Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-500 Digital Piano - Black Polish
When you're looking for a premium digital piano, you can't help but consider the Celviano Grand Hybrid line of digitals. All colors and finishes are available for delivery to your door from Kraft Music! Plus, you can rest easy knowing that you'll receive the following from Kraft Music:
- FREE Room of Choice Delivery - Your Grand Hybrid will be delivered to any room in your home up to two flights of stairs by our shipper who specializes in delivering large, oversize items.
- FREE Product Support - Have a question about how to use your Grand Hybrid? You'll have access to your very own Kraft Music Advisor who is a trained expert, and is ready to field your questions.
- Piano Bench - A matching, height-adjustable piano bench is standard, and is included in the box from Casio.
- 5-Year Warranty - Your Celviano Grand Hybrid is built to last, and Casio backs that up with a 5 Year Limited Warranty (with online registration).
- Talk To An Expert - At Kraft Music, we have a team of musicians who are passionate about music. And we know our stuff... we can help you choose headphones, lamps, and other accessories that will enhance your enjoyment of your Celviano. Call us at 800-783-3368 or send us an email at email@example.com.
The GP-500 is the Perfect Combination of Innovation and Tradition. From the moment your hands touch the keys, the Grand Hybrid delivers the authenticity your performance demands. The revolutionary new Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, using the same materials and processes as the C. Bechstein concert grand pianos. A keypress sends a hammer along the same vertical path as a grand piano, with the same essential weighting and pivot points, resulting in a true and uncompromising piano touch.
- Developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein
- AiR Grand Sound Source (256-tone polyphony (max.)
- Natural Grand Hammer Action
- 3 grand piano tones (Berlin Grand, Hamburg Grand, Vienna Grand)
- 35 total instrument sounds
- String Resonance
- Damper Resonance
- Open String Resonance
- Aliquot Resonance
- Damper Noise
- Pedal Action Noise
- Key On Action Noise
- Key Off Action Noise
- Hammer Response
- Lid Simulator
- Key Off Simulator
- Grand Pedal System
- Grand Acoustic System
- Duet Mode
- Layer and Split
- Play with symphony orchestra accompaniment
- Auto Power Off Feature
- Beautiful polished black finish
AiR Grand Sound Source
CELVIANO Grand Hybrid reproduces even subtle nuances of the world’s most respected pianos. Three pianos that originate in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna were chosen for this project. CASIO has painstakingly researched and analyzed the unique characteristics of each piano. CELVIANO Grand Hybrid delivers brilliant sound of these pianos reproduced with CASIO’s advanced technology. It will provide the experience of owning three of the finest pianos on earth.
On an acoustic grand piano, the volume and quality of sounds change from the time the keys are struck until they die away. CASIO's Multi-dimensional Morphing technology enables natural, smooth transitions in sound volume and tone based on the power of the keystroke. This technology contributes to more expressive performances
The various types of resonance in a grand piano are crucial to the playing experience. The CELVIANO Grand Hybrid incorporates String Resonance, which exposes the harmonic relationships between various strings when keys are struck. Also Damper Resonance reproduces the resonance occurring when a damper pedal is pressed. In the case of the GP-500BK, Open String Resonance and Aliquot Resonance add realism. CASIO's Resonance System reproduces the resonance of both the strings and sound board of a grand piano by selecting, controlling and synthesizing according to performance conditions.
Key Off Simulator
The lengths of the lingering sounds produced by a grand piano vary depending on the speed at which players release their fingers after pressing the keys. In a similar fashion, CASIO’s Key Off Simulator controls the length of these sounds based on the key’s release speed. This enables players to express delicate nuances when playing staccato and legato.
Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard
For an authentic piano touch, CASIO has developed a new keyboard system called the “Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard”. This keyboard system features full-length wooden keys as well as hammers that follow the same path of motion as in a concert grand piano. CELVIANO Grand Hybrid features keys that are manufactured using exactly the same materials as acoustic grand piano. Careful attention is paid not only to finish of the surfaces of the keys but also to the quality of the wood employed for the key beds. This combination of an outstanding action mechanism and superior-quality key materials further enhances the sensation of playing an acoustic grand piano.
Grand Pedal System
By continuously sensing and detecting the position of the damper pedal, CASIO’s Grand Pedal System enables fine-tuning of the damping volume and note length depending on the degree of pedal depression. In addition, the Half Pedal Position function permits adjustment of the depression position at which the damping effect comes into play according to the player's preference. The Action Sound System’s Damper Noise and Pedal Action Noise features, in the case of the GP-500BP, reproduce even subtle operating sounds like that experienced with an acoustic grand piano.
Grand Acoustic System
CASIO has developed a new dedicated speaker system for the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid that reproduces the characteristics of sound emanating upwards and downwards from an acoustic grand piano. The four-channel audio system incorporates six speakers, carefully positioned in a structural design that releases sound outward from the interior of the body. The system delivers the same sound field experience a player would enjoy while playing an acoustic grand piano.
Adjustable Lid Position & Lid Simulator
The CELVIANO Grand Hybrid’s design includes a top panel that can be manually raised and lowered. The lid’s position not only physically affects the sound coming from the upper speakers, but also works in conjunction with the “Lid Position” setting to accurately duplicate the characteristics of the adjustable lid on an acoustic grand piano.
CELVIANO Grand Hybrid pianos have the ability to record performances on USB flash memory available on the market as stereo audio files (44.1 kHz, stereo .WAV format). Recordings can be stored or played back on a computer or transferred to CDs or other media. The piano’s built-in full playback function permits use of such features as pause, fast-forward, rewind and A-B segment repeat.
This function enables players to record their own performances freely in the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid’s memory. It helps users improve their playing skills by reviewing their own performances objectively afterwards. This full playback function permits use of such features as pause, fast-forward, rewind and A-B segment repeat during playback.
|Included from Manufacturer||Music Rest
|Piano Cabinet Style||Console|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Key Action||Natural Grand Hammer Action|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Speaker Power||30W x 2 + 20W x 2|
|Speaker Size||6.3"x 2 + 3.9" x 2 + 2" x 2 3-Way, 6 Speakers|
|Number of Sounds||35|
|Voices of Polyphony||256 (max)|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" Stereo (L/Mono + R)
2 x Stereo Headphones
|Audio Inputs||1/4" Stereo (L/Mono + R)|
|Product Weight||170.9 lbs|