Advantages Excellent Sound Reproduction, Fully Weigthed Keys, Ability to edit effects and tones
Disadvantages Limited to 7 Genres of Tone, Needs a good stand, Not very portable
I purchased the Kawai MP9000 in Dublin about 2 years ago for €2,300 (about £1,550 STG ) and I am very happy with my choice. I have issues with it and I will discuss them later.
Keyboard: 88 Wooden and Weighted Keys with the Kawai Enhanced AWA Grand Action. This action is Touch Sensitive.Polyphony: 64 Notes (How many keys can be played at once)
Sound Generation: Harmonic Imaging™ TechnologyInternal Sounds: Concert Grand, Studio Grand, Mellow Grand, Modern Grand, Rock Piano, Electric Piano 1 (JV Tines), Electric Piano 2 (Rhodes), Electric Piano 3 (Reed Type), Organ 1 (60's), Organ 2 (Soft Church), Clavichord, Vibraphone, Strings, Choir, Bass 1 (Wood), Bass 2 (Electric)
Reverb : Plate, Hall 1, Hall 2, Stage 1, Stage 2, Room 1, Room 2Effects : Sympathetic Resonance, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Chorus 3, Flanger
Display: 16 Character X 2 Line; Backlit LCD (Light can be adjusted)Front Panel Controls: Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel, Master Volume, Zone Volume (x4), Zone Edit Select (x4), Zone On/Off (x4), Real Time Edit Knobs (x4), Knob Mode Switch (x4), EFX On/Off, Reverb On/Off, Menu Up, Menu Down (Link Mode), Value Up, Value Down, Sound Mode, Set Up Mode (System Edit), Sound/Set Up Select (8x2), Store, Transpose, Split
Weight: 73 lbs. (shipping weight: 106 lbs.)Provided Accessories: F-2 Damper/Soft Pedal, Metal StandSo, down to the review. It is a great piano when it comes to sound reproduction and output. I use a bass amp for output ( There is no speaker on this machine, so you will need an Amplifier ! ). If you mainly use piano sounds this is ideal. I have tried many other digital pianos out there and this piano gives excellent piano reproduction only rivalled by the expensive Roland models.
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