No longer available
Equivalents: Yamaha YDP143, Broadway B1
Top 3 Rated:
1st) Broadway B1
2nd) Yamaha YDP143
3rd) Casio AP260
Casio AP220 Digital Piano – 88 keys with hammer and touch response, 128-note polyphonic, 16 sounds, metronome, 60 internal songs, reverb, chorus, brilliance, internal 2-track recorder, transpose function, 3 pedals, 16 channel multi-timbral (receive), MIDI in/out, 2x headphone outputs, 2x 8W loudspeaker system. Dimensions: 1395 x 835 x 427mm (WxHxD). Weight: 37.5kg.
Set the tone with the Casio AP220: The 16 AiF tones on this elegant digital piano deliver ultra-fine nuances thanks to advanced sampling technology and reproduce the complex sound of a grand piano extremely authentically. The scaled hammer-action keyboard has three sensors to reflect even the softest nuances in touch.
These excellent piano features are matched by the stylish design.
– New Linear Morphing AiF sound source
– New “Tri-Sensor” hammer action
– New speaker system with 2×8 Watt
– 16 tones
– USB terminal
16 AiF tones
The excellent AiF Sound source produces 16 top-quality tones, which truly come into their own in both classic piano repertoire and many other genres.
AiF Linear Morphing
The innovative AiF Sound Source technology produces top-quality tones perfectly suited to both classical piano music and other genres and enables gentle transitions between individual samples and dynamic levels. Complex stereo recordings from a top-quality concert piano (samples) with four dynamic levels provide a particularly authentic sound and allow you to play across various intermediate stages from piano to forte without any sound discolouration or audible leaps.
Guarantee an absolutely first-class piano sound. The expansion of the range of voices has made interpreting complex works a true pleasure and lets you play sweeping chords and make extensive use of the damper pedal.
“Tri-Sensor” scaled hammer-action keyboard
Piano feeling: The scaled hammer-action keyboard with 88 touch response, weighted keys is based on the keyboard of a concert piano and provides an authentic playing experience. A third sensor in the keyboard allows players to use particularly fast techniques without the notes sounding unnaturally cut off.
With the sequencer (2 track/1 song), you can record your own ideas quickly and easily in real-time (capacity: 5,000 notes).
Two piano setting keys
Piano sound tailored to your own taste: The piano setting key switches to grand piano sound at the touch of a button. Two settings are available: “classic” for a soft, discreet sound and “modern” with a more lighter, brighter character.
High-quality DSP effects
The AP-220 digitally reproduces the high-quality sound of a top concert grand piano complete with first-class reverb effects. The simulation of the resonating strings that is provided by the “Acoustic Resonance” CASIO effect rounds the sound experience off perfectly.
Listen, sing along, play along: 60 top quality songs are stored on your AP-220.
8 digital effects
Live before an audience or at home in the living room: The sound diversity of your keyboard is enhanced by 4 reverb / 4 chorus effects.
The scaled hammer-action with 88 touch response weighted keys are based on the grand piano keyboard and make for an authentic playing feel.
Ideal for lessons: the new duet functions allows teachers and pupils to play parallel to each other. The AP-220 can be divided into two keyboard areas, which can be transposed individually.
Safe: With the PANEL-Lock function, the control panel is protected from unintentional moves while playing.
Keep to the beat: The integrated metronome helps you keep to the rhythm.
2 headphone connections
Duet delight: two headphone connections are available.
The AP-220 features a 3-pedal unit without expanded damper capability.
Powerful loudspeaker system
Powerful sound: the amplifier system with four loudspeakers with 2 x 8 watt creates a harmonious and uniform sound.
USB Plug & Play/Song expansion
The USB/MIDI connection enables further Midfile songs to be loaded into the internal memory via the “Song expansion”. The memory capacity is 65 KB, enabling up to 1 song to be saved. No software installation from a CD-ROM required thanks to Plug & Play and the USB driver is compatible with both Mac and Windows (from Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista).
