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Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano  888365943763 (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Professional stage piano with 340 presets, including vintage keyboards, acoutic pianos, and more.

The PX-5S is part of the Casio Privia line of digital pianos. The PX-5S is loaded with a collection of acoustic pianos, vintage keyboard, and synth sounds, and has powerful controller features and sequencing tools that sets it apart from other keyboards.

POWERED BY AIR
At the heart of the PX-5S Stage Piano is Casio's proprietary AiR sound source which provides incredible realism, detail and expression for grand piano sounds. In the PX-5S, the power of AiR has been expanded to provide stunning fidelity and control over other instrument tones and effects with 256 notes of polyphony.

OLD SCHOOL, NEW CLASS
In addition to Privia's award winning grand piano sounds, the PX-5S has an arsenal of newly developed sounds including classic electric piano, harpsichord and clav sounds. Some of these tones are complete with release samples, amplifier and speaker simulations for an incredibly authentic experience.

SERIOUS CONTROL
The PX-5S is a powerful four zone controller, complete with 4 knobs and 6 sliders all of which are completely configurable to control internal sounds, effects parameters or send continuous controllers to other gear. Each zone on the PX-5S can control an internal sound, an external MIDI device or both simultaneously.

NEW SONIC TERRITORY
The PX-5S redefines what a stage piano should be, providing an arsenal of other sounds and creative tools. The PX-5S includes powerful Hex Layer tones complete with real-time filters and also features four programmable arpeggiators and multitrack phrase sequencing.

FEATURES
  • 88 Note Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II Keyboard
  • Vintage Electric Piano Sounds
  • 4 Zone Master Controller
  • AiR Sound Source
  • 256 Note Polyphony
  • Sustain pedal sold separately

If you love Privia, you'll definitely love the PX-5S. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano

  • Keyboard 88-key, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II
    Maximum Polyphony 256 Notes
    Number of Tones 340 Preset / 220 User
    Controllers 4 knobs, 6 sliders, Pitch & Modwheel, 2 Pedal Inputs
    Arpeggiator 4 simultaneous programmable
    Phrase Sequencer 8 Tracks, up to 1,000 phrases
    Storage USB / File & Audio Recording
    System Effects Reverb, Chorus, Delay, String & Damper Resonance
    Insert Effects 4 simultaneous / Equalizer, Compressor, Limiter, Enhancer, Early Reflection, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Rotary, Drive Rotary, LFO Wah, Auto Wah, Distortion (w/ Amp Simulator), Pitch Shifter, Multi Chorus, Ring Mod, Delay, Piano effect
    Master Effects 4 Band EQ & Compressor
    MIDI Independent USB & MIDI I/O
    Audio Terminals 1/4" L&R Input & Output, 1/8" Audio Input
    Dimension 52.05 x 11.26 x 5.31 (inch)
    Weight 24.47 lbs (W/O Battery)
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CasioPrivia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Responsive / good action (10)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Pre-programmed music (7)

Cons

  • Poor instructions (6)

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (7)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Electronic music (7)
  • MIDI (6)
  • Chamber music (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeatable features-to-price ratio; for novice or pro.

By Chris

from undisclosed

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • No Speakers
  • Poor Instructions

Best Uses

    Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

    I will limit my credibility by admitting that I am a guitarist of 25 years and I only dabble on piano. The price was a top factor in my decision to go with the PX-5S, but I was most attracted to its large bank of tones, which sound REALLY good, especially in stereo. The standard grand piano is great, but I love the vintage E.P.'s and Clavinet. Synth sounds are fun, too.

    The feel is quite piano-like, but not being a long-time pianist, I wasn't really seeking a "realistic" feel anyway. I'm not a gigging keyboardist, but I know the 25-lb weight is a big selling point to those who are. With light weight comes compromises, though. One complaint I have about the mostly-plastic construction is the input/output jacks do not feel strong and secure. They feel... plasticky. I'm used to pro audio devices with metal jacks that have lock nuts, which feel strong and stable when you insert plugs into them. These jacks have some play and give a little when you insert a plug. I worry that if a cord got stepped on and pulled downward, it could easily break the jack. This is probably a necessary compromise to sell at this price point, but I would be willing to pay more for high-quality metal jacks and could accept 5 more lbs of weight if it added durability. I see complaints about the mechanical noise of the keys and I don't disagree. The reason is that the light hollow plastic body acts like a resonant chamber and amplifies the noise. You could have quieter keys by adding another 20lbs. Trade-offs...

    Not thrilled with the power supply. It's a very flimsy cable from the AC adapter to the board, and it inserts into another weak plastic jack. I see easy damage potential here. The battery feature is a joke, i.m.o. Who is actually going to use this with batteries, especially when you have to use an external amplifier?! Just a good place to store 8 dead AA's if you ask me.

    Complicated U.I. will take me years to learn. Overall, though, a fantastic instrument for the beginner or pro!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Just enough whiz and bang

    By Johnny Keys

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

      I haven't had this keyboard for two weeks. I like the sounds I have encountered but I'm still trying to figure out some things. How do I split the keyboard?

