Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series Review & Best Price


Regardless of price, the single most recommendable item from the Yamaha Arius Series is the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has neat design, heavy dynamic touch, and superb speaker power.
This compact digital piano is the most stylish digital piano.
Yamaha YDP S52 is a slim modern style digital piano built to fit homes, schools, and compact spaces.

We believe that bestselling digital piano when it comes to play-ability is also the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Reason being, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series does not go above the average price and has sufficient function and technology compared to other digital pianos within the price range.
This cutting edge technology brings in so much values and benefits per dollar.
Yamaha is known for the state-of-art technology and this is a popular reputation among pianists.

As a shopper, we all know 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 incredibly good price.
Yamaha Arius YDP S52 is the most efficient Piano per dollar value when measured on all the pros and cons by value ratio.
This is the perfect fit for most of the pianists, professionals, and hobbyists.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is highly recommendable within the price range.

Sound lovers, touch lovers, and even acoustic lovers recognize the excellence of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series and make purchase.
Honestly, we believe this is the epitome of a Signature Yamaha digital piano.

Most people look for price range of 1000-1500 at online and offline store.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is at $1349.
Home-style digital pianos like this include 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 YDP S52 Arius Series comes with great value and benefits.
Thinking of buying a home-style digital piano? Then consider Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is will satisfy your musical needs.



Sound —  Yamaha developers put in greatest amount of effort into the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series, making the Yamaha Arius YDP S52 a digital piano that sound mostly similar to an acoustic piano.
Also, people who experience Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series will comment that it is very similar to an acoustic piano.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is sampled from Pure CF Sound Engine.
Pure CF Sound Engine provides cleaner sound of Yamaha acoustic piano and this will give you sufficient lower pitch sound than other digital pianos.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is well balanced as sound moves from low to high pitch.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has high powered speakers that can greatly express that. You will feel that from recital as you play because the speaker power of Yamaha YDP S52 is 20X20=40Watts that can play clear sound sufficiently.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series’ 192 Polyphony makes your performance comfortable and greater.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 piano sounds and 7 various instrument sounds: total of 10 different voices.
As a home-style digital piano, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has sufficient enough voices. These voices of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series are the popular sound of piano, organ, string, vibratone, and E-piano.
Made to emulate the sound of acoustic Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha Arius YDP S52 Arius Series is well recommended for use of home education as well as for detailed performance.

Touch —- Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has the Synthetic Ivory Grade Hammer (GH) Keyboard.
Similar to a grand piano, the unique GH action system makes the keys of lower notes heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as the note increases.
Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Yamaha YDP S52 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 YDP S52 Arius Series will have dynamic keyboard feel that other inexpensive digital piano won’t provide you.
You will even be able to change the touch sensitivity of the keyboard from: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed.



Function — Similar to the other Yamaha YDP Arius Series, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series can be connected to computer USB HOST, you can add different functions additionally, and connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iPad and iPhones to connect to Yamaha APPs and other APPs for more functions and convenience. We will go into details regarding apps below.

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  2. Reverb effects| Reverb effects that reproduce the natural reverberation heard in concert halls and other performance venues. Enjoy the ambience of concert hall recitals, live gigs in jazz clubs, and more, all in the comfort of your own home.
    [Recital hall] Clear reverberation, as heard in a medium-size hall used for piano recitals.
    [Concert hall] Bright, the gorgeous reverb sound, as heard in a large concert hall for orchestral performances.
    [Chamber] Suitable for playing chamber music.The intimate reverb sound in a spacious room, such as for classical music recitals.
    [Club] The vivid reverb sound in a live music venue or jazz club.
  3. 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
  4. Transpose| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  5. 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
  6. Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)| The YDP-S52 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level. This will allow freedom of tonal range changes for the player’s own preference.

  7. Smartphone and Smartpad connection| You can connect Yamaha YDP S52 smartphone such as an iPhone and smartpads such as an iPad to increase your performance options and enjoyment.
    -Here are some APPs you can use with your Yamaha YDP S52

    • Digital Piano Controller

      Piano Diary Icon

      Compatible Instruments: P-115B/WH *For connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a compatible Yamaha digital instrument, please refer to “iPhone/iPad Connection Manual” for details. *For the latest compatibility information, please access the App Store Learn more

      Works with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

      Requirements: iOS 8.1 or later

      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download from the App Store

      Download from the App Store.

    • My Music Recorder


      Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
      iPod touch (4th/5th Generation)
      iPad2 (2nd generation)
      iPad (3rd/4th generation)
      iPad mini
      Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
      Languages: English
      Supported instruments: Connection requires Yamaha i-UX1 interface. If using an Apple Lightning-equipped device (iPod touch, 5th generation; iPad, 4th generation or iPad mini) you can use the i-UX1 with Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter.
      **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

      Download on the App Store

      Download from the App Store

    • Note Star

      NoteStar Icon

      We recognized a void in the way sheet music had evolved. The evolution of mobile devices had quickly outgrown organic uses of sheet music, and the advancements of this technology clearly offered more possibilities than any music publisher had delivered. It is out of this environment that the idea for NoteStar was born. Here we had the opportunity to take advantage of the iPad’s dynamic display, touch response, and audio integration, and offer a sheet music experience that moved beyond simple page display.

      Works with: iPad / iPad 2

      Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

      Languages: English

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store.

    • Visual Performer

      Song Beats

      Visual Performer is a new type of application for graphically visualizing your musical performance from any MIDI device. A variety of built-in animations respond to the pitch and velocity from your instrument. It’s a great way to add cool imagery to your performances!

      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

      Download on the App Store

      Download on 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

  8. Other functions include Recording, Metronome, Touch-Sensitive, USB-TO-HOST and etc. You can use USB to connect to various APPs to increase fascination in various musics.

Option — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is a home-style piano which includes cabinet stand and 3-pedal.

ColorYamaha Arius YDP S52B(Black Walnut), Yamaha Arius YDP S52WH(White).

Warranty — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series provides 3 year parts & labor warranty.



****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-s52/?mode=model


Dimensions Width 1353 mm
Height 792mm (Key cover open 976mm)
Depth 309 mm (Key cover open 317 mm) *With snti-fall brackets attached: 404 mm
Weight Weight 37.8 kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded hammer (GH) 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 Folding
Music Rest Yes


Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology PureCF Sound Engine
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10


Types Reverb Yes (four types)
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes


Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (format 0, format 1)
Recording SMF (format 0)


Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0,0 to +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song: One song approx. 100 KB, Loading song data from a computer: Up to 10 Songs)
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack x 2

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Auto Power Off Yes
Power Consumption 14 W (When using PA-300C AC adapter)


Included Accessories Song Book 50 Greats for Piano (Music Book)
AC Adaptor PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha