Kawai K1 (all) -1988

    Weight=14.5 Lbs./2.5 Lbs. Number mfg.= 50,000 MRP=$795/$395

User Manual: Kawai US
Reset Proceedures: N/A
Operating System code: N/A
MIDI or other control protocol: See Manual
Software related Links:
Patches or knob settings: I have a couple original banks I'll try to load sometime. Kawai US Factory Patches
Circuit Overview: below
Scematics/Service Manual:
Common Service Issues/Tips: below
Parts Sources: Keys knobs semiconductors misc
Uncommon chips/modules used:
General Info Links: Vintage Synth Explorer

Circuit Overview:
     An 8 bit ROM based sample machine with wavetable joystick control and a cool AM routing. All cheap digital design. Amazing machine for it's day in terms of features/price. Came in Rack and module/table top version as well as 61 key keyboard. The K1-II just adds fx and some kind of drum set organizer as I recall.

Service Tips:
     I haven't really seen any issues with these but from looking over one of my modules I imaging solder problems have happened. Even fixing that I still have a pop when envelopes decay all the way. My other one doesn't seem to do it. Annoying!

Most of the parts are going to be pretty hard to find I'd think on these and they're probably available too cheap to worry much about it. :-)