Casio CTX700 61-Key Portable Arranger Keyboard - Battery Powered w/ MIDI

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Street Price: 

$175
Casio CTX700

Specifications

  • USB MIDI
  • 61 Piano Style Keys
  • Action: Touch Response
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 48-note Polyphony
  • 600 Tones
  • 195 Rhythms
  • 6-track Recorder
  • 2-way 4.7" Stereo Speakers, 2.5W Amp per side
  • Optional Sustain Pedal
  • Included 9.5V DC power supply / 6 x AA batteries
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs.

Gearank Recommendation

The CTX700 appeared on our recommended list for Portable Keyboards Under $500 from April 2020 until April 2021 when it was out-ranked by other keyboards.

Overview

Casio's design principle is simple yet effective, pack as many features as possible while keeping the price affordable.

The CTX700 follows this to the letter, with 600 voicings and 195 auto-accompaniment rhythms at a very reasonable price.

To trigger the many voicings it carries, the CTX700 has a keybed with 61 piano-style keys, and each one are touch responsive and velocity sensitive.

If you want to go outside traditional keyboard playing, it also comes with 100 arpeggiators.

Learning features include 161 built-in songs and Step-Up lesson system.

It also comes with a 6-track recorder and USB/MIDI compatibility.

This budget friendly piano-style keyboard is a great way to start learning the ropes of making music on electronic keyboards.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.

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