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The Privia series of Digital Pianos is one of the most successful series from Casio.

And, the latest addition on the series is Casio Privia PX S1000 which was launched on NAMM 2019.

Casio Privia PX S1000 Review

On NAMM 2019 the PX-S1000 was honored as the Most Outstanding Value Digital Piano from Jon Regen. (PX S3000 won the "Best in Show Award")

The Privia Series is always known for :

  • Stunning Sound Quality
  • Great Feel
  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Fine Design
  • Genuine Price

And the latest addition the PX S1000 has raised the bar to a new height.

Luckily, I got my hands on both of the models for more than 15 days.

And I can sum up my experience as simply "Astonishing".

If you are regular reader of my blog then you know I don't praise any instruments too much, Instead, I like to prioritize the disadvantages to make you aware of what you are buying in.

But, PX S1000 has given me a tough time to point so.

Now, lets look at the quick feature highlights of the Privia S1000 along with my thoughts.

  • Design - World's Slimmest Digital Piano, Futuristic look, Feather Touch Buttons. (Very Attractive Design)
  • Keys - 88 Hammer Action Velocity Sensitive Keys. (I felt the keys as one of the closest resemblance to Acoustic Piano)
  • Sound - Casio's AiR sound engine reproduces high quality, rich and expressive sound. (The sound quality and richness are pretty impressive but the loudness needs to be improve.)
  • Features - String and Damper Resonance, App Connectivity, Layer/Split/Duo Modes, Battery Powered.

With that said lets look at each of the features in more detail and what makes it stand apart from its peers.

Comparing PX-S1000 With Other Casio's Best Seller Digital Pianos

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Model

Keys

Features

Price

Casio PX-S1000

PX S1000

88

World's Slimmest Piano

Scaled Hammer Action Keys

Touch Controls

Bluetooth

App Connectivity

AC/DC Power Support

Lightweight (25 Lb)

Battery Powered

Casio Privia PX-160BK 88-Key Full Size Digital Piano

PX 160

88

Best Model

Great Sound 

AiR Sound Technology

Hall Simulator, Reverb Effects

3 Year Warranty

Casio WK 245

WK-245

76

Touch Response Keys

Lesson Mode

Tone - 600

Rhythms - 180

Bright Display

USB MIDI Port

Casio LK-190 61-Key Premium Lighted Keyboard

LK-190

61

Light Up Keys

Light Lesson Mode

Tone - 400

Rhythms - 150

Dance & Reverb Effect

Great Speaker

Casio CTK-2550 61-Key Portable Keyboard

CTK-2550

61

Touch Response

Lesson Function

Tones - 400

Rhythms - 100

Chordana App 

Dance/Music Mode

Casio Privia PX-870 Digital Piano

PX-870

88

Scaled Hammer Action Keys

Detailed Resonance

Sound Projection Speaker

Recording

Key Slider Cover

Casio Privia PX S1000 Features

Design

Design and body of Casio PX S1000

PX S1000 is a perfect blend of Innovation and Beauty.

This digital piano is the Slimmest digital piano ever made by Casio and weighs only 24.5 Lbs.

The sleek panel design with exceptional and unique features makes the PX S1000 more versatile.

The body is made up of lustrous plastic and leaves a futuristic lasting impression.

What's the disadvantage of the finish is that the dust and fingerprints will be more visible then matte finish.

The wedge-shaped case side enhances its slim design.

When you look at the PX S1000, the top portion of the panel feature a clear, glossy finish with flat design with no bulging controls.

The Layout is minimalist and beginner friendly.

The layout features LED action panel with graphical touch response.

When the LED is off the front panel looks completely plain but as soon as it is powered on the buttons LED gets illuminated and looks very cool.

The simple design draws your attention and concentration to your keyboard and performance.

Its compact construction and light weighted design are what induces the most to the players.  

The body of the piano is made up of high quality lustrous plastic which makes it look quite futuristic.

