The Yamaha Arius YDP 163 in black is an excellent choice for the developing student or more experienced player. This digital piano features an upgraded hammer keyboard with synthetic ivory tops for an authentic piano feel. With an improved pure CF sound engine and increased polyphony, the YDP 163 opens up more possibilities for expression.
The Stereophonic Optimiser guarantees you the very best playing experience, even when playing with headphones, while the newly improved reverb provides extra depth to your playing. This piano is also now compatible with a host of apps including the Digital Piano Controller for easy and intuitive control.
Special Offer: 3 months free Flowkey Premium available on any Yamaha digital piano or keyboard purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2019.
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The custom sound engine from Yamaha is the result of years of piano-making expertise and state-of-the-art technology, producing exceptionally accurate and natural piano tones. The Pure CF Sound Engine utilises the latest digital piano technology to deliver unparalleled quality and accuracy, reproducing the sound of the renowned Yamaha CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano. The technology and the original sound of the CFIIIS grand piano results in an articulated and natural response, capturing the sound of the CFIIIS piano perfectly; so you hear every nuance of the sound with exceptional clarity. As well as the Pure CF Sound Engine, the YDP 163 also features a built-in powerful 20W + 20W amplifier and speaker system, delivering a high-output and exceptional detail.
As well as the Pure CF Sound Engine, the Arius YDP 163 features fully-weighted keys, reproducing the touch of an acoustic piano for natural playability. The Graded Hammer 4 (GH3) 88-key piano action recreates the natural feel when touching the keys, reacting accordingly to velocity changes and providing that 'heavy feel' in the lower register. The piano action also features a three-sensor configuration which analyses and interprets the behaviour of the keyboard, providing a natural response and feel. This lets you hear ever nuance of the sound, providing authentic expressive control with the synthetic ivory key tops only adding to its natural feel.
As well as the natural sound and authentic feel, the YDP 163 features a range of features that adds to its versatility and functionality. One of the most unique features of this digital piano is the ability the record your performances with a single touch of a button. This recording function allows you to record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, allowing you to record both hand separately or allowing you to overlay different voices and parts. Recordings are created in the Standard MIDI file (SMF) format, which can be played back on a computer using compatible software (not included).
Expanding on its integrated recording functionality, the YDP 163 also features a range of digital connections for connecting your digital piano to devices such as your computer or an iOS device. The Digital Piano Controller app is available for all iOS touch screen devices and it adds a new level of functionality to your instrument. The app lets you access features, adjust settings, select voices and record performances all from your chosen device at the touch of a button. The YDP 163 can also be connected to your computer or mobile device via a standard USB cable. This enables the instrument to be used in conjunction with other software such as Digital Audio Workstations, allowing you to use the digital piano as a controller for software and VST instruments.
A great feature of digital pianos is the ability to practice in silence using headphones. The YDP 163 has catered to this feature with the Stereophonic Optimiser. The Stereophonic Optimiser works by adjusting the spacing of the sound and the separation from the instrument, resulting in a natural and spacious, surround sound quality, immersing you within the pianos natural tones. This helps to perceive the sound of the piano as coming from the body of the instrument rather than the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural playing experience.
Yamaha and the piano tutorial app Flowkey have collaborated for a limited time offer to give you 3 months of premium learning. Simply download the Flowkey app on to your smartphone or tablet, register your instrument and begin your subscription. The user friendly interface allows you to learn each song in both a sheet music format as well as a play-along video. Thanks to the adjustable difficulty settings, Flowkey can be used by complete novices and developed musicians alike. Premium Flowkey members have access to over 500 songs covering major hits from pop, classical, rock and more. This intuitive app can even track your playing and offer instant feedback to help improve your skills. Any Yamaha digital piano purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2019 is now eligible for three months of premium Flowkey access.
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Standard Courier Delivery
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option. This will deliver the piano to the front door on the ground floor of your house or building. This service will not deliver the piano into your home. *Please note that if there is not a ground floor entrance we may not be able to deliver there. You may also need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes. This may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are available at an additional cost.
2 Man Delivery Service
The delivery personnel will deliver the piano to a ground room floor of your choice, rather than just the front door. Please note that this service will take a few days longer than the standard courier. If you would require a 2 man delivery service, please contact us on 0330 365 4444 for further information.
Delivery and Installation Service
This service can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis via a specialist piano delivery company. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed until we have made arrangements with the delivery company. If you would prefer a delivery and installation service, please contact our sales team on 0330 365 4444 who will be happy to set up a quotation for you and provide you with more information on this service.