1 on 1 Testing

In this brief comparison, we are going to be putting two products head to head. The team take this task very seriously - two products enter, but only one can leave. If you would like to see more product comparisons from the same category, click here.

 Alesis Coda Pro Weighted ActionFirst, let's have a look at the Alesis Coda Pro Weighted Action.

 Casio Privia PX160BK 88keyThe second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Casio Privia PX160BK 88key.


Alesis Coda Pro Weighted Action

Casio Privia PX160BK 88key


+ Superb value
+ Great quality
+ Good range of features

+ Nice hammer action keys
+ Great sound

- Plain looks
- Other budget options offer more


There are plenty of features on the Coda Pro, which make it a very versatile digital keyboard indeed. You get 88 weighted keys with hammer action, 20 built-in voices courtesy of AiR Music Technology & SONiVOX, 60 preset songs, 50 patterns, and lesson modes. You can also record your own stuff on the keyboard itself, which is a nice touch. Outputs come in the form of USB-midi and midi din, ¼ inch aux, ¼ inch headphone jack ,and there’s a stereo ¼ inch aux input. Everything you need for peripherals.

This is another digital keyboard that has been designed to emulate a grand piano as best as possible. You won’t find lesson modes and things like that, but you do get excellent weighted keys with hammer-action, along with line-level connections. Class compliant USB means you can use the Privia PX160 with your PC or Mac without drivers.

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