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Casio AP-700BK Celviano

Premium 88-note hammer action Celviano Digital Piano. Housed in an elegant cabinet & boasting sound technology developed with C. Bechstein pianos, the AP-700 is ideally suited for ambitious hobby musicians who are searching for that special something in their playing.

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AP-700BK Celviano
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Casio Celviano AP700 Digital Piano

The AP-700, like its larger cousins the GP-300 and the GP-500, is equipped with the new AiR Grand Sound Source and stands out with many innovations in the areas of sound, acoustics and effects. With outstanding features, it is ideally suited for ambitious hobby musicians who are searching for that special something in their playing.

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Three legendary pianos all housed within a gracefully elegant cabinet and utilizing Casio's new multi-dimensional AiR Sound Source

Casio's new AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) sound source provides unmatched realism and detail. This sound engine provides seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance.

The storied tradition of the piano, an instrument with a long history going back to the 1700s, lives on today in three superb pianos. CASIO exhaustively researched and analyzed the tonal characteristics of these three full concert grand pianos, made in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna. We drew upon the full range of our digital technologies to express the tone colour of these grand pianos in the newly developed AiR Grand Sound Source. It is now possible to enjoy to the fullest the magnificent sound of these historic pianos, beloved by Liszt, Debussy, and other musical giants, in a single digital piano.

Berlin Grand sound was developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein.

When speaking of the C. Bechstein piano, Claude Debussy declared, "Piano music should only be written for the Bechstein." This history of C. Bechstein pianos begins with the company's founding by Carl Bechstein in Berlin in 1853. Now, Casio has joined in collaboration with this renowned piano maker to develop the "Berlin Grand" tone, a balanced, elegant sound with a clearly defined shape. To create its exquisite clarity of tone and vibrancy, we analyzed the tone colour of the ultimate C. Bechstein masterpiece, the D282. The resulting sound, which meets with the approval of even C. Bechstein master piano maker Werner Albrecht, has been incorporated into the CELVIANO AP-700 as "Berlin Grand."


String Resonance

The sound produced by an acoustic piano is not only the sound associated with the keys that are struck. Other strings with frequencies closely associated with those producing the sounds resonate as well, adding their sound to give the music a uniquely rich resonance. In ordinary digital pianos, this string resonance effect is reproduced virtually with strings. The Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR sound source takes a different approach, however, by adopting a "string resonance" system incorporating a stereo resonance simulator for all 88 keys. The resonance of the 88 keys is reproduced completely and naturally. The resonance realized by playing a single tone is differentiated from that realized by playing a chord to reproduce the resulting variations in resonance in a natural manner. This even enables players to achieve varying resonances, controlling them at will by the strength of their touch, and thus to realize performances with the unique expressiveness of an acoustic piano.


Lid Simulator lid simulator

The sound volume and quality change when the lid on a grand piano is raised or lowered. The Lid Simulator reproduces the same acoustic effects for enhanced enjoyment with a digital piano. The acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid are simulated in fine detail. The piano sound you are seeking as you play is always available for your enjoyment by selecting the degree to which the lid is raised or lowered.


Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II

The difference between the sound structures of a grand piano and a digital piano appears as a difference in timing, from the moment the instrument is played until the sound is audible. The new Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds by incorporating a system with three sensors that detect touches of the keys sequentially.

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Simulated Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys

The Simulated ebony and ivory keys offers the luxurious feel and texture as well as the smooth touch of a grand piano keyboard. The minutely detailed crimp surface finish inhibits finger slippage due to sweat and gives the sensation of a perfect fingertip fit, even when playing for extended periods.


Key Off Simulator

The lengths of the reverberations and expressions a piano produces vary depending on the speed at which players release their fingers after touching the keys. The new keyboard system incorporates a Key Off Simulator that reproduces these nuances resulting from key release naturally. Authentic reverberations that feel just like those of a grand piano are expressed as a result.

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Damper Resonance achieving a more naturally beautiful resonance than a pedal

The deep, beautiful resonance resulting from the use of a damper pedal is also reproduced naturally by a stereo resonance simulator installed on all 88 keys, an approach that differs from conventional simulated reproduction employing effect processing. The attention to detail goes so far as to simulate the resonance created by the lifting of the dampers themselves when the pedal is pressed.   A continuously variable system has been adopted for the damper pedal, moreover, reproducing even the subtle changes in reverberation that occur in response to the delicate pressure exerted by partial pedal operation. This enables players to employ pedal operation to achieve gracefully expressive performances.


