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Casio PX850 BK 88-Key Touch Sensitive Privia Digital Piano with 4 Layer Stereo Grand Piano Samples (OLD MODEL)
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- Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action with Ebony and Ivory Keys
- 18 Tones with Split / Layer capability
- 256 note polyphony
- New 4 Layer Stereo Grand Piano Samples
- Stereo Digital Audio Recording to USB storage
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We initially looked at two options: 1) buying a new, low-end piano (all made in China, ~$3000), or 2) buying a used, higher-end piano ($5k+, at least). We didn't particularly like the idea of buying a cheap piano, and we also learned that there are risks associated with buying a used piano. What we also learned is that moving a piano can be very expensive (minimum $1000+).
While browsing the web for an advice, we ran into someone suggesting a digital piano. Apparently advancements in DSP (digital signal processing) in the last decade have really improved the quality of simulated piano sound. So after some extensive research, we arrived at Casio PX-850 or Yamaha YDP-161.
Now, many folks out there felt that Yamaha digital pianos have a closer piano feel & sound, perhaps because Yamaha also makes real pianos. However, the reviews on PX-850 have been very high regarding its sound and feel (e.g it has 256 polyphony vs Yamaha's 128). To settle that debate, I took my son to a local piano store to try out the Yamaha, as well as the PX-830 (they didn't have PX-850); he preferred the Casio and I agree.
So, we ordered PX-850 and it got here in two (!!) days.Read more ›
I love the Casio keys and I am beginning to like the sound too. The piano sound is not too bright and not too soft/mellow. It took me a little getting used to but now I find it very pretty. What I really like about the Casio keys is that they are weighted perfectly; the lower keys are heavier than the higher ones like grand pianos. The feel of the white and black keys are also very nice and doesn't feel like (cheap) plastic. Each key has a short lingering sound when pressed, as if the string is still vibrating after the hammer hit it. When I play it, I think I'm playing a real piano!
I thought it was almost a gimmick that its top opens up to make it sound like a grand piano. But when I tried it, it sounded nice and I actually liked it. Casio may not have the high end brand image, but this really is a great digital piano, which is way better than any cheap upright pianos. I also tried those too.
On a side note, I should mention that I did some extensive testing of much of Yamaha, Kawaii and Casio digital pianos. I liked the sound of Yamaha Clavinovas, which were more than $2000. However, the piano key actions were too stiff and hard to control. The lower end Yamaha ones sounded nice but keys were too soft. The Kawaii CE220 was highly rated but I did not like it. Both the sound and the touch were mushy.
Choosing a piano is very personal, and whatever pleases you the most is the right piano. I am glad that I found mine!
1)Amazing sound quality
2)Came with full pedal set and nice stand
3)The piano can get very loud (you can lift up the top piece on the piano and it will sound louder)
4)2 headphone jacks. Nice!
1) After 2 1/2 weeks of playing about 2-3 hours a day, the keys have started to make a very obnoxious clacking noise. At half volume and under it is very noticeable and it takes away from the awesome sound quality this piano has.
2)The keys feel rather cheap. They are fully weighted and can be adjusted but the keys themselves feel cheaply made and the texture is strange and is in no way similar to a grand piano like they are supposed to feel.
3)Limited amount of sounds
Overall this is a great piano if you are just starting out on the piano, or if you are not a very serious pianist. However, if you are like me and have played quite a bit then this piano is probably not for you. For the price there is probably much better pianos out there and would avoid this piano if possible. I will be returning this for a refund and looking in too a new one.
I returned the piano for the Yamaha p-155. It is at the same price point if you purchase the stand for the p-155 too. I will be doing a full review on the piano in a couple weeks after a good amount of use. So far it is very high quality and much better than the px-850.
The piano arrived yesterday and the box that it arrives in is HUGE (~6 feet long) and extremely HEAVY (~100 lbs)! Check your machismo, as this box is just too wide and long to get an appropriate grip to hulk it into your own home by yourself--much less up a flight of stairs. That's my warning if you live in a flat that isn't on the ground floor and has no elevator access--also, if you DO have elevators, check to see if a service lift is available otherwise you may have trouble fitting this box inside a tiny elevator stall with you. I actually had to assist the UPS delivery guy to get the package off of his truck and into my kitchen--he was a big help and I couldn't have done it without his help.
Assembly wasn't too hard, first of all make sure you have the box with it's label upright before unpacking the items inside. This will make sure that the actual keyboard unit is easiest to pull out of the box--additionally, the instructions to put together the piano is located in a small packaged cardboard box that can be easy to miss or confuse with the smaller boxes that contain screws or the power cord and adapter. My best advice when unboxing is that you remove all of the items from the main box first, set the wooden frames and foot pedals in one corner of the room, the keyboard unit in another corner, and the manuals/screws in another.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Piano is awesome. I love listening to my wife play and thus I benefit greatly from this purchase. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Neil
The sound of the px850 is nice but not very noticeably better than my previous yamaha p95. The keys have a strong plastic feel to them and are a bit slippery. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ZS
Best keyboard in this price range that I have ever used. Great sound, great key feel, non flimsy book holder. Much better than other units in this price range.Published 11 months ago by natemulli
I'm no piano expert, but I've wanted a full-sized piano all my life, and am so delighted to finally have one. I paid about $1,000 for this unit. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Len
Pretty much as I expected. No dissapointing findouts so far! It costed more that I initially was planning to pay, but I decided that being cheap will cost more on a long run and I... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Oleg A. Lomakin
Love this piano for my daughter! Beautiful workmanship and quality!!Published 13 months ago by Julie
Bought this for my 7 year old who has outgrown her basic Yamaha keyboard. The piano arrived in around 7 days and was packaged quite well. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Desi
I am very please with the item, I think I made an excellent choice. Thank you.Published 15 months ago by Carl W H Rice
I have never submitted a negative review (in fact, I don't know if I've ever submitted a review period), and I also don't think this is a bad piano at all. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stephen