Kawai MP9000 Stage Piano
Keyboard : 88 Wooden Keys, Kawai Enhanced AWA Grand Action, Velocity Sensing and calibration.
Internal Sounds : Concert Grand Piano, Studio Grand Piano, Mellow Grand Piano, Modern Grand Piano, Rock Piano, Electric Piano 1 (Tine), Electric Piano 2 (FM Type), Electric Piano 3 (Reed), Organ 1 (Rock), Organ 2 (Church), Clavi, Vibes, Strings, Choir, Bass 1 (Wood), Bass 2 (Electric)
Dimensions : 57″ x 17 1/2″ x 7 3/4″
Weight : 73 lbs.
Accessory : F-2 Damper/Soft Pedal
Purchased : Pianos Plus, Dublin (€3,000)
The Kawai MP9000 Stage Piano
The Kawai MP9000 is quite a good stage piano and I have used it since 2002. If I had my time again I might have made a different choice, at the time, the quality of the piano sounds clinched the deal for me. The piano sounds were good for the era when I purchased, but recently I feel the sound is not as authentic as I would like. The Roland digital pianos (the weighted key , dedicated piano models) have a far superior sound, yet the Roland synths not so much. That being said the responsiveness of touch is very good due to there being hammer actions in the piano. One downside is that the piano is extremely heavy and if I am doing a gig somewhere it is quite the struggle to get it into the car, at 73lbs or 33kg the KawaiMP9000 is a beast. It has served me well and I’m sure will continue to.
Recently I have been looking at the Korg Kronos 73 key model and I may be making a purchase very soon.
Take a look at the Korg Kronos…