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Korg SP-280 Digital Piano with Stand, 88-Key

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Korg SP170s Digital Piano (88-Key)

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Get 88 fully-weighted keys and stunning stereo piano sound in a simple, uncluttered design, with Korg's budget-friendly SP-170s digital piano.
Get the 88-key digital piano you need -- and none of the bells and whistles you don't -- with the Korg SP-170s. The simple front panel on this easy-to-use instrument lets you focus on playing the piano, not fiddling with settings and sounds. Even a pianist who's never played a digital piano before can sit down and start making music immediately with the Korg SP-170s. Along with authentic grand piano sound and a comfortable, fully-weighted keyboard, the SP-170s includes useful features like a transpose function, adjustable key touch, reverb and chorus effects, and 10 sounds to choose from. An included sustain pedal and music rest complete the package.

Simple Design, Detailed Sound

Even before you start to play, you'll appreciate the sleek and streamlined design of the Korg SP-170. Instead of a mess of controls, the front panel has only a Power button, Volume knob, Sound button, and a dedicated Piano Play button. Press the Sound button to toggle between 10 inspiring instrument tones: pianos, electric pianos, clav, harpsichord, organs, vibes, and strings. Of course, the "killer app" in any digital piano is its grand piano sound, and Korg has meticulously sampled two acoustic grands to create the exquisite piano sounds on the SP-170s. The detailed and dynamic Piano 1 sound is never more than one button-press away -- just press Piano Play.

Real Piano Feel

The SP-170s' weighted hammer-action keyboard is graded like a traditional piano, with a heavier touch in the bass octaves and read more lighter touch in the treble. Three-level adjustable Key Touch Control can match the response of the keyboard to your playing style. It's easy to adjust Key Touch, as well as transpose the keyboard and adjust reverb and chorus effects, simply by pressing particular keys on the keyboard, as described in the included manual. This ingenious and simple-to-use system allows for the elegant, uncluttered front panel on your SP-170s.

The Well-Connected Piano

Two powerful 9-watt speakers are built into the SP-170s for generous, room-filling sound. The on-board speakers mute automatically when either of 2 headphone jacks are in use -- perfect for late-night practice sessions. Plug in two pairs of headphones to play four-hands duets or share the piano with a teacher. There's even a pitch control, so you can "tune" the digital piano up or down to play duets with an acoustic piano or any other instrument. Connect the MIDI Out on the back of the SP-170s to transmit MIDI data to with any MIDI-compatible hardware or software. All this technology comes in a 27-pound package, available in either black or white finishes to complement any home, school, or house of worship. With everything you need in an instrument for such a low price, Korg makes owning an SP-170s Digital Piano as easy as it is to play one.

Features:

- 88-key graded hammer-action fully-weighted keyboard
- Sleek, uncluttered design available in either black or white
- 120-voice polyphony
- 10 sounds to choose from
- Reverb and chorus effects add depth and dimension
- 3 Key Touch settings
- Sustain pedal included
- Built-in music rest
- Power adapter included
- Pitch control
- MIDI out
- Dual headphone outputs
- Powerful dual 9-watt stereo speaker system
- Under 27 pounds
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- Keyboard: 88 notes (A0-C8), Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH)
- Maximum Polyphony: 120 notes / 60 notes (Stereo)
- Sounds:
- Piano x 2
- E. Piano x 2
- Harpsichord
- E. Clavichord
- Vibraphone
- Pipe Organ
- Electric Organ
- Strings
- Effects:
- Reverb
- Chorus (Effect depth is preset for each sound)
- Demo Songs: 10 songs (1 per sound)
- Functions:
- Key transpose
- Pitch control
- MIDI Channel
- MIDI Program Enable/Disable
- Jacks:
- Headphone/Line output x 2
- MIDI OUT
- Damper Pedal connection
- Sound System:
- Amplifier: 9 Watt x 2
- Speakers:
- 10cm x 5cm Oval x 2
- Bass Reflex housing
- Power supply: DC 12 V Power Consumption 9 watts
- Dimensions (W x D x H) : 51.65 - 12.8 - 5.67 in. / 1,312 - 325 - 144 mm
- Weight: 26.45 lbs. / 12 kg
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800

