THINK very well what you WANT from a piano!
Till now, i bought a lot of keyboards of most knew company like roland, yamaha, Korg and i was always happy about range price/quality/support.
I decide to buy this piano cause i tried in the shop and i was so happy by quality of touch and sound.
sure there is the limit of 64 voice of polyphony, but this is not the most problem.
the REAL problems are 2:
1) the (so called) "designers" wich projected the DISPLAY , the BUTTONS and the IDEA of menu - they have to be lashed in pubblic plaza.
2 line of PATETIC display and NO cursors or button like "page" to navigate inside the menu, so if you want to modify layer 3, parameter 87, you have to press a button 90+90+87 times!
well, ok.. but like any other Kurzweil Keyboard, sure there is the editor (like the seller told me in the shop)..YES? NO!
2) the SP5-8 as NO EDITOR!! and this because KURZEWEIL decide to KILL this product and forget about who spend money in their piano. i am SHOCKED.
Soundtower (and indipendent company wich realize editors for Kurweil) cannot work on an editor for SP5 cause Kurweil do not release an update of the OS. COMPLIMENT!
So, if you will EVER decide to buy this, DO NOT DO.
If you want a simple piano to let play your children , there are a lot that sound the same (or better like Yamaha) for less price
If you need something more, just a little bit more, for example to create layers with piano plus strings, plus bell and need to modify the SETUP a little, you need to take HOLIDAY and work line per line for one day.
thank you KURZWEIL.