This Privia Digital Piano Sounds and Feels Like the Real Deal!
Thanks to Casio's proprietary sound source, "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), the Casio PX-850 Privia digital piano 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 that you would expect from true grand. This 88-key digital piano even simulates the sound of a grand piano lid being open or closed in varying degrees. How's that for realism?
See and hear the Privia PX-850 digital piano in this video from Casio:
What Sets This Privia Apart?
In a stylish cabinet that opens for a rich concert sound, the PX-850 offers 18 instrument tones -- 5 of which are pianos -- with 256-note polyphony, split and layer, a 2-track recorder, digital effects, a dual 20-watt speaker system, USB connectivity, and 3 pedals. The piano's built-in 20W quad-speaker system ensures that its ultra-resonant sound makes it all the way to the back of the room.
Sounds Driven by AiR
With Casio's PX-850, you'll have the option of playing not 1 great instrument, but 18. The 18 built-in tones -- along with digital effects like reverb and chorus, 60 preset songs, and 10 user song locations -- will keep every performance interesting.
Casio's AiR engine, designed to produce detailed dynamics and damper resonance, even compensates for the speed at which an acoustic piano's hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges. The Acoustic and intelligent Resonator engine does this using more than three times the waveform memory of Casio's previous generation of digital pianos. On this piano the capacity of the installed memory has been expanded to achieve a longer sampling duration and enhanced waveform data quality, and in turn, deliver the natural changes in tone that make a piano sound like a piano.
Natural-Sounding Damper Resonance
Just as you would on an acoustic piano, you can use this digital piano's damper pedal to add natural-sounding resonance and expression to your performance. Rather than using effects processing, the PX-850 employs a stereo resonance simulator installed on all 88 keys to achieve its deep resonant sound.
Keys that Please
In making the PX-850, Casio did its best to reproduce all qualities of an acoustic grand, tones and touch included, and put those features in a compact, affordable instrument that feels just as good as a real grand piano. The PX-850 boasts the Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II with simulated ebony and ivory keys, which provides a natural key response. It incorporates a system with three sensors that detect touches of the keys sequentially, for accurate timing that you can hear. A key-off simulator reproduces the tonal variations that result from releasing your finger from the keys.
Put a Lid on It!
Lid simulation takes the PX-850 beyond the capacity of most other digital pianos. On a grand piano, the sound volume and quality change when the lid is raised or lowered; the same goes for Casio's PX-850, as it simulates the acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid. You can choose whether you want the lid to sound like it's open, closed, half-open, or removed.
Record Song Ideas, Then Save Them
The PX-850's handy two-track recorder allows you to track your progress during practice time, as well as help you remember song ideas. Likewise, Duet mode allows the keyboard to be split into two equal ranges, so that student and teacher can play at the keyboard at the same time.
For convenient connection to recording and sound reinforcement equipment, the PX-850 sports 1/4-inch audio outputs and USB-to-Device output. You can move songs to and from a computer into the digital piano's flash ROM and save the songs you've created on the piano.
- 88-key digital piano
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II provides natural key response
- Simulated ebony and ivory keys feel like the keys of a grand piano
- AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) sound engine delivers realistic piano tone
- Lid simulator simulates the acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid
- Damper resonance adds expressive realism to your playing
- 256-Note polyphony
- 18 Built-in tones including stereo-sampled grand piano tones
- 2-Track recorder and metronome for further aid during practice
- Onboard effects (4 reverb, 4 chorus, brilliance, DSP) for enhanced sounds
- 60 Music Library songs and 10 user-loaded songs
- 2 Grand Piano buttons and an Elec Piano button for instant access
- Duet mode for group practice or lessons
- Dual 20-Watt peaker system
- 3 Built-in pedals: damper, soft, sostenuto
- USB flash drive port
- Line Out jacks
- 2 Headphone jacks for quiet playing
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