Music is the fuel of our life that makes our mind fresh and creative. Everyone loves Music. Playing with Piano can boost our mind that triggers emotion, motivation, and innovation. If anybody has a wish to became a pianist he has to know about piano first. Choosing a piano is not easy at all. Here I try to give you a short description of the piano which can meet your desire. Not only that I also discuss a famous branded Digital piano of Kawai ES110 that would be a must-buy item for a pianist and also Kawai piano review will help you to get the best information.
Firstly, there are two types of piano, a) Acoustic piano b) Digital piano.
An acoustic piano is the old school piano that is enclosed by a wooden cover. In the keyboard, the keys are connected to a hammer. After pressing the key the hammer moves and the string strikes that produce vibration. This vibration produces sound.
Moreover, In Digital piano the sounds produce digitally. It is the modern version of the piano that modified the sound. When the keys press the piano’s speaker to play a high-quality recording that is taken from acoustic piano previously.
The size is similar for both digital and acoustic piano. The Price of a digital piano is so less considering Acoustic piano. Digital piano has 3 types among them portable digital piano is lightly weighted due to plastic structure and the legs are stand rather than the leg.
Here I discuss a Kawai digital piano. All piano lovers know Kawai Company is famous for over 90 years for their outstanding performance in the acoustic piano invention. They distribute acoustic and digital piano in 80 countries and made their positioned 2nd over the world.
Kawai ES110 88 key is their latest digital piano invention that gives a feels of acoustic Piano. That digital piano is built with fine touch and tone, has hammer compact action, harmonic imaging sound technology, Connectivity with Bluetooth, Inbuilt stereo speaker system makes it’s different from another portable piano in the market.
Kawai ES110 Digital Kawai Piano Review:
First, the specification of this 88 keys piano is described as follows-
Keyboard: The keyboard is a responsive hammer compact option with 88-grade weighted keys. Keyboard keys finish with black and white Matte Key surface. The keyboard mode is dual and split type.
Sound system: The sound is designed as Harmonic Imaging sound technology that covers 88 key stereo sampling and EX recording captured sound absolutely as concert grand piano. Inbuilt 192 –Note polyphony and inclusion of 19 sounds with Exceptional 8 Piano sound makes it’s convenient for beginners to professionals.
Weight & dimension: The weight is 12 kg which is very light and easy to carry. The Dimension is (Width 131 cm, Depth 28.5 cm, Height 14.8 cm).
Pedal: This piano has an F-10 H pedal unit that is a high-quality damper pedal constructed by metal and non-slip rubber base. The damper pedal allows the half-pedal support. In the stand, there is a 3 F-350 pedal bar that delivers full-fledged grand piano sound.
Stand: There is an HML-1 stand that differs this portable piano from a grand piano-heavy weighted keyboard stand. This stand is easily foldable which makes easy of movement and decoupled into road add an ultra-compact package. The stand is matching with a keyboard in black and elegant white finishes. Dimension is 130 cm Width, 28 cm depth, and 68 cm height.
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth MIDI with 4.0 Wireless Technology.
Internal Recorder: 1 part internal recorder with total memory 15000 notes (Approximate) and 3 songs.
Speaker: Speaker is 12 cm x 2, and has an on/off option.
Power Cord: The total cord length is 14 feet. It is a 2 part cord with the power adapter in the middle position.8 feet from AC plug to adapter and 6 feet from Adapter to piano.
Kawai Piano Review Others Parameter Specification:
- -Reverb 3 types
- -Presence of brilliance
- -Built-in Metronome including 100 drum patterns
- -output power 14W (7W X 2)
- -Built-in Alfred piano lessons books level 1A,1B, Burgmiller 25, Opus 100
- -Music rest is a detachable type
- -Headphone 2×1/4 stereo jacks
- -line out jacks 1/4” L/Mono, R(unbalanced)
- -Power consumption 9 W, power cable and AC adapter present
- -iPad and iPhone apps function in ES110
For professional music man, an SC-2 padded gig bag is attached that helps to transport the ES110 in-home, Studio, and Stage. This is made by rugged composite material and the dimension is 132 cm width, 15 cm diameter, 29 cm height.
Addition of a user manual and warranty card gives extra advantages for beginner.
Kawai Piano Review: Kawai ES110 Feature Details:
Responsive Hammer compact action:
ES 110 has a Responsive hammer compact action that makes a distinctive feel in sound like acoustic Grand Piano. This design provides a Springless upward and downward motion that makes a smooth and natural piano sound. Hammer is heavier in bass and gets lighter in moving up towards the end of the keyboard.RHC uses different hammer keys weight that gives maximum comfort in playing Piano. The Keyboard matte finish surfaces made its comfortable to use by beginner to Grand pianist.
Harmonic Imaging Technology makes it’s flexible:
ES110 is developing by Harmonic Imaging technology in 88 keys individually sampled. This harmonic technology accurately reproduces the sampled sound of handcrafted Kawai concert grand piano. It feels that the tone, sound is the representation of original acoustic sound. There are 19 sounds including 8 pianos sound. The different grand piano sound is-
- -Concert Grand 1
- -Concert Grand 2
- -Studio grand
- -Classic electric Piano
- -60’s electric piano
- -Modern electric piano
- -Jazz organ
- -Church organ
Variation in sound makes it convenience:
ES110 keyboard has dual and split paying modes that combine two-layered sound at once. So one can enjoy the piano sound at slow strings and concert grand. The most sensitive part is it built-in a metronome including 100 drum patterns that create a great music experience. Presence of an adjustable Temp controller help in improves timing and rhythm.
Adjustment of Piano:
ES110 is invented in such a way that it is useful for beginner to professional Pianist. The presence of a portable stand and light-weighted keys make its convenience to function in different places. It is perfect for a house to Hall room to an outdoor concert by adjusting touch Curve, Voicing, Damper Resonance, Damper Noice, Fall-back Noice, Temperament key.
Headphones, Recorder, line out jacks:
There are 2 headphone jacks in ES110 to enjoy music privately. There is 2 Track for song recorder. One can easily record the setting of their favorite and save it. Dedicated line out jacks is another feature to allow direct connection to piano and speaker.
The presence of an integrated MIDI Bluetooth option allows the instrument to connect with a different smart device. Pairing with smart devices can easily function with different outside music apps.
So from above the Specification and feature are clear. It is an outstanding instrument by Kawai.
Moreover, the instrument has some Pros and Cons.
- The outstanding feature of hammer compact action gives real feelings of Grand Piano.
- Light-weighted keys and 12 kg weight makes its convenience for use.
- Presence of Built-in lesson books makes its best for a beginner.
- Bluetooth connectivity option adds advantages to enjoy a variety of sounds.
- Inclusion of 192 note-polyphony and 19 sounds is a convenience for beginner to professional.
- The voice is feeling like top-notched for some consumer.
- The instrument is powered by an Adapter; Battery system is convenient for some consumer.
Finally, it is undoubtedly said that ES110 is an instrument that meets all desires of a pianist from beginner to expert pianist. Kawai gives their best effort to build a portable digital piano that gives a different function voice to the consumer. Inclusion of all modern features in ES110 consumer feels the realistic sound, the tone in the instrument. One can easily choose ES110 for performing in-home, hall or road.