This simple yet stylish ARIUS offers all the benefits of a digital piano whilst being designed by Yamaha to closely simulate the experience of playing a grander acoustic. This Gear4music package deal includes everything you need to get playing straight away.
Authentic Acoustic Piano Feel
Yamaha have made use of their grand piano-making know-how to achieve a digital piano keyboard that offers a natural acoustic playing feel. The YDP-161's keys demonstrate slight differences in touch, with the low sound regions of the grand piano being heavy to the touch, while the high sound regions become steadily lighter. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the security and quality expected of Yamaha keyboards.
Yamaha also focuses on the expressive power of pedalling. Three stable pedals are mounted, including the damper, the soft pedal, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response and can handle micro-adjustments of its strength giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound.
Realistic and Rich Yamaha Tones
The ARIUS YDP-161's piano sound is sampled from the Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high acclaim at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The very top piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to top condition. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from the sound start until fadeout, to reproduce a natural sound and attenuation that feels nothing like an electronic piano. In addition, Yamaha focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is so characteristic of acoustic pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strength for each keyboard.
The YDP-161 uses AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling to produce sounds that most closely express the piano characteristics, obtained through rigorous recording. The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and timbre combination which resulted in the achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.
The ARIUS YDP-161 also uses a new amp. The "Tone Escape" outlet for sound coming from the back of the keyboard has been widened which results in a clearer sound with increased volume feel. The maximum simultaneous tones are an ample 128 enabling full enjoyment of rich sounds. Based on Yamaha's own technology, there is no unnatural sound cut-off even when the pedal is pressed and sounds overlaid, so a performance with full presence can be achieved, no matter what song is played.
Perfect For Practice
With 50 deeply familiar songs built in and a music book included with the piano, the ARIUS YDP-161 is perfect for practice sessions. Use the songs in lessons by adjusting to a slower tempo, or erasing one hand in the music to facilitate practice on that hand. Alternatively simply enjoy them as background music.
This Yamaha can also record playing performances or your original musical ideas with the built-in memory being able to save one song at a time. Since it can handle 2-track recording, it can record model performances, or record performances on one-hand at a time, letting you enjoy piano duets all by yourself! Dual voice capability even lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time.
The ARIUS YDP-161 is an electronic piano with no need for tuning so it is effectively maintenance-free. It is fitted with two headphone terminals to enable practice without worry about sound volume. There is also a metronome function for keeping time, a headphone hanger, and other small conveniences.
If you don't have headphones you can still practice at home effectively and quietly. The Yamaha volume control knob allows for particularly detailed adjustment at low volume levels. Naturally, the sound volume can be raised up high for more impressive piano performances.
Expand And Create
Added extras include the option to use the Yamaha free software "Music Software Downloader" (Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only) to enable transfer of music data on the PC (MIDI data) to the instrument's built-in memory in order to expand music enjoyment.
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type: Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
- Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
- Number of Pedals: 3
- Half Pedal: Yes
- Functions: Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
- Tone Generating Technology: AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- Number of Dynamic Levels: 3
- Number of Polyphony (Max.): 128
- Number of Voices: 10
- Reverb: Yes
- Dual/Layers: Yes
- Number of Preset Songs: 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Prest Songs
- Recording - Number of Songs: 1
- Number of Tracks: 2
- Data Capacity: 100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
- Recording Function: Yes
- Compatible Data Formats: (Playback) SMF (Format 0) - (Recording) SMF (Format 0)
Storage and Connectivity:
- Metronome: Yes
- Tempo Range: 32-280
- Transpose: -6 to 0, 0 to +6
- Tuning: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers:
- Storage - Internal Memory: 337KB
- Connectivity - Headphones: x 2
- MIDI: In/Out
Size & Weight:
- Amplifiers: 20W x 2
- Speakers: Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
- Width: 1,357mm (53-7/16")
- Height: 815mm (32-1/16")
- Depth: 422mm (16-5/8")
- Weight: 40kg (88 lbs., 3oz)
- Yamaha Arius YDP161 Digital Piano with:
- Headphone hanger
- Song book - "50 greats for the Piano"
- Yamaha B1-R Piano Stool, Rosewood
- Stereo Headphones by Gear4music
- Free UK Mainland Delivery
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option, which is a 'to your door' service. You may need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes!
This option may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs but you don't have anyone else available to help. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are also available for an additional cost.
2 Man Delivery Service
If you select this option, two delivery personnel will deliver the piano boxes to any ground floor room of your choice, rather than just your front door. Please note that this service will take a few days longer than the standard courier service and the courier company will call you to arrange a convenient delivery date after you have placed the order.
Delivery & Installation
This is our premium service, and includes full delivery, installation and setup in any room you wish. The installers will also take away the packaging.
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