The Celviano line of pianos has been refined for those who demand an authentic grand piano experience. Celviano’s traditional design houses new stereo grand piano sounds and redesigned keyboard action. Utilizing a new tri-sensor spring-less 88 note scaled hammer action, every nuance and detail of your performance is captured. A new 4 layer stereo grand piano sound delivers a natural, expressive and dynamic piano experience.
The AP-710 delivers the world-class piano sound and feel that are the hallmarks of the Celviano series. Unlike most digital pianos, the AP-710 gives you the experience of owning three of the world’s most legendary and coveted grand pianos. With enhanced piano tones and much more, the AP-710 delivers an incredibly detailed piano experience.
- Three legendary pianos in one elegant instrument
- Berlin Grand sound developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein
- New Harpsichord Tone, mechanical key on/off sounds for pianos
- String and damper resonance
- 88 weighted hammer-action keys with realistic ebony and ivory textures
- Concert Play, Hall Simulator, audio & MIDI recording, and much more
Three Legendary Pianos
Casio’s AiR Grand Sound Source provides not just one, but three of the world’s finest grand pianos. Dubbed the Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna Grands, each one is the result of countless hours of precise analysis and study of their unique characteristics. They are faithful and expressive recreations of these distinctive instruments. String and damper resonance, mechanical sounds, and other subtle nuances add richness and detail, completing the piano experience. A total of 26 Tones are included, including other essential instruments like organs, electric pianos, harpsichord, and more.
The AP-710 adds a new Harpsichord Tone, new mechanical key on/off sounds, and longer, more natural decay for sustained piano notes.
Berlin Grand Sound Developed 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, Casio analyzed the tone color of the ultimate C. Bechstein masterpiece, the D282. The resulting sound meets with the approval of C. Bechstein master piano maker Werner Albrecht, and has been incorporated into the AP-710 as the “Berlin Grand.”
The AP-710’s sound is delivered by the new AiR Grand Sound Source, with 256 notes of polyphony. It uses Linear Morphing technology to create smooth, dynamic transitions from the softest to loudest sounds, as well as Damper Resonance to accurately recreate the experience of the strings resonating against the piano’s soundboard when the damper pedal is pressed. String Resonance accurately models the harmonic relationships between the vibrating strings, allowing the notes to interact with one another. Hammer Response allows control over the time between pressing the key and hearing the strings, and Key Off Simulation allows control of a note’s decay by how quickly the key is released.
Ebony And Ivory-Textured Keys
The AP-710 features Casio’s Tri-Sensor II 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard. Casio’s superior engineering has resulted in an authentic piano touch that captures every detail and nuance of your performance. This scaled hammer action provides the weight, feel, and resistance of a grand piano without the need for tuning or regular maintenance of an acoustic instrument. Furthermore, the keys feature simulated ebony and ivory textures, providing a positive grip for confident playing.
The AP-710 features a total of 26 built-in tones, with the ability to layer two sounds or split the keyboard to allow a bass sound in the left hand. It has a built-in library of 60 songs that can be practiced at any tempo utilizing the dual headphone outputs or the powerful speaker system. Duet Mode allows student and teacher to practice at the keyboard simultaneously.
A new Speaker On/Off function allows the internal speaker system to be disabled, an ideal solution for music labs and various other settings.
Striking a Balance
A longtime favorite feature for classical players, Concert Play gives you a starring role playing with a symphony orchestra. Now, you can fine-tune the volume of your piano part, ensuring you are right where you want to be in the mix. This adjustment is also available while playing along with the built-in Song library.