Casio Privia PX 770 Digital Piano Review : When talking about one of the finest digital pianos it’s hard to not include Privia PX 770.
This genuinely priced digital piano resembles authentic touch, feel and sound as that of an Acoustic Piano.
PX 770 brings up its A game which its predecessor the PX 760 lacks in most the technical areas.
Upon using the Piano I found that there's very few differences between the PX 770 and PX 870 from Casio.
We will discuss that later in this analysis.
Before proceeding, I want to state that every information in this review is based upon my personal experience.
I used it for then a week and overall experience was really good.
Before Proceeding any further I want to state that this entire review is based upon my own experience. I used it for a decent time and my experience was really fantastic.
With all this said lets have a quick look at the features.
Comparing PX 770 With Other Casio BestSeller Digital Pianos
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Wonderful Sound Quality
3 Year Warranty
AiR Sound Technology
Hall Simulator, Reverb Effects
3 Year Warranty
Touch Response Keys
Tone - 600
Rhythms - 180
USB MIDI Port
Light Up Keys
Light Lesson Mode
Tone - 400
Rhythms - 150
Dance & Reverb Effect
Tones - 400
Rhythms - 100
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Sound Projection Speaker
Key Slider Cover
Features Of Casio Privia PX 770
Design and Look
Casio Privia Series Digital Piano is known for authentic sound, feel and classy looks.
The overall body of the PX 770 is compact and looks very Elegant and Modern.
It is available in beautiful wood grain finish with 3 color (white, brown, black) options to choose from.
All of the colors leaves a classy impact and is sure going to compliment its surroundings too.
The seamless sides with the sliding key cover adds a little more sparkle to the existing beauty.
But a good looking digital piano is of no use if it fails to delivers what it claims to be. So lets look at the keys.
Keys of Digital Pianos plays a very important role in the overall feel and resemblance of Acoustic Piano.
Luckily The Privia PX 770 does a wonderful job.
The Tri-Sensor keys offers three level of velocity sensitivity when the keys are pressed.
You can even turn it off too.
Velocity sensitive keys is a common feature but is quite a important one too to.
What it does is that it changes the magnitude of the sound according to the impact of the keypress.
Which means you will let a louder sound if you press the keys fast and mellow sound when the keys are pressed gently.
The velocity sensitive keys allows you to be more expressive while playing.
Touch sensitive keys also comes useful when you like to repeat a certain note quickly.
Like general you don't need to wait for the keys to rise to its topmost position.
Not too much years back these features are reserved only for higher end digital pianos.
But thanks to technological advancement touch responsive keys are not that exclusive any more.
The Synthetic Ebony and Ivory key tops delivers firm grip and helps in avoiding finger slips even after long hours of playing.
The 88 keys of PX 770 have Graded Hammer Action response like an Acoustic Piano.
This means the heavier keys are on the bottom end and the lighter keys are up top.
Upon using I was really impressed with authentic touch feel of the keys.
AiR Sound Source and Damper Resonance
The Casio's AiR sound source is impressively awesome.
Acoustic Intelligent Resonator is a processor which reproduces the nuances of a concert grand piano and does it pretty well.
The technology behind AiR is known as Linear Morphing which provides seamless and runtime transitions from Piano to Fortissimo.
To produce Damper Resonance digital effect AiR simulates the resonance which occurs inside an acoustic Grand Piano when the damper pedals is used.
As the dampers release off the strings in an acoustic grande, all the strings vibrate freely and resonate off the piano soundboard
And AiR sound source pretty well mimic the entire mechanism in digital procedure.
You can also turn the damper noise completely off.
Layering and Split Mode
Lets take this section a little short and to the point as almost most of the digital piano comes with Layering mode.
Layering Mode allows you to combine two instruments sound throughout the keyboard simultaneously.
So when you press any of the keys you will hear both the sound of the keyboard concurrently.
Split Mode comes very handy during learning sessions with teacher or other student at the same time.
What Split mode does is that it divides (splits) the keyboard in two equal part. Each side has identical pitch range with 2 Middle C's.
So you can sit along with your teacher and copy the hand movements of the teacher and try to positions them as the mentor.
It also helps to practice when sitting aside with another student too.
Split mode can also be utilized to perform two pianist at the same time.
Casio Privia PX 770 features 2 * 8 watt powerful speaker system.
It also has 2 more speakers placed below the keybed section of the digital piano.
The speaker placement is genius as it throws the amplified sound toward the audience and player provinding a wonderful stereo amplification system.
Apart from 4 speakers PX 770 also has 2 headphone connectivity option for private practicing.
The Dual headset connectivity allows 2 person at a time to play the keyboard via split mode.
Concert Play Feature and Songs
My thoughts about the concert play feature is not that cool.
