Casio PX-560 Privia Pro 88-key Digital Stage Piano

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1,199
Casio PX-560 Privia Pro 88-key Digital Stage Piano

The Casio PX-560 Privia Pro is another affordable digital stage piano featuring ebony and ivory textured keys.

Its 5.3" touch-screen color display makes it easy to add new sounds, program rhythms and access other parameters.

When it comes to its sound source, the Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source allows natural simulation of acoustic piano tones.

Additionally, you can control its hammer action response, damper resonance levels and string resonance levels.

Specifications:

  • Keys: 88, 3 Sensors Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
  • Polyphony: 256
  • Effects: Reverb - 17 Types (Editable) Chorus - 16 Types (Editable) Delay- 6 Types (Editable) Mester EQ -4 Bands Parametric EQ DPS - 20 Types (Parameter Editable DSP)
  • Sequencer: 16 Multi Track + 1 System Track
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R) Line-In, 1 x 1/8" TRS Auxiliary
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (L/R) Line-Out
  • Other Connectivity MIDI In, Out/Thru, USB, 1 x 1/4" Damper Pedal, 1 x 1/4" Assignable Pedal
  • Dimension: 52.0" x 11.5" x 5.8"
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs

Pros

This stage piano exceeded a lot of reviewers' expectations from Casio. A lot of them found the controls and parameters easy to use, in which they were able to select, edit and customize sounds effortlessly via color touch screen display. The standout feature that impressed a lot of reviewers was its keys. It provided a great feel and dynamic sensitivity with enough weight that mimics the keys found in an actual grand piano. The layering and various editing options gave a nice touch when it came to customizing sounds that are complementary.

Cons

One reviewer mentioned it takes a while to boot up from the time you turn on the unit to the time you can play. It's best to have it set up early before any live performances.

Overall

This is a considerable choice to use for both live performance and at home if you're looking for a simple unit.

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