Sep 20, 2011

REVIEW - Casio PX830 BP Digital Piano - Polished Ebony Contemporary Design

Casio PX850 digital piano
Casio PX850
UPDATED REVIEW - July 1, 2013 - The Casio Privia PX830BP is now discontinued has been replaced by the upgraded 2013 model PX850. Go here for a review of the PX850: Casio PX850 Review


 With its outstanding 256-note piano sound polyphony, USB flash drive audio recording & playback system, new upgraded synthetic ivory & ebony keytops, and console grand piano lid sound projection for an even more natural organic sound, in my opinion it's worth moving up to the new PX850 over the PX830. If you cannot go up to the price of the new PX850, then I would still suggest you consider the newer PX750 over the discontinued PX830 if you're wanting to get an even more realistic acoustic piano playing experience at a lower price.  Neither of the new pianos are available in polished ebony but they are available in satin black. But when you hear and play the new piano sound in these upgraded models, in my opinion that will more than make up for not having a polished ebony finish.

Casio PX830PE
I did like the PX830 and the price was reasonable for what it had including the older 1st generation ivory feel piano keys an SD card slot for storage of recorded songs on SD memory cards, a 40 watt audio system with 4 speakers, and fairly realistic piano touch & piano tone and more.  Also, the top folded down flat when closing the piano cover, which was kinda cool although I personally like the sliding key cover on the new models better because you don't have to remove things off the top of the piano when closing the lid on pianos with sliding key covers as you do on the PX830.

The PX830 does offer a USB computer/iPad connection which has the new CoreMIDI USB instant "plug & play" software inside the Casio piano and is also available on the new models too. This allows the Privia pianos to be easily and instantly connected to an Apple iPad or computer which many people are using these days for in-home or studio educational piano lessons, composing, arranging, and many other exciting things. The fully compliant CoreMIDI USB connection is not available on Yamaha, Roland, or Kawai in this price range or on many off-brand pianos.

So before you buy a Casio PX830 (even at a discounted price), I would strongly suggest you consider the newer models which will not only sound and play substantially better, but also put you ahead of the technology curve too, and that's always a good thing.

If you want more info on these and other pianos and LOWER PRICES than internet discounts, please email me at tim@azpianowholesale.com or call direct at 602-571-1864.

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