Kawai ES1
Kawai ES1

ES1, Digital Piano from Kawai in the ES series.

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Maxime.Le-Mee 02/25/2004

Kawai ES1 : Maxime.Le-Mee's user review


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-88 Piano notes-as much as a "regular" - a little over 7 octaves
-16 Sounds non ditables
-2 Effects (chorus + reverb)
-3 Diffrent curves of legalization for touch
Squenceur 2-tracks (but trs quickly limit in notes)
To transpose
-Connectivity (plutt provided for a keyboard of this type): 6.35 2 out jacks (L and R / mono), one enters the minijack; output to host (for connecting a PC or Mac), 2 doses noon (in and out), 1 entrepdale (included), 2 out phone
It's own piano possde amplification, we can use it without any hardware (no need for headphones or speakers).


Touch is good without being exceptional, even if it is better than many pianos This category (88 ratings, portable and heavy touch).
The big advantage of this keyboard is above the level of amplification intgre and its dimensions as it is shallow TRS, which makes it easily transportable. In addition, the piano can be placed against a wall if you do not have much space, since all the connections are located on the ct of the device.


The sounds are not many trs (16) compared with a synthtiseur but they are good overall. However, Intrets this kind of keyboards do not RSID in diffrent sound but it can make plutt in the simulation of an acoustic piano, not only in sound but also in touch. Moreover, it is always possible to add sound via an expander either in hardware (via MIDI) or software (via the TO HOST).


I use the ES-1 for the past one month and a half j'apprcie particulirement its small size (and therefore relatively easy to transport), complte its connectivity, but also, and this that guided my choice, his touch (compared to other models "portable" and in this price range).
My only minor complaint to the ES-1: its collection outdoor cts agglomr are covered with a thin, thin layer of plastic trs which tends during an impact from a little violent, but this should not be much of a problem if you take care and all fawn, the problem is ... qu'esthtique
The list price remains lev (12000 F) but the quality and price of the proposed 1050 France Piano E (7500 F) which is interesting trs.