Casio has just updated its Privia range with two digital pianos, the PX-770 and the PX-870 (next model up).
Just the other day, I posted a review an in-depth review of the PX-870 and today we’re going to take a closer look at the PX-770.
The pianos have a lot in common, but there are also a few significant differences between the two.
Considering the PX-760 was one of the most popular cabinet pianos in the 700$ price range, the PX-770 promises to be even better.
Let’s dive into the review and find out!
Casio PX-770 Specs
- 88-key fully weighted keyboard with simulated Ivory & Ebony keytops
- Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II
- Touch Sensitivity (3 types, Off)
- Sound: Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
- 128-note polyphony
- 19 instrument sounds (5 pianos)
- Acoustic Simulator: Damper Resonance, Hammer Response
- 60 preset songs (+ 10 User Songs)
- Modes: Split (Low-range bass tone only), Dual, Duo (Duet Play)
- Lesson Function (ability to practice each hand’s part separately)
- Concert Play feature (10 songs)
- 2-track MIDI recorder
- Metronome, Transpose, Fine-tuning, Octave shift
- Temperament: 17 types
- Speakers: 8W + 8W (12cm x 2)
- Connections: USB to Host, Headphone jacks (2), Sustain Pedal jack
- 139.1 x 29.9 x 79.8 cm (54.7” x 11.7” x 31.4”)
- 31.5 kg (69.4 lbs)
Check the availability and current price of the Casio Privia PX-770 in your region:
The Casio PX-770 comes with an integrated stand and a triple pedal unit.
The piano looks sleeker than the previous PX-760 due to the redesigned cabinet which now has fewer seams and more minimalistic design.
The cabinet has a wooden texture, which feels and looks very nice.
The instrument is equipped with 3 pedals that simulate the functionality of sustain, soft, and sostenuto pedals on an acoustic piano.
It’s also very convenient that the PX-770 comes with a built-in sliding cover which will protect the keyboard from the dust.
The piano is pretty easy to put together. All you need is a Philips screwdriver and about 20-30 minutes.
It will be much easier to assemble the unit if you ask someone to give you a hand.
The piano is 54.7 inches wide and only 11.7 inches deep, which makes it very easy to fit the PX-770 into small spaces.
Take a look at the table below to quickly compare the PX-770’s size to some other popular digital pianos:
When fully assembled, the PX-770 weighs 69.4 lbs, which is okay for a furniture cabinet piano.
Anyway, console digital pianos are not meant to be moved around a lot, and the PX-770 is still much easier to carry than an acoustic piano.
In fact, two people will be able to move it around without any problems.
The PX-770 is available in 3 colors: black, white, and brown. So you can choose the one that best suits your home interior.
The control elements of the PX-770 have been relocated to the left side of the keyboard, giving the piano a cleaner, less cluttered appearance.
There are dedicated buttons for the main sounds (piano, e. piano) and functions (MIDI recorder, metronome) as well as a volume knob.
To access most of the functions and settings, you’ll need to press one of the keys while holding the “Function” button.
All the combinations can be found in the owner’s manual.
Moreover, little labels above the keys will help you understand which keys are used for which settings.
The PX-770 doesn’t come with a display, but it’s still quite easy to navigate the piano.
Whenever you change a setting, you’ll hear a beep sound(s) according to the currently selected option (1, 2, 3 or 4 beeps), which helps you understand what setting is selected.
The PX-770 features 88-key fully weighted keyboard with simulated Ivory & Ebony key surfaces.
The keyboard is called Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II and it’s the same keyboard you’ll find on all Casio digital pianos under 2000$.
So what is so good about this keyboard?
First of all, the keys of the PX-770 are weighted with real hammers (rather than springs) which create mechanical movement and feel similar to an acoustic piano.
The Scaled Hammer system simulates the characteristic of an acoustic piano where the keys are heavier in the lower registers and become gradually lighter as you go up the keyboard.
