Kawai ES8 Digital Piano - White (B-Stock)
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. 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.
- Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-Note Piano Sampling
- RHIII Graded-Hammer Action
- 34 Exceptional Instrument Sounds
- USB Digital Audio – Play / Rec WAV and MP3 Files
- Rhythm Section with 100 Accompaniment Styles
- 256-note Max. Polyphony
- Powerful Built-in Speaker System
- Elegant Gloss Black and Ivory White Finishes
- Optional Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre
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.
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.
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.
|Included from Manufacturer||F-10H Damper Pedal (with half-pedal support)
AC Power Supply
|Piano Cabinet Style||Portable|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Responsive Hammer III|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Speaker Power||2 x 15 Watts|
|Speaker Size||(2) 4.72" x 3.15" (oval)|
|Pedals||F-10H damper pedal included|
|Number of Sounds||34|
|Voices of Polyphony||256 max|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Rhythm Patterns||100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" Line Out (L/MONO, R)
Headphones x 2
|Audio Inputs||1/8" Line in Stereo|
|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
Kawai Limited 1-Year B-Stock Warranty
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 warranty.
Freight Delivery Service
In order to properly protect larger and heavier products, we ship those products with our freight service of choice, CEVA Logistics. Here's some info about your freight delivery service:
- You'll be provided with tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving our facility.
- Use CEVA's website to track the order, schedule a delivery date, and schedule a delivery window!
- Occasionally, some deliveries cannot be scheduled using the website. If that happens, CEVA will provide you with a special phone number to arrange delivery.
- Most deliveries take place on weekdays (Monday through Friday) within standard business hours and require a signature.
- Please allow 7-10 business days for these shipments to be delivered. It's worth the wait!
Our free shipping promotion includes Threshold delivery for freight shipments, saving you $140.00 in shipping! The driver will ensure that all packages are protected from the weather by placing them in the closest dry area. These include porches, garages, or just inside the threshold of the dwelling.
For just $40 more, Room of Choice delivery is available for most freight shipments as well. This service includes delivery of your packages to any room in your home up to two flights of stairs. Many premium home pianos (like Yamaha Clavinova, Kawai CA series, and Casio Grand Hybrid) include this service at no additional charge. A few models, such as the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-665GP, CLP-695GP, CVP-709GP, the Yamaha AvantGrand series, and the Kurzweil KAG100 are not eligible for Room of Choice because of size and weight restrictions. For more info and delivery options, please contact a Sales Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-783-3368