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New Products from Casio

Victoria Wasylak • Keyboards • February 16, 2018

The brand-new CT–X line of portable keyboards boasts AiX (Acoustic & Intelligent multi-Expression), Casio’s next generation sound source, which is eight times more powerful than Casio‘s current portables.

Some features from the new series include: 600 tones, 195 rhythms and a new System Delay DSP in the CT-X700; while the CT-X3000 and CT-X5000 are equipped with 800 tones, 235 rhythms, 64 note polyphony, tone editing and a phrase recorder with four pads. The new series offers a re-designed chassis, in addition to enhanced speaker systems.

Casio’s latest portable keyboards are outfitted with Casio’s Step-up Lesson System which enable beginners to learn built-in songs, phase-by-phase, at their own individual pace. The CT-X700 (MSRP: $259.99), CT-X800 (MSRP$: 299.99), CT-X3000 (MSRP: $419.99), and CT-X5000 (MSRP: $799.99) keyboards will be available at select music dealers nationwide in early 2018.

Casio’s new Celviano AP-470 digital piano boasts a redesigned cabinet with all of the controls located on the side panel. The cabinet includes a top panel that can be manually raised and lowered. The lid’s position not only physically affects the sound coming from the speakers, but also works in conjunction with the “Lid Position” setting to accurately duplicate the characteristics of the adjustable lid on an acoustic grand piano. This new model is also equipped with an 88-key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory textured keys to reproduce the touch feeling of an acoustic piano while the scaled weighted action keyboard provides the depth and integrity of an acoustic piano. The AP-470 also offers 22 tones including a New York Grand Piano, a Key Mechanical Noise Simulation, new String Resonance System from, and an upgraded 40-watt speaker system. The AP-470 (MSRP: $1,499) will all be available at select music dealers nationwide in early 2018.

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