Casio Brings Home Grand Piano Sound and Feel for a Great Price!The Casio PX-160 Privia Digital Piano was designed to recreate the full, sophisticated sound of a grand piano in a lightweight digital package. With 88 full-sized and weighted keys, the PX-160 offers a natural, responsive feel that classical pianists will love. If your priority is a fantastic grand piano sound for a competitive price, you've found your next instrument. And with a redesigned speaker system, improved string and electric piano tones, and added output options, this is the perfect digital piano for players of all levels.
Grand Piano Sounds in Under 25 PoundsFrom rich stereo grand piano to organs, electric pianos, strings and bass, the PX-160 has 18 built-in tones that are reproduced in full, detailed fidelity thanks to the built-in twin 8-watt speakers. When you sit at the keyboard, you'll hear high notes from the right of center and bass notes from the left, just as you would on an acoustic piano. Plug in an optional piano-style sustain pedal, and the PX-160 simulates the sound of open strings when the dampers are raised, adding a layer of dynamics and exceptional detail for a powerful performance. While some digital pianos have a damper function that merely mutes the notes, the Damper Resonance Simulator mimics what happens in a real piano: a shift in the a resonant characteristics of the modeled acoustic chamber. It's a subtle effect, yet it contributes tremendously to the keyboard's organic sound.
Realistic Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer-Action KeyboardFor authentic performances, the way an instrument feels is every bit as important as how it sounds. A grand piano's mechanics consist of a complex system of levers, joints, hammers, and strings. The PX-160's keys recreate an acoustic piano's natural playing resistance, so it feels like you're playing the real deal. "Scaled" means that this resistance gets heavier as you move towards the bass end of the keyboard -- just like on a real piano, where hammers hitting heavier-gauge strings result in heavier-feeling keys.
128-Note Polyphony: Hear Every NotePolyphony determines how many notes your digital instrument can produce at one time. A real acoustic piano has no polyphonic limitations. When you play a digital piano with limited polyphonic ability, you'll see why high polyphony matters: if you play more notes than the keyboard's processors can handle, some notes will be cut off. To avoid this problem, the PX-160 is capable of 128-note polyphony. In other words, it can produce more notes than there are keys on its keyboard -- so cut-off and muted sounds will never be a problem, even when playing along with yourself on the on-board 2-track recorder.
Smoother Look, Richer Sound The chassis of the PX-160 has been elegantly redesigned, but this time beauty isn't just skin deep. Thanks to the redesign the PX-160 can now accommodate the redesigned speaker system, which is ported in both the front and the back to allow optimal air flow from the speakers in different setup positions. This means that in a classroom setting where the instructor is in front of and facing the audience, the students can hear the sound of the keyboard emanating from the back of the unit as well as the instructor can hear it in the front.
The Privia Digital Piano as a Learning ToolThe PX-160 sports a few instructional tools that make this keyboard a good choice for students or piano instructors. In particular, the "Duet Mode" is an invaluable tool for students and teachers. By splitting the keyboard down the middle into two parallel halves, the PX-160 allows two people to play on opposite sides of the piano in the same note range. It's like having two pianos right next to each other. No duet partner? There's on board two-track sequencer, so you can record and play along with yourself -- plus a Lesson function that lets you mute each hand's part.
No student should be without a metronome, so there's one included onboard the PX-160. You can dial in the tempo of any piece of music you want to play, and solidify your sense of time as you practice. Learn to play along with the built-in library of 60 classical and popular songs, or when the lesson is over, just kick back and enjoy some classy background music.
Features:- Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer-action keyboard
- Keys with an ebony and ivory feel
- Realistic piano sounds from AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator)
- 18 built-in piano tones
- 128 note polyphony
- 4 reverb and 4 chorus settings
- 60 songs you can listen to or play along with
- 2-track sequencer
- Dual headphone jacks
- Duet Mode -- split the keyboard into two parallel halves
- USB MIDI interface
- Lightweight, easy for gigging pianists to carry
When performing at concerts or recitals, pianists must often rely on whichever instrument the venue provides -- no matter what shape it's in. You can't play at your best when the piano you're playing is old, badly maintained, or out of tune. Because of its lightweight design, you can carry the PX-160 to your gigs -- so you can be confident that your performance will sound well. And with Casio's proprietary AiR sound source at the heart of the PX-160, this digital piano is an incredible value that's worthy of the Privia name.
