The Casio CTK-2100 is one of the top selling piano keyboards available for a good reason. This keyboard has 61 keys, not a full keyboard but enough to play almost anything a beginner or intermediate player would want.
It sounds better than many keyboards out there because of the AHL sound source. AHL stands for Acoustic & Highly-compressed Large-waveform and basically means that the sound source is pre-programmed with digital samples of acoustic musical instruments recorded using the most advanced digital technology. The AHL sound source is capable of reproducing all of the natural smoothness of the original waveform.
The Casio CTK 2100 also comes with step-by-step lessons which can help you to learn to play or just to get better. The lessons build on each other and makes it easy and fun to learn.
There are 150 rhythms and auto accompaniments which include several Latin music styles such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Calypso and More.
Here are the specs:
- Keyboard: 61 standard-size keys
- Touch Response: 2 types, Off
- Key Light System: Up to 4 keys can be lit at the same time
- Maximum Polyphony: 48 notes (24 for certain tones)
- Effects: 10 types
- Reverb: 1 to 10, Off
- Metronome: beats per measure — 0,2 to 6; tempo range — 30 to 255
- Step Up Lesson:
- Lessons: 4 (Listen, Watch, Remember, Auto)
- Lesson Part: L, R, LR
- Functions: Repeat, Voice Fingering Guide, Note Guide.
- Music Challenge: 20 notes
- Auto Accompaniment: Rhythm Patterns — 150; One Touch Presets — 150
- Musical Information Function: Tone, Rhythm, Song Bank, numbers and names; staff notation, fingering, pedal operation, tempo, measure and beat number, chord name, etc.
- USB port: Yes
- Sustain jack: Standard jack (sustain, sostenuto, soft, rhythm start/stop)
- Phones/Output jack: Stereo standard jack
- Output Impedance: 200 Ohm, Output Voltage: 4.8 V (RMS) MAX
- Audio In jack: Stereo mini jack
- Input Impedance: 40 kOhm, Input Sensitivity: 200 mV
- Mic In jack: Standard jack
- Batteries: 6 AA batteries
- Great Price!
This keyboard is one of the best piano keyboards for the price mostly because of the quality of sound. If you want a great sounding keyboard the Casio CTK 2100 is the one to get for sure!