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Kawai ES520 vs ES110 - Keyboard Comparison & DEMO

The ES110 is the most affordable portable keyboard that Kawai offers. Today we are looking at the ES110 and we are comparing it against the brand new ES520. Ted’s thrilled to bring you this keyboard comparison so sit back and enjoy.

Kawai ES520 vs ES110 - Specifications Comparison

Keyboard

ES520: Responsive Hammer Compact II action - 88 keys - Grade-weighted hammers - Matte key surfaces - Triple sensor hammer detection

ES110: Responsive Hammer Compact action - 88 keys - Grade-weighted hammers - Matte key surfaces

Pedal

ES520: F-10H pedal unit - Damper (with half-pedal support)・ 

ES110: F-10H pedal unit - Damper (with half-pedal support)

Sound

ES520: Piano Sound・ Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) - 88-key stereo sampling - SK-EX, EX recording - 192 note maximum polyphony

ES110: Harmonic Imaging (HI) - 88-key stereo sampling - EX recording - 192 note maximum polyphony

Piano Resonance

ES520: Damper Resonance - String Resonance- 

ES110: Damper Resonance

Piano Adjustment

ES520: 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 - 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

ES110: Virtual Technician (7 parameters) - Touch Curve - Voicing - Damper Resonance - Damper Noise - Fall-back Noise - Temperament - Temperament Key

No. of Sounds

ES520: 34 voices19 voices

ES110: Reverb6 types3 types

Brilliance

ES520:

ES110:

Other Effects

ES520: 16 types + amp simulator (3 types)

ES110: Preset (can be disabled)

Speakers

ES520: (8 x 12) cm x 2

ES110: 12 cm x 2

Output Power

ES520: 40 W (20 W × 2)

ES110: 14 W (7 W × 2)

Headphone Enhancements

ES520: Spatial Headphone Sound Headphone Type-

ES110: None

Display

ES520:128 x 64 pixel OLED

ES110: 128 x 64 pixel OLED

Music Rest

ES520: Transparent, detachable type (included)

ES110: Detachable type (included)

Dimensions

Width

ES520: 134 cm (52 3/4")

ES110: 131 cm (51 2/3")

Depth

ES520: 37.5 cm (14 3/4")

ES110: 28.5 cm (11 1/4")

Height

ES520: 14.5 cm (5 3/4 ") [music rest detached]

ES110: 15 cm (6") [music rest detached]

Weight

ES520: 14.5 kg (32 lbs.)

ES110: 12 kg (26 1/2 lbs.)

Available Finishes

ES520: Black (ES520B) White (ES520W)

ES110: Stylish Black (ES110B) Elegant White (ES110W)

Basic Functions

ES520: Dual Split Four Hands Transpose Tuning Registration Startup Setting

ES110: Dual Split Transpose Tuning Registration (4 memories) Startup Setting Speakers On/Off

Sound Demo

ES520: 23 sound demo songs

ES110: 12 songs

Lesson Songs

ES520: none

ES110: Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100) Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B

Internal Recorder

Total Memory

ES520: approximately 5,000 notes

ES110: approximately 15,000 notes

No. of Songs

ES520: 3 songs

ES110: 3 songs

Metronome

Time Signatures

ES520: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8

ES110: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8

Drum Rhythms

ES520: 100 patterns

ES110: 100 patterns

External Connectivity

ES520: Bluetooth *Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible) Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant Bluetooth Audio with aptX support

ES110: Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible) Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant

USB Audio Recorder

ES520: Record/PlaybackKSO [Kawai song format] SMF (Playback only)

ES110: none

App Functions

ES520: PianoRemote (iOS/Android)

ES110: Virtual Technician app (iPad), Sound Museum app (iPhone/iPad)

Headphone

ES520: 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks

ES110: 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks

MIDI

ES520: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT

ES110: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI *

Line Out

ES520: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced

ES110: ]1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]

Line In

ES520: 1/8" Stereo [unbalanced]-

ES110: none

USB to Host

ES520: ✔

ES110: none

USB to Device

ES520:

ES110: none

Others

ES520: Damper (for F-10H) Damper/Soft/Sostenuto (for GFP-3) Pedal (for F-302) Speakers on/off switch

ES110: Damper (for F-10H)

Power Consumption

ES520: 18 W

ES110: 9 W

Included Accessories

ES520: PowerPower cable AC adaptor (PS-154)

ES110: Power cable AC adaptor (PS-129)

no benches or headphones included


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