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Yamaha Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

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This Specific Digital Piano is the latest from yamaha as of 2016.It features improved reverb and increased polyphony and many more improvements.

Built for the play who requires a key action for more serious playing, the YDP163 is equipped with the multi-sensor GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard action. This action features three sensors as well as synthetic ivory keytops which gives the player a more tactile feel with the response similar to that of some of the finest pianos throughout history. The 'Pure CF' sound engine gives an exceptional example of the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano which the more experienced player will appreciate. In addition power output is increased with its 20w stereo amplification. 192 Notes polyphony ensure that you won't experience note 'drop out' and sustained notes ring through faithfully. Half-Damper pedal allows gradual use of the pedals giving you additional control, similar to that of a real acoustic piano and 'Damper Resonance' gives a broad and deep resonance when the pedal is used. Built-in recording is taken care of with the 2-track recorder which can be used with any of the 12 built-in sounds.
Playing at low volumes used to result in a loss of treble and bass response. This is now taken care of with Yamahas 'IAC' (Instrument Acoustic Control) feature, which automatically adjusts the bass and treble response in relation to the current volume level, so you'll always get the best tone at whatever level you play at.
Connect the piano to your IOS Device to give additional control with the 'Digital Piano Controller' application. With a simplified user interface this adds a new level of control and functionality to your Yamaha instrument. Select sounds with ease, record and adjust settings of the piano by using your IOS touchscreen.
 
What We Think...
A great step up from the YDP143 you can really notice the difference the moment that you start playing. With increased amplification and the addition of synthetic ivory keytops the whole playing experience is improved. Connecting up to your IOS device is loads of fun and once you do you won't want to go back, with a superb user interface to control all of the piano features. It's brilliant!
Barry - Blackpool Store

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

New players immediately benefit from the accurate key weighting which allows them to build finger strength and technique, whilst existing players can be confident that the refined and responsive GH3 action will cater for them to ABRSM Grade 8 and beyond.

The Pure CF sound engine on the YDP-163 more expressively delivers the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano tone for the more experienced player with a more powerful 20W stereo amplifie. With 192-note polyphony, many of the most complex piano compositions can be played without fear of dropped notes whilst sustained notes ring through faithfully. The YDP-163 has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.

Piano sound quality only possible from Yamaha

The Pure CF Sound Engine is the result of many years of piano-making history and expertise, combined with state-of-the-art sampling technology. We're the industry leader in digital piano technology and this is evident when listening to Yamaha digital pianos that utilize the Pure CF Sound Engine. The sound of the renowned Yamaha CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano is faithfully reproduced, allowing for incredible dynamics and expressiveness, making Pure CF-equipped digital pianos worthy of the Yamaha name.

Superb PlayabilitySuperb playability and feel

The Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) 88-key piano action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard in order to provide a grand piano-style response and feel. This allows for quick note repetition and authentic expressive control. The piano keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.

Realistic PedallingPedalling provides an added level of realism

Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedalling on a grand piano. This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed. Stereo Sustain samples provide mellow reverberations when the player depresses the damper pedal. Similarly, Damper Resonance provides broad and deep resonance when the pedal is used. The result is more realistic sound, similar to that of an acoustic piano. It is possible to detect the subtle changes that occur when the players begins to press the pedal while striking a key.

A piano with its own classic repertoire

The Yamaha digital piano is pre-loaded with a variety of classic piano songs for listening and learning pleasure. Players can use the accompanying book, 50 Greats for the Piano to follow along with the music and learn how to play iconic pieces. They can also play back the songs to enjoy these recognizable piano favourites.

Included Sheet Music

Capture your performance

The recording function built into the instrument allows players

Built-in Recorder

to record performances* with a single touch. Additionally, players can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, meaning that both hands can be recorded separately, or allowing them to overdub with different voices.

*Recordings are made in Standard MIDI file (SMF) format. Compatible software is required for playback of the recorded data on a computer.

Piano with iPadAccess your favourite features quickly and easily

The Digital Piano Controller app for iOS on iPad and iPhone adds a whole new level of functionality to your Yamaha instrument. Turn your iOS device into an intuitive instrument controller, allowing you to access features and settings even more quickly than using the panel of your instrument. Adjust settings, choose Voices, and even record performances. Once you try it, you'll never want to live without it!

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 creating unique combinations of two sounds together. Experiment with these combinations to discover inspiring new sounds.

Optimal tone at any volume level

With the Yamaha exclusive Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) feature, people can enjoy playing their digital pianos at a lower volume in a quiet home environment. Before IAC was introduced, playing at a low volume resulted in a loss of treble and bass. With the addition of IAC, the instrument automatically adjusts the balance of bass and treble, creating a truer sound with more depth. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) when played at a low volume. This ability to retain a rich and balanced sound on the digital piano, regardless of volume, ensures the highest sound quality.

