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					                          A new page in the history of music
Making the joys of playing music available to as many people as possible.
This was the concept that led to the birth of the CASIOTONE 201 digital keyboard back in January 1980.
Since then, CASIO has continually pushed the envelope to create innovative new musical instruments
that totally rewrite conventional wisdom and concepts.
1984 saw the release of the CZ-101 high-performance synthesizer, followed a year later by the CPS-201,
CASIO's first digital piano. These original models have since evolved into our current wide selection of
CELVIANO Series digital pianos, and the stylish Privia Series.
CASIO also has been contributing to improving the keyboards through the development of such innovative
new features as the Key Lighting Keyboard, which literally guides you through songs note-by-note.
Now, to mark our 30th year in the field, CASIO is proud to announce that we are preparing to
take digital musical instruments to the next level.
CASIO is firmly committed doing what it takes to improve digital musical instruments step
by step in order to make it possible for people the world over to experience
the charm of music and the joys of performing it.

From the Developers

                                        Tone Development Manager Naoaki Ito                                  Keyboard Development Manager Hirokazu Taniguchi                     Design Center Naoki Kuramochi
                                        How to produce sounds that are more natural is a theme that is       The structure of the first digital piano keyboards was quite         There are very few things in daily life that are the size and scale of
                                        constantly at the forefront in the mind of the digital piano         simple, consisting of springs and weights. Since then, keyboard     a piano. When trying to sketch an illustration of a piano, it can be
                                        designer. The Linear Morphing AIF sound source built into these      technology has undergone major changes. One representative          quite difficult to grasp its scale. When that happens, we sculpt a
                                        Privia and CELVIANO models marks a major advance in this             example of this evolution is the Scaled Hammer Action, whose        mock up out of polystyrene foam to give us something we can
                                        regard. An advance we are proud to say is nothing short of           structure is similar to the keyboard of an acoustic grand piano.    actually look at. Though doing this takes quite a bit of time and
                                        epoch-making. The main thing that makes it so is the ability to      By reproducing an action based only on the weight of the            effort, it actually is quite enjoyable. Perhaps it is this "hand made"
                                        ideally reproduce two contradictory qualities: a wide span from      hammer, a Scaled Hammer Action keyboard delivers a natural          aspect that gives us intimate familiarity with the design. With the
                                        pianissimo to fortissimo, without any break across the span. It      keyboard weighting and other advantages, for amazingly realistic    Privia in particular, the design must not only be piano-like, it also
                                        took about three years and the accumulation of a vast store of       key touch. The latest variation of this concept fits each key with   needs to be modern and refined. We are committed to
                                        data before we were able to incorporate this advanced original       three sensors to create a 3-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action             maintaining an uncompromising eye to detail in our design, and
                                        CASIO technology into a digital piano. Please be sure to take a      Keyboard. Precise control of the note on and note off timing        we invite everyone to see and play these amazing musical
                                        moment to try out these models, and experience their deep, rich      during a stroke dramatically improves playability of successive     instruments for yourself.
                                        tones, in addition to their acoustic piano like touch response and   notes. Please be sure to take the time to try out the 3-Sensor
                                        realistic reproduction of changes in notes over time.                Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard and find out how good it feels.
The fruition of 30 years of technological excellence. Advanced, rich digital piano expression.
                        Beautiful resonance and                                                                                 Keyboard for realistic acoustic touch and
                            rich expressivity                                                                                      improved play of successive notes
Linear Morphing AIF sound source                                                                                   True and smooth grand piano level key action is reproduced using the actual
Linear Morphing AIF sound source reproduces wider than ever, more natural                                          weight of the hammer, without relying at all on springs. A 3-Sensor Scaled
fortissimos and pianissimos. A world-famous brand concert grand piano was                                          Hammer Action Keyboard improves playing of successive notes, for a musical
used to collect samples of tones produced by four optimum key pressures for                                        experience that is the next best thing to an acoustic grand. Of course, low
each note. Next, morphing technology was used to modify the notes for                                              notes play heavier and higher notes play lighter, just like an acoustic grand.
continuity.                   Grand Piano timbre change        Linear Morphing AIF timbre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Key return
                                                                                                                                                                   Sensor 1
The result is naturally       due to key pressure              change due to key pressure
                                         fff                              fff
smooth transitions from       Strong

