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What we think of the Yamaha YDP143 digital piano
This NEW YDP143 replaces the outgoing YDP142 Arius digital piano and has benefited from a number of improvements. It is still extremely good value and is very well made and sturdy on its stand. The first, and perhaps most notable improvement over the old model is the upgraded sample which is essentially a re-sampled and improved sound taken directly from the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand piano. Although the 6W speaker output does not sound like much it matches the high quality sampling perfectly. It is, of course, not as resonant as some of the more expensive Clavinova models, but the sound is very clear and projects well. This is still what Yamaha would call a basic digital piano, but it does benefit from 10 additional voices and a recording function. The Graded Hammer Action gives a good level if realism to the keyboard touch too and for this new model the polyphony has increased from 128 note to 192 note and makes the piano sound resonate nicely. A great choice for the beginner to intermediate pianist and will, we are sure, continue to be very popular indeed.
88 note Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard action with matte black keytops
4 levels of touch sensitivity from light to heavy
3 pedals with half pedalling capability for added realism
AWM stereo sampled piano sound, sampled on three dynamic levels for natural piano response and expression
192 note polyphony
10 superb instrument voices, including two grand pianos, electric piano, church organ, harpsichord and strings
10 demo songs plus 50 piano masterpieces for you to learn
2 track, one song sequencer with 100KB data capacity to store your performance for reviewing
Metronome with adjustable speed
Transpose the keyboard and adjust the tuning for accompaniment with other instruments
2 headphone sockets for silent practice
MIDI connectivity for use with a PC or Mac
2 x 6 watt amplifiers, coupled to 2 x 12cm plus 2 x 6cm speakers
Compatible with a number of apps including Digital Piano Controller
Rich, expressive piano sound
The Pure CF 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. And the 128 note polyphony ensures that YDP-142 can handle demanding repertoire, even in complex passages, without losing notes.
GHS keyboard with matte black keytops
For every piano player, touch and response like that of an acoustic piano is essential. Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard recreates the heavier touch on lower notes, and ligther touch on higher notes. Touch sensitivity can be adjusted to suit different playing styles and abilities.
The latest acoustic technology, "Acoustic Optimizer" for great sound quality at low volumes
The Acoustic Optimizer is a new, unique Yamaha technology. Using a special design and position within the instrument, the Acoustic Optimizer physically adjusts the acoustic flow of sound which controls resonances and enriches the overall tone. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies provides an incredibly expressive capability.
For comfortable practice at home
For pianists who want to practice quietly, Intelligent Acoustic Control function automatically adjusts the sound so that you can still experience a balanced, rich tone even at low volumes. For silent practice, a headphone connection socket is provided. Thanks to the dual headphone jacks, two people can enjoy playing the piano together in total privacy. Practice as much as you need before unplugging the headphones to let others hear your progress.
Continuous or half-damper pedal control provides the detailed nuance and subtlety experienced when pedaling on a grand piano. This is done by creating continuously increasing amounts of sustain as you depress the damper pedal further.
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, the harmonics of other strings are recreated.
Convenient 2-track song recording
The built-in 2-track song recorder is a great way to capture your performance and play it back to hear your progress. You can also record the right and left hands separately for practicing.
50 Preset Piano Songs with music book
50 classic piano songs are built in to the piano and also included in 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 songs as background music.
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Easily connect and interact with a wide variety of educational, music creation and entertainment apps on computers or mobile devices. Some apps help you learn to play, others help you share your music. The MusicSoft Manager app lets you store the songs you create with the built-in recorder and enables you to add songs obtained from other sources.
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 warranty: 2 years