Casio Computer Co will release a series of three new digital pianos — the Privia PX-850, CELVIANO AP-650M and CELVIANO AP-450 — with the first model going on sale from mid-September 2012.
The Privia PX-850 employs a stylish slim body, while the CELVIANO AP-650M & AP-450 utilize a distinguished cabinet-style body.
The three new models have special features to ensure realistic expression of the tone and feel of a grand piano, which include:
—Multi Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source. In addition to smooth changes in volume and tone depending on how the keys are struck, a newly-developed AiR (Acoustic & Intelligent Resonator) sound source offers a natural change to sounds from when they are played until they fade out.
—String Resonance: The new AiR sound source finely simulates the resonance of strings, which differ for all 88 keys.
—Lid Simulator: Advanced digital technology enables the piano to mimic the tonal changes made when opening or closing the lid of a grand piano.
—Three Sensor Scaling Hammer Action Keyboard II: The new keyboard closely recreates the timing and trailing sound of notes as created by the different-sized hammers in a grand piano.
The new Privia will be priced at 115,000 yen (before tax), and the new models of CELVIANO are open-priced.