5193 boulevard Décarie, Montreal,

Quebec, Canada. H3W 3C2


T.  (514) 700-1099

M. (514) 712-1099

M. (514) 966-6635

Mon - Wed   10:00 - 18:00

Thu - Fri        10:00 - 19:30

Saturday        9:30 - 18:00

Sunday         Open only by appointment

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Portable piano perfection – whatever the venue or occasion.

Featuring the class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and superior Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology with the latest Shigeru Kawai piano samples, the impressive ES8 delivers the concert grand playing experience in a stylish, portable package – any time, anywhere.

Main Features 
  • 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 Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre

  • Optional Soft Road Case with Wheels 



88 Weighted Keys with Ivory Touch Key Surfaces


Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off

Sound Source

Harmonic Imaging XL™ (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling

Internal Sounds34 Voices


256 Notes

Keyboard Modes

Dual, Split, Four Hands (Volume / Balance Adjustable)

Internal Recorder10 Song / 2-Track Recorder, Approximately 90,000 notes memory


Digital Audio, USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST


16 x 2 characters LCD

Speaker System

(8 x 12 cm) x 2, 15 Watts x 2


54" (W) x 14 ½" (D) x 6" (H)


49 lbs.


Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral

Parameters — Reverb Depth, Reverb Time

EffectsStereo 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.

Amp Simulator
(MAIN Zone Only)S.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet
Parameters — Drive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High

Virtual Technician 

Touch Curve — Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User 1, User 2
Voicing — Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User 1 - 4
Resonance,Noise & Effects:String Resonance, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Fall-back Noise, Key-off Effect, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth
Temperament & Tuning — Equal (Piano), Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, 
User Temerament, Key of Temperament
Other — Stretch Tuning, Stretch Curve / User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch

USB Functions 

Playback— MP3, WAV, SMF
Record —MP3, WAV  
Other — Over Dubbing, Convert Song to Audio, Load Internal Song, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Load Registration, Save Registration, 
Rename File, Delete File, Format USB



Beat — 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)


Rhythm Section

Styles—100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Settings — 100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences

Demo SongsMain demo song, Rhythm Section demo song, 25 sound demo songs

Other Functions

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



MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device, LINE IN STEREO, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), DAMPER (for F-10H), DAMPER/SOFT (for F-20),



(for F-301), Headphones x 2

Included Acc. Music Rack, F-10H Damper Pedal, Power Cable, Owner's Manual

Options ES Bag (soft case w/casters), F-20 Damper / Soft Pedal, HM-4 Designer Stand with F301 Triple Pedal (sold separately)

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