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Casio Privia PX-860 digital piano
  • Top of the range Casio Privia digital piano, combining excellent value with great quality and realism
  • 88 keys with synthetic ivory keytops
  • New 'Concert Play' feature, offering a library of 10 classical pieces to play along with an orchestra
  • High quality piano sound and 17 other instrument voices
  • 2 x 20 watt amplifiers for a rich sound quality
  • Perfect for the intermediate player on a budget!
Product code: PX-860BK
Barcode: 4971850362050
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RRP £999.99
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What we think of the Casio PX-860 digital piano

The top of the range Privia model represents fantastic value for money, with a touch and tone akin to instruments that are significantly more expensive. Its AiR sound source creates a wonderfully natural and resonant sound which is projected in an equally realistic way by the specially designed speaker system with Lid Simulator. The Casio Privia PX-860 simply offers everything you could want from a good quality digital piano at the below £1000 price point. Casio have spent a lot of time getting the piano sound and touch just right, and the popularity of this new model demonstrates this marked improvement over the previous generation. We always have this model on our showroom floor to try.


Text in red indicates specification upgrades over the Casio Privia PX-760 digital piano - click here to compare

256 note polyphony
Lid simulator - adjust the positioning of a virtual grand piano lid, and adjust string and damper resonance to create your perfect piano
2 x 20 watt amplifiers, with 2 x 12cm and 2 x 5cm speakers
Left/Mono and Right LINE OUT sockets

New Concert Play library feature
Auto power off
88-note 'tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II' key action with simulated ebony and ivory keys
4 touch sensitivity levels from Off to Hard
Newly developed Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR sound source for incredible realism
18 high quality instrument voices
Layer voices together such as piano and strings
Split the keyboard to put a bass in the left hand
4 types of reverb
4 types of chorus,
Adjustable brilliance control (-3 ~ 0 ~ 3)
DSP effects (built into some tones)
60 built in songs
Memory for 10 additional songs (max.) Up to approxmately 90 KB/song
Lesson function with Part on/off (Lesson part: right hand/left hand)
2 tracks x 1 song recording facility, approximately 5,000 notes maximum, with real-time recording/playback
Duet function - makes learning by copying much easier
±2 octaves octave shift setting
Panel lock
Slide-type keyboard cover
2 octaves transpose (-12 to +12 semitones)
Master tuning control: A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
3 piano style pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
2 headphone sockets
Left/Mono and Right LINE OUT sockets
USB type B port
The flagship Privia offers outstanding performance combined with innovative contemporary design and professional capability. The newly design ebony and ivory touch keys, the outstanding Tri Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, and the extraordinary quality of the new Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sounds Source ensure the highest levels of performance and enjoyment. Stunningly minimalist design, including an all new open lid function, completes a compelling proficient instrument. The PX-860 is quite simply the ultimate Privia.

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 resulting from the use of a damper pedal is also reproduced naturally by a stereo resonance simulator installed on all 88 keys, an approach that differs from conventional simulated reproduction employing effect processing. The attention to detail goes so far as to simulate the resonance created by the lifting of the dampers themselves when the pedal is pressed. A continuously variable system has been adopted for the damper pedal, moreover, reproducing even the subtle changes in reverberation that occur in response to the delicate pressure exerted by partial pedal operation. This enables players to employ pedal operation to achieve gracefully expressive performances.

Delivery is fast and free to all UK mainland addresses via a courier service. At Chamberlain Music we aim to deliver as quickly and safely as possible and do our best to keep you informed all the way. Delivery of digital pianos is to doorsteps however many drivers are happy to assist further although they are not contracted to do so. Your piano will be delivered boxed and will require self-assembly.

Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 years
W: 1,367mm
D: 299mm
H: 837mm
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