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Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano

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88-Key graded hammer action home piano.

The Yamaha YDP-V240 digital home piano offers 88-key graded hammer standard-weighted action. The YDO-V240 piano keyboard makes is truly a joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The Yamaha keyboard's 3-level AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) dynamic stereo sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound. The YDP-V240 keyboard brings you a wide selection of amazingly realistic accompaniment styles for hours of interactive music enjoyment.

Yamaha Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard with matte finish of black keys:
Just like on a traditional acoustic piano, the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The keyboard's sensitivity can even be adjusted to match your playing style. This graded hammer standard technology also enables the piano to provide an authentic touch in a lightweight instrument. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the keyboard's luxurious appearance.

Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) dynamic stereo sampling:
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system that creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument and apply high-quality, digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM dynamic stereo sampling can produce dynamic nuances of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.

Amazingly realistic and dynamic sounds:
Yamaha's highly acclaimed Sweet! and Cool! voices deliver an incredibly natural and very dynamic sound.

Yamaha Digital Signal Processor (DSP):
238 types of DSP effects can be added to the main and dual voices. These range from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic processing tools that let you either enhance the sound or completely transform it.

Easy song arranger:
In addition to each song's default style, you can select any other style with the easy song arranger feature. This means you can play a song that is normally a ballad as a swing jazz tune, hip-hop tune, or many other styles. You can create totally different arrangements by changing the style of a song. You can also change the song's melody voice and the keyboard voice for a complete change of image.

Yamaha Performance Assistant Technology (PAT):
Play along with a song on the instrument's keyboard and produce a perfect performance every time even if you play the wrong notes! Just keep in time with the music and you'll sound like a pro.

Music database plus external files:
If you want to play music in your favorite genre, but you're not sure how to select the best voice and style for the type of music you want to play, simply select the desired title from the music database and the panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal combination of style and voices. Furthermore, this instrument can access music database files transferred from a computer or stored on a USB flash memory device. These files can be used right alongside the internal music database titles.

USB to device:
The Yamaha YDP-V240 keyboard's USB to device allows you to connect USB memory devices such as flash drives or hard drives, enabling you to save or load registrations and user songs created on the instrument, as well as to read data from the connected device such as MIDI files or style files.

USB to host (for PC or MAC):
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Computer connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer-recorded parts with different instrument sounds all from this single digital piano.


Bring the joy of music into your home with the Yamaha YDP-V240.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Keyboard: GHS matte black keys
  • Voice:
  • Voices: 131 voices + 361 XGlite voices + 12 kits
  • Polyphony: 64
  • Piano voice: AWM dynamic stereo sampling; number of dynamic steps: 3
  • Other voices: 1 Natural! Voice, 3 Live! Voices, 5 Cool! Voices, 8 Sweet! Voices, 114 regular voices
  • Style:
  • Styles: 160
  • Variation: main x 2
  • Fingering: multi, full keyboard
  • OTS: includes voice list
  • Music database: yes
  • Song:
  • Preset: 30
  • Recording: quick recording
  • Record channels: 6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
  • Guide/Y.E.S.: waiting, your tempo, minus one, repeat & learn, chord dictionary
  • Compatibility: GM/XGlite/XF, SFF, DKV Piano
  • Effects:
  • Effect types: reverb: 35
  • Chorus: 44
  • DSP: 238
  • Master EQ: 2 types *auto set up
  • Layer: yes (dual)
  • Split: yes
  • Harmony/echo: yes
  • Registration: 2 pads
  • Display:
  • Type: 320 x 240 dots QVGA Monochrome 4.6 inch LCD
  • Contrast control: yes (knob)
  • Music score: yes
  • Lyrics: yes
  • Pedals: number of pedals: 3 (damper with half pedal effect, sostenuto and soft)
  • USB connection:
  • USB to host: yes
  • USB to device: yes
  • Other connections:
  • Phones: 2 1/4" stereo
  • Outboard content:
  • Song: XG/XF songs: yes
  • Pianosoft solo: yes
  • DMN lite: yes
  • Performance guide: yes
  • Others: style: yes
  • Music finder record: yes
  • Online service: performance guide using PC: yes
  • Amplifier/speaker:
  • Amplifier: 20 W x 2
  • Speaker size: 12cm x 2
  • Cabinet:
  • Key cover style: sliding
  • Music rest: yes
  • Headphone hanger: yes
  • Panel: language: English
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YamahaArius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Responsive / good action (6)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Pre-programmed music (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (6)
  • Electronic music (3)
  • MIDI (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

As Good As It Gets

The Yamaha Arius YDP-V 240 home digital piano is as good as it gets, short of being a Clavinova. I can't wait to get mine. Today I went to a music store about...Read complete review