However, The glassy body also makes the dirt and fingerprints more visible. But just a wipe with a cloth makes it look spotless again.

The front layout of the keyboard is very minimalist and only the power button and volume knobs are visible on the surface.

Realistic Feel Keys

Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keys

The Casio PX S1000 comes with a total of 88 keys that has weighted, scaled hammer action keyboard.

This model offers you the feel of playing a grand piano via its detailed key structure.

I was really impressed with the feel of keys and weighted keybed.

PX S1000 very successfully provided an Acoustic Piano feel on a Digital Piano.

The ebony and ivory coating of these keys enables you to bring the feeling of confidence and comfort within you while playing the grand piano.

Layout and Touch Control

PX S1000 Layout and Touch Buttons

The interesting thing to notice in the PX S1000 is the button layout of the keyboard.

Other than being very simple, it has the touch buttons which lit up and are actually very easy to see.

The sensors can be seen when the power button or LED is turned on and fades away when is turned off leaving behind a seamless top board.

One of the cool things about this is, if you are in a low light condition, then you don’t have to worry about reading small prints that are written on to the keyboard.

It just lit up hence making it easy for you to see in the dark.

Also, it is very easy to operate and has a good response to it.

Hall Simulator and Other Digital Effect

Featuring 4 types of hall simulator and 2 types of surround.

The built-in Hall simulator effects gives you the sound of a Hall reverb.

So, initially when you turn on the grand piano sound, the sound so created by them has the fresh and rich feel and when you turn it off you can hear just the dry sound of the grand piano.

The Digital Acoustic Simulator Effects very naturally mimic the harmonic relation between strings and Damper/Sustain pedals

So, one thing to note about this piano is that you can turn on and off the button to change the tonal quality and feel.

Sound Of Casio PX S1000

The PX S1000 features the AiR sound source which means Acoustic & Intelligent Resonator. 

When counting on Sound Quality, I can assure you that AiR sound source reproduces very Authentic and Natural Grand Piano sound.

The sound are sampled from Iconic 9' concert grand piano and feel quite rich and immersive.

The sympathetic String and Damper resonance very precisely mimic the relationship between Strings and Pedals.

The digitally created resonance effects adds an extra layer of Authenticity in the overall experience with the PX S1000.

Mechanical key sound can clearly be audible to you while playing the keys with light touch or by withdrawing your finger from it.

Although, The sound from the stereo speakers are quite clear but are not loud enough.

You may face hard time when playing it on Medium - Big Halls without additional speakers.

Casio Privia PX S1000 speakers

Compact & Lightweight - Portable

Compact and Portable PX S1000

The PX S1000 is designed in a way that it offers the sleek look and are the sleek weigh. 

The compact and light weighted structure of this piano does not compromise its performance and offers versatile sound to you.

As far as portability is concerned, this piano weight is less than 25 pounds so it is easy to get around.

Connectivity - Bluetooth

It also has a Bluetooth built-in.

So, you can easily have it connect to your phone or any Bluetooth device and stream audio from your mp3 player.

The really amazing thing about being able to do that is, if you are practicing along with the recording of a song that you are really trying to learn, you might have a Bluetooth speaker in the house and will try to connect it, well you won’t need it. 

Because if you connect the keyboard to that device it will play that track through the speakers of the piano.

So, you will be practicing and hearing your track on the same speakers.

Therefore, the Bluetooth connectivity not only helps you connect to different devices but also enables you to play along the song, apply sound effect while playing, making it feel more like a live performance.

App Connectivity - Chordana Play App

Casio Chordana App Integration

The Chordana Play App from Casio is a wonderful add-on and supported on most of the latest released digital piano.

Chrodana Play offers a tons customization, control and Learning functionalities.

Personally speaking I like the App, but still there's a lot of room for improvement.

Lets look at the highlighted features of the App

  • Remote Controller – The Chordana play features the piano remote controller option which enables you to control various settings such as, 

selecting tone, playing internal sings and more.

