Casio PX870 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Casio PX870 came up with better sound quality and tune (4 new layer stereo grand piano) , new slender design with concentrated control buttons. Here is an introduction video of PX870 made by Casio. With 19 voices, multiple features, and powerful 256 polyphony, PX870 has the core things that most players will ever need for a compact home-style digital piano. You can use duet piano function for teacher and student lesson or a fun gig. Casio PX870 offers 2 headphone jack ports for such purpose. Casio PX870 can store the songs that you play in a flash drive. Casio PX870 is definitely one of the best budget home-style digital piano.

Casio PX870 & PX860 Comparison

PX870 PX860
# of tones 19 18
Weight 34.6kg 35.5kg
Dimension 1,393 x 299 x 801mm 1,367 x 299 x 837 mm

Casio PX870 Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II

Casio PX870 action

Casio PX870’s unique action has the same size and feel like an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as notes get higher.
Casio PX870  does not have a spring action that is similar to upright piano action, instead, the graded hammer action of PX870 simulates grand piano.
Casio PX870 has 3 sensors that allow users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.
Casio PX870 has key off simulator that expresses key release effect naturally.
Also, Casio PX870 has ivory and ebony feeling key tops that can be effective for moisture absorbent of sweat from fingers when played for an elongated hour.

Casio PX870 virtual grand piano lid

Casio PX870 lid resonance Casio PX870 Players can adjust resonance of the piano voice by open and closing the virtual piano lid just like an actual grand piano.

Casio PX870 New Control Design for Easier Alteration

Casio PX870 controls

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Casio PX870 Basic Functions

  1. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key with Casio PX870. 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.
  2. Casio PX870 layeredSplit | 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.
  3. Casio PX870 splitDuet mode You can divide the keyboard into two separate pianos with the same chromatic scale. This is will become playing two of 44-keys pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher. Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.duetmode

Recording| Casio PX870 can save about 5,000 notes total for MIDI, and has audio recorder/playback function with max 99 songs.

Other Functions|

-metronome

-octave shift

-10 built in songs

-Lesson function

Color| Casio PX870 is available in black, white, and brown color.

Warranty| Casio provides 3 years of factory warranty for brand new PX870 buyers.

Casio PX870 manual can be downloaded from here

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Specifications (Casio Official Website)

PX870
Keyboard
88 keys, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard Ⅱ, Simulated ebony and ivory keys, 3 sensitivity levels,
Tones
Sound Source : Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Polyphony (maximum) : 256
19 Instrument Tones
Simulator
Hammer Response – (4 levels), String Resonance – (4 levels), Damper Resonance – (4 levels), Lid Simulator – (4 levels), Key Action Noise – (ON / OFF), Damper Noise – (ON / OFF)
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator / Reverb – 4 (Hall Simulator), Chorus – 4, Brilliance – (-3 ~ 0 ~ 3), DSP – (Preset for some tones)
Songs
Concert Play – 10 songs, Controller – Start / Stop, Mode – Listen / Lesson / Play, Music Library – 60 Songs, Song Expansion (User Songs) – 10 songs (max.) Up to approximately 90 KB / song
Additional Features
Sound Projection System, Headphone Mode, Volume Sync EQ, Connection to App, Lesson Function – Part ON / OFF, Lesson Part Select – Right hand, Left hand, MIDI Recorder – 2 tracks, 1 song, Approximate Data Capacity – Approximately 5,000 notes total, Audio Recorder / Playback – Max. 99 songs, approximately 25 min/song (44.1 kHz WAV format), Duet Mode, Octave Shift, Metronome – 0 to 9 beats; tempo range : 20 to 255, Pedals – 3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Key Transpose
2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
Number of Preset Temperaments
17
Others
・GRAND PIANO button ・ELEC PIANO button ・Slide-type keyboard cover ・Auto Power Off: Off after approx. 4 idle hours (default setting)
Connectivity and Storage
PHONES/OUTPUT, Connector for 3-Pedal Unit, LINE OUT, USB TO HOST, USB TO DEVICE
Speakers Size
12cm x 2 + 4cm x 2
Speakers System
2-Way, 4-Speaker
Amplifiers
20 W + 20 W
Dimensions
1,393mm×299mm×801mm
Weight
34.6Kg
Included Accessories
AC Adaptor, Music Stand

