Casio CDP-100 88-Note Weighted Hammer Action Digital Piano
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- It has 88 keys
- Scaled hammer-action keyboard
- 3 levels of touch sensitivity, plus off
- 5 tones including stereo piano
- HL Sound Source
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The sound is decent, I really like the headphone jack feature which allows me to plug in my headphones when I practice. With the headphones on the notes sound crisp and sharp, however relying on just the built-in speakers the piano sounds a little dull and could be louder. The foot pedal isn't that great, I found myself holding it down the entire time to hear the effect; but it's a minor issue. The weighted-hammer keys feel just like real piano, really great.
I am very happy with the CDP-100 and highly recommend this as a piano for people who don't have the money/space for a real piano. As a college student, I think this is the perfect keyboard since I can put on my headphones in when I practice and not disturb my roommates.
However, Don't make the mistake I made in buying the CDP-100 for $399! After I bought this, guitar center had a holiday special and was selling the CDP-100 for $299, so check there first!
What was really disappointing was the sound...it sounds a little masked, not sharp/crisp. I'm not very picky, I just wanted a full keyboard to practice on, but this was something that bothered me. I actually was able compare it to a Casio WK-200 (which is a cheaper keyboard) & surprisingly the CDP-100 sounded worse than it's cheaper counterpart.
I brushed off someone's previous comment about the sound because I figured it couldn't be that bad. It is that bad, so take this into consideration if you're planning to purchase.
Reason for purchase, to have a portable item that could be used by us in churches or situations where a decent paino was not available. This unit is very portable. A little bulkier then the smaller keyboards but you do have the benefit of a standard piano keyboard.
She is happy with the tone quality and action of the keys. The Casio will definately handle most of the music that she would play.
She realizes that this does not compare to her grand piano but she admits that it is an excellent item for the money.
The only drawback is that it does not have a dedicated line to hook into an amplifier. An adapter has to be used on the headphones jack.
Definately a good buy.
Other than that, the speakers suck, but the board is pretty nice and it's light weight. I gave it 4 stars because of the price, which is actually a good deal, and midi outs make it useable as a controller for recording.
I now have a second Casio, a Privia PX-330, which is a terrific gigging piano because of its incredibly light weight (it's truly a one-handed carry), and great array of sounds (including decent organ tones), but I'm glad I didn't sell my CDP-100. It does have MIDI, which has proved handy for building tracks in GarageBand on a couple of occasions.
I have been pleased with the built-in speakers, when I've had occasion to use them -- I think they're well-tuned to the tones of the keyboard.
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Keep in mind that the buzzing sound you hear in the video is feedback noise from my recording equipment being too close to the keyboard. Otherwise, the sound quality is okay, although the speakers don't play very loud even on max. I usually play with headphones, and it sounds amazing! See my review of the Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Headphones, which sell on Amazon for <$30. You could probably also just plug in some external speakers if volume is a concern for you. My only other issue with this keyboard is the price. Other retailers lower the price to $299 (from $399) during the holidays. Overall, this is a good instrument for the price and perfect for an adult beginner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This piano has great re-activity to hitting the keys. The sound is great given that it isn't a grand piano although I wish it had a built in metronome.Published on August 31, 2013 by Patricia K Kelly
Not much to say. The speaker is horrible. Have to wear earphone all the time. Cause do not want to listen to the speakersPublished on February 5, 2013 by June Xiang
I purchased this keyboard after it was discontinued. But I couldn't be happier with it. I assume the updated models are better. However, this one was perfect for me.Published on January 30, 2013 by WalterB
I've had this digital piano for about a month and a half and i haven't seen any problems with it. The sound is good and the keys feel good too.Published on October 15, 2011 by Mary
I got this keyboard for my 14th birthday about a year and a half ago. My voice teacher has a grand piano and the keys feel pretty much the same as this keyboard. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Murph
I have been very impressed with this keyboard since purchasing it this past December. Excellent feel to the keys, sound quality is good for a portable device(but also has an... Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Craig A. Proch
I purchased this instrument for a practice piano, as my Rolands are a little too nice to keep in a barracks. Read morePublished on February 10, 2011 by tnclimber
My wife wanted an 88- weighted key piano for Christmas. Seeing the mass amount of products and prices online I was not sure what to do... Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by redrooster