The Yamaha Arius YDP-V 240 home digital piano is as good as it gets, short of being a Clavinova. I can't wait to get mine. Today I went to a music store about an hour's drive from my home to choose a digital piano. My main keyboard is an eight-year-old Yamaha DGX 500, which was the closest I could come to owning a Clavinova at the time. The DGX 500 has a lot of nice features, but it still performs and sounds like a keyboard, as opposed to a digital piano. The moment I sat down at the Arius I found it a true joy to play. It was sitting next to a CVP 503 Clavinova, which I also played for comparison. The piano sample in the Clavinova was slightly better than the Arius, but not by much. There was also a slight difference between the Graded Hammer Standard and the Graded Hammer touch, but again, not by much. People talk about the Graded Hammer Standard mechanism being noisy. Perhaps it depends on how one plays and the type of music one plays. I didn't find noise to be an issue at all. The touch was satisfyingly pleasant to me. It is certainly better than any of the other keyboards I currently own. This Arius model has everything anyone could possibly want in a fine digital piano. There is a ton of instrument voices and loads of rhythms with automatic accompaniment styles. I even hooked up a USB portable disk drive to play some piano MIDI files. And wow! The sound blew me away! It sounded as if someone were sitting at the piano playing this wonderful recital for me. This instrument even looks like a piano, with its wood cabinet design and sliding key cover, which not only conceals the keys, but also the instrument's knobs and buttons. What's not to like? The fact that I wasn't in a hurry to get up from the piano bench speaks for itself. I said to the salesman, "This piano has my name on it." I decided to purchase the instrument from this dealer because we came up with a comfortable payment plan and the store will deliver it to my house fully assembled. For 20 years I've been clamoring for a Clavinova, which always seemed just beyond my reach. Until the Yamaha Arius YDP-V 240. I look forward to owning this instrument because it's as good as it gets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Action reduces the value of the piano

I expected a much better keyboard action of YDP240V than what I experience. From my perspective, the DSP and arranger are not as valuable as the feel of the keyboard.

The...Read complete review

I expected a much better keyboard action of YDP240V than what I experience. From my perspective, the DSP and arranger are not as valuable as the feel of the keyboard.

The keys feel very springy, not realistic at all. Well, they are somewhat heavy, so it's not like playing a plastic wobbly key, but still not very satisfactory. Unlike a real piano, you have to press the keys very very softly even with keyboard sensitivity set to hard in order for the key not to make a sound. I used to own a P80 (which has GH action), and the difference is huge.

As far as the sound is concerned, the piano voices are ok. I wouldn't call them great. Reverb helps a bit to get a brighter feel, but not to the point where I am wowed.

The piano has pretty good visual appeal. Everything but the power cord is pretty much hidden out of sight, so it looks nice in the living room.

In hindsight, I should have paid more attention to reviews of keyboard action, including Yamaha's description of the differences and most likey I would have been happier with something like YDP181.
The piano is loaded with all kinds of features -- it has everything that I need and much more that I will never use.
It looks good, but I'm not terribly happy with the sound. It's a bit dull, at least when playing it like a traditional piano without an arranger.
If I paid of order $1k for it, I would have found the value of the instrument adequate. The keys make it feel very cheap.

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(37 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As Good As It Gets

By Donna J. Lambert

from Defiance, Ohio

See all my reviews

Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

The Yamaha Arius YDP-V 240 home digital piano is as good as it gets, short of being a Clavinova. I can't wait to get mine. Today I went to a music store about an hour's drive from my home to choose a digital piano. My main keyboard is an eight-year-old Yamaha DGX 500, which was the closest I could come to owning a Clavinova at the time. The DGX 500 has a lot of nice features, but it still performs and sounds like a keyboard, as opposed to a digital piano. The moment I sat down at the Arius I found it a true joy to play. It was sitting next to a CVP 503 Clavinova, which I also played for comparison. The piano sample in the Clavinova was slightly better than the Arius, but not by much. There was also a slight difference between the Graded Hammer Standard and the Graded Hammer touch, but again, not by much. People talk about the Graded Hammer Standard mechanism being noisy. Perhaps it depends on how one plays and the type of music one plays. I didn't find noise to be an issue at all. The touch was satisfyingly pleasant to me. It is certainly better than any of the other keyboards I currently own. This Arius model has everything anyone could possibly want in a fine digital piano. There is a ton of instrument voices and loads of rhythms with automatic accompaniment styles. I even hooked up a USB portable disk drive to play some piano MIDI files. And wow! The sound blew me away! It sounded as if someone were sitting at the piano playing this wonderful recital for me. This instrument even looks like a piano, with its wood cabinet design and sliding key cover, which not only conceals the keys, but also the instrument's knobs and buttons. What's not to like? The fact that I wasn't in a hurry to get up from the piano bench speaks for itself. I said to the salesman, "This piano has my name on it." I decided to purchase the instrument from this dealer because we came up with a comfortable payment plan and the store will deliver it to my house fully assembled. For 20 years I've been clamoring for a Clavinova, which always seemed just beyond my reach. Until the Yamaha Arius YDP-V 240. I look forward to owning this instrument because it's as good as it gets.

