Yamaha has updated its range of Arius digital pianos with the introduction of models YDP-142 and YDP-162.
The YDP-142 is aimed at the beginning pianist who wants an authentic experience at a more affordable price. It features the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action and PureCF audio sampling of Yamaha’s CFIIIS 9-foot acoustic grand piano — the first of the Arius series to have this.
The YDP-162, aimed at improving intermediate players, uses Yamaha’s Graded Hammer (GH) system with synthetic ivory key tops, offering a moisture absorbant surface for greater comfort during prolonged playing periods.
Using a special design and position within the instrument, the Acoustic Optimiser physically adjusts the acoustical flow, which controls resonances and enriches the overall sound.
Available in either rosewood or black walnut finishes, customers can choose between the Arius YDP-142’s 32″ cabinet or the taller 33″ cabinet of the more upright YDP-162. Additionally, both models feature Duo Mode, which splits the keyboard into two 44-note keyboards each with their own middle-C, perfect for side-by-side or group practice environments.
Both 88-key digital pianos feature dual headphone jacks, Intelligent Acoustic Control which automatically adjusts EQ to your preferred volume setting, a two-track song recorder, and USB to HOST connector.
The Arius YDP-142 has an MSRP of $1,499.00 while the Arius YDP-162 comes in at $1,999.00. Exact availability and specifications to be confirmed.