The Yamaha Arius YDP-165 brings together true piano sound and feel, for an outstanding playing experience. Yamaha incorporated their high-tech sampling system into the YDP-165, so you get the rich sound of Yamaha's flagship 9-foot CFX concert grand. Damper Resonance digitally re-creates the depth of tone of a real acoustic piano while pedaling, while high-quality reverbs replicate the sound of playing in a variety of rich environments. The YDP-165's classic looks will fit perfectly into your home, church, or school — and students and teachers will appreciate the onboard song recorder. Not to mention, with 353 built-in songs, you'll open the door to a world of classic piano techniques and comprehensive practice exercises that'll sharpen your skills in no time. Music Experience's advice: If you're looking for an excellent, affordable digital piano, you can't go wrong with the Yamaha Arius YDP-165.
The Arius YDP-165 is a great choice for hobbyists, students, and parents. Its 88-note weighted GH3 action features synthetic ebony and ivory key surfaces for authentic acoustic piano feel. Combine this keyboard action with the sound of the flagship Yamaha CFX concert grand and you have an inspiring and highly expressive piano playing experience, no matter what your level as a pianist. And to improve those playing skills, connecting an iOS device running the Smart Pianist app lets you select Voices, record performances, and configure settings with even greater ease. What's more, Yamaha's Smart Pianist app can analyze songs stored in your music library and produce a chord chart, letting you learn as you play along with your favorite tunes.
The Yamaha Arius YDP-165's spacious stereo grand piano sound is the result of Yamaha's century-plus expertise in making acoustic pianos — in concert with their industry leadership in digital sampling technology. It's uncanny the way the YDP-165 naturally responds to your touch — radiating full, lustrous grand piano sound into the room. Perfect for aspiring pianists, the Arius YDP-165 provides realistic acoustic piano sound and touch. The Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) weighted keyboard helps develop finger strength and proper technique for easy transition to acoustic piano. The Arius YDP-165 is not only your trusted musical partner, but is also an elegant addition to your home decor.
Standard size, 88-key model of the ARIUS digital piano featuring weighted keyboard. With Yamaha's CFX concert grand piano sound as a built-in Voice, experience a luxuriously expressive playing feel with the GH3 keyboard. Includes newly equipped ear-friendly functions, and compatibility with Yamaha’s Smart Pianist app.
The luxurious tone and expressive ease of playing stays true to the basics of a real piano. It almost plays itself, releasing the sound and music you have within. Start your day with music and a huge smile on your face—the ARIUS piano makes you want to play more and more.
The YDP-165 features a piano Voice sampled from Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand piano—a renowned piano that delivers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass combined in a superbly expressive sound. The YDP-165 has the same detailed sound—from the lower keys to the higher keys—full of clarity and rich in colorful harmonic content. It gives you extraordinary expressive power and nuance, that authentically responds in your daily practice as well as your most emotion-filled performances.
With an 88-key piano action, the GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from a naturally heavy feel in the lower key to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. The GH3 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.
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. The YDP-165 elaborately reproduces this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling Lite (VRM Lite). VRM Lite creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling.
The YDP-165 uses a newly developed tone escapement construction on the back of the cabinet that emanates sound from inside the piano. This allows you to experience the natural sound radiation and three-dimensional resonance like that of an acoustic piano.
Naturally, the YDP-165 has an authentic grand piano sound, but it also features various other built-in instrument sounds, for a total of 10 Voices—including electric piano, organ, vibraphone, and strings. The YDP-165 also has 353 built-in songs, including 50 famous classical songs, and 303 comprehensive practice exercises from famous methods, such as Beyer, Burgmüller, Czerny, and Hanon. The instrument is also compatible with Yamaha's free Smart Pianist app—simply download the app to your smart device and connect it to the instrument*. With the Smart Pianist app, you can easily operate the various Voice functions of the instrument and use it to call up scores of the built-in songs. It also features a comprehensive Piano Room function for changing the tonal quality and resonance settings of the piano sound. *A cable connection is required. Make sure to purchase the correct cable for your smart device.
The YDP-165 employs new technology that corrects the sound balance optimally according to the volume you set—giving you an exceptionally natural sound that’s easy to listen to and is gentle on the ears, even when playing for a long time. It also has Stereophonic Optimizer effect that lets you enjoy the natural, spacious sound you experience sitting in front of an acoustic grand piano, even when wearing headphones.
While based primarily on straight lines, it has a stylish design that incorporates elegant curves that are typical of a grand piano. Moreover, you can choose from a variety of color variations the one you like to suit your interior and personal taste.
A new Volume Limiter function lets you set a fixed maximum volume level, to protect your hearing from loud sound over the speakers or headphones.
The YDP-165 has powerful tools that let you record and check your performances, or record a part with just one hand and practice the other part while listening along to the first. Moreover, you can record two parts separately—for example, the left- and right-hand parts, or record two Voices in succession to make a complete song and arrangement.
This effectively 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
|Type of Keys
GH3 Weighted, Graded Hammer Action, Synthetic Ebony/Ivory Keytops
|Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed
10 x Sounds, Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, Electric Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Strings
|Number of Effects
|4 x Reverb
|10 demo songs, 50 classic songs, 303 lesson songs
|2-track, 1 song, SMF 0, approximately 11,000 notes
|1 x Type B
|2 x 1/4"
|1 x pedal input
|Number of Pedals
|3-pedal unit (damper, sostenuto, soft)
|2 x 4.7"
|2 x 8W
|Smart Pianist app (iOS)
|PA-300 16V (included)
33.42", 39.48" (with music rest raised)
|Manufacturer Part Number
|YDP165 B (YDP164 Replacement)