The concert play option provides 10 high quality symphony orchestra recording.
On the recorded orchestra performances you get the option to silent the piano playing part and play the piano part by yourself.
It will create the feel that you are performing with a live orchestra.
Privia PX 770 is also equipped with 60 Songs. With extra 10 songs capacity to add on your own.
With Built In Songs you can play along with songs in background as the concert play feature. The built in songs also comes handy for inspiration of new musics and of course of entertainment.
These little but necessary features make it one of the perfect option to consider if you want to form a solid base in playing piano.
Tones, Recording and Metronome
The Built-In two-track MIDI recorder allows you to save your performance onto the 10 slots assigned for storing the user generated songs.
One thing I was really impressed with is that its recording option allows you to record the left hand part or right hand part specifically.
Metronome is one of the most needed feature for a budding pianist.
You simply can't understand the relation between time and sound without a metronome.
The Built-In metronome inside PX 770 allows you to adjust both, the tempo and meter.
PX 770 comes with 19 built in Tones and 128 note polyphony.
Nowdays, Connectivity option is one of the most crucial option and devices which no longer adjust to these shift are not considered Smart.
Luckily Casio PX 770 offers a tons of connectivity options. With the Class Compliant USB Type B you can connect your PC or Mac for editing, creating music with music software.
The class compliant USB automatically detects the connecting device and does not require any additional drivers to install individually. Just plug and play.
You can also use it as a MIDI controller.
What I didn't liked is the absence of Line Out jack.
Chrodana Play App Integration
Chordana Play App from Casio is a completely game changer add on in the Privia PX 770.
With the free Chordana play app you can tweak each and every feature of the PX 770 digital piano. The app also allows you to learn piano playing.
With the 50 Built-In Songs each with its music score really pace your learning curve and makes your learning easy and fun.
You can use the step by step lesson mode with scoring system and track your progress day by day.
The app can generate music score from MIDI files as source.
casio pX 770 vs PX 870
As stated above PX 770 and PX 870 shares a lot of same features.
In terms of price PX 870 costs $150 more then PX 770.
So below I am mentioning feature highlight of both of the Privia Series Digital Piano. For detailed analysis check our review of PX 870 here.
Casio Privia PX 770
Casio Privia PX 870
|Digital Pianos||PX 770||PX 870|
|Number of Keys||88||88|
|Type of Keys||Full size, scaled weighted hammer action, tri-sensor||Full size, scaled weighted hammer action|
|Touch Sensitivity||3 levels||3 Types|
|Presets||19 tones, Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR||19 tones|
|Polyphony||128 Notes||256 Notes|
|Number of Effects||11||11|
|Effects Types||4 x Reverb, 4 x Chorus, 3 x Brilliance||4 x Reverb, 4 x Chorus, 3 x Brilliance|
|Sequencer||MIDI 2-track recorder, 1 song, approximately 5000 notes||2-track, 1 song 5000 note capacity|
|Song Playback||60 internal songs||10 concert play, 60 music library songs, 10 user songs, 90kB per song|
|Recording||WAV audio files, 25 minutes max|
|Storage||USB Flash Drive|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (main out / headphones)||1 x 1/4" (line out)|
|USB||1 x Type B||1 x Type A, 1 x Type B|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4"||1 x 1/4"|
|Number of Pedals||3-pedal unit (damper, sostenuto, soft)||3-pedal unit (soft, sostenuto, damper)|
|Built-in Speakers||2 x 4.7" woofers, 2 x 1.5" tweeters||2 x 4.7" woofers, 2 x 1.5" tweeters|
|Amplifier||2 x 8W||2 x 20W|
|Power Source||12V AC power supply (included)||24V DC adapter ADE24250 (included)|
|Weight||69.4 lbs.||75.6 lbs.|
My Experience With Casio Privia PX 770
So, from my 20 days experience all I can say is that Privia PX 770 is one of most authentic feel digital piano around $700 price tag.
Scaled Hammer Action Weighted Touch Responsive Keys leaves a lasting impression when played.
The Grand Piano and other musical instrument sound is remarkably reproduced via the AiR sound source.
Only thing missing from the piano is Line-Out jack and digital display for navigation and other settings.
However the digital display alike feature can be achieved by the free Chordana Play app integration.
With duet and layering mode you can speed up your learning curve and explore new experiences with.
Lastly I can say that If you are serious toward piano playing and want uncompromising sound and feel Privia PX 770 might be one of the finest choice to proceed with.
82% positive feedback from more then 120 reviews over Amazon simply reflects the love the piano is getting from its user base.
Casio Privia PX 770 Manual
Thats all from our end hope our review of Casio Privia PX 770 helped you in making a better informed decision.
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