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
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Sound samples

 
0:00
  • Clavi-Harpsi
  • Demo 1
  • Demo 2
  • E-Pianos
  • Organs
  • Piano-1
  • Piano-2
  • Vibraphone
  • Show more

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

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 4 % additionally!
Kawai ES-8 B + Millenium KS-2000 + Superlux HD-330 +
5 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 1.419 €

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Kawai ES-8 B
41% bought this exact product
Kawai ES-8 B
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
1.333 € Add to Basket
Kawai ES-110 B
14% bought Kawai ES-110 B 585 €
Kawai MP-7 SE
8% bought Kawai MP-7 SE 1.390 €
Roland FP-30 Bk
8% bought Roland FP-30 Bk 645 €
Thomann SP-5600
4% bought Thomann SP-5600 379 €
Our most popular Stage Pianos
20 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
18 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

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!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

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
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Live Broadcast from our Departments
Our sales team will be happy to demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see live from our store.
Visit department
Live Broadcast from our Departments
You have almost reached our store!
1. Browser
is compatible

This service is compatible with most web browsers. Should you encounter difficulties, you might try changing to Firefox or Chrome.

2. Mikrophone
no connection

In order for our representative to be able to hear you, you must have a microphone that your browser can access.

3. Security
is compatible

During your consultation we can hear you but not see you.

Live Broadcast from our Departments
What is this?
Using our Live Video Consulting service, you can visit our departments live and have us demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see. You are perfectly free to ask questions of our representatives or give them instructions. And don't worry: we can hear, but not see you.
How can I use it?
Live Video Consulting is available for selected products. Whenever a sales representative is available, an icon which allows you to make us of the service will appear on the product page
How does that work?
You require a PC or Mac with a microphone and an up-to-date browser. It's best to use the current version of either Chrome or Firefox. Before initiating the connection, your browser will ask your permission to access your microphone.
Possible problems
We are still in the testing phase with this system, and our representatives are still finding out how to give you the best possible experience. Therefore, it may happen that we do not understand you (please speak clearly in either German or English only), that equipment is being tried out by other customers temporarily, or that there are problems with the connection. Please do not hesitate to give us feedback whenever anything like this happens, so that we may learn from this and improve our service.
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK3 Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Dreadbox Erebus V3 Nux B3 microphone wireless system Zoom H3-VR M-Audio M-Track 8x4M BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition Headrush Gigboard Behringer MX882 V2 the t.racks DSP 206 XVive U3 Microphone Wireless System Morley Mini Michael Amott Wah
(2)
Recommended
Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK3

4-Channel DJ controller and audio interface HAPTIC DRIVE: motorised jog wheels with haptic feedback for a new way of mixing, RGB LED ring around each jogwheel for visual feedback, High-resolution colour displays, Deck FX & Mixer FX, Pro mixer...

to the product
898 €
(3)
Recommended
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49

Compact Controller Keyboard Newly developed semi-weighted keyboard with 49 keys, OLED display, 8 Touch-sensitive dials, Pitch and Mod Wheels, 4D push encoders, Smart play, Machine integration, Control of Logic ProX, Ableton Live, Garage Band, Cubase and Nuendo, Power supply...

to the product
189 €
Recommended
Dreadbox Erebus V3

Analogue Desktop Synthesizer Fully analogue, two-part paraphone synth, 3 Oscillators, 2 Oscillators with individual glide, 12 dB Resonance multimode filter (LP and HP), 2 envelopes (1xADSR and 1xADSR for AMP), Lo-Fi echo, White noise noise generator, LFO, Clock generator,...

to the product
509 €
(1)
Recommended
Nux B3 microphone wireless system

Wireless Transmission System 2.4 GHz plug-on system for dynamic microphones, Ready-to-use set of transmitter and receiver, 2.4 GHz band suitable for worldwide license-free operation, 32-Bit / 48 kHz high-resolution audio quality, 6 Channels, Range: Up to 30 m, Latency...

to the product
179 €
Recommended
Zoom H3-VR

Multi-Channel Mobile Recorder Allows easy creation of spatial audio recordings, Recording and processing of 360 ° audio material for VR, AR and mixed reality content, 4 Integrated microphones in Ambisonics arrangement, 3 Recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard...

to the product
372 €
Recommended
M-Audio M-Track 8x4M

USB Audio Interface High-quality converters with 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution, Hi-Speed ​​USB-C connection, Direct monitoring, Central large volume control, +48V Phantom power for channels 1-4, 4x Microphone / line input (XLR / TRS combo socket), 2x Instrument input...

to the product
325 €
(1)
Recommended
BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition

BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition; hybrid amplifier head for electric guitar; versatile, fully analogue amplifier in a pedal format, adjustable boost, reverb, three integrated footswitches, speaker simulation for recording applications, new Nanotube valve power amplifier, PowerSoak Attenuator; 4 channel; power: 100...

to the product
699 €
(3)
Recommended
Headrush Gigboard

Multi-Effects Processor for GuitarBass board with a range from classic and warm vintage amp sound with natural tube distortion, and all the way to ambient stereo delay textures with infinite feedback or heavy DJ sounds. Compact design,...

to the product
599 €
Recommended
Behringer MX882 V2

Behringer MX882 V2, 8-channel splitter / mixer, 8 in / 2 out line mixer and 2 in / 8 out line splitter, each channel can operate independently in mixer or splitter mode, usable as 6 in / 6 out level...

to the product
82 €
Recommended
the t.racks DSP 206

Digital Speaker Management System 2x XLR Inputs, 6x XLR Outputs, 96 kHz Sampling rate, 32-bit DSP, 24-bit AD/DA converter, USB and RS232/485 interface, Ethernet-interface, Design: 19" / 1 RU

to the product
299 €
(5)
Recommended
XVive U3 Microphone Wireless System

Digital Wireless Microphone Transceiver System Works without battery or mains power, For use with dynamic microphones, Integrated rechargeable lithium battery, Range up to 20 m / 70 ft (without obstacles), Frequency bandwidth: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Latency: <5...

to the product
199 €
Recommended
Morley Mini Michael Amott Wah

Effects Pedal Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) Signature Model, Mini wah wah, Limited edition - 500 copies worldwide, Electro-optical circuit, Suitable for guitar, bass or keyboards, Switchless design, Michael's High Gain Wah Tone and Sweep, Custom MQ2 inductor coil, Automatic...

to the product
325 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.