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Casio px850 vs Casio px860 #2394761 03/06/15 03:58 PM
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What are the improvements between the Casio px850and px860? Is the px860 worth the extra $100.

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Re: Casio px850 vs Casio px860 [Re: TECHFRANZ] #2394878 03/06/15 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TECHFRANZ
What are the improvements between the Casio px850and px860? Is the px860 worth the extra $100.


Hi and welcome to the PW Forums. I have been looking at the difference between these two models as well. From what I can tell the big difference is the 860 has the "hall simulator", which replicates the reverb from famous concert halls and the "concert play" function, which lets you play along to professionally recorded songs.

I will do some more digging and get back to you if I find anything else.

Re: Casio px850 vs Casio px860 [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2394897 03/06/15 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TECHFRANZ
What are the improvements between the Casio px850and px860? Is the px860 worth the extra $100.


Hi and welcome to the PW Forums. I have been looking at the difference between these two models as well. From what I can tell the big difference is the 860 has the "hall simulator", which replicates the reverb from famous concert halls and the "concert play" function, which lets you play along to professionally recorded songs.

I will do some more digging and get back to you if I find anything else.


According to Casio, there are also 18 "partly new" tones. It's not clear how they are "partly new" ... but there it is.


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Re: Casio px850 vs Casio px860 [Re: Brahms88] #2394900 03/06/15 10:13 PM
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More on the "partly new" tones:

From Casio's "Press Release"
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The new stereo string ensemble tones were developed for this line of Celviano and Privia digital pianos. These string sounds can be played individually or layered with Casio's renowned Concert Grand Piano sounds. There are also new electric piano sounds derived from the award winning Privia PX-5S Stage Piano. The new models even include a new digital effects system called Hall Simulator. Based on acoustic measurements of real locations around the world, users have the ability to select simulated environments to play the piano. Presets include the Dutch Reformed Church, Berlin Hall Philharmonic, the French Cathedral in Berlin, and more.


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Re: Casio px850 vs Casio px860 [Re: TECHFRANZ] #2395090 03/07/15 01:42 PM
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Wow! Thanks everyone!I am new at this digital piano thing😊.
I could not seem to find this information anywhere else.
What fascinates me about the 850/860 is the 2 19watt speakers. While I enjoy strings, play along songs, and concert hall sound, I may just decide on an 850.
I believe both the 850 and 860 have 19 watt speakers.
I am starting to realize that amplification is important. I just returned a Yamaha DGX-650 that developed a speaker rattle when playing a C&G chord.The speakers are only 7 watt.So I am looking for something simple with clarity and volume.
I also came across a Suzuki CTP-88 that is supposed to have 30 watt speakers.
Korg has a model that has 22 watt speakers, but I see many complaints on the internet about Korg Quality.
The Kawai KDP-90 has two 13 watt speakers.And it gets good reviews.

Someone also will surely say get a keyboard you like and an amp.

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