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Roland RP102 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland RP102 is a suitable piano for those who are looking for a digital piano that has a reasonable price, sophisticated design, something that only focused on basics. But that does not mean RP102 has inferior sound and key action. It has SuperNATURAL Sound engine with 128 polyphony, PHA-4 key action with 5 levels or touch sensitivy, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

Roland RP102 Bluetooth and Piano Partner 2 App

Roland RP102 came up with Bluetooth 4.0. When you access digital sheet music using Piano Partner 2 via bluetooth, the device will automatically turn the page for you. Also there are other Android and IOS apps available for RP102. Roland RP102 is an ideal homestyle piano for anyone who wants to start learning piano or even for advanced players.

Roland RP102 Piano Partner

Roland made a user-friendly video instruction so new players can easily connect their RP102 to their smart device.

ROLAND RP102 PHA-4 ACTION

– Roland RP102 has impressive 88 keys, PHA-4 graded weight hammer action which has escapement feeling that replicates grand piano touch. Roland RP102 also has ivory key surface, it absorbs moisture from fingers, thus improves playability. 5 levels of sensors within the action enable players to express subtlety.

*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally, therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

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Roland RP102 Outputs/Ports

On the front side of Roland RP102, therea are one 1/4″ output and one 1/8″ output for headphones. On the back, there are 2 types of USB ports, 3 pedal jack, and power jack.

Roland RP102 Function List (From official website)

Roland RP102 has a simple design to change its settings. Using only the function button on the left of the piano and piano keys will set the piano in corresponding setting.

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Roland RP102 and RP101 Comparison

RP102 RP101
Action PHA-4 PHA Alpha II
Touch Sensitivity 5 3
Polyphony 128 64
Voices 15 17
Bluetooth Yes No
Songs 213 65
Power Consumption 10W 47W
Size 54-5/16 x 16-5/16 x 38-1/2 in 54-5/8 x 15-3/4 x 37-1/4 in
Weight 83 lbs 6 oz (37.8 kg) 101 lbs 7 oz (46kg)

Sound Engine| Roland RP102 has SuperNATURAL Piano Sound with 128 polyphony which is enough to play even complicated classical pieces.

Voices| Roland RP102 has 4 piano tones and 11 other tones such as

-Concert, Ballad, Mellow, and Bright Piano.

-Temolo, Pop E-Piano

-Harpsichord

-Celesta

-Vibraphone

Speaker| 6W x 2 with 99 dB

Color| Roland RP102 comes with black

Warranty| 2 years of labor, 5 years of parts

Accessories|

-Manual, leaflet, AC adaptor, Power Cord, and Music Rest

Manual|Roland RP102 manual

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SPEC (Roland official site)

Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)

Touch Sensitivity

Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch

Keyboard Mode

-Whole
-Dual
-Twin

PianoPedals

-Damper (Pedal switch, capable of half pedal detection)
-Soft (Pedal switch)
-Sostenuto (Pedal switch)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Sound

Max. Polyphony: 128 voices

TonesPiano: 4 tones
Other: 11 tones

Stretched Tuning: 1 types (Always On)

Master Tuning: 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Transpose: -6–+5 (in semitones)

EffectsAmbience (Off, 10 levels)

Brilliance (21 levels)

Only for Piano Tones:
Damper Resonance (Always On)
String Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)METRONOMETempoQuarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)Beat2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8Volume100 levelsINTERNAL MEMORYInternal SongsListening: 9 songs

METRONOME TempoQuarter note = 10–500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20–250)Beat2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8Volume100 levelsINTERNAL MEMORYInternal SongsListening: 9 songs

Volume: 100 levels

INTERNAL MEMORY

Internal SongsListening: 9 songs
Piano Masterpieces: 40 songs
Easy Piano: 8 songs
Czerny: 100 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Scale: 36 songsBLUETOOTHMIDI, Turning music sheetBluetooth Ver 4.0OTHERKeyboard LidSlide

