New Product: Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano


Casio unveils the Privia PX-S1100, which replaces its award-winning PX-S1000 digital piano. The new iteration retains most of the functionality of its predecessor, while improving overall sound quality and expanding product connectivity.

Casio Privia PX-S1100 BK Digital Piano (Black)

Casio’s Privia brand (referred to as PX) was launched almost 20 years ago as a range of portable digital pianos. Capitalizing on Casio’s extensive distribution and marketing network, they quickly became extremely popular. Privia instruments offer excellent sound quality in a very compact and portable housing.

The Casio PX-S1000 first appeared in January 2019 at the NAMM Winter Show. Many have said that this instrument is a “game changer”. It was slim, portable (battery / mains powered), looked and sounded great, and was extremely affordable. It can be used both at home as a family instrument, and on stage / in the studio as a “musician” piano. No wonder he won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2020.

Now Casio has upgraded the PX-S1000 and launched the PX-S1100. The new model retains the elegant design of the original. The dimensions of the piano are the same: at just 23.2 cm (9.1 inches), it remains the thinnest 88-note digital piano in the world. And the smart, minimalist control panel, with illuminated touch controls and gold lettering, stays.

Casio Privia PX-S1100 RD (red) digital; piano

Casio states that by addressing the structure of the built-in speakers, the sound quality has been improved. The reinforcement of the diaphragm made the sound clearer, richer and more open.

The digital piano has a weighted, balanced action so that it is subtly heavier in the bass, and becoming lighter as the player moves up to the treble.

Sound source Air

The Casio PX-S1100 uses its Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator) engine as a digital sound source. This technology has served Casio well over the years and is used not only for the Privia series, but also for Casio’s Celviano line of digital console pianos.

The AiR processor uses grand piano samples recorded at four dynamic levels. These are intelligently processed, using a technique called “linear morphing” to produce grand piano sounds spanning the entire dynamic range with transparent transitions between levels. It also delivers notes with long natural declines and impressive expression. To further enhance the grand piano experience, AiR adds realism by simulating the sound of open strings when the dampers are lifted by the pedal.

picture showing the various input and output ports of the Casio Privia PX-S1000 digital piano
(1) Telephones; (2) USB type B; (3) USB type A; (4) Strong pedal jack; (5) pedal unit socket; (6) Line output (D, L / Mono); (7) DC 12V input

Another area of ​​improvement concerns the connectivity of the piano. The PX-S1100 comes with a WU-BT10 Bluetooth audio and MIDI adapter. This allows you to wirelessly connect to your favorite devices without the need for additional power. You can play along with your favorite music through the PX-S1100’s powerful stereo speaker system, or connect to a whole world of Bluetooth LE compatible MIDI devices and software.

Main features of the Casio PX-S1100

  • German-style grand piano vocals with enhanced resonance, plus 17 more sounds
  • Smart Scaled Hammer Action keyboard with simulated ebony / ivory key textures
  • Polished top panel design with illuminated touch controls
  • WU-BT10 Bluetooth audio and MIDI adapter included
  • MIDI recorder, USB audio recording and audio / MIDI file playback
  • Connects to the free Chordana Play for Piano V.2 iOS / Android app
  • Slim design weighing less than 25 pounds
  • Optional battery power supply (AC adapter included)
  • Class compliant USB port with no driver or installation required.

The Casio PX-S1100 will be available in black, red or white. Release dates and prices vary worldwide. In the US, the Casio PX-S1100 will be available from September 2021.

Casio PX-S3100

Casio will also shortly launch the Privia PX-S3100 which will be an update to the PX-S3000. This one will appear first in Japan and in certain territories of the Far East before being released in the world.

Piano upgrades will conform to those detailed for the PX-S1100. The PX-S3100 has most of the functionality of the PX-S1100, but has 700 built-in tones (instead of 18), and also has an auto accompaniment section. The PX-S3100 will initially only be available in black.

More information can be found through Casio’s international website. Here you will find a link to the website for your country.

Specifications: Casio Privia PX-S1100 and PX-S3100

PX-S1100 PX-S3100
Number of keys 88 88
Key action Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard
Touch response 5 sensitivity levels, disabled 5 sensitivity levels, disabled
88-key digital scaling Yes Yes
Hammer response Yes Yes
Key response disabled Yes Yes
Polyphony (Maximum) 192 192
Number of built-in tones 18 700
Sound source Multidimensional AiR morphing Multidimensional AiR morphing
Layer / Split Yes Yes
String resonance Yes (4 levels, disabled) Yes (4 levels, disabled)
Resonance damper Yes (4 levels, disabled) Yes (4 levels, disabled)
Key action noise Yes (4 levels, disabled) Yes (4 levels, disabled)
Damper noise Yes (4 levels, disabled) Yes (4 levels, disabled)
Hall / Reverb Simulator Hall simulator: 4 types Hall Simulator: 4 types, Reverb: 8 types
Surround 2 types 2 types
Chorus 4 12
Sparkle Yes Yes
DSP Yes (Preset for certain tones) Yes (Preset for some tones, Preset types 100, Changeable)
Number of built-in rhythms 200
One Touch Preset 200
Music library 60
Demonstration songs 1 6
Song Extension (User Songs) ten ten
Connectivity to the Chordana Play app for piano Yes Yes
Support for wireless audio MIDI adapter Yes Yes
Lesson function Part ON / OFF (Part select: right hand, left hand) Part ON / OFF (Part select: Right hand, Left hand, Both hands)
Recorder 2 tracks, 1 song 3 tracks, 5 songs, punch-in recording
Audio Recorder / Playback Yes (in USB DEVICE) Yes (in USB DEVICE)
Duo mode Yes Yes
Octave shift ± 2 ± 2
Metronome 0 to 9 beats, tempo range : 20 ~ 255 0 to 9 beats, tempo range : 20 ~ 255
Pedals Included: Damper (SP-3), Optional 3-pedal unit: Damper, soft, sostenuto (SP-34) Included: Damper (SP-3), Optional 3-pedal unit: Damper, soft, sostenuto (SP-34)
Half pedal (shock absorber) Yes (optional SP-34) Yes (optional SP-34)
Adjusting the scale (temperament) Equal temperament + 16 variations Equal temperament + 16 variations
Pitch Bend Wheel Yes
Controller 2 buttons
Operation lock Yes Yes
Control elements Tactile keys: 6 Touch buttons: 18 / Record / Music preset / Auto harmonize / Arpeggiator / Auto power off
Display Full dot LCD with backlight
Phone (s 2 (mini stereo) 2 (mini stereo)
Pedals 2 (shock absorber, pedal unit) 3 (Damper, Expression / Assignable, Pedal)
Line out 2 L / MONO, R (standard plug) 2 L / MONO, R (standard plug)
Audio input Yes
USB type A Yes Yes
USB type B Yes Yes
Loudspeakers 16cm × 8cm (oval) × 2 16cm × 8cm (oval) × 2
Amplifiers 8W + 8W 8W + 8W
AC adapter AD-A12150LW AD-A12150LW
Batteries AA alkaline × 6 (About 4 hours) AA alkaline × 6 (About 2 hours)
Cut 1322 × 232 × 102 mm 1322 × 232 × 102 mm
Weight 11.2 kg 11.4 kg
Accessories included Footswitch (SP-3), Music Stand, AC Adapter (AD-A12150LW), Wireless Audio MIDI Adapter (WU-BT10) Footswitch (SP-3), Music Stand, AC Adapter (AD-A12150LW), Wireless Audio MIDI Adapter (WU-BT10)

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