The Casio PX-150 digital piano features Casio’s tri-sensor hammer action that allows for more responsive playing (it picks up an electronic signal at 3 points during a key depression) and with 60 sounds and 128-note polyphony offers the pianist excellent versatility at a great price.
About Casio digital pianos
Casio digital pianos have historically catered for the lower-cost end of the market, bridging the gap between the keyboards that they’re famous for and digital pianos. Casio make a lot of their own components and hence costs have historically been lower than competitors. At the time of writing, their range currently comprises a few entry level digital pianos (CDP range), the Privia range (of which the Casio PX-150 is one) and the Celviano range but nothing more expensive than £1,100. Casio products are best-suited for beginners and those on a particularly tight budget. For more information about Casio digital pianos, please click here: http://www.casio.co.uk/products/musical-instruments/
About Casio Privia range
Casio describe their PX range as “small and compact, yet stylish and feature-packed, for today’s lifestyle”. The range comprises products that are generally between £450-£850 in price and they are generally considered good value for money and products that don’t take up much space. However, whilst they are neatly packaged, it is agreed by many that they lack the tone and touch quality versus their Yamaha rivals (although this is being addressed in new releases).
The Casio PX-150 might be considered an upgrade model for the earlier PX 130 and the tonal quality of the instrument is also improved. The grand piano sound particularly is really good and there are 5 different variants of this offered which is big for this price bracket. The 128 note polyphony means that when multiple sounds are layered together, the sound quality is not lost. There are 60 available tones and whilst the speakers are adequate, the instrument certainly needs amplification if you’re playing to a larger room.
The Casio PX-150, like the majority of the Privia range, is a medium-weighted piano – the most cost-efficient option but behind a fully-weighted or heavy-weighted digital piano in terms of real piano likeness. The new “ivory and ebony” key tops improve the playing surface and the new “tri-sensor scaled hammer action” on the Casio PX-150 upgrades the responsiveness you get whilst playing.
Value for Money
The Casio PX-150 is currently available in Black and White.
People who tend to buy pianos like the Casio PX-150 are usually beginners or those who don’t have a great deal of space to put a larger instrument. The instrument will stay ahead of the curve for a few years to come and whilst it’s a recommended instrument for beginners to intermediates, for more experienced pianists, there are definitely more advanced models that will be more suitable.
Other pianos for consideration
Those who are considering purchasing the Casio PX-150 might also consider the new Yamaha P105.
Full technical specifications can be found here: http://www.casio.co.uk/products/musical-instruments/privia-digital-pianos/Product/PX-150/
AZ Piano News have done an excellent review of the Casio PX-150 alongside the PX 350: http://azpianonews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/review-casio-px350-px150-privia-digital.html?m=1
Here’s Casio Australia extolling the virtues of their range:
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