(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Action reduces the value of the piano

By Andrey Lebedev

from nyc

Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

I expected a much better keyboard action of YDP240V than what I experience. From my perspective, the DSP and arranger are not as valuable as the feel of the keyboard.

The keys feel very springy, not realistic at all. Well, they are somewhat heavy, so it's not like playing a plastic wobbly key, but still not very satisfactory. Unlike a real piano, you have to press the keys very very softly even with keyboard sensitivity set to hard in order for the key not to make a sound. I used to own a P80 (which has GH action), and the difference is huge.

As far as the sound is concerned, the piano voices are ok. I wouldn't call them great. Reverb helps a bit to get a brighter feel, but not to the point where I am wowed.

The piano has pretty good visual appeal. Everything but the power cord is pretty much hidden out of sight, so it looks nice in the living room.

In hindsight, I should have paid more attention to reviews of keyboard action, including Yamaha's description of the differences and most likey I would have been happier with something like YDP181.
The piano is loaded with all kinds of features -- it has everything that I need and much more that I will never use.
It looks good, but I'm not terribly happy with the sound. It's a bit dull, at least when playing it like a traditional piano without an arranger.
If I paid of order $1k for it, I would have found the value of the instrument adequate. The keys make it feel very cheap.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's Great

By BadgerBob

from Hartford, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Menu Navigation Is A Pain

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Electronic Music
  • Learning
  • MIDI
  • Pure Enjoyment

Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

This instrument makes music fun. If you closed your eyes, you'd think the weighted, touch-sensitive keys were on a grand piano. The sound is realistic and the accompaniments are good. No complaints; only joy.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds fantastic

By Sinclair Hamilton Sinclair Hamilton

from Maryland USA

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Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

It would be nice if the stand mounted to the piano with hand operated bolts rather than needing a screw driver. This would make it easier to transport for the occasional move. The piano sounds are excellent. It is good to have the reverb options. Speakers sound good but I wish they could play louder.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha YDP-V240

By Gerard

from Warren MI

About Me Adult, Engineer

Pros

  • Easy To Setup
  • Exceptional Value
  • Impresive Clarity
  • Nice Key Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • At Home
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

    I like the easy setup, recommend two people but can be done alone. Great look, and feel and tone. Nice range of features. First lesson to expert.

    (3 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I very want have this product

    By Nicholaus Setra

    from Jakarta

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

    This piano has a wide selection of musical instrument sound, natural touch of piano, three pedal and realistic sound, like clavinova with cheaper price. I like this piano.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Piano with keyboard features or vv

    By Bartholomeus Bordenwasser

    from Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Compatible With Ipad
    • Easy to Use
    • Fun To Play On
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Chamber Music
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

    A very complete Digital Piano with lots of keyboard features. Usable for lots of music styles and lots of musicians with different skills.

     
    5.0

    This is a great sounding and nice looking digital piano!

    By video editor

    from P

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

        This is a great sounding and nice looking digital piano! I purchased the Yamaha V240 and it has a lot of features and more voices than the other Arius models. It will take me a while to go through the manual and learn all of its features. Although a lot of it is very intuitive and the manual is pretty easy to follow. I made the purchase based off of Yamaha's great reputation building pianos and keyboards. I have been playing the guitar for over 30 years but have always wanted a piano in the house. I am a novice to playing the piano but wanted something nice looking and sounding to have in the living room of the house for the whole family to enjoy. My 5 year old daughter will take lessons this year so it will be a learning experience for all of us. The digital piano has a lot of voices and sound effects in it's library that are very good sounding. There are preprogrammed songs and an LCD screen that can show the score as songs are playing. I think that will help in the learning process. I'm not an expert but the weighted keys feel like a real piano to me. I am very happy with the purchase and think it's a great natural sounding digital piano.

        The piano was shipped by a freight company and came in one large box that was easy to assemble. The instructions are printed on the box and everything was packed really well from the factory to avoid shipping damage. It took two people to set the piano top on the stand but it wasn't too heavy or difficult.

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By Dev

        from Monroe nj

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Learning
          • School Bands

          Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

          Learning is good with this Yamaha ydp 240

           
          5.0

          A Good buy for an electric piano

          By JS

          from Glen Rock, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Chamber Music
            • Concerts
            • Learning
            • School Bands

            Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-V240 88-Key Digital Piano:

            This is really a nice keyboard. It is very easy to use. I really enjoyed sitting down at this keyboard and playing it. Once I retire, I would give this instrument some serious thought as my next keyboard

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