Kawai ES8 Digital Piano


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Versatile and powerful, the Kawai ES8 is a compact, elegant and highly portable digital piano, one for truly every musical occasion… anytime, anywhere.

Regardless of whether you’re playing on stage, practicing for a recital, accompanying the church choir or studying in the classroom, the new Kawai ES8 is portable piano perfection.

Stellar Tone!
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. Each key of a piano has its own unique tonal characteristics. Some have only one string, others two and still others three, for instance. There are also differences in hammer felt shape and density.

These and other factors create subtle differences in tone from one note to the next. By sampling and recreating each key individually (rather than “stretching” a smaller number of samples) the unique tonal character of each note is preserved. Kawai’s Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) with 88-key sampling uses a larger tonal “database” than regular Harmonic Imaging to provide greater tonal details throughout the dynamic range. Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging (UPHI) with 88-key sampling uses our largest tonal database, thus providing the greatest tonal detail possible.  

Stellar Touch!
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.

Virtual Technician
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.

Built-In Recorder
The ES8 offers an easy to use 10-Song / 2-Track built-in Recorder ideal for self-evaluation or capturing a moment of inspiration.

USB Connectivity
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

•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 Soft Road Case with Wheels

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Things You Will Get:

  • ES8 Digital Piano
  • Music Rack
  • F-10H Damper Pedal
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual


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Number of Keys 88
Number of Presets 34 Voices
Series ES
Polyphony 256 Notes
Other Features Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. Brilliance, UserEQ), Wall EQ, Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, F-20 Mode, Four Hands, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On/Off, Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Auto Power Off, Speakers On/Off
Model ES
Weight 49 lbs.
Dimensions 54"W x 14 ½"D x 6"H
Type of Action Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off
Expansion No
Number of Effects Reverb: Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral Parameters — Reverb Depth, Reverb
Time Effects: Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary
Combination effects x 4
Parameters —Dry / Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, HighDamp, Depth. Parameters dependent on effect type
Arpeggiator No
Sampling No
Audio Playback N/A
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Inputs N/A
Number of Audio Outputs N/A
Audio Output Types LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), Headphones x 2
Number of Digital Inputs N/A
Digital Input Type USB
Number of Digital Outputs 2
Controller Types F-10H Damper Pedal (included)
Built-in Rhythms Styles—100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.