Casio AP470 Review & Comparison & Best Review

Casio Celviano AP470/ Casio Celviano AP470 Review/ Casio Celviano AP470 BEST PRICE / Casio Celviano AP470 COMPARISON & FUNCTION – DIGITAL PIANO BEST REVIEW



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Casio Celviano AP470 is one best digital piano yet not known to the people because Celviano series can only be sold by piano only dealers in AP470 is the best digital in the United States. But AP470 is very well received in Europe. This is piano is the best piano under $1499 with its unique features and service that other similar-priced pianos do not have.





Casio explains the core features that AP-470 possesses in this video.

Why Casio Celviano AP470 is the best digital piano:

Casio AP470 pros

5 years of HOME SERVICE warranty

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Image from shutter-stock (Volodymyr Tverdokhlib)

Imagine your digital piano malfunctions and you have. But what if the piano does not fit into your car? What if you are not strong enough to carry the piano? What if the closest service agency is few hundred miles away? Casio provides 5 years of home service warranty for AP470. While other companies usually do not provide home service warranty or only for the expensive products. This is one of the reasons why AP470 is the best choice. It is 5 years of parts and labor warranty, so if anything breaks within 5 years, they will have your piano fixed promptly.

The most Luxurious piano under $1699

Casio AP470 white

(White Casio Celviano AP470 is not sold in United States)

As you can see, Casio Celviano AP470 has a lid on the back that can be opened and closed which will change sound resonance just like how a real grand piano can change lid’s position.

Casio Celviano AP470 has additional 2 front legs which are unique for a digital piano under $1499, and higher back-panel than other similarly priced digital pianos to make a more sophisticated look.

Ivory-feel key tops will absorb moisture and make your fingers don’t slip while playing.

There is also a hook attached to the front of the AP470 for you to hang your headphones on.

Also, the 3 pedals of AP470 are much longer for better leverage and support half-damper operation.

Casio Celviano AP470 comes with a quality adjustable bench that no other companies provide for this price range digital pianos.

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action II



Casio Celviano AP470 is equipped with Tri-Sensor action which allows players to play more precisely. One main cause of the digital piano malfunction is spring action but AP470 uses hammer action providing natural acoustic piano feeling.

Casio Celviano AP470 has 256 polyphony which is very high again, compared to other similar priced digital pianos and will cover all types of music genres.

-Casio Celviano AP470 has 4 speakers attached to with 20W x 2 amplifiers.

Casio Chordana Play App

Casio has released an app called “Chordana Play” for both IOS and Android . AP 470 is compatible with this app and players can control functions such as changing temp, transpose, recording, and scroing. Also, they can View the pdf music sheets with their device.

Casio Chordana Play app


-6 grand pianos (Concert, Mellow, Bright x2)

-16 others (Rock-Piano, Jazz-Piano, Moden-Piano, E-Pianos, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, strings, organs, E-organs, Bass, etc)

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Casio Celviano AP470 comes with 2 colors in the United States:


-Walnut Finish



-Adjustable bench

-AC adaptor


-Music stand


Casio provides 5 home service warranty (parts and labor) for Celviano AP470

Keyboard 88 keys, weighted scaled hammer action, Tri-Sensor keys, Ivory Touch
Touch Response 3 Sensitivity levels / Off
Sound Source AiR (Acoustic & intelligent Resonator) “Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source”
Acoustic Resonance Yes
Polyphony (max) 256
Tones 22
Key Action Noise Yes
Digital Effects Hall Simulator (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), DSP (built into some tones)
Reverb 4 types
Chorus 4 types
Brilliance -3 ~ 0 ~ +3
Layer/Split Yes
Registration Memory Yes
Duet Mode Yes
Preset Songs 10 (Concert play) 60 (Music Library)
Song Expansion 10 Songs (max) up to approximately 90 KB/song
Lesson Function Part on/off (lesson part: right hand/left hand)
Headphone mode Yes
Volume Sync EQ Yes
Connection to App Yes
Metronome Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quearter note = 20 to 255)
Transpose 2 Octaves(-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Other Functions Grand piano 1 button, Grand piano 2 button, slide type keboard cover, Auto power off : Off after approx. 4 idle hours (defualt setting)
Recorder 2 Tracks / 1 Song approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real time recording/playback. 44.1 kHz WAV format/ up to approx. 25min per song
USB Storage (to PC) Yes
Speakers 4.7″ x 2 / 2.0″ x 2
Amplifier 20W + 20W
Input/Output Terminals Headphones (standard stero jack) x 2, Line out (L/MOMO,R) USB: Type A, Type B, External power 24V DC
Line Out No
Pedals Built-in 3 pedals
Headphone Hook Yes
Phones/OUTPUT 2 (Stereo standard) / OUTPUT
AC Adaptor Yes
Pedals (Half-Damper pedal Operation) Yes
Bench Yes (height adjustable)
Music Stand Yes
Score Book Yes
Dimensions and Weight
Unit size w/stand 54.2″ x 16.8″ x 33.1″ (w/o score stand)
Included Accessories AC Adaptor, Music stand, Headphone hook



