Yamaha YDP142 VS Casio PX860 Review

Yamaha Arius YDP142 VS Casio Privia PX860

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Yamaha YDP142 VS Casio PX860

Yamaha YDP142 VS Casio PX860

On this particular post we will compare two most versatile digital piano in the world. Yamaha YDP142 and the Casio PX860. Yamaha YDP142 is one of the signature product in the Yamaha Arius Series line and Casio PX860 is one of the signature product in the Casio Privia Series line. Most of pianists will be in dilemma of these two products(Yamaha YDP142 vs Casio PX860) during purchase. These two amazing digital pianos(Yamaha YDP142 vs Casio PX860) are even more difficult to compare as you get to know deeper about them. As you learn the remarkable detail of these two absolutely amazing pianos, you will feel even more perplexed.

This is where we come in to help: to guide you practically in your purchase decisions, focusing on applicable and practical aspects of digital pianos to show you full detail on benefits and gains with a complete disregard on ineligible traits that can only confuse the shoppers. This simple comparison will help you discern between Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series and Casio PX860 Privia Series. Your decision making in comparing digital piano will make a dramatic results.

 

Sound Comparison

  • Yamaha YDP142

Sound of Yamaha YDP142: Whereas Yamaha YDP142 Privia Series uses the sound samples from the Yamaha 9′ Concert Grand Piano CFIII.

Yamaha YDP142 has 128 Polyphony.Yamaha YDP142 has sound power of 12W X 12W=24W

3 different piano sounds:Concert, upright, bright.
plus 7 more sounds such as organ, string E-piano, harpsichord, vibraphone and more.

Low-pitched sounds are thick and grandeur and High-pitched sounds are pure, lively and clear-cut.
As a whole, the mixing of the sound is very well harmonized therefore the sound can be clear and beautiful during performance.

  • Casio PX860

Sound of Casio PX860: The sound of Casio PX860 Privia Series uses the “AiR Sound” System with smooth dynamic sounds upgrades from Casio PX850. Casio PX860’s AiR Sound produces great resonance.

Casio PX860 has 256 Polyphony.Casio PX860 Privia Series has sound-power output of  20W X 20W =40W

The sounds include Piano, E-Piano, string, organ, and other 13 different sounds.

Lid opens and closes like a real grand piano emulating the surround sound of an authentic grand piano.

Casio PX860 Privia Series’ “Stereo Resonance Simulator” system can naturally allow user to gain deep, beautiful resonance with use of damper pedal.

Keyboard Action Comparison

  • Yamaha YDP142

Keyboard Action of Yamaha YDP142:Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series keys are made of exceptional material of Polished Keys that are of high quality and is made to have a prestigious look and sophistication.

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  uses the 88-key Weighted Grade Hammer Action system.Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series uses the popular GHS action which is widely used in Yamaha digital pianos.Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is made to match the acoustic piano: This means the lower note keys have heavier touch and keys become lighter as notes get higher.

Weight of the keys will feel lighter but responsiveness control is possible with the use of 3-sensor.

YDP142 Keys are smooth because they are polished keys

Yamaha YDP142 Keys are smooth because they are polished keys

  • Casio PX860

Keyboard Action of Casio PX860:Casio PX860 Privia Series’ keys are made of exceptional material of Ivory and Ebony keys that can be effective absorbent with even sweats on performers finger when played for an elongated hours.

Casio PX860 Privia Series’ unique action is 88-key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard which has same size and action as an acoustic piano.
This means the lower note keys have heavier touch and keys become lighter as notes get higher.Casio PX860 Privia 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.

Casio PX860 Privia Series  keyboard has 3-sensor that allow users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.

Casio PX860 have ridges on the keys because they are Ivory Keys

Casio PX860 have ridges on the keys because they are Ivory Keys

Finish Comparison

  • Yamaha YDP142

Finishes of Yamaha YDP142: Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is a Home-style digital piano with
stand, 3-pedal and bench included, so there aren’t many accessories necessary. However, headphones are optional.

3-Pedal of Yamaha YDP142 is has the length of 4 inches which emulates the same pedal size as an authentic acoustic pianos.

Yamaha Arius YDP142 3-Pedals

Yamaha Arius YDP142 3-Pedals

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series has two different type of finishes:

  1. YDP-142B Black Walnut (Black)
  2. YDP-142R Dark Rosewood (Brown)
  • Casio PX860

Finishes of Casio PX860: Casio PX860 Privia Series  is a Home-style digital piano with stand and 3 pedal included and top of keyboard includes sliding cover. Bench can be bought additionally.

3-Pedal of Casio PX860 is the length of 3 inches which is a slim style..

