Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard

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4.6

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Ideal for First Time Players, the Yamaha PSR-E243 enables players to teach themselves piano

Primarily geared towards learning musicians, the Yamaha PSR-E243 offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano as well as built-in accompaniment styles that make it possible to sound like full bands. USB TO HOST connectivity makes interfacing with personal computers and Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch easy.

For more seasoned music makers, the PSR-E243 can also be used as MIDI controllers for computers and high performance sound sources for XG-lite music software applications.

The PSR-E243 offer built-in speakers featuring the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button that creates greater separation and a more spacious sound. It also provides players with more sounds and Styles to explore than ever before – 385 voices and 100 Styles in the PSR-E243. In addition, Yamaha offers iOS/Apple music apps for iPhone/iPad and iPod Touch that extend and enhance the music-making experience. Connections to iOS devices require the optional i-UX1 USB MIDI interface cable.

Additional features include the Yamaha Education Suite―built-in lessons that let users teach themselves to play, a new power-saving mode and 61 full-sized keys. This affordable model also let users play along with a band or use the dedicated Portable Grand button to instantly call-up a great sounding grand piano.

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Series PSR
Model PSR-E243

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YamahaPSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Portable (21)
  • Pre-programmed music (13)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Responsive / good action (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning (21)
    • Travel (12)
    • Electronic music (10)
    • School bands (10)
    • MIDI (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Professional musician (8)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    Great Entry Level Keyboard

    By 

    from Cleveland Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

      The PSR E-243 is a great keyboard if your looking to start learning how to play piano, but don't want to break the bank. Only 61 keys the E-243 has a very small foot print and can even be stored away when not in use. E-243 come with 385 different voices so there are plenty of sounds to try and experiment with. There are also a variety of Yamaha apps that expand the experience. This board is perfect for young learners. Two Thumbs up!

      [ This is a real hands on product review from Austin at Sam Ash Cleveland ]

       
      4.0

      Great for Kids!

      By 

      from White Plains, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

      • No Weighted Keys

      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI

      Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

      A great piece for kids. If you have a young child who's going to be learning piano, but are not sure if they're going to stick with it or not, this is the perfect thing. It'd be nice if it had weighted keys, but you really don't get that in $100 keyboards anyways. In a way it can be seen as a good thing for children so that the instrument is easier to play. In general it's a great starter keyboard because of it's size, sounds, and PRICE!

      This is a real hands on product review from Chris O'Neil@ Sam Ash White Plains

       
      5.0

      A Nice Gift Idea

      By 

      from Dallas,Tx

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning

        Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

        A great gift idea for the holidays, as well for beginners who want to get into learning piano. A wonderful peice for a low price, which makes it a great stocking stuffer or a gift for a friend or loved one.

        This review is by Quinton @ Sam Ash Dallas

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        killer keyboard

        By 

        from Canoga Park, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Learning
          • MIDI
          • School Bands

          Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

          This is a great little keyboard for a kid to get started on. They can learn their scales and chords, and work through their lesson book. When they're finally ready to graduate to a better keyboard, they can always use this one as a midi controller.

          This is a real hands-on product review from Rock'n Dave @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

           
          5.0

          The Ultimate Starter keyboard

          By 

          from Edison, NJ

          Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

          This is the perfect starter keyboard for any beginner. Super light weight and very easy to use. The best thing about this keyboard is all the option you get with tones and sounds. Fun for years to come.

          This is a real hands-on product review from Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

           
          4.0

          Nice keyboard!

          By 

          from Sam Ash White Plains

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

                I love this keyboard. It's great for beginners. It's easy to use. The keys are touch sensitive, triggers are accurate. The sounds are realistic, accurate to what the player wants to hear. It's also easy to transport, very portable. Cool effects come with the keyboard such as preprogrammed music and backing tracks to help practice. Great keyboard, has a lot to offer, yet not overwhelming. Easy to use.

                 
                5.0

                Super versatile!!

                By 

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

                  This digital workstation is capable of just about anything you would ant it to be able to do in the studio or at the practice space, even live at gigs. All sounds are replicated with precision, creating a very realistic sound for the user. Streamlined design is conducive to fast learning. Yamaha build quality is legendary.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift this holiday season!!

                  By 

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Electronic Music
                    • Learning
                    • School Bands
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

                    Only the best from Yamaha at every price. USB/MIDI connectivity makes recording a breeze. The keys are comfortable and easy to play. Great for many styles. Small size is great for many applications. Need a travel keyboard or just looking to incorporate a new sound. This keyboard is a fantastic value.

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

                     
                    5.0

                    Another Great Portable in the PSR line

                    By 

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Portable
                    • Pre-programmed music
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

                      The Yamaha PSR E243 61-Key Personal Keyboard is a little keyboard which produces a big, inspiring sound. Press the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button, and the built-in speakers will deliver a more spacious sound field. The dedicated Portable Grand button allows you to call up a realistic-sounding grand piano tone instantly. Plus, the PSR-E243 has plenty of preset dual/layer voices, like piano plus strings, and onboard reverb effects to give you that much more control of your sound. You will love this little keyboard. This is a real hands-on product review from Rick @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      A great beginner Keyboard

                      By 

                      from King of Prussia, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Portable
                      • Pre-programmed music
                      • Touch Sensitive Keys

                      Cons

                      • No adapter

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Electronic Music
                      • Learning
                      • School Bands
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Yamaha PSR E243 61 Key Personal Keyboard:

                      Great for home use and limited professional settings. This keyboard has many sounds, rhythms and built-in songs that will keep you occupied for hours upon hours. Easy to use and light, this is a perfect keyboard choice for the beginner or advancing keyboardist.

                      I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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