delicate pianississimos (ppp)                                                                                                                                      Sensor 2
to powerful fortississimos
                                                                                                                                                                   Sensor 3
( fff ), which brings you a                      Sampling of                                                                                                                                                                     Key press
level of grand piano        Keyboard             four optimum
                                                                                  of breaks                                                                                            Note on     Note off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Touch detection start
                              touch              key pressures                                                       Sensor 1        Sensor 2
expression that until now                                                                                                                                          Pressing a key even while it is returning from a previous key press will
was difficult to reproduce                                                                                                       Sensor 3                           cause the next note to sound, which makes play of successive notes
                                                                                                                                                                   almost identical to that on a grand piano keyboard.
in a digital piano.

                                Weak      ppp                                             ppp
                                                                                                                   Mat finish keys for easier playability
                                       Four levels of strong to weak key pressure are smoothed using morphing
                                                                                                                   and an elegant touch
                                       technology to reproduce realistic grand piano like changes in the timbre.   Elegant mat type keys have low-gloss surfaces that
                                                                                                                   provide a surer touch and contribute to overall
Improved Acoustic Resonance System                                                                                 playability.
A newly improved Acoustic Resonance System reproduces the string
resonance of an acoustic piano that occurs when the damper pedal is
depressed. Rich resonance that is like that of a grand piano makes it possible
to produce expression-rich notes that sound more acoustically authentic.                                                   Packed with features and functions designed
                                                                                                                                  to enhance playing enjoyment
Quality speakers for rich sound
                                                                                                                     A convenient Duet Function*1 lets you                                            Identical ranges
The Privia PX-7WE uses a new speaker structure designed to deliver all the
rich sound of its new sound source. It also creates a natural acoustic presence                                      assign the same ranges to the left side
that envelopes pianist.                                                                                              and right side of the keyboard, which is
The high, margin-to-spare output of the CELVIANO AP-6BP makes it possible                                            just the thing for parent-and-child,
to produce clear, powerful sound, from the low range to the high range.                                              teacher-and-student, and other duet
                                                                                                                     Metronome*1 and recording features*1 come in handy for practice and learning.
               Elegant design in a form the world's                                                                  Music Library*1 of pre-recorded tunes for listening and lessons
                         been waiting for                                                                            (Score book included*2)
                                                                                                                     Two tones can be layered so they both sound at the same time and the
High-quality luxurious designs are befitting of a limited edition lineup to mark
                                                                                                                     keyboard can be split between two different tones.
our 30th anniversary. The AP-6BP features an elegant lustrous finish that
captures all the beauty of a fine acoustic piano. The PX-7WE has a wood tone                                          Operation Lock disables button operation to prevent unintentional setting changes.
white finish for a more refined image. The PX-3BK comes in a cool design                                             *1 Excluding PX-3BK.
engineered for ease of use.                                                                                        *2 Due to copyright restrictions, some built-in tunes are not included in the score book.
All the immutable beauty of a grand piano.
The satisfaction of owning the best of the best.

An elegantly radiant finish
A dignified form combines with an elegantly radiant
polished black finish for a magnificently graceful design.

2-way 4-speaker system for clear, powerful sound
The high output of the 2-way 4-speaker system that positions
high-range and mid-range speakers in stereo positions
provides all of the beautiful resonance of a grand piano,
from clear subtle high range notes, to rich and powerful low
range notes.