Each key of the PX-770 uses a triple sensor detection system that sequentially detects touches of the keys, allowing for faster note repetition.
The keys are also touch-sensitive, which means the volume will change depending on how hard or soft you play.
You can adjust the level of touch sensitivity out of 3 preset settings.
For example, when the 3rd setting is selected, you get the widest dynamic range and can play from the soft pianissimo passages right through to the thunderous fortissimo.
You can also turn off the touch sensitivity so that the same amount of volume is produced regardless of how hard you strike the keys.
It’s also worth mentioning that the keys of the PX-770 have Ivory and Ebony textured keytops, which helps to absorb moisture and aid control.
No digital piano in this price range offers that, except for the Roland FP-30 with its Ivory textured keys (no ebony simulation).
With that being said, Casio’s Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II remains one of the most realistic and enjoyable to play keyboards in this price range.
To my fingers, it feels better than Yamaha’s GHS action and slightly worse than Kawai’s RHC and Roland’s PHA-4 Standard action.
The PX-770 uses Casio’s proprietary Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source.
The AiR processor features an increased memory capacity, allowing for better quality samples and even more accurate sound.
Moreover, Casio uses lossless audio technology for compressing sound data, which helps reproduce the original piano sound without any quality loss.
The PX-770 has an upgraded Grand Piano sound, which uses stereo samples of a grand piano recorded at four dynamic levels.
It provides a player with seamless variations in tone and volume, ranging from the soft pianissimo to the powerful fortissimo.
Compared to the previous PX-760, the piano tone has been noticeably improved with more natural decay and resonance reproduction.
I’ve also noticed improvements in other instrument sounds.
It seems that Casio has re-recorded and optimized some of them. Plus, a new sound has been added.
Unlike its bigger brother, the PX-770 doesn’t have a Hall Simulator function. But you can still use chorus and reverb effects to tailor the sound to your taste.
There are 4 types of reverb you can use to simulate the acoustics of a Room, Small Hall, Large Hall or Stadium making the sound bigger and lusher.
The chorus effect (4 types) will make the sound fuller and richer by adding various tone and pitch variations to the notes you play.
The PX-770 features 128-note polyphony, which is more than enough even for the most seasoned musician.
In this price range, digital pianos have either 128- or 192-note polyphony.
Considering the PX-770 doesn’t allow you to record more than 2 tracks for one song, you’ll hardly ever need more polyphony.
The PX-770 features 2 x 12cm speakers with 2 x 8W amplifiers.
The speakers produce a sound loud enough for casual playing and small performances in a living room but not more than that.
Unfortunately, the piano’s 16W sound system can’t get as loud as a real piano, but for its size, the PX-770 sounds very decent.
The sound quality remains excellent at any volume across the entire frequency range.
Even though the PX-770 uses the same speaker system as the PX-160, you’ll get a bigger and more resonant sound with the PX-770 due to its cabinet design (larger keyboard block).
The PX-770 offers 2 versatile modes that will allow you to use several sounds in your performances as well as Four Hand mode for two people to play the piano simultaneously.
The Dual Mode allows two different sounds to be layered and played together creating a more complex and atmospheric sound.
For example, an acoustic piano layered with a string ensemble would be a beautiful combination. You can actually layer any of the 19 sounds except for the Bass sound.
The layer balance allows you to adjust the volume of each tone making one more dominant than the other.
Another mode that enables you to play with two different sounds is called Split Mode. The mode will split the keyboard into two parts to which you can assign a different sound.
For the left-hand section, you can select only the Bass sound, while for the right-hand one you can select any other sound you like.
Duet Play is another great feature often used by teachers during lessons with their students.
What it does is splits the keyboard into two equal parts with the same pitch ranges (two middle Cs) so that two people can sit side by side and play the same notes at the same time as if two pianos were being used.
Concert Play & Built-in Songs
The PX-770 doesn’t have an accompaniment function but has something even better. The feature is called Concert Play and it allows you to play along with the recordings of a live orchestra.
