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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240 Review

By Keith / September 19, 2017
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Build Quality

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    Number of Keys: 88
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    Weighted Scaled Hammer Action: Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action
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    Polyphony: 64
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    Accessories Included: Stand, Pedals, and Bench

We Like

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    The sound quality is phenomenal.
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    ​​​Speakers use two 20 watt amplifiers
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    Sounds exactly like a real piano.
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    Over 500 piano voices available

We Don't Like

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    Pricey
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    The stand could be of a little higher construction quality
Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240

The Yamaha YDP-V240 is a high end digital piano (but an entry level console digital piano) featuring top of the line sound quality, accessories and feel.  Note that Arius is Yamaha’s second highest series of digital pianos behind the Clavinova Series.  This piano comes with a beautiful and sturdy stand and a bench, both of which have a dark rosewood finish.  The assembled stand and digital piano are heavy, well over 100 lbs.  This is indicative of the construction quality.

The YDP-V240 features Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action keys.  The GHS is exceptional technology and this piano is one of the best feeling digital pianos we’ve seen.  The keys are very quiet when depressed, opposite of what is typically the case with digital pianos.  The touch sensitivity is near perfect.  Yamaha’s GHS requires a heavier touch on the lower notes and a lighter touch on the higher notes, just as it is on an acoustic piano.

The sound quality is phenomenal.  The speakers makes use of two 20 watt amplifiers, which is quite more than most digital piano models. The piano voice sounds exactly like a real piano.  There are over 500 other voices and each one of them seems to match the piano voice sound quality.

Pros

  • The sound quality is phenomenal.  The speakers makes use of two 20 watt amplifiers, which is quite more than most digital piano models. The piano voice sounds exactly like a real piano.
  • There are over 500 other voices and each one of them seems to match the piano voice sound quality.

Cons

  • The price tag is huge.  This digital piano is pushing the cost of an upright piano.  However, as a console digital piano, this model can actually replace an acoustic.
  • The stand could be of a little higher construction quality.  It’s solid enough for most people, but might be an issue for heavier people.
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