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!
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.
Music Experience 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
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.
We've seen some cool digital pianos here at Music Experience, 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.
The Arius YDP-105 is designed in the tradition of classic piano craftsmanship, making it the centerpiece of any room. Enjoy all of the benefits of digital piano technology with classic piano furniture aesthetic.
The YDP105 is designed to provide perfectly balanced sound throughout the piano's range. Revel in the superb sound of stereo-sampled instrument Voices such as a Yamaha grand piano delivered through newly designed speakers in rich harmonic detail that makes any musical endeavor—whether practice or play—a truly inspiring experience.
With a weighted 88-key piano action, the GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from a naturally heavy feel in the lower range to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. The GHS keyboard provides a grand piano-style response and feel, allowing rapid note repetition and authentic expressive control. Moreover, there’s a half-damper feature that authentically replicates the damper action on a grand piano, providing rich expressive variation.
Damper Resonance reproduces the broad, deep sound field of an acoustic piano. It also mirrors the tonal changes that result when a damper pedal on a grand piano is depressed. It includes sounds such as those emitted from the key bed and emulates the cumulative resonance that occurs when all of these sounds blend together.
The YDP-105 features an authentic grand piano sound, along with 9 other built-in instrument Voices including electric piano, organ, vibraphone, and strings, along with 10 famous built-in classical songs. The YDP-105 is also compatible with the free Yamaha Smart Pianist app—simply download the app to your smart device and connect it to the instrument*. The Smart Pianist app allows easy operation of the various Voice functions of the instrument and makes it simple to call up a range of scores—including scores for the built-in songs. It also features a powerful Piano Room function for changing the tonal quality and resonance settings of the piano sound, as well as a recording function. *Requires a cable connection. Be sure to purchase the correct cable for your smart device.
While based primarily on straight lines, the design of ARIUS pianos incorporates elegant curves that are typical of a grand piano. Moreover, you can choose your favorite color to suit your room interior and personal preference.
A new Volume Limiter function lets you set a fixed maximum volume level, to regulate the sound volume to your preference over the speakers or headphones.
Duo Mode makes the instrument two keyboards in one, letting two players play the same piano sound and octave range side-by-side. This is especially useful when learning with a partner, letting you learn and practice parts together.
|Number of Keys||88|
|Type of Keys||
GHS Weighted, Graded Hammer Action
|Touch Sensitivity||Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed|
|Presets||10 x Sounds, Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, Electric Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Strings|
|Number of Effects||Volume Limiter, Reverb|
|Effects Types||4 x Reverb|
10 Voice Demo songs, 10 Piano Preset songs
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4"|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x pedal input|
|Number of Pedals||3-pedal unit (damper, sostenuto, soft)|
|Built-in Speakers||2 x 4.7"|
2 x 6W
|Software||Smart Pianist app (iOS)|
|Bench/Stand Included||Stand, Bench|
|Power Source||PA-150 12V (included)|
32.08", 38.14" (with music rest raised)
|Manufacturer Part Number||YDP105R|