Kurzweil Forte 8 review: specs & price

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Stagepiano with 88 keys

The Kurzweil Forte 8 is a Stagepiano with 88 keys with a Weighted keyboard with hammer mechanics, Velocity sensitive, Aftertouch, 128 Voice polyphony,...

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Name Korg SP-280 WH Thon Case SetYamaha CP1Yamaha P-45 B Skoove BundleKorg SP-280 BK Thon Case SetDexibell Vivo Stage S-3 ProDexibell Vivo Stage S-1Kawai ES-8 B Skoove BundleKurzweil Forte SEKurzweil ArtisYamaha P-121 WH
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Description Korg SP-280 WHStage PianoYamaha P-45 BKorg SP-280 BKStage PianoStage PianoKawai ES-8 BStage PianoStage PianoStage Piano
3 Levels availableLight, normal, heavy--Light, normal, heavy------
Effects--
ConnectorsStereo line out L/R, line in, MIDI in/out, 2 headphone outputs, pedal connector--Stereo line out L/R, line in, MIDI in/out, 2 headphone outputs, pedal connector----2x 6.3 mm jack line-out balanced, stereo headphone output, stereo line-input 3.5 mm mini-jack, USB, 2x switch-pedals, 1x expression-pedal, MIDI I/O-
IncludesMains adaptor, sheet music stand, piano stand and sustain pedal--Mains adaptor, sheet music stand, piano stand and sustain pedal------
Dimensions1361 × 406 × 785 mm (W x D x H) including stand and sheet music stand1385 x 173 x 420 mm-1361 × 406 × 785 mm (W x D x H) including stand and sheet music stand-----1114 x 295 x 166 mm
Weight19 kg27.2 kg11.5 kg19 kg11.8 kg8.5 kg22.5 kg18.5 kg21 kg10 kg
ColourWhite-BlackBlack--Black--White
Number Of Keys88888888736888888873
Hammer Action Keys
Number of simultaneous Voices12012864120320-256128128192
Number Of Sounds3017103079813425625624
Speaker
Headphone Outputs2112222112
Sequencer-
Metronome-
Master keyboard function-
Pitch Bend-
Modulation Wheel-
Split Zones0400440841
Layer Function-
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out, 1x ThruUSB1x In, 1x Out-1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru1x In, 1x OutUSB
Polyphony-128Max. 64 voices-------
Connections-Symmetrical and asymmetrical, headphones, connections for Foot Switch (SUSTAIN, sostenuto, soft, ASSIGNABLE) and foot controller, MIDI IN / OUT / Thru, USB;.. to Host and To Device--Stereo outputs-----
Dimensions (W x D x H)----1077 x 370 x 136 mm1090 x 242 x 94 mm1362 x 361 x 149 mm124.2 x 38.6 x 13.2 cm1385 x 395 x 140 mm-
Controller-------9 slider with 9 buttons9 Sliders with 9 buttons-

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Description

The Kurzweil Forte 8 is a Stagepiano with 88 keys with a Weighted keyboard with hammer mechanics, Velocity sensitive, Aftertouch, 128 Voice polyphony, 16-Part multi tembral, 16GB Flash Play, 3.3 GB of memory for user samples, Split/layer-function with up to 16 zones, 322 Factory-presets including selected sounds of the PC3 and the KORE 64 extension, 186 Multi-Presets, 3072 User presets, 3-Band EQ, Master compressor, 32 Effects like reverb, delay, chorus, Pitch and modulation wheel, 9 Faders, Switch for variation, tap tempo and transpose, 9 Assignable switches, Internal power adapter & Including sustain-pedal and USB cable. The retail price is 2047.27 £.

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)1385 x 140 x 395 mm
Weight22.5 kg
Number Of Keys88
Hammer Action KeysYes
Number of simultaneous Voices128
Number Of Sounds309
EffectsYes
SpeakerNo
Headphone Outputs1
SequencerYes
MetronomeNo
Master keyboard functionYes
Pitch BendYes
Modulation WheelYes
Split Zones4
Layer FunctionYes
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru

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