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Kurzweil SP88 Stage Piano

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Product Description

The New Lightweight Performance Pianos for the Next Century
The new SP Series Stage Pianos are the performance keyboards you've been waiting for. Well-constructed and affordable, these stage pianos have everything you need. The SP Series comes in lightweight 76- and 88-key semi-weighted action models (SP76 and SP88), plus an 88-note fully weighted action model (SP88X). The Stage Pianos have the award-winning Kurzweil sounds and transmit on 2 user-selectable, independent MIDI channels. Put your music on stage with this new model of performance piano from Kurzweil, the leader in sound technology.

32 programs and 32 factory setups are provided which offer a variety of splits and layered combinations with useful controller assignments. Grand Piano offers stretched and non-stretched tuned versions, and programs with different EQ. Dual-Hardness Tine Electric Piano offers soft and hard strike samples arranged in many program variations, FM Electric Piano is provided in a variety of programs. Programs based on the Ensemble Strings include selections with different EQs and envelope response. Tone Wheel Organ programs include organ with percussion, ballad organ, jazzy organ, and more.

The SP Series keyboards also offer many MIDI controller features. Two Ribbons (used instead of traditional wheels) provide flexible control. The Pitch ribbon has a user programmable software "spring," allowing the pitch to jump back to center or remain at the value where the finger lifts off the surface. The Mod Ribbon also has the programmable "spring," and in addition, allows for different functions (software destinations) to be programmed for the 'up' position separately from the 'down' position.

Features
88-key semi-weighted action keyboard

High-quality, award-winning built-in sounds

2 independent external MIDI zones + 1 internal MIDI zone

Transmits on 2 independent user selectable MIDI channels and receives on MIDI channel 1 only

Accepts remote setup change on any MIDI channel

Lightweight design for easy transportation

Sounds
Award-winning Grand Piano

Dual-Hardness Tine Electric Piano

FM Electric Piano

Ensemble Strings

Tone Wheel Organ

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Kurzweil products.
Keyboard: 88-note semi-weighted action

Controllers: Pitch ribbon, modulation ribbon, front panel control slider, continuous control pedal input, 1 dual footswitch input (for 2 pedals)

MIDI: Transmits on 2 channels, Receives on 1 channel. In & Out

Polyphony: 32 voice

Internal Programs: 32
1 Grand Piano 1 (Solo, beat tuned)
2 Grand Piano 2 (Ensemble tuned)
3 Stage Piano 1 (Solo, beat tuned)
4 Stage Piano 2 (Ensemble tuned)
5 Bright Piano
6 Sustain Piano
7 Piano and Strings 1
8 Piano and Strings 2
9 Tack Piano
10 Tight Electric Grand
11 Bright Electric Grand
12 Warm Electric Grand
13 Classic Electric Piano
14 Digital Electric Grand
15 Dyno Electric Piano
16 Hard Dyno Electric Piano
17 Tremolo Digital E. Piano
18 Stereo Hard E. Piano
19 Digital Electric Piano
20 Digital E. Piano & String Pad
21 Rock Organ 1
22 Rock Organ 2
23 Ballad Organ 1
24 Ballad Organ 2
25 Percussion Organ
26 Organ and Piano
27 Fast Strings 1
28 Fast Strings 2
29 Touch Strings
30 Stereo Slow Strings
31 Stereo Slow String Pad
32 Slow Digital Pad

Effects: 9 preset effects, featuring 8 different reverbs, plus chorus, with separate controllable wet/dry levels for reverb and chorus components.

Outputs: 2 Outputs (1/4 in. jack Left/Mono and Right), Stereo headphone out

MIDI Setups: 32 user programmable MIDI setups, each with 2 independent zones

Power: 12V DC external power supply

Includes a single switch pedal

Dimensions
SP88: 53.3 x 11.5 x 3.54 in. (135.3 x 29.2 x 9cm)

