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Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano   

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Yamaha is one of the leaders in digital piano production, and they continue that tradition with the DGX-650. A true ensemble digital piano, the DGX-6...Read More

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Classic piano touch. Contemporary music experience.

Yamaha is one of the leaders in digital piano production, and they continue that tradition with the DGX-650. A true ensemble digital piano, the DGX-650 has a variety of interactive features that make learning, playing, and sharing music fun for everyone regardless of skill level. With a full-size 88-note Graded Hammer Standard action keyboard, the DGX-650 not only gives you the authentic feel of playing a piano, it also incorporates Damper Resonance DSP and PureCF sampling that gives this digital version true and accurate sound reproduction of its acoustic counterpart. Add-in a USB audio recorder to instantly capture and share your musical achievements, and the DGX-650 is even better than the real thing.

PureCF-sampled piano
PureCF sampling starts with a meticulous recording of Yamaha's acclaimed CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano. This recording contains a number of dynamic levels from pianissimo to fortissimo, so you can experience the delicate touch of a soft passage or the pure power of two-handed chords.

Damper Resonance DSP
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, the harmonics of other strings wash over the notes you play until the pedal is released.

88-note, weighted GHS action
A weighted action with heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, just like the hammers inside an acoustic piano. Great for the aspiring pianist, practicing on the GHS action builds the proper finger technique for when the time comes to perform on an acoustic piano.

XG-optimized for You Are The Artist song books
Professionally-arranged, play-along XG song files from Yamaha MusicSoft are matched with best-selling song books from Hal Leonard. Learn to play songs made famous by artists like Elton John, Coldplay, Adele and more with the DGX-650 as your backing band.

USB Audio (WAV) Recording/Playback
Record performances or MIDI songs as uncompressed, CD-quality audio to a USB flash drive using the USB Audio Recorder. From there, copy to your computer to make CDs, share over the internet or transfer to your portable music player. You can also playback uncompressed WAV files stored on a USB flash drive.

Smart Chord
Smart Chord makes you sound like a pro, even if you're just learning how to play. With a single finger on your left hand, Smart Chord will create entire chords from simple Pop triads to complex jazz 7th and 9th chords. Accompaniment Styles create the rest of your virtual band so you can get straight to playing music.

Style Recommender
Style Recommender suggests a list of suitable Styles based on your playing. Play in a piano part, drum part or just tap a simple rhythm and Style Recommender will create a list of appropriate Styles based on what you played.

AUX line input
Connect any device with an audio output and hear it through the DGX-650's built-in speakers. Listen to music from your mobile device, hook up another keyboard or even a mixer and jam with friends. The DGX-650 makes a great speaker system for virtually any sound source.

128-note polyphony
Provides enough horsepower for dropout-free performances even while layering two Voices and playing two-handed, sustained chords with heavy pedaling. So as you become a more advanced player, your digital piano can respond to your skill level.

FEATURES
  • Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 88
  • Action: Graded hammer
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch: Not applicable
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices: 147 +15 drum/SFX
  • Polyphony (max): 128-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX in: Stereo mini jack
  • MIDI: Not applicable
  • Line out: Not applicable
  • Line in: Not applicable
  • USB: Yes
  • Headphones: 1
  • Pedal: 1 (sustain)
  • Storage: Internal (1.7 MB)
  • Expandability: Not applicable
  • Onboard Features
  • Audio recording: Yes
  • Accompaniment styles: 195
  • Preset songs: 100
  • Display: Full-dot monochrome LCD
  • Effects: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Pitch bend: Yes
  • Other controls: Not applicable
  • Effects
  • Reverb: 35 types
  • Chorus: 44 types
  • Equalizer: 5 settings
  • Arpeggio: Not applicable
  • Other: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 55" (1,397mm)
  • Height: 5.75" (146mm)
  • Depth: 17.52" (445mm)
  • Weight: 49 lb.
  • Power adapter: Included
  • Sustain Pedal: Sold Separately
  • Batteries: Not applicable
  • Stand: Included
  • Bench: Sold separately

The full-size sound of a Yamaha grand piano, in a compact digital design. Order the DGX-650 today.

