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An affordable, beautiful alternative to buying a grand piano.
The YDP-213 Digital Piano comes loaded with the actual sound from Yamaha's premier concert grand pianos, so you get first-class sound. Just like Yamaha's flagship digital pianos, the YDP-213 uses its renowned AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation technology and true stereo sampling for a realistic, acoustic piano sound.
GHS keyboard provides touch as real as its tone
Besides outstanding sound, the YDP-213 offers incredibly natural piano touch. Applying the know-how acquired from over 100 years of crafting fine acoustic pianos, Yamaha has designed a remarkably expressive GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) keyboard. Similar to the widely accepted Graded Hammer Effect action, GHS keys are weighted heavier on lower notes and gradually become lighter as you play up the keyboard. A pianist will notice the difference as soon as they start playing.
Beautiful, lightweight, and maintenance-free
The classically beautiful wood grain finish, complete with a sliding protective key cover, tastefully matches virtually any decor. And with no need for the inner hardware of acoustic pianos, this digital equivalent is much easier to move. Best of all, because digital audio doesn't fade or degrade, the YDP-213 is maintenance-free -- there's no need for expensive, periodic tunings or other technical upkeep.
To let you enjoy more expressive performances, the YDP-213 also features damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals. If the acoustic grand piano at your recital has three pedals, shouldn't the one you're practicing on have them as as well?
A variety of voices color your music
For even more performance versatility the YDP-213 offers a choice of 6 voices including electric piano, organ, strings, and harpsichord.
Built-in piano music library
The Yamaha YDP-213 comes with a built-in music library of 50 popular piano pieces. These can either be used as practice aids or simply for your listening pleasure.
Capture your own masterpiece
The built-in, one-song performance memory allows you to record anything you can play. Listen back to your creations for study, or choose another voice and accompany yourself with a completely different sound! There's also a built-in metronome to help you keep perfect time.
Spacious digital reverb
No matter how big your room is, whether you have hardwood floors or the thickest carpeting, digital reverb puts your YDP-213 center stage in a variety of different listening environments. Choose the best reverb setting for the type of room you're playing in.
Variable touch sensitivity
You can even adjust the responsiveness of the keys to the type of musician sitting at the bench. Heavy-handed players will appreciate the Hard setting that allows them to play naturally and still remain expressive. But when switched to Soft, life can spring from the performances of even the most timid beginner.
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Good looking. Needs more volume. Keyboard overly noisy during quiet passages, GHS touch is OK but not as realistic as GHE (graded hammer effect),and plastic keyboard finish looks/feels cheap. Pedal a lot harder than a real piano, needs more throw too. For the money however it's the best on the market. Get a DP or a real piano if you are serious about playing classical piano, but this instrument is enough for hobbyist.
GREAT VALUE! Very nice action and great voices. Super high quality. Could be a little louder with the volume control/speakers. Overall it gets our highest recommendations!!
This piano is a delight for the money. You get good touch on the keys and good tone. I grew up on a Chickering baby grand, and the sound and touch on this are comparable except maybe in the upper range. The only complaint is that you will at times wish you had more volume. The 213 cannot put out the volume you will want for certain pieces, but since space was a prime factor for me, the 213 produces as much volume as I'll need for the size of the room I'm using it in. If I had the space and money, I'd prefer a Bsendorfer 170, but if you want good value, high quality sound, and a good solid basic piano, the YDP-213 is an excellent choice.
After reading several reviews, the only gripe that people seemed to have was with the volume not going loud enough. Considering the speakers are only 6 watts, when turned up all the way, this piano sounds great! It definitely feels like a real piano and the pedals work fine. One of the highlights of this piano is that the control board is not overloaded with tons of buttons...it's very managable! For the money, there isn't a better deal. I'm very happy with it!
This instrument is fine to play and listen too. The sampled piano is a reproduction of a Yamaha concert grand and with the ability to select room size and 20 levels of reverb you can fit the sound to your space. The only critique I have is the keyboard tends to be overly noisey during quiet passages.Gary K.
The YDP-213 is a great digital piano for its price, considering the three pedals, matching bench and headphones output. Not to mention its distinctive style and modern craftmanship. It is made by Yamaha that is why, the sound is almost as identical as a grand piano on a much smaller size. The only feedback is that the speakers do not have much power since it is only 6 watts. To accomodate the lack of power, I plugged it in a 15 watt Crate KBX-15 keyboard amp.. It is just enough to fill up an entire room.. I can see myself trying to be a more productive musician by simply listening to each note when I strike the keys.. I am very much happy with this digital piano..Try one yourself!!
I've only been using this a couple weeks, but it feels like I've been using it non-stop. It's a great piano. I'm going to this model from the Williams Etude, and the Yamaha is vastly superior. Much better weighting (my main reason for upgrading). The Williams had what they called "semi-weighted" keys, but there really wasn't much there. This Yamaha has the "Graded Hammer Standard" board which is, supposedly, a cheaper variation of the "Graded Hammer Effect" board on their more expensive models. I played several more expensive Yamaha, Casio, and Roland models when I was shopping around, and the 213 feels as good as anything I played. The sound quality is great too. Very realistic piano, though the "string" voice (the only other voice I might use) was better on the Williams. You do have to crank the volume though to get any sound out of the underpowered 6 watt speaker system. That is one concession of the lower price. The main other gripe I have is the lack of a line out jack, though few of Yamaha's upscale models seem to have that. And I'm not sure why. Still, I'm one happy piano owner. Now if I could just get better at playing the thing.