Yamaha Arius YDP-163B - Black Walnut

88-key Digital Home Piano with 2-track Recorder, USB to HOST Port, GH3 Graded Hammer Keyboard, 192-note Polyphony, and Matching Bench - Black Walnut
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10-voice Digital Piano with Wood Cabinet and Bench

This Yamaha Arius makes a satisfying studio piano for pros and the perfect practice tool for students. Yamaha took special care to make its YDP-163 sound and respond like one of its world-class concert grands. By using multi-velocity samples, an upgraded GH3 keybed with synthetic ivory keytops, and powerful stereo speakers, the Arius provides a convincing approximation of a Yamaha CFIIIS grand along with nine other voices. Onboard productivity tools include a 2-track recorder for you to record your own accompaniment and a USB port to connect to recording and notation software. And thanks to a real wood cabinet and matching bench, the Yamaha Arius YDP-163 is sure to add an elegant look and inviting atmosphere to your home studio or living room.

Yamaha Arius YDP-163 Digital Home Piano at a Glance:
  • Traditional upright-piano look makes a striking first impression
  • GH3 graded hammer action plays more like an acoustic piano
  • Engineered to sound like a 9' CFIIIS concert grand
Traditional upright-piano look makes a striking first impression

Before you even get your hands on the the Yamaha Arius YDP-163, you'll be stunned by its finished walnut cabinet and elegant appointments. These give the Arius an inviting acoustic allure that won't look out of place in a living room, teaching studio, recital hall, or house of worship. Includes a matching walnut bench for a traditional look.

GH3 graded hammer action plays more like an acoustic piano

Sweetwater keyboardists were impressed with the last-generation Ariuses' GH and GHS action. The YDP-163's Graded Hammer Action 3 (GH3) keybed feels even better than before, with keys that swing back faster and better weight to respond to fast arpeggios and dynamic performances. Players who are used to practicing on an acoustic piano will have an easier time transitioning to the 163's action; students will learn better technique to take them to the recital hall and beyond.

Engineered to sound like a 9' CFIIIS concert grand

Arius's Pure CF Sound Engine comes loaded with multiple velocity samples of every key on a world-class Yamaha CFIIIS to deliver a convincing grand piano tone in the box. This will inspire you and your students to play expressively and dynamically. Stereo speakers with dual 20W amplifiers provide a good approximation of sitting down at a real piano to practice. And for an even more convincing tone, Arius's Stereophonic Optimizer crafts the sound through headphones for haunting realism.

Yamaha Arius YDP-163 Digital Home Piano Features:
  • Walnut cabinet and matching bench have a traditional look
  • GH3 hammer-action keybed with fast return feels more like an acoustic piano
  • Sampled to sound like a 9' Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand
  • 10 onboard instruments: grand pianos, electric pianos, harpsichord, and pipe organ
  • Simultaneous playback of any two voices
  • 2-track recorder lets you work on hands separately, capture ideas, or accompany yourself
  • Duo mode splits the keyboard into two identical sections - great for student lessons
  • 192-note polyphony lets you sweep the entire keyboard without dropped notes
  • Stereo speakers with dual 20W amps provide an organic acoustic response
  • Stereo Optimizer makes headphone monitoring feel more natural
  • USB port lets you connect to a variety of music and production softwares
  • Controller App (iOS) lets you make adjustments on the YDP-163 quickly
  • Includes 50 Greats for the Piano music book
A great-playing practice and production piano with a traditional look: the Yamaha Arius YDP-163!

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Graded Hammer 3 (synthetic ivory key tops)
Presets Concert Grand piano voices
Polyphony 192 notes
Effects Types Intelligent Acoustic Control, Stereophonic Optimizer
Sequencer 2-track recorder (SMF)
Song Playback 50
Number of Pedals 1 x Damper, 1 x Sostenuto, 1 x Soft
Built-in Speakers Yes
Amplifier 20W x 2
Bench/Stand Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number YDP-163B

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