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Yamaha Arius YDP181 88-Key Digital Piano with Bench
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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 YDP181 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.

128-note polyphony:
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:
Damper resonance samples provide the rich and broadening tones produced in pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, the Yamaha Arius YDP181 can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.

Half-pedal control:
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.

Song recorder:
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.

Yamaha Arius YDP181 88-Key Digital Piano with Bench Features:

  • Keyboard:
    Touch response: hard, medium, soft, fixed
    Type: GH

    Number of voices: 14
    Number of polyphony: 128
    Piano voice quality: AWM dynamic stereo sampling
    Number of dynamic steps: 3

    Reverb: 4 types
    Effect: 4 types
    Brilliance: yes
    Damper resonance: yes
    Dual: yes
    Split: no

    Playback: number of preset songs: 14 (voice demo), 50 (piano)
    Recording: number of songs: 3; number of tracks: 2

    Metronome: yes

    Pedals: number of pedals: 3 (damper with half pedal effect, sostenuto and soft)

    Overall control:
    Tempo: yes
    Transpose: yes
    Tuning: yes
    Scale tuning: yes

    Display: type: 7-segment LED

    Jacks and terminals:
    MIDI: In/Out

    To host: no
    Headphone: 2
    AUX. In (L/L+R, R): no
    AUX. Out (L/L+R, R): no
    AUX. Out (L, R): no
    USB to device: yes

    Outboard content:
    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

Yamaha Arius YDP181 88-Key Digital Piano with Bench

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  • The Yamaha Arius YDP181 is the best ones today at the Guitar Center today!!!!!.

    As reviewed by FERNANDEZ SHAW on 10/24/2011

    The Yamaha Arius YDP181 brings together true piano sound and feel, for an outstanding playing experience!. In fact, if you're familiar with playing or practicing on a traditional acoustic piano, you may not even be able to tell the difference! Yamaha incorporated their high-tech sampling system into this model, so you get the full sound of a concert grand piano that reacts to everything from the softest pianissimo to the strongest fortissimo!. Anyone taking lessons will appreciate the built-in 2-track song recorder!. You can even play along with a metronome to help stay in time!. And when you want to share your performances, you can connect a USB storage device then transfer your files to your computer!. It's easy! The Arius YDP161 offers a similar set of features, without the USB capability!. If you don't use the damper pedal extensively, you may be 100% satisfied with the Arius YDP141!. It has the same features as the YDP161, just with 64-note polyhony!. All of these instruments feature a rosewood cabinet, for a look that fits into any home!.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Love my piano!

    As reviewed by CAROLYN THORNTON on 2/6/2013

    I have always had an acoustic piano and was hesitant about a digital. My husband bought this for me for our 20th wedding anniversay after me trying out every piano in town. I love that it looks and sounds like an acoustic piano. Also, the keys are weighted so it feels like you are playing an acoustic. I also love the fact that I can plug in the headphones and practice and not disturb anyone else in the house. It arrived very well packed and was easy to assemble. I am loving my new piano!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by Jada Horn on 1/30/2012

    I loved it. I was looking for a great piano were I can play music, record, and listen to other songs from it, also with a organ. It's wonderful and not that pricey.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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