The Casio AP250 replaces the AP-220 in the Celviano series of pianos, and comes with a better piano sound and a redesigned keyboard action. It also offers a 3-pedal unit suitable for traditional piano pedaling. Suitable for the serious piano learner and for those looking for a piano in the classic design! Those who prefer the best piano action and with a stretchable budget may consider the Casio AP420 or the AP620.
Affordable, Classic Design, Non-Cluttered looks
Sequencer (only 2 tracks)
Who Is It For?
The digital piano segment is only getting better for the consumers with some top quality & affordable models being launched recently. The Casio AP250 certain raises the bar and is one of the best pianos in the sub-thousand dollar segment.
If you are a serious piano learner or want a piano for practicing, and don’t need all the bells and whistles, this is a suitable piano. The design is clutter free and all the selections have to be made using a combination of button and keys.
It also provides good learning features, and has USB midi that can be used for more creative possibilities.
This one replaces the AP-220 and has a much better sound and key-action.
About the Brand
If you’ve already used this brand before, then probably you may not need a lot of convincing. However, if you’ve always used another brand then you may probably have those notions that Casio makes only budget keyboards for the very beginner.
However, the fact is that the Casio brand has improved a lot in recent years because of their quality pianos that they have reached recently, and several experienced musicians are indeed praising their line-up of pianos. Casio AP250 Celviano Digital Piano definitely is among the better high end pianos, especially for those who’re looking for an elegant upright home digital piano. You can expect great customer service from this brand, though its very unlikely that you’ll have to contact them.
The ebony and ivory keys makes it feel like an expensive piano. It comes with a sliding key cover to keep it dust-free.
You get a library of around 60 songs that can be learnt at any tempo. The Duet Mode makes it possible to connect two headphones so that two people can play/practice together.
The recorder lets you record 2 tracks max, but I guess that’s because this piano doesn’t come with any accompaniments.
This Casio AP250 Celviano piano comes with a piano bench.
Here are the key features:
- 18 high-quality tones including stereo-sampled grand piano tones
- Digital effects: reverb (4 types), chorus (4 types), brilliance, DSP (preset for some tones)
- Lesson feature using 60 Music Library songs plus 10 user loaded songs
- Duet Mode enabling two people to connect 2 headphones and play
- Recorder: 2 tracks x 1 song
- Slide-type keyboard cover
- Auto Power Off (conserves power)
- USB: Yes
- Pedals: Built-in 3 pedals; Half-Damper pedal Operation
- Bench, AC Adaptor, Music Stand, Score Book Included
The competition for the best sub-1000 dollar digital piano just got hotter. Available in traditional design with an easy layout, sliding key cover, and a much better piano sound and key action, the Casio AP250 is perfect for learning to play the piano, or for use at home or even in the studio.
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