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Old 08-01-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Yamaha YDP-140 Arius Digital Piano

Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Currently 5.0/5.0

The Yamaha YDP140 Digital Piano is the newest addition to the Arius family from the world's number 1 name in digital pianos. It is made with 88-graded hammer action keys that give it a realistic piano sound. Other features include a 64-note polyphony, single-song recording capability, 6W of amplifications per side and 6 distinct voices.

I purchased the digital piano as a last resort when my eight-year-old daughter was ready to give up her piano lessons. It was a constant battle to get her to practice on the regular piano so I though a digital piano with more options might be just what we needed. It couldn't have worked out better.

The Yamaha YDP140 requires assembly but this is fast and easy while you might require help setting the keyboard on the housing unit. In no time at all, it will be ready to play. Options include the electric piano, church organ and strings. There is also the option of adjusting the reverberation and ambiance to create more sounds.

The 140 has two 6 watt speakers, one on either side, to create stereo sound that will fill a good-sized area. It offers other features like the soft, medium, and loud sounds so that each key can produce the sound of an actual grand piano. It also provides the fell of a real grand piano. A damper pedal offers an authentic half-damper effect that gives you control over the sound that is more realistic than a simple on and off footswitch.

The 140 also has a built-in song recorder and metronome so it's great for piano lessons and for practicing. There are 50 specially selected piano songs built into each Arius so that you can enjoy listening or use them to play along.

The Yamaha Arius 140 is my first digital piano and it is everything I had hoped for and more. The 160 is the next level up with more voices but, for the price, this one has everything I need to accomplish what my old standard piano couldn't do. It is the perfect model combining realistic feel and sound of a real piano with all the new features and sound options of a digital piano.

Not only has my daughter started to practice without any argument, but she is spending a lot of time just "playing around" on it. She even learns while she is doing this. The rest of the family is competing for time on the keyboard because it offers the entertaining and fun component to playing that the real piano didn't. It also provides great quality sound.

Review by professional reviewer, Sep. 1, 2010
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