Korg SP170s Digital Piano, 88-Key

Compact and unobtrusive, the Korg SP-170s is designed for the modern world. Korg's Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH) faithfully reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano. The two skillfully sampled concert grand piano sounds capture all the nuances of the performer's touch. A total of ten sounds are provided, including electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, and more. Selectable Reverb and Chorus effects add character to the sound. The built-in speaker system delivers a deep and powerful sound; dual headphone jacks allow for parent/child or student/teacher private practice, or for just sharing with friends.

The piano essentials, captured in an easy-to-use instrument

The simple Korg SP-170 piano achieved popularity thanks to its focus on the two most important aspects of a piano performance: a comfortable keyboard, and a satisfying sound. While retaining this clean and simple design, the SP-170s controls have been optimized by moving the rear-mounted power switch and volume knob to the front panel, ensuring easy operation by those who may be using a digital piano for the first time. Two buttons - Sound and Piano Play - have been added. Pressing the Sound button lets you select any of the ten keyboard sounds; the Piano Play button quickly selects the Piano 1 sound, so great piano sound is always just one button press away!

Ten exquisite sounds, highlighted by an exhilarating grand piano

The Korg SP-170s features a duo of concert grand piano sounds, each lavishly recorded with meticulous care. Numerous velocity layers are used to capture nuances of playing dynamics, allowing the instrument to respond expressively to every delicate touch. In addition, sounds such as electric piano, harpsichord, and organ are also provided, delivering a total of ten premium sounds at your fingertips.

Faithfully reproduces an acoustic piano touch and feel

Korg's Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH) keyboard is accurately weighted like a traditional piano, with a heavier touch in the lower ranges and becoming progressively lighter in the higher registers. Three levels of Key Touch Control allow the keyboard response to be matched to nearly any playing style, preserving all of the subtle expression of the original performance.

Reverb and Chorus effects

Individually selectable Reverb and Chorus effects add an extra dimension to the SP-170s's sound. The Reverb provides a lush spaciousness. The Chorus effect adds motion and warmth to the sound.

Improved sound

The Korg SP-170s features an enhanced speaker system, with two oval speakers (10 cm x 5 cm) generating sounds that are surprisingly spacious for the system's size. Along with the improved speaker quality, the structure of the piano itself has been redesigned to improve the resonance and tone, providing an even more powerful sound.

Dual headphone outputs

The rear panel provides two headphone jacks, allowing two people to enjoy the sound simultaneously. This is ideal for playing duets or sharing songs with a friend; in addition, parent and child or student and teacher can share a lesson with complete privacy. These same outputs can be used to connect the SP-170s to a digital recorder or an external amplifier.

Features:

- Simple in design, the portable and stylish SP-170s emphasizes the vital piano elements: a comfortable keyboard, and a satisfying sound
- Convenient Piano Play button instantly recalls the main piano sound
- The Sound button provides access to each of the ten internal sounds
- The two skillfully sampled concert grand piano sounds capture all the nuances of the performer's touch
- A total of ten sounds are provided, including electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, and more
- Korg's Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH) faithfully reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano
- The Key Touch Control offers three levels of sensitivity to match the keyboard response to any playing style
(14 ratings)
Submitted January 25, 2015 by Ramona B in Long beach, CA
"Get this one!"
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Of you're looking for that real piano sound, there is no comparison. It comes with a music rest and a sustain pedal so you get the best bang for your buck all in one. The sound is incredible, fills the room. The keys are weighted it doesn't have useless bells and whistles and has ten basic sounds for you to accompany anyone. After this any bad sythn piano sounds will sound even worse than they already do and your transition to a real piano will be effortless. The only thing you'll ever need. Korg sp170s is the high quality system you'll grow into and will last a lifetime. I'm so satisfied and I highly recommend over the Yamaha that is similar to this.
Musical Background:
I play guitar and piano at an intermediate level. Self taught,
Musical Style:
Classical, theater, pop, rock, blues, jazz.
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