The AP-260BK has two captivating grand piano sounds in a single instrument. An ideal piano for any musical mood.
- 88 Key
- AiR Sound Source
- 192 Polyphony
- Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
- Concert Play
- 8W+8W [2-Way]
- Piano Bench Included
- Available in Black, Brown or White
The AP-260’s award-winning AiR Sound Source includes two beautiful new stereo grand piano tones which comes alive with realistic damper resonance, simulating the entire body of the instrument, not just the strings. The AP-260 also features a stunning New York grand piano Tone, with a wide dynamic range suitable for many genres. In addition to pianos, the AP-260 features a variety of 19 instrument Tones, with the ability to layer and split them as needed. With a generous 192 notes of polyphony, even the most complex performances will sound perfectly natural.
The acclaimed Tri-Sensor II Scaled Hammer Action piano keys give you an incredibly realistic and natural feel. The simulated ebony and ivory textures complete the experience, combined with an innovative hammer action that is accurately scaled across the entire key range. Adjustable touch sensitivity allows customization to suit any playing style, and adjustable hammer response accurately reproduces the delay between when the key is struck and a note is produced.
The AP-260 includes a powerful stereo amplification system. The speakers are conveniently located for an optimal listening experience, and are crystal-clear across the entire audio spectrum. The AP-270’s sleek design conceals the speakers from obvious view, preserving the natural aesthetic of a wooden instrument.
The AP-260 is not only ideal for practice and performance, but also for lesson environments. You can connect two sets of headphones using the ¼” jacks on the front panel, allowing quiet practice. Duet Mode splits the piano into two equal pitch ranges, allowing a student and teacher to sit at the same instrument.
The built-in Music Library contains 60 songs, with room for ten additional songs of your choice. You can also record your performances using the AP-260’s two-track MIDI recorder.
Thoughtfully designed to compliment any décor, the AP-260 is available in either a black, or walnut and includes a matching bench. Its compact, elegant cabinet with sliding key cover adds to the beauty of any room.
The AP-270 connects via class-compliant USB to any PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device, with no drivers or installations needed.
AiR Sound Source
When the sounds of a grand piano and digital piano are compared, one notable difference is the variegated reverberations caused by the resonating sounds. Casio’s Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR* Sound Source simulates such varied phenomena as the resonance produced when combining the sounds of all 88 keys or when stepping on the pedal, thus enabling reproduction of a grand piano’s sound quality. It also realises a wide dynamic range, from a soft pianississimo (ppp) too delicate to express with a conventional didtial piano to a powerful forte shissimo (fff).
*AiR = Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator
Selection Between 2 Legendary Grand Piano Sounds
The installed sounds of two world-renowned grand pianos are separately selectable, depending on the genre of the music being played and the performance environment.
GRAND PIANO 1 – A superior instrument for powerful, richly reverberating performances. It reproduces classic grand piano sounds across the range from soft, delicate tones to strong, powerful tones, depending on the weight of the keystrokes.
GRAND PIANO 2 – This is the right choice for bright, luxuriant performances. It makes its presence felt with crisp, straightforward sound, even when being played in a band. It’s tonality is ideally suited to jazz and pop music.
Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
Three advanced Casio sensors accurately detect keystroke speeds and timing and employ them to realise subtle sounds and performance characteristics that might be expected only from an acoustic piano. The action mechanism emulates the deadweight of piano hammers to realise a natural touch like that of a grand piano, moreover, with heavier strokes required to reproduce low notes and a progressively lighter touch employed as the tones move up the scale.
High quality audio data recordings of 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.
Simulated Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys
Simulated ebony and ivory keys inhibit finger slippage due to sweat and produce the sensation of a comfortable fingertip fit that lasts even through extended sessions.
Chordana Play for Piano
Compatibility with the Chordana Play for Piano app adds the ability to perform such operations as display of built-in music scores in PDF format and piano tone colour setting. When connected to a smartphone or tablet display, the app makes a variety of functions available for piano performances.
5 Year Warranty
All Casio keyboards, digital pianos and synthesizers purchased from an authorised Australian retailer are backed by a 5 year warranty.*
*warranty conditions apply.