The Yamaha Arius YDP-164 digital piano is the replacement for the YDP-163. Upgrades from the YDP163 include Smart Pianist App compatibility and CFX Concert Grand piano samples.
The Smart Pianist App not only gives you full control over your piano's major functions using your smart device but also analyzes your favorite songs right out of your music library using chord tracker technology. It allows you to use functions like selecting Voices, controlling the metronome, or displaying the score on your smart device. It is available as a free download from Yamaha and requires the UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN adaptor when using WIFI.
The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha and adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when using headphones. The resulting spacious, and surround sound quality will inspire you to play for hours on end. The sound of the piano seems to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural experience.
There are at least two very important features a digital piano must-have for an experienced piano teacher to recommend it to their students: 1) true piano touch, and 2) authentic piano tone. The YDP-164 meets these teacher recommendations easily.
Authentic Piano Tone
Yamaha’s Pure CF Sound Engine faithfully reproduces the tone of the Yamaha 9' CFIIIS concert grand piano, producing a very dynamic and expressive sound. This technology is the result of years of piano-making history and expertise in state-of-the-art sampling technology.
In addition, Damper Resonance DSP recorded in the sample provides a deep resonance when the pedal is used, resulting in a more realistic sound, similar to that of an acoustic piano. Similarly, using the half-damper pedal control feature creates more subtlety when playing, and allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed. Just like a grand piano.
True Piano Touch
The YDP164 features the Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) piano action. This action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. It utilizes the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism of a grand piano.
Three-sensors are used to accurately sense and interpret the behavior of the keyboard to provide a grand piano-style response and feel. This allows for quick note repetition and authentic expressive control.
An additional benefit of this action is the synthetic ivory keytops, which provide a tactile surface on the white keys, which absorbs moisture from the fingers and prevents them from slipping.
Other important features include: 2-track song recorder, dual-mode for playing two voices together, Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) automatically ensures the richest tone at any volume level, and the USB TO HOST port for connecting to a computer or mobile device.
The Yamaha Arius YDP-164 digital piano has the quality of the Yamaha brand and the affordability that almost anyone can afford. Call Andy’s and order yours today.
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