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The Kawai ES8 is a modern, slim, sophisticated, and powerful digital piano. This piano will satisfy players for years and years. It can be used for both home and church use. With Harmonic Imaging XL sampling (HI-XL) that contains handcrafted Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano, RHIII action with escapement (let off) and counter-weight for real grand piano feeling, 256 polyphony for unlimited piano play, and 30W speaker (15W x 2) which can fill up a small room with natural resonance without external speaker system.
Kawai ES8 demo video made by Kawai
Kawai ES8 white with matching cabinet stand + 3 pedals
Kawai ES8 Sound Demo
Kawai ES8 RHIII action
RHIII is Kawai ES8’s special action that has ‘let off’ feature, also known as ‘escapement’ that enables players to feel real grand piano touch, plus it has counter weight underneath every button which balances the weight of middle and back of the keys. This feature that Kawai ES8 has cannot be found in this price-range easily.
*Escapement – the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary). Player can feel tactile feeling of notch when presses a key.
Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).
(Picture from Piano-tuners)
Kawai Virtual Technician
Kawai’s IOS app “Virtual Technician” allows players to connect their apple device to their piano and control parameters and settings more conveniently.
Lessson Function| Import a song to Kawai ES8, choose a specific measures, and make it loop, play the song until you master it.
Onboard MIDI recorder| Kawai ES8 supports upto 10 songs and 2 tracks. Players can record their song to their flashdrive either in mp3 or waveform format.
Rhythm section| Kawai ES8 supports about 100 different styles of music. Play along the accompaniment (drum, bass, or full band). It also has preset chord patterns for improvisation.
Registration| Players conveniently can save their current setting (split, layer, voice, accompaniment).
Touch| RHIII action with Let-Off (escapement)
Voice| Kawai ES8 has 34 voices: 10 acoustic pianos, 4 E-pianos, 4 organs, 4 harpsichord/mallets, 8 strings/choir, and 4 basses
Sound Source| HI-XL sampling
Parameters| Kawai ES8 has Reverb depth and time control, Drive, and EQ for low and high. + many effect controls.
Color| Kawai ES8 is available in Gloss Black and Snow White
Warranty| Kawai offers 3 years parts and labor for ES8
Specification (Kawai Official Website)