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Casio Privia PX-350 Digital Piano Review

Privia PX-350 Digital Piano Review
Manufacturer: Casio
Price: Varies (S799.99 – 1k+)


What is it?
 A Digital Piano that features great grand piano feel and sound weights under 30lbs!!!

Box Description:
“A high-performance model featuring a new sound source for realistic piano sound that enhances the quality of stage performance and music production”.

Box Features:
·         Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* sound source (Acoustic & Intelligent Resonator)
·         128-note Polyphony (Maximum)
·         250 pro-quality tones
·         Hammer Response
·         Damper Resonance
·         Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
·         Simulated ebony and ivory keys
·         Audio Recording
·         180 Rhythms including ethnic rhythms and patterns for piano play.
·         Rhythm Editor (10 user Rhythms)
·         Music Preset (300 presets and 50 user areas)
·         Registration (96 set-ups)
·         Multi-Track Recorder
·         Pitch bend wheel
·         USB flash drive port
·         Line IN / OUT jacks (L/ MONO, R for each)
·         Duet Mode
·         Metronome
·         Song Expansion
·         Digital effects: reverbs, choruses, brilliance, DSP (preset for some tones)
·         Operation lock function
·         Connector for optional 3-pedal unit, which supports half-damper pedal operation.
·         Auto Power Off
·         3 Year Limited Warranty


What I like:
-          The overall feel of the keys
-          Has many inputs and outputs
-          USB port on the front.
-          You can save songs on a flash drive to either MIDI or WAV
-          Audio sounds great all around (Through Built-In Speakers, PA or AMP, Headphones, Recording Through flash drive, etc.)


What I don’t like:
-          Dust / Fingerprint Magnet (at least on the black one)
-          No dust cover included (I’ve been using the foam shield that came with it)
-          Foot switch included is pretty much useless (just by a universal sustain pedal)
-          Really complicated to use ( keep the instruction manual )
-          No 1/8 in headphone jacks (3.5mm)
-          Recorded Audio volume seems like it should be a lot louder. (Easy fix in an audio editor)



  Video above is a raw (straight through camera)

My Thoughts:
Buying a digital piano is an investment specially when taking into consideration that you will be spending $500+ dollars on one. I was leaning towards getting a Yamaha p155 but I didn’t want but I didn’t want to fork out 1G on a product that is going on 5 years old. Specially being that the Yamaha will most likely put out a successor to the p155 within the next 2 years. This is what pushed me to the Casio. In all honestly I do not regret my choice at all. Casio has really put in a lot of work of rebuilding its name with its Privia line of keyboards and it really shows with the PX-350. The audio quality is really nice even with the built in speakers. The feel of the keys are the best I have used on a digital piano under $1500 (they don’t have that plasticy feeling that you get with others in the price range. Other manufactures should use the PX350 or even the 150 (the px-150 is basically the base model of the 350. It lacks the display 2 speakers, some of the voices, as well as other luxuries. But it does have the same keys and grand piano sound. ) as a base of what a digital piano should be. If there was something I really don’t like about this digital piano, it would be that it seems over-complicated to use a lot of the features. It could have been much simpler….

Build Quality: 4.5
Audio Quality 4.5
Features: 4.5
Price: 4.5
Average: 4.5

Score
22.5/25
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About David L Sumner

Hey, Whats up My name is David Sumner, but currently going by full name of David (L) Sumner, because apparently there are others people out there with the same first and last name as me. I'm an aspiring musician from the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York. My main instrument is Piano but I do lend a voice every now and then. I have also recently taken a interest in percussion and wind instruments. When I'm not focusing on music I tend to be very active on the internet. I currently manage a Video Game and Technology website The Review Pre. I've always been fascinated by new and innovative tech regularly writing about it has always been a fun hobby of mine, Besides what's listed above I have also been intrigued by Photography, Drawing, and Film Making.