Kawai K-500 AURES 51" Professional Hybrid Upright Piano for sale near Chicago, IL - Family Piano Co

Kawai K-500 AURES 51" Professional Hybrid Upright Piano

  • $19,595.00
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With its taller 51" height and well-designed scale, the K-500 offers even better clarity, dynamic range and tonal richness. The K-500 AURES additionally 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.

Building on the functionality of their AnyTime Silent System -- which incorporates an acoustic muting feature with digital audio components -- Kawai's Aures system takes digital-acoustic technology even further. You get the high-functionality offered by Kawai's Concert Artist digital pianos plus the ability to play silently through headphones and a powerful sound system. Developed in collaboration with Onkyo, Japan’s leading premiere audio manufacturer, the soundboard technology incorporates four 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.

The K Series K-500 upright piano itself sings with a powerful and clear tone through its big, tapered, solid spruce soundboard. It offers wider dynamic range than ever before -- from thundering fortissimos to the most sensitive and delicate pianissimos. With elegant styling, responsive touch and richness of tone, the K-500 upright piano extends its award-winning heritage by delivering an unbeatable performance that will blow away even the most discerning pianists.

A significant improvement upon its predecessors within the K Series lineup, the K-500 offers Kawai's proprietary NEOTEX key surfaces for better grip and durability, upper duplex scaling for added brilliance in the treble range, a lock convenient 40-inch music desk built into the fallboard, and an even bigger soundboard.

The K-500 and AURES2 hybrid system is available for show alongside other pianos in the K Series lineup at either one of our locations. Schedule an appointment to compare them all today!

  • The Aures Hybrid System allows for the sounds and rhythms present in Kawai's Concert Artist digital pianos to be heard through headphones or through the powerful hybrid soundboard system
  • Compared to K-400: Much richer and more defined tone thanks to bigger soundboard and upper duplex scaling, NEOTEX key surfaces for better key feel and durability, and a lock built into the fallboard for safekeeping (and the music desk is built into the fallboard again)
  • Award-winning Millennium III Action made with new ABS-Carbon material: the most consistent, reliable and dynamic action on the market
  • Sizeable solid select-spruce soundboard supported (I love alliteration) by thick ribs, laminated back posts, plate bolts, and "matched strength" iron plate results in a strong and soulful sound, sure to last decades longer than traditional soundboard designs -- plus the soundboard is specially contoured for a louder and more sustained tone
  • Composite-material action + steel- and aluminum-reinforcement + multi-laminated keybed, pinblock and backposts = a durable piano that'll last a lifetime and cost less to maintain
  • High-end construction and features that match those of much more expensive pianos such as specially-designed iron plate, mahogany-core double-felted hammers, double-casters, and soft-close fall board.
  • Sleek and professional institutional cabinet with a toe-block design, extended music desk, and high-quality pedals -- available in multiple finishes



  • Action: Kawai Millennium III
  • Available Finishes: Polished Ebony
  • Country of Manufacture: Japan
  • Warranty: 10 Year Transferable Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Dimensions: 51 x 59 x 24.5 inches
  • Weight: 525 lbs
  • Includes: Original Padded Adjustable Artist Bench, Warranty, Fully Tuned & Prepped


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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed - Big purchases can be overwhelming. That’s why we take the time to educate people on everything piano. Shop a wide selection of pianos from all the best brands to better understand your needs before picking your favorite. If you change your mind, returns are allowed. If you want to upgrade later, we have a 100% Trade-up Policy. We guarantee a piano you’ll love all the time, every time.

Safe, Quick & Easy Delivery - No matter where you’re located, your piano will arrive as soon as possible for as little as possible. We only work with the best professional piano movers. Every move is insured and coordinated by us so all you have to do is answer a phone call to schedule the delivery. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, your piano can be delivered within the week in most cases. No fuss, no waiting, no worries!

Backed by Warranty, Serviced by Professionals - Family Piano has the largest tech team in the Midwest. We even have a digital piano tech that’s authorized to service most popular brands! All new pianos are checked over carefully, and our used pianos go through an extensive refurbishing process. Every piano we sell has this work backed up by a warranty too. If there's ever a problem, a tech will visit you to fix the issue as soon as possible. We promise every piano we sell will be in its best condition, and that it'll be tuned and ready-to-play on arrival!

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