Privia PX-S SPECIAL

Slim. Stylish. Smart. - The new Privia PX-S models are the most compact digital pianos in the world. Visit our special website to discover the great features of these innovative CASIO digital pianos — you can even meet the creative minds behind the PX-S models.

Privia PX-S SPECIAL

Slim. Stylish. Smart. - The new Privia PX-S models are the most compact digital pianos in the world. Visit our special website to discover the great features of these innovative CASIO digital pianos — you can even meet the creative minds behind the PX-S models.

WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA OF ULTRA COMPACT DIGITAL PIANOS

The first Privia digital piano—the PX-100—was unveiled exactly 15 years ago and changed the digital piano market for good. Offering "the perfect balance of sound, design and playing experience", this instrument revolutionised people's expectations of portable digital pianos. Since then, the Privia series has become synonymous with high-quality, compact digital pianos. To mark the 15th anniversary of the series, CASIO is launching two new outstanding Privia models — the PX-S1000 and PX-S3000: the world's most compact portable digital pianos* with hammer action and 88 keys.

*With 88 keys and hammer action (as of: January 2019)

SLIM. STYLISH. SMART

Sound

Speaker unit delivers both slim size and quality acoustic performance

New 8 × 16cm oval-shaped speaker specially developed to achieve high-quality sound with the largest possible vibration plate in a limited amount of space

1.1 Greater baffle rigidity

1.2 Speaker mesh specially developed to enhance sound passthrough quality

2.1 Parts shaped to create dense magnetic lines, as well as slim size

2.2 Use of both shell-shaped aluminum cap and copper cap ensures clear sound at high pitches

Advanced Sound Technology Multi-dimensional morphing AiR sound source

Sound decay and key touch strength create a sound change not only in volume, but also in tone color

Equipped with multiple high-performance DSPs to achieve rich, expressive sound with parallel/high-speed processing

Waveform compression technology reproduces beautiful real sound with no deterioration

New 8 × 16cm oval-shaped speaker specially developed to achieve high-quality sound with the largest possible vibration plate in a limited amount of space

1.1 Greater baffle rigidity

1.2 Speaker mesh specially developed to enhance sound passthrough quality

2.1 Parts shaped to create dense magnetic lines, as well as slim size

2.2 Use of both shell-shaped aluminum cap and copper cap ensures clear sound at high pitches

Advanced Sound Technology Multi-dimensional morphing AiR sound source

Sound decay and key touch strength create a sound change not only in volume, but also in tone color

Equipped with multiple high-performance DSPs to achieve rich, expressive sound with parallel/high-speed processing

Design

1

Newly developed slim speaker unit

2

Newly developed compact keyboard unit

3

Vertical placement of LSI board saves even more space

4

LED operation panel with touch sensors creates a slimmer body and quality look with no protruding buttons

Touch

Newly developed hammer for comfortable playability

While small enough to fit in a compact keyboard unit, the newly developed 3-piece hammer combines a weight that performs a moderate weak reaction force and a gravity center position that generates a large moment of inertia at the time of a strong strike

3-piece hammer
Center of gravity

New hammer holder mechanism improves accuracy of keyboard touch

Creating units for each octave of the 88 hammers makes high-precision mounting possible, and careful attention was paid to the quality of materials used for hammer parts to achieve stable playability

Keyboard unit achieves both compact size and natural touch feel

The keyboard unit is as compact as possible, yet retains a natural piano touch

Depth: Approx.
15% slimmer

Height: Approx.
12% lower

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SMART FEATURES

BLUETOOTH

CHORDANA PLAY FOR PIANO

Using a USB cable, you can connect your PX-S model to your smartphone or tablet and benefit from the multitude of functions available with the "Chordana Play for Piano" app. This CASIO app functions as a remote control for your digital piano, supports your practice with numerous integrated exercise pieces and features a MIDI and audio player.

BLUETOOTH
BLUETOOTH

BLUETOOTH

Play along to your favourite pieces: The speakers in each CASIO PX-S1000 and PX-S3000 model can stream music stored on other devices such as your smartphone. Experiment with different sound modes, including a surround sound effect.

BLUETOOTH

Innovative compact design with no compromises

Akira Ikeda (Product Planning Director) and Masaru Jinde (Product Design Director) talk about developing the PX-S Digital Piano models.

How did you come up with the idea of the world's most compact digital piano*?

IKEDA:
Since the first Privia model came out 15 years ago, Casio has consistently taken new approaches to the market for compact digital pianos. Before starting development of the new Privia models, we carried out a worldwide survey among portable digital pianos users and found that many people are not content with the size of instruments currently on the market. As a result, we decided on a compact design, the likes of which have never been seen before.

JINDE:
It was a great challenge but our team was highly motivated. We wanted to make the instrument as small as possible and surpass the impact that the first Privia digital piano had on the market.

IKEDA:
At first, we were concerned that an even more compact size might have a negative impact on the keyboard and loudspeaker performance. Compromising the quality of the sound or keyboard was not an option. We tried out new things all the time and were thus able to increase the size of the hammers and develop key-off response technology. This provides users with an authentic piano touch, even though the keyboard depth is twenty percent less than its predecessor.

* among pianos with 88 keys and hammer action (date: January 2019)

How did the design of the PX-S digital piano models evolve?

JINDE:
Our design team also had an idea which we had already considered for a previous model and which was now perfect for our new concept.

IKEDA:
The idea was to control the digital piano through touch sensors.

JINDE:
We'd heard from piano players that haptic control elements affected their concentration while playing. We decided that touch sensor technology is the best approach to increase players' concentration.

IKEDA:
The new Privia digital piano is available in black or white. In the black model, you don't even notice that the touch sensor control elements exist when the piano is not being used. The instrument embodies minimalist beauty in its pure form.

What other special features were take into account in the development of PX-S models?

JINDE:
Obviously, not only the compact size was a priority during development.

IKEDA:
The development of the keyboard is always the most important. It's the basis of our product development. However, we also wanted users to love the sound quality. The sound of the instrument is particularly rich and detailed. We have used loudspeakers which are also able to reproduce this power of expression.

JINDE:
Once we reached this high level of innovation, our expectations for further developments have increased even more, as you would expect. We dream of developing a digital piano which consists of the keyboard itself only.

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