Kawai ES-8 B

Stage Piano

  • With Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) mechanism with pressure point simulation and triple sensor for 88 keys
  • Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL) with 88 key sampling
  • 34 Sounds
  • 256-voice polyphonic modes
  • 100 Rhythms with variation
  • Transpose
  • Intonation
  • String resonance
  • Damper effect
  • Dual mode
  • Split mode
  • Four hand mode
  • Internal 2-channel recorder
  • Metronome
  • 2 x Headphone connectors
  • MIDI in/out
  • Line in (stereo)
  • Line out (L/mono, R)
  • USB to host
  • USB to device
  • Speaker system: 2 x 15 W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1362 x 361 x 149 mm
  • Weight: 22.5 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • F-10H sustain pedal and sheet music stand included
  • With 5-year manufacturer's warranty
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 88
hammer mechanics Yes
Number of simultaneous tones 256
Number Of Sounds 34
Effects Yes
Speaker Yes
Headphone Outputs 2
Sequencer Yes
Metronome Yes
MIDI keyboard-function No
Pitch Bend No
Modulation Wheel No
Split Zones 0
Layer Function Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out

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Great sounds but flawed action

James W74, 01.07.2018
I read many reviews on how great the key action was prior to purchase. In my opinion, the action is flawed. I am professional jazz pianist with hand built Yamaha SX5 grand piano, Kawai VPC1 and Roland RD800. The Kawai ES8 has a sticky action which gave me hand strain after 1 day...! Putting the Yamaha acoustic grand (with awesomely good action, better than my now sold Steinway) , the VPC1, RD800 and ES8 side by side, the ES8 was BY FAR the worst and sluggish/stickiest action. VPC1, also by Kawai, is a dream action, amazingly good; ES8 action is so different I cannot believe the same company built it.

Sounds in the ES8 are incredibly good. I rate the piano sounds equal or better vs Ravenscroft. Is such a conundrum: ES8 great sounds but sticky action; RD800 with quite good action but terrible piano sounds (out of tune, certain notes mis voiced vs their nearby peers, you have to edit it to get an acceptable sound and even then it sounds plastic, so I use Ravenscroft); then MD11/(SE) "perfect" sounds/action but heavy for gigging!

The problem seemed to have been especially bad on 3 or 4 keys (e.g. the G ,Ab and Bb above middle C). It was an issue of stickiness or even friction (?), i.e. the key not returning up quickly enough. It was not a keyweight issue and anyway my various pianos range from 50g to 79g with no problems for me. So I'm not sure if it was the whole key bed (by design) or just a small # of keys being defective. I ended up buying a MP11SE... and a small wheeled trolley for shlepping it around!
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Excellent Kawai piano

18.09.2016
I am very satisfied and very suprised with Kawai ES8.
Previous I have Yamaha P85 and Yamaha DGX-640..You can not compare these pianos...Kawai ES8 is standing 10 times above these models of Yamaha..
Have Ivory touch keys, very organic and superB sound.
Thanks again to Thomann staff. Excellent job, fast shipment.
Thanks
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