My son has wanted a piano ever since he was young. He is so musically talented and of course as his parents we want to encourage his passion. He is going to be 14 yrs old this month, and his music teacher already wants him to apply for music scholarships. When we were offered the Casio’s newest Compact Grand Piano- CGP-700 we knew this would bring a smile to my son’s face. We live in a small house so space is crucial and this compact piano fits just right in his room, without taking up too much space.
What I liked the most was how traditional the Compact Grand Piano- CGP-700 is but integrated with TECH features. It delivers groundbreaking technology, an impressive sound system and an executive keyboard action that is perfect for aspiring and professional pianists alike. Casio knows what they are doing with manufacturing keyboards for over 35 years and consumer electronics for more than 65 years. Casio’s CGP-700 provides the experience of a full-size acoustic grand piano at a fraction of the price. It is a small piano but packed with impressive features that are comparable to the standard grand piano. My son loves it can be used with the stand, or he can play with it on his bed since it is portable.
My son was able to navigate quickly with the color graphic touch display that provides access to every feature. Every day he says he learns something new to try or do. Now let’s talk SOUND! Oh my goodness, the speaker system is fantastic and clear. There are hundreds of built-in sounds including guitars, basses, strings, brass, organs and concert sounds.
My son showing us the CGP-700
- Color Touch Interface: 5.2 Color Touch Interface, easy to navigate the tones and rhythms simple and intuitive, access your music instantly, change keys without navigating a menu. So easy to use too!
- 6 Speaker Sound System: the 40-watt sound system with four speakers on the top and two speakers located in the stand. Plus it features a stereo input so you can listen to devices through the sound system. The sound is so clear.
- Key Action: Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II Keyboard- enabling young players to develop proper technique. Features simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys. It feels like the real thing.
- Concert Grand Piano Sound: Casio recorded the sound of a world-class 9-foot concert grand piano. Casio’s team recorded the piano at four dynamic levels, mixing each of the microphone positions until the ultimate piano experience was captured. Incredible sound.
- Rhythm Section Included: has 550 instrument tones including newly developed guitars, basses, drums, stereo string ensembles, synths and more. Powerful effects system, which include phasers for electric pianos, distortions on guitars, and rotary speaker effects for organs. 200 built-in rhythms, including drum, patterns with fills, variations, and full accompaniment. Tones, layers, splits, rhythms, accompaniment and tempo can be stored.
- At Home or on the Stage: can be removed from its included stand- weighs 26 lb without stand, portable 88 key digital piano plus the speakers on top work without the subwoofer system You can also connect to a mixer, PA system or keyboard amplifier using the ¼” outputs on the rear panel. Very portable.
- Inspiration: has two headphone outputs located on the front of the instrument. When in use, the internal speaker system is muted so you play in private. We did have to ask our son to this because it got loud. My son loves that you can create and record. He wants to start making beats for his friends. Everything can be recorded as a .wav file to a USB thumb drive.
- Lesson Ready: In Duet Mode you can split the keyboard into two equal ranges allowing student and teacher to work side by side on the instrument. The Classroom Mode splits the keyboard and configures the audio outputs to work with third-party piano lab systems allowing two students to use simultaneously.
- Computer Connectivity: Connects to PC, Mac or other devices through a class-compliant USB port. Class Compliant means that it is designed to work with your computer without the need to download drivers. Just plug it into your computer and you are ready to use your favorite software. With the aux stereo input, audio from your computer or tablet software can be experienced through speaker system making it a totally integrated solution. My son says this is the best feature!
The Allen Family highly recommends Casio’s Compact Grand Piano- CGP-700. We are blessed to have such a beautiful addition to our home. We would never be able to afford a grand piano so this is such a wonderful alternative to the REAL THING. Surprise the music lover in your life with this beautiful, portable, versatile, traditional but techy piano. Plus it is affordable and saves on space.
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