Full tone built right into the cabinetry

Frequency Graph

Piano with HeadphonesA new kind of headphone experience

The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Within this private listening environment, the sound of the piano can be perceived to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural experience.

Connect and interact with your instrument

A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the Yamaha UD-BT01, or the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. The instrument can be used to interact as a controller and/or sound source with a variety of music creation applications.

YDP 163 replaces YDP 162

Specs

Size/Weight

DimensionsWidth1357 mm (53-7/16")
Height849 mm (33-27/64")
Depth422 mm (16-5/8")
WeightWeight42.0 kg (92 lbs., 10 oz)

Control Interface

KeyboardNumber of Keys88
TypeGH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
Touch ResponseHard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
PedalNumber of Pedals3
Half PedalYes
FunctionsDamper, Sostenuto, Soft
PanelLanguageEnglish

Cabinet

Key CoverKey Cover StyleSliding
Music RestYes

Voices

Tone GenerationPiano SoundPure CF Sound Engine
Damper ResonanceYes
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)192
PresetNumber of Voices10

Effects

TypesReverb4 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)Yes

Songs

PresetNumber of Preset Songs10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
RecordingNumber of Songs1
Number of Tracks2
Data Capacity100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data FormatPlaybackStandard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
RecordingStandard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

MiscellaneousDual/LayersYes
DuoYes
MetronomeYes
Tempo Range5 – 280
Transpose-6 – 0 – +6
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

StorageInternal MemoryTotal maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
ConnectivityHeadphonesStandard stereo phone jack (x 2)
USB TO HOSTYes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers20W x 2
SpeakersOval (12cm x 6cm) x 2

Power Supply

Power SupplyPA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power OffYes

Accessories

Included AccessoriesBenchYes (Optional depending on locale)
Song Book50 Greats for the Piano
OthersOwner's Manual, Quick Operation Guide

  It replaced the popular Yamaha Ydp162(YDP-162)

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Review Summary - 4.9 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.

Excellent piano. We are delighted with both the sound and the attractive design. The service and one day delivery were excellent. It is a shame that the music stand has no page holding pins.

July 13, 2017 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

Great service from Rimmers. Easy online checkout; piano arrived at expected slot; bundled items as described.

Piano itself is exactly as described - perfect for our kids (10 and 7) who were ready to move up from a

June 19, 2017 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

There is a good selection of sounds on this keyboard, the piano sounds are among the most realistic I've heard, it's challenging to hear any difference between the three piano sounds though.

I only bought it as a piano so this is fine, I've no real need to vary this other than out of interest. The demos and piano repertoire pieces are enjoyable and show off the piano sound well.

It seems very sturdy, with a support beneath the pedals to reduce the stress on what is a long span between the legs, the pedals feel firm and robust (if a little too firm), it 'also too early to say how robust it is as I've only had it for one week. Having said that the connections look robust and the quality of materials felt solid enough. It's certainly, at this stage, a nice liking piece of furniture. The keyboard cover was out of alignment on receipt and I thought that it wasn't going to work, a little patience and gentle persuasion and it freed up and now runs as smoothly as you like, concerning initially though. Keys fell realistic (for a digital keyboard) again though adjusting this through the three setting makes no perceptible difference in my opinion. Again, do I need this?

overall I'm delighted with it so far.

January 3, 2017 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

I wanted to get back to playing the piano which I had done as a child, some 50 odd years ago, but did not have the room for an upright piano, nor did I want the problem of having to keep having it tuned. I looked to the digital piano as an alternative, and I can honestly say I have not been disappointed with my choice of the Yamaha. The quality of the build is
very good with the added advantage of it being easier to move than an upright. Although, I am no concert pianist, I feel the piano sound is as good as any piano I have played and again with the advantage to easily change the sound when required. My grandsons also love it and play it when ever they visit, they are now keen to learn to play piano.

January 2, 2017 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

Easy to assemble, looks great. Lovely feel to keys and simple instructions on features. To be fair, I'm a novice but it seems perfect for our needs.

December 13, 2016 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

Great customer service. We had a faulty piano stool and Rimmers replaced this in a timely and efficient manner.

December 10, 2016 |

Yamaha YDP-163 Arius Digital Piano Black Walnut Bundle

Absolutely love my new Yamaha YDP-163B. It's everything the product claims to be. It's a beautiful design. The feel of the keyboard is stunning. It came in a flatpack box. Very easy to assemble. All you need is one screw-driver and its assembled in no time. \n\nAll of the feature are wonderful 50 classic tunes to play along with or nice to have as background for guests. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment and hard work.\n\nWould recommend this to pianists of all levels.

July 31, 2016 |

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