The 88-key Casio Privia PX-130 digital stage piano takes portable digital piano playing to the next level with excellent piano sound and a combination of features and technological enhancements. In this review, you'll discover the pros and cons of this Casio digital stage piano model and other important things you need to know.
The first thing that struck me about the PX-130 when I sat down to play it was the sound: Casio really manages to achieve that authentic grand piano sound. The next thing I noticed was the new reduced scale hammer-action keyboard (88 notes and trisensor). After playing it for a while in the shop, I noticed other interesting features such as a built-in metronome and a two-track recorder, as well as a duo mode and other recording functions such as the built-in USB MIDI interface and the USB connection that allows you to save the songs you've recorded.
An optional but much-needed addition to the PX-130 is the Casio CS-67 keyboard stand. You really need this support to get the most out of your piano.
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the Casio Privia PX-130...
Casio PX-130: The property
As I mentioned earlier, the PX 130 has a surprisingly realistic grand piano sound and an acoustic piano feel, two qualities that are always at the top of any discerning piano buyer's list. With the Casio, you don't have to compromise like you did with the PX-130, because you get excellent grand piano sound for a very competitive, low price.
Thanks to the variety of its features, Casio truly offers 128 notes of polyphony, 16 different built-in voices that can be combined or layered, as well as four available digital effects such as reverb and other digital effects.
One last thing I'd like to mention is the library of 50 built-in classical and popular songs. This piano is an incredible jukebox if you want to sit back and be entertained with classy background music.
Casio PX-130: The Bad
When I check the pianos, I always make sure to look at the back of the piano to see how many inputs and outputs there are. A potential problem is that there is no 1/4′′ connector. You will need to purchase a conversion jack for one of the headphones if you want to send the signal to a professional external amplifier.
When I review pianos I always make sure to look at the back of the piano to see how many inputs and outputs there are. One potential problem is that there is no 1/4″ jack. You’ll have to purchase a converter jack for one of the headphones if you want to send the signal to a professional external amplifier.
Another potential problem is durability; the model is made of plastic which can easily be damaged or broken when mishandled or dropped from a ten-storey building. It is therefore important to handle it carefully or find a durable case to protect it during travel.
The Casio PX-130 is perfect for :
- Musicians who like to play occasional live performances, since you can take it everywhere with you.
- Piano students can practice at home as it has a built-in metronome to help them improve their piano technique and the ability to record their performances for evaluation.
- As a bonus, it is also very useful for piano teachers, as they can play with their students using the Privia Duo mode.
The final verdict
In many ways, Casio has reached the level of traditional digital piano makers such as Yamaha and Roland in terms of sound and playability, except for the high price. The 88-key Casio PX-130 digital stage piano is an excellent purchase for those looking for an affordable and versatile digital piano that they can take anywhere with them.
My final recommendation is that the PX-130 scores top marks for overall sound quality and consumer value.
A review of the owner of the PX-130
By Robbie B. Johnson
This casio sounds much better than 90% of the pianos I've played in the houses of the people I've visited. The speakers are more than sufficient for most common uses. The high notes seem to come from the right of the center while the opposite is true for the low notes, as you would expect from an acoustic piano. Such a complete and realistic sound in such a compact package is impressive. You won't be disappointed...
It's worth every penny of the selling price. But you can find better offers if you're willing to look around. Yes, it's a Casio. No, it's not even the top-of-the-line Privia model. Don't be fooled by the low price or the make to pass up this opportunity. From now on, I'm going to be looking at the Casio...
Despite minor complaints, I was happy to give it five stars. In fact, I intend to buy another one especially for traveling. I don't write a lot of reviews, but I felt it was important to do my part to make this product known. Casio should be rewarded for what he has done. They have managed to reinvent themselves and we are the beneficiaries. You won't be disappointed.