What we think of the Yamaha PSR-E343 portable keyboard:
The Yamaha PSR-E343 portable keyboard is the very latest incarnation of Yamaha's PSR-E3** series of keyboards. It is the first model in the Yamaha lineup to have touch sensitive keys, a must if you are learning to play the piano as it allows you to play with expression. A new feature with this keyboard is that you can play MP3 files through it to play along with your favourite songs, and you can also connect to your iPad through the optional i-MX1 adaptor to take advantage of Yamaha's intuitive lesson applications. The Yamaha PSR-E343 is also perfect for the classroom with its USB compatibility and is very well screwed together too.
The Yamaha PSR-E343 is always on display and ready to try in our Haslemere showroom.
61 note touch sensitive keyboard
AWM stereo sampling with 32 note polyphony
550 voices including XGLite and Drum/SFX/SE kits
Ultra Wide Stereo
Split keyboard and dual/layer modes
136 rhythm accompaniment styles
Music database with 100 song titles
Multifingering chord progressions
One touch settings match an appropriate instrument to the rhythm style
102 preset songs
Intuitive Y.E.S. Yamaha Education Suite learning system
Transpose and adjust the master tuning
1 x headphone socket
MIDI In/Out sockets
Sustain pedal jack
Aux In socket
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm speakers
Aux line input and Melody Suppressor:
Yamaha's unique Melody Suppressor function suppresses the melody line in your favorite songs so that you can play along. Just connect any device with a line output, such as a mobile device, a computer, a mixer, or even another keyboard, to the AUX-in port and hear yourself play along with your favorite artists. You can even use the AUX-in port to simply enjoy playback from your audio device.
"Y.E.S" and "Keys to Success" Lesson Functions:
Practice at your individual level with the Yamaha Education Suite lesson functions. Now, the playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of the player's performance. "Keys to Success" allows you to practice preset songs, using more advanced lesson functions. Step by step, you can practice single parts of the selected song. You can even practice playing the correct notes, and the timing of these notes separately.
Connection with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
Extend and enhance your keyboard experience by connecting to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Requires optional accessory, i-UX1.
You can optmize the overall sound with different EQ settings on the instrument. Tailor the overall output for optimal sound in different listening situations.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years