Casio Privia PX860 3-Pedals

Casio Privia PX860 3-Pedals

Casio PX860 comes in three different type of finishes:

  1. Casio Privia PX-860BK Black wood tone finish(Black)
  2. Casio Privia PX-860BN Oak tone finish(Brown)
  3. Casio Privia PX-860WE White wood tone finish(White)

Function Comparison

  • Yamaha YDP142

Function of Yamaha YDP142:

  • 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
  • Split | You can play two different instrument sound on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibraphone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument.split_final
  • Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different instruments. You can transpose within (-6 to 0, 0 to +6)
  • Sound | There are 3 different piano sounds: concert, upright, bright.
    Also includes 7 different sounds: Organ, string, electric piano, harpsichord, vibraphone and more.
  • Touch Sensitivity Control | You can control three different levels: Fixed, Medium and Hard
  • Here is a picture of function buttons on the Yamaha YDP142
    Yamaha YDP142 - Left

    Yamaha YDP142 – Left

    Yamaha YDP142 - Right

    Yamaha YDP142 – Right

  • Other functions include: record function, metronome function, and USB-TO-HOST. With USB-TO-HOST, you can use apps on ipads, iphones and connect to computer to use even more variety of functions.
  • For more of your information on YDP142 Function. Here is a function operation guide for the Yamaha YDP142. Pg.1
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  • Casio PX860

Function of Casio PX860:

  • 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
  • Split | You can play two different instrument sound on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibraphone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument.split_final
  • Transpose | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.. You can transpose within 2 octaves (-12 ~ 0 ~ +12)
  • Sound | Piano sound includes concert, classic, modern, mellow, and bright; The 5 different sound can allow user to a much deeper self amusement.
    Other instrument sounds include E-Piano, string, organ, and other 13 different sounds as a basic option that can be supplemental to other instrumental studies.
  • Touch responsiveness control | You can control the strength of touch responsiveness.
  • 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. Casio PX860 Privia Series  also has Concert Play function and 10 orchestra songs can allow learners to listen into orchestra as they play.
  • Here is a picture of function buttons on the Casio PX860
    Casio Privia PX860 - Left

    Casio Privia PX860 – Left

    Casio Privia PX860 - Right

    Casio Privia PX860 – Right

  • Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Casio PX860 Privia Series 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.
  • For more of your information on PX860 Function. Here is a function operation guide for the Casio Privia PX860. Pg.1

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Warranty Comparison

Yamaha will provide 3-Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Casio will provide 3-Year Full-Replacement Warranty

Size & Weight Comparison

Yamaha YDP142 – (w x d x h) 53.44 x 16.63 x 32.06 in / 83.75 lbs
Casio PX860 – (w x d x h) 53.82 x 11.77 x 32.95 in / 78.26 lbs

Specification Comparison

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Our recommendation based on our opinion:  Just be aware of the fact that this is our personal opinion based on facts. We do not unfairly recommend certain product in any biased ways. Personal preference may differ among different users.

  • Sound: Sound depends on customer preference. Most customers acknowledge, Yamaha YDP142 does have little bit more pristine and cleaner sound than Casio PX860. On the other hand, most customers acknowledge that Casio PX860 has deeper and smoother tones.
  • Style: Yamaha YDP142 has a similar finish as a acoustic piano. Casio PX860 has slim and modern style. It will just depend on personal preference.
  • Touch: This will depend on personal preference. Most customers acknowledge, Yamaha YDP142 has lighter keys than Casio PX860. Most customers acknowledge, Casio PX860 has heavier keys than Yamaha YDP142.
  • Function Controls: This will depend on personal preference and experience as well. Most customers acknowledge, Casio PX860 has convenient controls.

Other things to consider: Price…

-Yamaha -Arius– YDP 142– is priced at 1099.99
-Casio —-Privia– PX 860—- is priced at 1099.99

 


Click to see Casio PX860 Review
Click to see Yamaha YDP143 Review

Casio PX860 Review & Comparison & Best Price

CASIO PX860 / Casio PX860 Review / CASIO PX860 BEST PRICE / CASIO PX860 SOUND COMPARISON & FUNCTION – Digital Piano Best Review

Casio PX860 colors

If you have seen many other digital piano reviews, many people praised the Casio Privia PX-850.
Casio PX860 Privia Series  is the successor of Casio Privia PX850.
Casio upgraded the rough sounds of Casio PX850 with smooth dynamic sounds.
For the enjoyment of players, 10 classic songs are included in Casio PX860 to make the grandeur of orchestra.
“Concert Play” and “Orchestra lesson function” are added to Casio PX860.

Here is a demonstration video of Casio px860

As an expert in the field of digital piano, We believe that Casio PX860 is one of the best digital piano a person can ever use.

Casio PX860 has ‘AIR Sound’ technology which simulates, different position of piano lid, different stages, different compression, and different resonance sound.


