Casio AP460 vs Casio PX860

Casio Celviano AP460 vs Casio PX860

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Casio Celviano Digital Piano AP-460

Introducing to the world! Casio’s new release – Celviano Digital Piano AP460. Especially if you were considering PX860, this AP460 is worth checking. Casio Celviano AP460 is FINALLY ALLOWED TO BE SOLD ONLINE!!

So we wanted to review this item for all of you guys!!! Casio used to separate the luxury line and common line separated, hence the AP460 wasn’t able to be sold online.

Starting 2016, January, Casio released the Celvianos online.Casio’s Digital Piano AP460 can be a great alternative to Casio’s PX860, since, Casio Celviano Digital Piano AP460 is a truly a nice upgrade version of Casio Privia Digital Piano PX860.Casio Celviano AP460 is certainly a digital piano with an excellent design and finish.Casio’s new Privia digital piano PX860 has been one of the most sought digital pianos since its release.

The touch feels great as it has graded hammered action, it has ivory key tops and it has 256 polyphony while Yamaha’s Arius digital pianos, which are the closest competitors, have only 128 polyphony. With classic sounds of Mellow, grand, classic,… etc. The Casio AP460 Allows dynamic preference and orchestra functions. Casio AP460 is pretty much a Casio PX860 with Much more Luxurious and better speaker system.

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Model Casio Celviano AP-460

 

Casio Privia PX-860
Keyboard 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action

 

88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action
Sound Source AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator)

 

AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator)
Bench Adjustable Furniture Style Bench Included

 

Not Included; you have to buy seperately.
Polyphony 256

 

256
Dimensions 54.2 X 16.8 X33.1

 

53.4 X 11.7 X 32.9
Weight 89.3 lbs

 

81 lbs
Appearance A Cabinet Style Digital Piano

 

A Simple Stand
Color Black, Brown

 

Black, Brown White
Pedal Size 4″

 

3″
Pedal Color Gold (Regular Piano Pedal Size)

 

Silver (Smaller than Acoustic Piano Pedals)

Sound

Casio AP460 Celviano Series  has high 256 Polyphony and can provide even more stability that compared to other digital pianos. Piano sound includes concert, classic, modern, mellow, and bright; The 5 different sound can allow user to a much deeper self amusement. Compared to Casio Privia PX-860, although the sound system is much better as if the precision of the sound has upgraded.

This is due to bigger cabinet and finish. The resonance is lot thicker and makes grandiose sound. Thus the speakers on the PX860 protrudes whole lot more due to it’s slim style. The Casio Celviano AP460 has speakers inserted inward a lot more, giving you more resonance. This allows you to feel the Casio’s trademark “AIR Sound.”


Click below to experience the sound of AP460
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Touch Action

Casio AP460 Celviano Series’ unique action is 88-key Weighted Grade Hammer Action which has same size and action as an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as keys get higher. Casio PX860 has same action. 

Casio AP460 Celviano Series  has no spring in the action making an emulation of grand piano action system instead of an upright piano which absolutely requires spring system. When playing with a bigger finish design like the Casio Celviano AP460, You will reach a lot more stability in your playability. This gives you lot more feel to AP460 than PX860.

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Pedal

Both PX860 and the AP460 is made with 3 Pedal. From left, it will go Soft Pedal, Sustenuto Pedal, Damper Pedal. Casio PX860 and AP460’s difference in pedal is the length. Most acoustic and grand piano pedals are made with 4″ also, AP460 is 4″. Unfortunately, the Casio PX860 is made of 3″ because it’s slim design.

Function maybe same but for sensitive players, these are something to be considered. If you would like a piano that best suits for realism. Then really think about it and take action!

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Design Finish

Apart from sound and touch action, the design of the digital piano is bery important too. You would be using your piano for at least 5 to 10 years. Casio AP460 would be a part of your home. Casio PX860 is a slim modern style. Casio AP460 on the other hand has a big cabinet with distinctly designed legs, giving you the feel of stability and sturdiness. PX860 would require you to purchase the bench separately, while AP460 includes a strong, luxury adjustable matching bench. Adjustable benches are expensive.This gives more value to the Casio AP460.

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WARRANTY

Casio has the best warranty in the industry. You will be very amazed by warranty and the home product warranty. They are parts & labor warranty that goes for 3 years. Home service are included. ALSO..

