Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply

Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply

Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply

  • Keys: 88 Ebony and Ivory feel
  • Keyboard – Action: Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II; Touch Response: 3 sensitivity levels, off; Key Off Simulator: Yes
  • Sound – Source: Multi Dimensional Morphing Air
  • 3 year manufacturer extended warranty

The perfect sound in a compact piano. With the PRIVIA top model you will see the achievements of Air technology, showing how these compact design instruments can also develop their full sound potential. All the new elements in the new sound tones of the PX-860 are completely convincing when the lid of the PRIVIA is opened up. You will to appreciate the smallest subtleties of the sound, as it turns the sitting room into a concert hall. Using the new ‘Concert-Play’ function the piano part with keyboard accompaniment can be played. The ebony and ivory touch keys, open-lid function, outstanding Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II and Multi-Dimensional Morphing Air Sound Source ensure the highest levels of performance and a compellin

List Price: $ 899.99

Price: $ 699.99

3 thoughts on “Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply

  1. 136 of 139 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Bang For Your Buck, March 14, 2015
    By 
    Mar (MI)

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    This review is from: Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply (Electronics)
    Just got in the Casio PX860 today. We decided to buy this piano because I had a few professional pianist friends recommend it for the budget we had. They also own Casio Privia’s and take them to use on gigs and said they really liked them. I myself am a musician so I’m pretty picky about the sound and quality of the instruments I buy. I will be updating this review over the next few months to let everyone know how it’s holding up. I was originally going to get the PX850 and then found out they had just came out with the upgraded 860 so bought it instead. I also read the review on azpianonews (http://azpianonews.blogspot.com/2015/01/Casio-PX860-REVIEW-digital-piano-privia-new-lowest-price-best-buy.html). Below I have listed the pro’s and con’s about the piano, however, overall the piano is great and is the best buy for the money for sure. I had played on a few other digital pianos and this by far sounds and feels the best. It even sounds and feels better than some in the $2000 range.

    Pros
    1. Quick delivery
    2. Great sound! Better sound than a lot of other acoustic pianos imo. The speakers are awesome, I feel like I’m in a concert hall when I’m in the other room listening to my daughter play.
    3. Key action is very real. I feel like I’m playing on a real piano.
    4. Keys feel nice
    5. Fairly easy to assemble (it is heavy so you may need two people to carry it and assemble it.)
    6. Compact and takes up very little room. We live in a small apartment so it’s perfect for us.
    7. Comes with two head phone jacks, so you won’t annoy the neighbors or sleeping kids.
    8. Has volume control—also great for neighbors and sleeping kids.
    9. Comes with other sounds i.e. organ, strings, harpsichord etc.
    10. USB port

    Cons
    1. The sustain pedal doesn’t feel or sound like an acoustic piano. If I hold the sustain pedal down and just keep playing, the notes don’t mesh together as much like it would on an acoustic piano. The pedal is also very easy to press down with your foot, which is fine, except when my daughter goes to piano competitions and is playing on a real grand piano, I’m afraid the pedal strength and sound will throw her off. I did try unplugging and plugging the pedal cord back in a few times, and the cord is loose and wiggles. Doesn’t seem to have that great of a connection. This is the only reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a 5.
    2. The base is cheap and wiggles if you bump it or play with vigor. This bothers my husband a lot because they could have used a little thicker wood and made it a little wider so it didn’t wiggle. But it’s not enough for us to spend another $600 for the Yamaha Aruis YDP-181 when the Casio PX860 sounds and feels so great. Of course time will tell on this one. We’ll see how it holds up.
    3. Can’t adjust the music stand, but that is just a minor detail.
    4. The acoustic bass sound is not the best, but if you are looking to buy this mainly for the piano, it shouldn’t be a problem.

  2. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Negative Details No One Is Talking About, March 15, 2017
    By 
    S. M. Pitman (Rochester, NH)

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    Here’s the deal: this is a great piano. Absolutely the best digital I’ve played in the last ten years. I’ve only owned it for a few days, but it’s really surpassed my expectations… especially at this price point!

    But here’s the stuff that no one told me before buying:
    1) During vigorous play, you might bump the volume dial. If you’re a professional that is classically trained, maybe this isn’t a problem for you, but I’ve bumped it twice.
    2) A lot of the “config” buttons (which are activated by holding the function button and pressing one of the 88 keys) are NOT labeled except for in the manual. Yes, the ones you use most ARE… but there are many that are not.
    3) The sound modeling buttons are not labeled well and they only confirm their setting with beeps and boops. If you want to change the modeled hammer action then you need to go back to the manual to see what three beeps means versus a long boop.

