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Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano

Updated on February 1, 2018
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic1)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic1)

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano Review

Casio electric piano series are largely preferred for its classic design, sound quality and not to mention the economic price margin. The Privia PX-130 digital stage piano is notoriously versatile, owing to the design and usability. Despite the product being marketed as stage piano, it can be even used by beginners and learners alike. The features are sophisticated and the exceptional one is the ability to connect to the computer using USB port but devoid of any CD drives. The review discuss in-depth the further features and the performance of the same.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic2)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic2)

Overview

The notable feature is the inclusion of scaled hammer action in the keyboard. Moreover the 88 keys render true piano sound and 128 polyphony notes. In addition to this, 16 tones with layer and split sounds is also available. The in-built sounds vary from reverb, chorus, and acoustic resonance. It is also equipped with 2 tracks and an additional song recorder. The 8W integrated speaker guarantees a good sound quality and the piano can be extended using the stand and pedal unit which are optional accessories for this product.

Casio Privia PX130 Preview

Design

Casio Privia PX-130 imitates the look of a classic piano but in a subtle manner. By adding the stand to it, it acquires a majestic and yet a conservative appearance. The most important thing is that it blends with the background architecture of the house and the stand can be seamlessly attached to the keyboard body. It can be easily installed to the stand using wingnut screws. Since, the stand is smartly made it looks stable and solid and match to the grandiose look of the piano. The piano weighs only 10 Kg and hence it is readily portable. The keys produce a feel of a being fixed upon a wooden cabinet that this in-return produces a traditional piano effect. The front panel of the keyboard has minimum buttons but everything is arranged in a compact but yet in a readable manner. The rear side consists of USB port and several other connections. Overall, the piano can be accessed quickly, but the only downside is the power button is moved to the left side rather than placing it on the front panel. This could create hindrance when turning the piano on or off.

Casio Privia PX-130

Features Keys

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano features a revolutionary tri-sensor in the 88 note keyboard which imitates the scaled hammer action. This action replicates the instant touch sensibility and resistance without compromising the device portability. However, the keys do not render good compatibility with fingers if used for prolonged hours. Harpsichord music resembles to that of CD recording quality and the touch response gets readily turned off while the harpsichord is on. Sounds emanated from the extreme highest and the lowest keys are slightly noisy. The settings can be fine tuned to get the maximum sound brilliance. The user interface is based on expertise level to use the keys and select the features as a few buttons needs to be pressed to select a feature. Keys despite the arrangement bounce back quickly and softly.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic3)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic3)

Advance Technology

Casio Privia PX-130 88-key Digital Piano Keyboard is based on 128 polyphony notes. The advanced technology integrated in the keyboard offers the benefit to the user to try and play critical notes. In addition to this, any dropped notes are sheathed by layer of sounds. Moreover damper pedals can also be employed. Furthermore, the PX-130 can be easily connected to the computer devoid of any CD’s thus making the user interface all the more simple. By connecting the digital piano to the computer, the internal files can be accessed. However, these files are in the CSR format thereby rendering it highly non readable in the computer.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic4)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic4)

Metronome

Metronome feature available in the Casio PX-130 produce an affirmative bell sound after each measure which is a good addition. It aids in keeping track of the time. The volume of the metronome features can be altered.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic5)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic5)

Sound

The sounds of this digital piano is particularly interesting, chiefly because of the flexibility it provides to the user to split the keyboard or we can compose two sounds to one. The sound level actually amplifies pleasantly by connecting the piano’s sound output to that of computer’s audio input. The remaining sounds such as the pipe, harpsichord could have been still made better. Many sounds can be transferred from the computer to the piano and practiced and can be re-transferred to the computer itself.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic6)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic6)

Performance

The magic of acoustic piano is the ability to generate high notes from the middle and low notes from the sides. The same holds true for Casio Privia PX-130. The performance surely surpasses the ordinary sounds and for the price margin, most of the customers would be left happy. The pedals included with the instrument serves the purpose. Comparing the sounds to that of Yamaha electronic piano, this one has the grand and realistic effect. Nevertheless, the strings sound better in Yamaha set. The layering feature is notable; however one cannot expect to play it as a solo music.

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic7)
Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano (pic7)

Verdict

On accessing the pros and cons of the Casio Privia PX-130 digital piano, the merits overweigh the demerits. For instance, there are a few users who would complain of using the function key with any one of the keyboard key so as to access a feature, but on the other hand many would appreciate the simplistic design to keep away the cluttering of buttons. Performance level surely exceeds expectations. Nevertheless, the nitty gritty detail such as the lack of /4 inch jack terminal is an unbelievable upshot, considering the experts who would be using the instrument. Apart from this, the keyboard looks and performance can be summed as classic.

Kraft Music - Casio PX-130 Digital Piano Demo

Casio Privia PX-130 Digital Piano Keyboard – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer
Casio
Model Name
Casio Privia PX-130
Piano Type
Stage Piano
Dimensions (W x D x H) inches
52.05″ x 11.26″ x 5.31″
Weight
10 Kg
Keyboard
88 keys
Sound technology
Linear Morphing system
Number of Tunes
16
Chorus and Reverbs
4
Maximum Polyphony
128 types
Metronome
0 to 6 beats
Speakers
Two
Recorder
2 tracks
Headphones
2
Accessories
music stand, pedal, and AC adaptor
Warranty
One year

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