Digital Piano Review – Casio Releases 4 New Privia Models
In the summer of 2012, Casio introduced 4 new digital piano models to its most popular Privia line. These Privia models are: the PX-150, PX-350, PX-750, and PX-850 – all of which were introduced as 2013 models. By releasing 4 new models at one time, Casio has definitely taken a huge step in the digital piano industry. It continues to “offer an enhanced keyboard and a new powerful sound engine that provides a superior grand piano experience with exquisite detail in the lightweight and stylish design that Privia is known for.”
Casio is known for continuously improving their digital pianos using advanced technology, improved quality, and affordable prices. The VP of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division, Stephen Schmidt announced “we are proud to launch the next generation of Privia digital pianos, which appeal to musicians for their portability, yet authentic piano type feel. This allows musicians to be highly productive when not in a studio — The new Privia digital pianos deliver exceptional sound quality and are equipped with an abundance of new features, offering an enhanced performance.”
As an improvement and upgrade from previous Privia models, these 4 new models provide more for the price you pay. Whether it’s the authentic grand-piano like sound and feel quality, the improved looks, or the latest technology, Casio has truly outdone itself again.
All 4 models come with a redesigned 88 key tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard that has ebony and ivory textured keys. Every nuance and detail is captured using the tri-sensors, providing better accuracy, response, and speed. This results in the feel and sound of an acoustic piano while getting the benefits of a digital piano. Additionally, the instruments have multiple instrument sounds, as well as built-in speakers.
Advanced from its previous AiF sound technology, Casio has used its latest Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AiR) sound source for added realism to sound. The AiR sound source “provides sensational dynamics, damper resonance and even compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges” and uses over 3 times the memory compared to the previous AiF technology. And like the previous models, the new models offer MIDI/USB connectivity. This makes it easier to connect directly to a Mac or a PC.