ES8 ... Anytime, anywhere At the heart of the ES8 is its powerful tone generator with a whopping 256 notes of polyphony and improved digital to analog audio conversion. This new processor also allows for greatly enhanced and expanded reverbs and effects, including a collection of amp simulations. These amp sims are especially useful when playing the new vintage EP sounds found on the ES8, which are taken from Kawai's powerful MP series professional stage pianos.
Perhaps the two most significant upgrades to the ES8 are the RHIII graded-hammer action which provides unparalleled control and Kawai's Harmonic Imaging XL technology which blurs the line between digital and acoustic sound.