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Kawai ES-8

Digital Piano

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Kawai ES-8
Kawai ES-8
2 100.00 street price

Model ES8 - the latest addition to the line of portable digital pianos Kawai. The instrument has become an ideal choice for those musicians who want to purchase a perfectly sounding instrument for home and at the same time (thanks to its removable stand) portable enough for stage performances. Optimized acoustic system of a digital piano ES8 allows you to use it successfully on stage. The model is an improved version of ES7.

One of the great advantages of this instrument is the presence of tone-generator of the new Harmonic Imaging XL technology. The new processor allows you to accurately recreate the wide dynamic range of acoustic instruments. The Virtual Technician function of ES8 helps you to work with sound, tuning string resonance and damper. As an additional amplifier for acoustic sounding, a reverb effect with six modes (Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral) is used to provide the new ES8 with rich, lively tones of acoustics.

The section of applied digital piano effects included an extensive selection: Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary with the possibility of their combination.
Compared to the predecessor ES7, the new model included an extensive set of new recorded instrument sounds, which allowed musicians to diversify their compositions, as well as offered the function of keyboard split into zones with the assignment of individual settings. ES8 model has a polyphony of 256 voices, allows 34 recorded songs, and up to 90,000 notes.

The accompaniment function included a variety of musical styles of different genres: pop, rock, jazz-funk, etc., and the rhythm section ES8 contains 100 preset patterns.

The digital piano ES8 included many standard connectivity options, including MIDI input/output, a USB port for connecting to a computer, for recording and playback of MP3 and Wav sound, a flash drive; Stereo line inputs/outputs, two headphone jacks and a connector for the pedal.

The keyboard of the instrument has 88 weighted keys with the use of the technology Responsive Hammer III, which has successfully simulated the acoustic grand piano performance. The technology provided greater stability, a fine control of each key pressed. In addition, the instrument has the Let-off technology with a triple sensor and the key release effect. The special patented Ivory touch coating is characterized by the unique non-slip and smooth surface of each key.

The versatile and powerful ES8 instrument is an elegant, compact, and at the same time portable digital piano, suitable for any occasion and any place. Touring musicians will love it.

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Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Synthesizer Keyboard 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Digital (D) 
Digital Voices256
Split/LayerBalance, Octave, Dynamics
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Multitimbral Preset34
Rotary Speaker 
Tracks count2
Note Capacity90000
Audio Recorder
Recording Format MP3
Export Format WAV
Export Format MP3
MIDI in/ out
Type Balanced Hammer Effect
Type: Manufacturer part codeResponsive Hammer III
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys88
Display type TFT
Resolution: Horizontal16
Resolution: Vertical2
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Computer Interfaces
USB USB Storage
USB MIDI through USB
Voltage 230V
Height149 mm
Width1362 mm
Depth361 mm
Weight22.5 kg
Case/ body
Production start2015

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