Naturally, all ARIUS models have an authentic grand piano sound, they also feature various other built-in instrument sounds, with a total of 10 Voices – including electric piano, organ, vibraphone, and strings. All ARIUS models also have 353 built-in songs, including 50 famous classical songs, and 303 comprehensive practice exercises from famous composers, 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.
The YDP 145 employs new technology that optimally corrects the sound balance 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 a 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.
With an 88-key piano action, the GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from a naturally heavy feel in the lower keys to a lighter touch in the upper octaves. Moreover, there’s a half-damper feature that authentically replicates the damper action of 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. All ARIUS models elaborately reproduce 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-145 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 akin to that of an acoustic piano.
While based primarily on straight lines, the YDP-145 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 to find the one that suits your interior and personal taste.