Introducing the Casio AP-550…
The Celviano AP-550 delivers a traditional acoustic piano experience empowered by Casio’s musical innovation. The AP-550 is much more than a digital piano; It is a thoughtful fusion of design and musical expression which will inspire your best performances for years to come.
Take in the AP-550’s beauty for a moment, open the sliding key cover, and raise the top lid. See your hands reflected on the front panel, and feel the textured keys at your fingertips. Now simply close your eyes and play, and smile as your notes greet your ears, sounding even better than you expected.
- Smart Hybrid Hammer Action Keys (Celviano Edition) with Spruce construction
- 26 Tones featuring Hamburg and New York grand pianos
- String & damper resonance, key-off simulation, mechanical sounds
- Elegant, functional cabinetry with sliding soft-fall key cover and moveable top lid
- Illuminated touch sensor controls that disappear while playing
- Visual Information Bar displaying metronome beats, key/pedal velocity and more
- Layer, Split, and Duet Mode capability
- Four Hall Simulations plus chorus, brilliance, and preset DSP effects
- Instant RePlayer continuous recorder
- MIDI & Audio Recorder with USB storage
- 60-song Music Library with easy learning via the free Casio Music Space app
- 40-watt, 4-speaker amplification system plus two headphone outputs
- Class-compliant USB-MIDI plus included WU-BT10 Bluetooth MIDI & Audio Adapter
- Included height-adjustable padded piano bench
The Ultimate Piano Pedigree
The AP-550’s brand-new 9-foot Hamburg concert grand piano Tone delivers a sought-after pinnacle of musical expression. Captured using dozens of exceptional microphones and meticulously matched to the AP-550’s keys and speaker system, this stunning piano tone is incredibly rich, detailed, and versatile. Damper and string resonance add the natural “bloom” of a full-size grand, along with subtle mechanical sounds that complete the sonic atmosphere of one of the world’s most coveted and majestic pianos.
In addition to the Hamburg grand, the AP-550 also boasts a distinct New York variant of the same marque, voiced with the same painstaking attention to detail. This brilliant recreation completes a tapestry of the most famous acoustic pianos ever played. In your hands, it represents a completely different piano personality that will take your playing in new directions.
The AP-550’s 26 onboard Tones also cover essential instruments like electric pianos, organs, strings and more, inviting a lifetime of musical exploration.
A Touch of Greatness
The Celviano Edition Smart Hybrid Hammer Action keys deliver a gratifying touch-to-sound connection, drawing you ever deeper into the immersive feel of playing a concert grand. These award-winning keys have been refined to harmonize not only with the instrument’s sound source, but also with its unique cabinetry and acoustic structure.
Made from a combination of Spruce and resin, they provide the dynamic and natural response you'd expect from a well-regulated grand piano, including replicating the individual hammer behavior of each of the 88 individual keys.
Using fine-grained Spruce as opposed to coarser-grained wood adds resilience, density, balance, and a familiar and stately aesthetic. Advanced damping materials make the keys whisper-quiet, and the playable surfaces are subtly textured to provide extra comfort and confidence.
Controls On Demand
Select Tones and adjust various settings with the illuminated touch sensor controls on the left-hand panel. While playing, these controls vanish in order to provide a natural, distraction-free piano experience. Simply touch the panel to activate them again.
Music to Your Ears
Get comfortable on the included adjustable bench, adjust the volume, and let the AP-550’s four-speaker amplification system envelop you with natural, evocative, and powerful sound. Rich and clear at any level, the AP-550’s speakers are an integral part of its piano authenticity.
Two discrete amplifiers and four resin-core speakers simultaneously project sound upwards from beneath the lid, towards the player, and downwards, mimicking the audible behavior of an acoustic grand. Connect headphones to keep it all to yourself, with an automatic Headphone Mode accentuating bass levels at lower listening volumes.
The AP-550’s advanced Hall Simulation places your dream piano in your choice of four dream venues, be it an NYC club, a Berlin concert hall, or a British stadium. Add the Surround effect to place yourself right at center stage, enjoying your chosen piano and ambience from all sides.
See the Light
Above the keys is the Visual Information Bar, a unique and innovative visualizer that reacts to and empowers your playing. As a metronome, it facilitates practice by displaying a pulsing beat in your choice of patterns. By displaying playing strength and pedal depth, it also helps teachers to better help their students to refine their technique. It can even react to incoming Bluetooth audio, providing beautiful and customizable visualization to match any mood. The Visual Information Bar can also be disabled, keeping the front panel distraction-free as you play.
