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Casio Celviano AP-260 digital piano - black

Touch sensitive 88-key digital piano for home or stage

Product code: AP-260BK Manufacturer: Casio
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FEATURES

  • Second generation tri-sensor scaled hammer action
  • Eighteen sampled voices including an authentic Steinway D
  • Easy voice layering, splitting, and multiple tuning options
  • Huge library of built in lessons and play-along songs
  • USB connectivity for recording or MIDI control
Product code: AP-260BK Manufacturer: Casio
Description

The Casio Celviano AP260 is an entry level 88-key digital piano that punches well above its weight in terms of playing feel and sound quality. Its tri-sensor touch sensitive hammer action feels almost identical to a real piano making it ideal for students to use for practice, while the practical design and superb sampled voices mean the AP260 can also hold its own on stage or in the studio.


Each of the synthetic ebony and ivory keys is precisely tracked by 3 sensors to simulate an impressively realistic response, and three pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto) provide the same expressive capabilities as a real piano. Each touch sensitive keypress triggers Casio’s impressive AiR (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator) system which stores more information than other sampling engines and is therefore capable of reproducing and manipulating all the subtle nuances of each voice.

One obvious advantage of a digital piano is that its volume can be adjusted without affecting the playing feel meaning ambitious pianists can practise at any time without upsetting neighbours or compromising their technique. As well as two stereo headphone ports, the sturdy cabinet also features dual 8W amplifiers and matching 12cm speakers which provide enough power to compete with large ensembles if necessary.

A protective sliding lid can be used to protect the keyboard and control panel when the piano is not in use and features an auto-brake to prevent young players accidentally trapping their fingers. There is a strong folding music stand built into the top of the case too.

Like most digital pianos, all Celviano instruments are easily transposed in semitone increments over a range of several octaves, can be fine-tuned a quarter tone in either direction for ultimate flexibility when playing with other musicians, and even offer 17 different tuning temperaments. The AP260 also includes a 2-track record and playback module, and can be connected to a computer via USB for lossless recording or to be used as a MIDI controller.

Students will particularly appreciate the built-in lessons and play-along features which include a bank of 60 songs to jam with. The digital piano is also supplied with a book of sheet music containing the piano parts for the 10 high-fidelity pre-recorded orchestral backing tracks accessible in Concert Play mode.

Other features include a simple voice layering mode with balance control, left/right hand keyboard split, digital reverb, chorus, and brilliance effects, and a versatile metronome. The control panel can be locked to prevent accidentally changing voice while playing, and an environmentally friendly energy saving sensor will automatically turn the power off if the piano sits idle for a long time.

More info

Polyphony128 notes
Octave shift±2 octaves
Key transpose2 octaves (-12 to +12 semitones)
Tuning controlA4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
Width137.7cm
Depth43.2 cm
Height84.0cm
Weight39.5kg

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