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Kawai ES8 Digital Piano

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


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MSRP: Old Price $2,199.00 Discounted Price $1,649.00 Save : $550.00 (25%)

MSRP: Old Price $2,199.00 Discounted Price $1,649.00 Save : $550.00 (25%)
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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

FREE Samson Headphones
This digital piano comes with a free pair of Samson SR950 Professional Studio Reference Headphones. Featuring a closed-ear design, self-adjusting headband, 50mm drivers, and 10Hz-30kHz frequency response to deliver crystal clear audio for extended listening sessions.

•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

Get your Kawai ES8 Digital Piano today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

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

The Unbelievable Kawai ES-8


Awesome Digital 🎹 incredible sampling& the action, second to none at this price point! If your a true pianist, this is the one to purchase! This from a former Yamaha die-hard!



Kawai ES8 is an excellent keyboard


This is a nice keyboard with responsive key action. It is well built and has good sound from the onboard speakers. I would purchase again.



Great keyboard with great sound


This is a great keyboard with very nice sound choices and sound quality. The sound can come from its own speaker and can be connected to outside speakers at the same time, which is a big plus when we use it in a large public area. Also Sam Ash made this order easy and ship promptly. I am very satisfied with my purchase from them.



Open Box Kawai ES8


Above I selected both realistic sound and unrealistic sound. Unrealistic only applies to the rhythms. For a keyboard at this price they are a disappointment. However the rest of the instrument, voice sounds, action, customization, and overall quality are worth every penny. I just sold a Yamaha DGX660 and I loved it for what it was, a "do everything' instrument." My biggest positive impression here is kind of the opposite, how thoroughly thought out the features it does have were. This keyboard is not trying to be "everything" it just trying to be really good at what it is. AND IT ABSOLUTELY SUCCEEDS AT THAT. Sound, action, and keyboard quality are excellent. Built quality is excellent. Everything about the keyboard says just quality. It's up there in the price, but in my opinion nothing from any of the other major manufacturers comes close to this for the same money. (and I did research on everything close to this price range) The speakers alone are good quality but personally I wish they had a little more volume. Just my opinion. (and yes, my hearing is fine.) Hook up a good pair of studio monitors and listen to what you hear; you won't be disappointed.


Wayne, New Jersey


Great keyboard, great service.


Great speakers , sounds easy to choose and change. Simple to set up, yet more complex adjustments than I'll ever need. Purchased as a used unit, but it arrived in pristine condition as though never been used.

Big E



This is an amazing DP, Hopefully ES8markii will add sounds.


This is my second DP, first was Casio PX560 which is great but keybed is too noisy when practicing at night and don't want to make noise. The few sounds on this Kawai are very solid and just sound great without making any adjustments. I'm very happy with my purchase and It will most likely last me a very long time since the built quality is great. everything about this piano just feels right, I would only complain about not having more sounds and may adding the new Piano sounds as MP7SE :) I like that this one has built in speakers and they sound great.

Pablo S.

Orange County California


Great deal- like new, was new!


My daughter and I are learning piano; and I wanted to get the best possible action and sound in a portable package(so moving wouldn't be so bad and it won't take up too much space.) I took a chance on Sam Ash direct on eBay and found a Kawai ES8 for 1300ish. Maybe the piano is overkill for lessons, but the price made it a great deal as far as sound and action.




ES8 Digital Piano

5.0 7


Number of Keys 88
Preset Types 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
Effects Type 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.

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