The PSR-172 is a 61-key keyboard with over 100 voices, including the industry's best Portable Grand™ piano voice. Learn to play with the built-in Yamaha Education Suite. A DJ feature with cool sounds and built-in loops provides a cutting-edge sound. Built-in speakers make it truly portable. Educational options and low price make the PSR-172 ideal for those learning to play.
Portable Grand: Industry's best piano
The 61 key PSR172 may have an entry-level price, but don't be fooled; it comes with a host of advanced features – like the Portable Grand™. The Portable Grand button is perfect for beginners and students. No matter what buttons and features you've been p...
Portable Grand: Industry's best piano
The 61 key PSR172 may have an entry-level price, but don't be fooled; it comes with a host of advanced features – like the Portable Grand™. The Portable Grand button is perfect for beginners and students. No matter what buttons and features you've been playing with (for example, the drums or DJ), one touch of the Portable Grand button instantly resets the keyboard to the finest on-board piano, top to bottom. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of our acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the PSR172 Portable Grand stereo-sampled piano. And of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces.
If your kid doesn't think keyboard is cool, wait 'til he hears this! Get the world of Hip Hop, R&B, Techno and all the hottest music in your Yamaha keyboard. Push the DJ button, hold down a key with your right hand, and you're groovin'!
Just what the teacher ordered! A fully adjustable metronome is just a button push away.
Yamaha Education Suite™: Helps you learn to play
The PSR172 has 100 built-in songs with Songbook for you to learn to play, using the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.
- Three keyboard lessons for each hand
Timing mode: You can play the melody or chord by pressing any key using the correct timing.
Waiting mode: Playback pauses until you find and play the correct chord or melody note.
Minus One mode: Mute the left-hand, right-hand, or both parts of a song and play along nonstop.
- Lesson Grading – monitors your progress as you practice each lesson.
- Chord Dictionary – shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord name on the LCD screen.
- Bass Boost System
A special port on each speaker adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction.
- Stereo (Not just 2 Speakers)
We all know that stereo sound adds realistic character and spatial depth. But how can you tell if the portable keyboard you're looking to purchase is stereo or not? With Yamaha, the answer is simple. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards are true stereo.
Auto Accompaniment Styles
In addition to the 100 songs mentioned above, the PSR172 also has auto accompaniment features that "follow" your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 100 built-in Styles (example Rock), play a single note or chord on the left side of the keyboard and play your melody on the right side. The PSR172 will create a backup band (bass, drums, strings, guitar etc.) and "follow" you through the song. You can play your songs and try different genres of music. It's both fun and entertaining.
For a demonstration of "What is a Style", click here (1.3MB download – requires Macromedia Flash and computer sound.)
16 Note Polyphony
In computers, more memory is always better. In keyboards, it's polyphony. In electronic keyboards, the more sounds played at the same time, the more memory is needed. More polyphony is always better. 16 notes polyphony is adequate for a beginner's needs.
Voices and Multipads
In addition to the Portable Grand mentioned above, the PSR172 comes with a selection of voices from you to choose from – a total of 100 in all. Just some of the great sounds you'll find in this keyboard are trumpets, violins, electric pianos, harpsichord, organ, guitars and bass guitar. You'll also find 4 Multipads buttons that access 10 banks of phrases and drum fills. Just press one (or more) of the Multipad buttons and it will play a musical phrase or drum fill that will match the music you're playing! Very cool.
The music pathway to your computer and the Internet is MIDI – Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It's the way that electronic musical instruments communicate with each other and computers. With this keyboard, you have access to thousands of MIDI sources on the Internet.
The PSR172 features MIDI In/Out, Sustain Pedal jack and a Headphone jack for private practice.
Watch & Learn Video Series (Optional)
The Watch & Learn Video Series is an in-home learning series for portable keyboard enthusiasts, featuring Tom Folenta, one of Yamaha's top product specialists.
Don't forget your Survival Kit!
Designed to provide you with everything you need to get started. Includes a two-year extended warranty, power adaptor, footswitch on models that require it, stereo headphones, bonus coupons and a DVD-ROM. Look for it at a dealer near you.
|Music rest, owner's manual, song book|
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||4.4kg (9 lbs., 11 oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||61|
|Other Controllers||Multi Pads||Yes|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Stereo Sampling|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||16|
|Preset||Number of Voices||97 + 3 Drum/SFX Kits|
|Functions||Dual/Layers||Yes (in Voice)|
|Split||Yes (in Voice)|
|Panel Sustain||Yes (in Voice)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Styles||100|
|Style Control||INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN, ENDING|
|Other Features||One Touch Setting (OTS)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||100|
|Lesson/Guide||Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)||Waiting, Timing, Minus one, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary|
|Tempo Range||40 - 240|
|Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12|
|Miscellaneous||PIANO Button||Portable Grand Button|
Storage and Connectivity
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 12V|
|AUX Pedal||1 Footswitch (optional)|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||2.0W + 2.0W|
|Speakers||12cm x 2|
|Power Supply||Adaptor (PA-3C/3B), or batteries (Six "D" size, R20P(LR20) or equivalent batteries)|
|Power Consumption||UL/CSA 6.8W, CE7.5W|
|Included Accessories||Music Rest||Yes|