Plenty of expandability lets you increase the
number of pre-recorded songs
An SD memory card slot * 1 makes it possible to play back songs
you download to your computer on the Internet. You also can
store *2 recordings of your performances for
later recall when you need them.
*1 For details, see "Song Expansion" and footnote *1 under
   the Specification on page 6.
*2 Supported SD memory card capacities: 2GB
   maximum (SDHC memory cards not supported.)

   A total of 250 versatile built-in tones, including GM tones
   180 built-in rhythms cover a wide range of genres.
   Auto Accompaniment lets you easily add accompaniments
   to your performances.
   Registration memory [(Rhythm 4 area + Tone 8 area) x 8 banks ]
   for storage and instant recall of set ups (tone, rhythm, effects, etc.)
   Tone select button for quick and simple genre-based tone
   Music Preset (with chord progressions) for quick and simple
   genre-based setups
   Full-dot back-light LCD screen packed with information for
   performances and lessons
   Seamless half-pedal (damper) operation

   Main included accessories: Adjustable height bench, Music stand,
   Piano cover, Score book
High-quality tones and key touch
in an attractive white design.

A stylish design that complements any
interior decor
The modern configuration of this model is a mere 298mm *
deep and weighs 30.6 kg. An elegant white wood tone finish
makes it the centerpiece of any interior decor. The compact
body adds a distinctive touch to just about any room.
* Does not include music stand.

Mat finish keys for easier playability
and an elegant touch
Elegant mat type keys have low-
gloss surfaces that provide a surer
touch and contribute to overall

An advanced speaker system reproduces a natural
acoustic space
An advanced speaker system
enhances the beautiful resonance
of sound source. Rapid note
expansion is achieved for even
richer sound.

   Main included accessories: Music stand, Score book, Headphone
* Optional bench also available.
Original high-quality stage piano designed
and engineered for live performances

On-stage control of multiple sound sources
from a single location
Tones and enhanced functions for band play
and great live performances.
  A total of 250 tones (GM compatible), including 36 piano
  tones with 16 high-quality, high-clarity grand piano tones that
  are great for play with a band.
  Built-in DSP (2 channels, 64 types, editing function) with
  versatile settings, including phaser, flanger, wah, tremolo,
  rotary effect, and more.

  4-band (low range, low-mid range, high-mid range,
  high range) equalizer
  Tone editor allows editing of attack, release, filter, and other
  parameters of built-in tones to create original tones.
  Powerful Master Control function lets you assign a different
  MIDI channel to each of four zones for independent control
  of the tones and settings of up to four external MIDI devices.

Switching each zone between
INT (internal sound source) and
EXT (external sound source)
External sound source also can
be controlled by SMF playback.

  Registration memory (8 banks x 8 sets) for storage and instant
  recall of set ups
  Assignable switches can be assigned modulation or rotary
  effect speed switching, portamento effect, or other functions
  for smooth operation during performances.
  Pitch bend wheel
  expands the range of
  music expression