BLUETOOTH

MIDI, Turning music sheetBluetooth Ver 4.0OTHERKeyboard LidSlide

OTHER

Keyboard LidSlide type

Other Functions

Auto Off

ConnectorsDC In jack
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
Update port: USB Type A
Phones jacks (usable as output jack) x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone typeAccessoriesOwner’s manual
Leaflet “Stand Assembly”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Music restOptions (sold separately)HeadphonesRATED POWER OUTPUTRated Power Output6 W x 2Volume Level (SPL)99 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)Speakers12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2

POWER SUPPLY

Power SupplyAC adaptorPower Consumption4 W (3–10 W)
4 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
3 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
10 W: Rated power consumption

SIZE (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,379 mm54-5/16 inches

Depth: 413 mm16-5/16 inches

Height:977 mm 38-1/2 inches

SIZE (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITHOUT MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,379 mm 54-5/16 inches

Depth: 423 mm 16-11/16 inches

Height: 817 mm 32-3/16 inches

WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND)

Weight: 37.8 kg, 83 lbs 6 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

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Roland FP 60 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland FP 60 is portable piano, yet still has a strong built-in sound system to perform at anywhere. The design of FP 60 is based on the award-winning design of FP 90 which makes the look of FP 60 more sophisticated. FP 60 has 30 user registrations for a quick setting recall, bluetooth for easy connectivity with other devices, and a total of 351 voices to fulfill your need for any kind of music genre.

 

Jazz pianist Tom O’Grady plays ‘Collidoscope’ with Roland FP 60.

ROLAND FP 60 VS FP 50 COMPARISON

Roland FP 60

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FP 60 FP 50
Polyphony 288 128
Bluetooth Yes No
Temperament 10 Types 8 Types
                          Voices 351 372
Registration 30 20
Power Output 13W x 2 12W x2
Volume Level 103 dB 98 dB
Average Power Consumption 5W 9W
Internal Song 10 songs 30 songs
Note Storage 70,000 notes 30,000 notes
Size 50-7/8 X 15-1/16 X 37-3/16 in 52-7/8 X 16 X 36-1/2 in
Weight 72lbs 2oz (32.7kg) 63lbs 12oz (28.9kg)

 

Roland FP 60 PHA-4 Action

– Roland FP 60 has impressive 88 keys, PHA-4 graded weight hammer action which has escapement feeling that replicates grand piano touch. Roland FP 60 also has ivory key surface, it absorbs moisture from fingers, thus improves playability. 5 levels of sensors within the action enable players to express subtlety.

*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the stringafter striking, so that the stringcan vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally, therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 60 Escapement

Roland FP 60 APP

Roland FP 60 piano partner

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 60 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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There are other apps that can be used with Roland FP 60 such as Garage Band for IOS.

Roland FP 60 Outputs/Ports

Roland FP 60 back

On the front of Roland FP 60, there is one 1/4″ and one 1/8″ headphones jack port.On the back of the piano, there are 3 ports for pedals, 2 types of USB port, extrea output ports, and speaker on/off switch.

Roland FP 60 portability

Roland FP 60 versatile, it can accommodate both home (cabinet) and portable style depends on your need.

 

Sound Engine| Roland FP 60 has SuperNATURAL with powerful 288 polyphony which is enough for player to express any kind of music.

Key Action| Roland FP 60 has PHA- has ivory feeling key top and has 5 sensors for precise play.

Voices| 

-Piano: 15 tones
-E.Piano: 16 tones
-Strings: 11 tones
-Organ: 15 tones
-Pad: 15 tones
-Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

Bluetooth|Roland FP 60 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to apple devices, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you.

Speaker| 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)

Color| Roland FP 90 is available in black and white color.

