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At the heart of the PX-5S Stage Piano is Casio's proprietary AiR sound source which provides incredible realism, detail and expression for grand pianos sounds.
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Powered by AiR
At the heart of the PX-5S Stage Piano is Casio’s proprietary AiR sound source which provides incredible realism, detail and expression for grand piano sounds. In the PX-5S, the power of AiR has been expanded to provide stunning fidelity and control over other instrument tones and effects with 256 notes of polyphony.
Old School, New Class
In addition to Privia’s award winning grand piano sounds, the PX-5S has an arsenal of newly developed sounds including classic electric piano, harpsichord and clav sounds. Some of these tones are complete with release samples, amplifier and speaker simulations for an incredibly authentic experience.
The Privia PRO PX5S has a maximum polyphony of 256 notes, making it a highly expressive instrument for performing.
The PX-5S is a powerful four zone controller, complete with 4 knobs and 6 sliders all of which are completely configurable to control internal sounds, effects parameters or send continuous controllers to other gear. Each zone on the PX-5S can control an internal sound, an external MIDI device or both simultaneously.
New Sonic Territory
The PX-5S redefines what a stage piano should be, providing an arsenal of other sounds and creative tools. The PX-5S includes powerful Hex Layer tones complete with real-time filters and also features four programmable arpeggiators and multitrack phrase sequencing.
Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
The new Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds to subtle variations in the time between detection of a keystroke and sound production, depending on the speed of the keystroke. The Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II detects the force of keystrokes using three sensors per key to reproduce the distinct attack timing of acoustic and electric pianos. The High-Resolution Velocity expresses the force of a keystroke over 16,256 gradations. The Hammer Response reproduces the variations in the attack of the notes depending on how forcefully the notes are struck and the register of the keyboard. The action relies solely on the weight of the hammer, which become progressively heavier towards the lower end and progressively lighter towards the higher end of the keyboard, simulating the characteristic of the action on a grand piano.
Simulated Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys
The simulated ebony and ivory keys offer the luxurious feel and texture of a grand piano keyboard. The texture allows maximum grip and avoids slipping of the fingers due to moisture.
Casio continues the tradition of providing "class compliant" USB connectivity on Privia digital pianos. This allows Privia to be used with Mac or Windows computers without the need for downloading drivers. Class Compliant USB MIDI also allows Privia digital pianos to be used as a controller for the Apple iPad simply with the use of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.
Audio Recording / Playback
Performances can be recorded in high quality 44.1 kHz WAV format directly on to a USB flash drive. The audio function can also playback WAV files directly from a USB flash drive, allowing the use of backing tracks to accompany your playing.
Optimal for a wide range of playing conditions and performing styles
Firmware Update Available
A new firmware update version 1.13 has been released for the PX-5S. The new update can be downloaded here Download Firmware Update
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II|
|Key Surface Finish||Simulated ebony and ivory keys|
|Touch Sensitivity||3 sensitivity levels, off|
|High Resolution Velocity||16,256 steps|
|Key Off Velocity||YES|
|Sound Source||AiR Sound Source|
|Hex Layer||50 preset, 150 user|
|Acoustic Piano||20 preset, 20 user|
|Keyboard Instrument (incl Elec Piano)||60 preset, 50 user|
|Organ||30 preset, 20 user|
|Strings / Brass||70 preset, 20 user|
|Guitar / Bass||40 preset, 20 user|
|Synth / Various||80 preset, 50 user|
|Drum Sets||20 preset, 20 user|
|DSP||4 lines, 20 types|
|Memory||100 user Stage Settings|
|Memory Capacity||Approx 1600 notes per phrase|
|Audio Recording / Playback||
Max 100 songs, approx 25 min/song, 44.1kHz stereo WAV format
|Mixer||16 channel + 1 channel (ext input)|
|Octave Shift||± 3 Octaves|
|Key Transpose||± 1 Octave (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)|
|Tuning Control||A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz|
|Scale Tuning||17 Temparements|
|Stretch Tuning||7 types, Off|
|Pitch Bend Wheel||YES|
|Arpeggiator||Backlit, Full dot LCD|
|General MIDI||16 multi-timbre received, GM level 1 standard|
|Headphones||2 (stereo standard jack)|
|Pedal Terminal||2 - assignable, envelope responsive|
|Line Out||L/MONO, R (standard jack)|
|Line In||L/MONO, R (standard jack)|
|MIDI In/Out||IN, OUT/THRU|
|USB Flash Drive Port||YES|
|Batteries||AA-size alkaline x8|
|Battery Life||approx 3 hours (using headphones)|
|Dimensions [W x D x H]||1322 x 286 x 135mm|
|Dimensions [With Optional Stand CS-44P]||1322 x 286 x 760mm|
|Weight (with Optional Stand)||
|Included Accessories||AC Adaptor, SP3 Pedal|