  Line in/out, MIDI in/out, USB, and other terminals
  Main included accessories: Pedal, Music stand, Dust cover
Model Name                                   AP-6BP                                                                                    PX-7WE                                                                     PX-3BK
Keyboard                                     88-key, 3-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard (mat finish)                                88-key, 3-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard (mat finish)                 88-key, 3-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard (mat finish)
Touch Response                               3 sensitivity levels, Off                                                                 3 sensitivity levels, Off                                                  3 sensitivity levels, Off
Sound source                                 AIF (Linear Morphing)                                                                     AIF (Linear Morphing)                                                      AIF (Linear Morphing)
Maximum Polyphony                            128                                                                                       128                                                                        128
Tones              Number of Tones           250                                                                                       16 5 *                                                                     250
                                             6 Modern grand piano tones, 6 Classic grand piano tones,                                  Modern grand piano, Classic, Variation, Electric Piano,                    16 piano tones, 12 electric piano 1 tones, 8 electric piano 2 tones,
                                             9 electric piano tones, 6 vibraphone/clavier tones, 13 organ tones,                       FM Electric Piano, 60's Electric Piano, Harpsichord, Vibraphone,           8 clavitones/vibraphone tones,18 organ tones, 20 strings/ensemble tones,
                                             15 strings/synth pad tones, 17 bass/guitar tones, 36 variation tones,                     Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Electric Organ 1, Electric Organ 2, Strings 1,     10 guitar/bass tones, 20 other tones, 128 GM tones, 10 drum sets
                                             128 GM tones, 14 drum sets                                                                Strings 2, Bass 1, Bass 2 *6
Layer, Split                                 Yes                                                                                       Yes                                                                        Yes
Digital Effects                              Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance,                                           Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance,                            Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance, DSP (2 channels, 64 types, editable),
                                             DSP (built into some tones)                                                               DSP (built into some tones)                                                4-band equalizer
Acoustic Resonance System                    Yes                                                                                       Yes                                                                        Yes
Rhythm                                       180 built-in rhythms (including 20 piano rhythms), 10 user rhythms                        −                                                                          −
Auto Accompaniment                             Modes: Normal, CASIO CHORD, Fingered 1, Fingered 2 (6th off),                           −                                                                          −
                                               Fingered 3 (on bass), Full Range Chord
                                               Controllers: Start/Stop, Intro, Normal/Fill-in, Variation/Fill-in, Synchro/Ending
Tunes               Music Library            60                                                                                        60                                                                         −
                    Demo Tunes               8                                                                                         −                                                                          4
Song Expansion (Download Songs) *1 10 songs (Up to 320KB per song)                                                                     1 song (65KB maximum)                                                      −
Lesson Function                    Part On/Off (Right hand/Left hand)                                                                  Part On/Off (Right hand/Left hand)                                         −
Metronome                                    Beats: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Tempo range: = 20 to 255)                                        Beats: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Tempo range: = 20 to 255)                         −
Recorder                                     17 tracks (System Track + 16 tracks), 5 songs,                                            2 tracks, 1 song, approximately 5,000 notes total,                         −
                                             up to approximately 10,000 notes per song, Real-time recording/playback,                  real-time recording/playback
                                             Punch-in/punch-out recording support
SD Memory Card Slot *2                         Supported SD memory card capacities: 2GB max.                                           −                                                                            Supported SD memory card capacities: 2GB max.
                                               Data store/load, SMF (Format 0, 1) playback,                                                                                                                         Registration memory data store/load, SMF (Format 0, 1), card format,
                                               card format, file delete, file rename                                                                                                                                  file delete, file rename
Display Screen                               Full-dot LCD with backlight                                                               −                                                                          Full-dot LCD with backlight
Half-pedal operation (damper)                3 pedals: Damper (half-pedal support), soft, sostenuto                                    3 pedals: Damper (half-pedal support), soft, sostenuto                     Comes with 1 pedal (SP-3), terminals x 2 (damper, soft/sostenuto switching),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Optional 3 pedal unit support
Pedals                                       Yes Seamless operation                                                                    Yes                                                                        Yes *9
Key Transpose                                25 steps (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)                                            25 steps (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)                             25 steps (-12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones)
Tuning Control *3                            A4 = 440Hz ± 99 cents                                                                     A4 = 440Hz ± 99 cents                                                      A4 = 440Hz ± 99 cents
MIDI                                         GM Level 1 compliant                                                                      Yes *7                                                                     GM Level 1 compliant
Other Functions/Features                      Tone select button Rhythm editor (10 user rhythms)                                        Grand piano button x 2 (Modern, Classic), electric piano button            Tone select button Registrations: 8 banks x 8 sets (64 sets total)
                                              Registrations: (Rhythm 4 area + Tone 8 area) x 8 banks                                    Duet function Temperaments (preset scale): Equal + 16 other types          Master keyboard function Mixer function Synthesizer
                                              Music presets (with chord progressions): 300 built-in, plus 50 user presets               Octave Shift Operation Lock Slide keyboard cover                           Temperaments (preset scale): Equal + 16 other types Octave Shift
                                              One-touch presets: 180 sets Auto Harmonize Duet function                                                                                                             Operation Lock Pitch bend wheel (0 to 12 semitones)
                                              Temperaments (preset scale): Equal + 16 other types Octave Shift                                                                                                     Assignable switches x 2
                                              Operation Lock Slide keyboard cover
Terminals                Headphones          2 (standard stereo jacks)                                                                 2 (standard stereo jacks)                                                  2 (3.5mm stereo mini jack x 2)
                         Pedals              −                                                                                         −                                                                          2 (damper, soft/sostenuto switching), 3-pedal unit connector
                         Line Out            2 (L / MONO, R)                                                                           −                                                                          2 (L / MONO, R)
                         Line In             2 (L / MONO, R)                                                                           −                                                                          2 (L / MONO, R)
                         USB *4              1                                                                                         1                                                                          1
                         MIDI                IN / OUT                                                                                  −                                                                          IN / OUT
                         External Power      AC 120V or AC 220-240V                                                                    DC 12V                                                                     DC 12V
Speakers                 Size                16cm × 2       5cm × 2 (2-way 4 speakers)                                                 12cm × 2                                                                   −
                         Amplifier           30W      30W                                                                              8W       8W                                                                −
Size (W x D x H)                             1,412 × 492 × 900mm *8                                                                    1,374 × 298 × 792mm *8                                                     1,322 × 286 × 135mm *10
Weight (Approx.)                             58.2kg                                                                                    30.6kg                                                                     10.8kg
Finish                                       Polished black finish                                                                     White wood tone finish                                                     Black metallic tone finish
Included Accessories                         Height-adjustable Piano bench, Headphones hook,                                           Headphones, Music stand, Score book,                                       Pedal (SP-3), Music stand, AC adaptor, Dust cover
                                             Music stand, Score book, Piano cover                                                      AC adaptor
Optional Accessories                         −                                                                                         Piano bench (CB-7)                                                         Piano bench (CB-7), Pedal unit (SP-20), Carrying case (SC-700P)
EAN code                                     4971850361626                                                                             4971850361596                                                              4971850361619

