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#662252 - 01/08/08 12:57 AM Casio Privia vs Celviano?
m_lance Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Torrance, CA
How do the Privia DPs compare to the Celviano? The Celviano seem more expensive, but also appear to be older and have less features. Thoughts?

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#662253 - 01/08/08 03:10 AM Re: Casio Privia vs Celviano?
gluttny Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 185
Loc: Austria
celviano AP500 is a newer model with everything like on PX800. AP45 despite being an older model is still pretty good.

Privia PX800, 200 and 720 are newer models. PX800 is nice portable cabinet piano, sounds nice and many options.

#662254 - 01/08/08 11:20 AM Re: Casio Privia vs Celviano?
Gyro Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4534
The main difference is that the Celvianos
(AP- models) all have an integral stand
with built-in pedals, thus, they look more
like an acoustic upright piano. The Privias
(PX- models) may be "stage pianos," with no
stand, or the newer ones may have an integral
stand with built-in pedals, but in a more
spartan design, so that they still
have that stage piano kind of look and don't
really resemble an acoustic upright
piano. Another difference is the Celvianos
will be heavier than Privias.

As far as price and technical specifications,
the Privias will generally be less expensive
and have more modern technical specs, but
not always. I used to own an AP-24,
the least expensive Celviano. I bought
it online in 2005 for $700, and I think
it is now about $600. I liked it a lot
and wish I still had it.

#662255 - 01/08/08 04:09 PM Re: Casio Privia vs Celviano?
gluttny Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 185
Loc: Austria
Gyro, recently I saw PX800 in a shop and could not hold back from trying this. All I can say is that PX800 is very nice instrument for the money. So the issue here is not quality but portability I presume. AP500 or AP45 or even AP33 would be nice cabinet models but they take more space. PX800 is slim compact, stylish and less noticeable in the room.

However I personally prefer upright cabinet DP to the compact models, just a personal taste.

NB: you may be surprised to hear that PX800 sounds as good as AP500, except for acoustic box on AP500 giving you a deeper feel. Guess these both should sound equal via headphones or amplifier. And you cannot go wrong with either model.


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#662256 - 01/08/08 09:56 PM Re: Casio Privia vs Celviano?
m_lance Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Torrance, CA
I'm looking for the best piano feel and sound for the money, so it sounds like you guys are saying the Celviano's are of comparable quality to a Privia with similar specs (action, sampling, etc). Correct?
Thanks for the replies!

#662257 - 01/09/08 03:08 AM Re: Casio Privia vs Celviano?
gluttny Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 185
Loc: Austria
i would not say they are similar, i would say they have no dramatic difference. PX800 is a stand out (in a good sense) out of PX line bunch. PX720 might be cheaper alternative to PX800 but i did not have an opportunity to put my hands on it.

as concerns the best piano feel for the money, i would look at Rolands and Yamahas. you must be prepared to spend about 2000$-2500$ but then every penny is worth. i took Casio only because on a cheaper end this offers a real value. however for an intermediate pianist i would stick to top brands. look Roland HP201 or 203. Yamaha CPL230-240 or CVP401. Also Kawai CA-51 or CE-200.


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