Casio to release new Privia pianos to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Privia series
The new digital pianos feature 10 grand piano tones and a hall simulator function with 10 types of concert venues

Norderstedt, August 20th, 2013 — Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced that it will release two new models in its Privia series of digital pianos to commemorate the 10th anniversary, on October 24, 2013, of the launch of its first Privia model. The new models feature 10 presets of different kinds of grand piano tones and simulate the acoustics of 10 types of concert venues.

Compact, lightweight and stylish, Privia pianos are designed to deliver the expressiveness and performance capabilities of acoustic pianos. The Privia series has become popular among a wide range of people since its launch in 2003, helping to expand the overall market for digital pianos. Since 2012, Casio has equipped new models in the series with its AiR Sound Source,* a highly acclaimed technology that reproduces the rich resonance of grand pianos.
* Short for Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) Sound Source

With the release of its latest models — the Privia PX-A100 and PX-A800 — Casio is again offering new ways to enjoy digital pianos, including a new function and all-new exterior finishes. Loaded with all the features of previous models, including the AiR Sound Source, these new instruments facilitate the expressive performances people have come to expect from Privia pianos.

With 10 preset grand piano tones to choose from, players can enjoy performing in a wide range of genres such as classical, rock, jazz, pop, and dance music. Moreover, the Hall Simulator function utilizes digital technologies to simulate the acoustics of 10 different kinds of concert venues, including famous concert halls around the world as well as a cathedral and an outdoor stadium. This makes playing the piano more exciting than ever.

Both models feature all-new finishes that push the boundaries on the conventional look of a piano. The compact PX-A100 model is finished in a smart, refined metallic color. Consumers can choose from two colors: metallic red or metallic blue. The cabinet-design PX-A800 model is finished in a natural oak tone and is also fitted with an openable top board.

Positioning this 10th anniversary as a new starting point for the Privia series, Casio is committed to expanding the market for digital pianos and offering all-new ways to play the piano by applying its proprietary digital technologies and original concepts.




Built-in Tones

Hall Simulator

Openable Top Board Design

Grand Piano



PX-A100 RD

Metallic Red tone

10 Tones

8 Tones

10 Halls

PX-A100 BE

Metallic Blue tone

Cabinet Design

PX- A800 BN

Natural Oak tone


Main Features

10 Grand Piano Tones
Both models have 10 preset grand piano tones, all of which correspond to various musical styles such as classical, rock, jazz, pop, and dance music. Eight more preset tones are available, including electric piano, jazz organ, pipe organ, and strings, allowing players to perform a wide range of musical genres with only one instrument.

Hall Simulator with 10 Settings
Casio has applied digital technologies to simulate the acoustics of 10 types of concert venues. This gives users a chance to virtually experience the sound of playing the piano in a famous concert hall, cathedral, or stadium in places like Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Sydney, and Vienna.

Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* Sound Source Casio's Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source captures the deep, rich reverberation of a grand piano by using digital technologies to accurately simulate the resonant tones of all 88 keys. This ensures that the natural changes in tone are reproduced from the instant of attack, through its beautiful sustain, until it finally vanishes away. Even the length of the reverberation can be controlled according to the force of the keystroke. The Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source also simulates all of the harmonics that resonate when the damper pedal is pressed, as well as the sound of operating the damper pedal itself.
* Acoustic and intelligent Resonator

String Resonance (available only with the PX-A800)
String Resonance recreates more natural sounding reverberations of the piano by effectively reproducing the differences in the distinct string resonances of each of the keyboard's 88 keys, as well as the differences that sound when a single note is played and when a chord is played, and the changes in resonance that correspond to the strength of the keystroke.

Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
- 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 pianos.
- 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 instrument's black and white keys look and feel like real ebony and ivory for a luxurious feel and texture as well as a smooth touch.
- The Key Off Simulator (available only with the PX-A800) simulates the changes in tone according to how fast the finger leaves the key.

Openable top board design & Lid Simulator (available only with the PX-A800)
The top board of the PX-A800 can be opened and closed, giving the user a wider range of sounds when playing. The PX-A800 also features Casio's Lid Simulator function, a digital technology that simulates the changes in a grand piano's tone depending on the degree that its lid is open or closed. Four effect levels corresponding to the degree the lid is opened can be selected to suit the user's preference.
* The value set for the Lid Simulator does not change regardless of whether the piano top board is open or closed.

A full-range of functions for every style of performance
- A 60-tune Music Library is provided for listening enjoyment and lessons
- Duet Mode sets identical tonal ranges to the right and left of center on the keyboard so that two people can play within the same register
- The Layer Function enables two different tones to be layered in a performance preset
- The Keyboard Split Function enables different tones to be designated for the lower and higher blocks of the keyboard
- Maximum polyphony of 256 notes (available only with the PX-A800) practically guarantees that notes will not be cut off, even when playing pieces that require frequent use of the pedals
- The Audio Recording function allows performances to be saved on a USB flash drive at 44.1 kHz in WAV format (available only with the PX-A800)

Milestones in the 10-Year History of Privia Pianos
Casio's electronic musical instrument business began selling electronic keyboards in 1980, and later broadened its product lineups with the release of Casio's first electronic piano in 1986, and the CELVIANO, an authentic-sounding digital piano, in 1991. Building on digital technologies cultivated through the development of CELVIANO, Casio designed the new Privia series to help a wider range of people to enjoy playing pianos. The 10th anniversary of the Privia series is approaching in October of this year.

