Kawai ES8 88-Key Portable Digital Piano, Stylish Black. For parts or not working Huge malfunctions. Read comments for exact malfunction details. Kawai ES8 - Wherever the venue... Whatever the occasion Regardless of whether you're playing on stage, practicing for a recital, accompanying the church choir or studying in the classroom, the new Kawai ES8 is portable piano perfection.Versatile and powerful, the ES8 is a compact, elegant and highly portable digital piano, one for truly every musical occasion anytime, anywhere. 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. Drawing upon Kawai's 85+ years of knowledge and expertise in crafting world-class acoustic pianos, the ES8 provides the most authentic playing experience ever realized in a portable instrument. Its 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 extraordinary ES8 utilizes Harmonic Imaging sound technology to capture and reproduce every nuance of our SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos , plus SK-5 chamber grand piano.
Advanced resonance modelling and reverberation effects are then applied, delivering unparalleled acoustic realism, while unique Virtual Technician controls allow discerning musicians to personalize the piano beneath their fingertips. Versatile and powerful, the multi-purpose ES8 also includes a selection of outstanding electric pianos, drawbar and church organs, strings and choir sounds, along with professional backing accompaniments to cover a wide range of musical genres.Favorite instrument setups can be stored and instantly recalled from Registration memories, while modern USB features allow MP3 and WAV audio files to be recorded and played back directly from the instrument's control panel. Yet, despite its class-leading keyboard action, breathtaking sound and abundance of premium features, the Kawai ES8 remains a compact, elegant and highly portable digital piano. A piano with a broad range of applications and a piano for truly every musical occasion - anytime, anywhere. More realistic, responsive & reliable The ES8's class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates the supreme touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and rigid, springless design providing a smooth and natural piano playing experience. The instrument's advanced triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy, while structural reinforcements throughout the action assembly help to minimize noise and key wobble during staccato and fortissimo passages.
The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while let-off simulation recreates the subtle "notch" sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano. These important characteristics allow discerning pianists to practice their expanding repertoire with confidence and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises when called upon to perform using the finest grand pianos. Class-leading Keyboard The keyboard action of an acoustic grand piano is composed of black and white keys, graded hammers and numerous intricate components working in harmony when each note is pressed. It is a beautifully designed mechanism that allows gifted pianists to express a wealth of feeling and emotion in their playing. Translating the keyboard action'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.
Premium surfaces The high specification ES8 features Kawai's highly-regarded Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard. This finely textured material intelligently absorbs finger moisture to aid playing control, without dirt or grease permeating the keytops and allows the piano's keyboard to be wiped clean easily using just a damp cloth.
Superior control In addition to grade-weighted hammers, the RHIII keyboard action also features counterweights placed within each key. As with an acoustic piano, these finely balanced weights help to lighten the touch of the keyboard during pianissimo passages, while adding a feel of greater substance when playing with force.
Rich, dynamic & expressive 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.
The new ES8 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait of each piano, with Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range. Room-filling resonance & tonal clarity The ES 8'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, p or table instrument, capable of enthralling medium-sized audiences, without the ne e d for additional amplification. Variety beneath your fingertips Complementing the various classical, jazz and pop grand piano sounds, the ES8 also features a distinctive upright piano sound, captured from one of Kawai's popular K Series instruments.
Vintage electric pianos, drawbar and church organs and warm synth pads are also available, allowing this portable piano to serve as a convenient gigging board, while church organs, strings and graceful choir voices ensure that the versatile ES8 is equally at home in places of worship. Inspiring Features, Personality & Convenience Studio quality effects with vintage flavor The ES8's powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instruments 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. 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. Professional backing styles In addition to the standard Dual and Split playing modes, the ES8's Rhythm Section feature offers solo performers a selection of professionally arranged backing accompaniments at the touch of a button.
Whether you need a practice partner, some quick ideas for a new song or a backup band at a live performance, you're sure to find the perfect accompaniment among the 100 pop, rock, jazz, funk and Latin styles. Personal piano enhancements The ES8's comprehensive Virtual Technician function invites discerning players to shape aspects of the selected piano's character to suit their unique personal preferences. Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate subtle hammer and key release noises and fine-tune string, lid and damper resonances - all in real-time. Adjustments can be made directly from the ES8's control panel or via an attractive touch interface using the dedicated Virtual Technician iPad app.
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. Renowned quality & 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. Kawai ES8 88-Key Portable Digital Piano. For over 30 years we have been serving professionals as well as amateurs in the photographic, video, digital imaging, lighting and telescope fields, as well as a vast inventory of used equipment. We offer the best combination of quality services, selection, knowledgeable staff, and competitive pricing. We pay top dollar for your used photo, video, audio & lighting equipment. If you are ready to upgrade your system, or you have equipment that you would like to turn into cash, send us the equipment or Bring it to our superstore to have it evaluated and we will give you an honest and fair offer. If a deal is not made, we will return the merchandise to you, fully insured, at our expense. Nothing is too big or too small for us to handle.
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The item "Kawai ES8 88-Key Portable Digital Piano, Stylish Black" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Electronic Keyboards". The seller is "adorama-trade" and is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.