Simplicity equals power. Don't believe us? Just take a look at the Kurzweil SP2XS Stage Piano. It's sleek, uncluttered exterior belies a sophisticated performance machine--a capable and reliable road companion that will help you dominate any stage with an amazing array of top-notch sounds. Best of all, the SP2XS was designed to offer all this to any keyboardist, regardless of their familiarity with electronic instruments or synthesizer theory. You barely have to crack open the user manual to rock a performance with the Kurzweil SP2XS, and with the added convenience of built-in speakers and a custom stand, you can turn just about any location into a performance venue.
An Amazing Performance
Perhaps the best feature on the SP2XS is what it doesn't have: too many buttons. The spartan control layout on the SP2XS was designed to stay out of your way. And yet, the smart design still affords all the access to patch parameters you'd need during performance. The eight by eight bank select layout makes auditioning sounds as easy as choosing a type, then a specific patch. Save your favorites to one of sixteen quick access locations and you're never more than a single button-press away from a huge pallet of sonic flavors. Each patch can be tweaked via the four real-time control knobs; paired with a three-way mode selector switch, that's twelve instantly editable parameters on each patch, with no confusing menu system to navigate. Likewise, dedicated buttons add effects like reverb, echo, and chorus, and can access advanced features like split keyboard layouts and ready to rock rhythm tracks. For expandable performance ability, the Kurzweil SP2XS features two external controller inputs--one for a sustain pedal and one for a continuous controller.
Of course, the auxiliary controls are not the focus of this impressive instrument. What you'll really fall in love with are the 88 fully weighted, hammer-action piano keys. Full-sized, and waterfall-profiled, the SP2XS's keys have the same satisfying resistance and return action of a fine acoustic piano. The resistance is perfectly suited to extreme dynamics, especially subtle pianissimo playing
, while the quick return action makes fast arpeggios and same-note stabs a breeze. In short, the SP2XS lets you perform to the fullest of your abilities.
They're everything you'd expect from Kurzweil, and more. The SP2XS's specialty is acoustic piano sounds, and Kurzweil's famed Triple Strike Grand Piano sample set is the basis for a number of piano variations. The Triple Strike sound is comprised of thousands of painstakingly recorded and engineered stereo samples over an amazing dynamic range. Remember those keys we mentioned? Dynamic key-action is only as good as the sounds it triggers, and in the case of the SP2XS, you get just about the same sonic expressiveness as you would with an acoustic piano. Piano sounds are just the beginning, however. The SP2XS houses a full complement of gig-ready patches, from electric pianos to jazz organs to string patches. There's even a totally playable drum and percussion set on board. Add to that a dual 24-bit effect processing architecture, and you get B-3 sounds with legit rotating speaker sounds, Rhodes emulations with real, gritty overdrive, and pipe organs with stereo reverbs that turn any venue into a cathedral.
The Second "S" Stands For Speakers
Kurzweil knows what their keyboards are supposed to sound like, and the SP2XS's built-in amplification system brings every beautiful sound to life with every nuance intact. The full-range, 3 x 5-inch drivers are specially tuned to the keyboard's chassis for minimal physical distortion or other acoustic issues. The 20-watt internal amplifier is perfectly matched to the speaker complement, providing maximum driver efficiency and lots of headroom--not to mention plenty of volume for small to medium-sized rooms. If you need more volume, just use the SP2XS's built in line-outs (and if you need less, there's always that headphone jack!).
USB For Great Studio Performances
Don't just relegate your SP2XS to live performance. With the addition of a USB jack, you can bring that same musical expressivity to the soft synths and virtual instruments stored on your computer. One of the hardest parts of recording is capturing the excitement of a live performance, but the Kurzweil SP2XS makes capturing the magic that much easier.
When you get behind a Kurzweil SP2XS, there's nothing keeping you from great performances, and that includes the price--especially when you get the SP2XS at an unbeatable deal from zZounds.
Power Cable (Included)
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Keyboard: 88 weighted hammer action keys with adjustable velocity sensitivity
Polyphony: 64 voices, dynamically allocated
Multitimbral: 16 parts (1 per MIDI channel)
Synthesis Method: Kurzweil Synth Engine
- 58 reverbs
- 6 delays
- 10 choruses
- 6 flangers
- 3 phasors
- 4 shapers
- 2 enhancers
- 8 filtered effects
- 4 distortions
- 1 mono>stereo
- 3 wide stereo
- 4 compressors
- 2 panners
- 7 rotary/stereo tremolo
- 44 combination effects chains utilizing Kurzweil's Laserverb
- 1 x master volume slider
- 4 x rotary encoders
- 33 x buttons
- 2 unbalanced RCA female connectors
Speakers: Yes, integrated
Power Supply: Power Cable (Included)
The SP2XS from Kurzweil delivers that legendary sound, with all of its detail and refinement, in a digital stage piano with integrated speakers. The primary sound of the SP2XS is the Triple Strike Grand Piano, which offers an incredibly high degree of realism and detail. Other great voices include electric pianos, strings, mallet instruments, vocals, and more. Both professional and easy to use, the SP2XS sounds can be navigated between with the push of a button.
Featuring 88 full-sized keys with weighted hammer action and adjustable velocity sensitivity, the SP2XS feels and plays like an acoustic piano. A USB connection makes the SP2XS an excellent MIDI controller, while its built-in speakers make it equally as ideal for standalone use as a home, rehearsal, or performance piano. Giving you excellent Kurzweil sound, the SP2XS is a professional and affordable stage piano!
- 88-key, fully weighted hammer action stage piano with velocity sensitive adjustable keys
- Impeccable Triple Strike Grand Piano samples
- Sixteen part multi-timbral with 64 voice polyphony
- 64 factory presets with 64 pre-programmed drum grooves
- 16 user MIDI setup locations with four programmable zones for splits and layers
- 64 presets available via 2 independent effects blocks
- Built-in metronome and speakers
- Front panel headphone output
- MIDI in, out and thru
- Includes USB port for sending and receiving MIDI data and performing OS updates