Kawai ES-120 Digital Piano

Kawai ES-120 Digital Piano

The ES120, the latest addition to Kawai’s ES series of portable digital pianos, and the long-awaited successor to the extremely popular ES110. This brand new 2022 model features an improved keyboard action, a selection of new piano sounds, enhanced Bluetooth connectivity with support for the latest Kawai apps, and a sleek, eye-catching visual redesign, delivering Kawai digital piano authenticity within an attractive, compact, and highly-portable instrument.

Kawai ES-120 Digital Piano

Kawai’s ES series of instruments are high-performance, 88-key portable digital pianos suitable for the home, stage, recital hall, or classroom.

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The latest ES120 features the Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) keyboard action, which has been developed to deliver the most realistic grand piano touch possible within a compact, lightweight form factor. The ES120’s improved RH Compact action incorporates grade-weighted hammers, and utilises upgraded cushioning material that helps to reduce action noise when keys are released.

This authentic keyboard action is paired with Kawai’s Harmonic Imaging piano engine, which reproduces the beautiful sound of the new Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and existing Kawai EX concert grand pianos with full 88-key stereo sampling and authentic string and damper resonances. In addition, the ES120 also features a selection of new electronic piano, strings, and bass sounds from the larger ES520, and even include a real upright sound, providing a strong variety of useful sounds for any musical occasion.

Kawai ES-120 Digital Piano

The ES120 offers a variety of useful features to complement its realistic weighted-key touch and authentic grand piano sounds. Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Bluetooth Audio connectivity allows apps such as Kawai’s dedicated PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer apps, or a wide range of third-party learning and recreation apps to be enjoyed wirelessly, and for music streamed from a smartphone or tablet to be played through the piano’s audio system without any additional cables. However, wired connectivity remains strongly supported, with standard USB-MIDI and 1/4″ stereo Line Out terminals providing useful options for the home, studio, and stage.

The ES120’s 20W amplifier and speaker system delivers a rich, well-rounded sound with impressive volume and clarity, while the new Low Volume Balance feature is also able to adjust characteristics of the piano for optimal expression when playing at low volume levels. In addition, the advanced Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology, enhances the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.

Kawai ES-120 Digital Piano


Action: Responsive Hammer Compact (RH-C)
Keys: 88 Weighted Action
Key Surface: Matt
Velocity Curves: Light, Normal, Heavy, Off

Sound Source: Harmonic Imaging™, 88 Key Sampling
Sounds: 25
Metronome: 7 Beats + 100 Rhythms, Tempo and Volume adjustable
Internal Recorder: 3 songs – approximately 15,000 note memory capacity
Demo Songs: 16

Sound Source: Harmonic Imaging™, 88 Key Sampling
Sounds: 25
Polyphony: 192 Note
Virtual Technician: Damper Resonance, Voicing, Hammer Fallback Noise, Damper Noise
Keyboard Modes: Dual, Split
Reverb: Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Off
Effects: Preset

Display: Easy operation via PianoRemote App
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Audio (Ver. 5.1 A2DP compatible); Bluetooth MIDI (Ver. 5.0; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Registrations: 4 Memories
Other Features: Transpose, Tuning, Speaker On/Off, Reset, Auto Power Off, Send PRG change, MIDI Channel, Local Control Mode, Multi Timbral Mode

Headphone Jacks x 2 (1/4″, 1/8″)
Line Out Jacks: (1/4″ L/MONO & R) | USB to Host
Function Jack: Damper

Sound System
Amplifier: 2 x 10 W
Speakers: 2 x 12 cm (Full Range)
Power Consumption: 9 W (PS-129 AC adapter)

Pedal: F-1SP switch pedal (included)

1305 mm (W) x 280 mm (D) x 150 mm (H)
Weight: 12.5 kg

Colours: Black | White
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