Korg SP250 Digital Stage Piano | BlackStock code: 63758
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- 60-note polyphony (max.)
- RH3 graded hammer action keys
- 30 built-in sounds, including 12 piano and electric piano types
- Reverb and chorus effects with 3 levels of adjustment
- 3 dynamic touch curves
Giving expression to your performance in a portable form the Korg SP250 Digital Stage Piano offers a new piano sound and fantastic feeling, courtesy of a third generation RH3 graded action keyboard.
The Korg SP250 Digital Piano’s great sound is the result of carefully sampling a concert grand piano, with some of the longest samples in its class giving natural sustain and playing dynamics. The Korg SP250 offers three versions of this piano and adds to it a vintage electric grand and authentic honky-tonk piano, covering you for pretty much any genre.
Grand Piano Playing Experience
To replicate the feel of playing a grand piano, with differing key weights in each register of the keyboard, the Korg SP250 Digital Stage Piano features RH3 real weighted hammer action. The keyboard is responsive, even when playing repetitive keystrokes and the Key Touch Control function offers three touch curves to choose from.
The Korg SP250 Digital Stage Piano offers even more aural possibilities with the inclusion of other instrument sounds such as, classic electric pianos (reed and tine styles), church and jazz organs, string and choir sounds, harpsichord and clavs, mallet percussion and guitar.
To make selection easy the Korg SP250 Stage Piano has 30 demo songs built-in for you to audition the sounds across a range of genres. What’s more two sounds can be layered, plus there’s an additional balance ensuring you can get as much or as little of each individual sound as you want.
Reverb & Chorus Effects
Blurring the lines between acoustic and digital even further the Korg SP 250 Digital Stage Piano includes Reverb and Chorus effects, giving extra spaciousness and depth. These can be altered between three levels (Light, Normal, Deep) to best suit your sound.
All the beautiful sounds on offer with the Korg SP250 are projected wonderfully with the piano’s two 10 cm dual-cone speakers matched to a pair of 11W amplifiers. Matching this rich sound with deep resonance is the bass-reflex speaker system.
Stand & Pedal
Readily supplied with the Korg SP250 Piano is a pedal, stand and music rest. Importantly, the high-quality damper pedal provides half-pedalling control, a must for full, expressive control.
The stand has been custom built for the Korg SP250 and fits into a recess in the piano for a firm, sturdy fit. It also includes a lower crossbar that the pedal fixes to, to keep it in place during performance. Although solid when set up, the stand can also be removed easily for taking the Korg SP250 on the road.
The Korg SP-250 Digital Stage Piano offers a selection of different ways to hear your performance. Aside from the built in speaker system you also have stereo outputs to hook up to a set of external speakers to fill larger venues. You also have dual headphone sockets, which can be used simultaneously: one for you, one for your teacher. The Korg SP250 is also supplied with MIDI In/Out jacks the can be used with a synth or other MIDI device.
|Free Accessories||Music Rest | Pedal | Keyboard Stand|
|Connectivity Details||Headphones Input, MIDI|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Korg SP250 Digital Stage Piano | Black|
- Keyboard: 88 notes (A0 ~ C8), Real Weighted Hammer Action RH3 keyboard
- Touch Control: Light, Normal, Heavy
- Sound Generation: Stereo Sampling System
- Polyphony: 60 notes (max)
- Programs: 30 sounds (5 Pianos, 7 Electric Pianos, Harpsichord, 2 Clavs, Vibraphone, Marimba, Acoustic Guitar, 3 Jazz Organs, 3 Church Organs, 3 Strings, 3 Choirs)
- Effects: Reverb, Chorus (3 levels each)
- Demo: 30 songs (10 songs in 3 banks)
- Metronome: Tempo, Time Signature, Accent and Volume controls
- Tuning: Key Transpose, Fine Tuning, Temperament (Equal, Kirnberger, Werkmeister)
- Layer Function
- Pedal: Damper-style (included), half-pedaling supported
- Connections: OUTPUT (L/MONO, R), 2 x Headphones, Damper, MIDI (IN, OUT)
- Main Amp: 2 x 11 Watt
- Speakers: 2 Dual Cone Speakers (2 x 10 cm) with bass-reflex speaker box
- Power Supply: DC 12V (External AC adapter) 3.5A
- Power Consumption: 42W
- Dimensions: 1,295 (W) x 380 (D) x 140 (H) mm / 50.98” (W) x 14.96” (D) x 5.51” (H) (main unit only, not included stand)
- Weight: 19 kg / 41.89 lbs. (main unit only, not included stand)
- Color Options: Satin Black (SB)
- Included Items: Stand, Music stand, Damper pedal, AC adapter
A fantastic, versatile piano to suit many needs and abilities
Posted on 15/08/2012 by Chris
The Korg SP250 is a beautiful piano to play and to own. It performs excellently in a variety of situations. I have used this piano on stage at open mic nights and it has been used on a professional stage with serious musicians and held its own in both settings. It has also been faithful to acoustic nights where a real acoustic piano wasn’t available. The sound given off by the stereo speakers is exceptional. It can be plugged into speakers but really doesn’t need it; the sound is deafening turned up to full. On the flip-side the SP250 also has 2 headphone sockets allowing silent practise in the small hours. The sound is very clear and robust and can be adapted to suit all styles (more on that later).
