Optimising the iconic sound of the Rhodes piano, the MK8 offers considerable improvements in tone, touch, intonation and dynamics. All critical components – including tines, pickups, dampers and pedal mechanism – have been redesigned from the ground up, using only the highest quality materials and the very best in contemporary manufacturing techniques.
True analogue signal path. Volume, drive, envelope controls.
Expression pedal control of volume, mid sweep (wah), pan speed,
pan depth. Rhodes custom analogue tri-band (low/mid/high) active
equaliser (+/- 15db range). Voltage-controlled, resonant midrange filter.
Rhodes custom vari-pan with variable rate/depth. 4 wave shapes and
Rhodes custom stereo effect processor: VCA compressor, phaser, Bucket brigade chorus, delay. Expression pedal control of phaser speed, chorus speed, delay time, delay feedback.
15-Volt, 4-pin locking XLR external supply with universal voltage.
73-note (E8-E80) Rhodes custom spruce keyboard by Kluge Klaviaturen GmbH, oak and beech key frame.
Rhodes custom precision-wound alnico pickups with anti-slip adjustment for accurate voicing and flat-ended pickup heads for accurate volume adjustment.
Rhodes custom high-impact ABS hammers and combs, quad-zone hard-wearing tips, aerospace-grade damper combs, black natural wool damper felts.
Rhodes custom precision steel tines and tonebars, sustainably sourced Baltic birch tine and pickup rails.
2 x Balanced XLR outputs (L/R), 2 x 1/4” jack Outputs (L/R), 1 x 1/4” jack send (direct pickup output), 1 x 1/4” return.
1 x 1/4” headphone jack, independent volume control.
Standard: Scratch-resistant brushed-aluminium foil.
Legend: Black with silver legend or silver with black legend.
Rhodes custom twist-lock piano connector with flexi-cable. Chrome aluminium footplate. Rhodes folding protective non-slip mat.
Standard: Black/Silver anodised aluminium.
USB: Reserved for future firmware updates.
2 x assignable jack expression pedal inputs.
Rhodes custom telescopic (L/R adjustment) powder coated black steel/ mirror-chrome steel.
Rhodes custom telescopic (L/R adjustment) powder coated black steel/ mirror-chrome steel stand. Height adjustable front legs. Folds compactly for transport.
Black ABS, custom colours.
Lightweight ply case with tolex, aluminium base plate. Solid walnut option.
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