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Yamaha P-525 new top-of-the-line digital piano launched

Yamaha has announced the latest model in its P series of digital pianos, designed with portability and ease of use in mind.

The instrument’s two main piano voices are taken from two world-class acoustic concert grand pianos, the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial. Yamaha claims that the variety and quality of its voices, including organs and electric pianos, along with the speaker output, is superior even to the previously launched P-515.

The P-525 has a wooden keyboard, upgraded from the NWX keyboard previously used to a GrandTouch-S keyboard, which is supposed to enhance the playing experience even further. Naturally it’s a full size, 88 key instrument. This type of keyboard is also used on Yamaha’s top-flight Clavinova digital pianos, with claims that it’s the closest one can get to the feel of an acoustic grand piano. The solid wooden keys are laminated to make them warp resistant and durable.

As well as the piano sounds, there are improved organs, electric pianos, and other keyboard instrument presets. A registration memory function allows for saving and recalling of settings, useful for live performances. Other features include rhythms, metronome, sound boost and adjustable EQ, binaural sampling which improves the sound when using headphones, and Bluetooth audio and MIDI.

The voice list is as follows:

  • CFX Grand
  • Bösendorfer
  • Studio Grand
  • Bright Grand
  • Ballad Grand
  • Warm Grand
  • Pop Grand
  • Jazz Grand
  • Rock Grand
  • Dance Grand
  • Old School Pf
  • HonkyTonk Pf
  • Stage E. Piano
  • DX E. Piano
  • Vintage E. Piano
  • Auto Pan EP
  • Soft EP
  • PhaseR EP
  • Dyno E. Piano
  • DX Bright
  • Tremolo Vintage
  • Jazz Organ 1
  • Jazz Organ 2
  • Rock Organ
  • Vintage Organ
  • Organ Principal
  • Organ Tutti
  • Harpsichord 8′
  • Harps 8′ + 4′
  • E. Clavichord
  • Vibraphone
  • Strings
  • Slow Strings
  • Choir
  • Slow Choir
  • Dark Pad
  • Lite Pad
  • Bell Pad
  • Acoustic Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Bass & Cymbal
  • Fretless Bass
  • Nylon Guitar
  • Steel Guitar
  • XG


DimensionsWidth1,336 mm [52-5/8″]
Height145 mm [5-11/16″] (with music rest: 328 mm [12-15/16″])
Depth376 mm [14-13/16″] (with music rest: 403 mm [15-7/8″])
WeightWeight22.0 kg [48 lb, 8 oz]
Dimensions (with optional stand)Width1,336 mm [52-5/8″]
Height757 mm [29-13/16″] (with music rest: 939 mm [37-0″])
Depth377 mm [14-13/16″] (with music rest: 402 mm [15-13/16″])
Dimensions of Packing BoxW x H x D1,457 mm x 311 mm x 531 mm [57-3/8″ x 12-1/4″ x 20-7/8″]
Control Interface
KeyboardNumber of Keys88
TypeGrandTouch-S™ Keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement
Touch SensitivityHard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed
PedalNumber of Pedals3 (when using the pedal unit, LP-1/FC35)
Assignable FunctionsSustain (Switch), Sustain (Continuous), Sostenuto, Soft, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause
DisplayTypeFull Dots LCD
Size198 x 100 dots
LanguageEnglish, Japanese
Tone GeneratorPiano SoundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural SamplingYes (“CFX Grand” Voice only)
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)Yes
Grand Expression ModelingYes
Key-off Samples
Damper Resonance
Polyphony (max.)256
PresetNumber of Voices44 Voices + 18 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
CompatibilityXG (GM), GS (for Song playback), GM2 (for Song playback)
TypesReverb7 types
Chorus3 types
Master EQ3 Preset + 1 User
Insertion Effect12 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)Yes
Stereophonic OptimizerYes
Sound Boost3 types
Wall EQ
PresetNumber of Preset Songs21 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Classics
MIDI RecordingNumber of Songs250
Number of Tracks16
Data CapacityApprox. 500 KB/Song (approx. 22,000 notes)
Audio Recording (USB memory)Recording Time (max.)80 minutes/Song
Compatible Data FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1), WAV (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
RecordingSMF (Format 0), WAV (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
Piano RoomYes
RhythmNumber of Rhythms40
Registration MemoryNumber of Buttons6 (x 4 banks)
Overall ControlsMetronomeYes
Tempo Range5 – 500
Transpose-12 – 0 – +12
Tuning414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Scale Type7 types
USB Audio Interface44.1 kHz, 24 bit, stereo
BluetoothAudio/MIDI (varies by area)
Storage and Connectivity
StorageInternal MemoryTotal maximum size approx. 1.4 MB
External DrivesUSB flash drive
ConnectivityHeadphonesStandard stereo phone jack (x 2)
AUX INStereo mini jack
AUX OUTStandard phone jack (L/L+R, R)
Sustain PedalYes (assignable)
Pedal UnitYes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers(20 W + 6 W) x 2
Speakers(Oval (12 cm x 6 cm) + 2.5 cm (dome)) x 2
Power Supply
AC AdaptorPA-300C (Output: DC 16 V, 2.4 A)
Power Consumption18 W (when using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Included AccessoriesOwner’s Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Music rest, Foot pedal (FC3A), Power cord*/AC adaptor* (PA-300C) *Varies by area
Separately Sold AccessoriesHeadphones (HPH-150, HPH-100, HPH-50), Keyboard stand (L-515), Pedal unit (LP-1, FC35), Foot pedal (FC3A), Footswitches (FC4A, FC5), AC adaptor* (PA-300C), USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01) *Varies by area