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YamahaDGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (26)
  • Responsive / good action (25)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Touch sensitive keys (21)
  • Pre-programmed music (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Learning (20)
  • Accompaniment (19)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Electronic music (10)
  • MIDI (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sound, lots of fun!

Made the decision after testing driving this in a local music store and reading great reviews.
Great piano feel and sounds. The display is kind of small to easily see the (score)...Read complete review

Made the decision after testing driving this in a local music store and reading great reviews.
Great piano feel and sounds. The display is kind of small to easily see the (score) music as it plays (you can view about four measure at a time), but the fact you can slow/pause it really helps. Having to scroll through/between menu's can be a bit cumbersome at times, but overall not bad. Great built-in speakers, very decent bass.
LOVE the ability to quickly and easily change tempo, rewind, and A-B loop parts of songs. Great way to help when learning new material. Excellent selection of built-in midi songs to play along with. You can mute any of six tracks. Nice to play additional midi files right from the usb drive.
Split and layering fairly easy. Good selection of various styles (rhythms & accompaniments). Shouldn't get bored soon. Didn't care at all for their "style recommender" function because it doesn't seems to be consistent or accurate.
Bottom line for me is I'm having so much fun learning new material, stuff that I've never played before. And it just sounds sssooo good when you play along with the songs.
There is much to offer here, whether you're just beginning or been playing out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The DGX-650 88 key is an excellent product

It's an excellent tool for teaching, but the pedal is not what we see in the advertisement.

It's an excellent tool for teaching, but the pedal is not what we see in the advertisement.

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

Ideal piano for community building.

By Geraldine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

I purchased this for our community hall. I am a piano teacher and I was impressed with the action. The sound is great as well. I insisted upon the pedal attachment. The price is right on this piano. It would make a great practice piano in anyone's home.

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4.0

Excellent all around

By Jenn

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

    The sound is great, the feel of the keys is fantastic. Very nice digital piano at a great price.

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    5.0

    Great Keyboard

    By Marko

    from Oklahoma City

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

      Great keyboard. Perfect for a beginner like me.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      IMPRESSIVE!!

      By Wade-O

      from Bend, OR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

      I have been playing piano for most of my lifetime...started lessons at the age of 7 and had them each week until my senior year of high school. (I am 49 years of age)

      My last piano got handed down to my middle daughter, who is just starting a family of her own and wants a piano in her home for her kids as she did growing up. So...I pulled the trigger and upgraded to this incredibly sounding POWERHOUSE of musical capabilities! It does come with a serviceable sustain pedal, which was rather vague in the description...but it is rather tinny and slight so I added an M-AUDIO SP-2 to my order. It's a much more substantial pedal....and inexpensive. (a nice add-on...you'll appreciate the tip.)

      I gotta tell 'ya...WOW!! I simply could not be more impressed!! It does everything that I would hope that it would do...as an amateur, non-performing pianist...although I have performed, in the past and if I ever get my chops up again I could easily do it with this unit! (although...it is QUITE heavy!) The weight doesn't bother me as I have it in a place where I do not intend to have to move it. (still, compared to an upright grand or any other traditional piano...IT'S NUTHIN!!)

      I've only cracked the surface thus far...and still exploring. This is an amazing piano...even at full price it's worth it. I'm just happy I got a substantial discount for buying open-box.

      I purchased a re-stock item...meaning it was returned for whatever reason. With restocks, you get a significant price-break...but you have to deal with minor deficiencies, such as scratches, blemishes, etc...NONE OF WHICH WERE FOUND ON THE UNIT I PURCHASED! Which was a very pleasant surprise! The only thing I would have done differently, if I had a choice, would be the color. Because it was a re-stock, it was only available in WHITE. Not that I don't like the white...it is very pretty and will probably not show dust as badly as the black would. I'm not complaining!!

      Overall...best piano for the $$!!

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      5.0

      I would not hesitate to buy again.

      By Jo

      from Martinsburg, WV

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI

        Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

        I am thoroughly enjoying it. I now have a piano plus a keyboard. I am anxious to learn about all the possibilities of this instrument. I am wanting to do wave files and merging my Tyros 5 with this instrument. I am hoping I can use a pedal board so as to have it as my organ also. I love foot pedals and would love more information on all of the above. I love my new instrument and love the Yamaha products.