Hall Simulator

The Hall Simulator function simulates the differing acoustic characteristics of world-famous concert halls, from pure reverberation with outstanding tonal transparency to free-spirited, dazzling reverberation. An advanced equalizing system assures the pianist's full enjoyment of vital piano sound. 


Concert Play

High-quality audio data recordings of 10 live orchestra performances are installed. Pianists can play along with the recordings and enjoy the feeling of participating in a magnificent performance. Musical scores of the concerts are bundled.


Elegant Cabinet Design

The AP-700 is housed in a traditional piano style cabinet, even incorporating a lid that can be opened or closed. Just like an acoustic piano, changes in acoustics and sound dispersion can be achieved by opening or closing the top-board lid, with a red-cloth surface which becomes visible when the lid is open adding to the beauty of this piano.

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Audio Recording / Playback

Performances can be recorded in high quality 44.1kHz 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.


Other Features

  • 256 Note maximum polyphony
  • 18 high-quality tones including stereo-sampled grand piano tones
  • Digital effects: hall simulator (6 types x 4 positions), 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 play in the same range
  • Recorder: 2 tracks x 1 song, approximately 5,000 notes
  • 8 tone select buttons for instant access
  • 2 x 30 watt amplifiers powering 6 x 2-way speakers (4 x 12 cm & 2 x 5 cm) 
  • USB flash drive port
  • Adjustable-height piano bench included
  • LINE IN/OUT jacks(L/MONO, R for each)
  • AUTO POWER OFF

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All Casio keyboards, digital pianos and synthesizers purchased from an authorised Australian retailer are backed by a 5 year warranty.*

*warranty conditions apply.

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Keyboard
88-key, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, Simulated ebony and ivory keys
Touch Response
3 sensitivity levels, Off
Sound Source
AiR Grand
Maximum Polyphony
256
Tones
26 built-in tones: BERLIN GRAND, BERLIN GRAND(MELLOW, BRIGHT), HAMBURG GRAND, HAMBURG GRAND (MELLOW, BRIGHT), VIENNA GRAND, VIENNA GRAND (MELLOW, BRIGHT), Grand Piano(Modern, Rock, Jazz), Elec Piano 1, Elec Piano 2, FM E. Piano, 60`s E. Piano, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Strings 1, Strings 2, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Elec Organ 1, Elec Organ 2, Acoustic Bass, Ride Bass
Layer/Split
Layer / Split
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator (6 types x 4 positions), chorus (4 types), brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), DSP (built into some tones)
Built-in Songs
15 (Concert Play), 60 (Music Library) songs, 6 (Tone Demo)
Song Expansion
10 songs (max.) Up to approximately 90 KB/song
Lesson Function
Part on/off (Lesson part: right hand/left hand)
Metronome
Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)
Recorder
[MIDI Recorder] 2 tracks x 1 song, approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real-time recording/playback
[Audio Recording] Max. 99 songs, approximately 25 min/song (To USB flash drive, 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format)
Other Functions
  • 8 tone select buttons
  • Duet function
  • Octave shift: plus or minus 2 octaves
  • Auto Power Off: Off after approx. 4 idle hours (default setting)
  • Slide-type keyboard cover
Key Transpose
2 octaves (-12 to +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5 Hz - 440.0 Hz - 465.9 Hz
Pedals
3 pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
* damper = seamless operation
Half Pedal Position (-2 ~ 0 ~ 2)
MIDI
IN, OUT
Speakers
12 cm x 4, 5 cm x 2 (2-way 6 speakers)
Amp Output
30W + 30W
Input/Output Terminals
  • Headphones (stereo standard jack) x 2
  • LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), Standard jack
  • LINE IN (L/MONO, R), Standard jack
  • USB: type A, type B
  • External power (24V DC)  
* USB cable (A-B type) required to use USB terminal for computer connection.
Power Requirements
AC adaptor: AD-E24500LW
Dimensions (W x D x H)
1,377 x 427 x 911mm 
(w/o music stand)
Weight
48.0kg
Body Color/Finish
Satin Black
Included Accessories
Adjustable-height Piano Bench, AC adaptor (AD-E24500LW), Score Books(Concert Play/Music Library), Music Stand, Headphone Hook
EAN code
4971850362142

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