Casio PX860 can handle most piano genres and can be played at any place such as church, home, and school.
Within the price range, this compact prestigious digital piano can provide players stability and enjoyment as a trademark digital piano.
Casio PX860 is released with upgrades with same price as Casio PX850, at $1099 and bench is not included.

Casio PX860 SoundCasio PX860 resonance simulator structure

 

 

 

 

 

‘AIR Sound’ sampled, Casio PX860 with resonance with detail and has no lacks as a digital piano.


Compared to Casio Privia PX850, the sound became whole lot smoother and precision of the sound has been upgraded.
Specialty of Casio PX860 is the dynamism and fanciness of the Sound.

Casio PX860 has 256 Polyphony, this means it can provide even more stability compared to other digital pianos. PX860 has concert, classic, modern, mellow, and bright piano types; The 5 different sounds allows user to a much deeper self amusement.
Other instrument sounds like E-Piano, string, organ, and other 13 different sounds are included as a basic options that can be supplemented for other instrumental studies.


The upgraded Casio PX860 has a special function called Concert Play function.

This function allows live orchestra recital of 10 songs in a high quality audio data and performers can listen as they practice which emulates performance in a grand live 
orchestra.

Special feature of Casio PX860 is that players can adjust the tonality and resonance of the px860 by closing and opening the virtual piano lid.
Piano changes in sound and volume depending on the position of its lidCasio PX860 lid.
Casio PX860’s Stereo Resonance Simulator system can naturally allow user to gain deep annd beautiful resonance with use of damper pedal.
As pedal is pressed damper rises and simulates resonance.Casio PX860 String resonator & Real acoutic response
Also, damper pedals have sustained transformation system that with manipulation of pedal, you can express even the smallest detail in changes.
So, the performer can recite even the most elaborate expression with just use of pedal.
Casio PX860 is  20W X 20W =40W modern slim digital piano but has a great sound power output.

Here, you can hear the different resonance of PX860 depends on the type of hall (AiR Sound).


Casio PX860 Touch

Casio PX860’s 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 notes get higher.
Casio PX860  does not have spring action that is similar to upright piano action, instead, the grade hammer action of PX860 simulates grand piano.
Casio PX860 has 3 sensors that allow users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.
Also, Casio PX860 has key off simulator that expresses key release effect naturally.
Thus, you can express even small details in sound just like the grand piano.
Also, Casio PX860 is made of exceptional material of ivory and ebony keys that can be effective absorbent with even sweats on performers finger when played for an elongated hours.

.Acoustic grand piano hammer actionCasio PX860 hammer action

Casio PX860 Function

Casio PX860 Privia Series 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. Casio PX860 Privia Series  also has Concert Play function and 10 orchestra songs can allow learners to listen into orchestra as they play.

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

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

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

Other functions| Casio PX860 has recording, metronome, USB function and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Casio PX860 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.

Option|

Casio PX860  is a Home style digital piano with stand and 3 pedal included and top of keyboard includes sliding cover.

px860 pedals
Benches can be selected and bought additionally with choice of the shopper.

Warranty|

Casio Privia model’s warranty is the best warranty in the industry when judged by company that it is a defect, Casio will replace the item.
You are provided with 1 year plus 2 more years after registration, totaling at 3 year full warranty coverage at convenience.

Color|

Casio Privia PX-860BK (Black), Casio Privia PX-860BN (Brown), Casio Privia PX-860WE (White)

Specs

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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
Polyphony (maximum) 256
Number of built-in tones 18 new, enhanced tones
Sound source Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Stereo-sampled piano tones Yes
Layer/Split Yes/Yes
Hammer Response Yes (4 levels)
String Resonance Yes (4 levels)
Damper Resonance Yes (4 levels)
Lid Simulator Yes (4 levels)
Key-off Simulator Yes
Types Reverb 4
Chorus 4
Brilliance Yes (-3 ~ 0 ~ 3)
DSP Yes (preset for some tones)
Number of built-in songs 60
Song expansions (user songs) 10 Songs (max.) up to approximately 90 KB/Song
Concert Play 10 Songs
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, sostenuto)
Half-damper pedal operation Yes
Transpose 2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning control A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Scale function 17 preset scales
Operation lock Yes
MIDI Yes
Phones 2, stereo standard jack
Line OUT 2 (L/MONO, R), standard jack
USB port Yes
USB flash drive port Yes
Speakers Size 4.7″x 2 + 2.0″ x 2
2-way 4-speakers Yes
Amplification 20 W + 20 W
Dimension (w x d x h) 53.82 x 11.77 x 32.95 in
Weight 78.26 lbs
Accessories Included accessories AC adaptor (AD-E24250LW), score book, music stand, headphone hook

Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.