Please read the following review for the PX850 which I previously did and also retains most of the features of the new PX860: I recommend the Casio Privia PX850 digital piano as a "Best Buy" for a lower priced home piano. The PX850 by the Casio piano company comes in an attractive, compact home furniture style lightweight cabinet (weighs just 81 lbs) with sliding key cover and full sheet music rack ($1099US internet price - left pic). This model comes in three colors including a satin black, medium brown oak (pic below left), and a satin white cabinet as well (not pictured), and the satin black is by far the most popular color and has the best resale value as well. The white color is the second favorite color and medium brown color is a distant 3rd in popularity. The PX850 is using Casio's latest upgraded digital technology that, in my opinion, exceeds any other digital piano in this lower price range for what it offers in a furniture cabinet piano. I have played this piano many times and was quite impressed with its realistic moisture absorbing synthetic ivory/ebony keytops (similar to real ivory & ebony on the old acoustic grand & upright pianos), and graded piano hammer key action response. Although there are certainly other piano brands that I like and recommend, in this price range they have a difficult time competing with the PX850 and that's why I see the PX850 selling so well throughout the US.
|Casio PX850 brown|
Another impressive feature to me is the fact that Casio has included "wav file" audio recording in this model. What that means is that you can record yourself as an audio recording (CD quality) and save it to a USB flashdrive in the piano. Then you can take that recording in the flashdrive and plug it into your computer and email that song to your friends and relatives to let them hear it on their computer just as you played it! Beyond that, you can import that music into computer music programs for music education, composing, song arranging, etc for further musical interaction and even turn the wav file recording into an MP3 to play as an iTune on your iPad or iPod.
|Open lid speaker projection|
|iPad piano music app|
|Casio PX850 closed key cover|
|under-mounted speakers & USB's|
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