Yamaha P155 Digital Piano – Ebony Top Board: The world of digital pianos is protean and magnificent. It is experiencing constant innovations and improvement.
It wouldn’t be inapt to say that digital pianos have subjugated the acoustic pianos both in terms of sale numbers and improvements.
A lot of people claim that digital pianos do not give that authentic feel of a grand or an acoustic piano. Then, all I feel is that they haven’t tried the new era of digital pianos by some of the best and renowned brands in the market. Fortunately, most digital pianos have the technology to play a variety of piano tonality.
Moreover, an acoustic piano endures regular maintenance, involves a lot of procedures and costs. It can be a really exorbitant affair. Thus, digital pianos come as a relief both on the budget and maintenance cost.
A lot of renowned brands deal in the segment of digital pianos. Let’s have a look at one of the most reliable and popular brands: Yamaha
About the Brand
The Yamaha Company has been making musical instruments for over 100 years, and this maturity and experience reflects in their products.
Yamaha produces many different types of quality musical instruments including flutes, violins, guitars, drums, and a variety of other things. It has its world headquarters in Hamamatsu City, Japan.
Their products are preferred and liked by all the people; beginners, skilled musicians, teachers, students, etc. alike.
It is considered to be one of the most reliable brands and consumers blindly rely on their quality of products. Yamaha has been continuously improvising on their technology and quality, and this is one of the main reasons for their prolonged and continuing success.
Out of so many best digital pianos given by Yamaha, let’s review one of the hot sellers: Yamaha P155.
Yamaha’s years of experience in producing both acoustic and digital instruments is simply reflected in the model P-155. The precision of the sound in Yamaha P-155 is simply amazing.
This particular model is known for its sound quality and key action. It delivers a high-quality piano touch & tone and easy to use features in a sturdy cabinet.
The Yamaha P155 is hand-crafted and equipped with only the highest-quality voices. Let’s study its features in more detailed manner:
Yamaha P155 weighs twenty-six kilograms, which may seem heavy to some, but then it is portable. This 52 inches long and about 13 inches wide piano is easily transferable.
The Yamaha looks a bit nicer with its Yamaha L-140 matching stand. It is available in three different finishes: satin black, mahogany, and cherry.
The “Black & Mahogany” finish is bound to catch your attention. For people who are bored of the monotonous black colours in the piano Silver & Cherry edition will be a breath of fresh air. The ebony top gives it that classy touch.
Yamaha claims to have used the same sound technology in P-155 as it uses in their own concert grand CFIIIS model. In order to capture every aspect of the CFIIIS sound more accurately, Yamaha has applied their Pure CF Sampling technology.
Yamaha P155 is capable of producing 128 notes of polyphony that means you can even play the most of the complicated pieces too, in this instrument. There are 2 piano sounds on the Yamaha P-155, which are simply superb.
It features Stereo Sustain Samples and Damper Resonance. It captures the layering function and uses Dynamic Stereo Sampling (DSS) technology to enhance the sound.
This technology employs 4-level piano samples to enhance expression, i.e. P-155 has an added fourth layer, which brings out an even richer sound.
Yamaha P155 digital piano delivers a professional quality sound and carries that legacy and authenticity of Yamaha as a brand to it. The digital piano has 17 voices with split and dual modes as well as a metronome and track recorder with playback.
It comes with sizable 12-watt speakers, which is pretty good enough and features 50 preset songs to assist the beginners in learning.
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Key Action :
The keyboard of the P-155 is 88 keys keyboard and uses Yamaha’s Graded Hammer technology to replicate the true feel of playing on a grand acoustic piano, and they even succeed in this aspect.
The key action of P-155 is simply amazing and is hard to rival. It has a heavier touch in the lower keys and a lighter touch in the higher keys. It imbibes in itself a key velocity “sensitivity function” which allows for velocity curve changes.
However, some people report the piano keys to be too heavy. So, this can be one of the drawbacks.
Yamaha has MIDI output connections and requires a special USB adapter box for conversion to USB. It has USB/MIDI capability, which will allow you to easily connect to a computer or separate MIDI device.
The best part is that with the auxiliary line out you can record into almost anything. The internal hard drive stores your compositions for you to play them back later.
Additional Features :
This Yamaha digital piano has advanced sampling functions and comes with transpose function, 2-track recording, and layering& splitting two tones, internal high-power, a two-channel amplifier with high-performance built-in speakers.
With P- 155, you can store your recordings for later playback too, as it can take a USB flash drive for storing piano recordings. You can even put the flash drive into your computer to download into music software.