Casio Privia PX 760 Review: If You ask a general audience about which is the most trusted Digital Piano brand then the majority of people will agree with "Casio".
We have already reviewed tons of digital pianos from Casio but or list does not looks like near to end.
So, The Digital Piano we are analyzing today is Casio Privia PX 760.
Casio has one of the elite musicians user-base from the last several decades and all for a good reason.
They keep updating their Instruments and This year even they launched 4 Pianos in Namm 2020.
But the Piano we are reviewing today is Privia PX 760 which was launched in 2015 and just after 2 years, they upgraded the model with Privia PX 770.
Despite being a little old PX 760 is a wonderful Home Digital Piano and you can still get one on eBay, Guitar Center or used options on Amazon.
PX 760 is not an entry level piano and costs around $750.
But it's better to opt for a used version or if you really going to spend around $800 then its much better to choose Privia PX 770 over PX 760, as they both costs the same.
The Highlights of Privia PX 760 :
- Sound - Multidimensional and Realistic Piano Sound (Casio's AIR sound technology)
- Keys - 88 Keys, 3 Level Touch Sensitivity, Ebony and Ivory Finish
- Action - Scaled Hammer Action
- Warranty - 3 Years
- Line Out - No
- Built In Lesson Mode
- Polyphony - 128
- Damper Resonance
Before proceeding, I want to state that every information in this review is based upon my personal experience. I used it for then 3 week and overall experience was really good.
Not let's jump into the detailed analysis.
Comparing PX 760 With Other Casio's Best Seller Digital Pianos
Tri Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Ebony and Ivory Texture Keys
AiR Sound Technology
Built-In Metronome and Recorder
Concert Play Feature
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
Casio Privia PX 760 Features
The Keys of PX 760 has a Graded Hammer action keys keyboard.
Graded Hammer Action Keys are heavier on one end and gets lighter when moving toward the other end.
The weighted keys are a must have featured at this price range of pianos.
In fact if you are serious regarding your piano playing then you must never compromise on weighted keys.
Weighted keys resemble the feel of Acoustic Pianos and PX 760 certainly reflects that too.
The Tri-Sensor Keys - Weighted keys are really a wonderful add on and when combined with the Velocity Sensitive Mechanism takes your piano playing experience to a whole new level.
The 3 level sensitivity on PX 760 keys allows you to play more expressively.
As the volume of tone depends upon the intensity of the keypress.
So, If you press the keys harder, the sound of the tone will be loud and when pressed gently the sound of the tone will be soft and low.
Some digital pianos do not offer to turn the sensitivity of the key off, But PX 760 allows you to choose between 2 sensitivity levels or you can even turn it off completely whenever required.
The full sized keys have Ebony and Ivory feel.
The Ebony and Ivory texture keys are not for cosmetic reasons.
In fact, Ebony and Ivory's textures make your playability a little more comfortable.
The keys are also Tri sensor keys which means they have 3 levels of sensitivity which can also be either completely turned off.
Also the keys are full sized with ebony and ivory texture.
These textures make playability more comfortable and make the fingers less slippery even when played for long hours.
Sound Of Casio PX 760
The AiR Sound Source of PX 760 is simply remarkable and way ahead in its time .
AiR stands of Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator and it reproduces the nuances of concert grand pianos.
In simple words you can understand it as the technology responsible for catching the essence, tone and resonance of Concert Grand Piano.
AiR technology reproduces sounds using Cassio's proprietary technique called linear morphing to provide seamless dynamic transitions from piano to fortissimo.
Piano sound and other different instrument tunes are well sampled but when compared with the latest digital pianos it feels like a low intensity in mid frequencies.
And Digital Library feels like a bit overlooked.
However, Casio has taken care of these issues in the successor Digital Piano Casio Privia PX 770.
Duet Mode, Layering Mode and Other Built In Features
Casio Privia PX 760 is not loaded with advanced features like PX S1000 or PX S3000 digital pianos comes with.
But it still provides all the essential features you need to advance in your musical journey.
Some of the Notable Features are :
- Duet Mode
- Layering Mode
- Damper Resonance
- Hall Simulator
- Recorder Option
- Built In Lesson Mode
What is Duet Mode and When It is Used ?
Duet mode is a quite useful feature for practicing and learning piano.
What it does is split the keyboard in two equal halves.
So each halves has its own Middle C.
Duet mode is perfect for any kind of educational situation whether it be a teacher and a student or two students seated at the same keyboard.
Student can sit beside their teacher and copy the hand movements of the teacher in real time. It drastically increase the learning speed.
It's also perfect for when you want to perform with two pianists at the same time.
Layering Mode is not something new but it is still one of the most essentials feature in digital piano.
What layering does is that it allows you to layer 2 or more sounds together.
And when the key is pressed you can hear both of the different instrument sounds simultaneously.
You can even adjust the intensity of the tones individually.
To change the balance you need to press the C note as many times as required.
The "C" note will increase the intensity of the second sound and make it sound more heavier.
And to increase the weight of first selected sound the B note needs to be adjusted accordingly.
Layering feature opens a whole new world of creativity.
Check This Detailed Video Of PX 760 Vs PX 860
The concert play function
Concert Play Feature is quite unique and only available in a few models of Casio Digital Pianos.
Concert Play Feature is simply a recording of orchestra performance that can be played on the background.
While playing it in the background you can play along with it too, giving you the feel of performing in the live orchestra.
Pedal and Damper Resonance
Casio Privia PX 760 is a console digital piano and it comes attached with the bench.
It also has all of the three pedals integrated in it.
PX 760 offers Damper Resonance effect but via digital simulation.
All of the 88 keys reproduce brilliant, beautiful and rich resonance effect by the inbuilt resonance simulator.
The effect is further nourished when the damper pedal is pressed.
The Damper Resonance effect also depends upon the pressure applied on the pedal.
Other Notable Features
Casio PX 760 Alternate
The Best Alternative Of Casio PX 760 is Casio Privia PX 770. The Price is almost same so don't forget to check it. (Check Detailed Review Here)
My Experience with Casio Privia PX 760
Let me bring this to light again, Privia PX 760 digital piano is discontinued by Casio.
The successor of PX 760 is Privia PX 770 which costs almost as the earlier model but has more upgraded features with better sound.
The only reason PX 760 can be considered is when you are on a tight budget and looking for practicing or you are a newbie and want a nice feel and sound digital piano in affordable price.
With that being said, I can sum up the whole analysis as that PX 760 was a good digital piano, with authentic Grand Piano sound sampled.
It looks very luxurious and will surely increase the decor of your house.
The Built In Learning feature and duet mode will surely speed up the learning curve for entry level musicians.
The Tri sensor keys with Graded Hammer Action keyboard tries to mimic an acoustic piano and fairly well does so.
The lack of digital library however is not what considered a good move.
The other notable features like dual headphone, recorder, MIDI output and PC connectivity will sure opens a new world to explore.
With 86% positive reviews and not a single 0 star rating over Amazon simply reflects the love piano is getting from the buyers.
So that’s all from our end hope this Casio Privia PX 760 review helped you in making a informed decision.
Keep Playing and Spread Love.