Casio’s Celviano line of digital pianos has been designed to bring the most authentic experience as close as possible to acoustic pianos. This line is equipped with Casio’s latest technology and some of their latest innovations. It has received numerous awards and praises by many critics throughout the world.
Ultimate Casio AP250 Celviano Review:
AP250 comes equipped with everything that you wish as a piano player. It has 88-keys with Scaled Hammer Action, which feels just like any traditional concert grand out there. Advanced AiR Sound Source technology delivers sound with amazing realism and expression.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced piano player, AP250 offers just about everything you could expect from digital instruments in much higher price range. For a quick review, watch the official video presentation down below.
List of Features:
Sound quality – Quality of sound has never been an issue with Casio instruments. Their latest Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator (AiR) sound source provides genuine and rich sounds with first-class realism and expression. 128 notes of polyphony is enough for even the most complex piano pieces, so AP250 is appropriate for even the most advanced players who don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a traditional concert grand.
Keyboard – AP250 features 88-note keyboard with Scaled Hammer Action technology. Ever since first digital pianos have been presented to wide audience, manufacturers have struggled to incorporate the authentic and realistic feel that can only be found on acoustic pianos. Casio has definitely succeeded in this area with all of their latest instruments like PX850. There are also 3 sensitivity levels to choose from.
Education features – AP250 has an in-built library of 60 songs to play along, which is one of the best methods for learning. You can even upload your own songs (up to 10). Tempo can be adjusted, so if you are a complete beginner, you will find it very easy to start. There is also a special Duet-mode, which allows teacher and student to play simultaneously in the same range.
Design – It is furniturized and weights 120 lbs, so it’s not portable like some alternatives. But looking at it from a bright site, Mozart also didn’t have a portable piano and he’s one of the best composers of all time. There is only 1 design available at the moment – Oak Brown, but it looks very classic and modern.
Connectivity – Just like most top-end products, it comes with USB connectivity module, which works on both Windows and Mac devices without having to install additional software or drivers. All Celvano pianos also have USB midi port, which can be used as a controller for Apple iPad. It also has 2 headphone jacks, which is a very good feature when 2 people are playing piano at the same time.
Warranty – Standard 1-year warranty has been increased to 5-years for all pianos from Celvano series, which is the longest warranty we could find on our list. Check out official disclaimer for more info.
Other features – AP250 also features an in-built metronome with tempo range from 20 to 255 beats per minute, which is a necessary gadget for any beginner.
Where to Buy and What’s the price?
List of Technical Specs:
- Dimensions – 59” x 19” x 23”
- Weight – 120 lbs
- Keyboard – 88 keys, Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II
- Touch sensitive – 3 levels
- Sound source – AiR
- Polyphony – 128 notes
- Sounds – 18 tones, 60 rehearsal songs
- Connectivity – USB, 2 headphone jacks
- Pedals – 3 (damper, soft, sostenuto)
- Warranty – Up to 5 years
AP250 is on our top list of digital pianos for a reason. Affordable price, classic furniturized design, great sound, and advanced features can rarely be found in any instrument for less than $1000, but this is one of them. AiR sound source is a top of the notch, so even the most advanced pianists love it’s authentic sound.
If you already own one, don’t hesitate. Share your experience with us in comments section down below!