Casio PX-150 Review
Whether it’s for learning or practice, getting the best keyboard for your money is essential. And while it’s a safe bet to say that any Casio keyboard is going to provide you with quality, picking the right model for you out of the Casio lineup can be a bit tricky. In this Casio PX-150 review, we’ll take a look at the Casio PX150 BK 88-Key Touch Sensitive Privia Digital Piano with Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action.
The Casio PX-150 Review Buyer Guide
The Privia is a line of Casio keyboards that have been constantly progressing. The PX-150 is just the latest in that long line of quality, representing a big step forward for the company. By combining powerful action with an innovative new sound engine, Casio is now able to offer the detailed nuance and specific expression that is typically reserved for a grand piano.
But unlike the grand piano, the Casio PX-150 delivers this powerful punch in a lightweight, portable manner. This 4-layer stereo piano has a scaled hammer-action keyboard that runs on three sensors, giving you the real feel of an actual piano. Further, the ebony and ivory “feel keys” only serve to enhance that look and feel. On top of that, the black finish to the keyboard ties it all together, giving you a grand experience at affordable prices.
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What Are The Key Features Of The Casio PX-150?
Here is a look at some of the features offered by the Casio PX150. This is what makes the keyboard really stand out from the competition:
Realistic Piano Sound
In addition to its outstanding 128-note polyphony (same as another Casio model, the PX750), by utilizing over three times the memory than previous Privia models, the PX-150 is able to provide users with a more natural tonality. Combine this with the new Acoustic and intelligent Resonator system (the new proprietary sound source dubbed “AiR” by Casio), and the attention to realistic piano sound is unparalleled. Additionally, the Damper Resonance simulator provides the sounds of a realistic string section when you depress the sustain pedal.
One of the best features we found during this Casio PX-150 review is that the new 88-note tri-sensor key design is nearly flawless. Thanks to the scaled hammer-action keyboard and the ebony and ivory-textured keys, you’ll swear you’re playing a real piano.
The feel of the keys allows for unmatched speed and accuracy, permitting your fingers to flit over the keys as quickly or slowly as you’d like. And because the sound engine considers the speed that different-sized hammers move inside of grand pianos in relation to how quickly keys are pressed, the PX-150 gives you the ultimate realism in feel and sound.
Advanced Features And Sound Options
Of course, one of the benefits a keyboard has over a piano (aside from price and portability) is the amount of features and sounds you get. From strings to organs to pianos to bass and drums, the PX-150 put the entire orchestra right at your fingertips. Plus, since you can split and layer your sounds on the PX-150, you can play bass with your left hand and have two layers of tones at your right.
You can also enable duet mode and split the keyboard in half (a feature found also on the Yamaha P105), providing you with two equal ranged pianos that are perfect for a student/teacher setup. Add to that the record and playback features, and the optional SP-33 pedal system (which allows for half-damper pedal operation), and you can see why every PX-150 review is glowing.
Compatibility With Other Devices
Finally, it’s important for companies like Casio to stay on top of the latest innovations in music recording and technology. That’s why they provide Class Compliant USB connectivity, permitting you to set up the PX-150BK with Mac and Windows without any further downloads. In fact, you can even use the Privia as a controller for your iPad by running it through Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.
What Possible Issues Did We Find With This Piano?
While compiling data for this review, we came across a couple items mentioned by owners of the PX150 that we feel we need to mention here
A couple people said that the keys of the piano can sound a little loud when pressed. The vast majority of owners however didn’t mention this as an issue.
Also, just like was mentioned about the Yamaha YPG-235, it was also stated that the onboard speakers weren’t exactly loud compared to other digital piano models. If you find this to be true, you certainly can plug in headphones, external speakers, or an amplifier to get around this though.
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