There are 10 tunes each consisting of 2 parts: a piano part and an orchestra part.
First, you can listen to a tune to familiarize yourself with what you’re going to play.
Then you can practice the piano part of the Concert Play (each hand can be practiced separately).
And finally, you can play the piano part with the orchestra accompaniment turned on.
It sounds really amazing considering these are real orchestra recordings. I hoped Casio would add more some more tunes but there are still only 10 of them.
The PX-770 also has a built-in Media Library with 60 different piano songs.
You can use them in the same way as Concert Play songs, which means you can listen to them, separately practice each hand part, change the tempo, etc.
On top of that you can load up to 10 User Songs (MIDI) from your computer into the PX-770, and they will appear in the Media Library as 61-70 songs.
Recording & Playback
The PX-770 is capable of 2-track MIDI recording. For each song, you can record up to two tracks, which can then be played back together as one song.
For example, you can record the left-hand part of a piece on track one and the right-hand part on track two (while listening to the playback of the first track).
Alternatively, you can record a different instrument part to each track to create complex multi-instrument songs.
If you want to practice R and L part separately, you can turn off one of the tracks and play it live while the other track will be played back.
The PX-770 doesn’t have an audio recorder, which would allow you to record the sound of the instrument (rather than a sequence of notes in case of a MIDI recording).
The PX-770 has an onboard metronome which is a great tool you can use to practice your rhythm and learn to keep a steady beat.
There are 3 functions on the piano you can use to adjust the pitch of the instrument.
The transpose function allows you to shift the pitch of the keyboard up and down in semitone steps.
With this function, you’ll be able to hear a song in another key, playing it in the original key.
Alternatively, you can transpose a song into a different key (e.g., with easier chords) without affecting the melody itself (as if you were playing in the original key).
The tuning function allows you to adjust the overall pitch of the keyboard in 0.1Hz steps from the standard A440 tuning.
You can use this function to match the PX-770’s pitch finely to that of other instruments or music (old piano, tape).
The octave shift function lets you change the pitch of the piano in steps of an octave.
By default, the PX-770 uses the standard ‘Equal Temperament’ tuning system, but you can always change it to one of the 16 different temperaments to better suit the style of music you’re playing whether it’s classical, Indian or Arabic music.
The PX-770 is equipped with a standard set of connections that will allow you to use the piano with various external devices.
On the front, you’ll find two 1/4” stereo jacks that can be used to connect up to two sets of headphones at the same time for silent practice.
These jacks can also be used for connecting the piano to an external amplifier, PA system, etc. for sound reinforcement.
The PX-770 doesn’t have dedicated Line Out jacks.
USB to Host terminal
This USB type B port can be used to connect the piano to your computer for exchanging MIDI data, files, settings files, etc.
An A-to-B USB cable required for the connection is not included with the PX-770 and you’ll have to buy it separately.
Once you’ve connected the PX-770 to the computer, you can use the piano as a MIDI controller, which will be receiving and sending MIDI data to your computer.
There are a variety of music apps for both Windows and Mac OS that you can use to expand the capabilities of the PX-770 in terms of music recording, editing, and learning.
Some apps can transcribe the music you play into notation or help you create music using algorithmic technologies and much more.
Update: December 9, 2017
Casio has released the new version of Chordana app compatible with the newly released PX-870/PX-770 digital pianos and available for both iOS and Android devices.
With this app, you can control various settings of the instrument using an intuitive on-screen interface.
In addition, the app includes 198 built-in songs that you can practice at your own tempo, visually checking the keys you need to play next.
Stand and Pedals
Since the piano comes with a cabinet and 3 piano pedals, you don’t have to spend money on that.
And that’s great considering that an optional furniture stand with a 3-pedal bar would cost about $160-200 in most cases (P125, PX-160, etc.)
