- Back to Top
- OverviewJump to Overview
- FeaturesJump to Features
- WarrantyJump to Warranty
- ReviewsJump to Reviews
Arius YDP-181 88-Key Digital Piano with Bench
- Write a Review
- Product 430606
- Free Shipping With Backstage Pass (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
The Yamaha Arius Series provides true piano sound and feel. The graded-hammer keyboard of the Yamaha Arius YDP-181 digital piano makes it a true joy ...Click To Read More About This Product
6-Month* financing available.
(Open Box) An 88-key digital piano with a graded-hammer keyboard and bench that's ideal for beginning students and experienced players alike.
The Yamaha Arius Series provides true piano sound and feel. The graded-hammer keyboard of the Yamaha Arius YDP-181 digital piano makes it a true joy to play both in practice and in performance. The 3-level AWM dynamic stereo sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. The Yamaha Arius digital piano's dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture original musical ideas and performances. Comes with Headphone Hanger, Song Book "50 greats for the Piano" and BC-100 Standard Bench.
Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard:
Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GH keyboard have a heavier touch while the higher notes are more responsive to lighter playing. The Yamaha Arius digital piano's GH keyboard features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast, repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation.
Variable touch sensitivity:
Select the hard, medium, or soft setting to match your playing style or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting, which is ideal when playing the organ.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) dynamic stereo sampling:
The 88-key Yamaha Arius digital piano comes equipped with AWM (Advanced Wave Memory), a sampling system that creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and apply high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. AWM dynamic stereo sampling can produce dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.
Conventional digital pianos quickly run out of notes during fast, dense legato passages: sustained notes are cut off as the instrument "steals" notes to make room for new notes. On the YDP-181, a maximum of 128 notes can be played all at once.
Damper resonance samples provide the rich and broadening tones produced in pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, the Yamaha Arius YDP-181 can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.
Half-pedal control allows the sustain length to vary step-by-step depending on how far the pedal is pressed. The farther you press the pedal, the more the sound sustains.
The electronic piano's built-in, 2-track performance memory allows you to record a backing track and then step into the spotlight and solo over it. Best of all, you can change tempo or voices even after you've recorded your performance. The Yamaha Arius digital piano also a built-in metronome to help you stay in perfect time.
50 preset piano songs:
The Yamaha digital piano also has a selection of 50 different piano songs built-in for your listening pleasure. These recordings were chosen for their beauty as well as their functionality. Since many of the songs are classic piano pieces, anyone taking lessons can use them as a reference.
Graded hammer action
Famous Yamaha sound quality
Damper resonance and half-pedal control
Variable velocity sensitivity
Order this Yamaha digital piano and get dynamic stereo sampling, a half-damper effect, dual voice capability, a 2-track song recorder, and more!
Touch response: hard, medium, soft, fixed
Number of voices: 14
Piano voice quality: AWM dynamic stereo sampling
Number of dynamic steps: 3
Reverb: 4 types
Effect: 4 types
Damper resonance: yes
Playback: number of preset songs: 14 (voice demo), 50 (piano)
Recording: number of songs: 3; number of tracks: 2
Pedals: number of pedals: 3 (damper with half pedal effect, sostenuto and soft)
Scale tuning: yes
Display: type: 7-segment LED
Jacks and terminals:
To host: no
AUX. In (L/L+R, R): no
AUX. Out (L/L+R, R): no
AUX. Out (L, R): no
USB to device: yes
Song: pianosoft solo: yes
Output: 20W x 2
Speaker: 16cm x 2
Speaker/headphones control: yes
Key cover: sliding
Headphone hanger: yes
AC power cord included
Sustain pedal sold separately
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.