Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench

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4.7

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The Yamaha ARIUS YDP-181. has authentic sound, natural touch, and is an absolute joy to play. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the Yamaha ARIUS YDP-181 digital piano provides true piano sound and feel. As one of the best piano manufacturers for the concert stage, Yamaha knows how to put all the subtleties of tone and keyboard action into a digital piano. The Graded Hammer keyboard and AWM Dynamic sound makes the Arius YDP-181 a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance.

The 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound. The Yamaha 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.

FEATURES:

Graded Hammer (GH) 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 (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
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 new 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.

Get your Yamaha ARIUS YDP-181 Digital Piano today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

WARNING:  This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.

Things You Will Get:

  • Digital Piano
  • Bench
  • Songbook
  • Manual

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YamahaARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Responsive / good action (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (9)
  • Accompaniment (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Chamber music (5)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Beautiful Home Piece With Digital Features

By 

from Edison, NJ

About Me Experienced

Staff Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Chamber Music
    • Home
    • Learning
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

    Oh the aesthetics, what an elegant solution! The Yamaha YDP-181 is an excellent choice for people that are searching for a home decor piece without the hassles of acoustic Baby Grand maintenance, but with the aesthetic look and authentic sound and feel of a real Baby Grand Piano. But it wouldn't be Yamaha if there weren't more added useful features! The YDP-181 is able to connect to a computer as well as external sound sources to record performances, perfect for bands and students! There are other beautiful sounds as well as demo songs and styles to play with accompaniment. Comes with matching bench.

     
    5.0

    Next Best Thing To The Real Deal

    By 

    from Los Angeles CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

    It looks, feels, and sounds just like a real stand up piano but costs considerably less. This Yamaha piano has an excellent feel that is near impossible to tell apart from a real piano. The on board speakers are positioned underneath the key bed, so the sound seems to come from within, sounding richer and fuller. It looks and sounds like the real deal, but you never have to tune it.

    This has been a hands on review by Nathan at Sam Ash Canoga Park.

     
    5.0

    Yamaha Does It Again

    By 

    from Torrance, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

    These sound amazing, have a rugged feel, and are incredible easy to install. If you're interested in the DP series by Yamaha, go straight for this one--it's the top model for a reason. I've seen several of these in churches, schools, and practice facilities, and they always sound great.

     
    5.0

    Yamaha Wins Again

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

      Once again Yamaha delivers quality in spades with this great sounding, great playing digital piano. Close your eyes and you will swear you are playing the real thing!

       
      5.0

      you cant lose with yamaha digital pianos

      By 

      from Cleveland rocks, ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Chamber Music
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

        looking for that piano look and feel but without the weight and tuning instability of an acoustic piano? look no further than the Yamaha Arius ydp-181. graded hammer action on the keys make sure your finger never get board with the feel and not to mention the Advanced Wave memory sampling system which delivers such accurate sound when you close your eyes you will feel like your in a concert hall preforming!

        I am a staff reviewer for sam ash

         
        4.0

        Beautiful look and sound

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

        The Yamaha YDP181 is perfect for anyone looking to have a stationary piano in their sound that not only sounds great but looks like an acoustic piano without the extravagant price tag. Not only do you get amazing piano sounds but you have the ability to plug this piano into a computer to record those sounds as well as record parts into its internal memory and play over them. Comes with matching bench.

         
        5.0

        DIGITAL PIANO WITH TRUE PIANO FEEL

        By 

        from Buffalo Grove, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Realistic Sound
        • Reliable Durable
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • True Piano Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Learning

          Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

          Review by Jim at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove. This digital piano is an excellent value.

           
          5.0

          ARIUS series, Can't go wrong!

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Quality Build
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Sleek
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Chamber Music
            • Concerts
            • Learning
            • School Bands
            • Teaching

            Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

            The 181 from the ARIUS series is absolutely a phenomenal board. The combination of touch and sound make it a true top contender when dealing with either a practice or performance board that calls for more than just the average features on a digital piano. Great sounds and internal playback capacity makes this a preferred instrument for the serious piano player.

            -This has been a hands on review from Manny at Sam Ash, Canoga Park

             
            4.0

            Classic Look with a Classic Tone

            By 

            from Canoga Park, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Chamber Music
              • Concerts
              • Learning

              Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

              This piano is amazing! The response of this instrument matches identically the feel and tone of a real upright acoustic piano! Not only are the sounds perfect, but the feel and look are unmatched. This piano looks great in the home, but the rich warm tones, and unbelievably great touch response makes it hard to not sit down and play everyday. Great for beginners up to the most advanced musicians.

               
              5.0

              Great investment

              By 

              from Sam Ash Music Ontario

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Comments about Yamaha ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench:

              Great investment. Looks and plays like a real piano- weighted keys and real hammer action feel. You can adjust the sensitivity of the keys to your liking and even record yourself directly into the piano. No tuning necessary and you don't need to hire movers to take it into another room.

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              Series ARIUS
              Model YDP181
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              ARIUS Digital Piano YDP-181 with matching bench

              The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.