As for the bench, it’s actually not that difficult to find a good one: check photos, reviews and see if it fits your budget.
Headphones come in very handy when you want to practice in private, focusing solely on your playing and not disturbing others nearby.
Moreover, a good pair of headphones will provide a clearer and more detailed sound compared to the onboard speakers.
Check out this guide to learn how to choose the best-sounding headphones for your digital piano.
Casio certainly did a great job with their latest x70 Privia models, including the PX-770.
The piano offers a lot of value for the money and is a great compromise between the PX-870 and the PX-160.
Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player, the PX-770 is a perfect choice if you want a cabinet-style digital piano with three pedals and a natural feel but have a limited budget.
The PX-770’s hammer action keyboard along with an upgraded grand piano sound and 128-note polyphony are the three main things that make the PX-770 a fairly realistic alternative to a traditional instrument.
On top of that, you get a comprehensive set of features that will help you learn and add more fun to your playing.
The PX-770 is equipped with 19 high-quality sounds, 50 built-in songs, lesson function, MIDI recorder and more.
Comparing the PX-770 with other popular pianos in this price range such as the Yamaha P-115, Kawai ES110, Roland FP-30, etc., you should remember its main advantage.
With the PX-770 you won’t have to buy a stand or a triple pedal bar separately, which will save you money.
Moreover, due to the PX-770’s cabinet design, the sound through the onboard speakers is deeper and bigger compared to portable pianos without a furniture-style cabinet.
So if you’re buying a digital piano for home and tight on a budget, the Casio PX-770 is a strong option to consider.
Check the availability and current price of the Casio Privia PX-770 in your region:
The PX-770 seems to be the sweet point between PX-160 and the flagship PX-870 .
Check out the following reviews to see how these models compare to the PX-770:
1) CASIO PX-770 vs CASIO PX-160
2) CASIO PX-770 vs CASIO PX-870
Below I’ve also listed 3 other great pianos you may want to consider.
Casio PX-770 vs Yamaha YDP-103 (Full Review)
The YDP-103 is the most affordable piano of Yamaha’s ARIUS series of console digital pianos.
In terms of features, sound, and action the YDP-103 is almost identical to the portable P-45 model.
The YDP-103 uses the same AWM stereo sampling technology, the GHS action and has 64-note polyphony.
To my taste, Casio’s keyboard feels more accurate and nicer to the touch than the GHS.
As for the sound, I’d probably also go with the Casio. The PX-770’s new piano tone sounds very beautiful and rich.
In addition, the piano has twice as much polyphony (128 vs 64) and slightly more powerful speakers (16W vs 12W), which ensures accurate sound reproduction.
With that said, when it comes to sound, the best option is to visit a store and try out the pianos in person.
Unfortunately, the YDP-103 doesn’t have much else to talk about.
The PX-770, on the other hand, has a Concert Play feature, a 2-track MIDI recorder as well as more built-in sounds (19 vs 10) and songs (60 vs 10).
So overall the PX-770 seems to provide more features for a better price, and the piano sound and touch are not inferior to the YDP-103, at the very least.
Casio PX-770 vs Casio CGP-700 (Full Review)
The CGP-700 is a great alternative to the PX-770 for those who want more than just a piano with a bunch of standard sounds and features.
The piano unlocks a world of options for musical creativity offering 550 built-in sounds, 200 accompaniment styles, 305 music presets, over 35 sound effects.
Moreover, the piano has extensive recording capabilities such as a 17-track MIDI recorder and an Audio (WAV) recorder.
At the same time, the CGP-700 is just as good for piano playing.
It features the same tri-sensor hammer action and 128-note polyphony found on the PX-770.
But when it comes to sound, the CGP-700’s MXi processor offers slightly less sophisticated piano sound compared to the PX-770’s AiR sound source with its new Grand Piano tone.
At the same time, the CGP-700 is equipped with a unique 6-speaker (40W) sound system that you won’t find in any other piano in the price range.
