Casio Privia Px 160 Digital Piano Review

The Privia PX-160 from Casio is a digital piano. It features 88 hammer action II keys scaled by Tri-Sensor. "It is 52.05" in width, 11.26" in depth, and 5.31" in height. The Casio Privia PX-160. is available with 128 notes and 18 presets, as well as reverb, chorus, and brightness effects.

Casio Privia Px 160

Summary

Back in 2003, the very first digital piano in Casio's Privia line was introduced to the market. Casio was intended to provide an innovative digital piano for customers for less than $1000. The immediate success and admiring reviews received by the first Privia model was evidence that Casio had achieved its goal of producing an instrument that provided exceptional value for money.

Casio has been continuously working to upgrade the digital pianos in the Privia line since 2003, incorporating new innovations, such as Linear Morphing AiF, and adapting to its customers' needs. The PX-160 is one of the series' most recent additions. It is a successor to the groundbreaking model PX-150, which was the first digital piano Privia to have the AiR sound engine as well as an improved sampling system.

In the Privia line, the PX-150 is currently the bestselling digital piano. Still the PX-160 provides across-the-board upgrades over its predecessor, making it a much better choice for pianists who want to get the best digital Casio piano on the market.

The Tri-Sensor Sized Hammer Action II, used in the PX-160, is one of the reasons why the Casio Privia series is so well-loved by pianists. The movement feels very close to what you would find on an acoustic piano utilizing an innovative device, where three sensors are positioned under each key's base. The player can also change these sensors so that they can find an activity that fits their style, enabling them to recreate the impact of their favorite piano.

Of course, only one of the characteristics that makes it so popular is the natural sensation when playing the Casio Privia PX-160. The sound it gives is also exceptional. The motor of the Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AiR) inside it gives you a sound that is a perfect imitation of a grand piano.

If anyone with their eyes closed is playing the PX-160, then they can hardly believe that it is a digital piano that is being played, rather than a 9ft concert grand (which is what the sound was based on). Of course, it is also possible to pick a different tone from the 5 choices for the grand piano. Overall, 18 tones, including Jazz Organ, Electric Piano, and Strings, exist.

The secret to the sound is a speaker system of 8 watts by 8 watts, which is ported at the back of the digital piano and then opened at the front, allowing for a much more natural projection, making it suitable for recitals or performances.

The Casio Privia PX-160 is a highly portable digital piano that weights just 25.5lbs, despite having a lot of cutting edge technology and a substantial speaker unit. "With dimensions of 52.05" by 5.31" by 11.26", it will not take up much room in your home or rehearsal space either, making it easy to store.

When you play a digital piano that forms part of the series, the enduring success of the Privia series is easy to grasp. The PX-160 is one of the Privia series' most up-to-date members and is an exceptional digital piano that will appeal to pianists of all levels, be it a novice or an expert. It not only features a lot of advanced technology, as well as natural action, but it is also very low-priced.

 

Pros

  •   The Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II provides a very natural  response for pianists, and can also be altered such that the action of your beloved piano can be precisely reproduced.
  •   Naturalistic sound offered by the AiR sound generator. There is nothing electrical about the Grand Piano sounds, unlike many digital pianos, which resemble the sound of a 9ft grand piano perfectly.
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  •   A fantastic value for money is the Casio Privia PX-160. In the same price range, there are few digital pianos available that offer such outstanding quality.
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  •   It is a digital piano that is very compact and weights just 25.lbs

Cons

- It was noted by some pianists that the keys are more significant and heavier than in previous versions of the Privia set. This is however a minor criticism that pianists can soon get used to, and you won't be aware of the contrast as long as you haven't owned a previous model.

Why We Like It

An inexpensive digital piano that plays, looks and sounds like a far more expensive instrument is the Casio Privia PX-160. There is a lot to admire and very little to dislike about this digital piano. All round for pianists of all levels who want consistency at a low price, it is perfect.