Casio PX-780 Privia Digital Piano

Casio packed this Privia with 250 sounds including gorgeous grand pianos, 180 inspiring rhythms, a room-filling 4-speaker system, 17-track recorder and more.
After you get a taste of the Casio PX-780 Privia digital piano's powerful sound engine, and the incredibly natural response of the 88 simulated ebony- and ivory-textured keys on the PX-780's fully weighted keybed, you might just be convinced that it sounds and feels as good as an acoustic grand piano. But when you start playing around with the PX-780's many instrument tones and rhythm patterns, the 17-track recorder, USB and MIDI connectivity, and other useful features, you will probably be thankful it's digital, because it can do so much more than an acoustic!

Explore a Range of Tones, Rhythms, and FX

This sleek, versatile instrument offers not only realistic grand piano sounds, but the sounds of strings, organs, electric pianos, brass, drums, bass, and more, in a practical, affordable design that would sit well in any space -- be it your living room, music studio, or classroom. The PX-780 will definitely keep your fingers busy, with its built-in effects, 250 instrument tones, and 180 drum patterns with full auto-accompaniment.

AiR-Driven Sounds

Thanks to Casio's proprietary sound source, "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the 88-key PX-780 is able to capture the true sound and resonance of an acoustic grand piano with impressive realism and detail, providing the dynamics, damper resonance, and natural attack and release you would expect from an acoustic piano. Its AiR engine, designed to produce detailed dynamics and damper resonance, even compensates read more for the speed at which an acoustic piano's hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges.

This High-Performance Piano Might Out-Perform You

In a stylish cabinet with a sliding key cover, this Privia piano also features a 17-track recorder for composing your own songs, enhanced registration capability so you can store your favorite splits and layers for live performance use, dual 20-watt speakers for room-filling sound, and 3 familiar pedals for expressive playing. So that you can quickly connect the PX-780 to recording and sound reinforcement equipment, the digital piano has easily accessible audio outputs -- dual 1/4" TS line output jacks in addition to the two TRS headphone jacks.

USB MIDI Onboard

Class-compliant USB connectivity on the PX-780 Privia allows it to be used with Macs or PCs without the need for downloading drivers. If you have an iPad and Apple's Camera Connection Kit, you can use the PX-780 as a fully featured controller for the iPad.

Natural Key Response and Feel

In making the PX-780, Casio did its best to reproduce all qualities of an acoustic grand, tones and touch included. The digital piano boasts the Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, which provides a natural key response and incorporates a system with three sensors that detect touches of the keys sequentially, for accurate timing that you can hear. Likewise, the PX-780's simulated ebony and ivory keys offer the rich feel, texture, and smooth touch of a grand piano keyboard.

Features:

- 88-key digital piano with stand and 3-pedal system included
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II provides natural key response
- Simulated ebony and ivory keys feel like the keys of a grand piano
- Casio's AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) sound engine delivers realistic piano tone
- Hammer response and string resonance simulation
- 128-Note polyphony
- 250 Built-in tones with Layer, Split, and Octave Shift functions
- Auto Harmonize function for easy song construction
- 17-Track recorder and metronome for further aid during practice
- Duet mode: Divide the 88-note keyboard into two 44-note keyboards for two simultaneous players -- perfect for lessons
- Onboard effects (4 reverb, 4 chorus) for enhanced sounds
- 180 Built-in rhythms and 10 user rhythms cover various music styles
- Rhythm editor lets you customize beats
- Music library with 10 user songs available
- 40-Watt speaker system
- 3 Built-in pedals: damper, soft, sostenuto
- Pitch bend wheel
- USB connectivity for storage to a computer
- MIDI I/O
- 2 x 1/4" TRS Line out
- 2 Headphone jacks for quiet playing
- Auto Power Off
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- Keyboard: 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
- 3 sensitivity levels, off
- Stabilizer
- Sound Source: AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator)
- "Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source"
- Polyphony (maximum): 128
- Tones: 250 Built-in tones, 6 direct tones,Duet Mode, Layer, Split, Octave Shift
- Simulator: Hammer Response, Damper Resonance
- Digital: Reverb 4
- Effects: Chorus 4
- Brillance -3 ~ 0 ~+3
- DSP
- Auto Harmonize: Yes
- Key Transpose: 25 steps (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
- Tuning Control: A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
- Rhythms: 180 Built in
- 10 User Rhythms
- 8 Number of direct rhythms select buttons
- One Touch Preset
- Rhythm Editor: Yes
- Music Library: 10 User Songs
- Capacity (Approx. 3.2MB (Approx. 320KB/song))
- Demo Songs: 6
- Metronome: Yes
- Tempo Setting: 20 ~ 255BPM
- Music Presetting: Tapping function, 300 built-in presets, 50 user presets, Editing Parameters
- Registration Memory Recorder: 96 (4 areas x 24 bank), Real time Rec, Punch IN/OUT, 17 tr
- Pedals: Included : SP-3
- Display: LCD with backlight
- Pitch Bend Wheel: Yes
- Terminals: USB (to host)
- USB (to device)
- Pedal 2 (Damper)
- Connector for 3-Pedal Unit
- MIDI IN/OUT
- PHONES / OUTPUT 2 (Stereo Standard)
- LINE IN
- LINE OUT
- Speakers: (5.1" x 2.4") x2
- Tweeter 2.0" x 2
- Amplifier: 20W + 20W
- Power Supply: AC Adapter : AD-A12150
- Auto Power Off: Yes
- Power Consumption: 18 W
- Damper (Sustain): Yes
- Included: Score Stand
- Accessories: Ac Adapter
- AC Adaptor: Yes(AD-A12150)
- Music Stand: CS-67P
- Unit size - W x D x H: 53.43 x 11.77 x 32.80 inch
- Unit weight in pounds: 69.45 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 87.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 59 x 17 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CAS PX780 BK
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-435-7732