Such powerful speakers offer an excellent dynamic range and make the CGP-700 sound more like a plausible piano.
Another great feature of the CGP-700 is its 5.3-inch color touchscreen, which makes the whole interaction with the piano much more enjoyable.
So if you want a digital piano that not only provides a realistic piano playing experience but also has lots of useful features for music production, learning, and entertainment, then the CGP-700 is an excellent choice.
Last but not least, the CGP-700 can be removed from its stand and used as a stage piano easily (it’s only 26 lbs without the stand and has dedicated Line Outs).
Casio PX-770 vs Yamaha P-125 (Full Review)
The reason why I’ve included the P-115 in this list is that although it’s a portable piano, you can buy it bundled with a furniture stand and 3-pedal bar which will make it very similar in look and price to the PX-770.
The P-125 is a very popular intermediate keyboard from Yamaha, which boasts the Pure CF sound engine, the Standard Graded Hammer action, and 192-note polyphony.
The piano offers a high-grade piano sound sampled from the Yamaha CFIIIS 9′ Concert Grand and delivered by the 14W speaker system.
Still, the PX-770’s 16W onboard speakers combined with its cabinet design sound slightly fuller and more resonant than the P-115’s.
On the other hand, the Yamaha has dedicated Line Outs, “full” Split Mode and 20 accompaniment rhythms, and more preset sounds (24 vs 19).
As for the rest, the pianos are very similar in features.
The P-125’s big advantage over the PX-770 is that it’s a portable piano, which means you can take it with you to gigs and rehearsals.
Whereas the PX-770 is an in-home piano and is designed to be used with its furniture-style stand.
Great review thank you very much.
You’re welcome, Selman!
Lucas, great input based on what I believe is your personal experience with the PX-770.
A couple months ago I put my 7 yrs-old son into piano lessons and we’re looking to buy an 88-key digital piano so he can have a “closer to the real thing” feeling when practicing at home.
Looking to get the best value for money since he doesn’t seem to be that much into it (at this point)… and looking for something in the $1000 (CAD) ballpark.
Considering the Casio: PX-160 + furniture stand and triple pedals (CAD 650), PX-770 (CAD 999) and Kawai ES110 + 1 pedal and furniture stand (CAD 1150).
I saw and touched the PX-160 and ES110 in a store and was slightly more attracted to the Kawai keyboard feel… Turn-offs were the lack of the “duet” mode and pretty unintuitive interface.
What would be your pick if you had to choose between the new PX-770 and ES110?
Agreed, the ES110 feels very good for its price and has arguably the most realistic keyboard in this price range.
Well, if I were buying a digital piano solely for home use I’d probably go with the PX770 and its cabinet design, which will give you a slightly bolder/bigger sound. The new piano sound on the PX770 is just great.
On the other hand, if you want to be able to move your instrument around from time to time I’d definitely recommend the Kawai ES110. In this price range, it’s really hard to beat this keyboard in both sound and touch. Also, as you mentioned, it has a slightly nicer feel and less noisy keys compared to the Casio.
You may also want to look at the Roland FP-30, which is in the same price range.
You can also check the recent guide I published where I talk about the best digital pianos under $800:
Hi! I would like to ask about the connectivity that you mention.Does both the jack-in only plays headphone or one jack would play in the headphone and another through the piano speakers?
Hi Val, no matter if you plug in one pair of headphones of two, once you do, the built-in speakers will shut off, and you’ll only hear the sound in the headphones.
The PX-870 has a setting where you can choose to output the sound to the speakers even when headphones are connected, the PX-770 doesn’t have that.
in my country this is priced 100€ cheaper than yamaha ydp 143 and 200€ cheaper than casio px 870. i feel like 870 is the best bang for buck but id also love to save 200€ and go for 770. from your reviews i get the feeling that both casios are superior to yamaha 143
considering the prices here, would you say it worths spending the extra money on yamaha 143 or casio 870?
im a beginner who will mostly play with headphones to not disturb the neighbours.