With a piano this inspiring, you’ll find musical ideas flowing faster than ever, leading to those inevitable “I wish I’d recorded that” moments. The AP-550’s new Instant RePlayer allows you to go back in time and reclaim your best performance. At the touch of a button, you can immediately hear the last few minutes of your performance, even if you forgot to begin recording. As you review your playing, the Visual Information Bar serves as a timeline, allowing you to pinpoint the musical memory you want to revisit.
Expression at Every Step
The AP-550’s generously-sized pedals are based on the design and operation of grand piano pedals. Freedom of expression is preserved with a continuously variable damper pedal and two-level soft pedal, allowing you to select your desired amount of sustain and soft effects at any given time.
The AP-550 is a graceful and luxurious addition to any space in your choice of Black, White, and striking Rosewood finishes. With its handsome cabinetry, gentle curves, and thoughtful details such its reflective front panel and gold-trimmed key cover, the AP-550 lends traditional piano elegance in a fraction of the space of a full-size grand.
The included WU-BT10 Bluetooth Audio and MIDI Adapter opens up a whole world of wireless communication with your favorite apps. Use the Casio Music Space app to adjust your piano's settings, view and annotate sheet music, work with audio files, and much more. With Bluetooth audio, the AP-550 becomes a powerful, rich, and clear speaker system that easily fills any room, and begs you to play along.
AP-550 dimensions and weight
Please refer to this diagram to help visualize how this piano might fit in your room of choice. The weight listed is based on the finished, assembled instrument, and is measured in pounds. The height, width and depth dimensions are measured in inches.
Color Swatches - White
Please note that the color may vary depending upon your screen settings or due to the device that you are viewing. These photos are designed to give you an idea of the rich finish of the piano.
Captivating elegance from every perspective.
From the first glance, the AP-550's elegant design captivates the imagination. With a wealth of new features inside, the new Celviano digital piano is available in three beautiful colours that lend an air of sophistication to any setting, with all models featuring a reflective front panel that recalls the familiar characteristics of a polished acoustic grand.
Precision at your fingertips.
Introducing Casio's revolutionary Smart Hybrid Hammer Action, a premium quality keyboard that brings you closer to the touch of an acoustic grand piano than ever before. Crafted using the finest resin and Austrian spruce wood, exactly the same material as that found in a traditional acoustic piano. This new key action is a masterpiece of Japanese engineering, seamlessly combining the authentic touch of an acoustic piano's keys with smart sensor technology, ensuring a responsive and expressive playing experience.
Enhanced Pedal Design.
The pedal design of the AP-550 mirrors the dimensions of those found on an acoustic grand piano, providing continuous variability for the damper pedal. This precise control unlocks possibilities for the most demanding performance techniques, elevating your musical expression to new heights.
Making Piano Practice More Visual.
Introducing the Visual Information Bar - a new feature that helps empower and enhance your piano practice. Using a dynamic LED display that can be varied in brightness, the AP-550 can be set to optionally display key velocity (how hard or softly you play the keys), sustain (damper) pedal depth, and your tempo visually, producing new insights that aid your study.
Bluetooth Audio and MIDI as standard.
Seamlessly integrate with your digital world through Bluetooth Audio and MIDI capabilities. Wirelessly stream audio for immersive play-alongs, connect to online tutorials via Bluetooth MIDI, and take command of functions with the Casio Music Space app. Elevate your playing experience with the AP-550, where innovation meets timeless craftsmanship.
|Built In Speakers
|Included From Manufacturer
Adjustable Height Piano Bench
|Number of Keys
|Piano Cabinet Style
|Smart Hybrid Hammer Action Keyboard Celviano Edition
|2 x 4.72", 2 x 1.37"
|Damper (continuously variable), Soft, Sostenuto
|Number of Instrument Sounds
|Voices of Polyphony
|Number of Songs
|Stereo Standard Phones
|109 lbs 2 oz
Casio Celviano and Grand Hybrid premium piano models are covered by Casio’s five (5) year limited warranty. This product is warranted by Casio to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. To obtain this warranty, you need to register online within 30 days of purchase at http://www.onlineregister.com/casio/registration/?category=keyboards (U.S. customers only). More details can be found on the Casio America, Inc. U.S. web site.