An Entry Level Console with Advanced Features
For an authentic piano experience with a taste of modern advancement, the Yamaha Arius YDP-105R has everything you’re looking for. New players and seasoned composers alike will enjoy the realistic key response, by virtue of the YDP-105R’s Graded Hammer Action (GHS) keybed, while other features like AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sampling supply you with rich-sounding voices that resonate beautifully from the YDP-105R’s high-quality built-in speakers. Beyond the keyboard, you can even connect to the Smart Pianist app, allowing you to experiment with control over different functions and analyzing chord structures in your favorite songs!
Traditional upright-piano look makes a striking first impression
Before you even get your hands on the the Yamaha Arius YDP-105R, you’ll be stunned by its richly-finished rosewood cabinet and elegant appointments. These give the Arius an inviting acoustic allure that won’t look out of place in a living room, teaching studio, recital hall, or house of worship. Includes a matching rosewood bench for a traditional look.
GHS graded hammer action plays more like an acoustic piano
Musiekwereld keyboardists have been impressed with the Arius piano’s Graded Hammer Action (GHS) keybeds. This feature gives the Yamaha Arius YDP-105R a realistic key response that’s heavier in the bass side and lighter on the top end. Matte black keytops absorb sweat and moisture to keep fingers from slipping through extended periods of use. Though not quite as realistic feeling as the higher-end Ariuses, the YDP-105R does a great job for students and weekenders.
AWM sampling and built-in speaker system for realistic grand piano sound
Yamaha’s AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sampling employs digital technology to record an instrument’s sound, and then applies a high-quality digital filter to the recorded samples. Using pairs of waveforms captured by two microphones for Left and Right, AWM Stereo Sampling creates a deeper, richer and more spacious soundstage. You’ll also appreciate the Arius YDP-105R’s built-in speaker system. Just turn it on and you can start performing — there’s no need to connect any other gear. That makes the YDP-105R the perfect transition from an acoustic instrument to the benefits of a digital one.
Playability features that keep the music flowing
We’ve seen some cool digital pianos here at Musiekwereld, but Yamaha continues to up the game with included features that make practice and performance the way music is supposed to be: fun! For instance, a Dual Mode lets the player combine two voices together to create interesting compliments. For practicing, engage the Duo Mode to split the keyboard into two halves so teacher and student can play at the same time. Lastly, a volume limiter keeps an eye towards hearing protection, lowering the volume of the instrument whether you’re wearing headphones or playing out loud.