Hi, Atas, it’s not as straightforward as “superior” or “inferior”. In most cases you get what you pay for. Since all of these instruments are in the same price range, they’re pretty much on the same level.
Now, some people like the YDP-143 more, others say that the PX-870 is better all around. It’s hard to say what piano you’ll personally like more unless you try them both. To my taste, the Tri sensor Hammer Action II of the Casio instruments provides a more realistic feel than Yamaha’s GHS. The sound is good on both instruments, but again it’s quite subjective.
With the PX-870, you get more organic elements of piano sound that you also have control over (string resonance, hammer response, key off, etc.). The Yamaha is more basic and straightforward when it comes to all those extra features.
Hi there! Would love to see if you have any review between Casio PX770 vs Roland FP30 – about to head to local GC and make a final decision soon! Really enjoyed all of your reviews. They have been extremely helpful and unbiased. Will absolutely recommend all my friends to read through before considering their keyboard options.
Hey Johnny, thanks for the kind words!
Well, in your case, just go out there, play both instruments and get the one you end up liking the most. By the the way, the PX-770 is now on sale, so you can get it for ever less money than the FP-30.
The advantages of the PX-770 would be a furniture cabinet design and 3 piano pedals it comes with.
The FP-30 has Bluetooth connectivity (compatible with Piano Partner 2 app), more built-in tones, and arguably a better key action.
Hi Lucas, Hope you are well. Firstly, thanks a lot for these reviews, these are super helpful.
I need guidance from you regarding my buy. I have narrowed down my list to Yamaha P125 (with Stand & 3 Pedel) and Casio Privia PX-770. Both of these are available in more or else same range of price in my Country.
Based on the study I have done on these two models these are my concerns –
1) Polyphony – P125 offers 192 whereas PX-770 offers 128, how much of an impact can this have on a player due to this, should I consider higher polyphony?
2) Preservation – P125 does not have any natural cover to it, however Px-770 is offering a hard slide cover to protect the keys and the instrument. I am sure the P125 can be preserved with a bag or cloth but somehow feel that PX-770 contributes more in the longevity of the instrument. What are your suggestions on this?
3) Sound – P125 has CF pure Sampling & PX-770 has AIR Sound Source. Which is more impactful and worth the buy?
4) Midi/USD Port – P125 has a Midi in/out where as PX-770 only supports USB port. How can this impact me as a player? I intend to record my pieces regularly and upload it to my computer for further processing (and vise versa).
Your comments will be greatly helpful.
Overall, would be glad if you can provide few additional inputs from your end which I should consider and may have missed in the discussion. Cheers! 🙂
1) I wouldn’t worry about polyphony too much. 128 notes should be sufficient in most situations.
2) Well, I don’t think this is the major factor of how long the instrument is going to last, though potentially if you don’t clean up the keyboard from dust, it might get between the keys and it might cause some problems with key contacts. However, as you said you can always get a keyboard cover, and clean the keys every now and then, but again I don’t think it’s going to be a big issue at all, as they’re much more important factors that will determine how long your instrument will serve you.
3) I’m afraid there’s no definite answer here, listen to demos available online and decide which one you like better, and if you have chance play them in person, there’s no better way to answer this question. Both sound great for their price, so I wouldn’t say one is a clear winner here.
4) The P-125 doesn’t have MIDI In/Out, both instruments have a USB type B port that can be used for transferring MIDI data. You can record your songs (in MIDI) with both instruments. You can also connect them to a computer and create multi-track recordings using a DAW as well.
I hope this helps.
Thanks for your comments Lucas!
Regarding the second point, what are the other important factors that you are suggesting to consider? Your inputs will help me with my buy. Thanks again.
The main factor would be the quality of the key action itself. Overtime, digital pianos might develop more “action noise” and the keys may become looser and clunkier. The better the quality of the key action, the longer the keyboard is going to stay in good condition without needing to repair it.