Accessories| Roland FP 60 comes with manual, leaflet, ac adaptor, power cord, music rest, and DP-10 damper pedal

Warranty| Roland provides 3 years of Factory Warranty for FP 60

 

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Tech Specs (Roland)

Sound Generator
Piano Sound
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano
Max. Polyphony
288
Tones
Piano: 15 tones
E.Piano: 16 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 15 tones
Pad: 15 tones
Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Modes
Whole
Dual
Split (split point adjustable)
Speaker System
Speakers
Speakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)
Rated Power Output
13 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Headphones
capable of Headphones 3D Ambience
Tuning, Voicing
Master Tuning
415.3 – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Temperament
10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key
Effects
Ambience
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Modulation Speed
Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Lid
String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Single Note Tuning (Stretch Tuning)
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character
Bluetooth
Audio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0
Compatible Android / iOS Apps (Roland)
Piano Partner 2
Piano Designer
Data Playback
Playable Data
SMF (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1 kHz, 64 kbps – 320 kbps, require USB Flash Memory)
Internal Songs
Total 10 songs
Recorder
Recordable Data
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)
Convenient Functions
Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Registration Set
Tone Demo
Auto Off
Other
Display
Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots
Connectors
DC In jack
Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
Input Stereo jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
*1: Assignable
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Power Consumption
5W (4W – 22W)
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Music rest
Damper pedal (DP-10, capable of continuous detection)
Option (sold separately)
Dedicated stand: KSC-72
Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-12
Pedal unit: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP series
Pedal switch: DP-2 (*1)
Expression pedal: EV-5
Carrying Bag: CB-88RL
USB Flash Memory (*2)*1 Cannot use for Damper/R.
*2 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
Size (Detached music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
344 mm
13-9/16 inches
Height
125 mm
4-5/16 inches
Size (FP-60 with KSC-72 and music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
382 mm
15-1/16 inches
Height
944 mm
37-3/16 inches
Weight (FP-60 with music rest)
19.0 kg
41 lbs 15 oz
Weight (FP-60 with KSC-72, KPD-90, and music rest)
32.7 kg
72 lbs 2 oz
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All specificattions and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Casio Celviano AP460 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Casio AP460

Casio Celviano AP460 is one best digital piano yet not known to the people because Celviano series can only be sold by piano only dealers in  AP460 is the best digital in the United States. But AP460 is very well received in Europe. This is piano is the best piano under $1499 with its unique features and service that other similar-priced pianos do not have.

Why Casio Celviano AP460 is the best digital piano:

1. Casio provides 5 years of HOME SERVICE warranty.

2. Luxurious look with front legs, ivory feel keytops, grand piano lid, and bigger back panel for more resonance

3. Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

4. 5 types of grand piano tone and 13 other tones.

5. Comes with quality adjustable bench

First, listen to the amazing tone and resonance of Casio Celviano AP460 played by pianist Evgeniy Rudakov.

5 years of HOME SERVICE warranty

Imagine your digital piano malfunctions and you have. But what if the piano does not fit into your car? What if you are not strong enough to carry the piano? What if the closest service agency is few hundred miles away? Casio provides 5 years of home service warranty for AP460. While other companies usually do not provide home service warranty or only for the expensive products. This is one of the reasons why AP460 is the best choice. It is 5 years of parts and labor warranty, so if anything breaks within 5 years, they will have your piano fixed promptly.

The most Luxurious piano under $1499

Casio Celviano AP460 white

(White Casio Celviano AP460 is not sold in United States)

As you can see, Casio Celviano AP460 has a lid on the back that can be opened and closed which will change sound resonance just like how a real grand piano can change lid’s position.

Casio Celviano AP460 has additional 2 front legs which are unique for a digital piano under $1499, and higher back-panel than other similarly priced digital pianos to make a more sophisticated look.

Ivory-feel key tops will absorb moisture and make your fingers don’t slip while playing.

There is also a hook attached to the front of the AP460 for you to hang your headphones on.

AP460 pedals

Also, the 3 pedals of AP460 are much longer for better leverage and support half-damper operation.

Casio Celviano AP460 comes with a quality adjustable bench that no other companies provide for this price range digital pianos.

