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Loaded with professional sounds and Kawai's acclaimed graded-hammer action.
The Kawai MP5 is a professional stage piano that continues the heritage of Kawai's highly acclaimed MP9000 and MP95000 electronic pianos. With 256 high-quality instrument sounds, Kawai includes their famous Concert Grand piano sound along with a newly sampled alternative grand piano, plus dozens of other instruments. The MP5 stage piano incorporates the Advanced Hammer Action IV with Acoustic Reaction technology, featuring a graded-hammer action. AHA IV delivers uncompromising feel in a surprisingly lightweight and portable keyboard action.
The MP5 also features many of the powerful controller functions found on its predecessors, including 4-zone control, real time control knobs, and 256 user setups. A backlight LCD, MIDI I/O, USB connectivity, reverb, and 22 effect types add to the MP5 piano's power and convenience. Additionally, the MP5 has been upgraded to 192-voice polyphony. A music rack and damper pedal are included.
The MP5 Professional Stage Piano is sure to satisfy the most demanding performer's need for impeccable sound quality, responsive touch, and powerful control. The MP5 delivers all this, and more—all at an impressively affordable price. The Kawai MP5 piano comes with a one-year labor/three-year parts limited warranty.
An impressive professional instrument at a surprisingly affordable price. Put it in the cart.
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This is a quality digital piano with a very good piano sound in stereo and mono! Yes, you heard correctly, it sounds good in mono. I can't say that about too many of the other digital pianos I've had over the years in this price range. The E.P.'s are also excellent and bark nicely when slapped. This entire sound set is unique with some stellar brass sounds among them. The rock organs are marginal for my taste but the rotary effect is pretty decent. The effects are good and I particularly like the wah peddle effect which I use quite frequently. Nice keyboard action and a nice package although at 45lbs, I still find that a bit heavier than I would like but perhaps it's not possible to make it lighter due to the quality weighted keys. Also a good controller for sound modules, I've midi'd up a Roland Sonic Cell and it plays brilliantly. Tons of polyphony here as well; notes never run out even with four internally layered sounds and each sound can have it's own effect. Lots of peddle jacks so, no limitations there either. This unit easily stacks up against the big boys and I still cannot understand why I don't see more of these on stages. It's also not easy to find here in Canada for what ever reason. I will definitely look into another if I ever needed one and highly recommend this keyboard to those who want a nice bright, full piano sound, not too heavily weighted keys, ample polyphony, much internal storage and a solid bread and butter sound pallet. I would rate it a 5 all the way but it's still not perfect but getting closer to it! Check it out; I did and I won't change it for any other digital pianos out there at this point in time. Happy playing to all!
Heres the deal. I'm a jazz and funk player. I went to school for Classical and Jazz. I have a Hammond Xk-2, nord electro, korg sp100, etc..the list goes on. I own a lot of keyboards so you can take my comments seriously.now...This particular keyboard has great touch. Just wonderful to play piano on and the action is very nice. As with all weighted keyboards you need to try them out as everyone likes different feels. I took a risk and bought it based on other reviews and haven't been let down. BUY if...you want it for Piano..a GOOD pianoDon't buy if...you are using it for an organ, synth, whatever else. Its called a Stage Piano for a reason. ITS A STAGE PIANO! Thats why i graded it lower in value. I highly recommend if you are a classical/jazz/rock pianist that needs a superb sounding grand. The variations of the piano sounds are great too. I would recommend this to others for sure. not to mention, it looks pretty on stage.
Firstly, I'm comparing the Kawai MP5 to my experiences with the Yamaha S90ES, Yamaha P120, and Kurzweil SP76I got this piano 2 weeks ago, and I am very satisfied with it. The design is very simple, intended as a stage piano, but Kawai added a lot of features that surpass normal stage piano functions.I'm very surprised that this piano doesn't more attention. It is amazing. The action is very good, just slightly lighter than I'm used to. The keyboard sounds are very good and very tweakable with the EQ and tone editor. They sound much better than the Kurzweil sounds I've had, and the difference between it and the Yamaha's are a matter of personal taste.And I don't think you can beat the features in this price range. Very high (192) polyphony, 256 sounds that you can layer over 4 channels. A very powerful and flexible keyboard. The interface is also very intuitive. The buttons even light up so you can see them in the dark.The only thing that doesn't give this a perfect 5 is that some of the sliders don't feel as solid as they could be, but I haven't had any issues so far.I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who plays mainly piano sounds and would like to mix in some new sounds to their playing.
Ok, I have had this keyboard for about three weeks now and I must say that I cannot stop playing it. I was very skeptical about purchasing this item because none of the local music stores carried them so there was no way for me to sample one. I tried Roland, Korg, and Yamaha, and this Keyboard beats them all hands down. The tones can be changed on the fly if you want to tweak them, however the onboard samples are simply ridiculous. The Pianos are the best for classical music, but I find that the Mellow Piano Patch works best for me for Gospel Music. The EPs are also great, when you play the Classic EP 1, you will swear that you are playing a real Fender Rhodes 73. There is also a leslie switch out there for all of you organ players, and the organs are also great. The Horns, strings, drum kits are all tremendous. One of the best things about this keyboard it that you can layer 4 sounds at once very easily. I normally layer a Piano and Strings in the right hand and put a bass in the left hand and with the 192 note polyphony, you never hear a note drop! Man if someone stole this keyboard I would buy one the next day without hesitation. Try one for yourself and you will see what I mean...Kawai Great Job, You have come leap years from the old K1 Models.