The Privia PX-160 utilizes Casio’s famous AiR Sound Source and its remarkable Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard. With several enhancements in sounds and features over the previous generation, the PX-160 continues to provide world-class features and style at an unbeatable price.
- Redesigned Speaker System
- Choose From Grand Piano, String Ensemble, or Electric Piano Tones Among Others
- Dual Headphone Outputs on Front
- 1/4″ Left and Right Line Outputs
- Elegant Black Finish
Casio’s proprietary sound source, “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides the grand piano sounds in the PX-160. Casio meticulously recorded the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at 4 dynamic levels. The AiR engine delivers this sound with seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. Damper Resonance is simulated by AiR for uncanny realism when the damper pedal is used.
The PX-160 utilizes Casio’s famous Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard. This action features new simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys for an incredible feel and its three sensors capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy. Casio’s proprietary Hammer Response feature takes into consideration the speed at which different sized hammers move inside an acoustic grand piano relative to the velocity the keys are played. This timing nuance provides the ultimate key-to-sound experience that is unmatched by the standard actions of other brands.
GRAND SOUND SYSTEM
The chassis has been redesigned not only to provide a more elegant look but also accommodates a new 8w x 8w speaker system, which delivers the PX-160’s remarkable sounds with the richness that they deserve. This speaker system is open to the front but also ported to the back, which provides remarkable sound when the PX-160 is placed against a wall. This arrangement gives a far superior sound experience compared to brands whose speaker systems are aimed mostly downward.
The PX-160 also features newly developed string ensemble sounds. These rich stereo strings sound wonderful by themselves or layered with the PX-160’s grand pianos, electric pianos, harpsichord and more. The electric pianos have also been updated providing some dynamic sounds derived from Casio’s award winning PX-5S stage piano. The PX-160 provides split and layer capability allowing you to play bass in your left hand and have two layered tones in your right. Duet mode allows the keyboard to be split into two equal ranges, so the student and teacher can use the piano simultaneously. A two track recorder can even record and playback your practice and performances.
The elegant black stand puts the PX-160 at the proper height, secures the keyboard in place, and gives a slim, furniture-quality look. This digital piano will fit and look great in any room the house.
The pedal system that comes with this digital piano provides the same 3 pedal functionality as a grand piano. The damper pedal provides a highly realistic experience, closely simulating the string resonances of an acoustic piano. The una corda (quiet) pedal expertly thins out the sound much like a grand piano. The middle pedal provides a true sostenuto pedal feature that is found only on grand pianos.
For quiet listening, the PX-160 now has two headphone outputs which are located on the front of the instrument and for those who wish other amplification, the PX-160 also features 1/4″ left and right line outputs on the rear panel. The PX-160 continues Casio’s tradition of providing “class compliant” USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows the PX-160 to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows the PX-160 to be used as a controller with the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.
Delivery and Setup
With your order, you get free delivery anywhere. You also get free setup anywhere in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor. For other locations, free setup advice is available by telephone.