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Casio Privia PX-730 #1568650
12/02/10 02:57 PM
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Hi guys, I've been thinking about buying a digital piano for quite a while now. I have an acoustic piano at home, but it's difficult to play and practice at night when everyone's asleep.

I tried out a few digital pianos at a retail store, and have been eying on the Casio series for some time. Although the keys don't exactly feel like a real piano, they are more than enough to satisfy my needs. I'm fairly limited on my budget as well ($600-$800 CAD), so some of the higher end ones are out of my range.

I did search the forum to look for topics covering the Casio brand. But it seems most of them are associated with PX 130 and PX 330. I'm actually more interested in the PX 730, as it's only about $50 more, but has some additional features.

It would be awesome if anyone out here could shed some lights onto this particular model such as its pros and cons. I've heard stories about key being stuck or something in the Privia line, but I don't know how common this is and whether or not every Privia model suffers similar problems. Any help is appreciated, thank you very much in advance!

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Re: Casio Privia PX-730 [Re: jyanglaststar] #1568718
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The PX-730 is like the PX-130. It has the same number of sounds and uses the same action and piano samples as the 130. It has the integrated stand with the three pedals and the keyboard cover slides down to cover the keys. That seems to be the only difference. You might also find the Celviano AP-220 going for nearly the same price. It has a nicer cabinet. These are both PX-130's in nicer cabinets with three pedals.

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Re: Casio Privia PX-730 [Re: galaxy4t] #1569206
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Thank you very much for your reply, galaxy! I guess I was misled by the model #, thinking that the higher ups would mean slightly better build and functionality, guess that assumption is out of the window now.

Do you happen to know anything about some of the common problems the Privia line suffers from? Would you recommend some other brands that fall within the price range? ($600-$800 CAD)

Re: Casio Privia PX-730 [Re: jyanglaststar] #1569582
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Originally Posted by jyanglaststar
Do you happen to know anything about some of the common problems the Privia line suffers from? Would you recommend some other brands that fall within the price range? ($600-$800 CAD)


Well a fairly common complaint is about the keybeds. When the series first started shipping last September 09, there were complaints about stuck keys. Right now the most common complaint is about the keys wobbling side to side. In some cases the keys strike adjacent keys rubbing together or clicking. Casio has been replacing keybeds for customer's with this problem. It does seem that the 3 sensor keybeds on the current line have more side to side wobble. I have an older Privia which has little side to side play on the white keys and more on the black keys. All of the black keys play fine with no issues. Other models you could consider are the Yamaha P-95, Korg SP-170 and Korg SP-250. That's about it for this price range. The next step up is $1200 for the Yamaha P-155 which is a very nice digital piano. These are also slab pianos so they don't come with stands or 3 pedals save for the Korg SP-250 which has a stand and one attached pedal.

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