Yamaha Arius YDP164 Digital Piano
The Yamaha Arius YDP-164 Digital Piano is a superb instrument that will appeal to not only to the beginner but also the experienced player. It hosts an array of great features, a great sound and an acoustic piano-like feel all packed into one affordable, great looking instrument.
Yamaha's flagship 9' CFX concert grand piano has been newly sampled for the Yamaha YDP164, allowing for a rich, expressive piano sound with sparkling highs and resonant lows. The Yamaha CFX has gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands in recent times, and with the YDP-144 you have access to a taste of this wonderful instrument.
The Damper Response adds depth to the tone whilst pedaling and thanks to the reverb spatial effects, you can get the sound of the piano across various environments. There are 10 voices in total with the ability to have dual/layers and a duo mode that enables two people to play at the same time.
Yamaha's Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) adjusts the sound automatically to allow players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level, allowing for a great tone whether at room-filling volumes or quiet practice times. Tonal quality and aural satisfaction are also improved courtesy of the Stereophonic Optimizer, letting players enjoy the natural, spacious sound experienced when sitting in front of an acoustic piano and even when wearing headphones.
With any digital piano, the sound is as important as the feel, and the YDP164 certainly doesn't fail in this department. Yamaha have treated the YDP-164 to the Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard, delivering an acoustic piano touch thanks to the ivory and ebony feel keys and real piano graded feel - a heavier feel in the lower register and a lighter touch in the upper octaves.
Yamaha's very own Digital Piano Controller app for iOS touch screen devices will allows you to add more functionality to the piano. You'll be able to adjust settings, select voices, and even record performances straight from your iOS device.
The 2x20w speaker system ensures an excellent balance of power and clarity, delivering rich low frequencies and superb, clear highs that compliment all of the on board voices.
Other features includes 10 demo songs, a recording function, the standard acoustic piano 3-pedal layout and dual headphone socket for silent practice.
- 88 keys
- Graded Hammer GH3 action
- Synthetic Ivory feel keytops
- CFX Sound Engine
- 192 note polyphony
- 10 voices
- Dual / Layer function
- Duo mode
- 10 preset songs
- 2x20w amp
- 2x12cm speakers
- Width 1,357mm (53-7/16")
- Height 849mm (32-1/16")
- Depth 422 mm (16-5/8")
- Weight 42kg
- Includes a 2 year, on-site warranty (A technician will come to your home). Requires product registration at www.uk.yamaha.com