Wouldn't it be nice to turn up at your next gig, recital or private lesson with a full-sized Grand Piano? It sure would sound and look pretty fantastic, only thing is--and I'm sure this has crossed your mind already--they're rather large and heavy! Cumbersome, you might even say! Still, if only there was a way to bring that huge, reverberant sound with you wherever your playing took you. . . oh, wait, there is! It's the Casio PX120 Privia! This amazing piano accurately recreates the massive sound and, with its 88 full-sized and weighted keys, the real feel of an acoustic grand, but its slim design and light weight make it the perfect portable piano solution! Whether you're a gigging musician, piano teacher or student, the PX120 Privia lets you experience the thrill of playing a real grand piano!
While there are plenty of compact digital keyboards out there, the PX120 was designed to do one thing, and to do it better than any other keyboard in its price range: recreate the sophisticated and breathtaking sound of a grand piano down to the tiniest nuance. The Privia accomplishes this amazing feat by employing three, distinct techniques:
1) 128 Note Polyphony
Polyphony determines how many notes your digital instrument can produce at one time. When you play a digital piano with limited polyphonic ability, you'll see why high polyphony matters: play more notes than the keyboard's processors can handle and some notes will be cut off or not sound at all. To avoid this problem, the Casio PX120 is capable of 128 note polyphony. In other words, the Privia can produce more notes than there are keys on its keyboard, so inadvertently cut-off and muted sounds will never be a problem. A real acoustic piano doesn't have polyphonic limitations, and neither does the PX120.
2) Tri-element AIF* Sound Source
This is actually two features in one. "Tri-Element" refers to the Privia's stereo piano sampling technique. Three different samples were taken for each note on the piano, so that the tone of the piano changes as you strike the velocity-sensitive keys harder or softer. "AIF" stands for Acoustic & Intelligent Filtering, a sophisticated programming algorithm that recreates the reverberations of a grand piano's resonating chamber. The massive size of a grand piano is what gives the instrument its uniquely impressive tone, and the AIF captures every nuance of a sonic impulse being magnified and sounded by a perfectly tuned acoustic chamber. These processes combine to make the Casio PX120 as responsive an instrument as any real piano, reacting instantly to your every musical expression.
3) Acoustic Resonance System
Paired with an optional piano-style sustain pedal, the Privia's Acoustic Resonance System adds another layer of realism to the digital piano's sound. While some digital pianos have a damper sound that merely mutes the notes, the PX120 mimics what happens in a real piano, i.e., the resonant characteristics of the modeled acoustic chamber shift. It's a subtle effect, yet it contributes tremendously to the uncannily organic nature of the piano, making the Privia more satisfying to play, and listen to, than its competition.
All these sounds are recreated in full, detailed fidelity thanks to the Casio PX120's integrated, 2-way bass reflex speaker system. These powerful, yet musical speakers will have you feeling as well as hearing the impact of the lavish Privia grand piano sound.
Benefits For Teachers And Students
The PX120 sports a few nifty features that make it an excellent instrument for instruction. In particular, the "Duet Mode" is an invaluable tool: by splitting the keyboard down the middle, the PX120 Privia allows two people to play on different sides of the piano, but in the same note-range. It's like having two pianos right next to one another! The Privia also features two headphone outputs for teacher and student, and optional "lock" mode shuts off the non-key controls, protecting the piano from operator error. No student should learn without a metronome, and the PX120 has a variable tempo metronome onboard. In addition, there are 60 different songs in the integrated Music Library, as well as 20 different rhythm patterns to play along with; don't just practice playing in time, practice playing with "feel."
Optional CS65 Stand Provides Support, Good Looks
For the complete Privia package, add the handsome CS65 stand, made especially for the PX120. Not only does it look good in any setting, but the CS65 is a far more stable stand than any cross-style support you'd get from a third party manufacturer. You'll be able to figuratively bring the house down without having to worry about literally rocking your Privia off its feet.
With all these advanced features, it's easy to see how the Casio PX120 Privia would appeal to touring pianists, private instructors, piano students, church musicians or anyone else who loves the sound of the grand piano but doesn't have the spare concert hall to store it. With the Privia's amazing sound and incredible feel, weight and back pain are all you'll be giving up.
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The Casio PX120 offers authentic piano playability in a compact, lightweight and slim design that can fit in just about anywhere. The stereo sampled Tri-element AIF Sound Source delivers outstanding piano sound and expression. The acoustic resonance system reproduces the resonant effect of a grand piano damper pedal for more realistic piano performances. The PX120 with powerful features is perfect for beginners and professionals alike.
Grand Piano Sound Quality and Playability
128-note maximum polyphony. New sound source for acoustic piano sound and expression. Stereo-sampled Tri-element AIF* Sound Source.
A new AIF Sound Source delivers all the sound quality and playability of a fine grand piano. High-precision stereo sampling of a grand piano combines with an original new filter system to produce sounds that modulate naturally from the moment a key is pressed until the note decays.
A Tri-element system uses three different waveforms of each note, which makes it possible to produce realistic sounds in response to different key pressures. In addition, an original AIF Sound Source system communicates each delicate nuance to the sound source so everything from pianissimos to fortissimos is reproduced with the same richness of expression as an acoustic grand.
The Privia is also capable of 128-note polyphony, which means that notes reverberate naturally without being cut off during high-speed passages and pieces that require intensive damper pedal operations. It also provides plenty of playability for four-hand duets as well.
* Acoustic & Intelligent Filtering System
Acoustic Resonance System
An acoustic resonance system reproduces the resonant effect of a grand piano damper pedal for more realistic piano performances
- Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
- Bass-reflex speaker system for richer sound
- Compact design for easy portability
Versatile features to support piano lessons
Right or left hand part off function for lesson play. You can turn off the left hand part or right part during playback of a Music Library tune, and play along with the remaining part.
Duet mode allows two people to play within the same range.
- Optional Lock Function
- Button settings can be locked to protect against operation error.
Two Grand Piano buttons:
The Music Library includes a choice of 60 tunes for lessons and listening enjoyment. (A score book is included*.)
* Due to copyright restrictions, some tunes are not included in the score book.
Pedal jack: damper