Kawai ES8 Digital Piano - White

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Kawai ES8 Digital Piano - White

MPN: ES8SW

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  • ES8 Digital Piano - White
  • F-10H Damper Pedal
  • Music Rest
  • AC Power Adaptor

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List Price: $2,499.00

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Wherever the venue, whatever the occasion
Regardless of whether you’re playing a gig on stage, practicing for a recital at home, accompanying the local church choir, or studying Chopin in the classroom, the new Kawai ES8 is portable piano perfection.

Class-leading Keyboard
Translating an acoustic piano's elaborate movements to a digital instrument, while still retaining the tactile feeling and subtle nuance that one comes to appreciate in an acoustic, is a considerable challenge – a challenge that draws upon over 85 years of experience in building the world’s finest pianos. Kawai's improved Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates all the subtleties of playing a grand piano, with premium features such as Ivory Touch key surfaces, let-off simulation, counterweights, and a precise triple-sensor detection system.

Breathtaking Sound
The new ES8 captures the magnificent tone of two Shigeru Kawai instruments, the flagship SK- EX Concert and medium-sized SK-5 Chamber grand pianos, allowing musicians to enjoy the contrasting properties of each. In addition, the ES8 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among countless others.

The rich, expressive sound of the SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos is at the heart of the new ES8, with all eighty-eight keys of these worldclass instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analyzed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

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 each grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at a wide variety of different volume levels, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

Room-filling resonance & tonal clarity
The ES8’s impressive speaker system utilizes speaker box enclosures that deliver a rich, expansive sound to rival much larger console digital pianos. This unique design allows for a compact, portable instrument, capable of enthralling medium-sized audiences, without the need for additional amplification. For those who want additional amplification, stereo line outs are provided on the rear panel.

Studio quality effects
The ES8’s powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s superior core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life. Tailor an instrument’s character and feeling with a range of studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects. Add vintage warmth to electric pianos and trademark growl to drawbar organs using the dedicated Amp Sim speaker models. Then adjust the instrument’s reverb controls to position yourself within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practice room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

Flexible USB Connectivity
The ES8’s USB ports enable the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, or to load and save data directly to USB memory. This latter USB to Device functionality allows favorite registration settings and memorable recorded songs stored in internal memory to be safely preserved on USB, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back through the instrument without additional hardware.

Digital audio recording
USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favorite songs. It is even possible to record entire performances directly as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to family and friends, casual listening away from the piano, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

Compact, stylish design
Strong, rigid, and surprisingly lightweight, the ES8’s modern chassis is engineered from aluminum, with a reinforced keyboard base to provide additional stability. Its curved wooden side panels reflect Kawai’s acoustic piano heritage, and double as convenient hand grips when lifting, while the included metal music rest is durable enough to with-stand the bustle of an enthusiastic classroom and the rigors of the live stage.

The ES8’s clean design is appropriate for both traditional and contemporary spaces. And with matching designer stand and triple pedal accessories (sold separately), the instrument can be easily transformed into an ultra- compact piano replacement for the lounge, studio, or bedroom.

Manufacturer Kawai
Condition New
Number of Keys 88
Key Action Responsive Hammer III
Weighted Keys Yes
Speakers (8 x 12 cm) x 2
Pedals F-10H damper pedal included
Number of Sounds 34
Voices of Polyphony 256 max
Transpose Yes
Split Yes
Layer Yes
Song Recorder Yes
Tracks 2
Songs 10
Storage Type Internal, USB Flash
Metronome Yes
Demo Songs Main demo song, Rhythm Section demo song, 27 sound demo songs
Rhythm Patterns 100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Accompaniments Yes
Outputs 1/4" Line Out (L/MONO, R)
Headphones x 2
Inputs 1/8" Line in Stereo
Connectivity MIDI, USB
Finish Snow White
Width 54"
Depth 14 1/2"
Height 6"
Product Weight 49 lbs
Unique Features USB flash drive – play/rec WAV and MP3 files
Powerful stereo speaker system housed in two built-in enclosures
4-Hands Mode

FREIGHT DELIVERY

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The PREMIUM Delivery option means the freight company will deliver to your home or office and place the packages in your “room of choice”. This method of delivery includes up to (2) flights of stairs.

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please test your item before getting it fully assembled. For example, with digital pianos, unpack the keyboard portion, power it on and test all the keys. It is very rare that these items arrive with defects, but it is still a good idea to test it before spending time getting it fully assembled. Use caution when unpacking your purchase from its box, as some needed parts and pieces may be packed in and amongst the packing material. Be sure to save the carton and all packing materials, in case of a needed return. Do not write on the box and do not discard!

KAWAI LIMITED 3-YEAR WARRANTY: The world's finest line of digital pianos now has the industry's best warranties to back them up. Thank you for purchasing a KAWAI digital piano. KAWAI instruments are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. KAWAI AMERICA CORPORATION ("KAWAI") is proud of the workmanship that goes into its instruments. KAWAI sells its instruments through a network of authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty which applies only to instruments that have been (1) directly purchased from KAWAI's authorized dealers in the United States and Canada (the "Warranted Area") and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. KAWAI will not warrant any instrument purchased outside of the United States or Canada. KAWAI suggests that you read this Limited Warranty document thoroughly and contact your authorized KAWAI dealer or KAWAI Technical Services if you have any questions. 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.

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