With a combination of 88 grade-weighted keys providing a realistic touch and authentic piano sound technologies, along with a lightweight design (just 15kg) and affordability, the Kawai ES100 Stage Piano is the perfect piano for beginners or as a second piano for professionals. Beginners will also be drawn to the Kawai ES100 for its built-in lesson function with a metronome, adjustable tempo and song recorder, while the additional instrument voices, Dual and Split playing modes and 100 drum rhythms will be enjoyed by all.
The Kawai ES100 Stage Piano employs the manufacturer’s Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) to offer the touch of an acoustic grand. To offer the smooth experience of playing an acoustic piano this technology provides a springless action and sturdy feel to give consistency to each key’s motion. The hammer action has been coupled with realistic piano key weighting, to give a heavier feel to the bass hammers, and a lighter feel to the trebles, to give s truer feel to the playing experience.
Giving you an acoustic piano sound to match the feel of the keys, the Kawai ES100 Stage Piano uses advanced Harmonic Imaging technology to reproduce the rich sound of Kawai’s acclaimed concert grand piano. Each key of this exceptional instrument has been fully analysed and recorded to be accurately recreated in the Kawai ES100, something it does faithfully; to offer the same broad dynamic range and expressiveness, from soft pianissimo to strong fortissimo.
In addition to offering the sound of a concert grand, the Kawai ES100 Stage Piano also offers reverb effects, to give your sound the acoustic feel of varying environments, such as a concert hall, live stage, or recital room. There are also extended settings to adjust voicing, sympathetic resonance, and other acoustic characteristics.
Each of these components combined gives the player a rich, authentic tone, with the piano feel to back it up.
If you want to play around a bit more with your piano’s sounds, the Kawai ES100 Stage Piano delivers with a range of instruments, including electric pianos, organs, strings, acoustic and electric bass, harpsichord, and vibraphone.
What’s more with the Kawai ES100’s Dual and Split playing modes you can split the keyboard in two and apply different sounds to each side, e.g. an acoustic piano on the left and strings on the right, allowing for a more complex sound.
Built-in Lessons, Metronome and Adjustable Tempo
An excellent addition for beginners, the Kawai ES100 Stage Piano comes supplied with a built-in lesson function, with a collection of Burgmüller etudes and Alfred Basic Piano lessons, from the popular course books. This addition allows you to learn the left-hand and right-hand parts of etudes or songs separately to build up confidence and also helps with timing and rhythm with the built-in metronome and adjustable tempo.
Manufacturer Kawai Model ES100 Stage Piano Dimensions 1312 x 286 x 145mm Weight 15.0kg Keyboard 88 weighted keys Action Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) Sound Source Harmonic Imaging (HI), 88-key piano sampling Sounds PIANO
Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2,
Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Modern Piano, Rock Piano
E. PIANO / ORGAN
Classic E.Piano, 60’s E.Piano, Modern E.Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ
Slow Strings, String Ensemble, Wood Bass, Electric Bass, Harpsichord, Vibraphone
Polyphony 192 Reverb Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Off Virtual Technician Damper Resonance, Voicing, Fall-back Noise, Damper Noise, Brilliance Recorder 3 song recorder – approximately 15,000 note memory capacity Metronome 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)
100 drum rhythms
Demo Songs 12 songs Other Transpose, Tuning, Temperament, Speakers On/O? , User Memory, Factory Reset, Auto Power Off, Transmit MIDI Program Change, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral Mode Pedals F-10H damper pedal with half-damper capability Jacks MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2 Speakers (8 x 12 cm) x 2 Output Power 7W x 2
Minor annoyances, I don't like the artificial "fall back" noise of the keys or the "damper noise" of the pedal. You can turn these off easily, but they reset each time the piano is switched off. Meaning you have to turn them off every time you play. Only a minor grievance though. Overall i'm very pleased with this product and the excellent customer service received from Dawsons.
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