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

Casio Celviano AP460 is equipped with Tri-Sensor action which allows players to play more precisely. One main cause of the digital piano malfunction is spring action but AP460 uses hammer action providing natural acoustic piano feeling.

Casio Celviano AP460 has 256 polyphony which is very high again, compared to other similar priced digital pianos and will cover all types of music genres.

Review & Comparison by Professionals

You may doubt if a digital piano can really simulate the tone of a grand piano. But Casio was confident to enough to make a video of comparing the sound of Celviano piano with a grand piano.

Additional Features|

Casio AP460 voices

-As you can see, Casio made changing voices very direct and easy.

-The piano has an output port for the additional audio system for your quiet practice or amplification. And it supports dual outputs (piano + additional sound system simultaneously).

-Casio Celviano AP460 has 4 speakers attached to with 20W x 2 amplifiers.

Voices|

-5 grand pianos (Concert, Modern, Classic, Mellow, Bright)

-13 others (E-Pianos, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, strings, organs, E-organs, Bass)

Color|

Casio Celviano AP460 comes with 2 colors in the United States:

-Blackwood

-Walnut Finish

Accessories|

-Adjustable bench

-AC adaptor

-Scorebook

-Music stand

-Headphone Hook

Warranty|

Casio provides 5 home service warranty (parts and labor) for Celviano AP460

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Keyboard
88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action, Tri-Sensor keys, Ivory Touch
Touch Response
3 Sensitivity levels / Off
Sound Source
AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) “Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source”
Acoustic Resonance
Yes
Polyphony (max)
256
Tones
18 new, enhanced tones
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), DSP (built into some tones)
Reverb
4 types
Chorus
4 types
Brilliance
-3 ~ 0 ~ +3
Layer/Split
Yes
Registration Memory
Yes
Duet Mode
Yes
Preset Songs
10 (Concert play) 60 (Music Library)
Song Expansion
10 Songs (max) up to approximately 90 KB/song
Lesson Function
Part on/off (lesson part: right hand/left hand)
Metronome
Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)
Transpose
2 Octaves(-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Other Functions
Grand piano button x 2 (Concert, modern) ELEC Piano button, duet function, octave shift +/- 2 octaves, panel lock, slide-type keyboard cover
Recorder
2 Tracks / 1 Song approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real time recording/playback. 44.1 kHz WAV format/ up to approx. 25min per song
USB Storage (to PC)
Yes
Speakers
4.7″ x 2 / 2.0″ x 2
Amplifier
20W + 20W
Input/Output Terminals
Headphones (standard stero jack) x 2, Line out (L/MOMO,R) USB: Type A, Type B, External power 24V DC
Terminals
Line Out
Yes
USB
Yes
Pedals
Built-in 3 pedals
Headphone Hook
Yes
AC Adaptor
Yes
Pedals (Half-Damper pedal Operation)
Yes
Bench
Yes (height adjustable)
Music Stand
Yes
Score Book
Yes
Dimensions and Weight
Unit size w/stand
54.2″ x 16.8″ x 33.1″ (w/o score stand)
Unit weight w/stand
89.3 lbs.
Body Color/ Finish
Black wood tone, Walnut Finish
Included Accessories
Adjustable height piano bench, ac adaptor (AD-E24250LW), score book, music stand, headphone hook
Specifications subject to change without notice.

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3. Purchase standards of in-store digital piano customers.

Online shoppers take into account of blogs, purchase reviews, recommendation from environments. Shoppers on Las Vegas Music website also decide to purchase a certain model after researching different blogs and reviews while searching for the lowest price.

All shoppers do not want to buy a bad product. Also, all shoppers do not want to buy a good product at a higher price. Most shoppers want to buy good product at a lower price, so they shop around, negotiate price, and purchase after dedicating some time.

How would it work at an offline store? Not all shoppers are the same but most will go in this order…

  1. Shoppers look at the brand
  2. Shoppers look at the price
  3. Shoppers listen to the sound
  4. Shoppers feel the touch
  5. Shopper look at different accessories and functions…

These are the order that most shoppers go through, some shoppers will even pick out different products and compare them to each other.

