Casio CTK-2550 61-Key Portable Arranger Keyboard - Battery Powered (Discontinued)
The Casio CTK-25550 is a 61-key compact arranger keyboard that's meant to cater to the company's usual targets - students.
As expected, it is packed with features that make it fun to play and easy to learn on, complete with a built-in learning system.
With 61 synth action keys, it has enough keys to play many of the classic songs that teachers love to teach to students.
And it gives you a lot of music making material to work with, from its 400 voices, to its 100 rhythms.
Adding to its practice friendliness is its headphone out for quiet practice, and aux input for playing along with your preferred tracks.
Finally, this keyboard ships with an AC adapter, but for portability it can run on 6 AA batteries.
- NB: Does not support MIDI
- 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
- 48-note Polyphony
- 400 voices, 100 rhythms, 50 dance music patterns
- 10 x Reverbs, Hall, Dance music effect
- 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
- 1 x 1/4" (headphones, out)
- 2 x 3.9" Speakers, 2W Amp per side
- Optional Sustain Pedal
- Runs on 6 x AA batteries
- Weight: 7.3 lbs.
The Casio CTK-2550 continues to impress first time owners and parents of piano/keyboard students. They make up most of the ones who buy and rate this keyboard highly for its overall quality and playability. Even teachers chime in with their recommendations, describing this as a great starter keyboard.
The lack of MIDI connectivity is a minor letdown for a few, while some take issue with some of its voicings.
If you're looking for an affordable good quality starter keyboard, then the Casio CTK-2550 is where you should start.
Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.