    Whatever, still amazing. I really enjoy playing it and it sounds phenomenal.

  3. 72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice home digital piano, October 22, 2015
    By 
    Dan M (Sunnyvale, CA)

    This review is from: Casio PX860 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black with Power Supply (Electronics)

    First of all let me say that, after about a month of ownership I’m pleased with my purchase. I previously bought a Yamaha PSR E443 after a 20 year piano playing break to see if I’d enjoy it. I used that for a couple of months and decided that, if I wanted to play on an acoustic piano, realistic key action was important.

    The difficulty I had was in choosing a featureful piano providing recording, accompaniment, auto arpeggio etc (like my yamaha). The conclusion I came to was that those features were something of a distraction. It was fun to experiment with and record giving impressive sounding results with little effort but in the end experimentation and feature overload distracted me from developing my piano playing skills, which was my goal.

    So on to the review. Despite going from a 61 key keyboard to an 88 this takes up less usable space thanks to being only 12 inches deep. I opted for brown (like most of my other furniture) and with the lid closed it blends in nicely. With the lid open the minimalist controls and ebony/ivory effect keys look pleasant.

    As for the feel, the key action feels excellent. One touch and my old keyboard immediately felt like a toy. Pleasant weighting and hammer action really remind me of a grand piano. I also find the ebony/ivory effect key surfaces much more enjoyable than the more shiny finishes, allowing for smooth, controllable sliding along the keys with no “stick/slip” effect. The weighted action isn’t only a realism factor but also helps in certain techniques lending regularity to trills and arpeggios.

    As for the sound the speakers are more than loud enough for my purposes and combined with the sensitive keybed, when turned to maximum volume you get a huge dynamic range from a rumbling bass to a clear, ringing treble. The string and damper resonance also add a distinctive ring when notes are held with the damper up.

    The 5 piano sounds are pleasant enough though the grand is the standout. Adding the chorus, reverb, lid simulator, physical lid, and brilliance adjustments you can customise the sound very nicely. Though not explicitly listed the jazz organ has a wurlitzer like tone (though obviously an organ, meaning no “release” or velocity sensitivity) and the 60s electric piano has that Rhodes sound, though lacks the “crunch” of the real thing. The pipe organ sounds quite impressive, the strings are pleasant, (with a gentle attack) and the vibraphone has a great jazzy ring. Any pair of instruments can be layered and you can easily adjust the volume balance between your layered sounds. This allows layering of dissimilar voices (such as piano and strings) or combining similar instruments (such as two of the e-pianos) to customize their character further. Overall the sound range is small but what is there is of very usable quality and combined with layering and effects, gives you a fairly broad range of sounds with flexible character.

    The pedals work well but don’t have the solidity of those on a real grand piano. They do however give you the expressive control you are looking for. I’ve not tried the lessons, concert play or recording but I listened to the concert pieces and they sound excellent.

    I’ve tried connecting it up to the computer briefly and this worked fine though it’s worth noting they do not include a full GM sound bank. I was hoping they would to allow my midi creations to be played back through the device, but only the advertised instruments are provided and all other tonal instruments play as pianos. It does perform admirably as a midi controller but that was not really my intent.

    Overall, if you want a solid digital piano (rather than the more full fledged music workstation) that could hold its own acoustically against most uprights (with a tone like a grand) then, for the price this is hard to beat. For people looking for arrangers, accompaniment, midi connectivity and other features, look elsewhere. For me, it’s also a fairly pleasant piece of furniture too which is a plus.

    UPDATE: First I wanted to add an update about headphones. I tried my Bose Quiet Comfort but in high impedance mode the loudest volume on the piano was very quiet, and in low impedance mode there was a lot of buzzing. Other low impedance headphones (including in ear) like you might use on an mp3 player/phone tended to suffer from the same buzz. Higher impedance devices like you’d use with an amp tended to be too quiet. In the end I found that some 35 Ohm over ear headphones worked fine (good but not excessive maximum volume and no buzz at any volume level).

    On an ergonomic/control note, only the middle half of the keyboard has functions written above the keys. This keeps the look of the piano clean and provides easy access to all the primary functions but means you’ll probably have to resort to looking at the manual for some of the less common functions…

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