The K5000S is an additive synthesizer. It is similar to the K5000W, but lacks the waveform ROM and adds 16 real-time control knobs.
The K5000 series can be upgraded with the ME-1 expansion. It adds two additional banks of patches, E and F.
It is available in rackmount form as the Kawai K5000R.
Year Released: 1996
Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Polyphony: 32 notes
Multitimbral: 32 parts
User Patches: 512
Sequencer Memory: 40,000 notes
Sequencer Resolution: 96 PPQN
Screen: 240 x 64 pixel LCD
User Demo Videos
Kawai K5000S Manual
Kawai K5000 MIDI Implementation
Kawai K5000 Series Service Manual
SoundDiver Kawai K5000 OEM Version
Items for Sale on Reverb
SM Kawai K5000S / K5000W Luxury Dust Cover ($19)
Graphic Display Upgrade - KAWAI K5 / K5M / K5000 / K5000S / K5000W / K5000R ($139.61)
Kawai K5000S , ME-1 Memory Expansion board , USB thumbdrive floppy emulator , Latest OS v4.04 ($1,000)
Floppy Drive Emulator USB for Kawai K5000 K5000R K5000S incl. 2200+ Sound disk files and blank disks ($88.58)
KAWAI K-5000W - Full Set of 64 Panel Switches - NEW K5000W ($27.19)
Kawai K 5000 Sound Library, Bass, Solo & lead Pads & Comping ($86.24)
Kawai K5 version 1.3 firmware Latest OS Update Upgrade EPROM Ic Chip ($22.71)