Yamaha P140 digital piano favourably reviewed by Keyboard magazine


Keyboard MagazineThe January issue of Keyboard Magazine (links to scanned copy) has a very positive review of one of Yamaha’s latest digital stage pianos, the P140 (P140S).

Which is good, because I’m just about to go and buy one…

The review includes a clear diagram of the instrument, pointing out all the main features.

Let’s cut to the important bits, as Keyboard Magazine sees it:

Pros:

  • High-quality piano-like keyboard action
  • Rich and variable sounds
  • Strong clean sound from built-in speakers
  • Lightweight for an 88-key digital piano
  • Attractive

Cons:

  • No 1/4″ outputs
  • RCA output level (volume) not adjustable
  • Some buzzing from internal speakers at maximum volume

To be honest, if these are the only problems the reviewer found, this is praise indeed for the Yamaha piano.

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The output issue can be resolved with use of converter cables and a good mixing desk/amplifier.

Most keyboards I’ve ever played emit some kind of buzz or vibration when playing at full volume through the internal speakers: solution – don’t play at full volume! 🙂

The P140 (black) and P140S (silver) were reviewed by Michael Gallant, a professional musician/pianist, so he should know what he’s talking about.

All in all a very positive review and proof that Yamaha continue to produce high-quality digital instruments.

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