Casio PX-780 Privia Digital Piano

The Casio PX-780 represents a significant step in the continuing evolution of the Privia digital piano line. A combination of low keyboard action and a powerful sound engine provide a great level of detail, nuance and expression for a superior grand piano experience in the lightweight and stylish design that Privia is known for.

Piano Sound

The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved. The PX-780 utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio's proprietary sound source "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism and detail. This engine provides seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. For further realism a Damper Resonance simulator provides the rich sound of the strings when the sustain pedal is used.

Key Action

The PX-780 also features redesigned 88 note Tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard. This action features simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys for a incredible feel and it's three sensors capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy. To further enhance the experience, the action and the sound engine take into consideration the speed at which different sized hammers move inside acoustic grand relative to velocity the keys are pressed, this timing nuance provides the ultimate key to sound experience.

Powerful Features

The PX-780 has a total of 250 instrument tones built-in. Strings, organs, electric pianos, brass, drums, bass and more and with the PX-780's registration capability you can store your favorite splits and layers for live performance use. The PX-780 also has 180 drum patterns with full auto accompaniment and a 17 track recorder for composing your own songs. Ready for the stage or studio, the PX-780 has easily accessible audio outputs so you can easily connect the PX-780 to recording and sound reinforcement equipment.

USB MIDI

Casio continues the tradition or providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows Privia to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Privia digital pianos can also be used as a controller the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.

AIR Sound Source

To reproduce the sound of the finest acoustic grand pianos, the Privia series features Casio's proprietary AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) processor. Accessing more than three times the memory of the previous generation, the AiR processor utilizes grand piano samples recorded at four dynamics sampling to deliver grand piano sounds with long natural decays and remarkable expression. To further the grand piano experience, AiR adds realism by simulating the sound of the open strings when the dampers are raised by the pedal.

Features:

- 88 Note Scaled Hammer-Action Keyboard
- AiR Sound Source
- Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys
- Hammer Response and String Resonance Simulation
(5 ratings)
Submitted September 10, 2014 by Eric W in Kansas City, MO
"Awesome Acoustic Piano Alternative"
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My wife and I had been kicking around the idea of purchasing an inexpensive used piano for some time. My daughter is very involved in school vocal music and we were looking for something that she could use to practice her scales and exercises and improve her musical abilities. We finally decided on this instrument based on versatility, great reviews and the zZounds Pay-as-you-Play option. This is not a plug for zZounds, just a fact.

Sound
The piano(s) sounds great!! Lots of variations and subtle nuances in each voice. My favorite is the Bright Piano although the default Grand Piano is amazing. The other sounds are pretty good ranging from orchestral to world instrument sounds and General MIDI.

Features
This is a perfect blend of a traditional piano with current technology. In addition to being a great piano it also has the features of an upper end portable keyboard with auto accompaniment, computer integration and more. Read the specs for more details

Ease of Use
Turn it on and it's a piano. Easy. Scroll up or down to get to the different piano sounds. Select a different bank like Elect Pianos or Strings and scroll though those sounds. Basic stuff like recording is pretty simple. Press record and go. It gets a little complex with some of the more in- depth functions that most people might never even touch. Lots of "hold this button while pressing another button" type of thing. It works read more though otherwise you would have a zillion buttons on the front panel. Owners Manual is actually pretty good.

Quality
Key action and feel is superb! Not cheap and plastic-y but has a classic ivory like texture. On a traditional acoustic piano, the keys in the lower register are heavier and respond differently to the lighter touch for the upper end. This accurately and beautifully recreates those nuances. The instrument is relatively small and compact although not intended to be a portable keyboard. Very study and they paid attention to the important yet simple things. It has extendable support feet to prevent it from tipping in case the instrument is not against a wall. Also the 3 pedals are reinforced underneath so it is well supported. the music stand is easily removable and allows you to set a laptop in its place. The sliding key cover is a nice feature usually not found until you get to a much higher price point. The only thing that would be an improvement aesthetically is to provide a larger modestly panel like they do on the Casio PX-850 which does not have all the additional sounds and features of the PX-780.

Value
There are other products that have similar features as far as number of sounds and other bells and whistles but you do not get in to this quality with other recognizable brand name manufacturers until a much higher price point.

Manufacturer Support
I have only had the instrument for a month or two so fortunately there has been need for support yet

The Wow Factor
When my daughter's vocal music/piano teacher came to our house, she played this instrument. She loved the sound and feel of the keys and asked where we got and what it costs because she wanted to get one for a small studio space. So WOW from me and my family and WOW from a professional music instructor!

Musical Background:
Been playing for 25 years, piano and bass

Musical Style:
Retro, rock, country, oldies, 80s, 90s
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