What we think of the Yamaha YPT255 portable keyboard:
The Yamaha YPT255 portable keyboard replaces the ever popular YPT230 as the cheapest model in the Yamaha range. As with all YPT models it is based on the entry level PSR model, in this instance the new PSR-E253 and shares much of its functionality along with it's case design. The sound quality of the YPT model is excellent and the unit robust making it an ideal choice for beginner keyboard or piano players or for use in schools. It is worth noting however that this doesn't have touch sensitive keys, MIDI or USB - for this we would recommend the superb Yamaha PSR-E353.
61 full size keys
Custom LCD display
92mm x 32mm screen
AWM stereo sampling
32 note polyphony
Stereo Grand Piano + 372 XGlite + 13 Drum/SFX/SE Kits
Master EQ setting
Ultra wide stereo
100 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
One Touch Setting (OTS)
YES6 Yamaha Education Suite with 102 preset songs
1 song, 1 track record facility
Portable Grand Button
Lesson/Guide Y.E.S. (Listen & Learn, Timing, Waiting, Chord Dictionary)
AUX Pedal: 1 Footswitch (optional)
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm speakers
Includes PA-130A power adaptor
A comprehensive library of 385 high quality voices, including pianos, guitars, drums and orchestral instruments
The YPT-255 comes with a diverse array of 385 different voices, including pianos, flutes, and guitars. The grand piano voices in particular utilize stereo-sampled sounds with a superb feeling of presence. Players can enjoy reverb effects for the feeling of playing in a concert hall, and choruses that add extra breadth and resonance to the sound.
Nine-step lesson function (Yamaha Education Suite) helps beginners learn to play songs
The lesson function offers a total of nine stages—three for the left hand, three for the right, and three for both hands, helping beginning players to practice the songs stored in the instrument. There's a scoring function that makes it fun to practice and improve, and a "Waiting" function that adjusts the tempo to the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.
Compact, portable design
Weighing in at less than 9 lbs, the YPT-255 is light enough to take anywhere with ease. It can even run on batteries for live performances when you're out and about.
Connect an external audio source to the AUX IN jack to enjoy playing along with your favourite songs
Connect your audio player to the YPT-255 and listen to, or play along with your favourite music through the instrument's speakers.
Use Master EQ to adjust the sound
The YPT-255 is equipped with a preset Master EQ that allows you to adjust tithe nuances of the keyboard sound with settings such as Bright and Boost, making it easier to get exactly the sound you like.
Real-time backing band tracks
100 auto accompaniment Styles provide real-time band backing tracks based on the chords you play
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years