      (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      MIDI Out/Thru FAIL

      By Dean C Angermeier

      from Ashland, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Midi Outthru Bad

        Best Uses

          Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

          I am so disappointed! This keyboard is perfect except for one glaring flaw. The MIDI Out/Thru only works one way or the other, it is NOT a merger. This means there is never a reason to plug anything INTO the MIDI In if you want it to go through. Seriously CASIO, you didn't allow both the thru and out of the MIDI port to work at the same time (MERGE)? There are work-arounds, but I hate the lack of flexibility here. This was a five star plus keyboard, until I found the one problem with it. For me, it is a doozy. I'd still buy this keyboard again, but beware the MIDI jack implementation is faulty. #px5salmostperfect

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Keyboard, Hands Down

          By Zarek

          from Ohio

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great price
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Gigs
          • MIDI
          • School Bands
          • Travel

          Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

          The Casio PX-5S Pro Stage Piano is a beautiful instrument. You get more than what you pay for here, with a huge variety of sounds and features. It can be frustrating at first to figure out navigation, how to create your own tones, stage settings, and such. The manual is not very helpful, but with the available YouTube videos out there, and discussions on the Casio website, it becomes much easier, and it's a great setup! Overall, this is a great keyboard at a great price, and I would highly recommend this for the experienced pianist looking for performing, and working on compositions.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible quality and value

          By Thom

          from gibsonton fl

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Chamber Music
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • MIDI

            Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

            This keyboard does everything I needed and wanted it to do and more-you'd have to get to $2K to $3K to get anywhere near it in another manufacturer. Strongly recommended if you're serious about keyboards.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A fantastic board

            By Tom Marks

            from Arizona

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

            I have owned most all brands including the privia 330 which I loved... this is better... the controller functions alone are worth the price.. I will never own another board that weighs in at 60 lbs... An absolute joy to play... and when you have one... you'll understand and be like a shiny object fan boy or girl ... It is that cool... I played it on battery power through a battery powered Roland amp and everyone was stunned on the clarity of the sound... It is no longer about the money spent but about the execution of amazing technology

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Great Keyboard!

            By Billy Mack

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Chamber Music
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI
              • School Bands
              • Travel

              Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

              I like very much this Casio Privia PX-5S keyboard. I think that it may be my best synth yet after owning several other brands in the past. There is something very vintage about this keyboard and its sounds that resonate well with me so I had to buy it. I think that it was one of the best purchases that I have made. I love the sounds and find it easy to navigate the menus and knobs. I pretty much play it every day, posting my music on Youtube to share with myself and strangers. It is great.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              An excellent stage piano

              By Dom Barker

              from Spain

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Portable
              • Pre-programmed music
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

              • Poor Instructions

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • MIDI
              • Travel

              Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

              I've owned this product for three months now and I am absolutely delighted with it. I bought it because I joined a blues/rock band this year and we have just started playing gigs.

              1) The light weight means it's fully portable - I mean it's still an effort (there's 88 whole keys to lug) but your back should not suffer. Crucially, this means you get to play the thing out regularly
              2) The feel/action is very impressive - my previous experience is good (and not so good) upright pianos and a yamaha clavinova (oh and one Bechstein grand a couple of times which did feel amazing). Each piano, digi or real, takes some adjustment but my hands were extremely happy with it within a couple of days. And you can really pound it if that's your thing. And it doesn't hurt the next day.
              3)The inbuilt sounds are great (esp the pianos) but you can customize and layer pretty much everything. And you can make your own sounds too. This is not my area of expertise but it doesn't matter because better users than I are already sharing more sounds than you can cope with on the forums.
              4) The level of support on Facebook and the Casio web pages/forums is ridiculously good. First question I had was answered by some senior guy in Casio within a minute (and it was a dumb one about a pedal). And he got it right. But not just casio employees - the level of enthusiasm for this keyboard is palpable and a real community has developed to make the most of it (this largely resolves the poor instructions problem some people have complained of). Check out the facebook page to see.

              I can't recommend this enough. I'm out playing live music again for the first time in ages and having a wonderful time.

              (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I Returned Mine...

              By Between The Notes

              from Treasure Coast, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

              First off, I have owned a Privia home-style piano for several years and I am happy with it. Several people play them professionally in my area. So when it was time to buy a stage piano that would be 'stage friendly,' I thought the PX-5S would be a hands-down winner. On paper, it certainly is a winner, IMO. The feature-set is quite good indeed. However, I need a strong acoustic piano sound above all else, and after living with PX-5S for two weeks I finally admitted (although I didn't want to) that the piano sound is not to my taste. The top register very good, however I found the mid-range portion of the piano to sound like a piano with only (1) string, instead of three. The bass registers were OK for me; however I think many people would agree that the three middle octaves are where we get most of our work done. My other issue was with the touch of the piano. The physical action was good for me, however, 'how' it played the notes dynamically felt strange to me, despite my experimenting by editing touch settings in the 'system' menu. FYI, I use a Roland KC-300 keyboard amp, or a single JBL EON 2 (15") for amplification. I really wanted to LOVE this instrument, but I just can't. I'm giving four stars because this is a good instrument, and will satisfy many musicians' needs without question.. AND, sound is subjective.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Killer keyboard!

              By skiranged

              from Los Aalmos, NM

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Flexible
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

              • Poor Instructions

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Electronic Music
              • Live Music Rock Jazz
              • MIDI

              Comments about Casio Privia PX-5S Pro Stage Piano:

              The PX-5S has a great sound set, complete control over said sounds (effects, EQ, even waveform), and works extremely well as a MIDI controller. It performed well as my sole keyboard at a recent gig. I thought the electric pianos on the PX-3 were good, but the EPs on the PX-5 are stellar. I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of the Hex Layers, Arpeggios, and Phrase Recording/Editing. I played a Yamaha S90-ES for a few years as part of a church band, and that has been my "benchmark" since then. I think the PX-5S does everything the S-90 does but is easier to program and is much, much lighter. The weak spot on this keyboard is the owner's manual that is packaged with the keyboard. It doesn't get into any editing. You need to download an additional "tutorial," and even that isn't very useful. The support from Casio and from the PX-5S user community is outstanding, however, and there is no shortage of tutorial material on YouTube and Facebook.

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