Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black)

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Realize your piano potential with a Yamaha ARIUS digital piano. Digital piano with GHS keyboard with matte black keytops, and Pure CF Sound Engine voices.

The Arius YDP-142 is piano quality only possible from Yamaha. PureCF sampling starts with a meticulous recording of Yamaha's acclaimed CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano. This recording contains a number of dynamic levels from pianissimo to fortissimo, so you can experience the delicate touch of a soft passage or the pure power of two-handed chords.

Authentic to the touch
A weighted action with heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end is just like the hammers inside an acoustic piano. Great for the aspiring pianist, practicing on the GHS action builds the proper finger technique for when the time comes to perform on an acoustic piano. To make the YDP-142 be your favorite, you can select touch sensitivity from 3 types - hard, medium, or soft - depending on your finger strength or playing style. You can play with your favorite keyboard setting which matches to you.

Smooth, continuous pedaling
Continuous or half-damper pedal control provides detailed nuance and subtlety experienced when pedaling on a grand piano. This is done by allowing continuously increasing amounts of note sustain, from slight to full, as you depress the sustain pedal deeper.

True sound that resonates
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, the harmonics of other strings wash over the notes you play until the pedal is released.

Optimal tone at any volume level
The Acoustic Optimizer is a new, unique Yamaha technology. Using a special design and position within the instrument, the Acoustic Optimizer physically adjusts the acoustical flow, which controls resonances and enriches the overall sound. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies provides an incredibly expressive capability.

Capture your performance
The built-in, 2-track song recorder is a great way to capture a performance and play it back to hear your progress. You can also record the right and left hands separately for hands-separate practicing at any tempo you're comfortable with. Now you can practice one hand, while song recorder plays the other.

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 combining two sounds together takes that creativity a step further.

Ready to play, side-by-side
Up to two people can enjoy playing the piano together in total privacy. Practice as much as you need before unplugging the headphones to let others hear your progress.

A piano with its own repertoire
50 classic piano songs are provided in the built-in song memory and also as a music book, "50 Greats for the Piano." Learn how to play these pieces at your own pace either one hand at a time or at a reduced tempo. Or just listen to the songs as background music.

The power to play more
Provides enough horsepower for dropout-free performances even while layering two Voices and playing two-handed, sustained chords with heavy pedaling. So as you become a more advanced player, your digital piano can respond to your skill level.
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.

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YamahaArius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Good audio (3)
  • Sound (3)
  • Weighted keys (3)

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    5.0

    Lovely Piano!

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    from Chicago, Il

    Staff Reviewer

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          Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

          This is an excellent Keyboard and a fine substitute for a real Piano.Three variations of a nice Piano Sound.There are other sounds but they really don't matter.Looks Great and sounds and feels alot like a real piano.
          Nice one

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          5.0

          Amazing Sound and Feel

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          from Dallas, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great feel
          • Real Sounds
          • Touch Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acompany
            • Learning
            • Live
            • Recording

            Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

            The Arius YPD-142 is an amazing digital piano that will make you feel like you are playing an actual full size acoustic grand piano. With life like sounds and the amazing feel this piano is perfect for any setting.

            This is a hands on review from Kris @ Sam Ash Music Dallas

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            5.0

            A joy to play

            By 

            from Cincinnati,OH

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • feel
            • Sound
            • Style

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • CHURCH
              • Home

              Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

              Great playing piano that feels and sound like an acoustic. At home in any living room, church or studio. Has a built in recorder to record any ideas quickly. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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              5.0

              Awesome digital piano!

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              from Queens, NY

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                    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                    The Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench is a very awesome high end piano for anyone from a beginner to a pro. The body on this is awesome and you won't miss having an acoustic piano. The piano sounds are recorded from Yamaha's acoustic grand pianos. They have great speakers and pro will use these for live situations anyday.

                    This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

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                    5.0

                    great additon to any home

                    By 

                    from san antonio

                    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                    Yamaha has this whole digital piano thing down!!!!

                    Great natural feel and very very good sounds to accompany the feel for an overall great experience with a digital piano.

                    Good looking too!

                    this is a hands on review from jon @ sam ash san antonio

                     
                    5.0

                    What an awesome piano!

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                    from Sam Ash Music Ontario, Ca.

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                          Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                          Feels and looks like the real thing! Graded hammer action, just like a real piano, but, you have the benefit of the variable touch sensitivity which allows you to determine what level of pressure you like to play with. Comes with 50 classic piano songs built in so you can learn to play them or just listen in and relax. Awesome sound quality! This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario.

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                          5.0

                          Yamaha does it again!

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                          from Orlando, FL

                          Pros

                          • fantastic speakers
                          • Realistic feel
                          • Realistic sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gigging
                            • Performance
                            • Practice

                            Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                            As expected at this price range this keyboard has weighted keys that have a heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end to mimic an acoustic piano.. On top of that you can choose from 3 different types of sensitivity, hard, medium, or soft.

                            If you want authentic feel and sound, go with this piano!

                            This is a hands on product review from Zachary G. @ Sam Ash in Orlando, FL

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                            5.0

                            BEST DIGITAL PIANO ON THE MARKET!

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                            from Cleveland, OH

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Incredible Sound
                            • Portable
                            • Real Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Practice
                              • Live Performances
                              • Recording
                              • Studio practice

                              Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                              HANDS DOWN THE BEST DIGITAL PIANO I'VE EVER PLAYED ON. FEELS EXACTLY LIKE A REAL PIANO. THE PRE-PROGRAMMED SOUNDS HAVE SO MANY LAYERS, LIKE PLAYING WITH AN ENTIRE ORCHESTRA ON THE STRINGS SETTING. HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS PIANO. I AM A REVIEWER FOR SAM ASH MUSIC CLEVELAND.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Console Piano

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                              from Columbus, OH

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                                    Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                                    This is a great sounding/feeling piano from Yamaha. This Piano feels as good as it sounds. There are very few companies out there that can match Yamaha on their piano sounds, and this piano showcases that. It looks great in a house or a church, and has a lot of body to the sound. The dual headphone outs make it versatile for teaching as well. They also make it in a beautiful rosewood color as well.

                                    This is a real hands-on product review from Matt @ Sam Ash Columbus

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                                    5.0

                                    Great sound, design and look.

                                    By 

                                    from Columbus, OH

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                                    Pros

                                    • Awesome Sound
                                    • Great Look
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Small Venue
                                      • Stage
                                      • Studio
                                      • Worship

                                      Comments about Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano & Bench (Black):

                                      With weighted keys, and 3 settings for those keys hard, soft and medium, you can taylor the piano to your specs. 2-track song recorder will allow you to record those fleeting original masterpieces. 50 classic piano songs have been added to enjoy for listening and reference while learning. Super sleek design and appearance. The Yamaha YDP-142 is built to last.

                                      This is a hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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