Rhodes MK8 Specifications

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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.

MODELS

MK8 S // MK8 FX

ANALOGUE PREAMP

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
audio-rate modulation.

ANALOGUE EFFECTS OPTION

Rhodes custom stereo effect processor: VCA compressor, phaser, Bucket brigade chorus, delay. Expression pedal control of phaser speed, chorus speed, delay time, delay feedback.

POWER SUPPLY

15-Volt, 4-pin locking XLR external supply with universal voltage.

KEYBOARD

73-note (E8-E80) Rhodes custom spruce keyboard by Kluge Klaviaturen GmbH, oak and beech key frame.

PICKUPS

Rhodes custom precision​-wound alnico pickups with anti-slip adjustment for accurate voicing and flat-ended pickup heads for accurate volume adjustment.

ACTION

Rhodes custom high-impact ABS hammers and combs, quad-zone hard-wearing tips, aerospace-grade damper combs, black natural wool damper felts.

TONE GENERATION

Rhodes custom precision steel tines and tonebars, sustainably sourced Baltic birch tine and pickup rails.

LEFT SIDE CONNECTION PANEL

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.

HEADPHONES

1 x 1/4” headphone jack, independent volume control.

UI PANELS

Standard: Scratch-resistant brushed-aluminium foil.

Legend: Black with silver legend or silver with black legend.

PEDAL

Rhodes custom twist-lock piano connector with flexi-cable. Chrome aluminium footplate. Rhodes folding protective non-slip mat.

FRONT PANEL AND REAR GRILLE

Standard: Black/Silver anodised aluminium.

RIGHT SIDE CONNECTION PANEL

USB: Reserved for future firmware updates.
2 x assignable jack expression pedal inputs.

STAND

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.

LID

Black ABS, custom colours.

CASE

Lightweight ply case with tolex, aluminium base plate. Solid walnut option.

Weight

75lbs/34kg

DIMENSIONS

1153 (w) x 563 (d) x 225 (h)

All images are for illustrative purposes only, specifications subject to change.