Yamaha Arius Series Digital Console Pianos
From the makers of one of the world's finest acoustic pianos for over a century, come one of the world's best digital pianos. The Arius Series has all of the conveniences of an electric piano without sacrificing the performance of an acoustic piano.
The best digital piano is one that can grow with a musician as they progress. When a pianist's skill level rises, they require a keyboard action built for more serious playing. The Arius Series features Graded Hammer keyboard action and synthetic ivory keytops, giving the performer a tactile surface with a response reminiscent of some of the finest pianos throughout history.
Unrivaled Sound Quality
The Pure CF Sound Engine is the result of many years of piano-making history and expertise, combined with state-of-the-art sampling technology (not included on YDP-103).
The Pure CF Sound Engine faithfully reproduces the tone of a meticulously sampled, acclaimed Yamaha 9' CFIIIS concert grand piano, allowing for incredibly dynamic and expressive playing.
Yamaha's CFX 9’ concert grand piano was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010, and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times (included with YDP-184).
Superb Playability and Feel
All Arius Series models feature a Graded Hammer 88-key piano keyboard action (varies between models, see comparison chart below). Graded Hammer Action provides a heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, responding similarly to the hammers inside an acoustic piano.
The Arius Series is great for the aspiring pianist, because practicing with weighted action builds proper finger technique for playing on an acoustic piano. The synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.
Realistic Pedal Performance
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. Similar to that of an acoustic piano, the result is more realistic sound.
Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano. (included on YDP-181 and YDP-184) This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed.
New Headphone Experience
The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Within this private listening environment, the sound of the piano can be a more realistic and natural experience.
A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor or wirelessly using the Yamaha UD-BT01. The "Digital Piano Controller" app has an attractive interface optimized for iOS touch screens, adding a whole new level of functionality to your Yamaha instrument. Adjust settings, choose Voices, and even record performances.
Song Book Included
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.
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.