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Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard Keyboard with Survival Kit

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The Yamaha PSRE253 is available with the Yamaha Survival Kit, which contains a power adapter that is perfect for your keyboard, a footswitch and a set of stereo headphones. You also receive a two-year... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Yamaha PSRE253 is available with the Yamaha Survival Kit, which contains a power adapter that is perfect for your keyboard, a footswitch and a set of stereo headphones. You also receive a two-year extended warranty and more than $200 in rebate offers on great Yamaha instruments and accessories, along with learning software, additional songs and more. The PSRE253 is also available with all of this and a set of eight AA batteries. Select from the dropdown menu.

New portable with lesson program and great sound
The Yamaha PSR-E253 portable digital keyboard is packed full of great sounds and features, ideal for aspiring musicians who are just starting out. Use the on-board lesson feature, Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), to learn the 100 built-in songs, or explore the 385 instrument Voices and 100 Styles to create your own music. The Aux line input turns the PSR-E253 into a speaker system for your MP3 player so you can listen to and play along with your music collection.

385 high-quality voices
The PSR-E253 comes with a diverse array of 385 different voices. The grand piano voices in particular utilize stereo-sampled sounds with a superb feeling of presence. Players can enjoy reverb effects for the feeling of playing in a concert hall, and choruses that add extra breadth and resonance to the sound.

Lesson suite details
The lesson function offers a total of nine stages”three for the left hand, three for the right, and three for both hands, helping beginning players to practice the songs stored in the instrument. There's a scoring function that makes it fun to practice and improve, and a "waiting" function that adjusts the tempo to the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.

Compact, portable design
Weighing in at around nine pounds, the PSR-E253 is light enough to take anywhere with ease. It can even run on batteries for live performances. Connect your audio player to the PSR-E253 and listen to, or play along with, your favorite music through the instrument's speakers.

FEATURES

Dimensions
Width: 940mm (37-1/8)
Height: 106mm (4-1/4)
Depth: 317mm (12-1/2)
Weight
Weight: 4.0kg
Control Interface
Keyboard
Number of Keys: 61
Display: Type: LCD display
Language: English
Voices
Tone Generation: Tone Generating Technology: AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony: Number of Polyphony (Max.): 32
Preset: Number of Voices: 372 Voices + 13 drum/SFX kits
Effects
Types: Reverb: Yes
Chorus: Yes
Master EQ: Yes
Ultra-Wide Stereo: Yes
Functions: Panel Sustain: Yes
Accompaniment Styles
Preset: Number of Preset Styles: 100
Fingering: Multi
Style Control: ACMP ON/OFF, SYNC START, START/STOP, INTRO/ENDING/rit, MAIN/AUTO FILL
Other Features: One Touch Setting (OTS): Yes
Songs
Preset: Number of Preset Songs: 102
Recording: Number of Songs: 1
Number of Tracks: 1
Data Capacity: Approx. 300 notes
Compatible Data Format: Recording: Original File Format
Functions
Lesson/Guide: [1 LISTEN & LEARN], [2 TIMING], [3 WAITING], [A-B REPEAT], [CHORD DICTIONARY]
Lesson/Guide: Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.): Yes
Overall Controls: Metronome: Yes
Tempo Range: 11 - 280
Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning: 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz (approx.0.2Hz increments)
Duo: Yes
Miscellaneous: PIANO Button: Yes
Storage and Connectivity
Connectivity: DC IN: DC IN 12V
Headphones: [PHONES/OUTPUT] x 1
Sustain Pedal: [SUSTAIN] x 1
AUX IN: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers: 2.5W+2.5W
Speakers: 12cm—2
Power Supply
Power Supply: Users within U.S or Europe: PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha Others: PA-3C, PA-130 or an equivalent. Six "AA" size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Power Consumption: 6W (When using PA-130 power adaptor)
Auto Power Off Function: Yes
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YamahaPSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Portable (7)
  • Responsive / good action (7)
  • Pre-programmed music (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (7), Experienced (4)

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(35 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first keyboard.

By Madman Jack

from Monticello, Iowa

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Cool Instrument Voices
  • Easy to Use
  • Funny Sound Effects
  • Good Volume Level
  • It's Light Weight
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound

Cons

  • Didn't Come With Case
  • No Violin Or Cello Sounds
  • Speakers Can Distort

Best Uses

  • It's Just Fun To Use It
  • Learning
  • Mostly For Practice
  • Travel

Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

I really like this keyboard because of the funny sound effects they make me laugh. And the piano and banjo sounds are very realistic like a real banjo or grand piano. It's nice how it isn't too heavy as well. I'm just starting to learn how to play the keyboard and so far this model has been easier for me to learn from. The volume on this keyboard can get reasonably loud if you're just practicing so you can really hear yourself by yourself.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent keyboard for a rookie like me!

By Happy in Indy

from Noblesville, IN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Realistic Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

    The sound is realistic and the number of sound choices are many. This is a GREAT starter keyboard, as any beginner should find this to be more than fun to learn on.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Size was a surprise

    By Blue Storm

    from San Diego

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Kids Having Fun With It

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

      Check the dimensions, it is not a mini keyboard.
      I contemplated returning it for the size. But grandkids have been having a ball with it so here it stays. The price was reasonable.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great, but needstuning!

      By Tina

      from Rockport

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning

        Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

        Haven't played for a while. Learning to read music.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Christmas Gift !!!

        By Rus:)

        from Florida

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning

          Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

          This item was purchased as a Christmas Gift ... It's a really Nice Keyboard and has some Nice Features and Good Sounds !
          The recipient is just learning, and while this Keyboard seems to be Easy to Learn on, it also has some features that will keep it useful even after the initial learning is done ! ... Good Purchase ! ... No buyers remorse here !

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wow very good piano love it

          By prayer boy

          from charlotte north carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Excelent Piano
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys
          • Very Good Key Bord

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              This piano is great for bigerners easy to use u could take it any where

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Perfect gift for beginners

              By TTreed

              from New Orleans. La

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Standcord Seperate

              Best Uses

              • For Beginners
              • Learning

              Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              I purchased this for my son as a Christmas gift. He is just starting to get into music so this is perfect. It the right size and its not complicated for a beginner.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              May have to buy one for my sister.

              By Donna

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              Love it, love it, love it. I set it up next to my piano. My sister and I can now pay duets on two pianos. We're having so much fun.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Mom

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Learning

                Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

                I brought this piano for my budding grandson to learn how to play, and he loves it!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for beginners

                By The Bonus Mom

                from Prescott, AZ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Learning

                Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

                Bought this as a gift for my daughter and she loves it! She is just starting out and it has been perfect.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect instrustment -

                By Beginner from

                from Arizona

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Cons About Product

                Best Uses

                • All Is Good Beginner

                Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

                Very pleased about instrument.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good beginner keyboard would recommend

                By marktheplayer

                from Waco Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

                Bought as gift for son who already plays percussion,he really likes it.

                 
                4.0

                Perfect Keyboard For A Beginner

                By Some Guy

                from Danvers

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound

                Cons

                • Not Velocity Sensitive

                Best Uses

                • Learning
                • Travel

                Comments about Yamaha PSRE253 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

                This keyboard is great for beginners, as it teaches you how to play chords and some songs. The speakers are high quality, and it has very nice voices and reverb effects. This keyboard is NOT velocity sensitive, So I would not recommend it to experienced musicians, but its good for someone to start with.

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