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Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano Review

Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano

Casio Privia PX 160 Full Review

The world we live in is crazy as is. Our personal daily ordeals, responsibilities and struggles never fail to stab us on our already open wounds and withered minds. At times like this, one could really appreciate nurturing a hobby. A hobby is just what we need, especially in times like this, to keep us sane.

It is a great way to project and express your emotions and senses. It calms your rather chaotic mind, it is a remedy for stress and depression, and is often the answer to those lazy days and idle times. And there is no hobby greater than a hobby revolving around the art of music. I really do believe, in music, there is peace and chaos both. Music is everywhere and everything that sings. From the birds that chirp away, to the crispy notes on dried dead leaves, to the haunting wind, to the neighbour’s guitar, to the rev of your car’s engine and to the silent end of crickets at night. Music is there, always. It is always a great hobby to pick up an instrument or activity that resolves around music.

It has also been linked to calm anxiety and stress. Studies also show that individual, children or adults, who have had association with learning any form of music, chorus, instrumental, contemporary or alike, are more likely to have a higher IQ than those who did not. And to be honest, I truly think there is no music more beautiful and haunting than that of a piano’s. Trying your hand at the piano is not as daunting as it sounds. Even adults can strut a composition or two with the right amount of practice and dedication. But one thing that greatly affects your learning is the piano itself! As you may already know, traditional acoustic pianos are rather expensive. They are beautiful to look at and listen to, but they tend to be bulky and heavy. They need free space to be able to fit in functionally and aesthetically.

The best alternative to this is the digital piano! The digital piano, also known as a piano synthesizer, is a modern electronic musical instrument that exists to replicate the music of its truest form, the tradition grand acoustic piano. It is intended and made to produce the closest simulation of an acoustic piano. Some are even designed to look like them. Digital pianos typically have weighted or semi-weighted keyboards to attempt to echo the feel of an acoustic piano. One such digital piano is the Casio Privia PX160 Digital Piano which I will review to you in this article. Let’s start:

About Casio

Casio is no stranger to us consumers. It has been with us since our school days with their fantastic calculators, and reaches into our lives with its huge array of other quality products. Casio Computer Co., Ltd.  is a multinational consumer and commercial electronics company located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1946 and released its first electric compact computer. It also has its golden hand in the world of digital cameras, mobile phones, watches and of course, musical instruments. One other thing Casio is known for other than its quality and durable products is the price. Its reasonable prices are what made it accessible to millions of consumers, and helped it to make a household name in the industry.

About the Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano

This piano is a bundle offer. It comes with many other accessories in the purchase. Its Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AiR) provides the closest resonance to a grand piano. The piano has a multi-dimensional morphing AiR sound Source Stereo, it has a maximum polyphony of 128, it boasts 18 built-in tones including concert mode, modern mode and classic mode. The temp-range is upto 20 to 225 where it also has 3 pedals. You will like the USB slot for easy connect, two 8W amplifiers. The piano weighs 25.5 lbs without the music stand and 46.5 lbs with it. One thing that stands out is its AiR feature. The AiR engine delivers high quality, deep range sound with seamless dynamics for a more expressive and intense performance. Damper Resonance is simulated by AiR for great realism when the damper pedal is actually being used.

Keys

The Casio Privia PX-160 DigitalPiano Bundle with Casio CS67 Stand, SP33 Pedal, Bench, Instructional Book, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, Polish Cloth Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano[/easyazon_link] is an 88 key piano. It uses its famous tri-sensor hammer action II keyboard. It features the new simulated ebony and ivory textured kets for the most authentic feel and its 3 sensors catch the dynamics of a performance with unreal speed and accuracy. Its hammer response feature takes the speed of different sized hammers moving inside the grand piano relative to the velocity that the keys are played in. This timing aspect gives the best key-to-sound experience that cannot be met by other brands!

Music to Your Ears

The Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano has two 8w amplifiers speaker system to deliver the unmatched sound quality that your compositions deserve. It also features newly developed string ensemble sounds. For a more personal listening, plug in to anyone of its 2 headphone outputs.

Accessories in The Bundle

The Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano comes with a furniture style stand that blends into any classic or contemporary décor, an SP33 3 pedal system, a beautiful piano bench, instruction book and DVD, sheets music rest and polishing cloth.  Now this is one generous package!

Pros:

  • The Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano produces some exceptional music
  • Its simple, modest design is easy to get blended into any corner of the house
  • It is light as long as the music stand is not attached.

Cons:

  • Its bench is not adjustable to heights and width.

FAQ on the Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano

  • Does it have a complicated assembly?

Answer: No, it takes less than 30 minutes. Just follow the instructions provided.

  • Does it have weighted keys?

Answer: Yes, it does.

Conclusion

The Casio Privia PX 160 Digital Piano is a quality digital piano. Its eccentric features are every musician’s and learner’s dream. Use it to both play around and have fun, or compose a masterpiece. It is as close to an acoustic grand piano as a digital piano can get. This is definitely a great buy!