Hammond XK-5 Single Manual Portable Organ

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Hammond XK-5 Single Manual Portable Organ

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Our Price: $3,900.00

List Price: $4,295.00

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Hammond XK-5 Single Manual Portable Organ

  • “1950’s” Vintage Technology in 21st Century Terms
  • Patented MULTIPLE Key contacts give Original HAMMOND Feel
  • Redesigned “Engine” with 108 discretely voiceable Tone wheels
  • 4 sets of Drawbars/Brand New Digital Leslie
  • Expandable all the way to the B-3-Styled “A-3 Heritage System”


Hybrid Multiple Key-Contact System: On classic Hammonds (and in our current, full-sized New B-3 Mk. II family), pressing a key sequentially closes nine mechanical contacts: one for each drawbar. In normal play, your ears hear these multiple harmonics as one note. Depress a key slowly, however, and you hear the harmonics come in at slightly different times. Normal playing created a subtle “slop” between otherwise crisp attacks, and the more drawbars pulled, the more “chewy” and soulful character it imparted to the sound. Some called it “bounce”, and it was also indelicately referred to as “spit”. Many beloved Hammond keyboard “tricks” were born of this unintended imperfection.

These unique responses can’t be accomplished with MIDI single note-on keying, the system used in the majority of today’s keyboards.The XK-5 uses three mechanical contacts at different points in the keys’ travel. Each of these, in turn, triggers three virtual contacts, providing a discrete “note on” connection for every drawbar pitch in the same manner as the original nine-contact electro-mechanical Hammond organ. The result is a fingers-to-music connection perfectly duplicating the response of a Vintage “B” while saving on weight and cost. Plus, the time-spread between these “note-ons” is programmable, as is the order in which the harmonics speak, allowing for totally unique variations in touch and response. As all the contacts receive and transmit MIDI data, every nuance of your performance can be captured into a DAW.

Completely Redesigned Key-bed: The XK-5’s keyboard action is built in-house, not sourced from a third-party manufacturer. It was designed to duplicate the heft, bounce, and key dip of a “new old stock” and well-maintained B-3: No springy synth keys allowed! Master Hammond players who tested early prototypes confirmed that nothing comes closer to the feel and response they expect from a Vintage Hammond. Of course, it has the “waterfall” key fronts critical to Hammond playing techniques such as palm slides and glissandos. Play the XK-5 alongside any other modern organ and we’re convinced you’ll find the difference stunning. Play the Xk-5 alongside a vintage Hammond and we’re convinced you’ll find the similarity stunning.

All-New Sound Engine: The XK-5 employs new proprietary technology digitally recreating Hammond’s storied tone wheel generator with unprecedented accuracy and flexibility. Tone wheels were spinning discs on shafts, each with its own pickup pointing at the edge. The pattern of “teeth” cut into the edge of the wheel determined the pitch. Modeling and sampling are combined in an exclusive process to capture the frequencies of all 91 tone wheels found in the original organs, along with other important sonic details such as key click, Touch-Response Percussion, vibrato-chorus, and more.


We didn’t stop there. Just a few of the XK-5’s more than 50 innovations and features include:

  • Four full sets of Harmonic Drawbars plus pedal drawbars, just like on original Hammond console organs including the B-3
  • 12 additional virtual tone wheels are devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones (i.e. more than just 16′ and 8′ sine waves), as found on Hammonds beginning in 1945.
  • Custom tone wheel profiles available via download.
  • Our best-ever Digital Leslie. Anything else is just a “rotary simulator.”
  • Continuously variable Digital Leslie speed if desired.
  • Dedicated octave shift / transpose buttons.
  • Improved DSP-based overdrive complemented by vacuum tube preamp.
  • Improved vibrato-chorus.
  • Dedicated on/off buttons and amount knobs for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-FX.
  • Lower B drawbars can alternately control 9 MIDI CC messages for external gear.
  • Left and right ¼” outs can be used at the same time as Leslie output, for running the XK-5 through a real Leslie in parallel to stationary speakers, a subwoofer, or house P.A.
  • More key-triggering modes for pedal-to-lower coupler (Manual Bass function).
  • Firmware updatable via USB flash drive or directly from computer.
  • Crisp new OLED display is more readable under different lighting conditions.