I have considered to buy Casio PX-770. Thank you for your guidance.
You’re welcome 🙂
1 week update! PX770 is awsome… Lives upto all the expectations that Casio promises. Works perfectly with Android device (guys you may find reviews online that the android version dosen’t work – don’t worry about it). Its sleek & has quite an ornamental value too. Finally, I have got three years of warranty from Casio (India) on the Piano.
The sound could have been a bit more. But again, enough if playing in a small room.
All in all, its a great choice and plays like magic!
Anybody planning for PX770, its the best Piano in this budget! Go for it.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Debajyoti! I agree the PX-770 is a very good instrument, especially considering how affordable it is. Congrats, and have fun with this little beast!
Welcome Lucas! Kudos!
can you take the keyboard out of the stand and play with it?
It’s not really designed to it. When I assembled, the piano part is a smaller one indeed, but it should be pretty heavy by itself and you wouldn’t be able to support it elsewhere easily. There is a bump at the bottom that is a fragile one. I’m not sure how you would play with that out the stand
But there is nothing preventing you from building a different stand for it, let’s say
Thanks for such a detailed review!
Curious how Casio PX770 compares sound-wise with Korg B2SP on built-in speakers?
Unfortunately the very first video posted on this page seem to be for Casio PX870, which seem to have more features to its sound processor, so I believe it sounds different.
It’s hard to give any recommendations regarding the speakers since there are so many factors that affect how the instrument will sound in your particular acoustic environment.
I’d say that they’re pretty comparable when it comes to speakers and I don’t have a strong preference between them. Obviously they use different piano samples, and the speakers on the B2 are front-facing, while the PX-770 has down-facing speakers with additional speakers grills on the front, so the sound character will be different.
These videos might be helpful but again take them with a grain of salt since they use different recording setups and are recorded in different rooms, so by no means it’s a fair comparison.
HI Lucas, thanks for sharing your great review.
I would like to buy an electric piano and I’m between Casio px 770 and casio px s1000.
I’m a beginner but i used to have in my last place an upright acoustic piano for some years, so I got used to it. So basically I’m trying to find the closest feeling to it in terms of key action, sound and overall performance.. I have been reading some reviews about casio px s 1000 and it seems to be better than px 770. I also find quite nice its design. I’m just afraid that it would feel to me too light, unstable and small that i will not be able to experience a similar feeling to an acoustic piano. I don’t have the chance to go and try them both because of the quarantine. I heard that the speakers on the px 770 are weak, i could use external speakers if this works better. The piano will stay always at home.
What would be your opinion?
Thank you very much in advance!
Well, regardless of which model you end up with, it won’t feel/sound the same as your acoustic piano. Yes, it will be similar but it’s a digital instrument after all with all of its advantages and limitations.
External speakers should improve the sound quality of basically any budget digital piano, but I wouldn’t say the speakers on the PX-770 are inferior to those on the PX-S1000. After all, the latter is a very compact, portable digital piano, so don’t expect too much from its onboard speakers.
Feel-wise, they’re pretty similar. The PX-770 has a slightly better key pivot length (easier to play towards the back of the keys), while the action on the PX-S1000 is quieter, slightly less bouncy, and with a slightly different key finish. Ultimately, depending on what’s important to you, you may prefer one or the other, but to me, they felt very similar touch-wise.
Hi Lucas, can you suggest me between Ronald RP 102 and Casio AP-270 ? ( I actually read that Casio PX-770 is more or less same as Casio AP-270. ) So, which one is better between them ? It is not possible for me to try them out individually, as I have to order it. I want the best sound and the best feel possible. The only thing holding me back from RP – 102 is its 12W speakers. Are they decent enough compared to 16W speakers of PX-770 ?
The speakers on those two models are pretty much comparable. Both are good models. I like the feel of the RP-102 more, so that would be my personal preference.
