What we think of the NEW Yamaha YDP163 digital piano
The NEW Yamaha YDP163 is a great value upgrade to the YDP143. It features the 'Graded Hammer' keyboard along with 4 touch sensitivity settings for a very realistic touch. The speakers are also considerably more powerful which creates a very resonant overall sound. Improvements to this new model, which is a replacement for the outgoing YDP162, include a much improved sample, considerably more memory and improved reverb. The instrument is also compatible with a number of apps which makes the piano even more versatile. This model is always on display in our Haslemere showroom to try and generally in stock for immediate delivery.
88 note Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard action with synthetic ivory keytops.
4 levels of touch sensitivity from light to heavy
3 pedals with half pedalling capability for added realism
Pure CF sound engine
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 20 watt amplifiers, coupled to 2 x 12cm plus 2 x 6cm speakers
Compatible with a number of apps including Digital Piano Controller
With its newly developed keyboard, piano sound and cabinet design, the YDP163 is a superb digital piano both the beginner and the more advanced pianist.
Authentic tone and classic touch
Suitable for advanced players as well as beginners, the new Graded Hammer action is weighted to match the resistance of the hammers in a grand piano. Synthetic Ivory Keytops give the porous, tactile feel that you would expect from an acoustic piano manufacturer like Yamaha. Its surface absorbs finger moisture allowing serious pianists to play comfortably for longer periods of time.
Outstanding Pure Piano Sound
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 sound of a soft touch or the pure power of two-handed chords.
The YDP163's cabinet is slightly taller than some models which creates a more substantial upright piano look and delivers a richer tone.
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 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.
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.
Dual Voice for added creativity
Combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Nothing enhances piano practice like playing a piece with a different sound, and combining two sounds together takes that creativity one step further.
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 simply listen to the songs as background music.
The power to be heard
The YDP163's 20 Watt amplifier provides enough sound to fill the largest of rooms in a typical household. The resulting sound is much more impressive than you'd expect from a digital piano of this size.
Ready to connect
Easily connect and interact with a wide variety of educational, music creation or music entertainment apps on a computer or mobile device. Some apps help you learn to play while others help you share your music. The MusicSoft Manager app lets you store songs you have created with the built-in recorder and also lets you 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
W: 1357 mm (53-7/16")
H: 849 mm (33-27/64")
D: 422 mm (16-5/8")
Weight 42.0 kg (92 lbs., 10 oz)