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Yamaha YDP-163 88-Key Digital Piano & Bench

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Yamaha offers home digital pianos in two series: Arius and Clavinova. The Yamaha YDP-163 is the introductory model of the Arius line. It is a handsom...Click To Read More About This Product

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As much a breakthrough as it is a refinement.

Yamaha offers home digital pianos in two series: Arius and Clavinova. The Yamaha YDP-163 is the introductory model of the Arius line. It is a handsome home furnishing that resembles an acoustic upright piano, and its finish blends with most home décor ideas. It is affordable, beautiful, and sounds fantastic.

The Yamaha Arius YDP-163 home piano features a bank of ten quality voices, great playing action, three foot pedals and a powerful sound system. It is one of the most popular home digital pianos on the market, and it fits easily into most living spaces. It looks beautiful, sounds great and plays like an acoustic piano. The YDP-163 ships with a matching bench.

Sounds in the YDP-163

The Yamaha YDP-163 digital piano uses sounds from the Pure CF Sound Engine. Its grand piano sound was achieved through stereo sampling with top quality microphones, using a separate recording for each of its 88 keys. The sample source is the Yamaha CFIIIS, a legendary 9’ grand piano.

In addition to this spectacular grand piano sound, the YDP-163 offers a second acoustic piano voicing. It uses the same sound source, but presents it with a mellower equalization. It also has jazz and church organs, strings, vibraphone, harpsichord and two electric piano sounds. All of them possess the depth, color and clarity that has made the Pure CF Sound Engine famous.

Yamaha YDP-163 Keyboard

Yamaha is a famous manufacturer of acoustic pianos. This know-how applies to their digital piano line as well. The YDP-163 features the Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) action, a weighted keyboard with a heavier feel in the lower keys and a lighter feel in the upper keys. In an acoustic piano, the lower keys drive larger hammers. After practicing on the YDP-163, a piano feels perfectly natural.

The “3” in GH3 refers to the tri-sensor design of the keyboard mechanism, which recognizes velocity changes across the keyboard and interprets them with subtlety and detail. In addition to the keyboard weighting and response, the keys have an eggshell texture that makes playing sessions more comfortable. After playing a while, keys become slippery and harder to control. The imitation ebony and ivory surfaces help with playing fatigue.

The Sound System

Speaker placement in the YDP-163 takes advantage of its resonant cabinet. It has a pair of full-range speakers driven in stereo by dual 20-watt power amps. Placed with its back against a wall, the bass response is enhanced for a warm and rewarding piano experience. It is loud enough for sing-alongs and in-home performances.

For an intense listening experience, try a pair of headphones with the Stereophonic Optimizer. It gives the psycho-acoustic impression of the sound coming from the direction of the piano rather than the headphone cups.

  • 88 Key graded hammer action
  • 192-note polyphony with splits and layers
  • Recording and playback 
  • Full effects complement
  • Stand and bench included

A marvel of sound and function. Order soon.

  • Number of keys: 88 Key
  • Action: Graded hammer action
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Number of sounds: 10
  • Polyphony (max): 192
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • AUX input: No
  • MIDI Connectivity: USB
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: Not applicable
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 2
  • Pedal inputs: 3
  • Storage type: Internal
  • Expandability available: No
Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback Yes
  • Accompaniment styles: Not applicable
  • Preset songs: 50
  • Display: LCD
  • Effects: Reverb, chorus
  • Built-in speakers (2): 4.7 in. x 2.4 in. 
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Not applicable
  • Other controls: Not applicable
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Chorus: Yes
  • Delay: No
  • Equalizer: Yes
  • Arpeggio: No
  • Other: No
  • Width: 53.5 in. (with stand)
  • Height: 33.5 in. (with stand)
  • Depth: 16.5 in. (with stand)
  • Weight: 93 lb. (with stand)
  • Power adapter: Included
  • Batteries: Not applicable
  • Stand or bench included: Both

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