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NAMM 2017: Casio Launch The Privia PX-160 and Celviano AP-460 In White

Casio Celviano AP-460 in White
Casio Celviano AP-460 in White
Casio's Privia PX-160 and Celviano AP-460Digital Piano will be previewed at NAMM2017 to scorers of eager eyes. Available for order at Gear4music now, both feature 18 authentic tones that provide the player with extensive array of tonal options.

Redesigned for a more elegant and slimline aesthetic, the Privia PX-160's chassis now accommodates a new 8w x 8w speaker system which helps pronounce the pianos luxurious and rich sound. Able to be opened from the front, the speaker system is also ported to the back, making for great acoustics when placed up against a wall. The projection attributed through this feature makes the piano ideal for use in either the classroom or home based environment.

With a collection of new sounds and instruments at its disposal, the Privia PX-160 offers unparalleled versatility. With a newly developed string ensemble sound, the Privia PX-160 can achieve a great standalone sound or successfully layer various textures of lush instrumentation. With grand piano, electric piano and harpsichord sounds at your disposal you can adapt to any musical situation with ease, finding the exact preset suited for the musical environment.

Fitted with two headphone outputs on its front end and 1/4" left and right line outputs on its rear panel the PX-160 also features class compliant USB connectivity, making it compatible with both Mac or Windows computers. This feature also allows the Privia PX-160 to operate without having to tediously download and update drivers.

For those who like to indulge in a more grandiose aesthetic and lavish appearance, the Casio Celviano proves as the perfect candidate. The Celviano AP-460 Piano in white brings elegance and an advanced playability to the more discerning category of musician. Replicating the look of a traditional piano, the Celviano offers ultimate hybridity in every instance. Featuring an inbuilt hall simulator function, the AP-460 enables the player to experience the differing acoustics of many celebrated concert halls from around the world. If this wasn't already enough, the AP-460's advanced EQ system lets your arbitrarily set your parameters to your own preferences so that you can flaunt your own distinctive tone.

Casio's AiR Sound Source provide the Privia PX-160 and Celviano AP-460 with a lavish tone underneath its pre-recorded sounds. Damper Resonance is simulated by AiR to encourage expressive performance and a nuanced tone, giving it an astonishingly realistic acoustic sound seldom achieved. Once the initial sound has been made, it is then dispersed through natural extensions which then lend to the piano's incredibly organic sounding tone. With the response being so advanced and delicate to players touch the players dynamics are greatly enhanced. Every aspect of their playing is emphasized to the desired extent, with every nuance of their playing style utilised to great effect.

Both the Casio Privia PX-160 and Celviano AP-460 also feature a Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard with simulated Ebony/Ivory textured keys, adding further to their authentic feel and distinguished playability.

To be exclusively previewed at this years NAMM, the Casio Privia PX-160 and Celviano AP-460 are sure to make a stir.

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 6 Jan 2017 09:11 to category : Instruments News

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