The suitability of customers is all different in many cases. Who will use it? Where will it be used? Who is buying it?…. Would be the most basic questions to ask before narrowing down to a product.

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Some shoppers say “Do not trust the salesman; he will lead you to pianos with best margin.” This would be a wrong statement to believe and most salesmen wouldn’t sell that foolishly nowadays.

Nowadays, the online is widely used and most shoppers will research information before stepping into a store so most will not be easily enticed into making impulsive purchases.

Salesmen must know that there are many shoppers that are more expert than the  experts.

Many dealers like Las Vegas Music, will help to guide shoppers to the digital piano that fits customer’s  objectives. This is the wise way of sales, if salesman were to sell only to satisfy his or her margin  and incentives, it will cause huge side effects.

Shoppers must ask themselves questions such as, who will use it? Where will it be used? What are  functions that I need? What is the price range of pianos I am looking for? Before narrowing down  to a product. There can be different reasons such as, for the kids, for the purpose of recital and concert, or as a hobby… locations can include, homes, church, dormitories, school, outdoor activities, etc. As for the price, buyers might increase their price range after being exposed to items of higher quality. It is hard to lower one’s standard after being exposed. However, let’s not lose initial standard.

Knowledge and perception of the salesman is very important. Without knowledge it will be hard to explain the product and inability to perceive what the customer truly wants will cause dissatisfaction in shoppers and there will be bad side effects.

After hearing from most offline shoppers in store… each have different opinion what great sound is.  They might select the product depending on the sound. However, the touch and action is different between brands so customers try and feel the touch as well. Some might make the decision after experiencing different touches… most shoppers choose brand that they know the most. Even if it is a good brand, even if it is a great product, shoppers will be in doubt of hasty purchase when it comes to an unknown brand. Also, all price standards are set from online.

After the product is in congruent to what they looked for and the product is decided, price will be negotiated. Thus, we believe online shopping might be the way that is more preferred. In store, it is hard to compare prices from different stores. However, it is possible to compare different retail price without even being face to face. Plus, shopper won’t even have to carry a heavy piano all the way home when shopped online.

With prices put aside (same price levels are used by shoppers when deciding), brand is selected depending on sound performance and usual standard of purchase in-store is based on Touch > Brand > Style > Warranty > accessory service. The brand that most satisfies this is the brand that sells the most.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us(1-888-355-0628) and give us any opinion or advice.

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2. You MUST know this before purchasing a digital piano

Many consumers probably won’t pick out  particular brand of a digital piano and  model before buying. Most  pre-qualify  choices to 2-3 brands and even look at  different models under the umbrella before  making any buying decisions.

The weakness point of many online  shoppers is that they purchase without the  chance to physically see it.

Most times,  there might not be any nearest  dealers or  the nearest dealer might not  have a  particular model.  Local shoppers  face the  same problem in these cases…  Guitar  Center, Sam Ash aren’t specialized  in  digital  pianos so they have limits on  displaying as well. Also, if those dealers  don’t have other brand authorized  dealership then it will be even harder. Yamaha dealers will display mostly Yamaha products. Kawai dealers  will display Kawai products. It will be very hard to compare every different product. At the end, many  shoppers end up taking advice online and comparing products on Youtube as a source of decision maker.  Not saying this is a bad decision. However, there is a chance of disappointment after purchase.

Certainly, purchasing after experiencing can be better, but honestly, online purchase can earn you better  price compared to offline purchase and can simply be a comfortable purchase. Many prefer to shop online  due to these benefits.

Then, why are there expensive digital pianos and inexpensive digital pianos?

The standard is different depending on the company but prices are different mainly because of the keyboard action and the speaker power.

Some might say price of digital piano differs depending on the number of function of the piano. This statement maybe true for professional digital pianos such as arrange keyboard, synthesizers, pro-stage pianos but it is not the case in normal home digital pianos.

When cost of making an action increases or the quality of speaker power increases, the more expensive the piano will be.

Most digital piano companies have different keyboard action systems. Here is order of action quality per brand.

