AIR GRAND SOUND SOURCE – THREE LEGENDARY PIANOS 

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 color 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.

AP710BK
C.Bechstein

BERLIN GRAND SOUND 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 color 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-710 as “Berlin Grand.”

 

TRI-SENSOR SCALED HAMMER ACTION KEYBOARD II

The new Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds to subtle variations in the time between detection of a keystroke and sound production, depending on the speed of the keystroke. The system uses three sensors that detect the keystroke sequentially, which also enables a sound to be produced repeatedly, even when the key has not fully returned to its resting position. The action relies solely on the weight of the hammer, which become progressively heavier towards the lower end and progressively lighter towards the higher end of the keyboard, simulating the characteristic of the action on a grand piano.

Hammer Action
hall simulater

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.

 

 
Keyboard
88-key piano keyboard
Layer, Split
Duet: Adjustable tone range (-2 to +2 octaves)
Transpose: -12 semitones to 0 to +12 semitones
Octave shift: 4 octaves (-2 to 0 to +2)
Sound Source
Number of Tones: 26
Maximum polyphony: 256 notes
Touch Response: 3 sensitivity levels, Off
Tuning: 415.5Hz to 440.0Hz to 465.9Hz (0.1Hz units)
Temperament: Equal temperament plus 16 other types
Stretch Tuning: 5 types, Off, Auto Setting
Acoustic Simulator
String resonance, Damper resonance, Damper noise, Key on action noise, Key off action noise, Hammer response, Lid simulator
Effects
Hall simulator (12 types), Chorus (4 types), Brilliance (-3 to 0 to 3), DSP, Headphone mode
Concert Play
Number of Songs: 15
Playback of Concert Play songs obtained with a computer, etc.
Song volume: Adjustable
Playback at 80% of normal tempo
2 Modes: LISTEN, PLAY
Music Library
Number of Songs: 60, User Songs: 10 (Up to approximately 90KB per song, approximately 900KB for 10 songs)*
  • Based on 1KB = 1024 bytes, 1MB = 10242 bytes

Song volume: Adjustable
Part On/Off: L, R
Grand Piano demo song
6
MIDI Recorder
Functions: Real-time recording, playback
Number of Songs: 1
Number of Tracks: 2
Capacity: Approximately 5,000 notes total
Recorded Data Protection: Built-in flash memory
MIDI Recorder Volume Level: Adjustable
Audio Recorder
Real-time recording and playback to USB flash drive*
  • Linear PCM, 16bit, 44.1kHz, stereo .WAV format

Songs: 99 files
Approximately 25 minutes maximum recording per file.
Audio Recorder Volume Level: Adjustable
Metronome
Beats: 0 to 9
Tempo Range: 20 to 255
Metronome Volume Level: Adjustable
Pedals
Damper (with half-pedal operation), Soft, Sostenuto
Other Functions
Setting backup
Operation Lock
MIDI
16-chanel multi-timbre receive
USB Flash Drive
Capacity: 32GB or less recommended
SMF direct playback, data storage, data loading, USB flash drive format, audio data playback and storage, scene storage
Inputs/Outputs
PHONES jacks: Stereo standard jacks x 2
Power: 24V DC
MIDI OUT/IN terminals
LINE IN R, L/MONO jacks: Standard jacks x 2/ Input impedance: 9.0kΩ, Input voltage: 200mV
LINE OUT R, L/MONO jacks: Standard jacks x 2/ Output impedance: 2.3kΩ, Output voltage: 1.8V (RMS) MAX
USB port: Type B
USB flash drive port: Type A
Pedal connector
Acoustics
12cm x 4 + 5cm x 2 (Output 30W + 30W)
Volume sync equalizer (3 types, Off)
Power Requirements
AC Adaptor: AD-E24500LW
Auto Power Off: Approximately 4 hours after last operation. Auto Power Off can be disabled.
Power Consumption
28W
Dimensions
137.7 (W) x 42.7 (D) x 91.1 (H) cm
Weight
48 kg
Included Accessories
Music Stand, Score Book, Bench, AC Adapter (AD-E24500LW)

(AP710BK)

SKU AP710BK
Brand Casio

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