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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.


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
Series ARIUS
Model YDP181


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Rich, dynamically and vocally!


from Naples, FL

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


  • Musicstand Not Removeabl

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Chamber Music
  • Learning

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

I play for my own enjoyment and am appy to be able to set finely the overall volume over an extended range or at times to use the earphones. Inconvenient switch for turning speakers on/off. The keyboard voices are beautiful.

This fits unobtrusively in our living room at the back of a sofa and serves as a convenience table top for a book or a drink.

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from Indiana

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  • Awesome
  • No digital sound to it
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Sounds VERY Realistic
  • Touch Sensitive Keys


    Best Uses

    • Any kind of Concert
    • Concerts
    • Learning
    • Practice at Home
    • School Bands

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

    If you have been searching for a AWESOME, Realistic sounding piano, your search is over! I can tell you it is the most realistic sounding piano I have ever heard in my life! I have played around on other pianos from many different brands and this is the best out of all of them. This piano has no digital quality to it. All other pianos have a digital quality to them. Their is nothing I can find wrong with it at all. I would recommend this piano to a friend!!!!

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    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.

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