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YAMAHA YDP-161 ARIUS

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Digital piano with GH keyboard, and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices, this model differs from the YDP 141 by higher amplification (20W x 2) and a polyphony of 128 notes maximum.

Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS YDP-161 provides true piano sound and feel. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

A piano sound sampling taken from one Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS". "AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling"

The piano sound is a sampling from the Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high plaudits at the world’s most famous concert halls and music competitions. The very top piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to top condition. Yamaha emphasizes the natural sounds that should emanate from pianos. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from the sound start until fadeout, to reproduce a natural sound and attenuation that feels nothing like an electronic piano. In addition, they also focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is so characteristic of pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strength for each keyboard. Uses "AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling", sounds that most closely express the piano characteristics, obtained through rigorous recording. The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and timbre combination, resulting in achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.

New acoustic system reproduces clearer, more voluminous sound

Uses a new amp. The "Tone Escape" outlet for sound coming from the back of the keyboard has been widened. The piano sound has become clearer and volume feel has increased.

Ample expression without unnatural sound cut-off even when pedals overlay the sound "Maximum Simultaneous Tones 128"

Maximum simultaneous tones are an ample 128 tones. Enables enjoyment of rich sounds. Based on Yamaha’s own technology, there is no unnatural sound cut-off even when the pedal is pressed and sounds overlaid, so that a performance with full presence can be achieved, no matter what song is played.

Half-pedal response that widens the range of expression

Yamaha also focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. Three stable pedals are mounted, including the damper, the soft pedal, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response. The damper can handle micro-adjustments of its strength, depending on how hard the pedal is pressed.

In addition to piano, many other rich sounds are mounted

Yamaha also focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. Three stable pedals are mounted, including the damper, the soft pedal, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response. The damper can handle micro-adjustments of its strength, depending on how hard the pedal is pressed.

Natural playing feel and stability based on Yamaha piano-making know-how "Grade Hammer (GH) Keyboard"

The piano maker that is Yamaha has made use of its grand piano-making know-how to achieve a keyboard that offers a natural playing feel even on an electronic piano. Achieves slight differences in touch, with the low sound regions of the grand piano being heavy to the touch, while the high sound regions become steadily lighter. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the security and quality expected of Yamaha keyboards.

With 50 famous piano songs built in, and a music book also included in package.

Records 50 deeply familiar piano songs, and includes a music book in the package. Enjoy it as background music, or use it in lessons by adjusting to a slower tempo, or erasing one hand in the music to facilitate practice on that hand.

Record your own performances for checks. Convenient for piano lessons "2-track/1-song recording"

Simple operation enables recording of playing performance. Since it can handle 2-track recording, it can record model performances, or record performances on one-hand at a time, letting you enjoy piano duets all by yourself. Built-in memory can save one song at a time.

Volume control allows micro adjustment when practicing with low volume levels

The Yamaha volume control knob allows for particularly detailed adjustment at low volume levels. When practicing at home where playing at high volume may not be possible, you can set the optimum sound volume. Naturally, the sound volume can be raised to enjoy impressive piano performance.

Filled with convenient functions expected of an electronic piano

Because it is an electronic piano with no need for tuning, it is maintenance-free. Also comes with two headphone terminals to enable practice without worry about sound volume. So parent and child can enjoy lessons or piano duets even with Muting on. One set of headphones included in package (Japan only). It also has a metronome function essential for practicing, a headphone hanger for hanging up the headphone, and other small conveniences.

Transfer music data purchased in music data shop onto the instrument "Music Software Downloader"

Use the Yamaha free software "Music Software Downloader (*1)" to enable transfer of music data on the PC (MIDI data) to the instrument’s built-in memory (*2). Use music data to expand music enjoyment. *1: Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only. *2: YDP-141 requires the USB-MIDI interface "UX-16" to transfer the files.

Simple design that is never boring

The Arius Series concept "Simple & Basic" is also expressed in its design. A life with piano unselfconsciously becomes the daily norm. Two color variations selectable to match the interior design.

Available colors are the subdued New Dark Rosewood color tone and the brightly cheerful Northern European Light Cherry color tone. Enables choice suited to the emplacement location.

Features

Size/Weight
- Width 1,357mm (53-7/16")
- Height 815mm (32-1/16")
- Depth 422mm (16-5/8")
- Weight 40kg (88 lbs., 3oz)

Control Interface
- Number of Keys 88
- Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
- Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
- Pedal Number of Pedals 3
- Half Pedal Yes
- Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
- Panel Language English

Voix
- Tone Generating Technology AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- Number of Dynamic Levels 3
- Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
- Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects
- Reverb Oui
- Functions Dual/Layers Oui

Songs
- Number of Preset Songs 10 morceaux de démo, 50 morceaux de piano
- Recording Number of Songs 1
- Number of Tracks 2
- Data Capacity 100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
- Recording Function Oui
- Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0)
- Recording SMF (Format 0)

Functions
- Metronome Oui
- Tempo Range 32-280
- Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
- Tuning Oui

Storage and Connectivity
- Storage Internal Memory 337KB
- Connectivity Headphones x 2
- MIDI In/Out

Amplifiers and Speakers
- Amplifiers 20W x 2
- Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
- Power Supply AC Inlet

Accessories
- Included Accessories Headphones Hanger Oui
- Song Book "50 greats for the Piano"

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Reviews on Web

- Youtube (en)
- Harmony Central (YDP160) (en)
- Thomann (YDP-140) (de)
- Musician’s Friend (YDP-140) (en)

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