Yamaha Arius YDP-163R digital piano with bench

 

 

Step up to bigger piano cabinetry and fill your home with music.


For all who want to improve their pianist's skill while enjoying playing, Yamaha offers the YDP-163, the standard cabinet digital piano with authentic piano quality. With its newly Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) 88-key piano keyboard, piano sound and cabinet design, the YDP-163 will respond to your wish to be a better pianist.

The Arius YDP-163 features Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action with three sensors and synthetic ivory keytops, giving the performer a tactile surface with a response reminiscent of some of the finest pianos throughout history. The Pure CF Engine on the YDP-163 more expressively delivers the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano tone for the more experienced player with a more powerful 20W stereo amplifier. With 192-note polyphony, many of the most complex piano compositions can be played without any dropped notes, and the sustained notes ring through faithfully. The YDP-163 has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.

FEATURES

Pedaling provides an added level of realism

Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano. This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed. Stereo Sustain samples provide mellow reverberations when the player depresses the damper pedal. Similarly, Damper Resonance provides broad and deep resonance when the pedal is used. Subtle changes occur when the player begins to press the pedal while striking a key.

A piano with its own classic repertoire

The Yamaha digital piano is pre-loaded with a variety of classic piano songs for your listening and learning pleasure. Players can use the accompanying book, "50 Greats for the Piano" to follow along with the music and learn how to play iconic pieces. They can also simply listen to the songs and enjoy these recognizable piano favorites. This feature is sure to add hours of enjoyment to this terrific instrument.

Capture your performance

The recording function built into the instrument allows players to record performances with a single touch. Additionally, players can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, meaning that both hands can be recorded separately. Recordings are made in Standard MIDI file (SMF) format. Compatible software is required for playback of the recorded data on a computer.

Optimal tone at any volume level

With the Yamaha exclusive Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) feature, enjoy playing Yamaha's digital pianos at a lower volume in a quiet home environment. Before IAC was introduced, playing at a low volume resulted in a loss of treble and bass. With the addition of IAC, the instrument automatically adjusts the balance of bass and treble, creating a truer sound with more depth. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) when played at a low volume. This ability to retain a rich and balanced sound on the digital piano, regardless of volume, ensures the highest sound quality.

SPECS

Size/Weight

Width: 53 7/16" (1357 mm)
Height: 33 27/64" (849 mm)
Depth: 16 5/8" (422 mm)
Weight: 9 lbs., 10 oz (42.0 kg)

Control Interface

Number of Keys: 88
Type: GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
Touch Response: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Functions: Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language: English

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound: Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance: Yes
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 192
Number of Preset Voices: 10

Effects

Types: 4 Reverb types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC): Yes

Songs

Number of Preset Songs: 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording
- Number of Songs: 1
- Number of Tracks: 2
Data Capacity: 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format
- Playback: Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
- Recording: Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

Dual/Layers: Yes
Duo: Yes
Metronome: Yes
Tempo Range: 5 - 280
Transpose: -6 - 0 - +6
Tuning: 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Internal Memory Storage: Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
Connectivity:
- Headphones: Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
- USB TO HOST: Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers: 20W x 2
Speakers: Oval (4.72" x 2.36") x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply: PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption: 12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off: Yes

Included Accessories

- Bench
- Song Book - 50 Greats for the Piano
- Owner's Manual, Quick Operation Guide