Casio CDP-S100 Review: Is it a Good Choice?
In this article we will do a complete review of the Casio CDP-S100 digital piano, a model designed to introduce you to the world of this wonderful instrument. If you have just started playing the piano or have a certain level, the S100 is a great choice. This Casio model is portable and designed for learning.
This is a full-size keyboard with 88 keys that will allow you to play any piece while developing the right technique and enjoying the sound produced by this great electronic piano. It has a keyboard that simulates the touch of an acoustic with a system that I will talk about in a little more detail later and that I liked.
A lightweight piano designed for travel, with optional battery power and for use with headphones, this instrument incorporates the sounds of Casio’s finest digital pianos.
Although it is a complete piano with 88 keys, the Casio CPD S100 has dimensions that will allow you to carry it without problems (132.2 (W) x 23.2 (D) x 9.9 (H) cm) and weighs 10.5 kg.
The keyboard includes the metronome, the tone transpose and the SP-3 sustained pedal among other more technical aspects which I will discuss later.
Below, I will look into the CPD S100 in more detail as I have done with other digital pianos depending on weight, functions, sound, keyboard, etc
Pros and cons and the purchase of this digital piano:
One of the main advantages of purchasing the Casio CPD S100 is that it is a piano designed for learning. Its size, weight, keyboard and above all its sound are very suitable for beginners and musicians in the early stages of their musical career.
It has a tactile response with 3 sensitivity levels to simulate the sound of an acoustic piano as much as possible. Still talking about the price range in which this piano moves. Incorporates a scale II pounding action keyboard.
The sound is on par with more expensive Casio models, so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget. It also has connectivity with the specially designed Chordana Play application.
The touch of the keys is perhaps the biggest “cons” of this piano, they are not quite real and have a plasticized appearance. This is something that is included within the piano price order, but I preferred to comment. The frets also try to simulate the hammer action of more expensive and higher quality pianos, but are a bit far from Casio’s “big brothers”.
The Casio CPD S100 is designed for beginners and learning musicians. It was designed to help you progress and enjoy in equal measure on your journey to become a great pianist. The CDPS100 is equipped with a 10-tone tone generator with 64 polyphonic voices.
It has a connection with the Chordana Play application which, among other things, allows remote control of the piano itself.
It also incorporates a metronome and is, in size and weight, portable and handy. There are other lighter pianos, but its 10.5 kg makes it quite portable if you need to travel from your home to piano lessons or any other practice or learning location.
The speakers are 12 cm x 6 cm (oval) of quality and with a power of 2 (8 W + 8 W output) which for my tastes might be a bit short, but more than enough for testing.
Here’s How this Digital Piano Sounds:
Keyboard Sensitivity and Realism of the CDP-S100:
For the new CDP-S series, Casio has considerably reduced the size of the hammer action simulation mechanism, allowing this very slim model to be launched with an appropriate touch of the keys.
The Casio CDPS100 features an 88-key Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II that provides tactile response with 3 sensitivity levels.
It is a piano that for its price range has a realistic keyboard, perfect for beginners who without spending a lot of money on a more advanced digital piano want to experience the feel of playing a good Casio keyboard.
This full 88-key keyboard will allow you to play both classical music and complex pieces and enjoy them while you learn.
I would like to point out in the keyboard theme that the CDPS100 has three different touch response presets to adjust the dynamics in order to customize the feel you get when playing louder or sweeter. You can choose one of the three sensitivity levels available to make your performance more realistic.
Other features and specifications of the Casio CDP S100:
- 88-key scale II hammer action keyboard
- 64-voice polyphony
- Bluetooth 4.0 function
- 10 sounds
- Effects: Reverb
- 8W x 2 speaker system
- Possibility of battery operation
- Measurements 1322 x 232 x 99 mm (width x depth x height)
- App function (‘Chordana playing for piano’)
- 2 demo songs
- USB to Host connection
- 1 headphone socket
- 1 pedal socket
- Audio input
- Weight: 10.5 kg
- Includes AD-12150LW power supply and SP-3 sustain pedal
- Black Color
Conclusions of the review of the Casio CDP S100:
The CDP-S100 is an excellent beginner’s piano, offering a wealth of features, a realistic keyboard and excellent sound, and of course the degree of connectivity that allows you to enjoy while learning, as well as using the Chordana Play application.
Lots of Casio quality options at a very reasonable price is just what is making this piano a bestseller if you want to learn how to play the piano. Plus, it’s a keyboard that has a huge range and will accompany you for quite some time before you need a better model.
It will allow you to have fun learning, trying and playing with your friends.
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