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Yamaha Arius YDP-163 Digital Piano with Matching Piano Bench

 
5.0

(3 reviews)

SKU: YDP163ARIUS-P

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When a pianist's skill level rises, they require a keyboard action built for more serious playing. Enter the Yamaha Arius YDP-163...

The Arius YDP-163 features Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action with three sensors and synthetic ivory keytops, giving the performer a tactile surface with a response reminiscent of some of the finest pianos throughout history. The Pure CF Engine on the YDP-163 more expressively delivers the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano tone for the more experienced player with a more powerful 20W stereo amplifier.

With 192-note polyphony, many of the most complex piano compositions can be played without any dropped notes, and the sustained notes ring through faithfully. The YDP-163 has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.

Piano sound quality only possible from Yamaha
The Pure CF Sound Engine is the result of many years of piano-making history and expertise, combined with state-of-the-art sampling technology. Yamaha is the industry leader in digital piano technology, and this is evident when listening to Yamaha digital pianos that utilize the Pure CF Sound Engine. The sound of the renowned Yamaha CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano is faithfully reproduced, allowing for incredible dynamics and expressiveness, making Pure CF-equipped digital pianos worthy of the Yamaha name.

Superb playability and feel
Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) 88-key piano action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard in order to provide a grand piano-style response and feel. This allows for quick note repetition and authentic expressive control. The piano keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.

Pedaling provides an added level of realism
Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano. This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed. Stereo Sustain samples provide mellow reverberations when the player depresses the damper pedal. Similarly, Damper Resonance provides broad and deep resonance when the pedal is used. Subtle changes occur when the player begins to press the pedal while striking a key.

A piano with its own classic repertoire
The Yamaha digital piano is pre-loaded with a variety of classic piano songs for your listening and learning pleasure. Players can use the accompanying book, "50 Greats for the Piano" to follow along with the music and learn how to play iconic pieces. They can also simply listen to the songs and enjoy these recognizable piano favorites. This feature is sure to add hours of enjoyment to this terrific instrument.

Capture your performance
The recording function built into the instrument allows players to record performances* with a single touch. Additionally, players can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, meaning that both hands can be recorded separately.

Access your favorite features quickly and easily
The "Digital Piano Controller" app has an attractive interface optimized for iOS touch screens, adding a whole new level of functionality to your Yamaha instrument. Turn your iOS device into an intuitive instrument controller, allowing you to access features and settings even more quickly than using the panel of your instrument. Adjust settings, choose Voices, and even record performances. Once you try it, you'll never want to live without it!

Discover an inspiring combination
Combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Nothing livens up piano practice like playing a piece with a different sound, and creating unique combinations of two sounds together. Experiment with these combinations to discover new inspiration

A new kind of headphone experience
The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Within this private listening environment, the sound of the piano can be perceived to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural experience.

Connect and interact with your instrument
A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the Yamaha UD-BT01, or the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. The instrument can be used to interact as a controller and/or sound source with a variety of music creation applications.

Features:
  • 88 Keys w/GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
  • 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
  • 192 voice polyphony  to facilitate the most complex piano compositions
  • Pure CF Sound Engine

Get your Yamaha Arius YDP-163 Digital Piano today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Arius YDP-163 Digital Piano
  • Matching Piano Bench
  • Music Rest
  • Song Book
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Operation Guide

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5.0

Amazing feel and sound

By 

from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

The Yamaha YDP163 is probably my favorite model in the Arius series. Amazing tone and the keys have a nice brushed feel to them which stops your fingers from sliding off of them like on some other models. Easy to assemble and the rosewood has a great look to it in any household.

 
5.0

A must-look for anyone looking for a serious digital piano

By 

from Edison, NJ

Pros

  • Built in amplifier
  • Built in recording function
  • Extremely realistic key action
  • Great damper pedal feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live Performance
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    This piano replicates so many features of a full size acoustic piano and more. From the feel and response of the keys, the effectiveness of the damper pedals, and the boom of the realistic sound from the built in amplifier, the Arius provides an amazing musical experience. Great for anyone ranging from the young beginner to the most experienced of pianists. The recording function is also a nice touch. Very simple to use recording with just the push of a button. Absolutely fantastic instrument.

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    5.0

    Great for any home, office or lesson studio

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    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • amazing tones
    • weighted keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        This amazing, realistic sounding digital piano would be ideal in anyone's home, school or office. The keys feel easy, free and most importantly, authentic to an acoustic piano. This is one of the most 'real-feel' digital keyboards I have ever come across and it backs up the 'feel' with equally impressive sound quality. The speakers are very clean and clear, but they do not lose the subtle nuances that can be lost with digital instruments. This piano can also be used as a controller for the aspiring composer or producer without having to sacrifice the authentic feel that happens with other controllers or synthesizers. This piano also is very aesthetically pleasing, looking as similar to an upright piano as any digital piano can.

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        Compatible Formats Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
        Pedal 3 (Damper, Sostenuto, Soft)
        Amplifier 20W x 2
        Keyboard Type GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
        Speaker(s) Oval (4.72" x 2.36") x 2
        Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
        Series Arius
        Presets 10
        Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
        Polyphony 192 voices to facilitate the most complex piano compositions without any dropped notes
        Model YDP-163
        Metronome Tempo Range: 5 – 280 BPM
        Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs
        Effects Reverb; 4 types
        Number of Keys 88
        Dimensions 53 7/16"W x 33 27/64"H x 16 5/8"D
        Sound Engine Type Pure CF Sound Engine
        USB MIDI Connector Yes
        Warranty Info:

        The manufacturer's warranty covers a LIMITED 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON DIGITAL PIANOS (P, CP, YDP, DGX640, DGX650) from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.