Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard  

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Primarily geared toward learning musicians, the PSR-E243 offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano as well as built-in accompaniment styles that make... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Primarily geared toward learning musicians, the PSR-E243 offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano as well as built-in accompaniment styles that make it possible to sound like full bands. USB TO HOST connectivity makes interfacing with personal computers and Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch easy.

For more seasoned music makers, the PSR-E243 can also be used as a MIDI controller for computers and high performance sound sources for music software applications.

The PSR-E243 offers built-in speakers featuring the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button that creates greater separation and a more spacious sound. It provides players with 385 voices and 100 accompaniment Styles.

Extend and enhance your keyboard by connecting to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Add virtual pitch bend, mod wheels and an arpeggiator with Yamaha's Sound Controller app. Record your children's music progress as video and MIDI with My Music Recorder. Requires optional accessory i-UX1 (#H99901), sold separately.

Additional features include a new power-saving mode and 61 full-sized keys. This affordable model also lets users play along with a band or use the dedicated Portable Grand button to instantly call-up a great sounding grand piano.

Note: This keyboard does not ship with batteries or a power supply. We enthusiastically recommend the Yamaha SK-B2 Survival Kit, which contains the appropriate power supply for your keyboard, as well as a set of headphones, a footswitch, an extended warranty, rebate coupons and helpful software. #H65815

Features
  • Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 61 Key
  • Action: Non-weighted
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type: Synth-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices: 385
  • Polyphony (max): 32-note
  • Layers: Not applicable
  • Split: Not applicable
  • Connectivity
  • AUX input: No
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: No
  • USB Connectivity: Not applicable
  • Headphone jacks: 1
  • Pedal inputs: 1
  • Storage type: Not applicable
  • Expandability available: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback: Not applicable
  • Accompaniment styles: 100
  • Preset songs: 102
  • Display: Backlit LCD
  • Effects: Yes
  • Built-in speakers: Yes
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Not applicable
  • Other controls: Not applicable
  • Effects
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Chorus: Yes
  • Delay: No
  • Equalizer: Yes
  • Arpeggio: No
  • Other: Ultra-wide stereo
  • Other
  • Width: 37 3/16" (945 mm)
  • Height: 4 5/8" (117 mm)
  • Depth: 13 11/16" (347 mm)
  • Weight: 8.8 lb. (4 kg)
  • Power: Adapter sold separately
  • Batteries: Sold separately
  • Stand or bench included: Not applicable
  • Power
  • Recommended power supply: Yamaha PA-3C/PA-130 or batteries
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YamahaPSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Portable (17)
  • Responsive / good action (16)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Pre-programmed music (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (19)
  • MIDI (5)
  • Electronic music (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Accompaniment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (14), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

BEST PRICE and SERVICE on Yamaha

After buying and returning a no name brand keyboard, I read up on beginner keyboards. The consensus seemed to point towards Yamaha, so I shopped the brand. Musician's Friend had the best...Read complete review

After buying and returning a no name brand keyboard, I read up on beginner keyboards. The consensus seemed to point towards Yamaha, so I shopped the brand. Musician's Friend had the best price, and calling them they even beat their own price. They also heavily discounted the stand and power adapter (don't forget to buy!. The phone rep spoke unaccented American English, was friendly and answered the phone right away!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NO AC adaptor

I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Although the manual says an AC adapter is included, there was none in the package. How annoying to have to order it separately. It would...Read complete review

I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Although the manual says an AC adapter is included, there was none in the package. How annoying to have to order it separately. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great beginner Keyboard

By kristian

from Bakersfield CA

Site Member

Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

Great price for a beginner keyboard. Great Sound, great feel. But it does not come with an A/C adapter. But overall great keyboard.

 
5.0

Beginning Again

By Clasical44

from NH & FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enjoy Playing Again
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

    After decades away from playing and teaching piano, I am thoroughly enjoying getting acquainted with an old friend. I'm sure I will upgrade to a full 88 key keyboard in the future, but this "fills the bill" right now. I am pleasantly surprised that this keyboard so closely feels like a piano. The key action has reawakened old memories.

     
    5.0

    Excellent product at a low price

    By Rick in the key of C

    from Southern Oregon Coast

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • Not Pressure Sensitive

    Best Uses

    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

    This is a good keyboard to learn with. Although it was marked "blemished", I couldn't find anything wrong with it except that thd box had been opened. Keys are full sized. Great keyboard for the price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good beginners piano

    By Wanda

    from Orlando, FL

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

    This is an excellent beginners' piano. It sounds great and is big enough for playing.

     
    5.0

    Perfect.....

    By None

    from None

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

      Great for refreshing skills that have not been used for several years...and for introducing our granddaughter to the keyboard....

       
      5.0

      Great price and portability

      By Traveller 1

      from BC, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

        I purchased this for portability so I can practice while out of town on holiday

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unbelievable Deal!

        By wiz4888

        from michigan

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Awesome Keyboard
        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • Cannot Think Of One

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

          Super company to work with. Incredible fast shipping. Product is unbelievable for the price. Best deal I have received in a long time!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Keyboard

          By moran0816

          from Townsend, Ma

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

            I bought this for my 10 year old for Christmas. He is taking piano at school and stated he wanted a keyboard of his own. This was much better than I thought it would be. This is a wonderful keyboard and he loves it.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yamaha keyboard

            By Vanessa

            from channahon, il

            Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

            My daughter taught herself to play the piano. Since she was urning 16 and our piano was out of tune and too old to be retuned without breaking strings, we bought this for her birthday. She is playing it a lot. Great musical sounds and features. Adaptable for iPod. It takes batteries, but they don't last very long when playing a lot. Suggest buying a charger. That's the one thing it didn't come with.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Dime store price; High end quality.

            By Cookie

            from Bowie, MD

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

            • No Keyingfingering Assts

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Arts Assimilation
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • Therapeutic

            Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

            Being introduced to keyboard and as a novice I find this instrument fitting for performing arts activities. The controls and accompaniments allow me the ability to be creative, yet structured. I find this process to be soothing and cathartic.

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