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Yamaha Arius YDP-181 88-Key Graded Hammer Piano with Bench

With a graded hammer keyboard, a three-pedal unit and built-in recorder, this digital piano is the perfect package for any level of player. (13) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS / YDP series provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer keyboard 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, and YDP-181 incorporates a USB device port for storing songs recorded on the instrument. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

Graded Hammer Keyboard

Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GH keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. GH features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the 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, ideal when playing the organ.

Advanced Wave Memory

The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying 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. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.

USB connectivity for storing and playing music

Insert an optional USB storage device into the USB port to save and transfer your performances.

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 notes. A maximum of up to 128-note can be played at once.

Damper Resonance

Damper Resonance samples provided the rich and broadening tones produced in pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, YDP-181 model can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.

Song Recorder

The built-in, 3-song performance memory allows you to record a song, 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

A selection of 50 different piano songs is provided 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 listen to them for reference.

Power Supply: AC power cable (Included)

Note: Some assembly required.

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Keyboard Touch Response: Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed

Type: Graded Hammer

Voice:
- Number of Voices: 14
- Number of Polyphony: 128
- Piano Voice Quality: AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling

No. of Dynamic Steps: 3

Effect:
- Reverb: 4 types
- Effect: 4 types

Brilliance: Yes
- Damper Resonance: Yes
- Dual: Yes
- Split: No

Song:
Playback
- Number of Preset Songs: 14 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano)

Recording:
- Number of Songs 3
- Number of Tracks 2

Metronome: Yes

Overall Control:
- No. of Pedals: 3 (Damper with half pedal effect,
Sostenuto and Soft)
- Tempo: Yes
- Transpose: Yes
- Tuning: Yes
- Scale Tuning: Yes

Display:
- Type: 7-segment LED

Jacks & 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
- Amplifier / Speaker Output: 20W x 2
- Speaker: 16cm x 2
- Speaker / Headphones Control: Yes

Cabinet:
- Key Cover: Sliding
- Headphone Hanger: Yes
* All tentative specification.:

Power Supply: AC Power Cable (Included)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 148 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 59 x 25 x 20 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Love this piano!"
Overall: This truly is a great piano.... I love all of its features. It feels, looks, and plays like the real thing. It was simple to assemble and I love the sturdy design. I do wish that the piano bench would open up so I can store music sheets and stuff. Also, it's been pleasant receiving prompt replies to all my questions via email. The one thing I wasn't too pleased with.... Was when my piano was delivered, FedEx charged me $35 to deliver the piano. Zzsounds does pay for shipping, but FedEx will charge you extra if they have to go out of their way to put the piano in the garage. ( I live in apartments, so I had no other option unless I allowed FedEx to just drop the piano off in my parking lot. So.... I wish zzsounds would have made that apparent to me. Anyways, this is a great piano!
Style of Music: Classical, popular songs
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