What we think of the Yamaha DGX660 portable grand keyboard:
A new product for 2016 the DGX660 replaces the popular DGX650 and is a marked improvement on the outgoing model. As with the DGX650 you get a huge amount for your money, primarily a very good digital piano with a realistic touch and a rich sound. This time around, the polyphony has increased and there are more rhythm styles and more sounds, and even the 'Piano Room' feature from the much more expensive CVP Clavinova range. Despite the relatively low price point this digital piano is very well equipped indeed and consequently highly recommended!
88 note GHS graded hammer action keyboard with matte black keytops
4 levels of touch sensitivity
Pitch bend wheel
Monochrome full dot LCD screen, 320 x 240 dots
Lyrics and score display on the screen with guide feature
Pure CF piano sound engine with damper resonance
192 note polyphony
151 other instrument voices plus 15 drum sets and 388 XGLite voices for MIDI recording
1 Natural! voice, 10 Live! voices, 11 Sweet! voices, 7 Cool! voices
41 types of reverb
44 types of chorus
237 types of DSP
5 types of master EQ
Dual/layer mode and keyboard split mode
205 rhythm accompaniment styles
Multi Finger, Full Keyboard or AI Fingered chord control
Music database with 320 song titles
Smart chord and style recommender features
100 preset songs
5 song, 6 track recorder
Recording and playback in SMF (Format 0, Format 1) and XF formats
4 x 8 registration memory banks
Yamaha Education Suite Y.E.S. lesson functions
USB audio recording - record and playback in .wav format
Built in adjustable metronome
Transpose - 12 to 0, 0 to +12
Adjustable master tuning
1 x 1/4" jack headphone socket
AUX in socket
USB to Host/Device port
2 x 6 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm and 2 x 5cm speakers
Just You and Your Music
The DGX-660 contemporary digital piano gives pianists a fun way to enhance their creative and performance experience. Players of all abilities can feel what it's like to play with a band and sound like a pro while the built-in USB Audio Recorder captures every moment of musical inspiration.
Choose your piano and where you'd like to play!
Welcome to your personal "Piano Room"! The DGX-660 provides a dedicated virtual space where you can choose from a variety of pianos and acoustic settings, creating your personalised practice or performance environment. Simply select your desired piano, then choose an acoustic space from a plain room to a club stage or a concert hall. You can even adjust the position of the virtual piano lid!
Sing while you play!
Connect a microphone to the DGX-660 to sing along with your own playing or with pre-recorded Karaoke song files from Yamaha Musicsoft, You can view lyrics on the DGX-660's display and hear your vocals and backing mixed perfectly together through the built-in speakers. Three convenient presets are provided for different vocal performance situations. You can even create and save your own original microphone settings including professional reverb and chorus effects.
Go wireless with your iOS device
The optional Yamaha wireless adaptor can stream audio and MIDI to and from your iOS device with compatible music apps. The Chord Tracker App takes full advantage of this technology, allowing you to play back songs from your iOS device song library wirelessly through the DGX-660's speaker system. Chord Tracker analyses the audio songs stored in your iOS device and then displays the chord symbols for you. It can even create an XF song file that plays back the chords of the song using the DGX-660's built-in accompaniment Styles.
A world-class concert grand piano sound with Pure CF Sampling
The Pure CF Sound Engine in the DGX-660 brings together many years of acoustic piano making heritage combined with modern sampling techniques. Yamaha is renowned for its digital piano technology and you can hear this in the Voices that utilise the Pure CF piano sample. The sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS 9' concert grand piano is faithfully reproduced, producing incredible dynamics and expressiveness, making the DGX-660 an instrument worthy of the Yamaha name.
88-note weighted GHS keyboard
The Yamaha Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) 88-note keyboard features a weighted action with heavier touch at the low end and lighter touch at the high end to faithfully replicate the feel of an acoustic piano. For the aspiring pianist, practising on the GHS action builds the proper finger technique and strength needed for performing on an acoustic piano.
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic vibrations created by the strings of an acoustic piano. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, other strings add resonance to the notes you play until the pedal is released.
Easy-to-read score and lyrics display
The crystal-clear LCD can be switched to display score or lyrics, showing you the music notation for the MIDI song that the DGX-660 is playing. The score can be displayed for both the built-in songs and for songs downloaded to a USB device from Yamaha MusicSoft. You can also display the music for the songs you've created on the instrument.
Live! Cool! and Sweet! Voices
Authentic guitars, lush strings, punchy brass and more... The highly acclaimed Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices feature a unique blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples that capture the essence of each instrument, right down to realistic resonance, expression and vibrato.
USB Audio Recording and Playback
Record your performances or MIDI songs in uncompressed, CD-quality audio (WAV format) to a USB flash drive using the built-in Audio Recorder. You can then copy your songs to your computer to make CDs, share them over the Internet or transfer to your portable music player. You can also playback uncompressed WAV files stored on a USB flash drive.
Simple Chords... Professional Sound!
Smart Chord makes you sound like a pro, even when you've just started to learn how to play a song. With a single finger of your left hand, Smart Chord will create entire chords from simple Pop triads to complex jazz 7th and 9th chords. Accompaniment Styles create the rest of your virtual band while you get straight to the music!
Find the right style easily with Style Recommender
Style Recommender helps you find Styles quickly and easily. When you know how the music should feel, but are unsure which style to choose, simply play a few notes in the rhythm of the song you want to perform and Style Recommender will offer a list of matching Styles to choose from.
Use the line input to connect your audio player or another instrument and hear the playback through the DGX-660. The amplifier and speaker system is powerful, clear and finely tuned for all types of music.
Delivery is fast and free to all UK mainland addresses. Depending on your location we will select a courier - normally TNT, UPS or a Pallet service. At Chamberlain Music we aim to deliver as quickly and safely as possible and do our best to keep you informed all the way. Delivery of digital pianos is to doorsteps however many drivers are happy to assist further although they are not contracted to do so. Your piano will be delivered boxed and will require self-assembly.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years
H: 146mm / 761mm (with stand)
Weight: 21kg / 28kg (with stand)