CASIO presents new keyboards and digital pianos at NAMM show
Norderstedt/ Anaheim, 25th January 2018
New models boast enhanced design, improved functionality and next-generation sound source
- CASIO is showcasing its extensive line-up of digital keyboards and pianos at Winter NAMM 2018, including its brand new CT-X series of portable keyboards and the CELVIANO AP-470 digital piano. Additionally, the PRIVIA PX-870 - which has been available since autumn of 2017 - can now also be found in brown.
All four keyboard models from the CT-X line - CT-X5000, CT-X3000, CT-X800 and CT-X700 - boast the new AiX* Sound Source, leveraging expertise that CASIO accumulated in developing sound sources for digital pianos. The new sound source reproduces the characteristic sound of acoustic instruments and is eight times more powerful than comparable precursor models in similar price ranges. A special focus during development was the natural sound behaviour of acoustic instruments such as pianos, strings, wind instruments and drums. Furthermore the brand new audio-system of CT-X5000 and CT-X3000 creates an impressively powerful sound.
More features of the new CT-X700 and CT-X800 are: 600 tones, 195 rhythms, synchro stop rhythm controller, tap tempo function und registration freeze button. Furthermore, the CT-X800 is equipped with a USB-to-device port and a pitch bend wheel.
The models CT-X5000 and CT-X3000 have 800 tones, 235 rhythms and numerous features to realize own song ideas and arrangements such as a tone-editor, a pattern sequencer and a phrase recorder with four pads.
The CT-X700 (RRP 249.00 €) will be available from the middle of February 2018 and the CT-X800 (RRP 299.00 €) will be available from the middle of March 2018 in specialist shops. The market entry and price of the two top models CT-X3000 and CT-X5000 have not yet been determined.
The new AP-470 from the CELVIANO series provides both new haptics as well as a completely new design. Even the keyboard cover was redesigned, and all controls were combined and are now located on the side panel. The AP-470 has 22 tones, including tones that reproduce the sound of two different grand pianos.
Like its precursor model, the AP-470 has an openable lid. Other features are: Acoustic Simulator with damper resonance, string resonance, lid-simulator, key off and key action noise simulators. Furthermore, it is possible to control the piano via the free &qout;Chordana Play for Pianos&qout; app with a tablet or smartphone**. The whole package is rounded off with a volume-sync equalizer, headphone mode and an improved 40 W speaker system.
The market entry in Europe and the price of the AP-470 will be announced at the earliest possible date.
The model PX-870 (RRP 999.00 €), which was previously only available in black (BK) and white (WE), can now also be found in brown.
*Acoustic intelligent multi eX-pression
** Possible required cables and any other devices are not included
Useful information can be found here: www.casio-music.com
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of &qout;creativity and contribution&qout; through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Today, Casio's offerings include timepieces, digital cameras, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others.
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