Weight
SP88: 30 lbs. (13.6 kg)
Kurzweil Warranty Kurzweil products are warrantied for a period of one year.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-355-8052
Customer Reviews
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"Great stage piano for less!"
Sound: Most people would probably buy a stage piano for the piano sounds, and if that's what you want, that's what you get. There's not an incredible amount of variety, but the piano sounds are fantastic and the other sounds are pretty good too. Feature: There aren't as many features as a workstation or something, but for a stage piano/midi controller, the features are very good. The ribbons are awesome as a midi controller, much more fun to use than a wheel. Ease of Use: The SP88 is very intuitive and very easy to play out of the box. The manual is well-written, so if you have any problems, you'll be able to figure them out quickly. Quality: This keyboard is extremely durable and incredibly well made. I've heard of plenty of people who have spilled liquids in their SP88s and dropped them and not had any problems. The casing is made of metal, so I think it will last a very long time. Value: This is a VERY good buy and a better board than almost anything in its price range. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to deal with customer support since I haven't had any real problems with the keyboard, but based on the strength of the manual, I'd assume that they're doing a good job helping their customers. The Wow Factor: The stylish purple casing is very attractive and sleek, though that's really about it as far as the aesthetic appeal goes. The screen isn't that incredible, but it works well, and that's the important thing. Overall: Overall, this is a fantastic light-weight stage piano and the best in its class. I plan on keeping this for a long time and don't foresee any problems with it. I would highly recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a good semi-weighted stage piano or midi controller. The durability is incredible, so if you want to travel with your keyboard, that ought to cement this keyboard as your best option. The purple casing is very cool and the piano sounds are very good. You have no reason to not buy one of these at this price, so g ahead and get one now!
Style of Music: Classical, Jazz, Prog Rock
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"I present you,one piano on stage"
Sound: Beatifully mellower than a korg´s, vivaciously brighter than a yamaha´s and just much realistic than a roland´s, the piano sound in this product is the best one I´ve herd in the digital piano world. Of couse, there are better sounds in more advanced dig.pianos but these are much more expensive, so I am writing my comparision between the products of the same level (or the product´s competence, if you like) I personally heared and played identical products of casio, yamaha, alesis, roland,gem and korg, but when I heard the kurz piano I said "this is the one, this works for me!" Is a real gig mosnter! and that explains it about all. I´ve never did a recording, thought, I imagine is at least as good as it is live. As a negative point I would say I would like if the "grand piano" were more sensitive, it has a low expressioness, the "stage piano" on the other hand is very sensitive but is not as thick as the grand piano, so some chords just dont stay sounding for much long. Other point is about the other sound but piano. The one or two ep´s and one or two rhodes are good, the rest is not very usable. And i find only one organ to be of use,but would it hurt them to make all the organs and ep´s sensitive? (some are not :( ). The strings are usable (when i say usable i mean they are not superb, or a sound revelation to the ears, but they are not lame either), and we know strings can be lame! The pads are nice too. But I personally were never insterested in many features or sounds but a good decent piano, and boy this baby has one! One piano on stage. I give a 10, because my paramethers are the products you could get by the same price and in terms of a piano sound this is the best! Feature: It comes with the pedal (among with the dc.) It so cool to have it comming with the pedal! (and its a good black thick pedal). Now besides the accesories that may include, I dont think features are the strong of any dig.piano, i mean what could you possibly expect? to sample? to sequence? to fly directly to the stage? But I do have a features critic on this product, and it is about those fancy-wannabe ribbons. They seem just a waiste of about 10 cm of the width! well saying this may be a little too much since they do work on midi controlling, but it wouldnt hurt them too much either if they would aloud all of the organs and (why not) the eps to be affected by the ribbons! or to make one of the ribbons change the tune! like any regular ribbon. Ease of Use: Really simple and graphic interface when passing to one sound to another, sence each couple of sound has his own button (couple because they come two sounds per button, just press again and get the other spund). General basic settings, such as transposing,changing the tune or the sensitivity or adding much or less level of reverb is not very complicated. -Now I really want to add this obvservation, i didnt know if it belongs here or in "features", I think here is ok. I read somewhere the word "lightweight" as one of this piano´s good things. L I E !!! BIG FAT LIE! This got to be THE most heavy dig.piano of all! The manual says 30 lbs, I dont know were they come up with that number because this baby weights at lest the double!- Quality: Sturdy as a tank. And I like to add I really like the feel of the keys, it is a very little bit light compared to a pianos´feel but its very well made,the lower section is heavier than the upper, nice detail! Value: I believe its a good inversion for the quality, but for my personal economy it was not cheap at all! Manufacturer Support: I never needed support. Only once I asked about the ribbons by email because I thought they dindt work and they answered me just hours later. The Wow Factor: Big, heavy sturdy and black. Its investor on a stage, good presence. Overall: Weak points of this piano are the weight (little too heavy!) the unpractical ribbons, the grand piano that´s not very sensitive and the ep´s and organs that are almost lame and not usable. But it is light enough to carry (for a couple of minutes,lol) and there are some others patches that sound good, especially the strings and pads. Again the strong of this product are the piano sounds, which are lovely! Obviously no one (should) expect to get a real piano sound from any digital product, but this is more than close enough! The "stage piano" is my favourite, I would like to be as thick as the "grand piano" but the diference is bearly considerable. I wolus like it too if the decay were more slow, if the sound kept sounding a bit longer, especially in piano or pianissimo play, that CAN be accomplished with the "warm piano" but since its some kind of mix of a piano with some ep it doesnt have the clarity of a piano patch, but it sounds great anyway. In overall, the great piano sound overcomes any flaw on this product, since its the main feature and it is the best among his competitors.
Style of Music: Jazz, tango, latin,clasique,ethnic.
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