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Sort of. There are differences:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the...ric-pianos

From Google:

The different types of weighted keyboards:-

Digital pianos, acoustic pianos, organs and electronic keyboards can be weighted in a number of ways:- 1. Not weighted, 2. Semi-weighted, 3. hammer action or 4. graded hammer action. This, combined with the different types of touch sensitivity available, can contribute to the overall feel of "realism" when playing a keyboard as compared to an upright or grand piano.

1. Not weighted

Keyboards that are not weighted include most home electronic organs and pipe organs commonly found in churches and recital venues. Other instruments not weighted are accordians and entry-level keyboards - usually aimed at the beginner. Nowadays, most professional keyboards claim to be weighted in some way. (A decade or so ago synthesizers and most electronic keyboards were not weighted).

2. Semi-weighted keyboards

This action is common amongst budget-end keyboards and keyboards designed for portability. A sprung-action key with more resistance than normally found in budget-end keyboards.

3. Hammer action keys

A digital piano or stage electronic piano claiming to have "hammer action" keys mean than the key mechanism is in some way replicating the same action found on acoustic pianos. Here the resistance comes from a small hammer located and attached by a lever system near the key, rather than a spring. Manufacturers offer differing types of hammer action simulation (and usually claim their's to be the superior one!), and seek to add more realism on higher-end models. For example, Roland boast a realistic 'escapement' effect on some of their models, emulating the feel of key when played at pianissimo with a slight 'clicking' feeling.

4. Graded hammer weighting

On acoustic pianos, there is more resistance encountered in playing keys in the lower range than the upper range. Keyboards with "graded hammer weighting" or "progressive hammer-action" will exhibit heavier touch on the low notes of the instrument and lighter touch on the higher notes. Some manufacturers of high-end models make the keys out of wood rather than plastic to further enhance the feel of a real piano.

Conclusion

Thinking of buying a weighted action keyboard or digital piano? Then you will need to try one (or several!) out. How much you like the touch or response of an instrument will often depend on what you are already used to. If you have usually played on an old acoustic piano, then the chances are that you will prefer some kind of weighted action keyboard. If you're used to playing on a grand piano, then you may prefer keyboards that simulate a slightly lighter response (Yamaha Clavinova's are famous examples). The next time you are in a music store experiment by playing the same piece of music on a number of different keyboards and make a note of your results.
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What is the best bang for the buck on a keyboard with weighted keys?
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What is the best bang for the buck on a keyboard with weighted keys?
I believe "hammer Action" is basically the same thing as "Weighted Keys".
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costco has the casio onsale for 349 with the stand and bench. check it out
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its got good stands and bench rather than x-fold
good for beginners learning piano
but will become limited for more professionals requiring more simul-sustain
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I believe "hammer Action" is basically the same thing as "Weighted Keys".
Sort of. There are differences:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the...ric-pianos

From Google:

The different types of weighted keyboards:-

Digital pianos, acoustic pianos, organs and electronic keyboards can be weighted in a number of ways:- 1. Not weighted, 2. Semi-weighted, 3. hammer action or 4. graded hammer action. This, combined with the different types of touch sensitivity available, can contribute to the overall feel of "realism" when playing a keyboard as compared to an upright or grand piano.

1. Not weighted

Keyboards that are not weighted include most home electronic organs and pipe organs commonly found in churches and recital venues. Other instruments not weighted are accordians and entry-level keyboards - usually aimed at the beginner. Nowadays, most professional keyboards claim to be weighted in some way. (A decade or so ago synthesizers and most electronic keyboards were not weighted).

2. Semi-weighted keyboards

This action is common amongst budget-end keyboards and keyboards designed for portability. A sprung-action key with more resistance than normally found in budget-end keyboards.

3. Hammer action keys

A digital piano or stage electronic piano claiming to have "hammer action" keys mean than the key mechanism is in some way replicating the same action found on acoustic pianos. Here the resistance comes from a small hammer located and attached by a lever system near the key, rather than a spring. Manufacturers offer differing types of hammer action simulation (and usually claim their's to be the superior one!), and seek to add more realism on higher-end models. For example, Roland boast a realistic 'escapement' effect on some of their models, emulating the feel of key when played at pianissimo with a slight 'clicking' feeling.

4. Graded hammer weighting

On acoustic pianos, there is more resistance encountered in playing keys in the lower range than the upper range. Keyboards with "graded hammer weighting" or "progressive hammer-action" will exhibit heavier touch on the low notes of the instrument and lighter touch on the higher notes. Some manufacturers of high-end models make the keys out of wood rather than plastic to further enhance the feel of a real piano.

Conclusion

Thinking of buying a weighted action keyboard or digital piano? Then you will need to try one (or several!) out. How much you like the touch or response of an instrument will often depend on what you are already used to. If you have usually played on an old acoustic piano, then the chances are that you will prefer some kind of weighted action keyboard. If you're used to playing on a grand piano, then you may prefer keyboards that simulate a slightly lighter response (Yamaha Clavinova's are famous examples). The next time you are in a music store experiment by playing the same piece of music on a number of different keyboards and make a note of your results.
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costco has the casio onsale for 349 with the stand and bench. check it out
Got the Casio one from Costco two week ago. Cannot be happier for the price. I was considering the Yamaha P45. The Yamaha P45 has better sound quality. However, Casio CDP-230 has heavier keys(more real) and more features.
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i wouldnt call it bad, because korg makes 3k keyboards, so this is their 1 of the beginner models.
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OP's is a prosumer model Wink great for beginners (if you are serious?!) and good for pros as a better than nothing ! Rock
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I bought these last year from Adorama for the same price I believe, sometime December. They have lasted for awhile with regular use, but I did start experiencing a vibrating sound from certain keys after a few months. They come and go, not sure if I had a bad one, but I had warranty on mine to fix it.
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costco has the casio onsale for 349 with the stand and bench. check it out
what model is the one Costco?
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