Casio PX 870 Review & Comparison & Best Price



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Casio PX 870 came up with better sound quality and tune (4 new layer stereo grand piano which enables the play to be more meticulous), new slender design with concentrated control buttons. Here is an introduction video of PX 870 made by Casio. With 19 voices, multiple features, and powerful 256 polyphony, PX 870 has the core things that most players will ever need for a compact home-style digital piano. You can use duet piano function for teacher and student lesson or a fun gig. Casio PX 870 offers 2 headphone jack ports for such purpose. Casio PX 870 can store the songs that you play in a flash drive. Casio PX 870 is definitely one of the best budget home-style digital piano.



Casio PX 870 & PX 860 Comparison

PX870 vs PX860

Casio PX 870 Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II

Casio PX870 action

Casio PX 870’s unique action has the same size and feel like an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as notes get higher.
Casio PX 870  does not have a spring action that is similar to upright piano action, instead, the graded hammer action of PX 870 simulates grand piano.
Casio PX 870 has 3 sensors that allow users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.
Casio PX 870 has key off simulator that expresses key release effect naturally.
Also, Casio PX 870 has ivory and ebony feeling key tops that can be effective for moisture absorbent of sweat from fingers when played for an elongated hour.

Casio PX 870 virtual grand piano lid

Casio PX870 lid resonance

Casio PX 870 Players can adjust resonance of the piano voice by open and closing the virtual piano lid just like an actual grand piano.

Casio PX 870 New Control Design for Easier Alteration

Casio PX870 controls

Casio Chordana Play App

Casio has released an app called “Chordana Play” for both IOS and Android . PX 870 is compatible with this app and players can control functions such as changing temp, transpose, recording, and scroing. Also, they can View the pdf music sheets with their device.

Casio Chordana Play app



Casio PX 870 Basic Functions

  1. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key with Casio PX 870. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.
  2. Casio PX870 layeredSplit | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.
  3. Casio PX870 splitDuet mode You can divide the keyboard into two separate pianos with the same chromatic scale. This is will become playing two of 44-keys pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher. Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.duetmode

Recording| Casio PX 870 can save about 5,000 notes total for MIDI, and has audio recorder/playback function with max 99 songs.

Other Functions|


-octave shift

-10 built in songs

-Lesson function

Color| Casio PX 870 is available in black, white, and brown color.

Warranty| Casio provides 3 years of factory warranty for brand new PX 870 buyers.



Specifications (Casio Official Website)

PX 870
88 keys, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard Ⅱ, Simulated ebony and ivory keys, 3 sensitivity levels,
Sound Source : Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR
Polyphony (maximum) : 256
19 Instrument Tones
Hammer Response – (4 levels), String Resonance – (4 levels), Damper Resonance – (4 levels), Lid Simulator – (4 levels), Key Action Noise – (ON / OFF), Damper Noise – (ON / OFF)
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator / Reverb – 4 (Hall Simulator), Chorus – 4, Brilliance – (-3 ~ 0 ~ 3), DSP – (Preset for some tones)
Concert Play – 10 songs, Controller – Start / Stop, Mode – Listen / Lesson / Play, Music Library – 60 Songs, Song Expansion (User Songs) – 10 songs (max.) Up to approximately 90 KB / song
Additional Features
Sound Projection System, Headphone Mode, Volume Sync EQ, Connection to App, Lesson Function – Part ON / OFF, Lesson Part Select – Right hand, Left hand, MIDI Recorder – 2 tracks, 1 song, Approximate Data Capacity – Approximately 5,000 notes total, Audio Recorder / Playback – Max. 99 songs, approximately 25 min/song (44.1 kHz WAV format), Duet Mode, Octave Shift, Metronome – 0 to 9 beats; tempo range : 20 to 255, Pedals – 3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Key Transpose
2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5 Hz ~ 440.0 Hz ~ 465.9 Hz
Number of Preset Temperaments
・GRAND PIANO button ・ELEC PIANO button ・Slide-type keyboard cover ・Auto Power Off: Off after approx. 4 idle hours (default setting)
Connectivity and Storage
Speakers Size
12cm x 2 + 4cm x 2
Speakers System
2-Way, 4-Speaker
20 W + 20 W
Included Accessories
AC Adaptor, Music Stand
 Casio PX 870 official Website