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Yamaha intros ARIUS YDP-C71PE digital piano [NAMM12]

Yamaha adds to its ARIUS line of digital pianos — which already include the YDP-S31, YDP-181 and YDP-V240 — with the YDP-C71PE.

Featuring a Graded Hammer (GH) 88-key keyboard and 3-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) dynamic stereo sampling system, it comes with a luxurious polished ebony finish and offers a much improved acoustic system designed to give a cleaner sound with more presence.

128 notes of polyphony should be enough for the most demanding musical passages, while two track recording is great for capturing performances and improving technique.

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-C71PE digital piano
Yamaha ARIUS YDP-C71PE digital piano


Here’s the full specification sheet:


Dimensions Width 1,388mm (54-5/8")
Height 822mm (32-3/8")
Depth 424mm (16-11/16")
Weight Weight 44kg (97 lbs.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English


Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes


Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Number of Dynamic Levels 3
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 10


Types Reverb Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes


Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Prest Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF
Recording SMF


Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 32-280
Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Tuning Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory 845KB
Connectivity Headphones x 2

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply AC Inlet


Included Accessories Headphones Hanger Yes
Song Book "50 greats for the Piano"

Exact pricing and availability to be confirmed.