Casio PX-S1000 Digital Piano
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The latest addition to Casio’s famed Privia line, the PX-S1000 digital piano is poised to continue the Privia line’s legacy of providing an excellent piano experience for the price. With a fresh new design, modern control interface, and the super-slim, unibody case coming in at under 25 lbs, the PX-S1000 is ready for a variety of playing situations.
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While perhaps not known as a big player in the high-end market, Casio has been a dominant force in the entry-level digital piano market for quite some time, known for offering consumers a lot of bang for their buck, and arguably better value than similarly priced Yamaha options. The Casio Privia PX-S1000 digital piano is their latest entry to this part of the market.
The Privia digital pianos are known for offering a surprisingly realistic grand piano sound for the price point, and the PX-S1000 takes this a step further with a further refined, highly satisfying sound engine. Combined with a newly upgraded Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, equipped with ebony and ivory key textures, you can feel confident playing on an instrument with uncompromising piano touch regardless of what weather or climate conditions may dictate.
Casio really addressed modern design concerns here too – the PX-S1000’s control interface only lights up when the power button is pressed, leaving a sleek aesthetically pleasing appearance, another difference from the previous generation Privias.
The PX-S1000 features a brand new key action by Casio called the Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard. Interestingly, this action features a double sensor action as opposed to the triple sensor found in other, older Privia pianos. With this in mind, Casio has likely intended this piano to be used by folks that might not have a ton of acoustic playing experience, or as a lightweight, highly portable, and versatile gigging or rehearsal instrument for those on the go.
The texture on the white keys is a definite improvement over previous entries in the Privia series and feels much closer to ivory. The weighting feels very good, and despite the downgrade to a double sensor, this is still a solid action with good playability.
The Casio PX-S1000 uses Casio’s AiR tone generator, which is essentially a 4-velocity layer sample-based synthesis engine. It comes with 192 note polyphony, 16 watts of power running through a fairly powerful stereo speaker system, and the acoustic piano tone, in particular, is quite rich and complex. Casio has developed some really interesting technology with regards to reverbs and chorus effects which can be accessed via the on-board ‘Sound Mode’. This feature creates a surround sound-like experience, with both the onboard speakers and when playing with headphones. There are also four types of hall simulator options that created the perception of playing in different concert hall settings.
A potential drawback with the PX-S1000 is that in their attempt to streamline the control surface and create a highly aesthetic appearance, Casio has wound up with a system that relies on a bunch of different shortcut commands to access various sounds. This is a minor complaint, but it’s important to keep in mind that you’ll need to have the owner’s manual close by when you’re getting familiar with this instrument. This being said, Casio has developed the Chordana Play app which allows you to control the instrument remotely, and this is easily accessible via the instrument’s built-in Bluetooth capabilities.
There are 18 on-board sounds, such as electric piano, harpsichord, and vibraphone, which are all quite nice, but another notable observation, the various sound patches are not normalized to one another with regards to volume, so you may have to do some adjusting when switching between tones.
A really nice feature on the Casio PX-S1000 is the two ¼” stereo outputs, a huge plus for anyone looking to connect to an amplifier. A quirky decision Casio made here is that while the PX-S1000 features Bluetooth Audio lets you play along with your favorite songs, but it does not have Bluetooth MIDI. Usually, at this price point, the reserve is true, with Bluetooth Audio typically reserved for much more expensive instruments.
There is also a class-compliant USB port if you would like to transmit MIDI information.
There are of course quite a few notable features found within the PX-S1000, but something that really stands out is the option to avoid plugging the piano into a power source with the AC adapter and to instead run it on battery power. The PX-S1000 can run for approximately 4 hours on AA batteries, which is a potentially critical feature for some gigging musicians. It’s also worth mentioning that the slim design Casio has come up with here is definitely one of the most compact 88-note digital piano designs on the market along with the Roland FP10. Other notable features include;
- AiR Tone Generator with damper resonance and string resonance
- 18 onboard sounds
- 192 note polyphony
- Super modern top panel design with illuminated touch sensor controls
- Onboard 16W stereo amplifier with two stereo speakers
- Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
- Bluetooth Audio
- Compatibility with the free Chordana Play for Piano app for iOS/Android
- Weighs less than 25 lbs
- Two headphone jacks
- 2 ¼” audio outputs (R/L Mono)
- MIDI recorder
- Music rest
- Standard basic sustain pedal
- Optional SP-34 3-pedal unit add-on accessory
With a slick, modern appearance, the PX-S1000 is a worthwhile entry to Casio’s famed Privia line. While there are some other models at this price point that might have a better tone, or another that may feel a little bit better, the total package Casio is offering here may be just the ticket for you.