Power Supply: AD-A12150 AC-adapter (Included)
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Number of keys and sensors; 88 keys / 3 sensors per key- Hammer Action:
- Scaled Hammer Action
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II- Key surface finish:
- White Keys: ivory feel
- Black Keys: ebony feel- Stabilizer:
Yes- Touch Sensitivity:
3 sensitivity levels, off- Sound Source:
- AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator)
- Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source- Maximum Polyphony:
Number of Built-in Tones; 18- Number of direct tone select buttons:
3- Duet Mode:
Yes- Octave Shift:
- Hammer Response: Yes (Preset for piano tones)
- Damper Resonance: Yes (Preset for piano tones)
- Damper Noise: Yes (On/Off)- Digital Effects:
- Hall Simulator/Reverb: 4
- Chorus: 4
- Brilliance: 3 ~ 0 ~ +3
- DSP: Yes (Preset for certain tones)- Key Transpose:
25 steps (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)- Tuning Control:
A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz- Music Library:
Yes- Number of Preset Songs:
60- User Songs:
10- Capacity for User Songs:
Approx. 90KB/song- Lesson Function:
Part On / Off- Lesson Part Select:
Right Hand / Left hand- Metronome:
Yes- Tempo Setting:
20 ~ 255BPM- Recorder:
Real Time Recording- Number of Tracks/Songs:
2 Tracks, 1 song- Pedals: Included:
USB (to host); Yes- Pedal:
1 (Damper)- Connection for 3-Pedal Unit:
Yes- Phones / Output:
2 (Stereo Standard)- Speakers:
(13 cm x 6 cm) x 2- Amplifiers:
8 W + 8 W- Power Source:
DC 12 V- Power Supply:
AC Adapter: AD-A12150 included- Auto Power Off:
Yes- Power Consumption:
18 WSize Dimensions:
52" x 11.5" x 5.6" (without score stand)Size Dimensions with Optional Keyboard Stand:
52" x 11.5" x 30.2"Weight:
25.5 lbs (without score stand)Weight with Optional Keyboard Stand:
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):
- Warehouse Resealed, Gold
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):
- Black, with CS-67 Stand
- Gold, with CS-67 Stand
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-435-7732
Casio Privia PX-160 88-Key Digital PianoCasio's proprietary sound source, "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides the grand piano sounds in the PX-160. Casio meticulously recorded the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at 4 dynamic levels. The AiR engine delivers this sound with seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. Damper Resonance is simulated by AiR for uncanny realism when the damper pedal is used.
The PX-160 utilizes Casio's famous Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard. This action features simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys for an incredible feel and its three sensors capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy. Casio's proprietary Hammer Response feature takes into consideration the speed at which different sized hammers move inside an acoustic grand piano relative to the velocity the keys are played. This timing nuance provides the ultimate key-to-sound experience that is unmatched by the standard actions of other brands.
The chassis has been redesigned not only to provide a more elegant look but also to accommodate the 8w x 8w speaker system, which delivers the PX-160's remarkable sounds with the richness that they deserve. This speaker system is open to the front but also ported to the back, which provides remarkable sound when the PX-160 is placed against a wall. This also allows it to easily be used in a classroom or other environment where the sound will be projected towards the audience. Far superior to brands whose speaker systems are aimed mostly downward.
The PX-160 also features gorgeous string ensemble sounds. These rich stereo strings sound wonderful by themselves or layered with the PX-160's grand pianos, electric pianos, harpsichord and more. The electric pianos have also been updated providing some dynamic sounds derived from Casio's award winning PX-5S stage piano. The PX-160 provides split and layer capability allowing you to play bass in your left hand and have two layered tones in your right. Duet mode allows the keyboard to be split into two equal ranges, so the student and teacher can use the piano simultaneously. A two track recorder can even record and playback your practice and performances. The optional CS-67 stand puts the PX-160 at the proper height and the optional SP-33 pedal system provides the same 3 pedal functionality as a grand piano.
For quiet listening, the PX-160 now has two headphone outputs which are located on the front of the instrument and for those who are performing with other amplification, the PX-160 also features 1/4" left and right line outputs on the rear panel. The PX-160 continues Casio's tradition of providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows the PX-160 to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows the PX-160 to be used as a controller with the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.
Features:- Multi-dimensional AiR Sound Source
- 128-note polyphony (max.)
- Scaled Hammer Action II
- Tri-Sensor keyboard
- Synthetic ebony and ivory keys
- High resolution velocity
- Damper Resonance
- Hammer Response
- 18 tones
- 60 songs
- Sequencer (2 tracks x 1 song)
- Duet mode
- Scale function
- Fine tune control
- Transpose function
- Octave shift
- Connector for 3-pedal unit
- USB interface (PC)
- Speakers with 2x 8 Watt
- Including AC adaptor, SP-3 pedal, score book, music stand
- Line OUT (L/Mono, R)