Enhanced Memory ME-1 for Kawai K5000

German version

Kawai K5000W

Kawai K5000W

Memory Expansion for Kawai K5000 series

This article is about the Kawai ME-1 memory expansion, which is obsolete since years. I have developed a replica for this memory expansion. This replica has been tested and released by Kawai Europe GmbH (old forum, german only rsp. new Kawai forum.

Some Information about the K5000 series:

The ME-1 Enhanced Memory ram card fits into all three versions of Kawai K5000:

- K5000S (with real time controllers)

- K5000W (workstation with sequencer)

- K5000R (rackmount version)

It is highly recommended for all owners of a K5000 synthesizer. This module is not available any more. The original price was about €153,-

The ME-1 extends the internal memory of the K5000 by two banks (E and F). Altogether about 180 user presets are available using the ME-1.

See also: www.stoffelshome.de

ME-1 Einbau


Me-1 sold out

From the www.Kawai.de homepage: ME-1 sold out. Original price was 320,- DM (= 163,61 Euro)


ME-256k-16 (ME-1 replacement)

Kawai ME-1 replica (prototype)

More information about the project

1. The early project phase

2. The development phase

3. The testing

4. My workplace

5. Additional product information

6. Update 2011


If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me via email.

Message to Lindsay M Jones:

Please contact me again. Your email address has permanent errors!