The icons displayed are easy to understand and hence is easy for you to control.

Also, it allows you to check some hidden settings that are not visible on the keyboard like, tuning frequency readout and temperament type.

  • PDF Score ViewerThe PDF score viewer displays the sheet music of 60 songs in its Music Library or can also be used as a normal PDF file by pedal activated page tuner.
  • Audio & MIDI Players – The audio player displays the play back audio on device along with musical tools like, tempo change & key shift, looping & cancellation of melody or vocals. The MIDI player play back your preferred MIDI songs. 

Feature Highlights Of Casio PX S1000

Privia Latest Digital Piano with PS X3000
  • The Casio PX S1000 features touch response of up to 5 sensitivity levels.
  • It comes packed with an in built 18 tones (piano + 17 other tones)
  • It has an option of 2 track audio recording.
  • It comes with an audio input and 2 audio output of 1/8” and 1/4” respectively.
  • It has 2 headphone jacks of 1/8”.
  • It has 1 USB of type B.
  • It features 2 onboard speakers of 6.2” and 2 amplifiers of 8 Watts.
  • The height of the PX S1000 is 4” with a length of 52” and depth of 9.1”
  • Also, it comes in 3 different variant of colors – red, black and white.

PX S1000 Vs Casio PX S3000 Vs Yamaha P 125 Vs Roland FP 30

PX S1000 Vs Casio PX S3000 Vs Yamaha P 125 Vs Roland FP 30
 PX S1000PX S3000Yamaha P 125Roland FP 30
Number of Keys88888888
Type of KeysWeighted, Scaled Hammer ActionScaled Hammer Action, 5 sensitivity levelsFully Weighted keys (Graded Hammer Standard), Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed sensitivityKey touch with 5 sensitivities
Touch Sensitivity5 sensitivity levels   
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Wheel  
Effects Types   Ambiance, brilliance, resonance
Polyphony192 Notes192 Notes192 Notes128
Presetspiano, 17 other tones700 Tones, 200 Rhythms24 voices, 21 demo songs, 50 piano songs, Pure CF Sound Engine35 tones, 8 rhythms
Sequencer   Standard MIDI File recorder
EffectsYesYes, ReverbReverb, Intelligent Acoustic Control, Damper Resonance, Sound Boost 
Song Playback   30 internal songs (WAV, SMF playback)
Audio Recording2-track3-track, 5 song2-track, 1 song (SMF, format 0) 
Audio Inputs1 x 1/8"1 x 1/8" (aux in)  
Audio Outputs2 x 1/4"2 x 1/4" (L/Mono, R)2 x 1/4" (aux out)1 x 1/8" TRS (headphones), 1 x 1/4" TRS (headphones)
Headphones2 x 1/8"2 x 1/8"2 x 1/4" 
USB1 x Type B1 x Type B (to host), 2 x Type A (to device)1 x Type B1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
MIDI I/OUSB USBBluetooth (for use with MIDI mobile apps)
BluetoothYesYes, audio 4.0
Pedal Inputs1 x 1/4" (damper), 1 x Multi-DIN (pedal unit)1 x 1/4" (damper), 1 x 1/4" (expression/assignable), 1 x 6-pin DIN (3-pedal unit)1 x 1/4" (sustain)1 x 1/4" (damper), 1 x 8-pin DIN (optional KPD-70 pedal board)
Pedal IncludedYes, SP-3SP-3 PedalYes, FC5 footswitch 
Built-in Speakers2 x 6.2"2 x 6.29"2 x 4.7" woofer, 2 x 1.5" tweeter 
Amplifier2 x 8W2 x 8W2 x 7W2 x 11W
Display LCD  
SoftwareChordana Play AppChordana Play  
Power Supply6 x AA Batteries / AC Adapter (included)AC Adapter (included) or 6 x AA batteries12V DC power supply (included) 
Height4"4"6.56"5.87"
Width52"52"52.18"51.18"
Depth9.1"9"11.62"11.87"
Weight25.1 lbs.24.7 lbs. (excluding batteries)26 lbs.31 lbs., 2 oz.

