XK-5 61 note keyboard
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I was fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the Hammond EU XK-5 pre launch seminar in Holland.
I am sure you have read lots about this HAMMOND Organ model already on various web sites so I am not going to go into a technical review here, just a first impressions hands on reaction.
The XK-5 is just ridiculously good. Its a HAMMOND - Feels like, Sounds like, has all the tactility, articulation, player feedback and warmth of HAMMOND Organ.
Game changers here are the new multi contact key system - transformer matching modelling, Leslie speaker simulator, all new sound engine.
I will go into much more detail of the XK-5’s customisable features at a later date. For now all you need to know is that when you sit down and touch it for the first time you will be shocked !! .. it has the immediate ‘bite’ you would expect… triggering varied note pressure depressions gives you that all important tonal and colour control you expect and need .. the new Leslie simulator and dual valve pre amp with various routing options are noting short of amazing.
No point in comparing this with any other model old or new because the bottom line is … and I say it again .. THIS IS A HAMMOND ORGAN … JOB DONE.
It will be available in single keyboard format or with the lower manual XLK kit with various bass and swell pedal options. The good news for existing XK-3 system owners is the their existing XLK lower manual will work with the XK-5
Watch this space for details of the official UK launch shows coming soon. Malc Deakin
XLK-5 Lower manual controller
Virtual multi contact lower manual upgrade for XK-5 only
Stand for XK-5 system
Stand for XK-5 system
Dedicated 25 note MIDI pedal board for XK-5 system.
Pictured with optional swell pedal not included
XPK-100, XPK-200, XPK-220L MIDI bass pedals are also compatible with the XK-5 and XK-5 system
Dedicated Expression Pedal for XK-5 system
Dedicated Expression Pedal Kit for XK-5 system
Matching Bench as pictured with the complete XK-5 system
This price and item is for the bench Only
matching wooden music stand.
Music Rest for XK-5
This picture is not the actual item but very similar in design