Yamaha YDP-160 Arius Digital Piano

Yamaha YDP-160 Arius Digital Piano
From Yamaha

List Price: $1,849.00
Price: $1,299.00

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Product Description

The Arius series digital pianos feature Yamaha's sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) with Dynamic Stereo Sampling for the ultimate in instrument realism. Taken at different 3 levels of soft, medium and loud each key is comprised of multiple stereo recordings of an actual grand piano. This provides subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys, and gives you full expressive control over the sound. Enjoy exceptionally natural, grand piano-like touch, with realistic weight gradations-heavy in the lower end, and light in the upper. The premium Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action of the YDP-160 provides even greater expressive control than GHS. In addition to its quieter mechanism, GHE features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. So Graded Hammer Effect keyboards suit skill levels from Chopsticks to Chopin Etudes and everything in between.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #886 in Musical Instruments
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Model: YDP160
  • Dimensions: .0" h x .0" w x .0" l, 130.00 pounds


  • Built-in AWM stereo sampled instrument Voices faithfully reproduce their complete range from the soft, dark lows to the glistening, bright highs.
  • The damper pedal includes an authentic half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound far more realistic than a simple on/off footswitch.
  • Built-in song recorder and metronome make the instruments ideal for piano lessons, practicing, or even as a scratch-pad for you next masterpiece.
  • 50 specially selected piano songs of standard piano repertoire are built into each Arius, either for your listening enjoyment, or as a rehearsal tool
  • Dimensions [W x D x H] - 1357mm x 420mm x 819mm [53-7/16 x 16-9/16 x 32-14] / 94 pounds 13 ounces

Customer Reviews

very good quality5
A year ago, I was looking for an inexpensive digital piano. After
sampling several options at places like Guitar Center and the like, I
reduced my choices to three: the YDP-160 and Casio's PX800 and AP200.
Despite costing a lot more, I went with the Yamaha.

After almost daily (OK, nightly) use, I can say in full confidence that I'm happy with the choice I made.

Unlike the Casios, the Yamaha piano is sturdy. Unlike the Casios,
the key action is very realistic and the sound generation excellent,
with nice and well rounded warmth and color. Yes, it's not a real,
mechanical piano, but when you play it it feels very natural.

The only downside I can think of is the output power, which, at
2x20W(?), is not enough to fill a large room. It's more than OK for the
kid's practice and I'm using the headphones when playing so this is not
an issue.

If you're no ready to spend the money on a Clavinova (or even an upright) but want a good-sounding, quality digital piano, look no further.