What we think of the Yamaha YDP-S52 digital piano
A new model for 2015, the new Yamaha Arius YDPS52 is a facelifted version of the popular YDPS51. It offers a great balance of specification and price point, sharing the same sound engine and functionality as the YDP162 but in a more slimline cabinet. The action plays responsively, the speakers match the quality of the acoustic piano samples really well and this updated model can be controlled by the new Yamaha Digital Piano Controller app for iOS devices. A worthwhile consideration if your budget is sub-£1000 and is worth comparing against the Casio Privia PX-860.
88 note Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard action with ivory feel keytops
4 levels of touch sensitivity from light to heavy
3 pedals with half pedalling capability for added realism
Pure CF sampling piano sound, sampled on three dynamic levels from Yamaha's top of the range CFIII concert grand piano, making for natural piano response and expression
192 note polyphony
10 superb instrument voices, including grand pianos, electric pianos, organs, harpsichord and strings
10 demo songs plus 50 piano masterpieces for you to learn
Intelligent Acoustic Control (iAC) with Sterephonic Optimiser for an enhanced sound quality at lower volumes
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
USB to HOST port for easy connection to a PC or Mac
2 x 20 watt amplifiers, coupled to 2 x 12cm plus 2 x 6cm speakers
All new Acoustic Optimiser function
Light up your living room with elegant piano performance and modern design
Stylish and compact, the YDP-S52 digital piano offers authentic piano performance in an smart, stylish design available in both black and white wood finishes that are the perfect complement to any room.?
"Pure CF sound engine" delivers well balanced, rich, expressive voices.
The YDP-S52 is equipped with an "Pure CF sound engine" This piano sound was recorded from Yamaha's renowned CFIIIS concert grand piano, heard on stages all over the world. Also it offers an authentic performance experience, allowing players to utilize up to 192 notes at once to provide rich, natural reverberation even on complex passages with flurries of notes and extensive use of the pedal. The YDP-S52 will allow you to enjoy relaxed, stress-free playing whether you're practicing at home or playing in lessons.
A synthetic ivory graded hammer (GH) keyboard provides authentic acoustic piano playability and comfort
Enjoy authentic grand piano playability with the feel of an ivory keyboard. Highly absorbent materials ensure that the keys retain their superb feel even when playing for extended periods of time.
Reverb that reproduces the distinctive ambience of a wide range of performance venues
Reverb effects that reproduce the natural reverberation heard in concert halls and other performance venues. Enjoy the ambience of concert hall recitals, live gigs in jazz clubs, and more, all in the comfort of your own home.
Stereophonic Optimiser: a new kind of headphone experience
Unique to Yamaha, the Stereophonic Optimiser adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when listening via headphones, resulting in a spacious sound image that will inspire you to play for hours at a time.
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
At low volumes, bass and treble used to be difficult to hear, however, YDP-S52 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level.
The body of the YDP-S52 contains Acoustic Optimisers that regulate the flow of sound and control tone. A new technology developed from Yamaha's intimate knowledge of the acoustic properties of musical instruments, Acoustic Optimisers deliver a natural, smooth sound across the entire keyboard.
Simple operation using the free Digital Piano Controller app!
Our special free app, "Digital Piano Controller," allows you to control the many functions included in Yamaha digital pianos with your iPhone or iPad, for even easier operation. Voices, Reverb, and other settings can be selected while looking at the screen, making it easy to enjoy new functions with ease. You can also save your favorite settings for quick recall at any time.
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