What Reidys say...
The Yamaha Arius YDP-142 is a brilliant instrument for players of all abilities. One of the main features of of the YDP-142 is the use of Yamaha's PureCF sampling Technology whereby samples are taken from Yamaha's own CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano and used to create a more realistic acoustic sound. The YDP-142 also makes use of multi-sampling, a tool that assists in creating a smoother transition between the different dynamics that can be played on the instrument.The weights of the keys are set out like those of a Grand Piano. On the lower notes there is a heavier touch abd on the higher notes a lighter one. This is a recreation of the feeling of a real acoustic piano as the hammers inside the casing of a grand affect the weight of the keys on an acoustic grand. With matte black keys and a compact case, this stylish instrument is the perfect addition to any pianists collection.
Realise your piano potential with a Yamaha ARIUS YDP142 digital piano.
The Arius YDP-142 digital piano provides authentic piano touch and tone suitable for any aspiring pianist. The Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action builds proper fingering technique for an easy transition to playing on acoustic pianos. PureCF Sound Engine delivers expressive recordings of Yamaha's concert grand piano.
For every piano player, the touch feeling like acoustic piano is essential. Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard realizes the heavier touch on lower notes, and ligther response on higher notes. The YDP-142 can be a reliable partner for you with this GHS keyboard having receivied high reputation for long time.
To make the YDP-142 be your favorite, you can select touch sensitivity from 3 types - hard, medium, or soft - depending on your finger strength or playing style. You can play with your favorite keyboard setting which matches to you
Pure CF Sound Engine starts with a meticulous recording of Yamaha's acclaimed concert grand piano. This recording contains a number of dynamic levels from pianissimo to fortissimo so you can experience the delicate touch of a soft passage or the pure power of two-handed chords. And the 128 note polyphony ensures that YDP-142 can handle demanding repertoire, even in complex passages, without losing notes.
The built-in, 2-track song recorder is a great way to capture a performance and play it back to hear your progress. You can also record the right and left hands separately for hands-separate practicing at any tempo you're comfortable with. So now you can practice one hand while song recorder plays the other.
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, the harmonics of other strings wash over the notes you play until the pedal is released.
For silent practice, a headphone connection socket is provided. Thanks to the dual headphone jacks, up to two people can enjoy playing the piano together in total privacy. Practice as much as you need before unplugging the headphones to let others hear your progress.
John Taylor, Piano Specialist
What Yamaha say........
The Arius YDP-142 digital piano has an authentic piano touch and tone that is ideal for any aspiring pianist. The Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action builds proper fingering technique for an easy transition to playing on acoustic pianos while the PureCF Sound Engine delivers expressive recordings of Yamaha's concert grand piano.
Rich, expressive piano sound
The Pure CF Sound Engine starts with a meticulous recording of Yamaha's acclaimed concert grand piano. This recording contains a number of dynamic levels from pianissimo to fortissimo so you can experience the delicate touch of a soft passage or the pure power of two-handed chords.
And the 128 note polyphony ensures that YDP-142 can handle demanding repertoire, even in complex passages, without losing notes.
GHS keyboard with matte black keytops
For every piano player, touch and response like that of an acoustic piano is essential. Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard recreates the heavier touch on lower notes, and ligther touch on higher notes. Touch sensitivity can be adjusted to suit different playing styles and abilities.
The latest acoustic technology, "Acoustic Optimizer" for incredible sound
The Acoustic Optimizer is a new, unique Yamaha technology. Using a special design and position within the instrument, the Acoustic Optimizer physically adjusts the acoustic flow of sound which controls resonances and enriches the overall tone. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies provides an incredibly expressive capability.
For comfortable practice at home
For pianists who want to practice quietly, Intelligent Acoustic Control function automatically adjusts the sound so that you can still experience a balanced, rich tone even at low volumes.
For silent practice, a headphone connection socket is provided. Thanks to the dual headphone jacks, two people can enjoy playing the piano together in total privacy. Practice as much as you need before unplugging the headphones to let others hear your progress.
Continuous or half-damper pedal control provides the detailed nuance and subtlety experienced when pedaling on a grand piano. This is done by creating continuously increasing amounts of sustain as you depress the damper pedal further.
Damper Resonance digitally reproduces the sympathetic interaction between strings on acoustic pianos. When the damper pedal is used in a performance, the harmonics of other strings are recreated.
Convenient 2-track song recording
The built-in 2-track song recorder is a great way to capture your performance and play it back to hear your progress. You can also record the right and left hands separately for practicing.
50 Preset Piano Songs with music book
50 classic piano songs are built in to the piano and also included in a music book, "50 Greats for the Piano." Learn how to play these pieces at your own pace either one hand at a time or at a reduced tempo. Or, just listen to the songs as background music.
USB TO HOST
Easily connect and interact with a wide variety of educational, music creation and entertainment apps on computers or mobile devices. Some apps help you learn to play, others help you share your music. The MusicSoft Manager app lets you store the songs you create with the built-in recorder and enables you to add songs obtained from other sources.
New to the YDP 142
The YDP 142 uses a 'Pure CF Sound Engine' compared to the older 'AWM' technology of the YDP 141
Pure CF Sound Engine was professionally recorded from the world renowned CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano, which gives you an idea of how good this piano sounds.
The YDP 142 now comes with increased polyphony, 128 as oppossed to 64 on the YDP 141.
The YDP 142 now comes with 10 sounds, compared to just 6 on the YDP141
The YDP 142 now comes with 'Intelligent Acoustic Control' (A Clavinova refinement!)
You can now 'dual layer' sounds on the YDP 142, for example piano & strings is a click away
Internal memory on the YDP 142 now allows storage of up to 10 songs, instead of the one song on the YDP 141. A full recording of your examination repertoire can now be achieved, a great progression/learning tool
The YDP 142 now comes with a USB to host connection instead of MIDI for instant recognition on your music software
Width: 1,357mm (53-7/16")
Height: 815mm (32-1/16")
Depth: 422 mm (16-5/8")
Weight: Weight 38kg (83 lbs., 12 oz)
Keyboard: Number of Keys 88
Type: Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops
Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal: Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Functions: Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel: Language English
Key Cover: Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest: Yes
Tone Generation: Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Polyphony: Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset: Number of Voices 10
Types: Reverb Yes
Damper Resonance: Yes
Intelligent Acoustic Control: Yes
Preset: Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording: Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks: 2
Compatible Data Format: Playback Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0&1
Recording: Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0
Miscellaneous: Dual/Layers Yes
Tempo Range: 5 - 280
Transpose: -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Storage and Connectivity Storage: Internal Memory Uer song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs; Total maximum size approx. 900KB
Connectivity: Headphones x 2
USB TO HOST: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers: 6W x 2
Speakers: Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer: Yes
Power Supply: AC power adaptor : PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption: 9W (when using the PA-150)
Auto Power Off: Yes
Included Accessories: Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others: Owner's Manual, Quick Operation Guide
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