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Casio PX-160BK Digital Piano

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OVERVIEW

Stunning accuracy and engaging playability in a black finish.

The Privia Series digital pianos have provided a strong option for people seeking an affordable digital piano with authentic sound and action since its introduction in 2003. The PX160GD is part of the latest version of the Privia series, housed in a classic black chassis. It is stylish and handsome, and every bit a Privia.

Some newer technologies have been installed in the latest Privia, notably Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR sound generation. Privia piano sounds and other keyboard sounds have never been more realistic both in terms of the precise timbre and in terms of how that timbre responds to key touch. The chief reason to get a digital piano of course is the piano sound, and the PX160GD's piano, created with Casio's AiR technology (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator), is as accurate and satisfying a piano timbre as any other on the market in its price range.

With more than three times the memory of the previous iteration of the Privia series, the AiR processor provides four discrete samples that trigger according to velocity. This means that when you play a forte passage, not only is it louder, it simulates the fire and explosiveness of an acoustic piano played at a louder dynamic. Adjacent strings vibrate, and the character of the attack varies wildly according to playing volume, and the multiple samples triggered by velocity enable the new generation of Privia pianos to emulate an acoustic piano's vast range of expression. AiR even simulates the sound of the open strings when the damper pedal is engaged.

Quality sound system
Sure, it looks on paper like it should sound great, but there is a vast chasm between the printed circuit board and your ears. That's where the Privia's sound system comes in. First, the sounds are amplified in stereo by two eight-watt power stages. The stereo presentation of the sounds preserves a beautiful stereo imaging created in the original samples, and additionally apply stereo effects like chorus and vibrato for an enchanting listening and playing experience. The speakers are ported to the rear, so when you place your Privia against a wall (which is where it typically will reside), you experience a rich and thrilling enhanced low end. Quality transducers, clean power and a smart port design make a magnificent reproduction system for the latest Privia keyboard samples.

Connectivity and sequencing
Connecting to your computer is fast and easy with Privia via USB. You can use the USB connection to control virtual instruments and other music software applications including sequencing, notation and recording programs. You can offload completed sequences from the built-in two track digital recorder, or bring other songs into the Privia for playback in song mode.

FEATURES
Keyboard
Number of keys: 88 Key
Action: Graded-hammer
Key size: Full
Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
Key Type: Piano-style
Sounds
Number of voices: 18
Polyphony (max): 128-note
Layers: Yes
Split: Yes
Connectivity
AUX input: No
MIDI Connectivity: MIDI over USB
Line output: Yes
Line input: No
USB Connectivity: Yes
Headphone jacks: 2
Pedal inputs: 1 (sustain)
Storage type: Internal memory
Expandability available: No
Onboard Features
Recording/Playback MIDI sequencer
Accompaniment styles: Not applicable
Preset songs: 60
Display: None
Effects: Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Pitch bend/Modulation: Not applicable
Other controls: Not applicable
Effects
Reverb: Yes
Chorus: Yes
Delay: No
Equalizer: Yes
Arpeggio: No
Other: No
Other
Width: 54.25"
Height: 33.5"
Depth: 17.75"
Weight: 46 lbs.
Power: Adapter included
Batteries: Not applicable
Stand or bench included: Sold Separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard: 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action
Simulated ebony and ivory keys
Sound Source: Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
Polyphony (maximum): 128
Tones: 18 Built-in tones
Accompaniment: 60 Song Music Library
Pedals: Included:  SP-3 (terminal 1) Optional:  SP-33 (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Half-Damper pedal Operation - Yes (with optional SP-33 3-pedal unit)
Key Transpose: 2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Metronome: Yes
Pedals: Included:  SP-3
Phones: 2 on Front (Stereo Mini)
Pedal: 1 (Damper)
Connection for optional 3-Pedal Unit: Yes (SP-33)
Line Out: 1/4" L/Mono, R
USB port (to Host): Yes
Speaker Size: 4.7" x 2
Amplifiers: 8 W + 8 W
Size Dimensions: 52" x 11.5" x 5.6" (w/o music stand)
Size Dimensions with Optional Keyboard Stand: 52" x 11.5" x 30.2"
Weight: 25.5 lbs (w/o music stand)
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CasioPX-160BK Digital Piano
 
5.0

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  • Good audio (3)
  • Responsive / good action (3)

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5.0

Great Keyboard

By Gene Poole

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Casio PX-160BK Digital Piano:

      I own a Yamaha acoustic grand piano and tested all of the keyboards at a Guitar Center for realistic feel and liked this one the best. The grand piano sounds are excellent and the feel is great. I did buy a small subwoofer to enhance the bottom end and a Z-stand to to make the keyboard rock solid with no movement while playing. I now prefer playing the Casio now compared to my Yamaha grand. I can't say enough about this keyboard.

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      5.0

      Perfect for my needs.

      By Norm

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Learning

        Comments about Casio PX-160BK Digital Piano:

        Good piano samples. Realistic feel and touch. Probably worth twice the price. Very happy.

         
        5.0

        Great value!

        By Big Bill

        from Lexington TN

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        Pros

        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Recording

          Comments about Casio PX-160BK Digital Piano:

          The fit and finish is very nice, the action is great and it sounds like a piano to me, so it will be fine for live performances, and if needed I can trigger samples via MIDI for recording. It's all I need for my home studio recording.

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