If you have any questions, give us a call, chat or stop by to check out and save on a Hammond XK-5 today.

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Tech Specs

  • GTIN: 4939334658921
  • Model: 002‑XK‑5
  • Split:
  • SPLIT panel control
  • Assignable split point
  • Tone Generator:
  • MTW™ (Modeled Tone Wheels)
  • 61-note polyphony for Manuals
  • 5-note polyphony for Pedals
  • Virtual Multi-Contacts:
  • Custom Contacts (3 Factory, 3 User)
  • 3 Physical Contacts, 9 Assignable Virtual Contacts
  • Adjustable Attack, Release, Decay
  • Harmonic Drawbars:
  • 5 sets (4 Manuals, 1 Pedal)
  • Upper 2 X 9 pitches
  • Lower 2 X 9 pitches
  • Pedal 2 pitches
  • Drawbar Voicing:
  • 4 choices for Manuals (A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow)
  • 4 choices for Pedals (Normal, Muted, Synth 1 & 2)
  • Custom Tone Wheel (CTW™):
  • 3 Factory, 3 User for A-100, B-3, C-3 & Mellow Drawbar Voicings
  • CTW’s identified by model and serial number
  • Adjustable parameters for each tone wheel
  • 12 complex tone wheels for bottom 12 pedal tones.
  • Touch-Response Percussion:
  • Percussion On, Normal/Soft Volume,
  • Slow/Fast Decay, 2nd & 3rd Harmonic
  • Adjustable Normal/Soft Volume settings,
  • Slow/Fast Decay rates, Velocity, Key Tracking,
  • 1’ Drawbar Cancel ON/OFF
  • Vibrato & Chorus:
  • Virtual Scanner™ (3 settings)
  • Adjustable rate, Vibrato/Chorus Mix
  • Vibrato on Pedal ON/OFF
  • Overdrive:
  • Tube/Solid State
  • Adjustable drive level
  • Preset Keys:
  • 9 Presets plus Cancel each Manual
  • 2 Adjust Presets each Manual
  • 9 programmable Preset Banks
  • Patches:
  • 100 User, 100 Factory Patches
  • Assignable to Preset Keys as Favorites
  • Assignable Patch Load: Drawbar registrations, Drawbar parameters, Internal & External Zones, Multi-Effects, Reverb.
  • Tube Preamp:
  • 12AU7/12AX7 Tubes
  • Adjustable Routing & Drive Level
  • MT™ Matching Transformer: Adjustable drive level, Hysteresis, upper/lower/percussion levels
  • Multi-Effects:
  • Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay. Adjustable parameters for each effect.
  • Master Equalizer:
  • Bass/Mid/Treble panel controls
  • Adjustable gain & center frequency
  • Programmable Equalizer:
  • Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Adjustable center frequency
  • Hammond Preamp Tone Control
  • Leslie:
  • STOP, FAST, BYPASS panel controls.
  • Custom Cabinets (8 Preset, 8 User)
  • Adjustable Slow & Fast Speeds, Rise & Fall Times, Horn/Drum/Subwoofer Volume Balance, Microphone Settings.
  • Reverb:
  • ON/OFF panel control
  • 11 programs
  • Leslie On Reverb ON/OFF
  • MIDI:
  • 5 MIDI Templates
  • 3 Keyboard Channels (Upper, Lower, Pedals)
  • 6 External Zones (3 Upper, 2 Lower, 1 Pedals)
  • Assignable MIDI channels, key range, Program Change, Pan, Velocity Curve, Min/Max Volume
  • IN 1, IN 2, OUT Connections
  • Display:
  • OLED, 20 character, 2 line
  • 7 Control Buttons & VALUE Rotary Knob
  • USB:
  • “A” port (“To USB Flash Drive”)
  • “B” port (“To Host”)
  • Tune/Transpose:
  • Transpose +- 6 semitones
  • Fine Tune +- 10 cents
  • Octave Up/Down +- 2 octaves
  • H-BUS® Connector: To Pedals/Expression Pedal
  • Audio Connections
  • Headphone Jack
  • 11-pin Leslie® Connector
  • Other Connections:
  • 8-pin DIN (EXP-100F Expression Pedal)
  • AC Input
  • Dimensions
  • 46.8” (W) 15.8” (D) 4.7” (H)
  • Weight 34.6 lbs.
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