Privia is a brand name which means “private piano that everyone can casually enjoy playing.” While effectively capturing the expressive power of real pianos, Casio has integrated conventional piano designs with its original conceptions to develop stylish and compact models in this series. For its first Privia model, released in October 2003, Casio succeeded in realizing high-quality sound and the natural feel of a piano keyboard. By developing a dedicated LSI sound source and applying new modeling technologies, Casio was able to offer this model at about half the price of its previous pianos, making the joy of piano playing accessible to more people.

Since that 2003 release, Casio has improved the expressiveness of Privia pianos by continuously evolving the quality their sound and keyboard feel. While pursuing more beautiful designs and surface finishes, Casio has actively developed useful functions for performing and practicing by utilizing the unique advantages of digital pianos, making them much more than simple replacements for acoustic pianos.






Casio's first Privia

This model made the experience of playing a piano more accessible.The PX-100 featured an HL (Highly-compressed Large waveform) sound source made up of sampled sounds of a concert grand piano.



First Privia with cabinet design

The PX-700 featured a stylish design with a sliding keyboard cover. This model featured a triple element ZPI (Zygotech Polynomial Interpolation) sound source which offered expressive control over the dynamics of the piano.



Premium model with black polish finish

This model featured a linear morphing AIF (Acoustic & Intelligent Filtering System) sound source which reproduces the differences in a piano's tone corresponding to the force of the keystroke. The PX-830 also had a rotating keyboard cover.



New Premium model with openable top board

The PX-850 featured the Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source which simulates the resonance between piano strings. It also features a function that simulates the degree a grand piano lid is open or closed.

Main Specifications






PX-A100 RD

PX-A100 BE

PX-A800 BN


Metallic Red tone

Metallic Blue tone

Natural Oak tone


Grand Piano

Grand Piano Concert, Grand Piano Rock, Grand Piano Jazz,
Grand Piano Classic, Grand Piano Pop, Grand Piano Dance,
Grand Piano LA, Grand Piano Mellow, Grand Piano Bright, Piano Pad


Elec Piano, FM E.Piano, 60's E.Piano, Dyno E.Piano,
Strings, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Bass (Lower)*1

Layer / Split


Digital Effects

Hall Simulator

N.Y. Club, Scoring Stage, Dutch Church, Opera Hall, Viennese HALL,
L.A. HALL, Berlin Hall, French Cathedral, British Stadium, Standard Hall


4 types


-3 ~ 0 ~ 3


Preset for some tones

Sound Source


Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source*2

Damper Resonance


Suppressed, Slightly suppressed, Reverberation, Strong reverberation

String Resonance

Maximum Polyphony



Openable Top Board Design*3


Lid Simulator*3




88 keys, Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II, Simulated ebony and ivory keys

Touch Sensitivity

3 sensitivity levels, off

Hammer Response


 Fast, Grand piano feel, Slightly slower, Slow

Key Off Simulator


Slide-type Keyboard Cover



Music Library

60 songs

Song Expansion
(User Songs)

10 songs (max.)
Up to approx. 90 KB/song

Lesson Function

Part ON / OFF, Lesson Part Select: right hand / left hand



0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Tempo Range

20 to 255 BPM

Duet Mode


Operation Lock


Octave Shift

± 2 octaves

Key Transpose

2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)

Tuning Control

A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz

Scale Function

No. of Preset Temperaments




2 tracks


1 song

Real-time Recording


Approximate Data Capacity

Approx. 5,000 notes total

Audio Recording / Playback
(44.1 kHz WAV Format)

Max. 99 songs
approx. 25 min/song


Phones (Stereo standard jack)



LINE OUT (Standard jack)

2 (L/MONO, R)

USB Host Port



USB Flash Drive Port



1 (Damper)

Connector for 3-Pedal Unit



* (Using the USB Host port)

* (Using the USB Host port)



Included: SP-3
Optional: SP-33 (damper, soft, sostenuto)

3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)

Half-Damper Pedal Operation

(With optional SP-33 3-pedal unit)

(Seamless recognition)

Speakers and


[ 13cm × 6cm (rectangular)] × 2

12 cm × 2, 5 cm × 2


8W + 8W

20W + 20W



1,322 x 286 x 135 mm
(Without music stand)

1,367 x 299 x 837 mm
(Top board closed)
 (Without music stand, corner brackets)

With Optional Stand

1,322 × 286 × 760 mm
(Without music stand, corner brackets)



11.1 kg

35.5 kg

With Optional Stand


Included Accessories

AC adaptor, music stand, score book

Pedal (SP-3) , dust cover

Headphone hook

*1: Available only for lower block of keyboard when using the Split function.
*2: Available only for Grand Piano tones. AiR Sound Source is used for other tones.
*3: The Lid Simulator setting remains unchanged, regardless of whether the top board is open or closed.








PX-A100 RD

PX-A100 BE

PX-A800 BN


CB-7: BK (Black), WE (White), BN (Oak tone)




Special stand

CS-67P: BK (Black), WE (White)




3-Pedal Unit

SP-33 (The damper pedal functions as a half pedal)



Carrying case




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