Introducing the Kawai ES-110 Portable Digital Piano
There is lots of competition at this price point for a portable digital piano and the Kawai ES-110 is certainly worth considering.
It offers an excellent specification including a range of 19 instrument voices, a 3 song recorder (most at this price point only have memory for one song) and Bluetooth MIDI connectivity.
A great starter piano, also with audio outputs making it an ideal choice for the gigging musician on the move.
The ES-110 can be used with an X frame keyboard stand, otherwise the optional HM-4 and F-301 pedal unit make it a great contemporary style compact digital piano for the home. See recommended accessories to purchase these separately.
Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos
An excellent introduction to Kawai's portable digital piano range
The ES110 is the latest addition to Kawai’s highly respected series of portable digital pianos, combining an authentic keyboard action and piano sound within a lightweight, affordable package. Kawai has been crafting musical instruments for 90 years, maintaining traditional processes while embracing the very latest technical innovations.
The ES110’s brand new Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action has been developed to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Ist spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience. Featuring 88 grade-weighted keys, the ES110 keyboard responds just like a real grand piano, and is therefore an ideal choice for beginners seeking a starter instrument on which to learn. However, its realistic, acoustic-like touch will also appeal to more experienced players looking for a second piano for after-hours practise, or to simply enjoy a little music away from home.
True character in every note
The ES110 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. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo.
Reverb and natural resonance
Additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall are also applied, with settings to adjust voicing, sympathetic resonance, and other acoustic characteristics. The result is a rich, vibrant piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.
Moreover, the impressive ES110 also offers a variety of useful features to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds. The built-in lesson function, with adjustable metronome and song recorder, is an invaluable tool for aspiring pianists, while additional instrument voices, Dual and Split playing modes, and 100 drum rhythms allow players of all levels to indulge their creative spirit.
Weighing just 12 kilos, the ES110 is ideal for gigging musicians looking for a portable instrument with authentic touch and high quality sounds. Dedicated Line Out jacks allow direct connection to mixers and PAs, with the ability to leave the built-in speakers enabled for use as local monitors.
In addition to standard MIDI ports, the ES110 also boasts integrated Bluetooth MIDI, allowing the instrument to communicate with smart devices wirelessly. Once paired with a phone or tablet, ES110 owners can easily expand the piano’s functions using a wide range of music apps – without the need for any extra cables or adaptors.
Optional stand and pedal unit
Transform the ES110 into an ultra-compact piano replacement suitable for any room with the matching HM-4 stand and F-301 triple pedal accessories (pictured but not included).
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