Hi Lucas, first off, I want to say thank you for such wonderful reviews… I think I spent several hours reading through these. I am a complete beginner looking to learn for fun/serious hobby and possible when old enough have my grandson learn to play, but also want to make a proper investment without breaking the bank. I intend to use garage band and possible other apps to learn via a mac or ipad. My 2 choices so far has been the Casio PX-S1000 and PX-770. I do love the way the 770 looks on the stand. Basically buying the S1000 with a stand would currently come out to the same price (currently $750). I’m not looking for fancy options like making the piano sound like a harp, I do want it to sound and feel like an acoustic or as close as possible in my price range. I dont plan on moving the piano at all from where it would setup. Initially I was looking at the roland FP30 and Kawai ES110 but they are all out of stock and back order which is why I’m down to Casio. Any thoughts based on this scenario on the 2? I am gearing more towards the 770. Any other model I should at? Thank you for your time.
Thanks for stopping by! Indeed, the PX-770 is hard to beat in its price range. Since you’re looking for something with a stand and pedals, I think it’s a solid option. Other portable models you mentioned are all good. They will be about the same or more expensive if you add the pedals and the matching stand to them. Yes, I’ve seen problems with stock in many places online, many models are temporarily unavailable. I don’t have an estimate on when those models are gonna be back in stock, but it may be a while (several weeks or more). So if you want to get a digital piano now, based on your requirements, the PX-770 is a great choice.
Hi Lucas, still answering comments on this post? :D. Firstly, thanks a lot for the great content you put it here. Reading it made me realize you are a trustful source and I read basically all the pages by now.
I’d like to ask something I can’t find anywhere: it’s end of 2020 and I’m considering buying the px770. That is now a 3 year old model which is still on production. Should I consider waiting a bit more as a new privia might come out?
One of the reasons I am looking forward to having this one is the affordability and the quality based on your review. Considering that, if something pops out in a year, it won’t be this cheap anyway. The price now is very decent as it’s not a new product and I can use that to my advantage. However do you see any cutting edge digital piano technology coming out that might make me regret buying this now? I’m a beginner anyway so I believe it should not matter to me now, and I can always upgrade in a couple years if I feel the piano is limiting me (probably not, hahaha)
Thanks a million
Hey Gustavo, glad you’re finding the site helpful! Totally understand your reservations, but as a beginner, you’d definitely be better off having an instrument at your disposal asap rather than waiting for an imaginary next model that hasn’t even been released yet.
Considering that Casio recently released their new PX-S series, I doubt that there will be anything ground-breaking with regards to the PX-770’s successor, especially if the price stays the same. Digital piano technology is not as rapidly developing as it may seem. Many new models come with minor tweaks and improvements, and it’s usually through these incremental changes the general quality of digital pianos improves over the years.
Makes completely sense. Thanks. My px770 is being shipped now 😄. Thanks for supporting my decision. I appreciate that
Hi Lucas, if you had to choose between a roland fp-30 (with stand) or the px 770, which would you choose?
I’m not Lucas but as I did the same research as you did, I’m pointing out my comparison between these 2:
* Appearance (not the piano itself, but the furniture aspect of having it in your room) and key lid
* Affordability and availability (specially now that fp30 are out of stock for a long time)
* Sturdiness? (I believe this would bounce less during playing as it’s a fixed set)
* PHA4 standard seems to be an action key closer to the acoustic feeling from what I read
* Sound engine is more popular / better reputation than casio, but this is subjective as it’s a matter of taste as well
* Portability, as fp30 is a stage piano, it that matters to you
Then you have to consider what is more important to you on those topics. As a beginner, I believe both would be very similar as we’re not experienced in order to differentiate them appropriately.
(those are the specs that matters to me. I’m not covering other things like connectivity as they are not relevant to me at the moment)
Gustavo laid it out pretty nicely, not much to add 🙂