Review – Digital piano Kurzweil MP10 / Kurzweil MP10 Price / Kurzweil MP10 Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend
Kurzweil brand has numerous mania fan base. With cutting edge technology, Kurzweil MP10 is one of the bestseller models of Kurzweil.
This amazing digital piano has a high polyphony of 192. Kurzweil MP10 is also offered to public as MP10F which has an even better action system made in Italy.
Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10.
This piano offers so much value also in its sound system.
Kurzweil MP10 sound power output of 30Watts from 2 way 4-speaker sound system.
The true beauty of this sound system is the use of 4 speakers.
This system will produce a detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
Kurzweil MP10 is great fit for places such as dormitories, homes, and schools.
Kurzweil MP10 is priced at 1499 for Satin Rosewood, 1699 for ebony polished. Bench can be purchased optionally.
Sound — Kurzweil MP10 has output of 30 Watts with a use of 4 speakers that creates detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
There are over 64 voices and 78 pre-recorded drum styles to enhance your performance.
|Steve Wonder and Ray Kurzweil|
Ray Kurzweil, the renowned founder of Kurzweil Music, is the very person who realized the future of computer music and who actually substantiated the power of computer music technology. Steve Wonder asked for realistic sound electronic In the 1980s and 1990s he pioneered some of the industry’s most loved synthesizers. Kurzweil incorporated ‘MARA’ sound chip ino home digital piano products, and MP10 is the affordable one. Its sound is fairly similar to “organic” instrument sound compared to any other digital piano brand. See Kurzweil’s MP10 versatility in the video below: MP10 has 88 tones. They are very fun features to play with. I personally like MP10’s orchestra sound .
In terms of polyphony, (“polyphony” means how many sound it can be played simultaneously.For example, you may drum and strings layered along with piano, so higher number means that it can encompass more sounds at the same time. Nowadays, pretty much all of digital pianos in the market has enough polyphony to be played without loss of any sound) Kurzweil has 64-note polyphony, which sounds a little bit low.
“Polyphony” technology is important when it comes to electronic instrument. See the picture below. When you add sustain pedals, reverb, a lot of layers at the same time, 128-tone memory will soon be filled creating interruption to your music.
It only has 64 polyphony, but the “number” is not always necessarily important. There are some reviewers on the Internet who think Kurzweil’s 64 polyphony is too low, but the misunderstanding comes from the misunderstanding of Kurzweil’s advanced polyphony technology. To put it simple, there are one OSC (oscillator, sound wave) for each DSP (digital signal processor) in other brand’s technology. In Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, THREE OSCs are assinged for each DSP, so with Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, it can employ 3X more than the number. So technically speaking, Kurzweil’s MP10’s 64 polyphony represents 192-note polyphony.
This is Jordan Charles Rudess playing with Kurzweil K2600X. Back then, this Kurzweil model only has 48 polyphony, but we don’t feel any note dropping. It sounds amazing!
Touch —- Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kawai MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kawai MP10F. LK-40L action system is
you can even adjust your keyboard sensitivity.
There are 10 selectable response levels to choose from by adjusting responsiveness of the keyboard you can adjust your comfort of performance on Kurzweil MP10.
This is why we highly recommend this product to both beginners and experienced pianists.
1. Appearance & Cabinet
Let’s have a look. Kurzweil MP10 has a sliding lid to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and it weighs around 115 lbs.
Kurzweil MP10 has two color options: ebony polish and satin rosewood. Ebony polish is $1799 and you are looking for “polished” finish for your piano, it can be a good buy under $2000 (usually polished finish is more than $2000) Satin Rosewood is $1499.
Also, a nice bench comes with your purchase.
Let’s have a look as a comparison. Here are some pictures of Casio digital piano PX850 and Kurzweil digital piano MP10. They both have sliding lids to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil’s MP10 is bigger than Casio’s PX850. Kurzweil’s digital piano MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and Casio’s digital piano PX850 is slimmer – 59 X 15 X 16 (inch). Kurzweil’s MP10 (115 lbs) is about 8 pounds heavier than Casio’s PX850 (97lbs).
Here are some more pictures to compare the size of these two pianos. Casio digital piano PX850 is slimmer, and Kurzweil digital piano MP10 is bigger.
As Casio digital piano PX850 has pedals, but they are an inch shorter than regular piano’s pedal – it focuses on its “slim” design. Kurzweil digital piano MP10 has a “fancier” cabinet and it comes with regular-sized pedals.
Function—- Kurzweil MP10 has many functions that can satisfy the users.
- Sound| Kurzweil MP10 has 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3. With 64 selectable voices, players are offered many different choices to play with. 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles.
- Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.
- Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.
- Rhythm| Kurzweil MP10 has over 51 piano demo songs to play with.
- Other functions include Recorder/sequencer function, metronome function, and “plus and play” USB function.
Option —- Kurzweil MP10 comes with Cabinet stand 3 pedals with matching bench included.
Warranty —- Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.
Color —- 3 different colors (Satin Rosewood, Ebony Polish & Simulated Dark Rosewood)
MP-10 Features & Specs
****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://kurzweil.com/product/mp-10/specs/
All specifications subject to change without notice.
|Keyboard:||88 Note fully weighted action with adjustable touch sensitive keysMP10: LK-40L
MP10F: Fatar TP/40L
|Keyboard Sensitivity:||10 selectable response levels|
|Display:||Scrolling alphanumeric LED|
|Preset Programs:||88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3(Sound Program List available for download here)|
|User Presets:||3, one-touch recallable “favorites”, providing quick access to customized selections|
|Demo Songs:||51 piano demos|
|Splits/Layers:||Quick Split/Layer, easy access with adjustable relative volume|
|Transpose:||Full transposition to any key, +/- two octaves|
|Tune:||Adjust by Cents (+/- 100 cents)|
|Effects:||Dual ambience and effect processors (reverberation and chorus). Rich and complex effects from the PC3 Series.|
|Drum Patterns:||78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles|
|Recorder/Sequencer:||1-Track; 9 Song capacity|
|Sound System:||30-watt 2-way 4-speaker stereo sound system|
|Audio Outs:||Stereo left/right RCA line outs (for connecting to external amplification)|
|Audio Ins:||Stereo left/right RCA line ins (for connecting external sound sources)|
|Headphones:||(2) 1/4″ stereo headphone outs|
|MIDI I/O:||MIDI In and Out connectors|
|USB:||(1) port; “Plug and Play” USB functionality allows MIDI over USB for connecting to/from an external computer sequencer; no software driver needed|
|Pedals:||(3) built-in switch-type: sustain, sostenuto, soft|
|Finishes:||Satin Rosewood / Ebony Polish|
|Bench:||Matching bench included|
|Dimensions:||34.65″(H) x 56″ x 18.5″ (D)88 cm (H) x 142 cm x 47 cm (D)|
|Weight:||114.5 lb / 52 Kg|
|Power:||90-250V free voltage external power supply|