- Harmonic Imaging XL™ Sound Technology with 88-Note Piano Sampling
- RHIII Graded-Hammer Action
- 34 Exceptional Instrument Sounds
- USB Digital Audio – Play / Rec WAV and MP3 Files
- Rhythm Section with 100 Accompaniment Styles
- 256-note Max. Polyphony
- Powerful Built-in Speaker System
- Elegant Gloss Black and Ivory White Finishes
- Optional Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre
The ES8 features Kawai’s exclusive Harmonic Imaging XL with 88-key piano sampling. This unique technology creates sounds with the highest level of detail and clarity possible.
The new class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action on the ES8 re-creates the exceptional touch of an acoustic grand piano with its realistic movement and rigid “springless” design working together to provide a smooth, natural piano playing experience. A triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy.
UNIQUE SPEAKER SYSTEM
The ES8 features a surprisingly powerful stereo speaker system housed in two built-in enclosures.
USB AUDIO & STORAGE
USB to Device and Host capabilities provide a world of opportunity, including recording and playing digital audio, storing songs, playing song files and connectivity to computers.
The ES8 offers an easy to use 10-Song / 2-Track built-in Recorder ideal for self-evaluation or capturing a moment of inspiration.
A skilled piano technician can personalize an acoustic piano’s sound and touch response. Kawai’s exclusive Virtual Technician does the same for the ES8 digital piano.
JACKS AND CONNECTIONS
There are two headphone jacks on the ES8, allowing two persons to listen to the piano in privacy. The USB jack offers both USB to Device and USB to Host functionality. MIDI I/O jacks provide connection with other musical instruments and computers. There are also Line Out jacks plus a unique Stereo Line In jack.
Included with the instrument is the F10-H deluxe damper pedal with half-damper capability. The optional F20 dual pedal provides both a damper (with half-damper function) and soft pedal.
OPTIONAL DESIGNER STAND AND PEDAL LYRE
The optional designer stand attaches to the bottom of the ES8 to create an elegant look suitable for any décor. The separate optional pedal lyre assembly completes the look and adds three functioning pedals to the instrument.