KAWAI - K-500 AURES-2 E/P - Hybrid Piano

AURES Music in the living room at any time When the piano in your home is not being played, it may create a sense of solitude within the room. AURES introduces a new piano lifestyle.

Wrapped in the warming sound of wood
Do you normally listen to your favorite music using earphones? From now on, let’s try listening using AURES. Thanks to the unique acoustic properties of the instrument’s wooden soundboard, music is able fill any room.
The sound source can be music stored on a smartphone or tablet, which can be sent wirelessly via the AURES’ Bluetooth® connection. If there is an AURES instrument in the room, it will become the audio room at any time.
Making the everyday piano performance more enjoyable with various functions
AURES instruments allow the original acoustic piano sound, 88 different digital piano sounds, or both types to be enjoyed simultaneously.
Even from an upright piano, it is possible to enjoy performances using the sound of a full concert grand piano or an organ.
Playing typical phrases using different sounds brings new discoveries. It’s also possible to play-along with music stored on a smartphone to enjoy ensemble performances. AURES instruments allow everyone to enjoy the piano, from beginners to advanced players.
Spending the evening alone, focusing on the piano
Of course, it is also possible to mute the sound produced by the soundboard, and focus on one’s own performance using headphones to prevent disturbing family or friends nearby.
By applying the built-in reverb effect, it is possible to reproduce the auditory experience of performing in a concert hall.
AURES instruments allow musicians to play the piano at any time, and enjoy the piano more and more.


AURES instruments incorporate “Vibtone”, a transducers components, that have been developed exclusively by premium audio specialists Onkyo.
By using a vibrating wooden soundboard instead of a typical cone speaker, the sound is delivered in all directions with a warmer, more “musical instrument-like” tonal character.
The result is a rich, powerful sound that fills the room.


AURES instruments combine Kawai’s high performance IHSS optical hammer sensing system with the latest SK-EX Rendering digital piano sound engine, allowing musicians to enjoy an ultra-realistic piano playing experience in complete silence.
In addition, AURES instruments also feature a touchscreen display, allowing the various functions to be controlled with ease.


By playing accompaniment tracks from a Bluetooth-connected smartphone, it’s possible to enjoy ensemble performances.

Furthermore, because AURES instruments also include a digital piano sound generator, musicians can enjoy adding variety to their performance with the wide selection of non-piano sounds.
Sensing system Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS)
Silencing system Hammer shank stopper (middle pedal)
Pedal Damper (half-pedal support)
Sosutenuto (switchable from Soft for Upright Piano)

Digital Piano sound Pianist mode : SK-EX Rendering
-88-key multi-channel piano sampling
-88-key resonance modelling
-256 note maximum polyphony

Sound mode : Harmonic Imaging XL
-88-key stereo sampling
-256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Adjustment Pianist mode: Virtual Technician (9 parameters)
Sound mode: Virtual Technician (19 parameters) + Smart Mode (10 presets)
No. of Sounds Pianist mode : SK-EX Concert Grand, 10 rendering character
Sound mode : 88 sounds
Reverb Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)
Sound mode: Reverb (6 types)
Brilliance ?
Other Effects Pianist mode: Ambience (10 types)
Sound mode: Effects (24 types)
Speakers Soundboard Speaker System
Output Power -
Display 5" LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
Basic Functions Dual
Four Hands
Tuning (Sound mode only)
Damper Hold (Sound mode only)
Tone Control
Speaker Volume
Line In Level
Wall EQ
SHS Mode
Phones Type
Phones Volume
LCD contrast
Factory rest
MIDI setting
Bluetooth setting
Demo Sound Demo 39 songs
Piano Music 29/42 songs *
Lesson Songs Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1
Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series 1-19)
Chopin Etüden (Opus 10 Urtext)
Finger exercises (scales, arpeggios, chords)
Internal Recorder Total Memory Pianist mode: approximately 10 min. per song
Sound mode: approximately 90,000 note memory capacity
No. of Songs Pianist mode: 3 songs
Sound mode: 10 songs
Parts Pianist mode: 1 part
Sound mode: 2 parts
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 drum rhythms
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3, WAV, SMF
Other Functions Line In & Bluetooth Audio Recording
Connector Jacks
Headphone 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Stereo jacks
Line Out 1/8” STEREO
Line In 1/8” STEREO
USB to Host ?
USB to Device ?
Others -
Power Consumption 58W
Included Accessories Power Power cable
Bench Height-adjustable bench *
Headphones SH-09
Sheet Music Classical Piano Collection *
Classical Lesson Scores *
Finger Exercises
Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Internal Song Lists
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