Yamaha — GHS < GH < GH3 < GH3X < NWX < Specialized
Roland —- Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Concert
Kawai —- AHA IV-F < AWA PROII < RHII < RHIII < GF
Kurzweil – LK < FATAR < FATAR WOOD
Casio —— ALL WEIGHTED SCALED

It uses actions in shown in order above… Not all, but most digital pianos will increase in price as its action used increases in quality.

One thing we must all keep in mind regarding piano keyboards… We often hear, “Heavier keys are always better keys…” or, “digital pianos always have lighter keys” These two statements are WRONG ideas to have.

Athletes practice with their lighter body with a heavy weights and weighted belts. Same analogy is that when you practice with heavy keys, you might perform better with a lighter touch at a recital or concert so pianists and professionals practice this way as many teachers claim so.

It is not recommended for anyone under the age of 10 to practice with heavy keys. It can be too much stress to the finger joints for minors… and young pianists might become drained of playing too soon if it is too vigorous physically. Usually bad keys are heavy and slow reaction which hinders from controlling the strength of the sounds.

Good keys are keys that allow you to easily express different strength of the tone… In other words it should allow you control strength of the volume freely.

Some brands of digital piano usually use same sound chip. If headphones are used instead of attached speakers, then it will result in almost same sound. Different models under same brands have different sounds when it is played with attached speakers because speaker power and speaker quality differs depending on the model.

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Here are some important specifications to observe when purchasing a digital piano :

  1. 88 weighted grade hammer action

This means the digital piano has 88 keys with heavier on lower pitched keys and gets lighter as pitches increase on keys which is similar action system as an acoustic piano. I highly recommend digital pianos like this. There are differences in quality depending on the brand, but most digital pianos have this system. Actual action moves in a way where control of velocity would be possible.

  1. Number of speaker and speak power

Multiple speakers will allow  surround-sound which will make sound  grandeur. As    for speaker power, even  if the sound chip is excellent, the  speaker must also have  excellent sound  power or it would be unusable.  (however, this would not be case if  headphones  are to be used.)

  1. Polyphony

 

 

This is the digital piano’s ability to play layered notes at the same moment. If the digital piano has 128 polyphony, then it can play 128 different notes at the same moment. Most will have 64-128-192-256. Higher the polyphony, more the complete it will sound. Most pianos will have 128 polyphony. We also believe 128 number of polyphony is good enough.

  1. Escapement

This is the click-feel that most grand pianos have on their keys. When keys are pressed slowly on grand piano, it will click and press. This type of touch isn’t available on upright pianos… This system allows the hammers to move faster when keys are clicked rapidly at multiple times. This is a system usually found on high quality digital pianos.

  1. Accompany

This is a type of a rhythm, in which background music will accompany songs played by the performer. Depending on the model and brand, these functions will have different quality… When enjoyable rhythm such as pop, latin, waltz are played, it can magnify the experience. However, these functions are only available through high quality digital pianos. The importance of these fuction will depend on the performer.

Other functions include quantity of voices, USB, and etc. Quantity of functions isn’t  always correlated with the price. However, we recommend the USB function. If USB  function is available, connection to smartphones, pads, and computers are possible  and can enhance the enjoyment. This can allow additional functions such as  composing and will make your digital piano use much better.

Lastly, there are shoppers that put huge emphasis on design and finish of the digital  piano.

The finish of the digital piano is much different compared to the acoustic piano. Polish  or white colored acoustics pianos are less expensive in the case of acoustics. However,  polishes are much more expensive when it comes to digital pianos. If there is more  design or if the finishes are big, it will be more expensive just like the acoustics…. larger pianos will usually have bigger speakers that make grandeur and realer sound. If there is one similarity between acoustic and digital pianos is that bigger piano will mean an increased price.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us(1-702-684-7485) and give us any opinion or advice.

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1. Acoustic vs Digital Piano

During piano purchases, this is what customers consider and are in concern of. Many customers read certain blogs, consult piano teachers, consult pianists, and even ask friends and family to make their purchasing decisions.