|Keyboard||88-key piano keyboard
Duet: Adjustable tone range (–2 to +2 octaves)
Transpose: –12 to 0 to +12 semitones
Octave shift –2 to 0 to +2 octaves
|Sound Source||Number of Tones: 18 (17 full-keyboard tones + 1 low-range bass tone)
Layer (excluding bass tone)
Split (bass tone only in low range)
Maximum polyphony: 192 notes
Touch Response: 5 sensitivity levels, Off
Tuning: 415.5Hz to 440.0Hz to 465.9Hz (0.1Hz units)
Temperament: Equal temperaments plus 16 other types
|Acoustic Simulator||Hammer response, Key off response, String resonance, Damper resonance, Damper noise, Key on action noise, Key off action noise|
|Sound Mode||Hall simulator (4 types), Surround (2 types)|
|Other Effects||Chorus (4 types), DSP, Brilliance (–3 to 0 to +3)|
|Music Library||Built-in Songs 60
User Songs: 10 (Up to approximately 90KB per song, approximately 900KB for 10 songs)*
Based on 1KB = 1024 bytes, 1MB = 10242 bytes
Song volume: Adjustable (Setting also affects MIDI recorder song playback.)
Part On/Off: L, R
|MIDI Recorder||Functions: Real-time recording, playback
Number of Song: 1
Number of Tracks: 2
Capacity: Approximately 10,000 notes total
Recorded Data Protection: Built-in flash memory
MIDI recorder volume: Adjustable (Setting also affects Music Library song playback.)
|Metronome||Beat bell: Off, 1 to 9 (beats)
Tempo Range: 20 to 255
Metronome Volume Level: Adjustable
|Pedals||Included SP-3 pedal assignable functions: Damper (off, on), sostenuto (off, on), soft (off, on), metronome (start, stop), tempo setting
Separately available SP-34 pedal unit: Damper (off, half, on), sostenuto (off, on), soft (off, on)
|Other Functions||Auto Resume
Notification tones (Selectable sets 1, 2, 3; Adjustable volume)
|Bluetooth Connection||Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Supported Profile: A2DP
Supported Codecs: SBC
Wireless Output: Bluetooth Class 2
Transmission Frequency Range: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Maximum Wireless Output: 4 dBm
|MIDI||16-channel multi-timbre receive|
|Inputs/Outputs||PHONES jacks: Stereo mini jacks (3.5mm) x 2
Power: 12V DC
AUDIO IN jack: Stereo mini jack (3.5mm)/ Input impedance: 10kΩ, Input voltage: 200mV LINE OUT R, L/MONO jacks: Standard jacks (6.3mm) x 2/ Output impedance: 2.3kΩ, Output voltage: 1.3V (RMS) MAX
USB port: Type B
DAMPER PEDAL jack: Standard jack (6.3mm)
PEDAL UNIT jack: Proprietary jack
|Acoustics||Amp output: 8W + 8W
Speakers: 16cm x 8cm (oval) x 2
Batteries: 6 AA-size alkaline batteries
Battery Life: Approximately 4 hours continuous operation on alkaline batteries
Actual continuous operation time may be shorter due to battery type and performance type.
AC Adaptor: AD-A12150LW
Auto Power Off: Approximately four hours (under AC adaptor power) or six minutes (under battery power) after last operation, can be disabled.
|Dimensions||132.2 (W) x 23.2 (D) x 10.2 (H) cm (52 1/16 x 9 1/8 x 4 inch)|
|Weight||Approximately 11.2kg (24.7 lbs) (without batteries)|
|Included Accessories||Pedal (SP-3), AC Adaptor (AD-A12150LW), Music Stand|
|EAN code||PX-S1000RD: 4971850362555