The Korg SP-250 Portable Digital Piano features an outstanding stereo piano sound matched to a third-generation, RH3 graded-action keyboard. The SP-2...Click To Read More About This Product
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A heightened level of authentic piano sound and feel.
The Korg SP-250 Portable Digital Piano features an outstanding stereo piano sound matched to a third-generation, RH3 graded-action keyboard. The SP-250 Digital Piano is the perfect answer for any pianist looking for rich piano sounds and the convenience of a lightweight, portable instrument.
Superb Piano Sound
The robust sound of a concert grand piano has been carefully sampled for this Korg digital piano. Differences in playing dynamics and position in the stereo field have been faithfully captured, delivering naturally expressive piano sounds that recreate every detail. The Korg SP-250's piano samples are longer than other pianos in its class. Increased length means the piano sound sustains more naturally, so the piano sounds more real throughout the performance, not just at the attack. 3 versions of this piano sound are provided to cover different tastes and genre needs. The Korg SP-250 keyboard also features a vintage electric grand sound, as well as an authentic honky-tonk piano.
Grand Piano Playing Experience
The SP-250 is the first Korg digital piano to feature the all new RH3 real weighted hammer action. This state-of-the-art mechanism features differing key weights in each register of the keyboard, delivering the same playing experience as a grand piano. The keyboard is exceptionally responsive, even when playing quickly repeated figures, to preserve every expressive nuance of the performer. The Key Touch Control provides three selectable touch curves, delivering the perfect touch sensitivity for every playing style or type of song. Yet even with such a robust keyboard, the SP-250 weighs less than 42 pounds.
A Wide Palette of Sounds
The 88-key Korg keyboard includes a rich array of sounds that will extend your performance possibilities. An assortment of classic electric pianos (reed and tine styles), church and jazz organs, string and choir sounds, harpsichord and clav(s), even mallet percussion and guitar sounds are available at the touch of a button. Two sounds can be layered together to play simultaneously; and of course you can adjust the balance to get the perfect blend. 30 demonstration songs ranging from classics to originals are built in, showing off all the sounds in a variety of musical genres.
To further enhance the sound, the SP-250 provides both a Reverb effect that recreates the spaciousness of a concert hall, and a Chorus effect that adds a colorful depth to the sound. The effects settings have been optimized for each individual sound and the user can choose from three levels”Light, Normal and Deep”to complement his or her performance.
Style and Versatility
The chic black design is highlighted by metal and wood-grain accents, with a solid music rack included that mounts in seconds. The control panel is simple and easy-to-use and includes 19 LED indicators for instant visual feedback.
Full Range Sound System
The SP-250 piano keyboard contains a custom system featuring two 10cm dual-cone speakers matched to a pair of 11W amplifiers that beautifully reproduces its rich sounds. The bass-reflex speaker system ensures that every bit of the deep resonances distinctive to a great piano will be heard.
Stand and Pedal Included
The SP-250 includes a high-quality damper pedal that is an integral element to proper piano performance. It provides the ultimate expressive control thanks to half-pedaling, which is a variable damping effect based on how deep you press the pedal, rather than the simple on/off switch found on less-expensive instruments. The dedicated stand is both simple and stylish, and fits securely into a recessed area in the bottom of the piano providing a remarkably solid feel. The stand's lower crossbar even prevents the pedal from creeping forward in performance. Best of all, the SP-250 can be easily removed from the stand for moving and taking around for live performances.
Two sets of headphones can be connected simultaneously, for student and teacher use or family enjoyment. Thanks to stereo outputs, you can listen to the sounds of the Korg SP-250 through external speakers, great for professional performances, schools and places of worship, and for recording purposes. MIDI In/Out jacks connect the SP-250 to a synthesizer or other MIDI-equipped device (computer/sequencer) allowing the SP-250 to be used as both a master keyboard and a 16-part multitimbral sound module for performance and composition.
The Key Transpose function lets you shift the pitch of the instrument to match the key of a singer, or to play along with your favorite CDs. An onboard Metronome is convenient for practicing. You can add an accent to the first beat (with normal or bell sounds), and adjust its volume. There's also a dedicated slider for easy adjustment of the tempo.
In addition to equal temperament, the Korg SP-250 provides the two most common Baroque and Classical era tunings (Kirnberger and Werckmeister) for historically-accurate performances.
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Good variety of useful voices provides for some great combinations. The weighted key system has a realistic feel across the entire keyboard. The sustain pedal is weak on all piano settings with sounds fading too quickly; however, the half-pedal effect does permit a nice, prolonged decay for all other settings. The grand piano sound, for which I purchased the Korg, is less realistic live than on the audio sampler. I am using this as a "living room" instrument with built-in speakers; piano sound might be richer with externals. Nice, solid stand and very generously sized music rack. For a keyboard under $1,000, this Korg offers a lot. Shipping was prompt and customer service rep was very courteous and helpful.
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