|PX860 satin black|
|Casio PX860 brown|
|PX860 satin brown oak|
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.
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Other PX860 features include all kinds of powerful sound generation technology with piano string and damper pedal resonance, string harmonics, longer pedal decay sustain time than in previous Casio models, and a wide range of piano sound dynamics (as I mentioned earlier) for a variety of tonal color in your playing as compared to some other digital pianos under $1500. There are 18 impressive instrument sounds including electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, etc, which are definitely a cut above the rest in terms of realism. There is also split & layering of tones, key touch sensitivity adjustments to personalize your playing, duet keyboard function allowing for two people to play at the same time, and other useful features including two stereo headphone jacks for two pairs of headphones for private practice, stereo 1/4" audio outputs for connection to an external sound system (not many pianos have this feature in this price range), and a control panel positioned above the keyboard for easier access to buttons as opposed to being put on the left side of the keyboard like other digital pianos.
|iPad piano music app|
|Casio PX860 closed key cover|
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People I know of who have purchased and received their Casio PX860 really like it and they tell me it exceeds their expectations for its price, and it's always good for me to hear right from the people who own them. However for some people, the Casio brand may not have the prestigious piano name of a Yamaha or Kawai because those companies make highly respected acoustic pianos which professionals and piano teachers play. But name itself seldom tells the real story and that is certainly true in this case. So don't let the Casio name fool you into thinking this piano is not worthy of your consideration because in my opinion the PX860 is the "real deal:)." When it comes to cutting edge digital electronics and reliability, Casio deserves respect and at the end of the day it's all about you and your family experiencing the joy of playing music on a good piano. So no matter what you decide to purchase, do your research and make sure it's a good piano at a good value.
There are other high quality digital pianos out there in other brands in this lower price range, but in my opinion for $999US internet price, the PX860 furniture cabinet model cannot be beat for what it does and excels over its competition in many ways. This model is really for people who really want a piano and not too much else. If you really just want to play piano and enjoy piano music with a few extra features (bells & whistles) and you want to stay near $1000, then the Casio PX860 may be the perfect instrument for you. I can also help people with getting lower prices than Amazon sale prices as well as internet stores and local stores on the new PX860 and other popular brands & models. Contact me before doing anything and I will be happy to help you get what you want and give you helpful advice.
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