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Casio Celviano AP-650 digital piano in black Casio Celviano AP-650 digital piano in black  
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    best price out there, ordered the 650 wednesday afternoon, and it arrived very well packed on thursday afternoon, really fab music shop, will buy from here again!!
    Mr Steven Heald, Fulford 14/03/2014
Casio Celviano AP-650 digital piano in black
  • Casio's top of the range digital piano with an excellent sound quality and keyboard feel
  • Perfect for families - a great piano for the more advanced pianist yet great fun for the beginners
  • A lid simulator allows you to adjust the position of a virtual lid, just like on an acoustic grand piano
  • Adjustable string and damper resonances to recreate the subtle nuances of a grand piano
  • 180 preset, editable rhythm accompaniment styles
  • Available to finance on the ‘TakeitAway’ finance scheme
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Product code: AP-650BK
Barcode: 4971850361879
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RRP £1299.99
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On display and available to try in our Haslemere showroom

What we think of the Casio AP-650 digital piano

Casio's top of the range Celviano model is fantastic and versatile instrument. Whilst being a wonderfully responsive and realistic sounding digital piano, it is also packed with sounds and rhythm accompaniment styles. The instrument is elegantly styled and is very well manufactured. The powerful speaker system compliments the AiR sound source perfectly, and the Lid Simulator projects the sound in the same way as an acoustic piano - a significant leap forward for Casio. Their recently developed Tri Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard action allows wonderful control over the sound, from the most delicate pianissimo passages to the most dramatic fortissimo. The quality of this instrument is represented by its already extreme popularity, the new Casio AP-650 is always on display and ready to try in our Haslemere showroom.


Text in red indicates specification upgrades over the Casio Celviano AP-450 digital piano - click here to compare

250 built-in tones
Built in digital effects including: reverb (4 types), chorus (4 types), brilliance(-3 ~ 0 ~ 3), DSP (built into some tones), acoustic resonance system
180 built-in rhythms with memory for 10 user rhythms
5 auto accompaniment modes including: CASIO Chord, fingered 1, fingered 2 (6th off), fingered 3 (on bass), full range chord
60 built in songs with a lesson function
17 track sequencer with SD card slot for saving to flash memory
96 registration memory banks (4 rhythm areas + 8 tone areas) x 8 banks)
300 music presets + 50 user-configured presets - these are rhythm styles with the chord sequences pre-programmed
180 one-touch presets
Auto harmony function for single note playing
Full-dot LCD screen with backlight
2 x 16cm and 2 x 5cm speakers (2-way 4 speakers)
2 x 30 watt amplifiers
88-key, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II keyboard action with simulated ebony and ivory keys
3 levels of touch response
Multidimensional Morphing AiR sound source
256 note polyphony
Adjustable metronome
Duet function splits the keyboard into two separate pianos
17 types of temperament
Stretch tuning
Octave shift: ±2 octaves
Panel lock button so that you don't change settings mid-performance
Sliding keyboard cover
Transpose function
Master tuning control from A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
3 piano style pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto) with seamless operation on the sustain
MIDI IN/OUT terminals
2 x 1/4 inch jack headphone sockets
Line out ports - L/MONO, R
Line in ports - L/MONO, R
Type B USB port
The finest in the Celviano line-up, the AP-650 delivers outstanding sound quality, premium workmanship and cutting edge design. An exceptional piano sound and keyboard feel is provided by the Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, whilst the Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source provides rich, resonating tones inherent to those of a grand piano. A host of performance features including an all-new open-lid function, wide range of orchestral sounds and automatic accompaniment styles, make this instrument more than just a digital piano.

Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source

The characteristics of CASIO’s newly developed Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* Sound Source reflect thorough attention to detail in expressing the rich, resonating tones inherent to the piano. The capacity of the installed memory has been expanded to achieve a longer sampling duration and enhanced waveform data quality. The temporal changes in tone that create sound you would expect only from a piano, beginning with the initial sound and leading into a beautiful extension until the sound eventually vanishes, are reproduced naturally. learn more
* AiR = Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, with a grand piano's unique sounding timing

The difference between the sound structures of a grand piano and a digital piano appears as a difference in timing, from the moment the instrument is played until the sound is audible. The new Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds by incorporating a system with three sensors that detect touches of the keys sequentially. The Simulated ebony and ivory keys offers the luxurious feel and texture as well as the smooth touch of a grand piano keyboard. The minutely detailed crimp surface finish inhibits finger slippage due to sweat and gives the sensation of a perfect fingertip fit, even when playing for extended periods.

Lid Simulator

The sound volume and quality change when the lid on a grand piano is raised or lowered. The Lid Simulator reproduces the same acoustic effects for enhanced enjoyment with a digital piano. The acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid are simulated in fine detail. The piano sound you are seeking as you play is always available for your enjoyment by selecting the degree to which the lid is raised or lowered.
* The Lid Simulator setting value remains unchanged, regardless of whether the lid on the piano body is open or closed.

String Resonance

The sound produced by an acoustic piano is not only the sound associated with the keys that are struck. Other strings with frequencies closely associated with those producing the sounds resonate as well, adding their sound to give the music a uniquely rich resonance. In ordinary digital pianos, this string resonance effect is reproduced virtually with strings. The Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR sound source takes a different approach, however, by adopting a “string resonance” system incorporating a stereo resonance simulator for all 88 keys. The resonance of the 88 keys is reproduced completely and naturally. The resonance realized by playing a single tone is differentiated from that realized by playing a chord to reproduce the resulting variations in resonance in a natural manner. This even enables players to achieve varying resonances, controlling them at will by the strength of their touch, and thus to realize performances with the unique expressiveness of an acoustic piano.

Key Off Simulator

The lengths of the reverberations and expressions a piano produces vary depending on the speed at which players release their fingers after touching the keys. The new keyboard system incorporates a Key Off Simulator that reproduces these nuances resulting from key release naturally. Authentic reverberations that feel just like those of a grand piano are expressed as a result.

Damper Resonance

The deep, beautiful resonance
W: 1,377mm
D: 427mm
H: 911mm
* Excluding music stand, and other projections
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    best price out there, ordered the 650 wednesday afternoon, and it arrived very well packed on thursday afternoon, really fab music shop, will buy from here again!!
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