Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series Review & Best Price

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yamaha ydp 162Regardless of price, the single most recommendable item from the Yamaha Arius Series is the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has neat design, heavy dynamic touch, and high speaker power.
We believe that bestselling digital piano in offline store that people purchase after experience is the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
Reason being, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series does not go above the average price and has sufficient function and technology compared to other digital pianos within the price range.
Additionally, many people purchase recognize the excellence of Yamaha.
Shoppers purchase with consideration that all pianos have pros and cons.
In other words, shopping takes up time due to importance of buying pianos with many pros and small amount of cons at a great price.

Customers who want great sound and touch were never disappointed of the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
They usually make Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series as a standard to move their preference to more expensive or cheaper product.
Standards are important. Standards help us guide us to judge whether an item is Good (want) or Not Good (do not want) regarding price and quality.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is highly recommendable within the price range.
Sound lovers, touch lovers, and even acoustic lovers recognize the excellence of Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series and make purchase.
Honestly, we believe this is standard of Yamaha digital piano.

Most people look for price range of 1000-1500 at online and offline store.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is at $1499 (Yamaha Arius YDP162PE is $1699).
Home-style digital pianos like this include bench, cabinet stand and 3-pedals.
Most digital piano don’t have a lifetime length but with great management, you can use more than 10 years. Think about that, and Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is not really that expensive at all.
Thinking of buying a home-style digital piano? Then consider Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is not going to disappoint you at all.

Sound — Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is a digital piano that sound similar to an acoustic piano due to the sheer amount of effort inserted by its developers.
Also, people who experience Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series will critique that it is very similar to an acoustic piano.

Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is sampled from Pure CF Sound Engine.
Pure CF Sound Engine provides cleaner sound of Yamaha piano and sufficient sound in lower pitch. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is well balanced as sound moves from low to high pitch.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series also has high powered speakers that can greatly express that. You will feel that from recital as you play.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series’ 128 Polyphony makes your performance comfortable. Speaker power of 20X20=40Wattscan play clear sound sufficiently.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has 3 piano sounds and 7 various instrument sounds: total of 10 different voices.
As a home-style digital piano, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series doesn’t have that many sounds but Yamaha Arius YDP162 does have popular sound of piano, organ, string, vibratone, and E-piano.
Made to emulate the sound of acoustic Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is well recommended for use of home education and detailed performance.


ydp162 keyTouch —- Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has 88-Weighted grade hammer.
Similar to a grand piano, the unique GH action system makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is made to fit both beginners and professionals in the department of touch and weight.
Many digital piano purchasers want similar touch as an acoustic piano. Weight and feel can satisfy that kind of desires.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series won’t have the click-feel that most detailed players feel. But it does have dynamic keyboard feel that most inexpensive digital piano won’t provide you.


Function — Similar to the Yamaha Arius YDP-142, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series does not have many functions and it does not have LED screen so controls aren’t as convenient.
However, with computer USB HOST, you can add different functions additionally, and connect to iPad and iPhones to connect to Yamaha APPs and other APPs for more functions and convenience.yamaha ydp162

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP162 Arius Serieshas 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Transpose| Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  4. Duet Mode| you can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode
  5. Other functions include Recording, Metronome, Touch-Sensitive, USB-TO-HOST and etc.
  6. APPS |  You can connect your Yamaha YDP162 with smartphone and smartpads through APPS. You can use USB to connect to various APPs to increase fascination in various musics.




    Works with: iPad / iPad 2
    Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
    Languages: English

    Download on the App Store

    Download from the App Store

    Piano Diary

    Song Beats

    Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)
    Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
    Languages: English
    Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
    **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

    Download from the App Store

    Download on the App Store

    Visual Performer

    Song Chords

    Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)
    Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later
    Languages: English and Japanese
    Supported instruments: **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

    Download on the App Store

    Download from the App Store

Option — Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is a home-style piano which includes cabinet stand and 3-pedal. Also includes bench provided by Yamaha.

ColorYamaha Arius YDP162B(Black), Yamaha Arius YDP162R(Rosewood), Yamaha Arius YDP162PE(Polish ebony).

Warranty — Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series provides 3 year parts & labor warranty.



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Dimensions Width 1,357mm
Height 845mm
Depth 422m
Weight Weight 42kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GH(Graded Hammer) keyboard with Synthetic ivory 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
Duo Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Tuning Yes

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Supply AC power adaptor : PA-300 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 13W (when using the PA-300)
Auto Power Off Yes


Included Accessories Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide