Offering traditional upright piano looks and superb sound, the Yamaha Arius YDP-103R makes an ideal studio piano for seasoned musicians and an effective practice tool for students. Experience realistic key response, by virtue of the YDP-103R's Graded Hammer Action (GHS) keybed, while half-damper pedal control gives rise to impressive levels of expressive realism. Yamaha's AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sampling supplies you with rich-sounding voices that resonate beautifully from the YDP-103R's high-quality built-in speakers. The Yamaha Arius YDP-103R digital home piano makes a fine addition to any studio or living room.
Before you even get your hands on the the Yamaha Arius YDP-103R, 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.
Music Experience keyboardists have been impressed with the Arius piano's Graded Hammer Action (GHS) keybeds. This feature gives the Yamaha Arius YDP-103R 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-103R does a great job for students and weekenders.
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-103R's built-in dual 6W speaker system. Just turn it on and you can start performing — there's no need to connect any other gear. That makes the YDP-103R the perfect transition from an acoustic instrument to the benefits of a digital one.
The Yamaha Arius YDP-103R possesses the traditional compliment of damper, sostenuto, and soft pedals. Half-damper pedal control yields detailed nuance and subtlety, almost like pedaling on a real acoustic piano. This feature allows continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, depending on how far you press the sustain pedal. So if your playing sounds excessively loud or murky, you can release the pedal halfway or higher to decrease the sustain.
The YDP-103 has improved on the traditional AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) synthesis to deliver real piano sounds. AWM is a technology that utilizes digital recordings of acoustic instruments, allowing you to enjoy grand piano tone in a relatively small cabinet. With over a century of experience in building acoustic grand pianos, Yamaha brings that legacy to their digital instruments.
A Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) 88-key piano keyboard provides a heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, and is similar to the hammers inside an acoustic piano. GHS is great for the aspiring pianist, because practicing with the GHS action builds proper finger technique for playing on an acoustic piano. Additionally, the matte finish of the black keys makes them less slippery when playing for extended periods of time.
Half-damper pedal control creates more detailed nuance and subtlety when playing, similar to pedaling on a grand piano. This feature allows for continuously increasing lengths of sustained notes, from slight to full, as the sustain pedal is depressed.
The "Digital Piano Controller" app has an attractive interface optimized for iOS touch screens, and adds a whole new level of functionality to the YDP-103. You can turn your iOS device into an intuitive instrument controller, allowing you to access features and settings even more quickly than using the panel of your instrument. Adjust settings, choose Voices, and even record performances. Once you try it, you'll never want to play without it!
Combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience. Nothing livens up piano practice like playing a piece with a new sound, or creating unique combinations of two sounds together. Experiment with your combinations to discover fresh and inspiring tonal colors.
A standard USB cable can be used to connect the instrument to a computer or mobile device, opening up a world of creativity, entertainment, and education. iOS devices can be connected to the instrument using the Yamaha UD-BT01, or the Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. The instrument can be used to interact as a controller and/or sound source with a variety of music creation applications.
Auto power off shuts down the instrument after a period of inactivity. You can customize how long it will wait before shutting down, or disable it if you prefer. To learn more about other ways that Yamaha conserves energy, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.
A good-playing practice and production piano with a traditional look: the Yamaha Arius YDP-103!
|Number of Keys||88|
|Type of Keys||Graded Hammer (matte black key tops)|
|Number Of Sounds||10|
|Effects Types||Reverb & Chorus|
|Number of Pedals||1 x Damper, 1 x Sostenuto, 1 x Soft|
|Manufacturer Part Number||YDP-103B|