  1 Number of songs and song data volume that can be sent from a computer for storage. (Capacity based on 1MB = 1,024KB and 1KB = 1,024 bytes.) Data sent from a computer is
commercially available SMF song data. 2 SDHC memory cards not supported. 3 1 semitone = 100 cents 4 A commercially available USB cable (A-B type) is required to connect a                                Song Expansion
                                        *                                        *                           *
computer to the USB port. Operating systems that support USB: Windows® XP Home Edition (SP2 or later), Windows® XP Professional (SP2 or later, 32-bit versions), Windows Vista® (32-bit                     Song data can be loaded from a computer and saved in product memory.
versions), Windows® 7, Mac OS® X (10.3.9, 10.4.11 or later, 10.5.2 or later, 10.6.2 or later) 5 Includes two special low-range tones for use with Split. 6 Bass 1 and Bass 2 are special                    AP-6BP 10 songs, up to 320KB per song
                                                                                         *                                                           *
low-range tones for use with Split. 7 Product does not have a MIDI terminal. MIDI communication is performed using the USB terminal. (USB cable not included. Use a commercially
                                    *                                                                                                                                                                       PX-7WE 1 song, up to 65KB per song
available A-B type USB cable.) 8 Does not include music stand, anti-tip brackets, etc. 9 When using an optional 3-pedal unit. 10 Not including projections.
                                *                                                       *                                        *                                                                          A "song" is commercially available SMF song data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Music data capacity values are calculated using 1MB = 1,024KB and 1KB = 1,024 bytes.
Displays shown in this catalog are photographic images.   This catalog is current as of April 2010.   Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.   All photographs showing products on stands are for presentation purposes only. Actual stands require installation of special anti-tipping brackets, which come with the stands, whenever stands are located away from a wall.         Printed in Japan
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