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Sophisticated design with impressive play and sound to match.
The Casio Privia PX-800 digital piano boasts a high fidelity 40W speaker system and 88 hammer action keys in a gorgeous custom style wood stand. The key action is graded to mimic the feel of a real piano and the dynamic source sounds respond naturally to the pressure you apply to the keys. It has a sliding keyboard cover, three pedal setup with half-pedal expression support, and a modesty panel.
The triple element AIF sound engine delivers powerful piano sounds and with 128 notes of polyphony, even complex performances with intense usage of the sustain and damper pedals won't be cut off. The PX-800 comes with 162 tones, 80 songs, 20 rhythms, DSP effects, a lesson function, and supports the GM standard for playback. It also has a USB interface and SD card slot for expanded song memory.
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I just assembled my new Casio at church and will play it for the offertory tomorrow. It will also be used for my 20 piano students, replacing a portable Casio that was a fine keyboard but wobbled a bit on its Z-stand. Others have gone into detail about this instrument, so I won't. But I just have to say this is a great buy!!
I went to college to get a degree in piano and this is almost as good as playing a real Steinway grand. People smirk because it is not a Roland or a Yamaha and I tell them that it's not my fault that the CASIO feels and sounds better than Yamaha or Roland and costs half as much to boot!
If your looking for a digital piano that has an authentic grand piano sound and feel, then get this one! First of all there are 3 different grand piano voices to pick from, not to mention a good amount of other really awesome quality sounds. The speakers are great, on full volume my husband can hear me playing while he is downstairs. (I keep the casio upstairs.)The features are relatively easy to use. (You push one button and a piano key to access most of them). My favorite feature is the reverb, you can adjust the sound to a variety of different room sizes, from bedroom to stadium. They all sound great, and each one adds a different fullness to the grand piano sound.The only reason I didn't give it 5 full stars is because I wish the foot pedal board would have been made out of something sturdier. It is made of plastic, and I'm a little worried that constantly using the sustain pedal might damage it. So far it is working fine though. Overall I am happy because the sound and feel of the keys on this Casio Px 800 is the same as a grand piano, and I didn't have to chuck out $20,000.00 to get one.
I had been eying the 320, but I have no need to move it around and I really wanted something that was nicer looking in the house, without seeing all the cables etc. I prefer this to the 320 because of the 3 pedals, which work quite nicely and ascetics of it. I had actually gone into the store thinking I was going to buy the Yamaha YDP-213, because of the console look, but saw the PX-800 and after playing both the choice was clear. I prefer the action of keys, sound, and speakers all above the Yamaha - and I like the look better. Plus because this is a newer model it has 128 polyphony, SD card, USB connections, and all the things I wanted in the 320. For me this was the perfect digital piano to have in the house, and it was easy to assemble, took about 1/2 hour by myself. I highly recommend it!
I think Casio was spot on with this keyboard. I just sold my PX400R. The PX800 is much more alive. I can really get into the emotion of the music with this thing.You will not find a better digital for the money. It looks beautiful. Simple and elegant. This is a keyboard principally for someone who wants to play a piano. No pitch bend. No transposing during a song (because the transpose button is actually activated by a piano key). Minimal sound editing. No saving settings. The other main voices are pretty good, but not as good as Grand Piano 1.The speakers give a well rounded sound. Being in a wooden cabinet in the keyboard's midsection, it gives a good vibration. The sample is well done - doesn't compare with a software piano sound - but it sounds very realistic. The key feel is a little on the heavy side. Inputs and outputs are a positive as well as the ability to record to SD Card.