Owner of Las Vegas Music is actually an industry veteran who has more than 20 years of experience in acoustic piano sales. He is knowledgeable in different types of piano. With huge experience in piano technologies and piano performance, he has the kin ability to observe customer needs and is able to recommend best suitable piano for each customers.

Although we can explain endlessly about even miniscule details of the piano, we will stay brief and to the point regarding the basics for now and we will write more about the details in the future.

Acoustic and Digital piano are definitely different in sound and touch. How can the natural sound and sound from speaker be the same? However, the companies that develops digital pianos in effort to sample the best sounds from grand pianos to pursue better sound and achieve improvements.

Honestly, even different acoustic pianos of same brand and model have different tonality and color just like how each human being have unique voices. Thus, selecting the right acoustic piano is very difficult.

Also, attractiveness of sound and tonality is very subjective and can be expressed in many ways. Clear sound, thick sound, deep sound, light sound, soft sound, strong sound, and etc…. Different people prefer different sound.

This is the reason why even people with different people have different opinion on the same exact pianos.

What is YOUR favorite sound of the piano?…. If you select the piano that your teacher recommends, you are selecting your piano teacher’s favorite sound. (With you and your kids opinion omitted)

Fortunately, most digital pianos have the technology to play variety of piano tonality.

——————————————————————-Concert, Grand, Upright, Mellow, Bright, etc.

You are able to select your favorite voice to match your preference with digital pianos.

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The precision of the sound will be more accurate with digital pianos also. Of course, acoustic pianos that aren’t tuned will be much less precise than digital pianos that stay permanently consistent in sound.

On offline stores, you often hear shoppers say, “We already have an acoustic piano at home, and just to play once or twice a year we need to tune each time…” Even if the piano is unused most acoustic pianos require tuning in every 6 month. It also requires regular action adjustment, hammer voicing, and much other maintenance that come at hefty price. Hence, many musicians say, “Acoustic piano is the most difficult instrument to maintain….”

Due to these reasons, many people prefer digital piano.

Also, many pianists prefer digital piano due to nightly sessions, and environmental factors. Many schools prefer digital pianos as well.

Besides the sound, actions of digital piano are improving. If you just compare the action of upright and grand pianos, they are two different worlds.

Acoustic upright piano moves 2-3 different spring action  to cause the hammer to hit the spring, in which if the  spring comes loose, then the action becomes very  difficult. Because of this, upright pianos are not able to  make any sound even when pressed many times. Grand  pianos work in differently. The action system of grand  pianos works just like a seesaw. Action parts are heavier  than keys, so when pressed it will cause it to hammer.  Most classic pianists perform with the grand piano. When  performed on upright pianos there are limits on  expressing fast touch, different strength and every  nuance.

This is why, many students who practice on upright  piano, perform poorly on stage with a grand piano.

 

Digital pianos are built to emulate the action system of the grand piano.

Most digital pianos do use spring but the system itself is very similar. There are some digital pianos that  have    systems that are mostly same.

Is digital piano better than acoustic? Not all the time. If you can face and endure regular maintenance    procedures and costs, then you might just enjoy the uniqueness of the acoustic piano that you won’t find  from a  digital piano.

However, compared with an old acoustic piano or new mediocre acoustic pianos, digital piano might just be  a  better decision.

Shopping and purchasing decision is the right of the consumer. There is no correct answer to this question.    Your opinion is most important when deciding between acoustic vs. digital piano.

Las Vegas Music would like to explain what we observed as we provided digital pianos online in the past in numerical order. Please read it before you make any digital piano purchase and hope this will guide you through the purchase.

And more…. It will guide you in your purchase, will provide all our best knowledge and opinion of the employees of Las Vegas Music, offer the best suitable product based on the intentions of the customer and will not make any biased opinion by pushing or recommending a certain product.

If there are any concerns regarding Las Vegas Music, please feel free to email us (info@clvmusic.com) or call us (1-888-355-0628) and give us any opinion or advice.

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For BEST PRICE GUARANTEE contact us at our LIVE CHAT or call us at 1-888-355-0628