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Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699414
07/23/07 01:41 PM
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After doing some research I am quite interested on the new Celviano AP-500 from Casio. Has anyone touched it or play it? Anyone knows the good and bad things about this DP? Or how it is compared to Yamaha CP240 or Roland with similar features?

I can find it in local stores as the DP seems to be pretty new and this kind of stores are not very fans of Casio products.

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Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699415
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I used to own an AP-24 Celviano, which I
bought new online in 2005 for $700.00.
I liked it a lot, and it helped me
to greatly improve my playing. The
AP-24 is the least expensive Celviano,
stripped down for economy pricing. The
AP-500 looks loaded by comparison and
should be very good.

Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699416
07/24/07 03:15 AM
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Thanks Gyro.

Why did you change your Ap-24 if you were happy with it? Wasn't in good conditions after the years?

Also a user said talking about the Ap-33 that "the black keys tend to stick when I first start playing." Do you have any problem with yours?

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I had someone move in for a brief period, and
I had to get rid of the AP-24 to make
room in my small apt. I wish I still
had the AP-24. I had no problems with
it. I've owned 3 digital consoles since
1989: a Korg C-800 console purchased new
in a store in 1989 for $1700.00; the AP-24;
and my current piano, a Korg SP-250
lightweight console, purchased new online
in 2006 for $900.00. I never had any
kind of problem with any of them. My
neighbor now has the C-800 and it is
still in perfect condition after all
these years. My favorite of the three
was the AP-24, the least expensive one.

The reason I didn't buy another AP-24 is
that I live on the 2nd floor of a walk-up
apt. building. I like to buy online,
and when I bought the AP-24 it arrived
in a box the size and weight of a
refrigerator. I had to help the UPS man
carry it up the stairs because he couldn't
get it up the stairs by himself using
a cart. Even with both of us carrying
it it wasn't easy, it weighted well over
100 lbs. Not wanting to go through
that again I ordered a lightweight
console to replace the AP-24--the UPS
man carried it up the stairs on his
shoulder.

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Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699418
07/31/07 01:27 PM
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Hi, I just have found a big a store in which I could see and touch the models I am interested on.

Despite I prefer the Clavinova 240 touch I must say that the Celviano Ap-500 sounds really nice to me. Price is also taken in consideration, as Celviano 500 is 600 or 700 Euro cheaper than Clavinova 240.
The great disapoinment is the unique color and wood design of the Celviano 500, i just don't know if will fit with the rest of the furniture.

Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699419
08/05/07 05:53 AM
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I tried the Celviano AP-45... which is a little bit different from the Celviano AP-500. It sounded real good and I think I am going to buy it.

Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699420
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I have the AP-45. Its my first piano so cant really compare it with anything else. But Im very happy with it.

Only problem is the tapping sound on keys. But I assume this is normal for digital pianos? I started using headphones anyway so I no longer notice it.


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Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699421
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Every keyboard has some noise to some extent. You should go to a nearby store to see if other pianos sound as loud.

Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699422
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Yup i did but it was a big costco store with lots of background noise.

So are you going to get one?


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Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699423
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I have the Celviano AP-80R which I really enjoy playing. It sounds great on headphones and not at all bad through the integral speakers, although I find that if it's tucked into a corner, it tends to become a shade resonant & boomy in tone (and it doesn't have an EQ adjustment, at least not one that I can find). Overall, though, I must say I'm delighted with it...CostCo here in the UK was selling them off in a sale a while back, so I'm extremely satisfied with the value for money!

Bottom line - I'd recommend one (for all my recommendation is worth) smile


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im still deciding if I should get it or a FP4, or P120. Im not sure which ones are better. From the store, it seems really good, but online ppl are raving about FP4's and such...

Re: Casio CELVIANO AP-500 #699425
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Quote
Originally posted by Jimmo:
I have the Celviano AP-80R which I really enjoy playing. It sounds great on headphones and not at all bad through the integral speakers, although I find that if it's tucked into a corner, it tends to become a shade resonant & boomy in tone (and it doesn't have an EQ adjustment, at least not one that I can find). Overall, though, I must say I'm delighted with it...CostCo here in the UK was selling them off in a sale a while back, so I'm extremely satisfied with the value for money!

Bottom line - I'd recommend one (for all my recommendation is worth) smile
It was indeed a bargain. So much of one I didn't manage to get it. Looked like all the piano store traders were flooding costcos before opening time.

We showed some fury and and that is when they offered the AP-45 to me. It was about £100 cheaper, absolute bargain. It loses a lot of bells and whistles from the 80R but what more do you need from a piano?


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I've had the Celviano AP-500 since December and am very fond of it.

Somebody recently wrote a USB driver for Macintosh so now it plugs right into GarageBand--it's like having an entirely new toy!

http://code.google.com/p/casiousbmididriver/


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