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Arius YDP141 88-Key Digital Piano with Bench

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The Yamaha Arius Series provides true piano sound and feel. The graded-hammer keyboard on the Yamaha YDP141 digital piano makes it a true joy to play both in practice and in performance. The 3-level A... Read More

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Overview

The Yamaha Arius Series provides true piano sound and feel. The graded-hammer keyboard on the Yamaha YDP141 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 88-key digital piano's damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play 2 different instrument sounds at the same time, while the Yamaha keyboard's a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture original musical ideas and performances.

Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard:
Just like a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GHS keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the Yamaha Arius piano keyboard's luxurious appearance.

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 digital piano keyboard comes 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.

64-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 Yamaha Arius YDP141, a maximum of 64 notes can be played all at once.

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 88-key Yamaha digital 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. There's also a built-in metronome to help you stay in perfect time.

50 preset piano songs:
The Yamaha Arius YDP141 digital piano gives you a selection of 50 different piano songs 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.

Features Yamaha Keyboard:
  • Touch response: hard, medium, soft, fixed
  • Type: GHS matte black keys
Voice:
  • Number of voices: 6
  • Number of polyphony: 64
  • Piano voice quality: AWM dynamic stereo sampling
  • Number of dynamic steps: 3
Effect:
  • Reverb: 4 types
  • Brilliance: no
  • Damper resonance: no
  • Dual: yes
  • Split: no
Song:
  • Playback: number of preset songs: 10 (voice demo), 50 (piano)
  • Recording: number of songs: 1; 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: no
Display:
  • type: no
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: no
Outboard content:
  • Song: pianosoft solo: yes
Amplifier/speaker:
  • Output: 6W x 2
  • Speaker: (12cm x 6cm) x 2
  • Speaker/headphones control: no
Cabinet:
  • Key cover: sliding
  • Headphone Hanger: no
Adapter:
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5.0

Great piano for the price

By Willard Wells

from San Diego, CA

I test-drove other brands and found Yamaha superior. Compared more expensive YDP161 and Clavinova and couldn't discern any difference. A few suggestions for Yamaha's future models: Wish voices included instruments such as flute, oboe, trumpet, clarinet. Then I could play duets with these by recording one part and playing the other. Wish it had separate volume controls for treble and bass. Then when I'm practicing by myself I wouldn't need to wear my hearing aid. I'd simply compensate my imbalance using the volume control. Wish the bench had space for storing sheet music. Space beneath the butt is wasted. Nice to have 50 prerecorded "songs" with matching book. Hard to play them myself because the book's binding doesn't want to lie flat on the music stand.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very satisfied

By mike scussel

from Auburn Hills, MI

A great sounding, realistic feeling piano that looks attractive in the home. A joy to play.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Mary G. Peterson

from Saint Louis, MO

I could not be happier with my new YDP141, so get ready for some real gushing!! First of all, I am a 57 year female who had been playing the same piano for 52 years...my beloved little Wurlitzer spinet that my parents purchased when I began lessons all those years ago. The piano took me from kindergarten to a piano scholarship in college to playing just for pleasure. Like me, I knew it was way past its prime and needed to be retired, but due to lack of money and physical space, I couldn't get the Steinway concert grand that I really wanted. Being an old-fashioned girl, I looked down my nose at digital pianos until a friend convinced me to go to Guitar Center and at least take a look. Luckily, there was a 141 in the showroom. I sat down to play and couldn't believe how great it sounded, and just as importantly, how great it FELT!! It wasn't just a "keyboard"...it was a piano!!! There were real pedals!! And I could change the dynamics, i.e., I could play soft and loud by changing my touch. I had a really hard time not jumping up and down in the store!! (I did that later.) As my old piano got rolled out the front door of my house, I did feel a little tinge of regret. But the moment the new piano was assembled and I was playing my old favorites, I was over it!! Not only do I enjoy playing it, I enjoy LISTENING to it!! Many of the demo pieces are ones that I played while in high school and college as a music major, and it is wonderful to hear them played perfectly!! I've only had it a month or so, so I can't speak to its longevity, but it appears to be the best thing ever!! I highly recommend this product for anyone who is interested in playing the piano, serious students and non-students alike.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Instrument and Wonderful Customer Service

By Cecile

from Washington DC

I am very happy to get this piano from Guitar Center. The piano is perfect for an apartment and has excellent sound and touch. I am very pleased with Guitar Center's customer service, I did the order over the phone and the service is wonderful, shipping is fast and the whole process was very smooth. Highly recommend. Thanks.

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5.0

The most realistic digital piano in its price range

By Glenn

from Lexington, MA

After our daughter's 2 years of hard work learning the piano, it was time to upgrade her keyboard from a cheap plastic portable to something more substantial. Being a semi pro guitarist for many years, my ear is sensitive to tonal integrity, and I was initially resistant to the idea of buying anything other than an acoustic piano. I was unimpressed with both the sound and tactile experience of the digital pianos I had heard in friends' homes and studios. Unfortunately, it became quickly apparent that purchasing an acoustic piano would not be practical; moving them is a PITA and they require regular professional tuning and you have to maintain proper humidity control. Owning a "real" piano requires more commitment than we were willing, so my wife and I decided to reevaluate digital pianos. We spent some time in the keyboard room at our local GC, and quickly realized that the Yamaha Arius series offered the most authentic piano experience in its price range, in both feel and tone. Most of the other pianos we tried sounded very digital-y and downright phony to my admittedly purist ears. I am very impressed with the YDP-141! Not only does it sound and play great, but it looks very much like a spinet piano, which enhances the authentic piano experience. I like the fact that its digital bells and whistles are minimal, since my daughter doesn't need the distractions while she's practicing her lessons. I also like the fact that it doesn't have an unsightly backlit menu screen - which others may consider a drawback! :) For our needs, the YDP-141 was the perfect choice. I should mention that the two lowest white keys on our piano were very tight and essentially unplayable. Rather than go through the major hassle of boxing it up and hauling it back to the store for a replacement, I got out my toolbox and removed about a million screws to get inside to the guts. I found that the "hammers" (actually the individual key weights) were not aligned correctly on just those two keys and had to be repositioned to fit properly. It was an easy fix and eveything is working perfectly now.

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