The many voices are all of a good quality and wide-ranging boasting 6 different piano sounds from grand piano to electric and honky-tonk. It also has very funky Clavs, vibraphone and a surprisingly realistic acoustic guitar sound! These voices can also be layered and the balance between the two sounds can be adjusted to give you the perfect atmosphere and depth for your playing. No modern stage piano would be complete without MIDI in and out which this piano has to give you even more possibilities on stage (and for home recording). But wait, there’s more! The built-in metronome allows you to easily adjust the tempo with a slide ‘button’, the volume of the metronome is adjustable and the time signature can be changed.
A stage piano never quite lives up to a real acoustic instrument (nothing feels like playing a real piano does it?). The SP250 doesn’t try (even though Korg would say they have); instead it aims to feel good to play…and succeeds! The touch is natural and graded across the keyboard and the keys are weighted to a nice feel. The touch can be adjusted from light, medium or heavy to suit your needs and the piano is responsive in fast sections and reiterations. It also feels nice on the feet. The pedal which comes with it looks and feels like a real piano pedal rather than a small plastic box with no control like some stage pianos. The stand (which also comes with the piano) is solid and very easy to erect (the pedal is designed to sit on the base of the stand, keeping it in place). The stands is very solid and secure and the piano screws onto it giving lots of stability and reducing the vertical movement of the piano when playing con brio)
The piano keeps it going in the style department too. It looks good and feels solid. The wooden trim and simple interface makes this piano the good looking friend you are proud of rather than jealous of. It has LEDs to show you what settings are in use for when you are on stage and need quick reference and the settings are easy to switch between.
The damage: Price is a major issue with anything these days. If you want a piano which will stay in your house and not venture onto the stage I would always recommend an acoustic instrument (you can get a decent one for the price of this piano). If you want a piano as a primary instrument AND one which will travel to gigs and concerts, this is the piano for you. The price is high but you are paying for quality. If you are planning to travel with the piano a lot then I must adviser you to buy a sturdy case with wheels. Even though the piano weighs less than 20KG it is bulky and cumbersome. This is the only negative point about the instrument and it is a small one too. It should not put you off seriously considering buying this piano.
The Korg SP250 will give you so much pleasure and opens up so many possibilities for beginners and professionals alike (maybe not concert pianists though). I love my SP250 and highly recommend it (or maybe one of Korg’s cheaper pianos if money is an issue; each one I have played felt good).
Pros: Sound (the voices and volume control offer fantastic expression options)
Feel (it feels solid and the touch is very nice and adjustable)
Pedal (Sounds daft but it really does make a difference)
Inputs and outputs (headphones, speakers and MIDI; or just on its own!)
Cons: Weight and bulkiness (only a minor issue and a good case will eliminate this. You could also park close to the gig…)
Value for money: Very good (it’s solid, versatile and comes with a stand and a pedal).
A good substitute for a real piano if you're short on space!
Posted on 06/08/2012 by Helen
This instrument is great if you need a piano but you either can't afford one that stays in tune for more than a month or you don't have the space. The Korg has the full 88 keys and is slim but also quite attractive. Its size makes it very portable, easily fitting in the back of the car to take to gigs with its lightweight, but sturdy stand. The weighted keys are sensitive and almost like the real thing. Whilst there are keyboards with a more realistic touch, you pay for the pleasure. The dynamic range is excellent and although the sustain pedal does not feel like a real piano, it does the job. A limited range of sounds and demos but as this instrument is meant to replace a piano, these extras aren't really necessary.
This is a great instrument that can be enjoyed by the whole family and doesn't have to disturb the neighbours, or a sleeping baby, as you can simply plug in the headphones. A good investment!
Good value for money
Posted on 06/08/2012 by janet
Good for early learners if you cannot afford a piano.
Posted on 01/08/2012 by Luke
I got this digital keyboard back in September of 2010, when I was only just starting out on the piano, and it was the first keyboard I had with 88 keys, so it was really all new to me and has helped my development. Since then, I have played on several digital pianos and none of them feel quite as nice as the SP-250, and none of them are as realistic. Best digital piano you can get for the money. The only downside I have on the SP-250 is the headphone slot is not clear when it comes to recording, but the built in speaker is fantastic, and incredibly loud :)