Casio PX760 Privia Review – Updated 2020 – Worth The Price?

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*Casio PX760 has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
The new model of this digital piano is Yamaha PX770*

Casio is one of the premier brands in the music spectacle which is renowned for its high quality and innovative features and often praised for its high-quality keyboards.

Among them, the Privia digital pianos which include the models as PX 860, PX 750, PX 760, PX 780, PX 160, PX 150 had redefined the Casio brand name along with the digital piano category with the excellent sound quality, performance features, and elegant and stylized designs coupled with supreme portability.

The newly launched Casio PX760 belongs to the same Privia line of digital pianos and has been presented to the customers as a direct upgrade to the hugely successful Casio PX750. The PX750 was the only digital piano, which was the most affordable across all brands, which offered a compact furniture cabinet model in a digital piano.

The latest Casio PX760 retains this excellent feature and includes noticeable upgrades and additions over the PX750.

Key Features of the Casio PX760

Key Features of the Casio PX760

Let’s look at the key features of this majestic digital  piano:

AIR Technology

The Casio PX760 like all the other Privia digital pianos features Casio’s proprietary Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AIR) processor technology. This feature allows the player to reproduce the sound of the finest acoustic grand pianos, in a very realistic manner.

The Air Processor utilizes the grand piano audio samples, recorded at four dynamics sampling levels to deliver the grand piano sounds with natural decays and incredibly rich quality. A further touch of realism is added to the sound quality of this digital piano by simulating the sound of open strings when dampers are raised by the pedal.

Alongside the AIR technology, the model boasts a 128-note polyphony processing power, delivering a more realistic piano sound.

88-note Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard

The newly simulated ivory and ebony textured keys have been added to the Casio PX760, which are of the same size and have the same weighted key action as a real acoustic piano. There are also 3 sensors equipped in the keyboard that capture the dynamics of a piano performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy.

The Tri-sensor technology allows the PX760 to reproduce key actions and sounds of a very similar quality to that of a grand piano. This is done by analyzing the speed at which different hammers move inside a grand piano relative to the speed with which they are pressed. This allows for an ultimate key-to-sound feel and response, resulting in incredible sound quality.

Concert Play Mode

The PX760 delivers a much more improved sound quality, thanks to its large, dynamic tonal range and 3 electronic sensors. Adding more versatility to these features, Casio had been able to introduce a new concert play mode in this model which allows the player to use the keyboard alongside 10 recordings of live orchestra performances.

This is further coupled with other piano sounds that allow the musician to enjoy being in a grander setting of music. The Concert Play mode will allow a player to play a variety of classical music pieces, backed by a full orchestra performance at a tempo of any choice.

However, this will require the ability to read music or play by ear, in order to be able to interact with classical music effectively.

Split, Layer & Duet Mode

The Split and Layer modes are present in all the Privia models which allow the player to play bass with the left hand and have two layered tones (e.g. Piano and String or Piano and Organ) in the right. This makes the performance more diverse and versatile.

The Duet Mode, on the other hand, splits the keyboard into two equal ranges, which allows the player to practice with another person playing simultaneously. The Duet mode is ideal for students, where they can play along with their tutors to enhance their skills.

USB Connectivity

Casio continues to provide a USB connectivity option in all of its Privia models allowing the player to easily connect with the Windows or Mac computer, in order to transfer files (recordings) from the keyboard to the computer and vice-versa.

There also is a two-track MIDI recorder present in the PX760 that allows the player to record and playback performances on the piano. The best feature of the 2-track recording is the ability to playback the left- and right-hand playback performance separately.

18 Tones, including 5 Grand Piano Sounds

The Casio PX760 has five stereo-sampled Grand Piano sounds – Concert, Classic, Modern, Mellow and Bright to allow the players to experience a much deeper, richer and grander piano performance.

Additionally, there are also 13 other instrument tones such as electric pianos, strings, organs and bass that can serve as supplemental music to the piano sounds. There are also the Reverb, Chorus and Brilliance effects present in the PX760 giving the ability to tune the piano performance in a much better way.

Additional Features

The model is accompanied by a built-in transpose feature which also allows the player to harmonize with other musical instruments. There is a new Lesson function provided, which allows practicing to 60 in-built demo songs (plus 10 user-loaded songs).

Using the Lesson function, a player can practice with divided hands before beginning to use both hands simultaneously on a digital piano. This function makes the PX760 an excellent learning instrument for students and beginners.

Other features include the metronome, touch responsiveness controls (to determine the touch responsiveness level of the keys), a built-in 8×8 watts Speaker system that is able to produce sufficient sound for a performance at home.

Reasons To Buy

The model is an epitome of excellent performance coupled with some excellent piano quality.

The instrument also alludes to its traditional counterparts with the full-sized stand-up cabinet (not to be found in other PX models or models of other brands in this price range) which is not big trouble in portability when considering the instrument with the other models.

Also, the price is very affordable considering the other models of this type.

Conclusion

The new Casio PX760 is definitely another step forward in the continuing evolution of the Privia line of digital pianos. It has significantly improved audio quality and a very smooth key action providing a whole new level of piano playing experience much closer to that of playing a real acoustic piano.

Under a very affordable price, the PX760 is an ideal learning instrument for students and beginners as well. The full-sized stand-up cabinet which comes attached to the PX760 is not to be forgotten which is a feature not to be found in any other digital piano at this price range.

All of these features, which the PX760 carried over from its predecessor the Casio PX750 plus the additional, new improvements with seemingly no flaws, make the Casio PX760 a winner in its category.

Last update on 2020-09-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API