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Yamaha Arius YDP181 Digital Piano With Bench
88 Key Weighted Action

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The Yamaha YDP181 Arius 88 key digital piano is suited to students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer keyboard of the YDP-181 makes it a true joy to play, both in practice and performance, and the 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound.

The Yamaha Arius YDP181 uses the USB device port for storing songs recorded on the instrument. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound, and Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time. An on-board 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances while practicing or performing.

As the replacement for the Yamaha YDP223, the YDP181 has some big shoes to fill. But, based on its specifications, it should do an admiral job. Updated features include: dynamic stereo sampling, 128 note polyphony, 2-track, 3 song sequencer, damper resonance for richer sustained tones, and USB TO DEVICE port.

Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GH keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. GH features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the keyboard's luxurious appearance.

Variable Touch Sensitivity
Select the hard, medium or soft setting to match your playing style or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting, ideal when playing the organ.

Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.

USB connectivity for storing and playing music
Insert an optional USB storage device into the USB port to save and transfer your performances.

128-note Polyphony
Conventional digital pianos quickly run out of notes during fast, dense legato passages: sustained notes are cut off as the instrument "steals" notes to make room for new notes. A maximum of up to 128-note can be played at once.

Damper Resonance
Damper Resonance samples provided the rich and broadening tones produced in pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, YDP-181 model can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.

Song Recorder
The built-in, 3-song performance memory allows you to record a song, and then step into the spotlight and solo over it. Best of all, you can change tempo or Voices even after you've recorded your performance. There's also a built-in metronome to help you stay in perfect time.

50 Preset Piano Songs
A selection of 50 different piano songs is provided for your listening pleasure. These recordings were chosen for their beauty as well as their functionality. Since many of the songs are classic piano pieces, anyone taking lessons can list.

Accessories included with the YDP181 are: manual, song book, and piano bench.

**Due to the size and weight of this item it must ship via Truckline Freight. This type of shipping service is considered "Curbside" meaning the driver will off-load the item at the nearest curb. The consumer is responsible for transporting the item from the curbside into the home. Inside delivery is available for an additional fee.**
Keyboard Touch Response   Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed
Type   GH
Voice Number of Voices   14
Number of Polyphony   128
  Piano Voice Quality   AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
No. of Dynamic Steps   3
Effect Reverb 4 types
Effect 4 types
Brilliance Yes
  Damper Resonance   Yes
  Dual Yes
  Split   No
Song Playback Number of Preset Songs 14 (Voice Demo)
50 (Piano)
Recording Number of Songs 3
  Number of Tracks 2
Metronome   Yes
Overall Control No. of Pedals 3 (Damper with half pedal effect,
Sostenuto and Soft)
  Tempo Yes
  Transpose Yes
  Tuning Yes
  Scale Tuning Yes
Display Type 7-segment LED
Jacks & Terminals MIDI IN / OUT
  TO HOST No
  Headphone 2
  AUX. In (L/L+R, R) No
  AUX. Out (L/L+R, R) No
  AUX. Out (L, R) No
  USB to DEVICE Yes
Outboard Content Song Pianosoft Solo Yes
Amplifier / Speaker Output 20W x 2
  Speaker 16cm x 2
  Speaker / Headphones Control Yes
Cabinet Key Cover Sliding
  Headphone Hanger Yes
* All tentative specification.

Average customer review, based on 5 reviews: 5 star rating

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5 Great Deal - Speedly Delivery
Reviewer: Anonymous individual from Zelienople, PA

I had shopped at the local piano store and looked at several of the more upscale yamaha digital pianos, but the YPD181 had everything we wanted at a very reasonable price ( best deal around with $50 Visa gift card).  The piano is for my daughter who had been taking piano lessons for 2 years and has everything she needs.  The YDP181 is an excellent piano for students.  The GH keyboard is very good and the record and playback is excellent for piano students.   Delivery was quick and we had no damage. Beware the box is large and heavy. I think with box and piano are around 160 lbs.  Overall I am very happy with the quality of the piano and dealing with Andy's music.

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5 Yamaha Arius 181
Reviewer: Anonymous individual from Oakton, VA

The Arius 181 comes in one large, sofa-sized box.  The assembly  process was very easy and took approx. 30 minutes and had nice touches such as the inclusion of a small wrench used to assemble the bench. The only tool needed was a phillips screwdriver.  The fit and finish was of exemplary quality. Finally, to my untrained ear, it makes a beautiful sound.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 Yamaha Arius YDP181
Reviewer: Antonio from NYC

I was looking at the Clavinova digital pianos when I found out about this keyboard. It has everything I need and then some. The touch and sound are excellent, and I saved several hundred dollars. The salesperson was very helpful and I received it without a problem. Yes, I would recommend this to my friends.

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5 Yamaha YDP181
Reviewer: Maurice P. from Sacramento

I'm grateful to the salesperson at Andy's for telling me this keyboard replaced the YDP223. I love the sound quality, the feel of the keyboard, and the looks. It is better than I had hoped. Kudos to Yamaha.

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3 Yamaha Arius YDP181 Digital Piano
Reviewer: Richard Bush from Olympia, WA

power supply loose inside-e-mailed manufacture with noesponse

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