Casio PX S1000 Alternate

The Best Alternative Of Casio PX S1000 is Casio PX S3000. The Price is A bit high and offers lots of extra features so don't forget to check it. (Check Detailed Review Here)

Casio Privia PX S1000 Alternate - Casio Privia PX S3000

My Experience with Casio PX S1000

My experience with PX-S1000 Digital Piano

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Reasons To Buy

  • Compact & light weighted design.
  • Runs on a battery of 6 AA power that can last more than 4 hours.
  • Bluetooth connection and onboard speaker option.
  • Sleek body design.
  • Natural piano sound with different modifiable parameters.

Reasons To Avoid

  • No Bluetooth MIDI support.
  • Not Loud Enough
  • Touch based controls are not always concrete.
  • Short key pivot length.

As I already mentioned above that, my experience with Casio Privia PX S1000 can be described in one word - "Stunning".

Casio has really took a gambling in creating this digital piano.

Because it is totally made up of ground up.

Every detail in the piano is crafted with great care and the dedication simply reflects in the final product.

The only drawback that worth noticing is the loudness of the speakers.

With the sleek body design, fabulous features, exceptional sound, and the price which is worthy of your investment makes the PX S1000 sets a higher benchmark for every other piano available out there.

As of this writing, There's not a single 1 star rating throughout the entire E-Commerce sites. This simply reflects the amount of love the digital piano is earning from its user base.

So that’s all from our end hope this Casio Privia PX S1000 review helped you guys to make an informed decision.


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18 thoughts on “Casio Privia PX-S1000 Review

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    T. Allen says:

    Thanks for the review, Daniel. What is smart scaled hammer action keys? Are they regular graded hammer action keys or they offer something more?

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      Daniel Cooper says:

      Smart scaled hammer action keys offers an uncompared authentic touch and feel of a real acoustic keyboard. Although the overall concept is the same weighted keys which significantly gets lighter when moving toward the other end. The sensitive touch and feel of the ebony and ivory texture keys make it smart.

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    Allison says:

    Recently, I found that there is chordana play connectivity issue with most of the models. Is it so ? where can I find the supported devices?

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    Marcus says:

    ???? Daniel, Thanks for this detailed walkthrough of the product. I bought Px S1000 from Sweetwater and would like to share my thoughts on this. Privia PX-S1000 is novel and way ahead from lots of other digital pianos in this price segment especially Yamaha P 125 (I think so). The red color model looks lustrous and beautiful.

    The huge set back was the minimum design concept. It looks good and simple but referring the manual each time even to figure out the smallest of the feature is simply a pain in **s.

    But overall my experience was very pleasant and I am referring it to all who wish for a mid-range Casio keyboard.

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      Daniel Cooper says:

      Thanks Marcus, for sharing your experience with our readers. Yes going through manual each time is frustrating but Casio has done a remarkable job with this piano for sure.

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      Daniel Cooper says:

      Wow Andre, Good Question never thought of this before on this piano. There’s some good news and bad news. The bad news is you can’t connect your Bluetooth Headphone directly to PX S1000.
      But there’s a workaround,
      You can use Bluetooth transmitter to transfer audio to your wireless headphone. But mind the latency, cause even the minor latency can ruin your playing experience. So connecting a wireless headphone does not seems practical TBH.

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      Daniel Cooper says:

      Of course, I am 100% sure that S stands for “Slimmest and Smart” hammer action keys. You can check the official Casio site for your confirmation.

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    Fredman says:

    Do the Casio px-s1000 Bluetooth range good enough or do I need any additinal Bluetooth adaptor to carry on applications ?

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      Daniel Cooper says:

      Yes you can, The price difference is because of the seller directly selling the stuff to the buyer, and in many cases, Amazon holds the stock directly from brand in much less price.

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