultra-portable ES120 features an improved Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action, beautiful Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, and built-in Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio connectivity, delivering gig-friendly grand piano touch and tone at a remarkably affordable price.

– 5 years manufacturer’s warranty
– Free delivery

Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action

The ES120’s Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Based on the highly-regarded RH keyboard action design, its spring-less mechanism and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion, while improved cushioning material helps to reduce keyboard noise, resulting in a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.

Kawai Responsive Hammer Compact Action

Acoustic piano key weighting

Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RHC keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range.

Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.

The Sound of a Grand Piano: Shigeru Kawai

The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano was conceived as the next step in evolving the art of the piano. Earning a reputation as the ‘premier piano of Japan,’ it graces the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range.

The SK-EX has frequently been selected by professional pianists at such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubenstein international piano competitions. With its truly magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the SK-EX can best be described with one word – incomparable.

True character in every note

The ES120 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using advanced Harmonic Imaging technology.

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the ES120’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Harmonic Imaging technology

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the SK-EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

The ES120 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sound technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

Shigeru Kawai grand piano

Realistic reverberation

The ES120’s powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s core sounds, applying additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall, bringing performances to life.

The result is a rich, vibrant piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.

Impressive speaker system

The ES120’s stereo speaker system delivers an impressive 20W of output, providing enough power to fill a medium-sized room with it’s beautiful Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds.

Moreover, when playing through speakers at a reduced volume setting (so as not to disturb family members), the ES120’s Low Volume Balance feature intelligently adjusts keyboard touch and piano tone characteristics, allowing pianissimo passages to be played smoothly and more naturally.

Additional sounds & playing modes

Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES120 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord, vibraphone, and strings.

The Dual playing mode also allows two different voices, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be played together for a more complex sound that inspires even greater musical creativity.

Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 digital piano

Convenience & Flexibility

The impressive ES120 offers a variety of features to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds. The adjustable metronome and song recorder are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists wishing to improve their technique, while additional instrument voices, Dual and Split playing modes, and 100 drum rhythms allow players of all levels to indulge their creative spirit.

Live players will appreciate Registration memories and dedicated Line Out jacks for sound reinforcement, while integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio, and a standard USB-MIDI port provide flexibility for connecting to smart devices and computers – either with, or without cables.

Integrated Bluetooth® connectivity

In addition to a standard USB-MIDI port for connecting to computers, the ES120 also features integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.

Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, ES120 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 directly through the instrument’s impressive speaker system without the need to connect additional cables.

PianoRemote app

The ES120 is compatible with Kawai’s latest PianoRemote control app for iOS and supported Android devices. This app connects to the piano via the instrument’s integrated USB-MIDI feature, providing an effortless way to change sounds, adjust settings, and enjoy the of built-in music content from an attractive user interface.

Downloads >

Great for gigging

Lightweight and compact, the ES120 is ideal for gigging musicians looking for a portable piano with authentic touch and high quality sounds. Registration memories provide a quick and easy way to recall adjusted sounds and settings, while the dedicated stereo Line Out jacks allow direct connection to mixers and PAs, with the ability to also leave the instrument’s built-in speakers enabled for use as local monitors.

Optional Stand and Pedal Kit

Crafted from wood and metal, the HML-2 designer stand is the ideal solution to transform the portable ES120 into an ultra-compact, stylish piano replacement, while the F-351 triple pedal board attaches to the HML-2 stand to deliver a fully-fledged grand piano playing experience in an ultra-compact package.

Kawai ES120 digital piano

Downloads

PianoRemote App iOS

PianoRemote App Android

Owner's Manual

Specifications

KeyboardResponsive Hammer Compact (RHC) action
88 weighted keys
Polyphonymax. 192 notes
Sounds25 sounds
Metronome1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8 beat + 100 drum rhythms
Internal Recorder3 songs – approx 15,000 note memory capacity
Internal SongsDemo Songs: 16 songs
Phones SettingsSpatial Headphone Sound (SHS), Phones Type
BluetoothMIDI: Bluetooth (Ver. 5.0 GATT-compatible) / Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification-compliant
AUDIO: Bluetooth (Ver. 5.1 A2DP-compatible)
Other FunctionsRegistration Memories, Dual, Split, Reverb, Damper Resonance, Brilliance, Voicing, Touch Curve, Fall-back Noise, Damper Noise, Effects, Smart Mode, Transpose, Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Low Volume Balance, Speaker EQ, Speaker On/Off, Auto Power Off, Factory Reset, Startup Settings, MIDI Settings
PedalF-1SP switch pedal (included)
Compatible with F-10H damper pedal, GFP-3 triple pedal unit, F-351 triple pedal board accessories
JacksHeadphones x 2 (1/4″, 1/8″), LINE OUT (1/4″ L/MONO, R), USB to Host, DAMPER, PEDAL
Output Power10W + 10W
Speakers12 cm x 2
Power Consumption9W (PS-129 AC adaptor)
Dimensions1305(W) x 280(D) x 150(H)mm
Weight12 kg
Weight 12.5 kg
Furniture Kit

Top Only, Furniture Kit

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