Casio Privia PX-350 88-Key Digital Piano (Discontinued)
Casio have gone beyond practice keyboards successfully with popular digital pianos like the Privia PX-350.
This particular model is meant to meet the needs of professionals, while still being viable for students.
It features 88 weighted keys that are scaled to mimic the action of an acoustic piano, while the sound aspect is handled by Casio's AIR (Acoustic and Intelligence Resonator) processor.
But it doesn't end with just replicating the sound and feel of a piano, because Casio equipped the PX-350 with extra features that include the ability to select from 250 sounds and 180 rhythms, and the addition of a pitch bend wheel for keyboard like expression.
The Privia PX-350's student friendly features include built-in metronome, and duet mode where the keyboard is divided into two, allowing the student and teacher to play notes simultaneously.
Finally, Casio packed this keyboard with a 17-track recorder which lets you record your performance or even build complex music tracks.
- Keys: 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
- Touch Sensitivity: Piano Style
- Speaker System: 2 x 8W Amplifier, 2 x (5.1" x 2.4") Speaker and 2 x 2" Tweeter
- Pedal: SP-3, Optional (SP-33 Half Damper)
- Presets: 250 Tones, 6 Demo Songs
- Effects: Reverb and Chorus
- Audio Input: 2 x TS (Line Level)
- Audio Output: 2 x TS, 2 x TRS (Headphones)
- Pedal Input: Sustain, Soft/Sostenuto, SP32 Connector
- MIDI I/O: 5-pin, USB
- Power Supply: DC 12V AC Adapter
- Polyphony: 128
- Functions: Metronome, Duet Mode, 180 Rhythms, Pitch Bend Wheel, 17-Track Recorder
- Stand: Optional CS67 Keyboard Stand
- Dimensions: 5.31" x 52.05" x 11.26"
- Weight: 25.35 lbs
Many students are impressed with the Casio Privia PX-350's playability and versatility. Some experienced pianists are just as impressed with its piano-like action and core piano sounds. A good number of users describe the unit as amazing, especially when considering its prize and size. Speaking of size, many users find it reasonably portable and easy to lug around, making the PX-350 a viable gigging instrument.
Because of its lighter and compact frame, Casio designed the controls and LCD interface small. And as expected there are some people who complain about them. There are also a few reports of hardware issues like keys failing and rattling sounds inside the unit, so it would be prudent to handle this keyboard with extra care.
With its 250 sounds, 17-track recording and other extra features, this is one digital piano that gives you more than what you pay for. Do check it out if you can find one still available, otherwise take a look at the digital pianos we recommend.