For factory warranty,  Celviano AP460 includes 5 years factory warranty. 

This proves that Casio AP460 is a product that Casio made with true effort.

Casio Privia PX860 —      3 Years Factory Warranty

Casio Celviano AP460 —  5 Years Factory Warranty

Already in Europe, they are using Casio Celviano AP460. Experts already proved the superiority of the Celviano Series. Now Celvianos are available online!!! Please come to our website and chat with us or call us at 1-888-990-0911!! Both www.erpiano.com and www.ermusicgallery.com are ER Music Gallery’s online homes. You can simply come to our online shopping mall and chat with one of our representatives. We promise to offer the right price for your right instrument.

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Functions

Casio AP460 Celviano Series has many functions!

Lesson function | 60 demo songs that can play divided hands: assisted left and right hand lessons to practice each hand before playing both hands simultaneously.

Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.split_final

Layer |  With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final

Duet Mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode

Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different insturments.

Touch responsiveness control | You can control the strength of touch responsiveness.

Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Casio Celviano AP460 also has USB function that connects to computer and enjoy composition and computer music. Also, OUT INPUT Jack can allow connection to another amp and speaker that can allow a better sound power output.

Last but not least!! Casio Celviano AP460 is FINALLY ALLOWED TO BE SOLD ONLINE!! We at erpiano.com, are one of the very few that are selling brand new AP460 online right now!!

Specs

Original Spec page at http://www.casio-music.com/euro/instruments/digital-pianos/celviano/ap-460/

Function                         AP-460
Keyboard Number of keys 88
Key action Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
Key surface finish Simulated ebony and ivory keys
Touch response 3 sensitivity levels, off
Tones Polyphony (maximum) 256
Number of built-in tones 18 (partly new) built-in tones
Sound source Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR
Stereo sampled piano tones Yes
Layer/Split Yes/Yes
Simulator Hammer Response Yes (4 levels)
String Resonance Yes (4 levels)
Damper Resonance Yes (4 levels)
Lid Simulator Yes (4 levels)
Key Off Simulator Yes
Digital Effects Types Reverb 4
Chorus 4
Hall Simulator 10
Brilliance Yes (-3 to 0 to 3)
DSP Yes (preset for some tones)
Accompaniment rhythms Number of built-in rhythms
One Touch Presets
User rhythms (rhythm editor)
Songs Number of built-in songs 60
Demonstration-only songs
Song expansions
(user songs)
10 Songs (max.)
up to approximately 90 KB/Song
Additional Features Concert Play 10
Top board open/close Yes
Lesson function Part on/off
Lesson part select Right hand, left hand
Recorder 2 tracks, 1 song
Approximate data capacity Approximately 5,000 notes total
Audio recording/playback Max. 99 songs approximately 25 min/song (44.1kHz WAV Format)
Duet mode Yes
Octave shift ±2 octaves
Metronome 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
Pedals 3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenauto)
Half-damper pedal operation Yes (seamless recognition)
Transpose 2 octaves (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)
Tuning control A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Scale function 17 preset scales
Pitch Bend wheel
Operation lock Yes
Display
MIDI Yes
Connectivity and storage Phones 2 stereo standard jack
Pedal
Connector for 3-pedal unit
Line OUT 2 (L/MONO, R), standard jack
Line IN
MIDI
USB port Yes
USB flash drive port Yes
Speakers and amplifiers Speakers Size 12 cm x 2,5 cm x 2
2-way 4-speakers Yes
Amplification 20 W + 20 W
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1,377 x 427 x 840 mm (top lid close) (w/o music stand, corner brackets)
with optional stand
Weight 40,5 kg (w/o music stand)
with optional stand
Accessories included AC adaptor (AD-E24250LW), score book Music Library, score book Concert Play, music stand, headphone hook

Availability of models and/or lineups may differ depending on the country or region.

Technical amendments and errors excepted.

One thought on “Casio AP460 vs Casio PX860

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a Indian classical musician recently became fan about to play Grand Piano. I have desire to buy a best possible digital piano in my home. When I carefully listening both AP 460 celviano and privia PX 860 I found that AP460 celviano is the best!! Ya its true that privia PX860 is more elegant but performance of AP460 celviano is truly authentic and rich.

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