K-500 | 51" AURES Hybrid Piano

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Kawai K-500 AURES Hybrid Piano

The K-500 AURES delivers one of the finest upright piano playing experience in the market today through its blend of award-winning craftsmanship and ground-breaking technology. Identical to the K-500 K Series professional upright piano, the new K-500 AURES features sound and operation technology found on Kawai’s flagship digital instruments, including a modern LCD touchscreen display and the new Kawai Hybrid Soundboard amplification system.

  • Depth24” (61 cm)
  • Width59” (149 cm)
  • Height48” (122 cm)
  • Weight515 lbs (234 kg)
DESCRIPTION

Blending award-winning craftsmanship and advanced technology, The K-500 AURES Hybrid piano delivers the finest in acoustic and digital piano performance. The AURES originates from Kawai’s award-winning K Series Professional upright line of pianos offering many of its top-of-the-line features, including Kawai’s Millennium III upright action, considered the world’s finest upright piano action.

As a premiere digital piano, the AURES comes equipped with a Kawai’s latest and most advanced digital and sound technology, with the addition of the newly developed AURES Hybrid soundboard technology.

Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, Japan’s leading premiere audio manufacturer, the soundboard technology incorporates newly-designed high performance transducer components that allow the K-500 AURES to deliver digital audio through its premium solid spruce soundboard resulting in a rich, powerful, and expansive sound.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • 51″ K-500 Professional Upright Piano with NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces
  • New Kawai Hybrid Sound Board amplification system featuring 4 High-end Performance Transducers powered by Onkyo
  • SK-EX Rendering Piano Sound Engine with Multi-Channel Sampling
  • Modern 5” LCD Touchscreen Display
  • Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio wireless technology
  • Flexible Virtual Technician Function with 19 Adjustable Parameters
  • MP3/WAV/SMF Playback, record and Overdub to USB
  • 256 Polyphony (max.)
SPECIFICATIONS
Soundboard   Tapered Solid Spruce
Back Posts   5
Hammers   Mahogany / Underfelted
Action   Millennium III Upright Action with ABS-Carbon Composites
Key Surfaces   NEOTEX™
Sound Source   Pianist Mode: SK-EX Rendering

- 88-Key Multi-channel Sampling
- 88-Key Resonance Modelling
- SK-EX Rendering

Sound Mode: Harmonic Imaging XL

- 88-Key Stereo Sampling
Internal Sounds   Pianist Mode:

- SK-EX Concert Grand
- 10 Rendering Characters

Sound Mode:

- 88 Sounds
Keyboard Modes   Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Favorite
Polyphony   Max. 256 notes (depending on selected sound)
Effects   Pianist Mode:

- Resonance Depth (10 types)
- Ambience (10 types)

Sound Mode:

- Reverb (6 types)
- Effects (24 types)
(Chorus x 3, Delay x 3, Tremolo x 3, Auto pan x 2, Phaser x 2, Rotary x 6, Combination x 5)
Virtual Technician   Pianist Mode:

- Touch Curve (incl. User)
- Voicing (incl. User)
- Damper Noise
- Fall-back Noise,
- Hammer Delay
- Minimum Touch
- Key Volume (incl. User)
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth


Sound Mode:

- Touch Curve (incl. User)
- Voicing (incl. User)
- Damper Resonance
- Damper Noise
- String Resonance
- Undamped String Resonance
- Cabinet Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Fall-back Noise
- Hammer Delay
- Topboard Simulation
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch,
- Stretch Tuning (incl. User)
- Temperament (incl. User)
- Temperament Key,
- Key Volume (incl. User)
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
Internal Recorder   Pianist Mode:

- 3 song recorder (approximately 10 min. per song)

Sound Mode:

- 10 song
- 2 track recorder (approximately 90,000 note memory capacity)
USB Audio Recorder Record MP3
WAV
Playback MP3
WAV
SMF
KSO (internal song file)
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms 100 Patterns
Internal Songs Sound Demo 39 Songs
Piano Music 29 or 42 Songs (Depending on market)
Concert Magic 88 Songs
Lesson Songs   584 Songs from Alfred, Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, Bach, and Chopin lesson books, 140 Finger Exercises
Favorites   16 memories (4 x 4 pages)
Transpose Key Transpose -12~+12 semi-tones
Song Transpose -12~+12 semi-tones
Other Settings & Functions Sound Settings Tuning (Sound mode only)
Damper Hold (Sound mode only)
Tone Control (incl. User),
Speaker Volume
Line In Level
Wall EQ
SHS Mode
Phones Type
Phones Volume,
LCD contrast
Factory reset
MIDI setting
Bluetooth setting
Settings Bluetooth MIDI
Bluetooth Audio
Bluetooth Audio Volume
Rename File
Delete File,
USB Format
MIDI Channel
Send PGM
Local Control
Transmit PGM# On/Off
Multi-timbral Mode
Channel Mute
LCD Contrast
Auto Display Off
Auto Power Off
Factory Reset
Display   5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Bluetooth®   Bluetooth® (Ver. 4.1; GATT compatible)
Bluetooth® Low Energy MIDI Specification compliant
Bluetooth Audio
Connector Jacks Headphone 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8"
MIDI MIDI (IN/OUT)
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R
Line In 1/8" Stereo (with volume adjust knob)
USB to Host
USB to Device
Pedals   Damper (with half-pedal support)
Soft
Sostenuto
Power Consumption   58 W
Power   Power Cable
Bench   Matching Artist Bench
Headphones   Headphone Hook
Others   Warranty Card
Owner's Manual
Hymn Player Manual
Internal Song List
Dimensions (HxWxD)   48” (122 cm) x 59” (149 cm) x 24” (61 cm)
Weight   515 lbs (234 kg)
Finish   Polished Ebony
RESOURCES

Brochure: Download
Owners Manual: Download

WARRANTY

Kawai K-500 Aures Warranty:

10 Year Fully Transferable Warranty on Acoustic Piano Components and 5 Years Parts and Labor on Electronic Components 

Customers should retain their store receipt or purchase statement as proof of the date of purchase. Please contact Kawai’s Technical Services Division if you have any questions or concerns, or to request a copy of your new warranty.

K-500 | 51" AURES Hybrid Piano

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