Casio AP470 Celviano Digital Piano
Casio AP470 Digital Piano In Satin Black - INCLUDES FREE BENCH worth £79
The Casio AP470 is a significant step forward from the previous AP460, with improvements to the feel of the keys, the quality of sound, ease of use, and the cabinet design. If you're after a quality digital piano at a great price, then the Casio AP470 could be the answer.
Hammer Action Keyboard
The AP470 features Casio's Tri-sensor Hammer Action II keyboard, which has simulated ivory and ebony keys. The key surfaces have a lovely textured finish, which really feels like wood, and the hammer action is extremely responsive and satisfying to play.
Stunning Grand Piano Sounds
Casio has included two contrasting Grand Piano tones within the AP470, which are both excellent and suitable for a wide variety of music genres - choose whichever best suits your style or mood. Each Grand Piano sound has three settings - Concert, Mellow, Bright - and there are also three other piano tones included: Rock Piano, Jazz Piano, and Modern Piano. So theres certainly plenty of choices!
This is a fantastically detailed section of the instrument, which enables you to really customise the piano sound and response to your own personal taste. The Acoustic Simulator allows you to add/change subtle nuances found within a traditional acoustic piano, such as Hammer Response, String Resonance, Damper Noise, Key Action Noise, Damper Resonance, and more.
USB Audio for Recording and Playback
The Casio AP470 has the facility to playback and play along with Audio files from a USB stick, which is great fun for both practice and performance. Play along with backing tracks or your favourite music downloads, or just sit back and listen to the music playing through the piano's great speaker system. You can also record your own performances straight to a USB stick - and then share them wherever you like!
Chordana Play Piano App
This is a new app, for both iOS and Android, which lets you easily control certain functions of the AP470 from your phone or tablet, view PDF sheet music files, and learn new pieces or songs.
Concert Play Songs & Lesson Function
The AP470 contains 10 'Listen/Lesson/Play' songs, in a section which Casio calls 'Concert Play', as well as a library of another 60 songs which have the lesson-type function of being able to isolate individual parts for left or right-hand practice. The AP470 comes complete with a book of music for these pieces, which are also available digitally within the Chordana app.
Headphones and Speakers
For times when you don't want others to hear you play, or you don't want to disturb the neighbours, the AP470 features two headphone sockets.
The AP470 has a powerful 4-speaker 20W + 20W amplification system, comprising 2 x 12cm speakers and also 2 little 4cm tweeters for excellent sound quality across the whole dynamic range of the instrument. The top lid also lifts up, which helps spread the sound in a really natural manner.