As a pianist's skill level rises, they require a keyboard action built for more serious playing. The Arius YDP-162's Graded Hammer action with Synthetic Ivory keytops give the performer a tactile surface reminiscent of the keys found on the finest pianos throughout history. And with a more powerful 20W stereo amplifier, its PureCF sampling more expressively delivers Yamaha's CFIIIS concert grand piano tone for the more experienced player. If your goal is to become a better pianist, the Arius YDP-162 digital piano is equipped to help make that goal a reality.
Authentic tone deserves a classic touch
Suitable for advanced players as well as beginners, the new Graded Hammer action with Synthetic Ivory Keytops is weighted to match the resistance of hammers in a grand piano. And now Synthetic Ivory Keytops give that porous, tactile feel you would only e...
Authentic tone deserves a classic touch
Suitable for advanced players as well as beginners, the new Graded Hammer action with Synthetic Ivory Keytops is weighted to match the resistance of hammers in a grand piano. And now Synthetic Ivory Keytops give that porous, tactile feel you would only expect from an acoustic piano manufacturer like Yamaha. Its surface absorbs finger moisture allowing serious players to comfortably play for longer periods of time.
Piano quality only possible from Yamaha
PureCF Sound Engine starts with a meticulous recording of Yamaha's acclaimed concert grand piano. This recording contains a number of dynamic levels from pianissimo to fortissimo, so you can experience the delicate touch of a soft passage or the pure power of two-handed chords.
Aspire to new heights
At 33 inches, the YDP162 is taller than previous ARIUS models. Not only does this greater cabinet size give a more substantial upright piano look to the YDP-162, but it also helps deliver deeper piano sound acoustically.
Optimal tone at any volume level
The Acoustic Optimizer is a new, unique Yamaha technology. Using a special design and position within the instrument, the Acoustic Optimizer physically adjusts the acoustical flow, which controls resonances and enriches the overall sound. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies provides an incredibly expressive capability.
Capture your performance
The built-in, 2-track song recorder is a great way to capture a performance and play it back to hear your progress. You can also record the right and left hands separately for hands-separate practicing at any tempo you're comfortable with. Now you can practice one hand, while your Arius plays the other.
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 combining two sounds together takes that creativity a step further.
The power to play more
128-note polyphony provides enough horsepower for a dropout-free performances even while layering two Voices and playing two-handed, sustained chords with heavy pedaling. So as you become a more advanced player, your digital piano can respond to your skill level.
A piano with its own repertoire
50 classic piano songs are provided in the built-in song memory and also as a music book, "50 Greats for the Piano." Learn how to play these pieces at your own pace either one hand at a time or at a reduced tempo. Or just listen to the beauty of these pieces, recorded by the hands of a master.
The power to be heard
With over 3-times the power of lesser models, the YDP162's 20 Watt amplifier provides enough sound to fill the largest of rooms in a typical household. The resulting sound is much larger than you'd expect from a digital piano of this size.
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|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||GH(Graded Hammer) keyboard with Synthetic ivory keytops|
|Touch Sensitivity||Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Pure CF Sound Engine|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||10|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0&1|
|Recording||Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0|
|Tempo Range||5 - 280|
|Transpose||-6 to 0, 0 to +6|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||Uer song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs; Total maximum size approx. 900KB|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||20W x 2|
|Speakers||Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||AC power adaptor : PA-300 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha|
|Power Consumption||13W (when using the PA-300)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Included Accessories||Song Book||50 Greats for the Piano|
|Others||Owner's Manual, Quick Operation Guide|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.2 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP0, SP1 / Win8)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.2 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP0, SP1 / Win8)
- Music Soft Downloader V5.7.1 for Win (XP 32-bit / Vista 32-bit / Win7 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8 32-bit, 64-bit)
- MIDI Basics [English / 142KB]
- Computer-related Operations [English / 409KB]
- YDP-162/142 Owner's Manual [English / 5.3MB]
- YDP-162/142 MIDI Reference [English / 1.1MB]
- YDP-162/142 Quick Operation Guide [English / 163KB]
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- Easy to Use
- Realistic Sound
- Responsive / Good Action
- Touch Sensitive Keys
- Limited Sound Selection
- Chamber Music
Comments about Yamaha ydp-162:
I already own a harpsichord. This piano beats many uprights (even really fine ones, because they are not sufficiently in tune or regulation!). It's small enough to fit in the apartment, and can be carried by 2 persons. The ivory-like key surfaces work like bone and wood harpsichord keytops - they feel good under the fingertips, and as one plays, they fade away, like the rest of the instrument, leaving only the player and the music. It would be good to have one or more historical piano sounds, temperaments, and additional touch settings for Mozart and Schubert available, but the default piano sound is already fabulous.