Last Updated: May 10th, 2019
The Casio PX-130 is very near the best, if not the best outright, keyboard that you can buy. From its sound to its features to its key action, Casio has paid attention to even the smallest details with this piano, and the results could not have been better. In this Casio Privia PX-130 review, we will take a closer look at what makes the PX-130 great and determine whether or not it is worth the investment.
Features We Love
- Great weighted key action
- Backed by a Leader in Digital Pianos
- Fantastic Sound Quality and Samples
*last price update on 2019-11-05
Four separate layers of stereo piano samples integrated together using Casio’s renowned Linear Morphing System were used to create the sounds produced by the PX-130, resulting in a highly realistic grand piano sound. The PX-130 has 128 notes of polyphony, making it able to play even the most complex pieces without dropping off any notes prematurely.
For an added touch of realism, the PX-130 uses a system called Acoustic Resonance DSP in order to simulate the sound of open strings when the dampers are raised by the pedal. Along with all of this, the PX-130 comes equipped with a high-quality set of speakers that are able to pump out as much volume as you will need. For a digital keyboard, the sound of the PX-130 is extremely impressive and almost certain to satisfy even the most trained ears.
Key Action and Realism
The scaled, weighted keyboard of the Casio Privia PX-130 is simply a joy to play. On an acoustic piano, the keys at the lower end have more resistance than the keys at the higher end. This is a detail that many digital pianos fail to replicate.
The PX-130, however, has a scaled keyboard that perfectly mimics this affect, resulting in a key action that is far more expressive and realistic than most any you will find. The keyboard has an adjustable level of responsiveness and features Casio’s award-winning Tri-Sensor technology that accurately detects how hard the keys are pressed and produces the appropriate volume every time.
Really, the only knock against the PX-130’s keyboard is an almost inaudible squeakiness that goes away with time. Other than that, this is one of the finest key actions you will find.
Other Features and Specifications
The PX-130 comes with 16 built-in voices, and if you read through a Casio PX-130 review you will see that they all sound quite realistic. These voices can also be split or layered. The PX-130 comes with a music library of 60 songs that you can use to aid you in your practice. The piano has inputs/outputs for USB, two connections for headphones, a damper pedal, and a pedal connector as well as two 8W speakers.
Casio PX-130 Review
- Editor's Rating
Although on the pricey side, we believe that the Casio PX-130 is a great entry level digital piano keyboard that will serve as a great base as you learn the instrument. It has all the features you could possibly want as a beginner. However, for professionals looking to book gigs or truly replicate an acoustic piano, we suggest looking at some higher end models.
The PX-130 is a top-rate digital piano with a key action and sound quality that is simply unparalleled today. This is piano is a little pricier than some of the other options available, but if you are looking for the most versatile, realistic keyboard that you can find, the PX-130 is the digital piano of choice.