The ES110 combines a graded hammer key action, new speaker system and 88-note piano sampling to offer an realistic piano experience in an affordable, lightweight, portable instrument.
Portable grand piano authenticity at an affordable price
An impressive addition to the highly respected ES range, the ultra-portable ES110 features the new Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action, Harmonic Imaging 88-key piano sampling, and built-in Bluetooth® connectivity to deliver gig-friendly grand piano touch and tone at a remarkably affordable price.
The ES110’s brand new Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action has been specially developed to allow portable instruments to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Based on the highly-regarded RH action design, its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RH Compact 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: Kawai EX concert grandThe Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking centre stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.
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.Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the ES110’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
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 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 ES110 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.Reverbs, noises, & resonanceAdditional 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.
Keyboard: Responsive Hammer Compact action
Keys: 88, grade-weighted hammers, matte key surfaces
Pedal: F-10H pedal unit, damper (with half-pedal support)
Piano Sound: Harmonic Imaging (HI)
Sampling: 88-key stereo sampling
Sample: Kawai EX recording
Polyphony: 192 note maximum
Piano Resonance: Damper Resonance
Piano Adjustment: Virtual Technician (7 parameters), touch curve, voicing, damper resonance, damper noise, fall-back noise, temperament, temperament key
No. of Sounds: 19 voices
Reverb: 3 types
Music Rest: Detachable type (included)
Other Effects: Preset (can be disabled)
Speakers: 12 cm x 2
Output Power: 14 W (7 W × 2)
Width: 131 cm (51 2/3")
Depth: 28.5 cm (11 1/4")
Height: 15 cm (6") [music rest detached]
Weight: 12 kg (26 1/2 lbs.)
Basic Functions: Dual, Split, Transpose, Tuning, Registration (4 memories), Startup Setting, Speakers On/Off
Internal Songs: Sound Demo: 12 songs
Lesson Songs: 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
Total Memory: approximately 15,000 notes
No. of Songs: 3 songs
Parts: 1 part
Time Signatures: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Drum Rhythms: 100 patterns
Bluetooth: Bluetooth (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
USB Audio Recorder: Yes
App Functions: Virtual Technician app (iPad), Sound Museum app (iPhone/iPad), PiaBookPlayer (iOS/Android)
Headphone: 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks
MIDI: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, Bluetooth MIDI
Line Out: 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Power Consumption: 9 W
Power cable: AC adaptor (PS-129)
Others: Warranty Card, Owner's Manual, Music Rest, F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)