"Best 88-key keyboard for the weight and price"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
The pianos and electric pianos are supurb
The guitars, organs, and basses are very good
The synth strings are ok and the regular strings are poor
The general midi (these are voices Casio used to fill up the remaining memory, are aweful)
(but I bought the unit for the pianos which are great)
The split and layer setup is great
The chorus and reverb settings are very good
The transpose function and some others are right there in front of you (nice)
The keyboard action is tops
Weight 23 pounds (what more could you ask for)
Ease of Use:
The buttons are a little small and hard to see in low lighting
The manual is meager at best
Midi control is very good
The display is a little small
128 polyphony is nice (I don't notice any delay with layers)
A data wheel would be a great improvement
Even thou the case is all plastic, it seems to be good quality
This also keeps the weight down
Casio reliability has always been good
Haven't needed it yet
You can't beat the price for a piano keyboard and weight in this range.
The Wow Factor:
It speaks for itself. Nice high tech design and layout.
The pianos are stunning.
They are supurb thru a good set of stereo headphones
Overall, this is a great keyboard. The only thing that I would like to see is Casio cutting the general midi sounds in half or thirds and give you less sounds, but much higher quality sounds (especially strings). Sound quality is much more important than loading junk bulk sounds!
also could use a data wheel for data entry
Wish the headphone jacks were 1/4 in. instead of 1/8in. (although you can use and adaptor) most high quality headphones are 1/4in.