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        4.0

        Excellent Keyboard and affordable.

        By VTMetalBass

        from VT

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

        This is a very nice keyboard. The hammer action is really easy and realistic. All the sounds are quality. My whole family has been putting a fair amount of time of playing on it. It's easy to lose yourself for a couple of hours in playing. This unit is heavy, so don't plan to move or go on the road with it without being prepared.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great and beautiful piece of instrument!

        By Jane

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Child

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning

          Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

          This is truly a great piano, everything we had looked for. Great sound, great look and many features! My son simply loves it! It arrived here so fast to my surprise. It is exactly as advertised and as was played in the video. We have only great things to say about this piano and about Musicians Friend!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          nice instrument. More sensitive than the DGX-550

          By Mr. Man

          from West (the best) Virginia

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Chamber Music
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI

            Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

            This is my 3rd Yamaha "DGX" keyboard. My last keyboard was the DGX 550 which I owned for about nine years. The DGX 650 came out last year and I was anxious to upgrade as my keyboard had gathered a few scratches over the years traveling from gig to gig. The screen on my 550 started to give me a few intermittent problems as well. I noticed the DGX could be paired with a subwoofer which caught my attention. I plan to pair it with some other amps I have if I ever need more bottom end than the factory Yamaha speakers give. The first thing you will notice with the 650 DGX is the feel and the sound is improved over the last model....and the last model was a good instrument! I like the idea of running an audio out from the headphone jack but still being able to use the keyboard speakers as monitors...this is an upgrade from the DGX550. In the piano voice the lows are clearer as well as the highs...hard to explain but it is slightly better. Its a great instrument. And if you're thinking about the white model - go for it...it's a little warmer tone to look at...the black is nice too - Yamaha makes the best keyboards for the money. This is my 4th Yamaha keyboard I've owned. I've been playing for (18) years. - Oh yeah, and you don't need to spend the extra money to buy the (3) pedal setup - get the M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal for twenty USD which is all the upgrade you need from the factory joke of foot switch pedal. The sensitivity of this instrument and the volume control is all you need to play softly...The three pedal adder is overkill in my opinion and I would rarely use it on a keyboard...On an acoustic piano, I would use 2 of the 3 pedals for the style I play...on a keyboard, all you need is the twenty USD M-Audio pedal upgrade.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ideal instrument for all my needs.

            By Jeff L.

            from North Dakota

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

                After 10+ years using a relatively inexpensive, 25-key keyboard controller to trigger VST instruments, I began looking for something of greater quality - primarily weighted keys with some decent onboard piano / electric piano sounds. To my surprise, many "experts" essentially scoffed at the ambition, claiming such an instrument had somehow escaped the affordable market. A man of Christian faith, I knew the Lord was leading me to find what others considered impossible. My search ended after locating the DGX-650.

                I've read the reviews complaining about the keyboard's weight. If you're looking for something light as a gentle breeze, you'll not find it here. It's "portable" compared to the likes of a baby grand ... but its weight communicates quality. Yamaha builds quality products - and I'm confident this instrument's only as hefty as necessary to house what I find to be an excellent keyboard.

                Allow me to save you some time: If you're still running Windows XP, be sure to have upgraded to Service Pack 3 before downloading and installing Yamaha's USB - MIDI driver. Frustration turned to joy for me after doing so.

                I love this keyboard.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice Digital Piano for the $$$

                By Shmartin

                from Idaho

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Learning

                Comments about Yamaha DGX-650 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Digital Piano:

                This digital piano has very good piano sounds for the price. Feels pretty close to a real piano with the weighted keys. Easy to access sounds using the dial, and there are plenty of good quality sounds from drums to synths. Many of the instrument sounds (i.e. sax, banjo, etc.) are fun but hardly realistic. I bought this piano to practice on and perhaps to accompany myself as I learn how to program drums and other instruments to play along with (haven't done it yet, but it does have that capability). Good piano for a family; especially children.

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