Casio Privia PX-850 Digital Piano


The flagship of the Casio Privia range the PX-850 offers outstanding performance combined with innovative contemporary design and professional capability. The newly design ebony and ivory touch keys, the outstanding Tri Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, and the extraordinary quality of the new Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sounds Source ensure the highest levels of performance and enjoyment, Stunningly minimalist design, including an all new open lid function, completes a compelling proficient instrument. The PX850, Simply the ultimate Privia.

 

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Casio Privia PX-850

Main Features

Sounds & Voices18 Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Keyboard88-key, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II (Simulated ebony and ivory keys)
Polyphony256
Accompaniment & RhythmsMetronome
Pedals3 pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto) * damper = seamless operation

Advanced Features & Connections

DisplayN/A
Advanced FeaturesLayer, Split, Reverb (4 types), chorus (4 types), brilliance(-3 ~ 0 ~ 3), DSP (Preset for some tones)
RecorderMidi: 2 Track, Audio, Max. 99 songs approxmately 25 min/song (44.1kHz WAV Format)
USBTo Host, To Device
Headphone Output2X
Microphone InputN/A
Media PlayerWAV Player
ConnectionsHeadphones, Line Out, USB: type A, type B
MidiUSB
Speakers20W x2

Appearance

Size1,367 x 299 x 837 mm
Weight35.5
Available ColoursBlack

Description

Unprecedented Natural Reproduction of the Rich Expressive Power and Resonance of an Acoustic Piano is provided by the brand new Casio Privia PX-850 Digital Piano.

Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source

The characteristics of CASIO’s newly developed Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* Sound Source reflect thorough attention to detail in expressing the rich, resonating tones inherent to the piano. The capacity of the installed memory has been expanded to achieve a longer sampling duration and enhanced waveform data quality. The temporal changes in tone that create sound you would expect only from a piano, beginning with the initial sound and leading into a beautiful extension until the sound eventually vanishes, are reproduced naturally

Keyboard System

Natural Playing Feel Approaching That of a Grand Piano Firm Touch That Converts the Player’s Thoughts into Sound

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, with a grand piano’s unique sounding timing

The difference between the sound structures of a grand piano and an electric piano appears as a difference in timing, from the moment the instrument is played until the sound is audible. The new Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds by incorporating a system with three sensors that detect touches of the keys sequentially.

Simulated ebony and ivory keys with optimal fingertip fit for playing ease

The Simulated ebony and ivory keys offers the luxurious feel and texture as well as the smooth touch of a grand piano keyboard. The minutely detailed crimp surface finish inhibits finger slippage due to sweat and gives the sensation of a perfect fingertip fit, even when playing for extended periods.

Damper Resonance achieving a more naturally beautiful resonance than a pedal

The deep, beautiful resonance resulting from the use of a damper pedal is also reproduced naturally by a stereo resonance simulator installed on all 88 keys, an approach that differs from conventional simulated reproduction employing effect processing. The attention to detail goes so far as to simulate the resonance created by the lifting of the dampers themselves when the pedal is pressed.   A continuously variable system*2 has been adopted for the damper pedal, moreover, reproducing even the subtle changes in reverberation that occur in response to the delicate pressure exerted by partial pedal operation. This enables players to employ pedal operation to achieve gracefully expressive performances.

Casio continues the tradition of providing “class compliant” USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows Privia to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Privia digital pianos can also be used as a controller the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.

Lid Simulator* reproducing the sound effects resulting from an open lid

The sound volume and quality change when the lid on a grand piano is raised or lowered. The Lid Simulator reproduces the same acoustic effects for enhanced enjoyment with a digital piano. The acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid are simulated in fine detail. The piano sound you are seeking as you play is always available for your enjoyment by selecting the degree to which the lid is raised or lowered.

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