We recommend the Yamaha YDP165 as a better piano for beginners and advancing players.
New Piano Sample
The YDP-165 features a piano Voice sampled from Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand piano—a renowned piano that delivers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass combined in a superbly expressive sound.
The YDP-165 has the same detailed sound—from the lower keys to the higher keys—full of clarity and rich in colorful harmonic content. It gives you extraordinary expressive power and nuance, that authentically responds in your daily practice as well as your most emotion-filled performances.
Graded Hammer 3 Piano Action
With an 88-key piano action, the GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from a naturally heavy feel in the lower key to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. The GH3 keyboard provides a grand piano-style response and feel, allowing rapid note repetition and authentic expressive control. Moreover, there’s a half-damper feature that authentically replicates the damper action on a grand piano, providing rich expressive variation.
Virtual Resonance Modelling Lite
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. The YDP-165 elaborately reproduces this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling Lite (VRM Lite). VRM Lite creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling.
Record your performances
The YDP165 has a built-in recording function that captures your performance with a touch of a button, as a result, you can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback. Furthermore giving you the ability to record both hands separately, or overlay parts with different voices. These tracks can be downloaded to your computer using a USB cable.
Connect with the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
Yamaha's digital controller app is a free piano app that allows you to controls many functions included in the piano. With your iPhone or iPad, you can now control the piano from your device. Allowing access to adjust settings, select voices and even record your performances. The YDP165 has USB connectivity making it easier to connect the piano to your computer or phone.
The Yamaha Arius YDP165 Design
The YDP165 has a traditional piano design housed in an elegant, wooden cabinet. The cabinet features a sliding keyboard cover and raised music stand. The smaller speakers allow for a shorter height cabinet at 815 mm tall suitable for smaller modern homes. The color variations available are black, rosewood and white in a satin finish.