Casio Celviano AP460 vs Casio PX860
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.
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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.
|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.|
|Dimensions||54.2 X 16.8 X33.1
|53.4 X 11.7 X 32.9|
|Appearance||A Cabinet Style Digital Piano
|A Simple Stand|
|Black, Brown White|
|Pedal Color||Gold (Regular Piano Pedal Size)
|Silver (Smaller than Acoustic Piano Pedals)|
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.”
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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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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 clvmusic.com, are one of the very few that are selling brand new AP460 online right now!!
Original Spec page at http://www.casio-music.com/euro/instruments/digital-pianos/celviano/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|
|Number of built-in tones||18 (partly new) built-in tones|
|Sound source||Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR|
|Stereo sampled piano tones||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|
|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|
|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)|
|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||–|
|Connectivity and storage||Phones||2 stereo standard jack|
|Connector for 3-pedal unit||–|
|Line OUT||2 (L/MONO, R), standard jack|
|USB flash drive port||Yes|
|Speakers and amplifiers||Speakers||Size||12 cm x 2,5 cm x 2|
|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.