Keyboard: 88 Keys, Weighted Scaled Hammer Action with Tri-Sensor Keys
Multi-timbral: Not Specified by Manufacturer
Synthesis Method: Linear Morphing System, 4-Level Stereo Samples
– Tones: 16
– Songs: 60
Record and Playback: 2 Tracks, 1 Song
User Memory: Internal
– Reverb: 4 Types
– Chorus: 4 Types
Sample RAM: No
Expansion Slots: No
– 1 x Power Input
– 1 x USB (MIDI) Port
Amplifier: 2 x 8W
Speakers: 2 x 4.7 in. (119mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 54.9 x 16.8 x 32.9 in. (1394 x 427 x 836mm) (With Stand)
Weight: 82.7 lbs (37.6kg) (With Stand)
System Requirements: Mac or PC with USB Port (Optional)
Pianos to compare with Casio AP220:
Compare Broadway B1
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Casio AP220 Reviews
“I think it was a good decision for a short term”
I bought the AP 220 Celviano from Casio for 1.180 dollars.
Why? Because its the only model similar than a Yamaha CLP on stores.
Good design, 16 nice sounds, woofers 8 * 2.
TOUCHING RESPONSE? The more important thing. Well, I cannot tell
you yet. I get used to play on an upright acoustic piano. Let me
introduce more with Hanon, Liszt and Czerny excersises in the
new digital piano and see what happens.
I believe on the future I will be watching new arrivals from
Roland and Yamaha to feel the diference.
Anyway the more important thing is not to let the music practice
(I was stucked 1 month without a piano and my wife got me out to
sleep with my dog).
I think it was a good decision for a short term, I was on a hurry.
I could sell it whenever I want.
Review by Ron Reis
“I’m very happy with the action”
I was in the market for a digital piano after letting my upright Steinway go to my nephew who is beginning to show real talent. I realised that I was going to miss playing and so after reading your very comprehensive guide I have taken the plunge and purchased a Casio AP220 at a good price from Rimmers Music Shop in Blackburn, Lancashire. They were very helpful and I was pleased to be able to purchase from a shop rather than on-line as it gave me the chance to try a few instruments out before making the final decision. No sooner than we got it home, it was out of the box, assembled and being played (less than an hour of getting through the door!!) It sounds great and fits in the room well. I’m very happy with the action and all the other attributes – the sample pieces sound amazing and the musical scores were also included – so now not only do I have all the right notes to try to hit – but I also know how fast I should be playing them…….a real challenge for the new year.
Looking forward to many hours of playing fun.
Review by Jane Blackburn, Blackburn, Lancashire (21/12/2011)
Questions and Comments (Email your questions to email@example.com)
“Is the Casio AP220 OK?”
I really appreciated your digital piano buying guide.
Would I be spending too much if I only wanted something for performance with a nice variety of surround sounds and yet paying more for features I may not use? I don’t compose but I came across a Korg PAA 588 that I like. I was told its an arranger . I like the variety and depth of surround sound for it but I realised you didn’t give the Korg a good rating for sound and sensitivity. I am aware it doesn’t have weighted keys but I am actually a classical pianist and do have a good piano so not bothered about this having weighted keys . Also, I felt the amplification on this is really good. It doesn’t sound like I need an amplifier if I move it around and needed to take a meeting to play.
What about the Casio AP 220. Could I please get your feedback about this keyboard? If I remember you didn’t give any good comments about sound and sensitivity for this either but I liked it bcos of the 88 keys ,the firm touch and the portability.
I don’t understand why the warranties also vary. I understand that the warranty for a korg is 1 year, the Casio is 5 years and not sure about the Yamaha, but I don’t understand why the Casio is 5 years warranty when its much cheaper than the Korg.
Would appreciate your feedback
Reply/ Hi Lyn
I don’t know anything about the Korg PA588.
We only deal in digital pianos.
I can give you my comments on the Casio AP220
For the price, the Casio AP220 is not bad. It has
a pleasant tone and a weighted key touch.
It would be OK for up to grade 4, or possibly 5.
Another possibility is the Broadway B1.
This is a much nicer piano than the Casio.
The B1 has a slightly heavier and more responsive
key touch, so it feels closer to playing a real piano.
This is really important for someone learning to play.
The Broadway’s sound is also clearer and more
resonant than the Casio. The length of sustain
also better resembles a real piano.
The Broadway B1 is suitable up to grade 6.
You can see the Broadway B1 here:
The warranty is given by the shop you purchase
from. This is why it varies so much.
Let me know if you would like more advice.